What is Small Basic – Featured Video

What is Small Basic? This introduction video comes from Zero One Resources. It is 8 minutes and 47 seconds long. This video is a short explanation of what Small Basic is and also contains a demonstration of some of its features. If you want to learn how to program, then this programming language by Microsoft…


Small Basic + micro:bit

Today is a guest blog post from teacher, Jez Dean… In this blog post: Build a computer-to-micro:bit connection with Small Basic. Also, see the article from Nonki, Play with micro:bit and Small Basic.   You can write a simple GUI to send commands to a micro:bit running Python: The program sends Python commands over a…

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September 2017 Small Basic Monthly Challenges

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 Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions /…

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Who will be announced the next Microsoft Small Basic Guru? Read more about the September 2017 competition

What is the TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month. This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and…

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Small Basic Guru – Winning Articles for July 2017

Welcome to the July 2017 Small Basic Guru awards! Nonki’s article about graduating to Visual Studio 2017 takes the top spot this month! Small Basic Technical Guru – July 2017  Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Instructions to Graduate and Debug with Visual Studio 2017 SYEDSHANU: “Wow this is great post Nonki, on Small Basic. This article…

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Computer Science in Education: Women and Men Brains

The subject title “Women and Men Brains” sounds like promotional messaging for zombies. =^)   Liz tweeted out this article:   https://www.witi.com/articles/1096/Advice-for-Google:-Don’t-Fire-Men…Convert-Them!/   It states that women and men think differently. Is that even true? You can see that idea in the image: To be honest, there are severe debates about whether this is true,…

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Last week of the August 2017 Small Basic Monthly Challenges!!!

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 Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Forum thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/99c4957d-b92d-4d2e-8500-57335ed09b4e/challenge-of-the-month-august-2017?forum=smallbasic Please post…

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Book Info + Reviews: “Beginning Microsoft Small Basic: A Computer Programming Tutorial” by Philip Conrod & Lou Tylee

Beginning Microsoft Small Basic: A Computer Programming Tutorial (Kindle Version @ Amazon.com) “The Beginning Microsoft Small Basic Programming Tutorial by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee is a fun read and covers all the fundamentals of Small Basic programming.  I would recommend it to all my friends who want to learn Small Basic.  They do a great job…

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Who will be announced the next Microsoft Small Basic Guru? Read more about July 2017 competition

What is Small Basic Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month. This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community…

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AzureCAT – Technical Customer Profiles

Over in this blog post, we mentioned why we’re named AzureCAT: CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions!   While we help customers architect those solutions, we learn a ton in…

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