Learn to Program with Small Basic – I added 5 more book reviews

I added 5 more book reviews to this article: Book Info + Reviews: “Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math” by Dr. Majed Marji & Ed Price Here are the five reviews that I added: “This book… assumes no prior knowledge of programming and introduces readers…

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Microsoft Computational Thinking

At Microsoft, we’re proud to have one of the forefront researchers and authors/speakers of Computational Thinking, Jeannette Wing, as a member of Microsoft Research. In this blog post, we’ll dig into Jeannette’s content. We’ll go through it chronologically! About Jeannette Wing: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/press/jeannette-wing.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Wing http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wing/ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeannette_Wing Books & Publications: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/w/Wing:Jeannette_M http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/usr/wing/www/publications/ http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102329155 Formal Methods ’99: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F3-540-48119-2…

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Book Info + Reviews: “Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math” by Dr. Majed Marji & Ed Price

Well, it’s official! The book launched on May 2nd, 2016! And so it’s about time to write it up and make it official! This blog post will also house excerpts from all the book reviews, so this page will be evolving as we go! I teamed with author Majed Marji (Learn to Program with Scratch)…

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EdSurge reviews “Learn to Program with Small Basic” by Dr. Majed Marji and Ed Price

This month, EdSurge published the online article: 6 Summer Reads That Will Teach You—and Your Students—How to Code On that list is the book, “Learn to Program with Small Basic“:   “Skillfully introduces programming through the Small Basic language. This book is not only good for middle and high school students, but is a great…

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Microsoft Small Basic

We’d love for you learn more about Microsoft Small Basic! Key Links: Download Microsoft Small Basic Website: http://smallbasic.com Blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/ Forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=smallbasic Wiki: Small Basic Portal Gallery: Small Basic File Downloads on TechNet Gallery Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallbasic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Small_Basic Learn More about Small Basic: Book: Learn to Program with Small Basic The Unique Features of Microsoft Small…

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Want to meet with the Azure Service Fabric engineering team?

We’re beginning a series of calls for all of the Service Fabric community to join in and ask the engineering team questions! The agenda is whatever you make of it. The Azure Service Fabric engineering team will be hosting the first community Q&A tomorrow, on May 19th at 10am Pacific Time. This will be an open,…

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Teaching a 9-year old

What should a 9-year old learn? This blog post is a work in progress.   Math 1: Adapted Mind http://www.adaptedmind.com/ Grades K-6. Also great for Reading.   Math 2: Bing’s Multiplication Table http://www.bing.com/search?q=multiplication+table Click “Quiz me!” Set difficulty to 20 First, fill in the answers based on your memory or calculating the math in your…

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Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 7 Editor Improvements (Code Folding, IntelliSense, Indentation, Ruler, & More!)

The Visual Studio Code 0.10.10  release features a fiesta of Editor improvements, including… Editor Source Code Folding The editor now contains a first implementation of code folding. You can turn the feature on and off with the editor.folding configuration setting (File > Preferences > User Settings or Workspace Settings). Once enabled, you can collapse and expand…

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a free copy of Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

Hello! I’m proud to announce that I’ve teamed up with Majed Marji, the author of Learn to Program with Scratch. We have a new book coming out in April from No Starch Press: Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math                 No Starch Press is…

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Visual Studio Team Services – NEW FEATURES: Test like you’ve never tested before!!! (6 Big Test Case Improvements)

The March release includes a cacophony of testing features… Exploratory testing directly from a work item You can now launch an exploratory testing session for a specific work item, directly from within the product. We’ve added entry points on all cards, grids, and in the Test hub. This lets you associate the selected work item…

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