UPDATE: Small Basic on TechNet Gallery
The Small Basic category/tag on TechNet Gallery is growing! You'll find more extensions, spreadsheets, and programs!
You can see the items that have the most downloads here:
What TechNet Gallery Tags Should We Use?
We categorize in the Gallery with tags. Here are the tags to use for Small Basic:
- Small Basic - All items relating to Small Basic
- Small Basic Games
- Small Basic Programs
- Small Basic Images - Images to be used in Small Basic games and programs
- Small Basic Extensions
- Small Basic Whitepapers
- Small Basic Decks
- Small Basic Spreadsheets
- Small Basic Promotions - Any promotional items, like videos, posters, logos, or flyers
Why Use TechNet Gallery?
So you have stuff to upload, right? You know... Small Basic games, extensions, and even whitepapers, decks, spreadsheets, or images (or at least, I do).
So that means you need a host. You can upload it onto OneDrive or another cloud-based host.
But if you put it on TechNet Gallery, then...
- It's instantly part of the Small Basic category of items.
- It's going to be found more easily by search engines (you're likely going to get more downloads and views).
- People can rate it so you can get a sense of how well it's doing.
- The number of downloads is transparent, so you can easily see how well it's doing.
- People can ask questions in the "Q and A" tab.
- You have lots of ways to categorize it and explain it before they download it.
- You can easily and clearly replace it with an updated version.
- People will go from it to your other Gallery items and to your Profile (to see what you've been doing on the Forums and Wiki as well, and where they'll find a link to your website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/blog).
- You'll earn Recognition Points and Achievement Medals, which adds to your reputation.
What Can You Put on the TechNet Gallery?
1. Games & Programs
Smaller games work for the Publish button (sharing the URL and Import Code), but for larger games, especially games built with extensions, you'll need to share the entire executable. Examples:
|Tancraft (Developed using Small Basic) by Behnam Azizi 582 Points Here is another game that I made using Small Basic. I named it Tancraft. It is a 2-player game you can play with one of you friends.I am so thankful to Litdev for his awesome extensions. I used his extension to use an animated image (the explosion of the tanks) in my game.||Updated 7/10/2013 Released 12/17/2012 702 Downloads VB Script|
|Tankinator - Small Basic Game (ver 0.02) by Ed Price - MSFT 288,856 Points Tankinator Made by: Zock77, Cobra355. Tankinator is a fun Tower Defense game, made in the TeamChallenge Small Basic competition.||Updated 6/5/2014 Released 12/21/2012 664 Downloads|
If you have an image or a set of images that are great to be used for Small Basic games or programs, and you want to share them with the community, then this is the place to share them! Example:
|Small Basic: Turtle Bitmap for Another Turtle Project: PNG Image by Nonki Takahashi
27,299 PointsThis is a Turtle image formatted as PNG file. This image is for Small Basic Another Turtle Project here. My intension is to refer this image directly from Small Basic programs. This image is made with Paint program attached in Windows. And added transparent color with GIMP.
|Updated 8/1/2014 Released 6/11/2014|
Small Basic: DuckShoot Images: PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation by Nonki Takahashi
27,299 PointsThis file is a Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation. Following three image files are created from this presentation by [Save as Picture] option.Duck.png with transparent background color.Duck2.png with opaque background color.Sighter.png with transparent background.
|Updated 7/13/2014 Released 7/13/2014|
Why put your extensions up in a place that's separate from all the other extensions? Instead, you can upload them into a library of extensions. Example:
|Updated 6/10/2014 Released 6/10/2014 232 Downloads|
4. White Papers
Got a long Wiki article or want to turn all your Wiki articles into a small e-book? Well you can, and then upload your white paper as a PDF to the Gallery. Example:
|Microsoft Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming by Ed Price - MSFT 288,856 Points Small Basic is a programming language that is designed to make programming extremely easy, approachable, and fun for beginners. Small Basic’s intention is to bring down the barrier and serve as a stepping stone to the amazing world of computer programming.||Updated 8/9/2013 Released 11/11/2012 277 Downloads|
5. PowerPoint Decks
If you taught Small Basic or presented on it, you can share that with the community! Examples:
|Small Basic Curriculum - Lesson 1 PowerPoint Decks by Ed Price - MSFT 288,856 Points This includes all the Lesson 1 decks in a zipped file, so that you don't have to download the decks separately.See Download the Small Basic Curriculum for individual downloads. See Small Basic Curriculum: Online for the written curriculum.||Updated 8/9/2013 Released 5/18/2013 575 Downloads|
|Small Basic Curriculum - 2.1 Graphics Window by Ed Price - MSFT 289,172 Points This is the PowerPoint deck for Lesson 2.1 of the Small Basic Curriculum.See Download the Small Basic Curriculum for all the download options. See Small Basic Curriculum: Online for the written curriculum.||Updated 8/9/2013 Released 5/21/2013 487 Downloads|
You can also share data about Small Basic! Examples:
|Small Basic - Monthly Challenge Statistics by Jibba Jabba 2,492 Points These statistics are produced and updated by the Small Basic Community, for the Community. They report and graph the Replies, Votes and Views for all the Small Basic Monthly Challenges as at June 4, 2014.||Updated 6/5/2014 Released 6/4/2014|
Small Basic: Challenge of the Month: Excel Workbook by Nonki Takahashi
3,747 PointsThis is an Excel workbook which contaiins a table of all past Small Basic Challenge of the Month. Challenge of the Month is started in 2011 to present challenges for Small Basic programmers. Microsoft Small Basic is a simple progamming language for people who learn programming.
|Updated 6/6/2014 Released 6/5/2014|
7. Small Basic Promotions
These are all the promotional items, including images, videos, logos, posters, flyers, etc. Anything you'd use to promote Small Basic, whether on a website or at an event.
Here are all the Small Basic Gallery items, listed by Release Date:
Thank you to all the contributors!
- Ninja Ed