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    API Reference

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    The Small Basic API reference is now available at: http://doc.smallbasic.com/ . With v0.5, you can view the API reference in your choice of English, Spanish or French.
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    Small Basic Tutorial: A Simple Savings Calculator For Kids

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    Today, we have a special guest blogger, Philip Conrod ! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. You can find their books and other materials at the Computer Science For...
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    "Introducing Small Basic" manual available in German

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    Download from: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/2/1/921D10C7-75C0-4395-93AF-49A830F4780E/Small Basic Einfuehrung.pdf
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    Block Smasher - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Today's post is a combination of a guest blog and a featured program! It comes from Behnam Azizi . In Behnam's words... ============================ Here is the new version of my old game I used to call "Breaker". Since It had the same name as my...
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    Silly Story Writer - Featured Small Basic Program

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    I'm not sure if this is a game or a program... Silly Story Writer - KKK028 You have to run it locally, but it's hilarious. This comes from Talgon96 . In Talgon's words, "It's not graphically pleasing but it will make you laugh." Indeed...
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    Small Basic Guru - How to Make a Turtle Maze Game

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    Nonki Takahashi is our Small Basic TechNet Guru for June! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for June 2013 . About Nonki : I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a college...
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    Featured Article - Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using C#

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    Liam McSherry won our TechNet Wiki contest ! Here is a sample of the winning article... Introduction Microsoft Small Basic, while a good language for a beginner, is rather limited once you really get into programming. If you feel you're rather...
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    LED Display - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Today's featured program is the LED Display from Amir CPS . Thanks to LitDev for nominating the program here . The Forum thread that explains this program (and gives you the code): http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbasic/thread...
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    Small Basic Code Block Generator: How to format a Code Block

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    Today's guest blogger is Nonki Takahashi . You can find the latest version of this article here on TechNet Wiki . This article is especially for the Small Basic article writer on TechNet Wiki. It explains the Code Block Generator v1.3 . There...
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    Small Basic, now in Russian

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    The Russian localized version of Small Basic went live today, as v0.5.1. No other change has been made and all the remaining functionality is the same as v0.5 (including English, French and Spanish). So, if you want Russian, go ahead and download Small...
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    Teaching Kids to Code – FREE classes in Jan 2010

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    Lynn Langit is an active proponent of Small Basic and has been responsible for changing thousands of students' lives by teaching them programming. She conducts regular classes to teach programming to anyone interested. If you're around in San Diego or...
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    Create a Visually Fun Clock - Small Basic Challenge

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    2/16/13 UPDATE: I added clock #4, Nonki's Pendulum Clock. ================= This is another one of our February Small Basic Coding Challenges from LitDev! Graphical Challenge Create a visually fun clock. #1. NaochanON 's Water...
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    Learning Small Basic

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    Here's a cool blog post that teaches programming using Small Basic using a really nicely put-together video: http://wotudo.net/blogs/how2/archive/2009/02/16/intro-to-programming-microsoft-small-basic.aspx
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    Create a Metronome in Small Basic - Community Challenge

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    For our March Challenge of the Month ... One of Nonki's Community Challenges was... (d) Create a metronome. And NaochanON created a great metronome! Click here to play with it: LWQ467-0 For fun, crank the pitch up to 195, and enjoy...
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    Sample of the week: Turn 'em Off

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    This week's sample is a "Lights Out" style game, developed by DanAwesome . The game can be imported using the Program id: VDK353. The source code listing is also available at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?VDK353 Here's a screenshot of the game...
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    Small Basic for Little Kids Series #01 – A Typing Game

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    It’s always fun to teach the little ones to learn and do something. Teaching programming is no different. As previously mentioned, I have been on the lookout for a fun and low-barrier language for beginners, a third grader to be exact. So...
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    Tanks Game - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Today's game comes from Behnam Azizi . Here's a screenshot of Tanks Game: Download Tank Game from TechNet Gallery And be sure to rate the game too! Instructions : At the beginning, each player places their tanks anywhere on theri...
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    Why Learn Small Basic?

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    Today, we have a special guest blogger, Philip Conrod ! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of "Beginning Microsoft Small...
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    How to Download and Install Small Basic

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    Today, we have a special guest blogger, Philip Conrod ! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of "Beginning Microsoft Small...
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    Tankinator - Small Basic Featured Game

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    Today we're featuring Tankinator, from Zock77 . Cobra355 helped with some graphics. Here's a screenshot: Download Version 0.02: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Tankinator-Small-Basic-Game-55a77a3f Features added: 1) Added pause Feature...
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    Vigenère Cipher - Small Basic Featured Program

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    From Wikipedia: "The Vigenère cipher is a method of encrypting alphabetic text by using a series of different Caesar ciphers based on the letters of a keyword... The first well documented description of a polyalphabetic cipher was formulated by...
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    Why Microsoft Small Basic? Why not Scratch or Alice?

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    This was originally written up by the Small Basic creator, Vijay Raji... "Both Scratch and Alice are great tools that help beginners learn the concepts of programming. They are doing so by enabling people to write "codeless" programs. Small Basic is...
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    A Brief History of BASIC

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    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)...
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    Announcing Small Basic v0.2, again!

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    Some technical issues with the previous announcement - the blog ended up not showing on RSS feeds, etc. So, here's another announcement! As promised, we have a new release of Small Basic! This version contains all the most requested features by the...
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    Decimal to Binary Converter - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Ever want to convert a decimal number to binary? A binary number to decimal? No? Well now you can anyway!!! =^) http://smallbasic.com/smallbasic.com/program/?THJ835 Amir CPS created this sweet converter for us. Amir created it in VB first...
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