Finally, a text that gives you— the novice, potential buyer, or existing owner— the fundamentals to BASIC programming and graphics for the Atari 400, 600XL, 800, 800XL, and 1200XL! Here is the book that takes you "by the hand" and gives you all the information you need to know about each version of the machine to become proficient in BASIC programming, including where to start ... what to do ... and how to write programs more effectively! You'll also discover the sound and graphics capabilities of Atari computers, and learn guidelines for making simple games for the computer as well !
- a clear, concise outline of what a computer is and how it works
- a complete introduction to BASIC language with helpful tips on easing programming frustrations
- immediate applications to business, graphics, games, and word processing
- comprehensive tables, charts, appendices, and much more!