PureBasic - A Beginner's Guide To Computer Programming
After much consideration i've decided to release my book under a creative commons license.
Many people have been emailing me asking me to do either an update to the text or release what i have, so i'm releasing it. I consider this project to be a complete success, as i have distributed a lot more copies than i ever thought i would and i have never heard anything bad said about it. I have also made a lot of money from it too.
I would love to spend more time updating this work and translating it to other languages. Offering it like this i hope others will pick up the baton and do what i don't have time for. I would love to see this book updated to the current version of PureBasic and also translated to other languages, especially German. I have had a lot of feedback wanting a German version. Maybe someone could also port it to the Open Office
suite using the auto contents generation and auto indexing of Open Office Writer.
I have taken a lot from the PureBasic community, so i feel the need to give something back. So here it is, my book.
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Source Code From The Book
PureBasic - A Beginners Guide Source Code.zip
Win32 API Helpfile Referenced In The Book
Win32 API Helpfile.zip
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