History of Microsoft Small Basic – Featured Article

Congratulations to  for winning the Small Basic Technical Guru Gold Medal for April!

Nonki's cartoony self-portrait was made from a Paint-like program that he wrote himself, from Small Basic:

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Here is his winning article:

History of Microsoft Small Basic

This is an interesting section from that article:

Books Published

2010-07-01 Beginning Microsoft Small Basic
2010-07-01 Computer Bible Games for Small Basic 
2010-09-01 Developer's Reference Guide to Small Basic 
2010-09 Basic Computer Games - Small Basic Edition 
2011-06-15 はじめての Small Basic   (Japanese)
2011-08-02 Small Basic fur Kids   (German)
2011-12-10 Small Basic で let's プログラミング   (Japanese)
2011-12-31 David Ahl's Small Basic Computer Adv. 
2013-02-18 Programming Home Projects with Small Basic 
2013-02-18 Programming Games with Small Basic 
2013-08-11 Computer Bible Games for Small Basic (Color Edition) 
2013-11-20 Principles of Programming (using Small Basic) 
2013-11-24 Teaching Kids to Program with Small Basic 


And here are all the April winning articles for Small Basic again...


Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - April 2014  

Gold Award Winner


Nonki History of Microsoft Small Basic RZ: "This is very impressive. Though not technical in nature, those are invaluable information!"
Ed Price: "I'll jump in and comment but not vote (we had enough voting but not comments). This is a nice jump into the history of Small Basic! I sweetened it up a bit by adding the Blogs and Books sections. After we get all the major blog posts in there with the links, it will act as a really fun trip into the history of Small Basic! A great idea that would be fun for any product!" 

Silver Award Winner


Nonki Small Basic: Default Value MH: "Great overview on the default values of the Smallbasic IDE. Good point for awareness too, since those values impact the way you work with the IDE."
RZ: "Very useful info. This is true for any programming language, not just SB."
Ed Price: "This lists the default values for all the methods with associated parameters! A great reference that people will want to return to!"

Bronze Award Winner


Nonki Small Basic: Object Ed Price: "Objects are key for Small Basic. This article does a great job visually showing some UI-related details. And then I helped sweeten it a bit by linking each object in the Object List to its reference page (also on TechNet Wiki). So it's a nice overview. Great article!"
MH: "Good basic explanation of the concept of Objects in Smallbasic and a handy overview of which we have. Hopefully we can add more."



Nonki won all three medals for April! He's been a valuable contributor to the Small Basic community!

   - Ninja Ed

Comments (2)

  1. Thanks to Nonki for all your community contributions!

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