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Spell check, thesaurus, and grammar engines, components, controls, libraries, SDKs, and source code for Visual Basic, ASP, HTML Web forms, Java, ActiveX.

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Here’s why Microsoft won’t add new language features to Visual Basic

  • Last month, Microsoft announced it will no longer add new language features to its Visual Basic programming language, first released in 1991.
  • Visual Basic is an upgraded version of the BASIC programming language that Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates authored, and quickly established itself as an easy way for novice programmers especially to build simple Windows software.
  • Scott Hunter, director of program management for Microsoft .NET, says Microsoft wanted Visual Basic “to stay in the spirit of being an easy-to-use language.”
  • The idea is that ending development on Visual Basic will keep it stable for the 700,000 monthly active developers still using it, while also encouraging them to move to more modern frameworks and languages.
  • The next version of Microsoft’s .NET programming framework will actually support code written in Visual Basic.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Last month, Microsoft announced that it would stop adding new language features to

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Liberty BASIC – Easy Programming for Windows

Why you should try Liberty BASIC!

Easy Programming for Windows – Programming should be
simple, but Windows is very complex.  Liberty BASIC makes programming
Windows easy.  You will get a lot
done with less work and dare we say, have fun doing it!


Try Liberty BASIC for free and you have everything you
need to write software right away, including a cool interactive tutorial
system to get you started.  The full version is just $59.95.

Powerful – Your programs can have graphical
user interface (GUI) controls, graphics, sound and music,
grab data from the Internet, access external hardware, and more. 
Plus, the
ability to call Windows API functions and use external
libraries make Liberty BASIC practically unlimited!

You will enjoy our online forums with the friendliest and
most helpful people you’ll ever meet!

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a free trial!

What people are saying…

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Home – Great Cow BASIC

Our mission is to create the best programming tools for Microchip PIC and Atmel AVR microcontrollers.   


Our software is called the Great Cow BASIC suite.  The  Great Cow BASIC suite is robust and fully functional compiler and assembler.   Using Great Cow BASIC is the fastest method to program a Microchip PIC or Atmel AVR 8-bit microcontroller for those just starting and the professional user.


Great Cow BASIC has three main aims – to remove the need for repetitive assembly commands, to produce efficient code, and to make it easy to take code written for one microcontroller type and run it on  another microcontroller type.   The design intent is to remove the complexity of using and programming a microcontroller.     Great Cow BASIC is suitable for beginners, for those who do not like or wish to learn assembly language and for experienced microcontroller programmmers.   Great Cow BASIC  is available for Windows,

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Online IT Training for Microsoft Access database, Project Management, Visual Basic coding, SQL

Great Reference for Students!

If you’re in high school it may help you get into college. For the college student, it will help you earn that degree! Download examples, source code, database samples, programming assignments. Lots of topical articles on everything from software engineering to boosting SAT scores.

For the corporate trainer!

Our college-level courses are entirely appropriate for corporate training needs. Download samples and training scenarios to enhance your presentations!

For the job-seeker, refresh your skills!

Kickstart your career. Get the latest scoop on Visual Studio and go after those in-demand Visual Basic jobs. Management skills are in big demand! Learn how to manage that IT project with Microsoft Project software. Finally, career training you can use!

Real-world solutions!

These tutorials and training exercises are drawn from years of classroom experience, by a Professor who understands beginners and can illustrate complex programming assignments with real-life examples.

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Happy Codings | Programming Code Examples with C++ JavaScript C C# Java Php Asp Visual Basic

Happy Codings | Programming Code Examples with C++ JavaScript C C# Java Php Asp Visual Basic

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JavaScript | Java | C | C# | C++ | Html | Css | VBasic | Php | Asp | Assembly

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Learn More – Just BASIC

Just BASIC v2.0 – Easy and free programming!Just BASIC is a programming language for Windows.  It is completely free and it is suitable for creating
all kinds of applications for business, industry, education and

Where does Just BASIC come from?  Just BASIC
is a simplified version of our
Liberty BASIC
software.  Liberty BASIC has been a popular
language since 1992.  Many books have been written about it and
there is a huge online community. 
Click here to learn more.

Because Just BASIC is based on the classic BASIC
programming language it is easy to learn, and it has been extended with
structured programming facilities and with easy to use GUI commands. 
Create your own Windows programs without needing to learn the complexities of the Windows operating system!

Why Just BASIC?

  • Free to download and use!
  • Create standalone Windows programs royalty free
  • Full tutorial and many example programs
  • Large
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About the Basic parts of a computer with Devices for kids

A computer is an electronic machine that processes data. Information given to the computer is called data. Computer works very fast. It saves your time and energy. It does not make mistakes. It can remember a lot of things. The basic parts of a computer are shown in the picture given here.


These parts of the Computer and some other devices are connected together with the help of wires and cables.

The basic parts of a computer system are:

  1. Monitor
  2. CPU (Central Processing Unit)
  3. Keyboard
  4. Mouse
  5. Speakers
  6. Printer

Let us find out about some more devices that can be connected to a computer.

Input Devices:

Devices that help us put data into the computer are called input devices. They help in giving instructions to the computer. Let us learn about a few input devices.

keyboard information for KidesKeyboard:

The keyboard is used for entering data into the computer system. It can type

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Fifty Years of BASIC, the Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.

For years now, that’s been a hugely popular stance. It’s led to educational initiatives as effortless sounding as the Hour of Code (offered by and as obviously ambitious as Code Year (spearheaded by Codecademy).

Even President Obama has chimed in. Last December, he issued a YouTube video in which he urged young people to take up programming, declaring that “learning these skills isn’t just important for your future, it’s important for our country’s future.”

I find the “everybody should learn to code” movement laudable. And yet it also leaves me wistful, even melancholy. Once upon a time, knowing how to use a computer was virtually synonymous with knowing how to program one. And the thing that made it possible was a programming language called BASIC.

John Kemeny shows off his vanity license plate in 1967

John Kemeny

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Programming 101 – 5 Basic Concepts of Programming

First off, I’d like to say that I’m writing these preliminary posts in a way that I’ll assume you have very little knowledge in programming.  I want this content to provide anyone “walking in off the street” the knowledge to be able to write their first program with the Java programming language with as little pain as possible.

So, let’s get started with our first topic: The 5 basic concepts of any programming language.  You might say, “Why are we talking about any programming language?  I thought this was about Java”.  Well, I’ve found that it’s important to remember that a lot of programming languages are very similar, and knowing what’s common between all programming languages will help you transition into any other programming language if you need to!  For example, with the Java programming knowledge I had obtained, it took me less than a month to learn how to

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