5 Benefits of Programming Learning with "SmileBASIC 4"
Since the first edition in 2011, the programming language "SmileBASIC 4" has continued to be developed its programming capabilities as "console programming".
It was a language originally intended for educational programming, but has been designed to allow students to learn modern programming while retaining the ease of understanding of BASIC. With the power of Nintendo Switch™, the process is fast and powerful. The simplicity of writing a program, pressing a button, and seeing the results immediately is a huge advantage to learning that involves a lot of trial and error.
With "SmileBASIC 4", you don't have to worry about "having to buy a computer for your child to learn programming".
As long as you have Nintendo Switch™ with "SmileBASIC 4" on it, you can program it right away. If you have a TV, a USB keyboard and a USB mouse, you can get the same environment as a PC at a lower cost. Until now, Nintendo Switch™ has been just "playing games", but now it can also be used as a learning machine.
By using beginner's contents such as the "Beginner's Guide" on "SmileBASIC 4" and the "Let's Try Programming" course on the official YouTube website, anyone can create a simple shmup in a day.
And, after all, the fastest way to improve your programming skill is to view people's programs.
All user works published on "SmileBASIC 4" server can be viewed and even "modified and reused". You can gain knowledge and inspiration about programming by viewing inside the programs of the works you are interested in and modifying them. The number of titles published on the server has already exceeded 1,000 (as of August 0), and the number continues to grow daily.
"SmileBASIC 4" has an ever-growing "library" of program examples.
Making a game requires not only a program, but you also need images and sounds.
In this respect, "SmileBASIC 4" includes a programming editor and a graphics editor which are necessary for production, as well as graphics, background music, and sound effects from the start.
In addition, user-produced tools, graphics, and background music collections are available to the public, so you can freely make use of them while programming.
The most effective way to keep you motivated to learn is to "have other people see/play your work". The portable Nintendo Switch™ makes it easy for you to carry it with you and let your friends see it. And with "SmileBASIC 4", you can publish your work on a special server so that it can be seen by "SmileBASIC 4" users around the world.