Small Basic Extension Manager

I created a utility to manage Small Basic extensions. It can be downloaded from TechNet Gallery. If you would like an extension added to the database, or have other suggestions then please leave a message on this Small Basic Forum Thread. Details It uses a web database maintained by me to list current versions of…

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Small Basic – Hardware Story

It’s time for us to shout on a rooftop and proclaim all the wonderful hardware capabilities that you’re going to find in Small Basic! Today we’re highlighting four powerful capabilities: Lego Mindstorms EV3 Kinect for Windows Arduino Oculus Rift Let’s get started!   1. Lego Mindstorms EV3 Our support here goes way beyond the capability…

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MSDN Blog Article List – Small Basic Tools

Today, I’d like to introduce two tools written in Small Basic. MSDN Blog Article List This tool (NPB609) is a new version of my Blog Article List series. The screen shot above shows that this tool generated an article list HTML for User Ed blog.  You can generate any other article list in MSDN blogs…

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Build month! So much new to know! Small Basic Gurus needed!

A wonderful month of news and new technology advances from Build have filled our minds with new possibilities! So much to play with! Can you help us document some of the new features coming out over the next year? Do you have a good grasp on how we should now be doing that thing that we…

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Chess Problems in Small Basic

Today I’d like to introduce two chess problems posted in Small Basic forum.  You can use Unicode characters for chessmen in Small Basic programs.  e.g. ♟, ♞, ♝, ♜, ♛ and ♚. Knight’s Tour The original post is here by Yvan Leduc.  This problem is also picked up in the challenge of this month. A knight’s…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month! April 2016

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions /…

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New Project SBDoc Started

I started to develop new tool SBDoc.  This tool is like JavaDoc or JSDoc to create document HTML files from program source code.  The current version’s program ID is NPW862. Now SBDoc has CUI (character user interface).  So, to run it, import, run once (for compile) and type as follows from command prompt, while src and…

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Small Basic at the TEALS CS Fair

On Friday, April 1, 2016 Microsoft’s TEALS program held a Computer Science Fair to 1,600 enthusiastic computer science students and Small Basic was there to talk to the teens and educators who stopped by our booth to learn more about it. We had a demo of a simple program I wrote and let them experience…

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Most Popular Algorithm?

Challenge of the Month – April 2016 has been started.  This month, calculation by hand is picked up as a community suggestions: Community Suggestions This month the community suggestions for challenges were posted in separate threads. Thanks for all suggestions. Post answers here or on the challenge threads linked to below. Create a fully functional…

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