Thursday, 30 June 2016

Usborne 80s computer programming books

An explanation of a subroutine.

Usborne Publishing have released a series of computer programming books they published in the 1980s as free downloads!
These series of books got a lot of Gen X and Gen Y kids into programming in Basic, using computers like the ZX Spectrum, the BBC Micro and the Commodore 64.  Steve Grand himself cut his eyeteeth on a microcomputer like these.

While the programs themselves will no longer work on computers, these books are nostalgic primers on how programming used to be.  There are still some insights and analogies that might be interesting for a beginning programmer.

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