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Small Basic

Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:09 PM

hey guys,

dont know if anyone has seen this, or really cares for that matter, but this is pretty cool to me. i was registering for dreamspark and i came across this beginner programming language aimed at kids called small basic. check out the site: http://msdn.microsof...s/ff384126.aspx

i know at first it comes off as childish and simple, but i think it is pretty nice. it seems to be really good for getting the fundamentals of a gui down.

Graphicswindow.BackgroundColor = "SteelBlue"
Graphicswindow.Title = "My Graphics Window"
Graphicswindow.Width = 320
Graphicswindow.Height = 200
Graphicswindow.Show()


it also has a great form of intellisense for letting you develop without knowing the whole api. i know it isnt a serious programming language, but it seems like it could be alot of fun to make a small game with. check it out and see what you think.

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Re: Small Basic

Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:13 PM

This is pretty neat. It looks kind of like a dumbed down version of Java

it apparently has a proof of concept that is very successful.
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Re: Small Basic

Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:20 PM

Thats really cool :cool2:
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Re: Small Basic

Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:10 AM

Moved to Corner Cubicle.
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Re: Small Basic

Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:35 AM

View PostLuckless, on 05 August 2010 - 10:13 PM, said:

This is pretty neat. It looks kind of like a dumbed down version of Java Visual Basic


fixed it for you.
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Re: Small Basic

Posted 06 August 2010 - 07:52 AM

yeah, it was my bad, I meant to edit it and forgot to change that. I still think it kind of looks like a hybrid of both because of the way the packages are structured, but the syntax is more VB
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Re: Small Basic

Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:06 PM

thanks for the move, couldnt think of an appropriate place.
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Re: Small Basic

Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:33 PM

Looks like the next logical step after color by numbers.
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