Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, aka Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, is an actively used programming language created in 1964. BASIC (an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use. In 1964, John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

10 REM Hello World in BASIC
20 PRINT "Hello World!"

Example code from Wikipedia:

Public Class StarsProgram
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim UserName, Answer, stars As String, NumStars As Integer
      Console.Write("What is your name: ")
      UserName = Console.ReadLine()
      Console.WriteLine("Hello {0}", UserName)
      Do
         Console.Write("How many stars do you want: ")
         NumStars = CInt(Console.ReadLine())
         stars = New String("*", NumStars)
         Console.WriteLine(stars)
         Do
            Console.Write("Do you want more stars? ")
            Answer = Console.ReadLine()
         Loop Until Answer <> ""
         Answer = Answer.Substring(0, 1)
      Loop While Answer.ToUpper() = "Y"
      Console.WriteLine("Goodbye {0}", UserName)
   End Sub
End Class

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