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PlayBasic LIVE: Basic Optimization with overview of forums
By: Kevin Picone Added: April 30th, 2017
PlayBasic LIVE: Basic Optimization with overview of forums (2017-04-29)
Here's a live video basically talking about the forums and code optimizations mainly.. I'm really just testing video recording on a different machine with a head set mic etc.. sadly the results are pretty sucky, but content is ok so here it is
Welcome... This video isn't a tutorial, but the introduction to our learn PlayBasic programming series for beginners. These videos take new user through some of the fundamentals of BASIC programming. Which is all the boring the stuff you need to learn, in order to make anything fun. We know it's not easy so our advice is to use these videos / help files and forums together. Don't just watch the videos, but sit down try to code something using the ideas. It might seem hard initially, but you will get it ! And most importantly have some fun
PlayBasic Tutorial: Into to IF / Then and IF /ENDIF statements
By: Kevin Picone Added: March 21st, 2017
PlayBasic Tutorial: Into to IF / Then and IF / ENDIF statements ( 2017/03/21)
This #tutorial walks the new coder through the IF / THEN and IF / ENDIF statement pairs which are used to selectively execute sections of the code, based upon the result of the comparison operators. IF statements actually allow changes in execution control, so they act upon the comparison, but it's just easier to think of them as part of the comparisons landscape when learning programming.
PlayBasic Tutorial: Intro To FOR NEXT LOOPS (2017-03-19)
This tutorial takes the new basic coder through the bare bones of the FOR / NEXT loops. The tutorial was recorded live and is uploaded virtually as is, warts and all. In this tutorial we use loops to draw simple graphical objects such as boxes moving through to making a grid of scrolling boxes.
Commands used in this tutorial. For / Next / Step / Exit / Continue / Print / Line / Box / Sync / Ink / RGB() / RND() / RndRGB() and possibly a few others.
Hi BASIC programmers in this tutorial we take a quick look at using the PRINT command in PlayBasic. The video shows the new programmer how the classic "Hello World" program would appear in the PlayBasic programming language. Beyond that the video looks into some other commands such as SYNC, WAITKEY, INK, RGB, LOADFONT and SetCURSOR and gives some basic tips on using the HELP and compiling programs.
So after this video, you'll learn enough to do something but most likely get yourself into more trouble.. But that's ok.. Learning to program can feel a lot like walking around in a dark room full hammers at times. You bang your head more than once and generally over and over and over again..