jadamelio’s Weekly Article Feature – Optimization

Whether you are programming a video game, simulation or any other program where time and performance is important, optimizing your code is critical. Since Small Basic(Without the LitDev extension) has only a handful of streamlined tools, optimization is all about knowing the nuances in your code.  I introduce to you, the TechNet article: Small Basic: Optimization,…

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Small Quest Revealed – Small Basic Featured Program

I introduced this project in a former blog post.  Today I will write about the alpha (demo) version of Small Quest – a text base adventure game. This project is run by PhilipRocker and me.   Small Quest is a game written in Small Basic.  And is developed via CodePlex.  The latest version can be download…

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Small Basic Featured Article – All about the Turtle!

Enter the Turtle! I love this new Wiki article from Nonki: Small Basic: Turtle  Not only does it have code… Turtle.Show() And an image…    And a LOT of information about the Turtle object! What really makes it great, is that you’ll find these different sections in it: What is a Turtle? Turtle Object  …

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jadamelio’s Weekly Program Feature – WireFrame Maze

  Back in 2013, Ed wrote a blog post about Old Basic Coder’s 3D Maze and Ray Caster Maze. These programs inspired the “Small Basic Community Challenge: Want to turn this 3D Maze into an RPG?” that resulted in some great discussion and additions to the maze.I’d like to take a look at similar program, Pathdrc’s…

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Small Basic Encyclopedia

I think TechNet Wiki is a Small Basic Encyclopedia.    In TechNet Wiki, now we have more than 300 articles about Small Basic.  Following list contains about Small Basic objects.  Title object names are also linked to Small Basic Reference Documents in TechNet Wiki. Array Small Basic الوثائق المرجعية: Array (ar-SA) Small Basic: How to…

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The Hex Colors in Small Basic

This is a featured TechNet Wiki article from Nonki: Small Basic Getting Started Guide: Appendix B: Colors         You can set colors in Small Basic 3 ways: Using pre-defined color names (e.g. GraphicsWindow.BrushColor = “Red”) Using a Hex value code (e.g. GraphicsWindows.BrushColor = “#FF0000”) Setting the Red, Green, Blue components (RGB) (e.g. GraphicsWindows.BrushColor = GraphicsWindow.GetColorFromRGB(255,0,0)) For detailed…

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Small Basic Guru Awards – May 2015 Winners!

All the votes are in!    And below are the results for the Small Basic Guru Awards, May 2015 !!!!   See all the TechNet Guru Awards Winners: The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (May 2015)      Small Basic Technical Guru – May 2015     Ezra94 Small Basic: Optimization Michiel Van Hoorn: “This is really usefull and great reading for…

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Small Basic – Limits of Literals

I found three types of limits about numeric literals in Small Basic.  Following explanation is about positive numbers, but negative numbers have the similar limits. Rounded Numeric literal larger than 1015  will be rounded at substitution.  In following code, the second one is rounded.  But the third one (text) is not rounded. n = 1000000000000000…

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Small Basic Featured Article – How to Remove Goto Statements

You can argue, why have them in the first place? Well, maybe it’s someone else’s code, or you were learning with Goto statements, and you want to stop using them now. Or maybe it wasn’t too bad, but your program got huge and it’s time to get away from spaghetti code.   Whatever the reason,…

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