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 Post subject: PureBasic - A Beginner's Guide : Free to download and adapt!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:27 am 
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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.

Download The Book
PureBasic - A Beginners Guide.zip (2.7Mb)

Source Code From The Book
PureBasic - A Beginners Guide Source Code.zip (4Mb)

Win32 API Helpfile Referenced In The Book
Win32 API Helpfile.zip (5.5Mb)


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This book is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License.
This means that you have certain privileges and a few restrictions.

You are able:
to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work


Under the following conditions:
Attribution. The copyright remains with me and any derived works must mention that it is derived from my copyrighted material.
Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes of any kind.
Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same license as this one.


License overview: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Legal: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode

If you would like to get started adapting or updating the text, you will find all of the source material here.

Source Text & Images To Create The Book
Source Text and Images.zip (33.8Mb)

Notes:
All eps illustrations are editable using Adobe Illustrator CS+.
All raster images are in tif format.
The book has been created in QuarkXPress 4.0.
If you don't own QuarkXPress, text files are available for all text appearing in the book.

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thank you!

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:D thank you Kale

> If someone could post this on the German forums i would be grateful
http://www.purebasic.fr/german/viewtopic.php?t=19692

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Great News!

Thank you so much, Kale!

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That's fantastic! Thank you :P

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That's really great news, thanks Kale.


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Thanks a lot Kale :D

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This is great news. Thanks a lot, Kale!
In the last week or so, I've read several pages of your book on Google Books, and I have to say that the text that I read was very sound and well written.

I'm also saying thanks in the name of Vera, who is rather new to PureBasic. So she has been interested in your book, and is now very happy about this Easter surprise. :D

Thank you!

Regards, Little John

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Little John wrote:
I'm also saying thanks in the name of Vera, who is rather new to PureBasic. So she has been interested in your book, and is now very happy about this Easter surprise. :D

he he, Vera's nice email tipped the scales. :wink:

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thank you :D

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Thank you.

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Merci

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Kale, am I allowed to take parts of it and integrate them with the Survival Guide? (Of course with proper markings and mentioning of the source.)

(Heh, it's end 2009 and I didn't even read it yet :-))

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Many Thanks Kale,

I love books like this, easy to read, clear and concise, just like the sams teach yourself books.


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Thank you for this great work, and for your good mind.

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