Congratulations to Nonki Takahashi for winning the Small Basic Technical Guru Gold Medal for April!
Nonki's cartoony self-portrait was made from a Paint-like program that he wrote himself, from Small Basic:
Here is his winning article:
This is an interesting section from that article:
|2010-07-01||Beginning Microsoft Small Basic|
|2010-07-01||Computer Bible Games for Small Basic|
|2010-09-01||Developer's Reference Guide to Small Basic|
|2010-09||Basic Computer Games – Small Basic Edition|
|2011-06-15||????? Small Basic (Japanese)|
|2011-08-02||Small Basic fur Kids (German)|
|2011-12-10||Small Basic ? let's ??????? (Japanese)|
|2011-12-31||David Ahl's Small Basic Computer Adv.|
|2013-02-18||Programming Home Projects with Small Basic|
|2013-02-18||Programming Games with Small Basic|
|2013-08-11||Computer Bible Games for Small Basic (Color Edition)|
|2013-11-20||Principles of Programming (using Small Basic)|
|2013-11-24||Teaching Kids to Program with Small Basic|
And here are all the April winning articles for Small Basic…
|Small Basic Technical Guru – April 2014|
|Nonki||History of Microsoft Small Basic||RZ: "This is very impressive. Though not technical in nature, those are invaluable information!"
Ed Price: "I'll jump in and comment but not vote (we had enough voting but not comments). This is a nice jump into the history of Small Basic! I sweetened it up a bit by adding the Blogs and Books sections. After we get all the major blog posts in there with the links, it will act as a really fun trip into the history of Small Basic! A great idea that would be fun for any product!"
|Nonki||Small Basic: Default Value||MH: "Great overview on the default values of the Smallbasic IDE. Good point for awareness too, since those values impact the way you work with the IDE."
RZ: "Very useful info. This is true for any programming language, not just SB."
Ed Price: "This lists the default values for all the methods with associated parameters! A great reference that people will want to return to!"
|Nonki||Small Basic: Object||Ed Price: "Objects are key for Small Basic. This article does a great job visually showing some UI-related details. And then I helped sweeten it a bit by linking each object in the Object List to its reference page (also on TechNet Wiki). So it's a nice overview. Great article!"
MH: "Good basic explanation of the concept of Objects in Smallbasic and a handy overview of which we have. Hopefully we can add more."
Also worth a mention were the other entries this month:
- Small Basic Community Council: Focus Areas by Ed Price
RZ: "It's great to kick off the community council"
Ed Price: "It's great to see the Small Basic Community Council come together and divide up a lot of these opportunities to bring Small Basic out into the community and to help it shine! Thanks to all the council members, including Nonki!"
- Features of Microsoft Small Basic v1.0 by Nonki
MH: "Nice introduction on the features."
Ed Price: "This is pretty cool. A great overview of Small Basic 1.0! It might be good to list more of the UI buttons in a way similar to how a user navigates them. Great article with good formatting!"
- Small Basic Community Council by Ed Price
Ed Price: "And then this article gives the basics of what the Small Basic Community Council does and who's on it. The "Focus Areas" article breaks down what each person is doing."
Nonki won all three medals for April! He's been a valuable contributor to the Small Basic community!
– Ninja Ed