6 Lessons to learn Small Basic and graduate to Visual Basic!

Learn how to use Small Basic and to graduate to Visual Basic… in 6 steps! Lesson 1: Getting Started with Small Basic Lesson 1.1: Introduction to Small Basic – Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 30 minutes Lesson 1.2: Statements, Properties, and Operations  – Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 1 hour Lesson 1.3: Variables…


Small Basic Extensions Gallery

UPDATED 07/06/16: Added Oculus Rift/Oculus SB. On 03/05/16: Updated the ESL extension links. On 02/28/16: Added Jibba Jabba’s Small Basic Leaderboard, Extended Text Library (by jsakamoto), Fast 2D Graphics (by FuleSnabel), Kinect (by Synergist), Neural Network (by EzyMCP), and SquareBasic (by Benedikt Muessig). On 01/31/16: Added Fremy’s Extension as a featured extension. On 11/2/15: Added LitDev and EV3 Basic….


1942 – Featured Small Basic Program

Today we’re featuring 1942 – by Laurent20. For better performance, play the game locally by going here. Or play it online here. It’s amazing how far we’ve come, huh? I remember playing this in the arcade. Now, in my chair. Well great job to Laurent20 and to Ari Feldman, who created most of the art….

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How to debug Small Basic programs

Today’s guest blogger is Nonki Takahashi:   About Nonki in his own words: I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a collage student. At 2010, I started to program with Microsoft Small Basic. And I’m interested in making Go program and…


What are the 14 Keywords of Small Basic?

In the Small Basic FAQ, it mentions there are 14 keywords: What are the unique features of the Small Basic language? SizeThe Small Basic language consists of just 14 keywords. ========== Of the 14 keywords, we’ll cover 16 of them in this blog post: AndElseElseIfEndForEndIfEndSubEndWhileForGotoIfOrStepSubThenToWhile ========== Examples…  If, Then, EndIf If (Clock.Hour < 12) Then …


Small Basic Program Gallery

12/08/15 UPDATE: Oculus Rift Ball Bounce, Batting Practice, Database Sample, Wavelength to RGP Converter, Clown: Parsed Pixels, and Pendulum.  On 11/17/15: Added several Science related programs, Triple Six, and Small Block Builder. On 9/3/13: Added Eora Duck Hunt. On 6/29: Added SBCraft. On 6/12: Added String Searcher. On 5/22: Added Abacus Beads, Chomper, Go Simulator, Minesweeper,…


Small Basic – The 50 Line Challenge

From Coding Cat:    Working on developing projects for my Intro to Programming class, I reminded myself of an article I read back in the early days of the PC. The article was in one of the first PC only magazines, and it was publishing the results of a contest the magazine sponsored. Preliminaries complete,…

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Small Basic – The Physics Challenge (October Challenges)

Welcome to the monthly SmallBasic Challenge!  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…

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Got ideas for the Small Basic blog?

Assuming you use Small Basic, of course. =^) We’ll interview key community folks, we’ll discuss Small Basic education, feature some programs, and enjoy some community conversations.   What are your ideas?  – Tall Basic Ed


This Week’s Featured Program

It’s that time again! This week’s featured program is SPACE INVADERS! This fast-paced alien-killing game was created by NaochanON. This program works best when played locally, but you our can try it out in your browser below!