All About Applesoft: Enhanced Edition released by A.P.P.L.E.

Seattle, Washington — July 5, 2018 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) is proud to announce the immediate availability of our book All About Applesoft: Enhanced Edition.

As a comprehensive guide to Applesoft BASIC, “All About Applesoft” examines the construction and use of the BASIC programming language on a variety of levels.  This new “Enhanced Edition,” encompassing 280 fact-filled pages, features the improved readability of modern fonts and typesetting, memory maps, example programs, many programming references, how-to’s, and a glossary – making it the go-to reference for Apple II programmers.

 

Availability

All About Applesoft: Enhanced Edition is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.  A disk image for the programs is available on the Apps page.

 

 

Features

  • Table of Contents.
  • Over 40 utility programs and library routines designed to promote your understanding of Applesoft BASIC through tips and techniques.
  • A guided Applesoft tour, construction of BASIC, in-ROM Routines, Strings, Memory Usage, Machine Language Extensions, and Ampersand Extensions.
  • Functions of many major Applesoft Subroutines, Entry Points, and Registers.
  • A comprehensive primer on structured BASIC programming.
  • Integrating Applesoft Hi-res Graphics Routines from assembly language.
  • Detailed descriptions of simple Variables – Real, Integer, String, and Function.
  • Unique ways to change the Reset Vector to make it do your bidding.
  • Peeks, Pokes and Calls – memory locations for fun and practical use.
  • Recommended for programmers of all levels, while being ideal for intermediate and advanced levels.

 

Producers

Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist.  Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition.  Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering webmaster.  Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris, and is a co-producer/writer for CallApple.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.

Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, Programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris.

 

Publisher

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985.  Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.

A.PP.L.E. produced and published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also published:  Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, The A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.

Press Information is available at:  www.callapple.org/press

About the Author

Brian Wiser

Brian is an A.P.P.L.E. Board member and Managing Editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. He is a long-time Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Brian designed, edited, and co-produced several books including: "Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software", "Synergistic Software: The Early Games", "Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution", "What's Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition", and "The WOZPAK: Special Edition" – an important Apple II historical book with Steve Wozniak's restored original, technical handwritten notes as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game "Structris." Brian was an extra in Joss Whedon’s movie “Serenity,” leading him to being a producer/director for the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity.” He brought some of the Firefly cast aboard his Browncoat Cruise and recruited several of the Firefly cast to appear in a film for charity. Brian speaks about his adventures at conventions around the country.