Small Basic - November Guru Award Winners!!!


We had a few great articles in November! Let's see what the judges thought!

 

Guru Award  Small Basic Technical Guru - November 2015  

Gold Award Winner

 

Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic: Using a Sentinel for Loop Control Michiel Van Hoorn: "Excellent post on using loops and an approach to use a Sentinel number. Great examples in coding principles"
Peter Laker: "From the master, to the masses! Great snippet Ed"

Silver Award Winner

 

SYEDSHANU Getting Started with Microsoft Small Basic for Beginners Peter Laker: "Fantastic introduction to the subject Syed, thanks!"
Michiel Van Hoorn: "Great intro into Small Basic programming with fun (and new) examples."

   

I must have lucked out, based on the value or interest level of the topic, because Syed wrote a great introduction! Check it out!

 

See all the categories of award winners:

 

And learn about the December Guru Awards here:

   

Have a Small and Basic day!

   - Ninja Ed

 

 

 

Comments (20)

  1. Tryhest says:

    fibonacci flashing sunflower: JTH248

  2. Tryhest says:

    fib.flower 2: FSX294

  3. Tryhest says:

    flower fantasy: MZS669

  4. Tryhest says:

    gearbox: BVR589

    use q/w keys to fine tune speed ratio

  5. Tryhest says:

    I suggest a contest of making most effective and attractive demo under 100 lines of code. It could be an animation, drawing, game,presentation or whatever.all the graphic must be generated by code itself, without external bmp/jpg/png files.LD xtension is preferred.

  6. Tryhest, great job.

    The contest would be interesting. Our last Big Challenge didn't do so well. I did one where we had two teams make a tank game. And then we judged the winner.

    So we could do that contest. How many entrants would we need to have? And would it be a team contest?

    Thanks!

  7. Tryhest says:

    not neccessary team contest, but the main point will be in optimizing the code. once long time ago was a contest of only 4 kb of assembler code and it done miracles, even 3d terrain flyout! and the speed of execution is also important to evaluate.it's easy to write poor programs, but to write good ones is a kind of art.

  8. Tryhest, sounds good. In my experience, I'd want to get community commitments before we move forward. Otherwise, it's no fun if you're competing by yourself.

    How many competitors should we have involved, at minimum?

  9. Tryhest says:

    it should be an open contest. an additional motivation should be some prizes, in btc or similar. but the most important are not prizes but the popularization of programing tehniques, optimization and so on...

  10. Well, Tryhest, I think we're going to need a minimum amount of people. We've done these in the past, so we need some people to sign up before we get started. I'm going to guess 3 people? Is that enough?

    And who should the judges be? I can get some Microsoft folks and Community Council members to act as judges and to give their reviews of the artwork and programming skills (sticking with the positive).

    Next, what are your thoughts for prizes? Anything we could do virtually?

    I could interview the winner(s) and feature them on this blog. And of course feature the winning artwork on this blog. I think that would be enough.

    Is there anything virtual you can contribute as a prize?

    Like could you make a game in their honor?

    Or maybe you create a winning image (with a medal or something to show they won) on their artwork?

    Or maybe a collage image of the different entries, and the winner's work is featured the most prominently?

    I'll sign up to do the two blog prizes (and maybe another one to feature your prize you make for them). Can you contribute a virtual prize or two too?

    Thanks!

  11. Tryhest says:

    sure a graphic mark for winner as a medal is also ok.

    judgement could be based on 3 criterias:

    - 1) under 100 lines count

    - 2) speed and graphic appearance

    - 3) programming skills/used algorythms

    for determining used lines can be used a SB program that will

    1) eliminate unnecessary lines, spaces and comments

    2) calculate used lines in order that:

       - Begin/END statements are counted as 1/2 (half) lines

       - also for IF ELSEIF ENDIF structures

    3) lines mustn't exceed 200 characters lenght each one. too long lines can be penalised by counting as 1.5 line for each one

    MS review is welcome, but not too influencing on ranking

    The users voting is 60-70% influence on ranking,other is jury/MS voting

    - the code must be published by user, in order to import it by program ID

    -speed is measured on SB execution, not on web/slverlight emulator

  12. Tryhest says:

    created logo for contest and prize: GHN042

  13. Tryhest says:

    line counter for contest: BPD399

  14. for determining used lines can be used a SB program that will

    1) eliminate unnecessary lines, spaces and comments

    2) calculate used lines in order that:

      - Begin/END statements are counted as 1/2 (half) lines

      - also for IF ELSEIF ENDIF structures

    ================

    Does that program exist? Great ideas!

  15. MS review is welcome, but not too influencing on ranking

    The users voting is 60-70% influence on ranking,other is jury/MS voting

    =================

    Do you have any preference of who the judges would be? Or would I just pick some MS employees involved with Small Basic along with a few teachers and council members?

    Thanks!

  16. As far as prizes go, we have the medal from you and two blog posts from me about them.

    Anything else you can provide? Or do you think that's enough prizes for our first competition?

    Thanks!

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