Is there any Small Programming Language for My Kids?



Small Basic is a project that's aimed at bringing "fun" back to programming. By providing a small and easy to learn programming language in a friendly and inviting development environment, Small Basic makes programming a breeze. Ideal for kids and adults alike, Small Basic helps beginners take the first step into the wonderful world of programming.

Microsoft Small Basic aims to make computer programming accessible to beginners.

Small Basic is a project that is focused at making programming accessible and easy for beginners. It consists of three distinct pieces:

* the Language
* the Programming Environment
* Libraries

The Language draws its inspiration from an early variant of BASIC but is based on the modern .Net Framework Platform. The Environment is simple but rich in features, offering beginners several of the benefits that professional programmers have come to expect of a worthy IDE. A rich set of Libraries help beginners learn by writing compelling and interesting programs.

How is it different from VB.Net?

* Small Basic is small - much smaller than VB and supports just a subset of what VB.Net supports.
* You can actually write a compiler using VB.Net

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs/cc950524.aspx

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