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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Small Basic – Binary Quiz

Are you familiar to binary?  Today I will introduce a binary quiz program BGH855-1. Guess hexadecimal or decimal from binary.  Have fun. See Also binary to decimal converter – Small Basic Featured Program (by WhTurner33) How to convert text into Binary Text to Binary Converter – Small Basic Featured Program


Small Basic with PowerShell

Do you know that a Small Basic program can be run as a command? Today I’d like to introduce my CUI (character user interface) program WordList (BKM132-2) and how it will work with PowerShell. WordList This program reads a text file and outputs a word list to the text window.  One way to run this…

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Small Basic – Multilayered Perceptron

This is the continued story from Small Basic – Artificial Neuron. Last time, I told about simple perceptron (artificial neuron) can become such as OR, AND and NAND operations.  Single perceptron is able to be drawn as following graph.  The horizontal axis is x1 and the vertical axis is x2.  The light area means y=0 and…

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Small Basic – Challenges of the Month (April 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! Submit your programs here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dae04eac-4e52-449c-b2fe-03de9ca7520a/challenge-of-the-month-april-2017?forum=smallbasic…

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Learn Small Basic

Are you ready to continue learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options! Curriculum Books: Learn to Program with Small Basic – by Ed Price (me) and Majed Marji 7 Small Basic books from Computer Science for Kids Small Basic Programming Books – Explore some of these books for free! Free Online Learning: Small…

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