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    Small Basic Program Gallery

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    9/3/13 UPDATE : Added Eora Duck Hunt. On 6/29: Added SBCraft. On 6/12: Added String Searcher. On 5/22: Added Abacus Beads, Chomper, Go Simulator, Minesweeper, Piano, and Shapes Editor. On 3/9: Added Basketball, Catch Game, Graph, LED Display, Metronome...
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    Hello World

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    Welcome to Small Basic Blogs! After being in part-time development for nearly a year, Small Basic is finally out, and I'm excited to see where this will go from here! History It all happened in August of last year when someone sent me a pointer...
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    Small Basic 1.0 is here!

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    After more than two years of pre-release versions of Small Basic, we are finally releasing the 1.0 version. Although we know that there a number of features we still haven’t implemented, we feel that Small Basic now has a solid set of the core features...
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    Small Basic - Elementary & Middle Student Testimonials

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    Last Updated: 10/21/13 - Anne's son . 8/25/13: Added Lisa M's daughter, Amber. On 6/20/13: Added 8Bit Pony . On 6/10: Added Michelle P's son, Heather H's son, and Jalynn P's kid. On 5/27: Added Leslie E's son , Eddie D's daughter and Linda B's son . On...
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    Small Basic Extensions Gallery

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    UPDATED 6/13/13 : Added Timo So's MoreOptions Extension. On 5/31/13: Added NaochanOn's Barcode Extension. ============================ The impossible goal is that this list will eventually contain every quality extension made for Small Basic...
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    Small Basic Program Gallery - Listed By Category

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    9/3/13 UPDATE : Added Eora Duck Hunt. On 8/31: Starfield Simulator 2 (Graphical). On 7/8: Walking Man (Graphical). On 6/29: Added SBCraft (Games). On 6/12: Added String Searcher. On 5/26: Added Basketball Science, Darts (Games), and Collision Physics...
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    Small Basic TeamChallenge - Tower Defense Game

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    Small Basic community member Timo Sö had a winning idea: to start a TeamChallenge competition. The challenge was to create a "Tower Defense Game" in one week. They developed their games from 12/3/2010 to 12/10/2010. Here is Timo's first Forum thread...
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    Small Basic - April Challenges! (no fooling)

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    A brand new set of challenges from 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 SmallBasic. Some will be easy, some will be hard - but...
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    Small Basic V0.9 is here!

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    Marking the 300k download milestone, comes the 9th installment of Small Basic, the fastest and the best yet!  This version of Small Basic packs a ton of bug fixes, performance improvements and some of the most requested features.  Download the...
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    Extending Small Basic

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    The Small Basic compiler is designed to allow external libraries to be plugged in that enable it to be extended in interesting ways. These libraries can be built using any .Net based language and compiled to a .Net assembly. There are a few rules that...
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    Microsoft Small Basic v0.3 is here

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    The next iteration in Microsoft Small Basic's pre-release cycle is here. Once again, we've taken feedback from the community and are giving you what you asked for. So, don't forget to request your favorite feature in our forums ( http://social.msdn.microsoft...
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    6 Lessons to learn Small Basic and graduate to Visual Basic!

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    Learn how to use Small Basic and to graduate to Visual Basic... in 6 steps! Lesson 1: Getting Started with Small Basic Lesson 1.1: Introduction to Small Basic - Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 30 minutes Lesson 1.2: Statements...
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    Text to Binary Converter - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Ha! I saw an episode of "Big Bang Theory" where they were arguing over the binary translation of English (how many zeros and ones there should be). Amir had made a Decimal to Binary converter that I featured , and I mentioned that a text to binary...
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    Small Basic E-Books

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    Learn more about Small Basic and find detailed samples by reading sample chapters from one of three e-books that we are providing to you at no cost. If you like using the e-book format, we have links on each page to where you can purchase the complete...
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    Christmas Trees - Small Basic Featured Programs

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    As part of LitDev's December Challenges , Nonki suggested this Christmas Tree challenge: "Draw a Christmas tree - how about with flashing lights." First here's NaochanON 's version: Watch the program here . Just when you think nothing's...
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    What are the 14 Keywords of Small Basic?

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    In the Small Basic FAQ , it mentions there are 14 keywords: What are the unique features of the Small Basic language? Size The Small Basic language consists of just 14 keywords. ========== Of the 14 keywords, we'll cover 16 of them in...
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    Small Basic Programs in 25 lines

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    Note: All the programs listed below can be downloaded directly into Small Basic.  Just import the programs using their published Id. What started as a fun challenge in our Small Basic Forums , quickly turned into a repository of very interesting...
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    Small Basic Tutorials

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    If you are looking for a self-paced learning or teaching Small Basic tutorial, check out http://computerscienceforkids.com .  Phil Conrod has a passion for writing tutorials and books aimed at beginner programmers and he’s done an excellent job of...
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    3D RayCaster Maze - Featured Small Basic Game

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    Check out this fantastic 3D real-time game (that runs online)... 3D Color RayCaster Maze - by Old Basic Coder From the creator, Old Basic Coder... I made a "3D Maze" type program as an exercise. Had not programmed anything for about 25...
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    Drawing Butterflies and Hearts... USING ONLY CODE - Small Basic Featured Programs

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    UPDATES : Added Nonki's heart as Heart #3 on 2/13. Added Nonki's butterfly as Butterfly #3 on 2/11. =========================== Check out our February Small Basic Coding Challenges from LitDev! Community challenges are from Math Man and Amir CPS...
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    Tetris - Sample of the Week

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    Sample of this week is Small Basic Tetris, ported by Kenneth Kasajian . In all, the program is just about 530 lines long, and is listed after the screenshot. GraphicsWindow.KeyDown = HandleKey GraphicsWindow.BackgroundColor = GraphicsWindow...
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    Snake in Small Basic

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    This week's featured sample is the arcade classic Snake! And it comes from PlayDeez , who has also written other interesting Small Basic games (check out the Small Basic forums for more such hotness.) Here's the screenshot, followed by the source listing...
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    Got ideas for the Small Basic blog?

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    Assuming you use Small Basic, of course. =^) We'll interview key community folks, we'll discuss Small Basic education, feature some programs, and enjoy some community conversations. What are your ideas? - Tall Basic Ed
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    How to debug Small Basic programs

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    Today's guest blogger is Nonki Takahashi : About Nonki in his own words: I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a collage student. At 2010, I started to program...
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    Small Basic Curriculum

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    Learn all about Small Basic by using the curriculum. With the curriculum, you can lean Small Basic with separate lessons - just like you would in a classroom. You can download the curriculum, which includes PowerPoint decks to teach from. As a teacher...
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