Sprite Arrays - Featured Article

I recently wrote a TechNet Wiki article describing how to manage arrays of sprites in a game. For the full article see http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24857.small-basic-sprite-arrays.aspx. The following is an excerpt from one section… Recycling sprites We often want sprites to appear and disappear.  One way to do this is to recycle the sprites from a ‘pool’, activating…

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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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Small Basic Tutorial: A Simple Savings Calculator For Kids

  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. You can find their books and other materials at the Computer Science For Kids web site. Thanks to Philip for sharing. Please enjoy!   ==================…

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6 Lessons to learn Small Basic and graduate to Visual Basic!

Learn how to use Small Basic and to graduate to Visual Basic… in 6 steps! Lesson 1: Getting Started with Small Basic Lesson 1.1: Introduction to Small Basic – Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 30 minutes Lesson 1.2: Statements, Properties, and Operations  – Estimated time to complete this sub-lesson: 1 hour Lesson 1.3: Variables…


Small Basic Tutorials

If you are looking for a self-paced learning or teaching Small Basic tutorial, check out http://www.computerscienceforkids.com/microsoft-small-basic.  Phil Conrod has a passion for writing tutorials and books aimed at beginner programmers and he’s done an excellent job of covering all the fundamentals of Small Basic programming.  He has also published a faithful port of David Ahl’s…

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