NS Basic Programming for Palm OS

Author: Michael J. Verive
List Price: $39.95
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ISBN: 0969584466
Publisher: The Eastwood Group (April, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 77,684
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Rating: 4 out of 5
Not a bad book
It's worth the asking price. Verive presents the material in a friendly, conversational way. Almost too conversational sometimes, doubling back and changing previous statements. The code provided doesn't exactly match the disc, but you are able to get his intent easily enough. I am a rookie programmer and I ended up forking over the [money] for the full version of NSBasic due to Verive's enthusiasm towards the program. I was able to make a couple semi-complex apps within a few hours of reading the book. Within a couple days I was making some good stuff, using only this book.
This book is a neccesity if you own NSBAsic because it shows how to use the commands and functions not clearly explained in the manual.


Rating: 5 out of 5
Outstanding Reference for the NSBasic/Palm developer
Dr. Verive's efforts in NSBasic Programming for Palm OS are well deserved of praise. The biggest challenges a technical author has is finding the right audience to write to and then maintaining the interest of that audience. Dr. Verive has done probably the *most* difficult thing a technical author can do: He has written a book for *all* levels of programmer *and* has written it to keep the interest of the reader, regardless of their technical level.

The book is very well organized so that the experienced programmer can quickly learn the features they need to be proficient in NSBasic/Palm. However the book starts by *also* laying down an excellent foundation for the new programmer. Subjects include programming techniques, and instruction on structured programming.

The accompanying CD is a gold mine with lots of demo code and 'template' applications that you can use as the foundation for your own work.

If you're new to NSBasic programming or just new to programming, get this book, you'll have it sitting at all times right next to your NSBasic Language Reference. The combination of the two books you will find invaluable.


Rating: 4 out of 5
Start programming your Palm today!
If you've ever thought about programming your PalmOS device, this book and a copy of NSBasic for PalmOS can get you going in no time at all. This book is very well laid out, features a CD-ROM with many of the example programs already typed in, and it is easy to read. My only beef is that it should have a spiral bound binding like the NSBasic manual so you can lay it out flat in front of your PC.

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