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…


Small Basic – Graduate with VS2017

I wrote a TechNet Wiki article about Instructions to Graduate and Debug with Visual Studio 2017. This is the way from Small Basic to the newest programming environment. Have fun!

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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…


Small Basic Challenges of the Month – July 2017

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! Contribute to the challenges in…


Small Basic: Teaching Girls to Code! — What are we doing and where are we headed?

Small Basic is focusing on teaching girls to code. As we build improvements like the online version we describe in this video, the improvements are also beneficial as we teach boys as well as girls. This video shows how we’re headed toward an online version, more social/collaborative features, and we’re building out curriculum to teach…


Small Basic – Textbox UX (Part 2)

Question: How to show entered words in textbox on any other coordinate “after pressing enter key” was asked by msdn.yogesh last October in Small Basic forum.  And yesterday he asked again: how can i do this with “keyboard enter key”. This question reminds me an idea for using textbox.  The idea is using both a textbox and…


Finish June Strong – Small Basic Challenges and Guru Wiki Contest!

First of all, what are the June Small Basic Challenges? Challenge of the Month – June 2017 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…


Other Small Basic Systems

There are some other Small Basic programming language systems.  Today, I will introduce three Small Basic systems. Fun Basic Fun Basic is a Windows Store App written by Phil Trelford.  Fun Basic supports Function statement.  See more details here. SB IDE++ SB IDE++ is an another Small Basic environment written by gungan37.  This program can be…

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Small Basic – Syntax Highlighter

I wrote a code block formatter SKC235-2 mainly for TechNet Wiki article.  This tool was used also for this blog.  But after MSDN blogs changing to WordPress platform, following issues have came up. gray background color for code redundant spaces between terms (words) Replacing <code> tags to <span> tags will avoid these issues.  Litdev already done…

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Small Basic – Think about Textbox UX

Let’s think about textbox UI (user interface) or UX (user experience). Simple way to use textbox in Small Basic is using button to get text from the textbox.  The sample program ID is MDP504. By the way, pushing button is bothersome, isn’t it?  The next version is using Controls.TextTyped event to get the text.  The program…

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