CODE KIDS:

START PROGRAMMING WITH SMALLBASIC RECIPES

By Lynn Langit

“Thinking like a programmer” is a great way to interact with your computer. Programming itself is satisfying because you can make whatever you can imagine.

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Breaking a problem down into concrete steps that you can then test out one at a time is part of the maker mentality. Thinking like a programmer will help you in other places too; for example, when you’re trying to solve math problems.

SmallBasic is an introductory programming language, based on Microsoft .NET. The language and its editor (also known as an integrated development environment, or IDE for short) is a free download. ...

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