One of the first BASIC interpreters available for microcomputers. The original version was a minimalist interpreter for the MITS Altair, packed into 2kb.

Tiny BASIC was the first alternative to Microsoft BASIC, the "official" BASIC for the Altair. It was developed by contributers to the Peoples Computer Company magazine, and was one of the first examples of free software that spawned a collaborative development community.

The magazine Dr. Dobb's Journal began as a Tiny BASIC focused magazine.