Here's a giant collection of practical, useful, efficient programming techniques and operating shortcuts, for the ATARI model 400, 600 and 800 personal computers, right out of a master programmer's notebook.
Loaded with hints, secrets, tips, tricks and easy-to-follow instructions, this book shows you how to handle routine programming chores on the Atari more quickly, do special effects, make your computer work for you— faster and more efficiently.
Each of the 101 computer programming tips in this book features a complete ready-to-run program. Each will run immediately, as you find it in this book, or it easily can be included in a larger set of instruc- tions to your computer. All 101 programs have been tested thoroughly on the ATARI 400/800 Computer and are ready to type in and run.
Learn insider's how-to secrets for using the special, exciting BASIC words READ, DATA, RESTORE, INPUT, LEN, GOSUB, RETURN, VAL, ASC, CHR$, PRINT, DIM, FOR, NEXT, IF, THEN, DRAWTO, SET- COLOR, and many more.
Sections in this book include a detailed Introduction; Fun and Games; Text on Text; Gee Whiz; Number Crunching; Money Matters; Colorful Graphics; and a handy Appendix.
You will find special techniques for graphics; colorful program titles and billboards; coin toss; dice throw; secret message; bell ringer; mystery clues; code groups; 60-second timer; sorting; ordering; searching; averaging; passwords; sentence writer; creating tables; memory tester; exam sorter; rounding off; random numbers; shopper's friend; interest on money; car payments; wages 7 hours; percentage off and mark up; invoicing; inventory counter; lists; two dozen exciting graphics programs; and many more.
You'll learn what to do, how to do it, when to make changes and when not to, all from this info-packed ATARI computer programmer's handbook of tips and tricks.