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Offline hishamk

New book on classic Amiga programming
« on: April 29, 2020, 01:17:55 PM »
Thought I'd drop this here since I haven't seen it mentioned yet:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1690195150
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Offline Pyromania

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 02:48:57 PM »
Thanx, purchased.

Offline kamelito

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 05:33:32 PM »
Same let’s hope it is about 3.1.

Offline Minuous

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 02:50:12 AM »
Why? 3.1 has been obsolete for 20 years now. Any modern version of AmigaOS is far more capable.

Offline walkero

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 10:18:48 AM »
Thank you for posting this. Didn't have a clue about this book. Just ordered.

By checking the table of contents, I am sure it covers 3.1 just fine. Although it refers to the NDK3.9, you can still create apps for the 3.1.
 

Offline kamelito

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 12:21:52 PM »
Why? 3.1 has been obsolete for 20 years now. Any modern version of AmigaOS is far more capable.

Because of the title maybe? “
Classic AmigaOS Programming: An introduction”

Offline Minuous

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 01:57:12 PM »
I didn't just mean OS4; there are later versions than 3.1 for Classic.

Offline kolla

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 03:07:27 PM »
Notice how the rainbow checkmark/tick is being used without any (R) or TM attached to it - lovely :)
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Offline pwyskowski

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 09:27:50 PM »
I ordered the book and it just arrived today.  It is a very short book coming in just under 250 pages (including glossary). 

While it does mention the NDK for 3.9 at the beginning of the book, it does seem to be aimed at 3.1.

Everything in it is very low level.  It starts out describing 68k processor instructions. There's a 12 page chapter on getting started with Assembly (ASM-Pro) and a 2 1/2 page chapter on using C (VBCC). 

The rest of it feels like a severely abridged version of the ROM Kernel manuals (and related books).

This book is definitely aimed at a very niche/advanced type of programmer.

Offline Minuous

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 04:31:28 PM »
Seems pointless if it only covers ancient stuff like GadTools, etc. May as well just use the RKRMs then.
 

Offline NinjaCyborg

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 08:32:17 PM »
I bought it just because I want anyone putting in effort to make new Amiga content be rewarded. It's fine as an overview of programming on the Amiga including the tools one has to use in 2020, if programming on an Amiga itself anyway. But there's nothing in it that isn't in the old OS 2 / 3 documentation so I hope at least he does a volume 2.

Also the print quality was awful with weird chemical blotches on the sandpaper it was printed on.
 
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Offline kolla

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 11:18:29 PM »
ReAction has become a moving target again, pointless to write a book about that now.
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Offline Minuous

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2020, 01:24:01 AM »
@kolla:

It is in continuing development, along with the rest of the OS. That is not a reason against having tutorials and other such documentation, though.

OS3.2 ReAction has various new classes, features and fixes, but the fundamentals of ReAction will continue to be the same; anything for OS3.9 ReAction should continue to work much the same as before.

Offline kolla

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2020, 06:25:56 AM »
@Minuous
And what guarantees are there that what you write here is really correct?

There’s really only one way to know for sure, and that is to wait for releases and then one can see. Or you can just write that book yourself already?
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Offline Minuous

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2020, 07:05:20 AM »
And what guarantees are there that what you write here is really correct?

Why wouldn't it be correct? I'm on the team so am in a position to know. But it is fine if you don't want to believe me, I don't care.

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Or you can just write that book yourself already?

Why ask a question if you are not going to believe the answer? Just to troll, I suppose.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 07:06:25 AM by Minuous »
 
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