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!
See the links at the bottom, to find out more about the competition and how to enter.
We have picked the top three highest scored contributions for each category to bestow our awards upon. The awards are in gold, silver and bronze, the gold obviously being the top winner of the category. The last column is just a few of the comments judges made during the judging process. In some cases, we have not obtained permission to use the judges names, so they have been reduced to initials.
|Small Basic Technical Guru – May 2014|
|Philip Conrod||Programming Home Projects with Microsoft Small Basic: Chapter 1: Writing Programs Using Small Basic||RZ: “Very systematic introduction.”
Ed Price: “Good overview article that covers all the basics!”
Michiel Van Hoorn: “Nice introduction into the history of Basic. Needs to be updated to reflect current support for Windows version (Windows NT? LOL )”
|Philip Conrod||Programming Home Projects with Microsoft Small Basic: Chapter 6: Flash Card Math Quiz Project||Michiel Van Hoorn: “This article (or book chapter) is excellent material to learn how to envision, design and build your program. The actual example program is also very usable.”
Ed Price: “I love how this tutorial keeps building on itself as it goes!”
|Nonki Takahashi||Small Basic: Variable||RZ: “Very nice explanation of the concept of variables!”
Michiel Van Hoorn: “Clear explanation and not frills”
Ed Price: “Great article with fantastic formatting!”
Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:
- Known Issues about Microsoft Small Basic v1.0 by Nonki Takahashi
Michiel Van Hoorn: “Really practical to have these things together and well explained. I also great to learn the concept of “work around” early in programming.”
Ed Price: “Very helpful article that we hope to keep building on. Great job!”
- Small Basic Known Issue: 24270 – Shape Image is Not Zoomed from Center in Remote by Nonki Takahashi
Ed Price: “Great use of images!”
- Small Basic Known Issue: 24406 – Shapes.GetOpacity() Causes Cast Error by Nonki Takahashi
RZ: “Nice catch of the bug.”
Ed Price: “Great job on the workaround!”
If you haven’t contributed an article for this month, and you have an idea for a wiki article, here’s your chance! 😀
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A huge thank you to EVERYONE who contributed an article to May’s competition.
– Ninja Ed