Task: Explore KSquiggle’s Atari 8-bit Programming Shrine
Needed: Web browser
Time: 15-30 mins
Bill Lange pointed me to this awesome Atari 8-bit programming resource developed and maintained by Kevin Chase (aka KSquiggle). I had seen this before but it was great to get it on the list for an Atari Projects post. Kevin, like many of us, learned to program on an Atari 800 and was motivated to assemble some programming resources on this web page. He lists a number of great resource books for programming in assembly, Forth, Lisp, LOGO, PILOT, and Action!. There is also a collection of programming pieces from magazines such as ANALOG and Compute!. He also provides a bunch of source code to games, demos, and utilities that were posted in magazines. This is a really awesome curated set of resources and is a good place to start if you are looking for something.
Navigate to the ksquiggle programming resource!
As solid as Google is it can be frustrating to find the right programming resource that you are looking for. This can be because the resources aren’t very well documented or the language you are using is different than that used back in the day. Having lots of resources in one place makes it possible quickly browse through lots of text and code. Thanks KSquiggle!