is an easy to use version of BASIC, for Windows Systems, designed to teach anybody (especially middle and high-school students) the basics of computer programming.
BASIC-256 is an easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach anybody how to program. A built-in graphics mode lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes, and a set of easy-to-follow tutorials introduce programming concepts through fun exercises.
This is the portable version of BASIC-256 to integrate into the Potable Apps menuing system.
BASIC-256 is an easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach anybody (especially middle and high-school students) the basics of computer programming. It uses traditional control structures like gosub, for/next, and goto, which helps kids easily see how program flow-control works. It has a built-in graphics mode which lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes, and a set of detailed, easy-to-follow tutorials that introduce programming concepts through fun exercises.
Check out "Why Johnny Can't Code," the article that inspired BASIC-256.
We welcome all tutorials and sample programs written for BASIC-256, as well as any feedback or ideas.
The original author may be contacted at drblast [at] users.sourceforge.net the current maintainer is available at renejm [at] users.sourceforge.net.
Monday, April 07, 2014, 17:22
New Android Tablet and Smartphone Edition
Chech out the new Android tablet and smartphone edition. It had been released to production but it may still have a few minor problems. Let us know if there are any issues and how to reproduce them. You can install it on your device from the Google Play store for Free or at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.basic256.basic256ide
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 09:36
Lots of improvements - New Portable Distribution
Over the last 6 months or so we have been churning out a lot of fixes and a few new features. Functions, graphics, and much better compile time error messages have been added as we move to a 1.0 release. It is exciting to see all of the comments on the forum and to see the documentation continue to mature.
Another item that has been asked for by many is a portable Windows distribution that will run from a USB memory stick or other portable device. Many schools do not allow their students to load software on the computers, but do allow for portable apps to run. Check out the "beta" download for the Portable Apps platform, here.