Small Basic Featured Program – Turtle Maze

This is an image only… (Click here to play the game.) Nonki updated this game on 12/3/12: http://smallbasic.com/program/?XHL585-5 What fun! You can only do a few things though… Click Next to change the maze. Click Start to watch the Turtle go crazy as he turns left as his strategy to beat the maze. Crazy turtle!…

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Featured Article – Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using C#

Liam McSherry won our TechNet Wiki contest! Here is a sample of the winning article… Introduction Microsoft Small Basic, while a good language for a beginner, is rather limited once you really get into programming. If you feel you’re rather advanced with Small Basic, but you also feel that you’re being limited by it, you…

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Small Basic – The Gas Physics Challenge

As usual, LitDev has concocted some great November challenges, based on ideas from the Small Basic community! Today we’re going to focus on a Physics Challenge that’s challenging even to think about… The Difficult Gas Challenge!    Welcome to the monthly Small Basic Challenge! These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program…

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Small Basic Contest Winners!!! – TechNet Wiki Content

A few weeks ago I announced the Small Basic on TechNet Wiki Contest. Last week I provided an update. Today we’re going to announce our winners!   The Microsoft judges were Mike H, Ray FAST, and me. The first category is Best Article. We’re looking for articles that are thorough, visually clear (images might help, but…

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Click the Button – Small Basic Featured Program

Today’s featured program is Click the Button. Gah! I edited it and lost the embed. I can’t get it back. Here’s an image of the program: Today’s featured program is “Click the Button” by Timo Sö. It’s very challenging. How far can you get? You can find it here: http://smallbasic.com/smallbasic.com/program/?WSF598 Thanks!    – Tall Basic…


Small Basic – TechNet Wiki Contest Update!!

This content contest is coming to a close. Read about it here: Small Basic – New TechNet Wiki Contest!!! Here are our contestants for the “Best Article”: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13342.small-basic.aspx – Noah http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14015.using-the-joysticks-game-controllers-extension-for-microsoft-small-basic.aspx – Gungan http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14121.small-basic-how-to-debug.aspx – Nonki http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14084.small-basic-how-to-get-kids-to-try-programming.aspx – Coding Cat http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14025.small-basic-how-to-create-an-extension-using-c.aspx – Liam http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14075.small-basic-control-statements.aspx – Nonki http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13340.small-basic-how-to-create-an-extension-using-vb-net.aspx – Noah    Here are our contestants for Best Contributor:    Nonki 2 Japanese translations:…

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Small Basic – Elementary & Middle Student Testimonials

Last Updated: 06/23/16 – Added the video of kids using and talking about Small Basic. 09/23/15: JCGarrido’s son, Adrian, age 12. 11/28/14: Der_Programmier, age 9. 10/21/13: Added Anne’s son. 8/25/13: Added Lisa M’s daughter, Amber. This blog post is a work in progress. It will grow as we collect testimonials. Please add to it by leaving comments below. Please…


Small Basic – The Wave Challenge (September Challenge Results)

You can find the challenges of the month in the Small Basic forums. Here are the October challenges. For the September challenge, the Wave Challenge was offered in the Physics Challenge section: Create a program to simulate waves.  Quite a general challenge so tackle it how you want – could be a water wave (2D)…

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Getting Johnny to Code (response to "Why Can’t Johnny Code?")

Today’s guest blogger is Coding Cat, Matthew Parets:   Coding Cat’s Profile   Coding Cat is Matthew Parets, a Computer Science teacher, one that I would have loved to have had. You probably would too, after you read this blog post. Here is a brief bio about Matthew in his words:   I have been…

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The Unique Features of the Small Basic Language

This blog post originates with the question in the  Small Basic FAQ . We also wanted to give the community a chance to answer this question in depth in the TechNet Wiki article.   What are the unique features of the Small Basic language? ImperativeJust like the early variants of BASIC, Small Basic is imperative and doesn’t use…

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