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    Small Basic - Hammer and Nails

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    One of the great things about Small Basic is that you have to be imaginative to solve problems, since there is such a small set of commands. This makes it fun to use even when you have quite good programming skills - it is still a challenge to get it...
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    Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners! - May, 2014

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    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...
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    Tap into Small Basic Forum

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    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...
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    Small Basic - About Monthly Challenges

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    This is a few thoughts from writing Small Basic forum monthly challenges for 3 years. Initially they started as weekly challenges, here is the first , which was in response to a discussion topic posted by Kirkkaf. However, the weekly setup was just...
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    Small Basic Getting Started Guide - Featured Article

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    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...
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    WhTurner33's Small Basic Hourglass - Featured Program

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    In our June Community Challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bda60a7e-e9f5-4be3-bcac-e81d160b1fc7/challenge-of-the-month-june-2014?forum=smallbasic This was one of our challenges: Solution for Community Suggestions (by...
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    SBJump - Small Basic Featured Program

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    A platform game SBJump has been produced by Coding Cat through Challenge of the Month - May 2014. Coding Cat said "Lots of time spent polishing the look and feel of the game, and organizing the code so it is as easy to follow as possible". Updated...
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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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