Small Basic: Text Basics – Featured Article

Today’s featured TechNet Wiki article comes from LitDev… Find the latest and complete version of this article here, on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: Text Basics   This article covers the basics of text manipulation in Small Basic using the Text object. Introduction Text is a series of characters, often called a string in computing.  A…


3D RayCaster Maze – Featured Small Basic Game

Check out this fantastic 3D real-time game (that runs online)…   3D Color RayCaster Maze – by Old Basic Coder   From the creator, Old Basic Coder… I made a “3D Maze” type program as an exercise. Had not programmed anything for about 25 years, fancied getting back into it, and downloaded the free version…


Small Basic learning camps at Main Stem Academy – Summer 2013

http://www.mainstemacademy.com/   Mark McDonald at Main Stem Academy is teaching Small Basic camps. Each camp is tutorial driven. Kids can join any time or go to the whole series. If they attend the whole series, they will be challenged with new tutorials and scenarios each week. They will use agile project management techniques. Kids will…


What are the unique features of the Small Basic language?

Originally written by the creator of Small Basic, Vijaye Raji… Here are the unique features of the Small Basic language: Imperative Just like the early variants of BASIC, Small Basic is imperative and doesn’t use or expose beginners to concepts like scopes, types, object orientation, etc. Size The Small Basic language consists of just 14…


What is the Best Programming Language to Learn?

Today’s guest blogger is Jibba Jabba (Rick Murphy)… Jibba Jabba’s Profile  About Rick Murphy… amateur programmer. Began with Small Basic in Dec 2012. Last job was as a kitchen supervisor for 8 years. Now taking a break. Like cooking, love programming. Rick wrote this great bit about what programming language you should learn… ===========================================      After…


How is Small Basic different from QBASIC and VB.Net?

The answer comes from the creator of Small Basic, Vijaye Raji… How is Small Basic different from QBASIC? Unlike QBASIC, Small Basic is based on .Net and can consume (not produce) “Objects”. It supports distinct Operations, Properties and Events. It doesn’t have GOSUB 🙂 From Anthony Yarrell… A few difference between QBasic and Small Basic:…


Chomper Man – Small Basic Featured Game

Today’s featured program is SB Chomper, a packman clone. It’s fantastic! You can play it here:   Chomper (Packman) – by Anthony Yarrell/QBasicLover   Who is Anthony Yarrell (goes by QBasicLover)? Here is his bio in his own words… “I (Anthony Yarrell, a.k.a. QBasicLover) am an office support worker in the health insurance industry. I…


Why does Small Basic exist?

We’ve spoken to college students about Small Basic in the past and I’ve heard Small Basic explained and presented. That led me to realize that we need a short and concise explanation for the existence of Small Basic…   Small Basic exists to help students as young as age eight learn the foundations of computer…


Small Basic Curriculum

Learn all about Small Basic by using the curriculum. With the curriculum, you can lean Small Basic with separate lessons – just like you would in a classroom. You can download the curriculum, which includes PowerPoint decks to teach from. As a teacher or as a student learning Small Basic on your own, the curriculum…