BASIC-256 is an easy to use version of BASIC designed to teach anybody (especially middle and high-school students) the basics of computer programming. It uses traditional control structures like gosub, for/next, and goto, which helps kids easily see how program flow-control works. It has a built-in graphics mode which lets them draw pictures on screen in minutes, and a set of detailed, easy-to-follow tutorials that introduce programming concepts through fun exercises.

Check out “Why Johnny Can’t Code,” the article that inspired BASIC-256.

We welcome all tutorials and sample programs written for BASIC-256, as well as any feedback or ideas.

The original author may be contacted at drblast [at] the current maintainer is available at renejm