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Title: Relearning BASIC
Post by: wonderboy on 04:30, 20 March 21
I had a 464+ almost 30 years ago, at that time I enjoyed doing a fair bit of programming on BASIC, nothing fancy but ok for a 13 year old.
I can barely remember much of it now so what's the best way to go about learning again?  I don't have the manual anymore, surprisingly.
Also, at that time it was a 'boyhood dream' to learn assembly.  Sadly I couldn't afford the Maxam assembler rom, and anyway - it would have required getting my hands on the 'Wave Widget' (anybody remember that featured in CPC Attack, I think?)
So, in a nutshell, where to begin again?  Any pointers in the right direction for an old dog?
Title: Re: Relearning BASIC
Post by: ervin on 10:23, 20 March 21
Back in the day my parents bought me AMSOFT Teach Yourself Amstrad BASIC, and it set me onto a career as a coder.

You'll find the books available as PDFs here.
https://acpc.me/?language=eng#ACME/MANUELS/ (https://acpc.me/?language=eng#ACME/MANUELS/)[ENG]ENGLISH

You'll need part 1 and 2.
PDFs and DSKs are available.

[EDIT] The PDFs here on cpcwiki may be better.
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Teach_Yourself_Amstrad_Basic_-_A_Tutorial_Guide_-_Part_I (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Teach_Yourself_Amstrad_Basic_-_A_Tutorial_Guide_-_Part_I)
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Teach_Yourself_Amstrad_Basic_-_A_Tutorial_Guide_-_Part_II (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Teach_Yourself_Amstrad_Basic_-_A_Tutorial_Guide_-_Part_II)

When you're eventually ready to tackle assembly, the excellent series from Computing with the Amstrad got me off to a strong start.
I've made the articles available here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wts36f4kbnvdsij/cwta.zip?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wts36f4kbnvdsij/cwta.zip?dl=0)
Title: Re: Relearning BASIC
Post by: wonderboy on 05:29, 21 March 21
Excellent.  Thanks for that Erwin.  This'll keep me busy.