Who will be crowned the last Small Basic Guru of 2016!!

Calling all wise men! And Wise Ladies! Join us and rejoice! THE FINAL SMALL BASIC WIKI CHALLENGE OF 2016!! December 2016 Guru, it’s time to share great skills as a TechNet Wiki article and WIN medal(s). Medals? Yes, you can share multiple articles in the same or different categories! Now, navigate to TechNet Guru Competition December 2016  to choose your categories…

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Featured Small Basic Wiki Article: Read and Write CSV Files

Here is a classic article from Florian that examines how to use CSV files in Small Basic. Read the full article here: Small Basic: Read and Write CSV Files And here is an excerpt: =========================== What is CSV? Comma separated values (CSV) is a file format that is used to exchange data between programs. It…

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Small Basic Featured Article – How to Publish Your Program

Ever need to share your Small Basic program? Are you a teacher who needs this basic information as a resource? Then you’ve come to the right place! Read the full article here: Small Basic: How to Publish Your Program    Here is the TOC: Table of Contents   Sharing Your Program Ready to share your…

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Small Basic Guru Awards: January 2016 Winners

We had a light competition in January, but Nonki beat me fair and square:  Small Basic Technical Guru – January 2016     Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Clock Michiel Van Hoorn: “Great article on the clock object and how to work with time. Foundational knowledge for any programmer.” Peter Laker: “Nicely formed, well laid out, good contribution”  …

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Featured Article: Interviews with Vijaye Raji, the creator of Small Basic

You can also find the latest version of this article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: Interviews with Vijaye Raji, the creator of Small Basic Let’s get to it! Vijaye created Small Basic, based on a challenge to Microsoft that he read in a blog post. Now, a lot of people supported him and helped make…

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Small Basic 1.2: Installation Guide (Featured Article)

Find the updated version of this article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic 1.2: Installation Guide    Overview Small Basic is free! And it teaches actual text/syntax-based programming to students! This is the only language+IDE built for that purpose! And it’s free!  This guide shows you the detailed steps for installing Small Basic! Downloading Small Basic…

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Small Basic Featured Article: Automatic Type Conversion

You can find the latest and greatest version of this article here: Small Basic: Automatic Type Conversion    Overview You’ve probably seen how to write expressions with both integers and decimal numbers, and you also probably know how to glue (concatenate) two strings together using the plus sign. But when an expression includes both numbers…

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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 – 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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