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New books for RISC OS

Posted by John Hoare on 19:07, 6/4/2003 | , , , , , ,
 
Alligata Media, run by David Bradforth of ProAction has announced that they are reprinting Martyn Fox's book First Steps in Programming RISC OS Computers. Although a second edition is available on his website, I always find this kind of thing far more useful in paper form, although obviously some people disagree. The book will cost 15 including P&P, and is non-profit-making (5 of the cover price will go to the Cats Protection League). Copies should be available at Wakefield at a slightly reduced price, although this is not confirmed. As the book is on a strict print run, email Dave at david@alligatagroup.co.uk to confirm your interest. I already have.

Alligata Media are also publishing First steps with RISC OS 4 in May, as this Drobe article reports. Hopefully this will be the beginning for a whole new venture in RISC OS books, as it's something that is desperately needed. As long as they're proof-read of course, something which I hope Alligata has learnt from some other RISC OS companies and publications. Ahem.

Source: Drobe
 

  New books for RISC OS
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  monkeyson2 (13:39 7/4/2003)
    moss (14:39 7/4/2003)
      monkeyson2 (14:57 7/4/2003)
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Martyn Fox Message #92027, posted at 13:24, 7/4/2003
Unregistered user I'm hoping to revise my other book, "A Beginner's Guide to Wimp Programming" (actually a "prequel" because it was written and published first, in 1992).

I'd like to give it a major re-write, though, so it may take a little time.

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Phil Mellor Message #92028, posted by monkeyson2 at 13:39, 7/4/2003, in reply to message #92027
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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I've got that book :)
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John Hoare Message #92029, posted by moss at 14:39, 7/4/2003, in reply to message #92028

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Martyn: That would be fantastic :-) An up-to-date copy of that would be very, very, very useful...
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Phil Mellor Message #92030, posted by monkeyson2 at 14:57, 7/4/2003, in reply to message #92029
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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A lot of my desktop programs are based around the wimp shell provided in that book - particularly the menu creating functions. It would be a worthwhile read - especially if updated for RISC OS 4 (and 3!)
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Guest Message #92031, posted at 00:57, 8/4/2003, in reply to message #92030
Unregistered user Yes please!
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