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    Slot Machines - Small Basic Featured Program

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    In LitDev's April Challenges: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3b975ffc-cbfd-407c-ab95-74912e57c65d/challenge-of-the-month-april-2015?forum=smallbasic We had the... Game Challenge Write a slot machine game - pull the handle,...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Click the Button - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Today's featured program is Click the Button . Gah! I edited it and lost the embed. I can't get it back. Here's an image of the program: Today's featured program is "Click the Button" by Timo Sö . It's very challenging. How far can you...
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    Small Basic Tutorial: Creating Your First Program

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    Today we have a guest blogger: Noah Buscher ! Check out Noah's first tutorial... about your first Small Basic program. Small Basic is a .NET language created by Microsoft. It allows the beginner programmer to get started creating programs right...
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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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    v0.4 of Small Basic says "Bonjour"

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    Here it is, finally, the next installment of Small Basic CTP. Once again, the new v0.4 version comes with a lot of bug fixes, and a new "Timer" object that makes writing games easier. What really excites me with this release is that Small Basic is completely...
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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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    What was your first programming language? - Poll by Joe Dwyer

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    My first programming language was BASIC. I took a class at Fullerton College. All I knew at that point was that I wanted to make games and software. So I was learning everything I could. I started with BASIC, but I wish Small Basic was around back then...
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    Small Basic: My Ongoing Projects

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    Today, I'd like to introduce my ongoing Small Basic projects. Some of the projects have beta programs and some have only plans. 1. Another Turtle Graphics https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4d730151-8ecb-493e-9c76-8bede94e3cf0/another...
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    Turtle Graphics - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Today I will introduce my Turtle Graphics program written in Small Basic. This project was started in a forum thread "Another Turtle Graphics" on March 21, 2014. This project aimed to create a programming environment used before Small Basic. But the...
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    Small Basic V-Next - Fixing Bugs

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    So we've got a Small Basic 1.1 and Small Basic 1.2 planned! We can't give dates or guarantees, but we want you to know that we're fixing some bugs! You can track the status of the bugs over on the Known Issues page . Here are some of the bugs...
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    Wood Grain Drawn with Small Basic

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    What kind of pattern can you see in cross section of a tree? Stripe? Concentric circles? I made a Small Basic program to draw wood grain. The program ID is KFJ748 .
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    Happy Birthday Small Basic

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    Marking the first year anniversary since it went public, we're announcing the 7th release of Small Basic CTP. This release adds localized support to four new languages, extending Small Basic's reach to Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian...
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    Small Basic Interview - LitDev, Scottish MCC & Forum Moderation Ninja (Sinclair Spectrum, Small Basic, Fortran, C++, C#)

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    Today's Small Basic Interview is with LitDev! I've gotten a lot of requests to interview Steve, so here we are! He is a Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC). LitDev is the primary moderator of the Small Basic forums. He hosts the Challenges of the Month...
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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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    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 - The Happy Number Challenge

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    As part of LitDev's December Challenges , Nonki suggested this Happy Number challenge: "Calculate happy numbers below 1000." Read more about Happy Numbers . Math Man wasted no time in contributing this program: Math Man's Happy Number Checker...
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    This Week's Featured Program

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    It's that time again! This week's featured program is SPACE INVADERS! This fast-paced alien-killing game was created by NaochanON. This program works best when played locally, but you our can try it out in your browser below!
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    The newest, leanest and the meanest is here!

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    The next installment of the Small Basic Community Previews is now available for download. Version v0.5 can be downloaded at: http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/A/F/CAF9E062-94D3-4003-80D9-44CDF7EC7BD9/SmallBasic.msi This version adds more of...
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    Arrays in Small Basic

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    With version 0.5, Small Basic implements native support for arrays. This is a significant change from how arrays were used in v0.4 and so I want to write about the syntax and the functionality of the new arrays. Any variable can be used as an array...
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    Small Basic and the "Goto" keyword

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    For the past 40 years, there have been on-going debates in the programming world about the utility and usage of the keyword, Goto. While it’s been generally accepted that uncontrolled (no pun here) usage of Goto leads to unmanageable and spaghetti code...
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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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