Assembly Language for Kids Commodore 64 - Sanders

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Assembly Language for Kids Commodore 64 - Sanders
Title Cover Description
Language English
Author(s) William B. Sanders, Ph.D.
Publisher Microcomscribe, Slawson Communications
Year 1984
ISBN ISBN 0-931145-00-7
Original price 14.95 U$/DM
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Pages 337
Last Edition First Printing (1984)
Genre Assembly Language Programming

This book is one of the absolute best for anyone who wants to learn Assembly Language Programming. Sanders walks the reader through simple, yet effective learning on how to program in Assembly using one of three popular Assembler packages (Merlin, Commodore Assembly Development System, and Kids Assembler). The source code for Kids Assembler is included in the book - simply type it in and save it.

This is a fantastic way to learn Assembly Language Programming AND how your Commodore (or other MOS Technology 6502 based computer) works. This book is written for the Commodore 64.

The following text is the Preface by the author:

"Learning assembly language programming is a challenge not everyone will accept. It is not as easy to learn as BASIC, and it requires learning how to work an assembler as well as learning assembly language itself. Many who attempted to learn assembly language have been stopped by lack of an assembler or lack of instructions on how to work an assembler or lack of instructions for learning assembly language on the Commodore 64. If any one problem didn't prevent learning the language, the combination of problems did.

Since these problems are real, I decided that it would be a good idea to create a book that provided solutions to all of these hurdles. First, the book would supply a simple assembler that would be instructional as well as functional. Secondly, it would explain how to work the most popular assemblers for the Commodore 64, including the one provided in the book. Finally, the book would take assembly language a step at a time, explaining how to program using assembly language instructions. That's what this book does.

As the title implies, this book was designed for kids. This doesn't mean the book is for children, but rather it's for kids who want to enjoy learning something. I would have never learned BASIC or assembly language if at some point I didn't start enjoying myself. The same principle applies here. If we try to have a good time while learning assembly language, it becomes an interesting challenge instead of boring work. There are lots of examples that show something about assembly language in a fun way."