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    What's new in v0.4 of Small Basic?

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    Here's a complete list of what's changed in v0.4. As usual, the fixes and features are based on what the community has requested using the forums. So, if you would like to see something, feel free to drop a note at: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums...
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    Small Basic - The Gas Physics Challenge

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    As usual, LitDev has concocted some great November challenges , based on ideas from the Small Basic community! Today we're going to focus on a Physics Challenge that's challenging even to think about... The Difficult Gas Challenge! Welcome to...
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    String Searcher - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Today's featured program is "Single Character String Searcher" by Jibba Jabba . You'll have to run the program locally for the "Esc" key to work (works fine online up to that point). Import : XMX755 Features : A colourful Interactive...
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    1942 - Featured Small Basic Program

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    Today we're featuring 1942 - by Laurent20 . For better performance, play the game locally by going here . Or play it online here . It's amazing how far we've come, huh? I remember playing this in the arcade. Now, in my chair. Well great...
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    October 2013 - Small Basic Community Challenges!!!

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    Go share your results in this forum thread from LitDev: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ad1e68b2-6b36-467f-b6c3-20671b0fd8e9/challenge-of-the-month-october-2013 These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program...
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    Small Basic - Colors

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    You can set colors in Small Basic in 3 ways: Using pre-defined color names (e.g. GraphicsWindow.BrushColor = "Red" ) Using a Hex value code (e.g. GraphicsWindows.BrushColor = "#FF0000" ) Setting the Red, Green, Blue components (RGB) (e.g....
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    Alien Barrage - Small Basic Featured Game

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    Check here to see the discussion about LitDev's Alien Barrage! As you can see in the forum thread, LitDev picked "Alien Barrage" from my random flow of alternate names. It was originally named Space Invaders, and this is too original to be thought...
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    Small Basic is on Channel 9

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    Charles has just posted an expert-to-expert video interview on Small Basic. In this video we share lots of details around SmallBasic - the reason why it was created, what choices we as developers had and what paths we chose to take, etc. Go check it out...
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    Small Basic Featured Program - Solar System

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    Today's featured program is a great animated Solar System by a young Small Basic developer. In the words of his parent, " This program, developed by my 12 years old son, Adrian, provides a planet movement simulation, with an acurate rotation period...
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    SBCraft - Small Basic Featured Game

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    Go check out SBCraft and leave a comment with your thoughts about the game! Download SBCraft from TechNet Gallery More information from the creator of SBCraft, Ardiezc Quazhulu : A Minecraft-like game. To play, just extract, (password is...
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    What is the Best Programming Language to Learn?

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    Today's guest blogger is Jibba Jabba (Rick Murphy)... Jibba Jabba's Profile About Rick Murphy... amateur programmer. Began with Small Basic in Dec 2012. Last job was as a kitchen supervisor for 8 years. Now taking a break. Like cooking, love...
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    Small Basic - Resources for Game Programming

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    Microsoft Small Basic program language is for learning programming. If you've already understood programming, you may would like to start game programming. Today, I'd like to introduce some resources for game programming in Small Basic. TechNet Wiki...
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    Programming Tips - Small Basic Featured Article

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    LitDev strikes again with another fantastic article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: Programming Tips This article covers the basic ideas of structured programming, or some tips for writing better programs in Small Basic. 'Better' is subjective...
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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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    Chomper Man - Small Basic Featured Game

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    Today's featured program is SB Chomper, a packman clone. It's fantastic! You can play it here: Chomper (Packman) - by Anthony Yarrell /QBasicLover Who is Anthony Yarrell (goes by QBasicLover)? Here is his bio in his own words... "I ...
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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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    Queens Chess Challenge - Small Basic

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    Make sure you check out LitDev's January challenges . Here's more info about Amir CPS 's Challenge: 8-Queens! The 8-Queens problem in chess is to place 8 queens on a chess board such that none of the queens is threatening any of the others. The...
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    Why Small Basic is a great programming language for kids and beginners - By Joe Dwyer

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    From Joe Dwyer: "Small Basic is a very simple, fully functional, programming language, created as an offshoot of the BASIC programming language which has been around for decades. The simplicity of it makes it a great choice for kids and beginners to...
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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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    The Blog is Back!

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    Hello everyone! It is my pleasure to announce that with the help of Ed Price, the Small Basic blog is now back! I will be posting new Small Basic news, extensions, programs, and more! Please stay tuned!
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    Dirtbike Game from Zock77 - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Zock77 strikes again! Zock's profile: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/zock77/?ws=usercard-mini Here is the game download: Link And here are some pics: Have you played it? What do you think? - Ninja Ed
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    Small Basic - Control Statements (featured article)

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    Check out another great article from Nonki: Small Basic: Control Statements Here's an excerpt from it: If statement If statement or If clause is for making conditional branch. If you'd like to show "AM" or "PM" by checking clock,...
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    French Documentation is now available

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    The French version of "Introducing Small Basic" document is now available for download. Go get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=fr&FamilyID=61481b74-eb45-42b8-a777-8f3644406787 .
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    Duck Shoot - Featured Small Basic Challenges

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    In the August Challenges ... Game Challenge Write a DuckShoot game. Interface Challenge Write a fancy Game Opening screen for DuckShoot game - see above. We'll start with the opening screens... Nonki Takahashi's opening screen...
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    Small Basic FAQ - Featured Article

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    Find the latest and complete article here: Small Basic FAQ The original content comes from the Small Basic founder, Vijaye. Read these frequently asked questions (FAQ) to learn more about Small Basic and if it's the right program for you! ...
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