Small Basic 1.3 Quick Review

Small Basic 1.3 was released on August 7.  It’s very easy to install from Microsoft Store. Small Basic 1.3 has Small Basic Quick Guide in the help pane.  The icon displayed in task bar has been changed.  Sample code to print “Hello World!” always appears.  And syntax error messages have become more easy expression for…

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Small Basic 1.3 available now!

Small Basic 1.3 is now available to download from the Windows Store! We’ve got some great new features, including support for three new languages, a new Startup Help page when it loads, and of course, more bug fixes.  If you’ve already installed it through the Windows Store, your app will update. If you haven’t installed…

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Book Info + Reviews: “Beginning Microsoft Small Basic: A Computer Programming Tutorial” by Philip Conrod & Lou Tylee

Beginning Microsoft Small Basic: A Computer Programming Tutorial (Kindle Version @ Amazon.com) “The Beginning Microsoft Small Basic Programming Tutorial by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee is a fun read and covers all the fundamentals of Small Basic programming.  I would recommend it to all my friends who want to learn Small Basic.  They do a great job…

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Small Basic – Graduate with VS2017

I wrote a TechNet Wiki article about Instructions to Graduate and Debug with Visual Studio 2017. This is the way from Small Basic to the newest programming environment. Have fun!

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Who will be announced the next Microsoft Small Basic Guru? Read more about July 2017 competition

What is Small Basic Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month. This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month – July 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! Contribute to the challenges in…

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Small Basic: Teaching Girls to Code! — What are we doing and where are we headed?

Small Basic is focusing on teaching girls to code. As we build improvements like the online version we describe in this video, the improvements are also beneficial as we teach boys as well as girls. This video shows how we’re headed toward an online version, more social/collaborative features, and we’re building out curriculum to teach…


Small Basic – Textbox UX (Part 2)

Question: How to show entered words in textbox on any other coordinate “after pressing enter key” was asked by msdn.yogesh last October in Small Basic forum.  And yesterday he asked again: how can i do this with “keyboard enter key”. This question reminds me an idea for using textbox.  The idea is using both a textbox and…


Finish June Strong – Small Basic Challenges and Guru Wiki Contest!

First of all, what are the June Small Basic Challenges? Challenge of the Month – June 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…

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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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