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    Small Basic - Box2D Physics Extension

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    The LitDev extension includes the LDPhysics object. This is an interface to the excellent Box2D engine originally written by Erin Catto. Box2D is an open source library that is used in professional games like Angry Birds and many others . The Box2D...
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    The Small Basic category on TechNet Gallery

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    The Small Basic category/tag on TechNet Gallery is growing! You can see the items that have the most downloads here: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/site/search?f%5B0%5D.Type=Tag&f%5B0%5D.Value=Small%20Basic&f%5B0%5D.Text=Small%20Basic&sortBy...
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    Small Basic Gurus: Your community needs heroes like you!

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    A little tongue-in-cheek, but here it goes... TechNet Gurus... we salute you! You're awesome, and we know it! Your knowledge uploads and nifty info nuggets are our life blood at TechNet Wiki. Every awesome article that gets an award is just...
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    Small Basic Challenges of the Month - June 2014

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    These monthly challenges come from our Small Basic Community Council member, litdev . These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic...
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    Conditon in Small Basic

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    Introduction Today, I'd like to write about condition in Small Basic. I hope this information make you understand Small Basic deeply. What is Conditon? In Small Basic, there are two pattern to use conditon as follows. If condition Then ...
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    Small Basic - Dudeson's Smoke

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    Thinking back over some of the most innovative Small Basic contributors of the past brings to mind Dudeson. He came up with this very simple, but incredibly effective code for modelling smoke. Here is a link to his first forum post for his Smoke...
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    History of Microsoft Small Basic - Featured Article

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    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...
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    How do you get an image for your program?

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    To create your program, you sometimes need appropriate images for example game characters. You may find copyright free image from internet. But you can create images with some tools. Today, I'd like to introduce these tools for creating images. ...
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    Small Basic - Database Extension

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    Over the years a few people have written simple databases in Small Basic saving data in a text file, then performing sorts or other operations on Small Basic arrays of data. There were a few recent questions on databases and sorting arrays as well...
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    Small Basic Guru Awards!! (April 2014)

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    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...
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    Calendar Program originally written in 1986 for F-BASIC and 8-bit micro computer FM-7

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    On Monday, Nonki posted What is your first Small Basic program? Based on this Small Basic forum post by Zock77 in February: post your First SB program! So I check out this Nonki's first Small Basic program is FMQ297 . He rewrote this calendar...
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    SideScroller - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Last month's challenges had vertical scrollers and so this month I suggested a platform type game. Here is the challenge: Game Challenge We have had the vertical scrolling game last month, so now it's the platform game. The challenge is to...
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    What is your first Small Basic program?

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    Following article in Small Basic Forum was written by Zock77 in this February. post your First SB program! I also would like to know your first program. Write about your first Small Basic program into the article above! Following first programs...
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    Why Johnny Can't Code

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    Going back to the very first Small Basic blog post written in 2006 by the author of Small Basic, Vijaye Raji. It was called Hello World and outlined what Small Basic was all about. Vijaye says that he was inspired by an article he read called Why Johnny...
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    How Long should I use Small Basic before taking on a Big language?

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    There’s always something to think about in the world of Small Basic and one topic likely to emerge is ‘How Long should I use Small Basic before taking on a Big language?’ It’s a subjective topic and certainly depends on the...
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    Small Basic Fonts (featured article)

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    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...
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    Small Basic Videos

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    Today, I'd like to introduce my favourite videos about Small Basic. Have fun! 1. Developer Videos Expert to Expert: The Basics of SmallBasic Intro to "Small Basic" with Vijaye Raji 2. Demo Videos Small Basic Mini Paint Small...
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    Small Basic - Pulse Position Modulation Extension

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    First a bit of background... Zock77, a frequent Forum contributor and game maker posted a question that got me interested. http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fdc0e238-247c-449b-a72a-05aa438ecf62/sound-outputs-and-such-with-smallbasic...
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    Small Basic - Array Basics (featured Wiki article)

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    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...
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    Small Basic Featured Program - AutoUpdater version 2.0 released

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    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...
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    Small Basic Mayday! A Small Basic Guru is urgently required, for love and glory from all the community!

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    Mayday! Mayday! A distress signal is being sent out to all past, present and future Gurus! We need more of your awesomeness! The TechNet Guru Competitions have become BIG news within Microsoft circles, drawing in more and more departments. Over...
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    Vertical Scrolling Games

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    In Challenge of the Month – April 2014 , we’ve got 5 vertical scrolling games as game challenge entries. The challenge was as follows. Game Challenge Write a vertical scrolling game with obstacles that appear from above and move...
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    Is Small Basic the FIRST SOCIAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE + IDE?

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    So this blog post is combination of a question and information. We'll start with the information. Social is one of the four Tenets of Small Basic (Simple, Fun, Social, and Gradual). First... How is Small Basic social? UI: Share Your...
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    Small Basic Types

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    There are a bunch of SmallBasic enthusiasts lined up for blogging here, so you can expect more regular blog posts on all sorts of varied SmallBasic related stuff. So here's some thoughts on the Small Basic variables... Small Basic has only one...
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    Small Basic Challenge of the Month - May 2014

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    Another month of challenges from LitDev! Share your results in our forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/0fa31cf0-1957-469c-b878-7ca6728ff1b2/challenge-of-the-month-may-2014?forum=smallbasic These challenges are intended for...
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