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    Sample of the Week, II

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    This week's featured sample comes from Jeff Sidlosky . It is a star field simulation - you know the one where it appears like you're moving fast through space, with stars whizzing past you. ' Star-field simulation Initialize() Main() Sub Initialize...
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    The Turtle says Happy New Year

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    Check out http://bluewatersoft.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/01/post-ffce.html
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    Sample of the Week: Bricks

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    This week's sample comes from Stendec , who has ported the classic Bricks game over to Small Basic. The program works on v0.3.1 and can be imported by using the code QRQ360. You can also see the listing of the source at: http://smallbasic.com/program...
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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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    Sample of the Week

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    This week's featured sample of the week comes from mcleod_ideafix . This is a fun little point and shoot game, involving the Turtle in a clever way. 'Point-and-shoot '(C)1989 McLeod/IdeaFix. http://www.zxprojects.com 'Target size TargetSize...
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    Small Basic on Facebook

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    If you're on Facebook, check out the new group " Friends of Small Basic. " Feel free to join the group and spread the word.
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    Sample of this week: Snake Bite

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    Snake Bite is a game created by Davey Wavey , inspired by the SNAKE BITE game on the ZX81. Check out the program listing and an online playable version of this game at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?SNKBITE If you have Small Basic v0.8 , you can download...
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    New home for Microsoft Small Basic

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    We’re pleased to announce that, after a great year of feedback and updates on Microsoft DevLabs , Small Basic has completed its early incubation period and is moving to a more permanent home at the Microsoft Beginner Developer Learning Center . ...
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    Now available: Small Basic v0.6

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    We have a new version of Small Basic for download at http://smallbasic.com . This release adds German localization on top of existing French, Spanish and Russian. Also, this release sports a lot of small bug-fixes and some most requested features:...
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    Collision Physics With Small Basic

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    LitDev is an expert in real-world physics programming, and he frequents the Small Basic forums providing answers to people's queries. One of his sample programs, the collision box, best demonstrates the expertise of LitDev and capabilities of Small Basic...
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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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    Who should we interview next for the Small Basic blog?

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    Our first interview was with Liam McSherry . Please go check it out! So who do you think we should interview from the Small Basic community? Also, what questions should we ask them? Respond in the comments below with as many people and questions...
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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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    Tankinator ver 0.03 - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Zock77 completed the latest version of Tankinator! It's super addicting! Check it out! You can get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?t8tvn4b3eyyty3g Features added: 1) Sound was added 2) Random projectiles coming out of turrets bug...
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    Small Basic Interview - Nonki Takahashi!

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    Welcome to our interview with Nonki Takahashi ! In the TechNet Guru contest (for Small Basic), Nonki has 4 gold medals and 8 total medals (see TechNet Guru: The Most Frequent Award Winners ). Who are you, where are you, and what do you do...
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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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    Connecting Four Circles - Small Basic Featured Game

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    This came from the November challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/eb13e8a4-4826-4709-8b49-3767ea9df415/challenge-of-the-month-november-2013?forum=smallbasic Game Challenge Write a clone of the Connect 4 game for 2 players...
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    YAMP (Yet Another Maze Program) - Small Basic Featured Game

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    It doesn't run in the Web Browser, so you'll need to import it to run it locally (ID RKF190). It's a simple maze generator (game!!!) which Kensig created simply as an exercise to try out Small Basic. You can see it load and get the code here: http...
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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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    The Adventures of BARREL APE in Small Basic World!!! - by Nonki

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    First, it started with the Small Basic monthly challenges from LitDev: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/221d14e0-bd05-4ac2-923f-79da577f8bf1/challenge-of-the-month-march-2014?forum=smallbasic Amongst those challenges is the Game...
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    How to convert text into Binary

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    This fantastic chart comes from today's guest blogger, Liam McSherry . In Liam's words... ============================= If anyone wants to know how to convert text into a series of binary digits, I quickly made this little graphic. ...
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    Small Basic: The Improved I/O Extension

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    From Gungan37 in this Forums thread ... ====================== I have spent the last few months writing the IO Extension in C#. It provides hundreds of methods to do all kinds of different things. It includes support for: Network server /...
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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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    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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    How is Small Basic different from QBASIC and VB.Net?

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    The answer comes from the creator of Small Basic, Vijaye Raji... How is Small Basic different from QBASIC? Unlike QBASIC, Small Basic is based on .Net and can consume (not produce) "Objects". It supports distinct Operations, Properties and...
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