4 Color Pattern Game – Small Basic Featured Program

This game came from the December Challenges here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/39673f2b-1f37-465e-9401-c66455aff42a/challenge-of-the-month-december-2013?forum=smallbasic   Game Challenge Write a clone of the Simon game.   From NaochanON: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 12:58 PM    VJL218-0    Simon image changed. Clicked color visible.     The next day, Nonki Takahashi posted this: Thursday, December 05, 2013 12:29 PM                      I started to program…

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Small Basic Interview – Nonki Takahashi!

Welcome to our interview with Nonki Takahashi! In the TechNet Guru contest (for Small Basic), Nonki has 4 gold medals and 8 total medals (see TechNet Guru: The Most Frequent Award Winners).     Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies? I am a BASIC lover living in…

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LitDev’s "Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics" – Featured Article!

Check out LitDev’s November gold medal winner for the Small Basic Guru contest: Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics   This is also LitDev’s first gold medal! So congrats go to LitDev!   Here is an excerpt section from the article…     =============== Advanced Collisions To get sprites to bounce off each other realistically can be…

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Small Basic November 2013 Guru Winners!

The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet.   More about the TechNet…

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Small Basic is FREE!!!

Yeah, it’s free. Give yourself a gift. Or give a kid a future in computer software that they might not otherwise have. Just click: What is Small Basic? Well… Small Basic is Fun, Simple, Social, & Gradual. And these resources will guide you. Ten year olds have used these resources on their own to learn Small Basic:…

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December 2013 Small Basic Guru – Give the Gift of Knowledge

It’s that time of the year again! It’s Giving time! A time to think of those less awesome than you. A time to give something back to the community. Think of those happy faces you will make, as they open that article! Remember, “A TechNet Wiki article is not just for Christmas, it’s for eternity”!!! A…

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Small Basic Featured Article – How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center

Today’s featured article is the Small Basic Guru gold medal winner for October!   Small Basic: How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center By Nonki Takahashi December 8, 2013 This article shows how to rotate a shape not from it’s center in Small Basic programming language.  Because Shapes.Rotate() rotates a shape from the center…

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Small Basic December 2013 Challenges!!!

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 SmallBasic.  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 / partial solutions /…

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Connecting Four Circles – Small Basic Featured Game

This came from the November challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/eb13e8a4-4826-4709-8b49-3767ea9df415/challenge-of-the-month-november-2013?forum=smallbasic Game Challenge Write a clone of the Connect 4 game for 2 players (or harder using AI to play against the PC).   Nonki Takahashi went to work on it (final game: LSM678-6). Here is the story of his progression…   Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:45 PM Nonki started…

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What was your first programming language? – Poll by Joe Dwyer

My first programming language was BASIC. I took a class at Fullerton College. All I knew at that point was that I wanted to make games and software. So I was learning everything I could. I started with BASIC, but I wish Small Basic was around back then. I would have taught myself (saved some…