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Article #6 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: ae962
Subject: Atari ST applications
Date: Sun Jul 30 08:52:12 1989


  (This is not a question, but it may be useful to struggling
   Atari ST programmers.)

For those of us who are not computer engineers or computer
science gurus, creating ST applications can be very difficult.
Until recently, bookstores sold nothing detailed about the ST
with the exception of simple BASIC programming techniques.
"Atari ST Internals" and related books required
much experience and knowledge unknown to beginners.

There is a book I recently purchased that starts from the
beginning and works its way up to simple applications, then
more complicated applications, titled:
        Atari ST Application Programming
        by Lawrence J. Pollack and Eric J.T. Weber
        by Datatech Publications (Bantam computer books)
The first chapter deals with the very basics of the ST: the TOS,
the GEM desktop, the AES, and relates them to other DOS's, other
BIOS, other XBIOS.  Then it moves to simple programs that utilize
this newly gained knowledge so that the programmer is completely
aware of what he is doing.  One more thing: the book uses examples
using Megamax C, a very good and popular compiler.  Only C
programmers will be able to benefit much from this book.

** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Sun Dec  6 10:44:16 1987 **

        Thanks for the information.

                        Your Co-sysop
                        John E. Suchy
                        aa271


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