Small Basic: Stack Basics – Featured Article

I’d like to introduce you to LitDev’s article here: Small Basic: Stack Basics    Here is an excerpt:   What is a Stack A stack is an ordered list where entries are added (pushed) and retrieved (popped) in a last-in first-out order.  The name stack come from the fact that it is like a stack…


Small Basic Featured Program: A Walking Man — Animated in Code!

From the July Challenges: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c80d0e11-66c8-4f11-b4b5-09851afaf67b/challenge-of-the-month-july-2013     NaochanON starts us off with a great walking man… Graphics Challenge Draw an animation of a walking man.    GWV844       Thanks to NaochanON for this great program!    – Ninja Ed


Small Basic July Challenges!

Check out the July challenges and respond to them here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c80d0e11-66c8-4f11-b4b5-09851afaf67b/challenge-of-the-month-july-2013 There are a huge number of July challenges! Here they are… . Curriculum Challenge 2.1 (1) Write a program that draws 5 randomly positioned and sized red rectangles on a blue background. (2) Draw a picture of a car using rectangles, ellipses and lines….


SBCraft – Small Basic Featured Game

Go check out SBCraft and leave a comment with your thoughts about the game!   Download SBCraft from TechNet Gallery    More information from the creator of SBCraft, Ardiezc Quazhulu: A Minecraft-like game. To play, just extract, (password is “sbcraft”) and run SBCraft.exe. You DO NOT have to put the SBCraft folder into C:\ Just…


Beginning Microsoft Small Basic – Review by "There’s More 2 Les"

It’s time for a guest blogger!  Today’s guest blogger is Leslie (and her 13-year-old son, Captain C) from There’s More 2 Les!            Those that know me know that I am a computer geek. I love them. We have more computers around our house than I care to admit…and most of them…

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Small Basic: How to Convert Multi-Line Text into an Array of Lines – Featured Article

Today’s featured TechNet Wiki article is from Nonki Takahashi:  Small Basic: How to Convert Multi-Line Text into Array of Lines   Small Basic can get multi-line text into a variable from multi-line input text box with Controls.GetTextBoxText() or from text file with File.ReadContents().The following sample code shows how to convert a multi-line text into an array…

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How to Download and Install Small Basic

Today, we have a special guest blogger, Philip Conrod! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of “Beginning Microsoft Small Basic”. You can find their books and other materials at the…

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Beginning Microsoft Small Basic – Review by "KGB That’s Me!"

It’s time for a guest blogger!   Today’s guest blogger is Kelly (and her 13-year-old son, Hayden) from KGB That’s Me!     My 13-year old son, Hayden, was given a chance to review this fun course called Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Computer Science for Kids.   WHAT IS IT?: Beginning Microsoft Small Basic is an…

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June Small Basic Guru Update – Nonki’s got it cornered

What is TechNet Guru? One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community as a whole. This includes a dedicated blog post in the Wiki Ninjas blog, a tweet from the Wiki Ninjas Twitter account, an announcement on your forum, and other acknowledgement from…

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Collision Physics – Small Basic Featured Game

So Vijaye blogged about this before: Collision Physics With Small Basic And you can see LitDev’s Collision Physics here: PMT149   But I wanted to offer up the challenge to see if anyone can make a game that includes the collision physics built in this program. Also, I found that this is actually a bit…

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