Computing Books published by Sunshine BooksThe following is a list of Computing Books published by Sunshine Books in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.
There are 20 Computing Books published by Sunshine Books in our collection :
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The Working Dragon 32:
A Library of Practical Subroutines and Programs
by David Lawrence
ISBN 0946408017 / 9780946408016 / 0-946408-01-7
Publisher Harcourt Education
Publisher: Sunshine Books (An imprint of Scot Press Ltd)
Andrew Pennell describes all the features of QDOS. Each system call is covered, not only in terms if its function and its use, but also the exact steps it takes when carrying out its task. The complete input/output process is explained, including how device drivers wok, an how to add your own to the system. The author also leads you through he various system variables and tables, as well as describing how to access the I/O ports within the machine.
If you own an Electron computer and are looking to put it to more serious use, then this is the book for you.
The working spectrum is based on a collection of solid sophisticated programs in areas such as data storage, finance, calculation, graphics, household management and education.
In this novel approach to the language Boris Allan finds a way through Forth, by looking at how it works and how it functions. This is not a manual - Boris Allan is more concentrated with the use of forth in analysing its logical implications ad in the use of graphics than with the more mundane numerical applications.
The graphics in this book match the style and the sophistication of the BBC computer and its basic language. Boris Allan shows what can be achieved with turtle graphics - the most powerful and artistic way of programming graphics on a computer.
Step by step instructions guide you in constructing a wealth of gadgetry. At the same time you will build an understanding of the principles of digital and analogue input and output.
The book explains Al from first principles and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. All the important aspects of Al are covered and are fully illustrated with example programs.
This book explains all the mathematical utilities. In fact, all the mathematical functions that you find on the BBC and Electron computers are described. Their use is illustrated in short programs that you can lift and use within your own programs that you can lift and use within your own programs. Sample program runs are also included.
"This book is intended to show you how to develop serious applications programs for use on your Amstrad CPC 464 or 664."