Small Basic

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Contribute for New Programmers with TechNet Wiki Small Basic Articles

TechNet Wiki is an encyclopedia for Small Basic.  And is also resources for helping new programmers...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 09/25/2017

What is Small Basic? [embed]https://youtu.be/bX2neMRi2T4[/embed] This introduction video comes from...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/19/2017

Small Basic + micro:bit

Today is a guest blog post from a teacher, Jez Dean... In this blog post: Build a...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/13/2017

New Tutorial: Creative Coding with Small Basic

Do you need a learn-to-code tutorial that everyone can do, even if they've never written code...

Author: Liz Bander Date: 09/06/2017

September 2017 Small Basic Monthly Challenges

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/05/2017

Small Basic with Xamarin Workbooks

This post introduces Microsoft Small Basic within a Xamarin Workbooks Environment. Xamarin Workbooks...

Author: Katelyn Schoedl Date: 09/04/2017

Who will be announced the next Microsoft Small Basic Guru? Read more about the September 2017 competition

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/01/2017

Small Basic Guru - Winning Articles for July 2017

Welcome to the July 2017 Small Basic Guru awards! Nonki's article about graduating to Visual Studio...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 08/30/2017

You can be a girl who writes code and wears makeup

I shared the tweet below on Twitter a few days ago, because I think it's important that as we teach...

Author: Liz Bander Date: 08/28/2017

Play with micro:bit and Small Basic

BBC micro:bit is a small board computer for kids.   Today I'd like to introduce two programs that...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 08/28/2017

Computer Science in Education: Women and Men Brains

The subject title "Women and Men Brains" sounds like promotional messaging for zombies. =^) Liz...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 08/27/2017

Last week of the August 2017 Small Basic Monthly Challenges!!!

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 08/25/2017

Small Basic - Mystery of Round Operation

Computer calculation always has some errors.  I wrote following program to investigate how...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 08/21/2017

Small Basic 1.3 Quick Review

Small Basic 1.3 was released on August 7.  The app version is very easy to install from Microsoft...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 08/14/2017

Small Basic 1.3 (for Microsoft Store) available now!

Small Basic 1.3 is now available to download from the Windows Store! We've got some great new...

Author: Liz Bander Date: 08/07/2017

Book Info + Reviews: “Beginning Microsoft Small Basic: A Computer Programming Tutorial” by Philip Conrod & Lou Tylee

Beginning Microsoft Small Basic: A Computer Programming Tutorial (Kindle Version @ Amazon.com) “The...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/31/2017

Small Basic - Graduate with VS2017

I wrote a TechNet Wiki article about Instructions to Graduate and Debug with Visual Studio 2017....

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 07/24/2017

Who will be announced the next Microsoft Small Basic Guru? Read more about July 2017 competition

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/18/2017

Small Basic Challenges of the Month - July 2017

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/12/2017

Small Basic: Teaching Girls to Code! -- What are we doing and where are we headed?

Small Basic is focusing on teaching girls to code. As we build improvements like the online version...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 07/09/2017

Small Basic - Textbox UX (Part 2)

Question: How to show entered words in textbox on any other coordinate "after pressing enter key"...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 07/04/2017

Finish June Strong - Small Basic Challenges and Guru Wiki Contest!

First of all, what are the June Small Basic Challenges? Challenge of the Month - June 2017 These...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 06/28/2017

Other Small Basic Systems

There are some other Small Basic programming language systems.  Today, I will introduce three Small...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 06/25/2017

Small Basic - Syntax Highlighter

I wrote a code block formatter SKC235-2 mainly for TechNet Wiki article.  This tool was used also...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 06/14/2017

Small Basic - International Resources Update 2017

This is an update summary of a TechNet Wiki article Small Basic: International Resources.  The...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 06/06/2017

Decatur HS Computer Science Club: Small Basic Workshop

Ed and Liz took their show (er, workshop) on the road and taught Small Basic to some amazing...

