Thursday, April 2, 2009

Microsoft Labs Small Basic

For many people, BASIC was the first computer language they had the chance to play around with. That certainly was the case for me, and that's probably why I can't stand indifferent to this remake made by Microsoft Labs: Small Basic.

Intended to be a simple and fun way to learn computer programming, this Small Basic uses a reduced instruction set (only 15 keywords) - while still allowing you to create complex programs and games, and even use web services.

You can check some of the available examples, like a Tetris-style game, as well as searching photos on Flickr. And lots more, available from Small Basic blog.

You can also download a PDF introduction to Small Basic .

If writing code is not your thing, you can always check a more modern approach to programming like MIT's Scratch.

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