Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 9, NO. 12 / DECEMBER 1983 / PAGE 354

Introduction to Basic programming. (book reviews) Stephen Gray.

Introduction to Basic Programming

This is probably the most colorful textbook on Basic: all 500 illustrations, though only a few program lines, are in bright colors.

The problem-oriented approach uses sample programs, each completely coded, "to show the proper way to design and code . . . using the Basic language.'

The first program is a long one, although half the lines are REMs, and the program is explained section by section. It prints a telephone directory, using READ/DATA, IF/THEN, PRINT, GOTO, and strings--a rather strong start.

The impersonal writing isn't quite up to the imaginative level of the artwork. On the other hand, it is thorough and usually quite clear and should be fine for a bright solo reader or for classroom use.

Review Grade: B