Small Basic with PowerShell

Do you know that a Small Basic program can be run as a command? Today I’d like to introduce my CUI (character user interface) program WordList (BKM132-2) and how it will work with PowerShell. WordList This program reads a text file and outputs a word list to the text window.  One way to run this…

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Small Basic – Multilayered Perceptron

This is the continued story from Small Basic – Artificial Neuron. Last time, I told about simple perceptron (artificial neuron) can become such as OR, AND and NAND operations.  Single perceptron is able to be drawn as following graph.  The horizontal axis is x1 and the vertical axis is x2.  The light area means y=0 and…


Small Basic – Challenges of the Month (April 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! Submit your programs here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dae04eac-4e52-449c-b2fe-03de9ca7520a/challenge-of-the-month-april-2017?forum=smallbasic…

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Learn Small Basic

Are you ready to continue learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options! Curriculum Books: Learn to Program with Small Basic – by Ed Price (me) and Majed Marji 7 Small Basic books from Computer Science for Kids Small Basic Programming Books – Explore some of these books for free! Free Online Learning: Small…


Big News! Small Basic available on Windows App Store!

Bring out the trumpets! Roll out the red carpet! We’ve got big news for you today, because Small Basic 1.2 is now available on the Windows App Store!  That’s right, you can go download it directly from the store, by searching for “Small Basic” or directly from this link.  You can also rate and review Small…

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Small Basic – Quilt Show Case

Quilt program is one of community challenges this month. Let’s go through the posted quilt programs. CMR707 by Evelyn Rothman JLP150 by Nonki CSQ869 by NaochanON CSQ869-1 by Tryhest FSM153 by NaochanON FSD172 by NaochanON Thank you Evelyn for your community challenge.  And thanks guys for sharing your solutions.  

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Microsoft partners with IGNITE Worldwide to teach 54 High School girls how to code with Microsoft Small Basic

How’s that for a blog title? Microsoft Small Basic is partnering with IGNITE Worldwide to run workshops that teach girls to code! In 6 workshops (from February to May), we’ll teach 414 girls to code! Coupled together with Microsoft DigiGirlz and local Girls Who Code efforts, in the next four years, we expect to see…


Small Basic Game Programming – Bowling Game

I wrote a bowling game program for Challenge of the Month – March 2017.  So, today, I’d like to introduce how to write a bowling game in Small Basic. Create Images At first, I made two images – pin and ball.  I drew them with PowerPoint shapes, grouped them and saved as picture files. Draw Rough Game…

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Small Basic – Train

Today, I’d like to introduce Small Basic programs that show trains. Bit Train Games BPF583 by Tryhest click on left lever to select train path click on right lever to open/close path Choo Choo Anim TWD975 by Tryhest TGV Anim RBT198 by Tryhest Train Simulator CKS893 by Nonki Thank you Tryhest for sharing train programs.  I’ve inspired from them…

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