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An easy-to-use version of BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programming in a comfortable learning environment

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BASIC-256 is a tool designed for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of programming language through BASIC. It comes equipped with an intuitive set of options, help documentation and coding examples.

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.

BASIC-256 was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on October 29th, 2014
BASIC-256 - BASIC-256 will provide users with an easy-to-use version of BASIC designed to teach young children the basics of computer programmingBASIC-256 - Users will be able to beautify the source code as well as print both the text and graphics outputBASIC-256 - The View menu will allow users to fully customize the appearance of the application in order to match their preferencesBASIC-256

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