Author: Liz Bander Date: 05/30/2017

Small Basic - Pictionary Project

I started new project especially for non-native kids to understand Small Basic keywords with...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 05/28/2017

Microsoft Small Basic Gurus Needed for May 2017! Apply Within! No One Turned Away!

May is under way! And the Guru early birds are showing the way! Could this be the month that we see...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 05/23/2017

Small Basic - Musical Score

Once I wrote a program FQH921-0 to show a musical score for Challenge of the Month - March 2016....

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 05/22/2017

Small Basic Challenges of the Month - May 2017

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 05/20/2017

Book Info + Reviews: “The Developer’s Reference Guide to Microsoft Small Basic” by Philip Conrod & Lou Tylee

Several years ago Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee teamed up together to write and publish The...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 05/19/2017

Talking Small Basic at the 2017 TEALS Puget Sound CS Fair

[gallery ids="9455,9465,9485"] On April 21st, Ed, Holly and I talked Small Basic with around 1700...

Author: Liz Bander Date: 05/17/2017

Small Basic - Binary Quiz

Are you familiar to binary?  Today I will introduce a binary quiz program BGH855-1. Guess...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 05/15/2017

Small Basic with PowerShell

Do you know that a Small Basic program can be run as a command? Today I'd like to introduce my CUI...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 04/17/2017

Small Basic - Multilayered Perceptron

This is the continued story from Small Basic - Artificial Neuron. Last time, I told about simple...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 04/10/2017

Calling All Wise Men and Women! Small Basic Gurus Needed! Apply Within! No One Turned Away!

With April fools out of the way, now let's find an April genius! The name "April" is derived from...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 04/08/2017

Small Basic - Challenges of the Month (April 2017)

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 04/06/2017

Learn Small Basic

Updated: 4/17/18 Are you ready to continue learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options!...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 04/04/2017

Big News! Small Basic available on Windows App Store!

Bring out the trumpets! Roll out the red carpet! We've got big news for you today, because Small...

Author: Liz Bander Date: 03/31/2017

Small Basic - Quilt Show Case

Quilt program is one of community challenges this month. Let's go through the posted quilt programs....

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 03/28/2017

Microsoft partners with IGNITE Worldwide to teach 54 High School girls how to code with Microsoft Small Basic

How's that for a blog title? Microsoft Small Basic is partnering with IGNITE Worldwide to run...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/23/2017

Small Basic Game Programming - Bowling Game

I wrote a bowling game program for Challenge of the Month - March 2017.  So, today, I'd like to...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 03/20/2017

Small Basic - Train

Today, I'd like to introduce Small Basic programs that show trains. Bit Train Games BPF583 by...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 03/13/2017

Tinkering Arduino and Small Basic

Last October, I wrote about Arduino Sample Programs in this blog.  After that I posted a thread to...

Author: Nonki Takahashi Date: 03/06/2017

Guru! Where are you? Time for the March 2017 Microsoft Small Basic Guru awards!

Also, where is Scooby Doo? March 2017 Small Basic Guru, it’s time to share great skills as a TechNet...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/05/2017

Small Basic Challenges of the Month - March 2017

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

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 03/03/2017

Small Basic Authors take some titles in the Top 20 TechNet Guru Award Winners

So it looks like once upon a time, I wrote this blog post: Who are the Top 20 TechNet Guru Award...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/25/2017

December 2016 Small Basic Guru Awards!!! Accessibility and Troubleshooting abound!

Here are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, December 2016 !!!! This blog post highlights the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/18/2017

Small Basic - Language Packs

This blog is about how to use Small Basic with different regional langauges. Available Languages...

Author: litdev Date: 02/11/2017

Small Basic - Creating Bart Simpsons' head in 3D!

This comes from Tryhest. He started with a work in progres: 3d bart skull DWT117 He then continued...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/08/2017

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