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NS Basic programming contest winners

Wed Aug 9, 2000 - 10:59 PM EDT - By James Hromadka

NS Basic, a BASIC compiler for the Palm OS, had their first programming contest recently. Below are the winners for the three categories. Each winner received a $100 check.

MedRules by Kent Willyard, MD.
"MedRules is a simple application designed to bring evidence-based data to the bedside by providing the physician with useful clinical prediction rules taken from the medical literature. The first version of the program was developed less than one day after I installed NS BASIC. I have found NS BASIC/Palm to be an incredibly easy to use and powerful development tool, and recommend it highly." - Kent. A complete description of the program is available here. at: The judges all agreed: the program is comprehensive, clean and easy to use with 17 separate test forms, each with its own form and calculation.

Wyzprog by Don Hinds
"Magik is a not a game. To many people it may be, but since it can work, it's dangerous to see it as a 'game'. Entertainment, in the very broadest sense maybe, but not a game." - Don. This is a reference guide to all things magik-al, with tons of reference information and great graphic design. Need to know the hex sign for finding lost treasure? It's here!

Take-A-Memo by Jeff Debrosse
This program shows how to "safely" write to the memopad in a keyed manner as well as non-keyed from NS Basic/Palm. It has some date/time formatting code as well. Jeff was the first to hack out how to access the built in Memo file from NS Basic/Palm programs.

Read all about the winners here. VisorCentral will be reviewing NS Basic in the coming weeks.


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