Small Basic in Windows 10 Quick Review


I installed Windows 10 on my Mac mini (with Parallel Desktop 10 for Mac).  In Windows 10, I tried to use Small Basic v1.1.

Though Title bar became white and new window frame is thin, Small Basic v1.1 runs well in Windows 10. 

But new browser Microsoft Edge no longer supports Silverlight.  So recommended browser for Small Basic in Windows 10 is Firefox.

Update:

I found an another solution in Microsoft Edge.  Microsoft Edge has a menu "Open with Internet Explorer".  From this menu, you can start IE 11.  Internet Explorer can run Small Basic program with Silverlight.

Comments (8)

  1. I've confirmed that Microsoft Edge has a menu "Open with Internet Explorer".  So, another solution for Silverlight in Windows 10 is IE (11).

  2. anonymouscommenter says:

    It would be really nice to port Small Basic to JavaScript.

  3. Juan, you could make a kid-friendly IDE for JavaScript. That would basically be the same thing as Small Basic.

    Thanks!

  4. Nonki, that's great! Can we update this blog post?

  5. anonymouscommenter says:

    > Juan, you could make a kid-friendly IDE for JavaScript.

    > That would basically be the same thing as Small Basic.

    I thought about that, at first moment I felt that it could be really simple to port Small Basic Tools (IDE, Helpers or Classes, etc) and use a subset of JavaScript language in place of Small Basic.

    But the main issue is that JavaScript is synchronous. You have only a thread, so for example, if the kid write a program to move the Turtle 10 times, in JavaScript he will only see the final result in place of a turtle moving around the screen, loosing a lot of magic.

    Of course it is possible to fix that, but it is not so trivial and also it could break JavaScript style, so, maybe the best option is to keep Small Basic Language but only port the enviroment.

  6. Juan, that's an interesting problem. Yes, that could work. We're busy working on Small Basic 1.2.

  7. Sean Liming says:

    Silverlight is needed for Small Basic? Or is this just a Mac issue?

  8. Silverlight isn't needed for Small Basic. Just to see the game published in the cloud. You can import it fine with the import code and run a shared program locally.

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