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…


Microsoft Small Basic Guru Awards – June 2015 Winners!!!

You can find all the TechNet Guru Awards here: The Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards! (June 2015) Let’s look at the Small Basic contributions!     Small Basic Technical Guru – June 2015     CodingCat Find – Small Basic’s Search Feature and its Importance to New Coders Michiel Van Hoorn: “This is sooo practical” Ed Price: “I love it….

3

Sudden Death – Featured Small Basic Game

Special thanks to Coding Cat for whipping up a fun little game in the March Challenges. Coding Cat submitted this community challenge: Community Suggestion (By Coding Cat) Easy: A real time countdown lock. Hard: Using the countdown clock as a theme for a game.   Here’s the game from Coding Cat:    Here is my…

3

Moon Lander – Small Basic Featured Programs

Today I’d like to introduce ‘moon lander’ type programs that came from Challenge of the Month – October 2014.  The challenge was: Game Challenge Write a ‘moon lander’ type program. All these moon landers are controlled by arrow keys.  Have fun! LEM by Coding Cat Program ID TQL943 Here is my submission for the Lander…

2

Small Basic – Being Part of a Game Dev Team?

Today, I’d like to pick up a thread from Small Basic Forum.  The title is “Being part of a game Dev team?”. This topic is raised by Zock77 with his first question: “Anyone around interested in being part of a game Dev team? Like something that may go further than just the SB community?”  Zock77…

2

SBJump – Small Basic Featured Program

A platform game SBJump has been produced by Coding Cat through Challenge of the Month – May 2014. Coding Cat said “Lots of time spent polishing the look and feel of the game, and organizing the code so it is as easy to follow as possible”. Updated version: BCL208-6 The previous import ID of the program…


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:…

1

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…

1

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,…