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Small Basic Blog - The Blog is Moving! The Blog is Moving!

Yeah, for reals. It's moving! So… as MSDN closes, the Tech Community is opening and thriving! Join...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/20/2019

Announcing Small Basic Online 1.0 - Public Preview

Please kick the tires of our new Public Preview of Small Basic Online 1.0! What's up on our website...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/08/2019

Play with Morse Code in Small Basic (2)

I'm continuing to develop Morse Telegraph Key.  And Tryhest shared his Morse code player as his...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 01/25/2019

Play with Morse Code in Small Basic (1)

There are some Morse code program in Small Basic.  But today I'd like to start creating new Morse...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 01/19/2019

January 2019 Small Basic Challenges!!!

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/12/2019

Who will be announced as the next Small Basic Guru? Read more about the January 2019 competition!!

What is the TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/10/2019

Drawing Many Shapes with Combination of Small Basic Shapes

Small Basic Shapes has only four types of shapes - rectangle, ellipse, triangle and line. To draw...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 01/05/2019

December Small Basic Challenges

These challenges from LitDev are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/21/2018

Who will be announced as the next Small Basic Guru? Read more about December 2018 competition!

What is TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/20/2018

Today I'd like to introduce a new 3D game EXFS - Exospheric Feight Service programmed by cvmarus....

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 11/09/2018

Do you want to be announced as the next Small Basic Guru? Read about the TechNet November 2018 competition!!

What is the TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 11/07/2018

Small Basic - November Code Challenges!!!

Special thanks to litdev for hosting these challenges! These challenges are intended for people who...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 11/05/2018

10th Anniversary of Small Basic

Today is the 10th anniversary of Small Basic.  Congratulations!!! I wrote a program SFF730-5 for the...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 10/23/2018

Small Basic Guru Competition - October 2018

Who will be announced as the next Small Basic Guru? Read more about October 2018 competition!! What...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 10/19/2018

Small Basic Challenges - October 2018

These are the October 2018 challenges from Roshan Kumar Priya. We're also continuing the September...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 10/18/2018

NEW UPDATES: Small Basic Website 2.1 & Small Basic Online 0.91

UPDATED: 10/18/18 Our progress continues! This is our next release on the Small Basic Website. See...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/23/2018

Small Basic - Bring on the Snail Shells and Animated Anemones!!!

Over in the September Challenges:...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/15/2018

September 2018 - Small Basic Challenges: Ellipses, Snail Shells, Anemones, & More!

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/12/2018

Who will be announced as the next Small Basic Guru? Read more about September 2018 competition!!

What is the TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/11/2018

NEW RELEASE: Small Basic Online Public Preview (v0.9)

Hello! Head to the new Small Basic Website 2.0: http://www.SmallBasic.com  In the upper right...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 08/28/2018

Last week for the August Small Basic Code Challenges!

This month's Small Basic code challenges come from Roshan Kumar Priya. These are his challenges for...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 08/27/2018

Last call for the August 2018 Small Basic Guru!

This is the last week for the August 2018 Small Basic Guru competition! Check it out! What is...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 08/26/2018

Announcement: Welcome to Small Basic Website 2.0

We're pleased as punch (punch that particularly pleased) to announce our new Small Basic website:...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/26/2018

Who will be announced as the July 2018 Small Basic Guru?

What is the TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/22/2018

Why was Small Basic 1.3 released in UWP? (And addressing the community's concerns)

We answered this a few times in forums and blog comments, but we've given more and less information,...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/20/2018

Small Basic TextWindow and Keyboard Shortcuts

There are many keyboard shortcuts for TextWindow.Read() operation.  Most of these shortcut keys are...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 07/18/2018

Today I'd like to introduce Simakov Misha's game "Click the button". The program ID is DSX769. This...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 07/12/2018

Today's featured program is "Match colours or symbols" written by Glenn Broadway. Glenn wanted to...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 06/08/2018

Method to Convert Binary

Today I'd like to introduce a table to understand how to convert between decimal and binary....

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 06/01/2018

Today I'd like to introduce a program written by ErmiteUrbain. ErmiteUrbain wrote a program to help...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 05/11/2018

Small Basic Prime (extended IDE)

Introduction Gungan37 created a great extended Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Small...

Author: litdev Date: 04/27/2018

Small Basic - Draw Circle Game

I made a game how accurate circle to draw with mouse.  The program ID is FGM527. Usage: Draw a...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 04/22/2018

Shapes Editor using Polygon for Small Basic

Thanks to NaochanON for writing this blog and Tryhest for contributing updates.  More details on...

Author: litdev Date: 04/11/2018

Who will be announced as the next Small Basic Guru? Read more about April 2018 competition!!

What is TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 04/07/2018

Small Basic Monthly Challenges - April 2018

Big thanks to LitDev for hosting our monthly challenges! These challenges are intended for people...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 04/06/2018

Traffic Jam Simulation with Small Basic

I wrote a program which simulates traffic jam.  The idea is from Dr. Nishinari's mathematical...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 04/01/2018

Reading and Writing HTML with Small Basic

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a rich text format used in the internet.  You can see the...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 02/16/2018

Small Basic Reference Updated in TechNet Wiki

I updated an TechNet Wiki article which contains Small Basic Dictionary object reference. To update...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 01/30/2018

Face Animation with Small Basic

I wrote a program to draw faces with animation.  The program ID is TDL115. Let's modify this program...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 01/25/2018

How to find author from Flickr URL with Small Basic

I sometimes upload my program screen shots with Flickr pictures.  At that time, I always check the...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 01/12/2018

Compose Your Own Music with Small Basic

Hi everyone. I wrote two programs to compose music (?). The first one shows the MML.  The program ID...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 12/21/2017

Slide Show with Small Basic

I made two programs that have slide show effects written in Small Basic. One is just slide. The...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 12/15/2017

Today I'd like to introduce GUI Designer which is created by Roshan Kumar Priya who is a 7th grade...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 12/08/2017

Write a new year greeting program in Small Basic

Hi everyone.  It's time to write a new year greeting program in Small Basic. This is my first trial...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 11/30/2017

Draw a Picture of Halloween with Small Basic

Let's draw a picture of Halloween with Small Basic.  Happy Halloween! This program ID is TGR736.

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 10/29/2017

9th Anniversary of Small Basic

Today is the special day for Microsoft Small Basic. Happy Birthday Small Basic!! This program ID...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 10/23/2017

Small Basic Challenges of the Month - October 2017

Big thanks to LitDev for continuing to host these monthly challenges! And to all the community for...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 10/10/2017

Who will be announced the October 2017 Small Basic Guru?

What is TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 10/09/2017

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