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Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2020, 08:05:52 AM »
Ordered. Thanks.
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Offline kolla

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2020, 11:17:19 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.
Because you write "the fundamentals of ReAction will continue to be the same; anything for OS3.9 ReAction should continue to work much the same as before"

You are safeguarding your own statements here (bolded), implying that there are no guarantees, and you have already made it clear in other posts elsewhere that there are components that may or may not be considered part of the "ReAction package" that you do not have access to.

So putting time and resources into writing a new book about these things, while it still is unclear and unknown exactly what will come with OS 3.2 onwards - remains rather pointless at this point.

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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.

No - you were the one claiming that this book seems rather pointless since the one thing you care about isn't covered. I suspect that the only person who could write such a book to your satisfaction, is yourself.
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Offline Minuous

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2020, 02:35:58 PM »
No - you were the one claiming that this book seems rather pointless since the one thing you care about isn't covered.

I was speaking more generally about the full set of enhancements in eg. OS3.5 and 3.9.
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Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2020, 08:16:50 PM »
My copy was printed in Poland and shows no signs of bad quality, besides being a paperback. The paper is white and it is good to read. The only thing i dislike are some special opcode examples in the assembler section that supposed to be in some sort of colour but instead they appear in lightgrey (on white paper). ::)
Already mentioned is the scope of the book which can never be a RKRM replacement; it is an introduction with a wide variety of topics which will never fully addressed. It is informative, IMHO. You certainly don't really need it, with all the online resources and RKRMs in PDF format, but it is a nice to have as it is a new book.

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 OldAmigan

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2020, 11:18:08 PM »
@thread

Well I've bought it to show support and maybe learn a little but I don't realistically see me programming very much.
Ya never know though

Offline hishamk

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2021, 10:36:43 AM »
The author of the book has released another one, this time focused on bare-metal programming:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bare-Metal-Amiga-Programming-OCS-ECS/dp/B09GJQ3SF6
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Offline NinjaCyborg

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2021, 11:23:05 AM »
Well I hoped he'd make a volume 2 but not on this topic LOL. I'd buy it, but my copy of the first volume disintegrated, it was extremely poor quality print. I'd happily buy an ebook version though.
 

Offline jj

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2021, 02:42:02 PM »
Thanks just ordering them both now,  hope print quality is not as bad as some suggests. 

Guess I can always return them if they are.
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Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2021, 04:46:18 PM »
Good luck. Amazon prints those books on demand close to your location. So you might get better quality by ordering more copies. ;D
 

Offline jj

Re: New book on classic Amiga programming
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2021, 04:12:21 PM »
Both books just turned up and the print quality is fine.

Not highest quality paper ever, but also nothing wrong with it either.

No issues with quality of ink or staining on paper.

Looking forwards to reading them
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