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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good for beginners"

    April 4, 2013  |   By Emiller375

    Version: Microsoft Small Basic 0.6

    Pros

    Easy to learn. Teaches the basics of computer programming. Keeps it simple for younger students. Also, the Intellisence feature in the IDE is very helpful for beginners. Also makes it easy to create graphics and Windows forms and controls.

    Cons

    Not possible to create standalone executable.

    Summary

    Good for middle school or high school age students. Provides a bridge to Visual Basic and contains the many of the structures and ideas of all programming languages (branching with conditionals, loops, working with files, graphics etc).

    Updated on Apr 11, 2013

    This review applies to Small Basic 1.0

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Neat "little" program, not unlike Qbasic / Vbasic"

    June 25, 2010  |   By KenJKirkland

    Version: Microsoft Small Basic 0.6

    Pros

    This is a windows small version of Qbasic with a lot of built in code so you don't have to.

    Cons

    On the other hand it does a little to much for you, but should give you a taste for Visual Basic which is use in building Windows apps. But the teacher does not explain herself enough to actually understand the concepts.

    Summary

    This application is basically built to get folks interested in programming so Microsoft can sell more software. Even so it really is a neat way of doing it. Its very simple to follow...It as a command window that opens automatically when you type your first letter to give a choice of commands beginning w/ that letter, and you double click the one you need and puts it in. It covers several concepts important to programming that you have to understand for any language you wish to pursue. It is small, so don't expect to start building apps for windows. You will need to download the instructions with Adobe reader. If you like it you will like Visual Basic, and it is large enough build almodt any application.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Simple and Fun but caused some blue screen issues."

    May 19, 2010  |   By dezert3000

    Version: Microsoft Small Basic 0.6

    Pros

    Simple and Fun to use. I was able to find lots of tutorials on Youtube to get project ideas.

    Cons

    I was gettng blue screen issues when testing.

    Summary

    Was very simple to use and my blue screen issues may have just been my machine which I'm troubleshooting now. If I can get it worked out I plan on downloading it again.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "its good for starting to learn vb code writing"

    May 1, 2010  |   By solovyov

    Version: Microsoft Small Basic 0.6

    Pros

    Its a basic starter for those wanting to learn vb code writing I tried this product for a few weeks now with some good results.

    Cons

    The cons were that in the intro papers that went with the product go into bare basic ideas they should go into higher aspects of code writing.

    Summary

    Its good to have when referring to when caught up in a problem in vb 2008

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Med det här programmet kan du skapa din egen mjukvara!"

    September 22, 2009  |   By morjon

    Version: Microsoft Small Basic 0.6

    Pros

    denna programvara fungerar jättebra till att skapa textfönster,men det går också att göra vanliga program. en bra program för nybörjare.

    Cons

    det dåliga med programet är att mjukvarorna man skapar inte kan köra sig själv om microsoft small basic avinstalleras

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