Other Small Basic Systems

There are some other Small Basic programming language systems.  Today, I will introduce three Small Basic systems. Fun Basic Fun Basic is a Windows Store App written by Phil Trelford.  Fun Basic supports Function statement.  See more details here. SB IDE++ SB IDE++ is an another Small Basic environment written by gungan37.  This program can be…

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Small Basic – Syntax Highlighter

I wrote a code block formatter SKC235-2 mainly for TechNet Wiki article.  This tool was used also for this blog.  But after MSDN blogs changing to WordPress platform, following issues have came up. gray background color for code redundant spaces between terms (words) Replacing <code> tags to <span> tags will avoid these issues.  Litdev already done…

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Small Basic – International Resources Update 2017

This is an update summary of a TechNet Wiki article Small Basic: International Resources.  The asterisk (*) marks are new from June 2016. In IDE (Small Basic Environment), 4 more languages are supported as Language Pack by LitDev. Dictionary object supports 8 languages. TechNet Wiki articles are written in 7 languages. Language IDE Dictionary Reference Guide…


Decatur HS Computer Science Club: Small Basic Workshop

             Ed and Liz took their show (er, workshop) on the road and taught Small Basic to some amazing students in the Decatur High School Computer Science Club on May 17th for the next-to-last workshop of the 2016-2017 school year! We walked through a tutorial and promptly watched the students take a simple lesson…

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Small Basic – Pictionary Project

I started new project especially for non-native kids to understand Small Basic keywords with pictures. Purpose Small Basic is a programming language for kids. Little difficult to understand English keywords especially for non-native kids. This project suggests to draw pictures about keywords in Small Basic. Sample Pictures Site Pictionary Project for Small Basic – home…


Small Basic – Musical Score

Once I wrote a program FQH921-0 to show a musical score for Challenge of the Month – March 2016.  Today I rewrote this program not to use PNG file but to use Unicode characters. The new program is FQH921-1. Musical symbols are from U+1D100 in Unicode.  This program uses “Segoe UI Symbol” font to display them.


Small Basic Challenges of the Month – May 2017

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! Reply in this forum thread with…


Book Info + Reviews: “The Developer’s Reference Guide to Microsoft Small Basic” by Philip Conrod & Lou Tylee

Several years ago Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee teamed up together to write and publish The Developer’s Reference Guide to Microsoft Small Basic.  Kidware Software has actually published seven Small Basic programming tutorial textbooks.   I will be posting a book review for each of them over the next several months during our “Learn Small Basic…


Talking Small Basic at the 2017 TEALS Puget Sound CS Fair

On April 21st, Ed, Holly and I talked Small Basic with around 1700 high school computer science students (and their teachers!) at the 2017 TEALS Puget Sound CS Fair.  It was a blast!  We had a range of students, from those just starting in Intro to CS to those in Advanced Placement classes. For a…

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