Microsoft Small Basic Software Ages: 10-16
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; and 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.