Vigenère Cipher - Small Basic Featured Program

From Wikipedia: “The Vigenère cipher is a method of encrypting alphabetic text by using a series of different Caesar ciphers based on the letters of a keyword… The first well documented description of a polyalphabetic cipher was formulated by Leon Battista Alberti around 1467 and used a metal cipher disc to switch between cipher alphabets.”…

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Small Basic: The Improved I/O Extension

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 / client communications Use of over 20 Windows Forms controls Use of game controllers Use of the…

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Decimal to Binary Converter - Small Basic Featured Program

Ever want to convert a decimal number to binary? A binary number to decimal? No? Well now you can anyway!!! =^) http://smallbasic.com/smallbasic.com/program/?THJ835 Amir CPS created this sweet converter for us. Amir created it in VB first and then in Small Basic. To start, just enter 1 to convert binary and 2 to convert decimal. Have…

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Soda Pop Showdown - Small Basic Featured Game

Today’s featured game was nominated by CodingLikeCrazy. In CLC’s words… ======== Soda Pop Showdown is the name of the game I would like to nominate. it is made by JKrueg.   Click here to play Soda Pop Showdown! The code is SND683.   http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/jkrueg/?ws=usercard-mini that is the link to the creators page! I think this…

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Small Music Player - Small Basic Featured Program

Today we’re featuring Music Player (info) – by Amir CPS, NaochanON, and Absolu  What started as this… Quickly evolved (thanks to Amir and Absolu)…    Above Version – Update : FXJ606    Above Version – Import Code : BGV706     Import: TKQ922-3   Import TKQ922-5    Import: QTD813   So there you go! Check out the evolution on this forum thread! The latest version (import…

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Light Beam Physics Challenge - Small Basic

Make sure you check out LitDev’s January challenges. Here’s more info about his Physics Challenge: Light Beam! Physics Challenge Write a program to reflect a light beam off a rotated surface. Further challenge – make a game where the user must rotate the surfaces to get the beam to bounce off several surfaces and hit…

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Alien Barrage - Small Basic Featured Game

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 of as a Space Invaders clone. Check out the game here: http://smallbasic.com/smallbasic.com/program/?GFR568  …

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Queens Chess Challenge - Small Basic

Make sure you check out LitDev’s January challenges. Here’s more info about Amir CPS’s Challenge: 8-Queens! The 8-Queens problem in chess is to place 8 queens on a chess board such that none of the queens is threatening any of the others.  The problem is to input the 8 columns of the queens on the rows of…

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Tankinator - Small Basic Featured Game

Today we’re featuring Tankinator, from Zock77. Cobra355 helped with some graphics. Here’s a screenshot: Download Version 0.02: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Tankinator-Small-Basic-Game-55a77a3f Features added: 1) Added pause Feature (“P” to activate) – Thanks to litdev for source code 2) Added a Feature to enable setting the aim of the turret – As suggested by Ed Price 3) Added different turret…


Small Basic for Little Kids Series #02 – Loop

The single most important concept in programming is loop, I think.  And yet, it’s (usually) not an easy concept for kids to grasp. I remember when I was young, I had to struggle with the idea of loop and N=N+1. Back then, a loop in BASIC might look like this: 10 PRINT “123”20 GOTO 10…

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