Thursday, December 31, 2015

More on getting started with Liberty BASIC

In addition to the resources I mentioned the other day, please do not overlook our great online community of users.

There are two large forums where you can learn a lot from friendly, knowledgeable people about all kinds of things.

First the forum at Conforms.  This great forum is organized by topic, which is really nice.  Here's the link:

Secondly there is Yahoo Groups!  What's nice about this site is that you can subscribe to get emails, and you post to the group by email.  Here is the link:

People do amazing things with Liberty BASIC, and these are the places where these people hang out.

See you there!

Tiny BASIC revisited

Liberty BASIC comes with an implementation of Tiny BASIC which is extremely similar to the BASIC that came with the old Radio Shack TRS-80.  Remember that computer?  Some of us do.  :-)

This is a very limited version of BASIC, but it has some strengths.

  • Simplicity - Not much to learn
  • Interpreted - This is an interactive interpreter
  • Source code - You can modify the language
So, since Tiny BASIC can be modified by pretty much anyone who knows a little BASIC, I am starting a series where I will extend the language and show how to do it.

First we will focus on graphics!  More to come so stay tuned!