An easy-to-use version of BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programming in a comfortable learning environment
The interface is user-friendly, based on a comfortable workspace. You can get started by consulting the help file. Once you have written a piece of code, you can debug and run it.
Standard tools include cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, find and replace. Plus, you can print the text or graphics output, format font settings, as well as display a variable watch window.
From the Settings panel you can disallow SYSTEM, GETSETTING/SETSETTING and PORTIN/PORTOUT statements, specify a password for this screen, as well as hide runtime warning messages.
BASIC-256 is very light on the system resources, running on a minimal amount of CPU and RAM. It has a good response time and performs well, without causing the operating system to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. We have not come across any issues in our tests.
All in all, BASIC-256 is a great educational utility when it comes to programming languages, facilitating a user-friendly learning environment.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on October 29th, 2014
Also available: BASIC-256 Portable
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What's New in version 0.9.6.66
- Built new Windows installer and LINUX/MAC TAR archive. This version includes the new user interface control statements and corrections to the off-line help viewing.
Application descriptionBASIC-256 is a handy, easy to use tool designed to use traditional control structures like for / next, gosub, and goto...