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  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Timer - Featured Article

    Our Small Basic Guru Gold Medal Winner from July was... Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2015 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Timer Michiel Van Hoorn : "Great article on how to control "time" in your Small Basic projects" RZ : "Timer is not an easy...
  • Blog Post: Become the August 2015 Small Basic Guru!!! Here's how!

    Just add your TechNet Wiki article to this list: TechNet Guru Contributions - August 2015 One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community as a whole. This includes a dedicated blog post in the Wiki Ninjas blog, a...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic includes Exponential Notation!!!

    Here's a little-known factoid. This is great for those of you who are power users for Small Basic and using some "big math" in your programs! You can find the latest version of this article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic : Scientific Notation Let's get started! Scientific notation...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards: July 2015 Winners - Nonki's Timer wins big time!!!

    Nonki and I battled it out in July on our TechNet Wiki articles (submitted in the TechNet Guru contest), and he beat both of my samples! It's quite a good overview of the Timer object with some fantastic examples and resources! Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2015 ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Awards - June 2015 Winners!!!

    You can find all the TechNet Guru Awards here: The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (June 2015) Let's look at the Small Basic contributions! Small Basic Technical Guru - June 2015 CodingCat Find - Small Basic's Search Feature and its Importance to...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - All about the Turtle!

    Enter the Turtle! I love this new Wiki article from Nonki: Small Basic: Turtle Not only does it have code... Turtle . Show ( ) And an image... And a LOT of information about the Turtle object! What really makes it great, is that you'll find these different sections in it...
  • Blog Post: The Hex Colors in Small Basic

    This is a featured TechNet Wiki article from Nonki: Small Basic Getting Started Guide: Appendix B: Colors You can set colors in Small Basic 3 ways: Using pre-defined color names (e.g. GraphicsWindow.BrushColor = "Red" ) Using a Hex value code (e.g. GraphicsWindows.BrushColor = "#FF0000...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - May 2015 Winners!

    All the votes are in! And below are the results for the Small Basic Guru Awards, May 2015 !!!! See all the TechNet Guru Awards Winners: The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (May 2015) Small Basic Technical Guru - May 2015 Ezra94 Small...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - How to Remove Goto Statements

    You can argue, why have them in the first place? Well, maybe it's someone else's code, or you were learning with Goto statements, and you want to stop using them now. Or maybe it wasn't too bad, but your program got huge and it's time to get away from spaghetti code. Whatever the reason, you...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - April 2015

    Looks like I was the lone champion for the Small Basic Guru Awards in April: Small Basic Technical Guru - April 2015 Ed Price - MSFT Programming Games with Small Basic: Chapter 6: Tic Tac Toe Program Michiel Van Hoorn : "This is probably one of...
  • Blog Post: Optimizing - Small Basic Featured Thread

    Today, I'd like to introduce a Small Basic forum thread about Optimizing written by Ezra94 . The following excerpt piqued my interest . . . . INTERVIEWER: How do you decide on the trade-offs between speed and performance? GATES: Sometimes it’s a trade-off between adding features...
  • Blog Post: RESPONSE REQUEST: Small Basic Gurus Please Connect with Internet of Thinkers (aka TNWiki)

    May the Thoughts be with you! Well, a small (and basic) nod there to Star Wars day, and we turn our thoughts to more the serious matter of ingesting the more valuable brain telemetry from and to our very own Internet of Thinkers! Connect to the real network, the world wide workers! Cut...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Small Basic Quick Review

    Today I will write a quick review about Kinect for Small Basic. At first, I bought Xbox One Kinect Sensor and Kinect Adapter for Windows from Microsoft Store online. And I installed software for them along with instruction in a blog post "Kinect to Small Basic" in the CODING4FUN blog. I shared...
  • 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...
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