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  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - March 2015

    We had a great month of Small Basic Guru articles for March! Here are our winners... Small Basic Technical Guru - March 2015 Philip Munts Small Basic and the Raspberry Pi Michiel Van Hoorn : "Wonderful idea and good write up. Would be cool so...
  • Blog Post: Event Basics - Small Basic Featured Article

    Today we're going to look at an incredibly helpful TechNet Wiki article from litdev : Small Basic: Event Basics LitDev takes us through a very thorough look at Events in Small Basic. The article is made up of four sections: What is an Event How Events Work Using a Game Loop ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic is Fun - The Flickr Object

    With Small Basic 1.1, the Flickr object is fully functional. So I added this as a bullet to The Unique Features of the Small Basic Language . Flickr Object In Small Basic 1.1, you can simply call an image from a Flickr search or randomly sort through some images...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - Feburary, 2015

    Nonki defeated me! =^) Small Basic Technical Guru - February 2015 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Key Input Michiel Van Hoorn : "Great improvement." RZ : "Very nice explanation and examples of key input handling" Ed Price ...
  • Blog Post: TNWikiSummit15 Presentation: Small Basic and TechNet

    International TechNet Wiki Summit 2015 was held on March 17 to 19, 2015 (GMT). Ed Price talked about "Small Basic Basics" on DAY 1. And I talked about "Small Basic and TechNet" on DAY 2. Today, I will brief about my session "Small Basic and TechNet". Small Basic and TechNet Small Basic...
  • Blog Post: TNWikiSummit15 Presentation: Small Basic Basics

    Let's take a look at the Small Basic talk I gave this week at the International TechNet Wiki Summit 2015. Here's a write up... I started with the very beginning (which is a very good place to start)... Hello World (Small Basic Blog) Vijaye learned on BASIC. (My first programming language...
  • Blog Post: TNWiki Summit 2015 - Small Basic and TechNet

    The International TechNet Wiki Summit 2015 will be held on March 17 to 19 online. In this summit, I will talk about "Small Basic and TechNet" on DAY 2 (March 18 - GMT). Small Basic and TechNet DAY 2 - at 7:00 PM on March 18, 2015 (GMT) Speaker: Nonki Takahashi Agenda: Small Basic...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Unique Features of Microsoft Small Basic

    Over on this Wiki page: The Unique Features of the Small Basic Language I added two new Unique Features: Simple Error Line Coordination When you get syntax errors (during Compile), just click the error message to hop up to that line and spot in the code! Fun Turtle Graphics...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards! (December 2014)

    All the votes are in! And below are the results for the Small Basic category of the TechNet Guru Awards, December 2014 !!!! The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Small Basic Technical Guru - December...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - How to Create For Loops. How to Create For Loops. How to Create For Loops.

    Sometimes you just have to go with the basics! Check out this article here: Small Basic: How to Create For Loops It's short. It's simple. It's straightforward. And hopefully it helps people who are learning! Give it a try and see how clear it is! - Ninja Ed
  • Blog Post: The Small Basic Guru Articles submitted for December 2014

    I just want to hop in and show off some of the great Small Basic articles for TechNet Wiki we had this month... Small Basic: Revision Control by Nonki Takahashi How to add background music to a Small Basic game by Pappa Lapub Small Basic: Instructions to Graduate and Debug with Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Featured Article: The Small Basic Environment (IDE)

    Today, I want to highlight an excellent article that starts at the very beginning (a very good place to start). It comes to us from our master Small Basic Wiki author, Nonki Takahashi . You can check out the full article here: The Small Basic Environment (IDE) What is IDE IDE is an abbreviation...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Winners! - September 2014

    We have some winners! A thank you goes out to Philip and Nonki! Small Basic Technical Guru - September 2014 Philip Munts Small Basic: For Windows 8.1 Tablet Michiel Van Hoorn : "Great article for those (1) want to make apps for tablet form factors...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Rotate Triangle and Line

    Once I wrote an article about how to rotate Shapes not from the center on TechNet Wiki. And that article was featured on this blog . That article was for Rectangle and Ellipse. Today I will introduce about rotation for Triangle and Line. Rotation Center Rectangle and Ellipse are rotated from...
  • Blog Post: Calling all Small Basic Gurus! Now is your time! Step up and be counted!

    Dear clever clogs and smarty pants! We need YOU to lighten up our dark evenings and warm our hearts with your TechNet Wiki articles! Yes, it's THAT time of the month again, submissions time! September has seen a huge amount of amazing content from our community, providing plenty of fresh and...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Difference between Local and Remote - Featured Article

    After publishing your program to Small Basic listing server, you may find problems in your program running in your browser with Silverlight. A TechNet Wiki article "Small Basic: Difference between Local and Remote" shows the difference of behavior when the Small Basic running under desktop and under...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Did you Know? - Featured Article

    Today we'll take a look at a fantastic TechNet Wiki article from Nonki Takahashi : Small Basic: Did You Know? This is a fun one... You can make the Intellisense Window translucent by holding down the Control key. Useful to see the text underneath. This is one of my favorites...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues - Do we have them all?

    Hi! We're looking through the Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues: Known Issues about Microsoft Small Basic v1.0 Please let us know if we missed any (you can add them directly, comment here, or comment on the Wiki page). And also, please help us add in more descriptions so that we can know clearly...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Awards - July 2014 WINNERS!!!

    Nonki and I were the only contributors this month, but a special thanks go out to Nonki for really knocking it out of the park with a lot of fantastic articles! Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2014 Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic Survival Guide ...
  • Blog Post: Become the August Small Basic Guru - Festival of the Awesome Small Basic

    It's here at last! The August round of the TechNet Technical Guru Competition! The quality and quantity of entries has been beyond our wildest expectations lately, with epic posts and useful snippets BURSTING out of the seams of TechNet Wiki. So please come forth once again, oh mighty techie...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Comments

    This is an excerpt from this great TechNet Wiki article: Small Basic: Programming Tips by litdev Comments A comment in Small Basic starts with an apostrophe ' and is highlighted in green. Anything after it is ignored to the end of the line. 'Calculate distance between objects distance...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - How to read error messages

    Today's blog post comes from a section of the longer TechNet Wiki article: Small Basic: How to Debug by Nonki Takahashi Meaning of Error Messages There are two types of error messages given by Small Basic. One is compile errors. Another one is runtime errors. These messages help your development...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Survival Guide - Got anything to add?

    I'm creating this survival guide: Small Basic Survival Guide A Survival Guide is a list of resource links that you can go to in addition to the existing TechNet Wiki articles. To see all of the TechNet Wiki articles, see Wiki: Small Basic Portal . Please add links to helpful additional Small...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru - June Winners: LitDev, Jibba Jabba, & Nonki Takahashi!!!

    Congrats to LitDev, Jibba Jabba, and Nonki! Great articles this month! Small Basic Technical Guru - June 2014 litdev Small Basic: Sprite Arrays Ed Price : "An important topic that's well described with fantastic examples! Great article!" Michiel...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Promoted in Portuguese!

    It's fantastic to see Small Basic enjoyed by the Portuguese community, so we're going to highlight two blog posts... Sexta-Feira - Atualização Internacional da Comunidade - Artigos sobre Small Basic From back in May, Hezequias highlighted some great Small Basic articles from...
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