Computing Books published by Interface PublicationsThe following is a list of Computing Books published by Interface Publications 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 Interface Publications in our collection :
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Publisher: interface publications
This book by best-selling author Tim Hartnell is the ideal companion for you if the BBC Microcomputer is your first computer. It takes you, step by simple step, through programming in BBC BASIC - with a number of worthwhile programs - and then goes further, giving you leads to develop and expand your programming skills in the coming months.
"... an exciting collection of games and utility programs for the ZX Spectrum, all presented in ready-to-run form."
Yes, it's true. Instant machine code from a good subset of BBC BASIC. Type your BASIC program into your model B BBC Micro, trigger the compiler, and your program is changed almost instantaneously into superfast machine code.
For £34.95 you get: Cassette version of the complete compiler (along with a version of the compiler for use with discs, ready for when you upgrade, the disc version being dubbed on the cassette after the cassette version); complete compile listing; extensive documentation and instructions. The compiler was written by Jeremy Ruston.
When you've mastered introductory programming on the spectrum, you need this outstanding guide to enhanced programming techniques and concepts.
You'll be shown what to use the computer for; how to select the best computer for your business; how to negotiate the best deal; how to evaluate the costs and benefits; how to get the best help; hot to install the machine with the minimum pain; and - most importantly - how to keep your computer operating for maximum profit.
From the introduction:
'This book contains a full disassembly listing of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16K ROM and a machine code programmer's guide ot the Microdrive & Interface 1 unit. Enough detail is included to help you, as amachine code programmer, to understand the operation of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and its Interface 1 and to design machine code routines for your own purposes.'
"Here, at last, is the key to creating and playing adventure programs on your Commodore 64. Written by two highly-experience authors and adventurers, this book will take you further into the fabulous world of computer adventuring than you dared hope."
(From rear cover)
The BBC Micro is an immensely powerful computer. And its potential for assisting in education is enormous. But the means of tapping that potential are not immediately obvious.
In this detailed work, experienced teacher Don Thorpe discusses the role the BBC Microcomputer could occupy in your teaching activities. He compare its possibilities with those of other, more traditional, teaching aids, and outline specific areas of application in which the computer has no rival.
The book is a complete tutorial on advanced programming for the BBC Micro.
Major topics covered include;
Assembly language programming;
Computer arithmetic, including full details of floating point algorithms;
How to increase the vertical screen resolution to 512 pixels with no hardware modifications;
An intelligent desassembler that can work out the areas of a program that are data.
This book is an essential guide if you really want to make the most of your BBC Micro.
"Here's the complete guide to going online to the world, using your computer and the telephone lines. This book tells you how to select the right modem for your needs, how to get it working, and who you can contact once you're up and running!"