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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Featured Small Basic Article - Leap Year Checker

Today I’m featuring this Wiki article: Small Basic Sample: Leap Year Checker   Here is the overview from that article: For example, let’s say you want to create a program that checks whether a given year’s a leap year or not. It’s a leap year if the year’s evenly divisible by 4. But if it’s…

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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


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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Shapes Editor - Small Basic Featured Program

Latest version of Shape Editor: Shapes 1.42 TLW744-3.   From Nonki Takahashi:                                                               Nonki Takahashi a private company   1,896 Points                17                6                0                       Recent Achievements           Wiki Editor II                                            Forums Curator II                                            Wiki Community Editor                                                           Nonki Takahashi’s threads                                View Profile             What’s New in Shapes 1.42 : Supported cursor key to move a…

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String Searcher - Small Basic Featured Program

Today’s featured program is “Single Character String Searcher” by Jibba Jabba. You’ll have to run the program locally for the “Esc” key to work (works fine online up to that point).    Import: XMX755 Features: A colourful Interactive Program that searches any String for a given character. “Quick Input Mode” stores results in a multidimensional…

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Naochan Pong - Small Basic Feature Game

I’m naming this after the creator, NaochanON. Play the game here:   rzd792   It’s a version of Pong, where you play against the computer, and then there’s a barrier in the middle that’s moving. Plus add the gameplay mechanic of the ball steadily speeding up and you have an addictive and challenging game! From…


Chomper Man - Small Basic Featured Game

Today’s featured program is SB Chomper, a packman clone. It’s fantastic! You can play it here:   Chomper (Packman) – by Anthony Yarrell/QBasicLover   Who is Anthony Yarrell (goes by QBasicLover)? Here is his bio in his own words… “I (Anthony Yarrell, a.k.a. QBasicLover) am an office support worker in the health insurance industry. I…


Create a Metronome in Small Basic - Community Challenge

For our March Challenge of the Month… One of Nonki’s Community Challenges was… (d) Create a metronome.   And NaochanON created a great metronome! Click here to play with it: LWQ467-0   For fun, crank the pitch up to 195, and enjoy! You’d think the arm would fall off when going at that speed! The controls…

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