A World Tour of True BASIC: for Windows Programming

A World Tour of True BASIC: for Windows Programming

by John R. Arscott


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A World Tour of True BASIC: for Windows Programming by John R. Arscott

An easy-to-read introduction to programming with True BASIC that covers everything you need to know about programming for Windows.
A common-sense book written in a friendly style by an expert, and laced with pearls of wisdom,
experience, and good advice. The latest editor
(v6.007) is featured, but the general concepts,
statements, functions, and code examples
(over 150) continue to work with earlier
Windows versions of True BASIC (5 and 6).
The book also includes several library modules of useful routines. If it is not in this book then it is probably not worth knowing. This is a
"must have" companion for anyone using the
True BASIC language system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539313373
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Pages: 486
Sales rank: 1,187,839
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

John R. Arscott, a retired Chemical Engineer and father of five children, lives in the heart of rural England. A prolific inventor and innovator, the author is also an artist and a Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers. He acquired his initial skills in computer programming in 1962 on a Ferranti Mercury computer with barely 16K memory, while working for Imperial Chemical Industries. He has maintained and improved his skills since that time, and has a wide range of commercial programs to his credit, including the latest True BASIC editor. In his spare time he has written and published many novels. In his own words, "As an artist I paint what I see, and in my books I paint in words what I see in my mind." During his career he has traveled to most countries in the world, and this is reflected in the scope and subject matter of his writing. His novels cover a wide range of genres, from thrillers, to period romance and science fiction, and he admits that background research often takes much longer than writing the novel itself. In most of his novels he takes a simple moral issue to extreme limits and provokes his characters, and the reader, into confronting the issue in unconventional ways. He admits that writing textbooks about computer programming is a far more exacting and painful departure from writing novels. However, he feels justified in writing this book in order to pass on some of his experience, so that the novices of today don't make the same mistakes that he made many times yesterday.

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Amraam More than 1 year ago
The sample code written in this book is faded to the point it is almost invisible. You can tell some thing is written there but you can read it because it is so light on ink for the print. I would love to return the book.