Small Basic – Being Part of a Game Dev Team?

Today, I’d like to pick up a thread from Small Basic Forum.  The title is “Being part of a game Dev team?”. This topic is raised by Zock77 with his first question: “Anyone around interested in being part of a game Dev team? Like something that may go further than just the SB community?”  Zock77…


Sprite Arrays – Featured Article

I recently wrote a TechNet Wiki article describing how to manage arrays of sprites in a game. For the full article see The following is an excerpt from one section… Recycling sprites We often want sprites to appear and disappear.  One way to do this is to recycle the sprites from a ‘pool’, activating…


LitDev’s "Dynamic Graphics for Game Programming" – Small Basic Featured Article

This article from litdev is an introduction to graphical game programming using Small Basic.  It includes the basics of program design, movement, user interaction with keys and mouse, collision detection and introduces some more advanced ideas at the end. You can read the full article here:   Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics   Table of Contents   Graphics…


Small Basic and Office Suite

Today, I’d like to talk about the relationship between Microsoft Small Basic and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Following articles are my samples.  If you find more attractive collaboration between Small Basic and Office, please let me know. I used Office 2013 desktop version.  Other Office versions may have some limitation for articles here. Excel…


Interview with a Small Basic Guru – Steve Todman (litdev)

We’ve interviewed litdev once here before. You can find that interview here: LitDev, Scottish MCC & Forum Moderation Ninja (Sinclair Spectrum, Small Basic, Fortran, C++, C#)   But I also wanted to highlight an interview from Wiki Ninja, MCC, and T-SQL Guru, Naomi N.   You can see the full interview here: Interview with Steve…


Small Basic – Hammer and Nails

One of the great things about Small Basic is that you have to be imaginative to solve problems, since there is such a small set of commands.  This makes it fun to use even when you have quite good programming skills – it is still a challenge to get it to do new things more…


Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners! – May, 2014

The Small Basic Guru Awards celebrate the Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet and MSDN!…


Tap into Small Basic Forum

When you are learning Small Basic programming, you may stack on your debugging.  I recommend to utilize lots of resources about Small Basic as following steps. Search in TechNet Wiki.  Small Basic Portal may help you. Search in Small Basic Forum. Ask question in Small Basic Forum. To search in Small Basic Forum, (1) use…


Small Basic – About Monthly Challenges

This is a few thoughts from writing Small Basic forum monthly challenges for 3 years.  Initially they started as weekly challenges, here is the first, which was in response to a discussion topic posted by Kirkkaf.  However, the weekly setup was just too fast a turn-over.  It was difficult to create them every week, and…


Small Basic Getting Started Guide – Featured Article

New to Small Basic? Check out this Wiki article:  Small Basic Getting Started Guide   Get up-to-speed quickly and learn the basics of how to program using Small Basic by using the Getting Started Guide. Use the Getting Started Guide online: 01. Introduction | 02. First Program | 03. Variables | 04. Conditions | 05. Loops | 06. Graphics | 07….