BASIC V guide reprint toutedBy Chris Williams. Published: 12th Feb 2005, 23:05:20 | Permalink | Printable
Classic book returns [Updated]After securing the necessary rights, Alligata Media have announced their intention to reprint Mike Williams' book, Basic V: A dabhand guide. The slim tome, originally printed by Dabs Press in 1989, is a friendly guide to programming on RISC OS in the BASIC language.
"If you're looking for a first introduction to BASIC programming, avoiding many of the complexities of the WIMP, you need look no further," says Alligata's Dave Bradforth. Dave wants to charge around 8 quid plus postage per copy, so if you're interested, let him know.
The reprint will be A5 sized, with 100 pages of black and white and a colour cover, and either bound or in a binder depending on demand. Alligata have also republished First steps in programming and First steps in RISC OS 4.
Update at 19:38 16/2/2005
Dave tells us that the book is now ready to order, and is priced £8.50 plus £2.50 postage - which isn't too bad because I remember getting the original book for a tenner sans postage. A PDF copy is also available for a fiver, and of course, no postage is required on that. Email Dave with the number of copies you require and a postal address to receive an invoice. If I recall correctly, the book was an ace introduction to BASIC, before I moved onto desktop programming and later, C.
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