The Adventures of BARREL APE in Small Basic World!!! – by Nonki

First, it started with the Small Basic monthly challenges from LitDev: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/221d14e0-bd05-4ac2-923f-79da577f8bf1/challenge-of-the-month-march-2014?forum=smallbasic   Amongst those challenges is the Game Challenge: Game Challenge Write a simplified version of the Donkey Kong game – jump over barrels to get to the top.   So, Nonki must not have read the directions. He seemed to have missed the word…

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A Brief History of BASIC

The BASIC language was developed in the early 1960’s at Dartmouth College as a device for teaching programming to “ordinary” people. There is a reason it’s called BASIC: B (Beginner’s)A (All-Purpose)S (Symbolic)I (Instruction)C (Code) When time-sharing systems were introduced in the 1960’s, BASIC was the language of choice. Many of the first computer simulation games (Star Trek, for example) were…

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How do you program "Hello World" in Small Basic?

Like this…    TextWindow.WriteLine(“Hello World”)    TextWindow is an Object/ClassWriteLine is a Method/Operation, the brackets show that this method needs some data to work with – in this case, what to write.”Hello World” is what we want the write and it is put in double quotes – and is called a literal since it is…

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Small Basic Featured Article – Grammar Basics

LitDev and Nonki have been helping us build a strong library of Small Basic content on TechNet Wiki. Please check out this article from litdev: Small Basic: Grammar Basics   This article describes the main language elements or ‘grammar’ used by the Small Basic language and gives some suggestions for further study.  There are several…

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Small Basic Guru Awards – February 2014

Congratulations to Nonki and Joe for their February contributions!   These are the Small Basic results for the TechNet Guru Awards, February 2014 !!!! You can find all the awards here: TechNet Guru Awards – February 2013   Here are our Small Basic award winners…    Small Basic Technical Guru – February 2014     Nonki Takahashi How to Install…

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Small Basic Guru – Spring Forward!!!

You can be our next Spring Small Basic Guru!!! In the northern hemisphere at least, Spring is here! (apparently)   And at TechNet Wiki, we’re hoping you’re all hatching new ideas for this month’s TechNet Guru competition! We’re looking for more shoots and leaves of wisdom to sprout forth from the great tree of MSDN/TechNet…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month – March 2014

These challenges come our way from litdev. The 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!…

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