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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: LitDev's "Dynamic Graphics for Game Programming" - Small Basic Featured Article

    This article from litdev is an introduction to graphical game programming using Small Basic. It includes the basics of program design, movement, user interaction with keys and mouse, collision detection and introduces some more advanced ideas at the end. You can read the full article here: Small...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners! - May, 2014

    The Small Basic Guru Awards celebrate the Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention...
  • Blog Post: Tap into Small Basic Forum

    When you are learning Small Basic programming, you may stack on your debugging. I recommend to utilize lots of resources about Small Basic as following steps. Search in TechNet Wiki. Small Basic Portal may help you. Search in Small Basic Forum. Ask question in Small Basic Forum. To...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Getting Started Guide - Featured Article

    New to Small Basic? Check out this Wiki article: Small Basic Getting Started Guide Get up-to-speed quickly and learn the basics of how to program using Small Basic by using the Getting Started Guide. Use the Getting Started Guide online: 01. Introduction | 02. First Program...
  • Blog Post: History of Microsoft Small Basic - Featured Article

    Congratulations to Nonki Takahashi for winning the Small Basic Technical Guru Gold Medal for April! Nonki's cartoony self-portrait was made from a Paint-like program that he wrote himself, from Small Basic: Here is his winning article: History of Microsoft Small Basic This is an interesting...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards!! (April 2014)

    Congratulations to Nonki, Nonki, and Nonki! =^) I tried to stop the triple threat! I'll try again for May! Thanks again to Nonki for some fantastic contributions! Post your MAY contributions here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24252.technet-guru-contributions...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Fonts (featured article)

    This article explains fonts for the GraphicsWindow object in Microsoft Small Basic: Small Basic: Font This article was written by Nonki Takahashi . What is a Font? A Font is a designed character set. In Windows, many programs have the ability to change fonts. Many fonts are installed...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Array Basics (featured Wiki article)

    Check out this article from litdev : Small Basic: Array Basics What is an Array? Any array is a variable that stores a collection of things. Usually the things stored are of the same type, perhaps a list of people's names, or the position of some sprites in a game. An array has an index...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Program - AutoUpdater version 2.0 released

    September last year, Timo Söchtig released a small snippet which contained an automatic update function for Small Basic. See Small Basic: AutoUpdater Code Snippet . This snippet will check if a newer version of your program is available for download. And if there is a new version, it will...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards!! (March 2014)

    All the awards go to Nonki this month! Small Basic Technical Guru - March 2014 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Centering Text in Graphics Window RZ : "Clearly written explanation with nice graphics to go with it." Ed Price : "I love having the three...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Reference Documentation - 21 ARTICLES!!!

    So this is actually more like a TOC of many articles: Small Basic: Reference Documentation Or you can click a Class or Object below to learn more about it! Welcome to the Small Basic Reference Documentation! Click an object to get started... Array Clock Controls Desktop...
  • Blog Post: A Brief History of BASIC

    The BASIC language was developed in the early 1960's at Dartmouth College as a device for teaching programming to “ordinary” people. There is a reason it’s called BASIC: B (Beginner's) A (All-Purpose) S (Symbolic) I (Instruction) C (Code) When time-sharing systems were introduced...
  • Blog Post: How do you program "Hello World" in Small Basic?

    Like this... TextWindow . WriteLine ( "Hello World" ) TextWindow is an Object WriteLine is a Method, the brackets show that this method needs some data to work with - in this case, what to write. "Hello World" is what we want the write and it is put in double quotes - and is called...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - Grammar Basics

    LitDev and Nonki have been helping us build a strong library of Small Basic content on TechNet Wiki. Please check out this article from litdev : Small Basic: Grammar Basics This article describes the main language elements or 'grammar' used by the Small Basic language and gives some suggestions...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - February 2014

    Congratulations to Nonki and Joe for their February contributions! These are the Small Basic results for the TechNet Guru Awards, February 201 4 !!!! You can find all the awards here: TechNet Guru Awards - February 2013 Here are our Small Basic award winners... Small Basic...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Portal - Featured TechNet Wiki article

    Wiki: Small Basic Portal This article is a portal that categorically lists all the Small Basic articles that are on TechNet Wiki. Please add more Wiki articles about Small Basic here: Wiki: Small Basic Portal Before we unravel this article, did you know that Small Basic is the perfect tool...
  • Blog Post: LitDev's "Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics" - Featured Article!

    Check out LitDev's November gold medal winner for the Small Basic Guru contest: Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics This is also LitDev's first gold medal! So congrats go to LitDev! Here is an excerpt section from the article... =============== Advanced Collisions To get sprites...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic November 2013 Guru Winners!

    The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from...
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