Small Basic V0.91 is more international than ever!

With 3 more languages available, it was hard for us to hold them to the next version. So we have released version 0.91 to include Hebrew, Croatian and Iberian Portuguese. This brings the count of supported languages to 18! No functionality has been added or changed from version 0.9.  Download the new version here! Translated user…


Small Basic Tutorials

If you are looking for a self-paced learning or teaching Small Basic tutorial, check out http://www.computerscienceforkids.com/microsoft-small-basic.  Phil Conrod has a passion for writing tutorials and books aimed at beginner programmers and he’s done an excellent job of covering all the fundamentals of Small Basic programming.  He has also published a faithful port of David Ahl’s…

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Teaching programming to kids

Lynn Langit and Llewellyn Falco are very active in the programming world, chasing their passion of teaching programming to kids.  They have been using Small Basic successfully, for over a year now, to introduce hundreds of kids to programming.  As an aid to help understand the programming concepts, they have created very interesting Small Basic…

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Small Basic V0.9 is here!

Marking the 300k download milestone, comes the 9th installment of Small Basic, the fastest and the best yet!  This version of Small Basic packs a ton of bug fixes, performance improvements and some of the most requested features.  Download the new version here! Firstly, the Small Basic compiler and runtime have been overhauled and the…

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Tower of Hanoi

Alex, a 9 year old programmer from Russia has been learning programming using Small Basic, and has showcased his new learning by porting over the famous Tower of Hanoi to Small Basic.    You can check it out and play with it by importing HANOI from Small Basic.  You can download the latest version of Small…

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Sorting Visualization in Small Basic

Zeven, a Small Basic forumer has created a very cool sample that visualizes different sorting algorithms.  It is neat to see and compare the efficiencies of the algorithms.  You can download the program directly on to your Small Basic IDE by importing the program id SORTVIZ. Or you can check the program out directly on…

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Optical Illusions

LitDev, a very active Small Basic Forum participant has started a thread with a bunch of Small Basic programs that illustrate fascinating optical illusions.  Here are some below – click on the link below the images and you can actually view them on your browser.   http://smallbasic.com/program/?PVC930 http://smallbasic.com/program/?CDV606 http://smallbasic.com/program/?FMW356 http://smallbasic.com/program/?CNR593 http://smallbasic.com/program/?TTR706 Go check out the…

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Small Basic – Now with SilverLight

One Program, Two Platforms! Did you know that with Small Basic v0.8, you can write a program or a game and have it run identically on both your desktop and the browser?  This makes it super easy to share your games with your friends (even those that may be running a Mac). In fact it…

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New home for Microsoft Small Basic

We’re pleased to announce that, after a great year of feedback and updates on Microsoft DevLabs, Small Basic has completed its early incubation period and is moving to a more permanent home at the Microsoft Beginner Developer Learning Center.  Thank you to all of you who have contributed your feedback to Small Basic, and we…

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Sample of this week: Snake Bite

Snake Bite is a game created by Davey Wavey, inspired by the SNAKE BITE game on the ZX81.  Check out the program listing and an online playable version of this game at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?SNKBITE If you have Small Basic v0.8, you can download and edit this game by importing SNKBITE.   

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