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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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…

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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…

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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 - International Resources Update 2017

This is an update summary of a TechNet Wiki article Small Basic: International Resources.  The asterisk (*) marks are new from June 2016. In IDE (Small Basic Environment), 4 more languages are supported as Language Pack by LitDev. Dictionary object supports 8 languages. TechNet Wiki articles are written in 7 languages. Language IDE Dictionary Reference Guide…


Decatur HS Computer Science Club: Small Basic Workshop

             Ed and Liz took their show (er, workshop) on the road and taught Small Basic to some amazing students in the Decatur High School Computer Science Club on May 17th for the next-to-last workshop of the 2016-2017 school year! We walked through a tutorial and promptly watched the students take a simple lesson…

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Small Basic - Pictionary Project

I started new project especially for non-native kids to understand Small Basic keywords with pictures. Purpose Small Basic is a programming language for kids. Little difficult to understand English keywords especially for non-native kids. This project suggests to draw pictures about keywords in Small Basic. Sample Pictures Site Pictionary Project for Small Basic – home…