Unassigned Variables: X = 0? (Small Basic Featured Thread)

Small Basic handles unassigned variables as equal to zero. The idea is that variables are always available. Let’s look at this thread from the Small Basic Forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9aa087df-c0da-418b-95ac-ed399b2fb9e5/initialization-issue     SeyfiD started the thread: I was about to give an introductory programming course using Small Basic. I encountered following issue while playing with it (v1.1 on Windows…

2

Small Basic Extension – Extended Small Basic Library (ESL) 0.4.1a

3/5/16 UPDATE: Added the 0.4.2a patch and 0.4.3a patch link and info. ======================= Today’s featured Small Basic extension comes from Liam McSherry. Here is information about the extension in his words… Extended Small Basic Library, or ESL, is a small but powerful extension for Microsoft Small Basic. Although it didn’t get off to a great…

2

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 Interview – Liam McSherry (C#, C++, D, & Small Basic)

Welcome to our first interview where we interview folks from the Small Basic community! We’re starting with the winner of our contest to write Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki. Liam’s Profile   Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What programming languages do you use? Well, my name is Liam…

7

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…

1

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…

1

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

Small Basic Extensions Gallery

UPDATED 07/06/16: Added Oculus Rift/Oculus SB. On 03/05/16: Updated the ESL extension links. On 02/28/16: Added Jibba Jabba’s Small Basic Leaderboard, Extended Text Library (by jsakamoto), Fast 2D Graphics (by FuleSnabel), Kinect (by Synergist), Neural Network (by EzyMCP), and SquareBasic (by Benedikt Muessig). On 01/31/16: Added Fremy’s Extension as a featured extension. On 11/2/15: Added LitDev and EV3 Basic….