Big News! Small Basic available on Windows App Store!

Bring out the trumpets! Roll out the red carpet! We’ve got big news for you today, because Small Basic 1.2 is now available on the Windows App Store!  That’s right, you can go download it directly from the store, by searching for “Small Basic” or directly from this link.  You can also rate and review Small…

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Small Basic Featured Programs – Multi-Colored Spirals

In the June Challenges, LitDev included a great Graphics Challenge: Graphics Challenge: Draw a multi-coloured spiral   And the challenge began! Coding Cat started us off on June 1st: I love the graphics challenge. It turns out I wrote a double spiral program as one of my first forays into Small Basic. 🙂 Import code: QSP181…


ANNOUNCING THE 20 SMALL BASIC BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNERS: “Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math”

ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY In today’s blog post, we’ll dig into a Small Basic sample that will select 10 random winners from folks who took the Small Basic 1.2 Feedback Survey! Awhile ago we had a promotion to win the Small Basic book I cowrote with Majed Marji: BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a free copy of our new…


Small Basic – Zodiac Sign Update

My first version of zodiac sign program in Small Basic was for Challenge of the Month – January 2013.  This year, I updated the program with a new tool program. The tool name is Get List of Stars from Wikipedia (ZSF735).  The last time, I read and typed constellation data from Wikipedia.  But now this…


Small Basic – November Guru Award Winners!!!

We had a few great articles in November! Let’s see what the judges thought!    Small Basic Technical Guru – November 2015     Ed Price – MSFT Small Basic: Using a Sentinel for Loop Control Michiel Van Hoorn: “Excellent post on using loops and an approach to use a Sentinel number. Great examples in coding principles” Peter…

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Illumination in Small Basic

I made a sample program of illumination in Small Basic.  The program ID is JRV115.  I recommend you to run this program locally.  Because, in browser, this program is little slow. I wish you happy holidays and have a great 2016!

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 extension for Small Basic – EV3 Basic!!!

Using the EV3 extension for Small Basic 1.2, you can use Small Basic to program your Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots! This is a great next step for teachers and parents looking to lay the groundwork on their kids’ futures and careers. Lego Mindstorms is a big step toward engineering and computer development, and programming your robots on…


Small Basic 1.2 Released with Kinect Support and Bug Fixes

Michael Scherotter is a Media Experience Evangelist at Microsoft who works with media companies to help them build apps, works with 3D printer manufacturers to help them write drivers, and is part of the Small Basic development team who brought Kinect objects to Small Basic 1.2.  We are excited to announce that a new version…

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GraphicsWindow Basics – Small Basic Featured Article

Check out this classic article from litdev:   Small Basic: GraphicsWindow Basics   Table of Contents   GraphicsWindow Layers   Layer 1 – Background Layer 2 – Drawings Layer 3 – Shapes and Controls   Shapes Properties Moving Shapes Other Languages     Here’s an excerpt about moving shapes: The position of a shape is…