Beginning Microsoft Small Basic – Review by "There’s More 2 Les"

It’s time for a guest blogger!  Today’s guest blogger is Leslie (and her 13-year-old son, Captain C) from There’s More 2 Les!            Those that know me know that I am a computer geek. I love them. We have more computers around our house than I care to admit…and most of them…

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How to Download and Install Small Basic

Today, we have a special guest blogger, Philip Conrod! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of “Beginning Microsoft Small Basic”. You can find their books and other materials at the…

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Beginning Microsoft Small Basic – Review by "KGB That’s Me!"

It’s time for a guest blogger!   Today’s guest blogger is Kelly (and her 13-year-old son, Hayden) from KGB That’s Me!     My 13-year old son, Hayden, was given a chance to review this fun course called Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Computer Science for Kids.   WHAT IS IT?: Beginning Microsoft Small Basic is an…

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Beginning Microsoft Small Basic – Review by "Royal Little Lambs"

  Today we have a guest blogger!   It’s Jennifer (and her 12-year-old daughter, Liz) from Royal Little Lambs.         Liz reviewed Computer Science for Kids and very much enjoyed learning Beginning Microsoft Small Basic. There are 11 lessons. They range from 22-109 pages. The lessons generally consist of Review and preview Small Basic (lessons)…

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What is the Best Programming Language to Learn?

Today’s guest blogger is Jibba Jabba (Rick Murphy)… Jibba Jabba’s Profile  About Rick Murphy… amateur programmer. Began with Small Basic in Dec 2012. Last job was as a kitchen supervisor for 8 years. Now taking a break. Like cooking, love programming. Rick wrote this great bit about what programming language you should learn… ===========================================      After…


How to convert text into Binary

This fantastic chart comes from today’s guest blogger, Liam McSherry. In Liam’s words… =============================   If anyone wants to know how to convert text into a series of binary digits, I quickly made this little graphic.   Note that this sort of system applies to all radices as a way of converting to them, with the divisor…


Small Basic Code Block Generator: How to format a Code Block

Today’s guest blogger is Nonki Takahashi. You can find the latest version of this article here on TechNet Wiki.   This article is especially for the Small Basic article writer on TechNet Wiki.  It explains the Code Block Generator v1.3.  There is a menu icon of [Format Code Block] to generate code block in TechNet Wiki [EDIT]…

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Microsoft’s History with BASIC (Altair 8800, TRS-80 Color Computer)

A Brief History of Small Basic Today, we have a guest blogger, Philip Conrod! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of “Beginning Microsoft Small Basic”. You can find their books…

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Why Learn Small Basic?

Today, we have a special guest blogger, Philip Conrod! He is sharing with us an excerpt from their book for kids, Beginning Microsoft Small Basic by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee. This section is available as part of Chapter 1 of “Beginning Microsoft Small Basic”. You can find their books and other materials at the…

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Small Basic Tutorial: Creating Your First Program

Today we have a guest blogger: Noah Buscher! Check out Noah’s first tutorial… about your first Small Basic program.   Small Basic is a .NET language created by Microsoft. It allows the beginner programmer to get started creating programs right away, and does not confuse the beginner with the numerous controls found in Visual Basic…

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