14 episodes

At Next Without For, Earl Evans and Randy Kindig cover historical computer languages (compilers and interpreters) and modern programming tools for retro computers.

Next Without For earl@retrobits.com (Earl Evans and Randy Kindig)

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

At Next Without For, Earl Evans and Randy Kindig cover historical computer languages (compilers and interpreters) and modern programming tools for retro computers.

    Show 013 - ugBASIC

    Show 013 - ugBASIC

    Randy and Earl talk about ugBASIC, and Randy interviews the author/creator!
    News BASIC 60th birthday!: https://www.theregister.com/2024/05/03/basic_60th_birthday_releases/ AMSCII-Compo:  https://logiker.com/AMSCII-Compo (Amstrad CPC AMSCII) Show Topic ugBASIC main site: https://ugbasic.iwashere.eu/ ugBASIC IDE: https://spotlessmind1975.itch.io/ugbasic-ide ugBASIC keywords: https://ugbasic.iwashere.eu/#collapseKeywords ugBASIC examples: https://ugbasic.iwashere.eu/target/to8#examples ugBASIC forum: https://forum.ugbasic.iwashere.eu/viewforum.php?f=8 Soko64 - fun puzzle game written in ugBASIC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwuryS6pvKU Other Links 101 BASIC PROGRAMS FOR MICROCOMPUTERS: https://www.atariarchives.org/basicgames/ Floppy Days Podcast: https://www.floppydays.com  ANTIC Podcast: https://www.ataripodcast.com  

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Show 012 - CHIP-8

    Show 012 - CHIP-8

    Randy and Earl explore programming of the CHIP-8 family of interpreters!
    News! No news this episode! Z88DK, C compiler and assembler for 8080, Z80, 8085 https://z88dk.org/site/ CHIP-8 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHIP-8 Joseph Weisbecker: http://www.cosmacelf.com/history/joseph-weisbecker.html Joseph Weisbecker’s introduction of CHIP-8 in Byte Magazine, Dec. 1978 https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine-1978-12/page/n109/mode/1up  CHIP-8 Technical Reference: https://github.com/mattmikolay/chip-8/wiki/CHIP%E2%80%908-Technical-Reference IDE for creating CHIP-8 programs: https://johnearnest.github.io/Octo/ Writing programs for CHIP-8 using Octo IDE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-G6Dm5AX3I Awesome CHIP-8 - list of CHIP-8 resources https://chip-8.github.io/links/  CHIP-8 program archive https://github.com/JohnEarnest/chip8Archive  CHIP-8 Computer https://chip-8.com/  CHIP-8 Extensions and Compatibility https://chip-8.github.io/extensions/#a-note-on-modern-implementations  EZ-Pack: Convert large images into CHIP-8 Sprites https://beyondloom.com/tools/ezpack.html EZ-Writer: Compose text strings to fit a CHIP-8 or SCHIP display, with a variety of fonts https://beyondloom.com/tools/ezwriter.html EZ-Bake Animator: Pre-generate Octo-compatible graphics programmatically https://beyondloom.com/tools/ezbake.html C-Octo: Develop Octo programs from the command line https://github.com/JohnEarnest/c-octo For MacOS and Windows - Dorito https://github.com/lesharris/dorito?tab=readme-ov-file For Windows - CHIP-8 emulator on Github https://github.com/massung/CHIP-8/releases Octojam https://itch.io/jam/octojam-10 https://beyondloom.com/blog/octojam.html Emma 02 emulator https://www.emma02.hobby-site.com/index.html Can use RCA tab, COSMIC VIP option, for original CHIP-8 emulation

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Show 011 - Using BASIC on Modern Hardware

    Show 011 - Using BASIC on Modern Hardware

    News! Atari BASIC AI training - https://discord.gg/WnEcxSvtS Nabu computer - https://nabu.ca/ More Contests! Amiga Jam - https://itch.io/jam/amigatooljam VisionBASIC Game Contest - http://visionbasic.fun/ AMSTRAD ASCII Compo - http://logiker.com/AMSCII-Compo BASIC implementations for iOS (iphone/iPad): BBC BASIC by Richard Russell - free - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bbcbasic/id6444498023 Commodore BASIC - Hand BASIC - CBM flavor by Ahmad Hawwash - free - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hand-basic-cbm-flavor/id394924289 Hotpaw BASIC (iPad) - $4.99 - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hotpaw-basic/id295464266 See: http://www.hotpaw.com/rhn/basic/iphone/  for a more complete description of the Basic language syntax Smart BASIC (iOS/Mac) by Nikolay Denislamov $11.99 - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/basic-programming-language/id1540244170 BASIC implementations for Android "BASIC Programming Compiler" - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.krazeapps.basicprogrammingcompiler BASIC implementations for MacOS: PC-BASIC - (Windows/Mac/Linux/Python) -  https://robhagemans.github.io/pcbasic/ BBC BASIC by Richard Russell - https://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/bbcbasic.html PureBASIC - also Linux, Windows, RPi, AmigaOS 4 - https://www.purebasic.com/ Chipmunk BASIC - https://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/ BASIC implementations for Windows: Vintage BASIC - http://www.vintage-basic.net/download.html SpecBAS - https://github.com/ZXDunny/SpecBAS https://hackaday.com/2021/05/10/sinclair-basic-for-today/ SmallBASIC - https://smallbasic-publicwebsite.azurewebsites.net/ QB64 - https://qb64.com/ - Windows, Linux, MacOS FreeBASIC - https://www.freebasic.net/ BASIC implementations for Linux: Matrix Brandy BASIC VI - http://brandy.matrixnetwork.co.uk/ Also check out this BBC BASIC reference -  http://www.riscos.com/support/developers/bbcbasic/index.html BASIC implementations for Web Browser: SPIDERBASIC - https://www.spiderbasic.com/ (Web/desktop) Applesoft BASIC in Javascript - https://inexorabletash.github.io/jsbasic/ Quite BASIC - http://www.quitebasic.com/prj/games/hangman/ Applesoft BASIC Editor CyanIIDE - https://paleotronic.com/applesoft/ wwwBASIC - https://github.com/google/wwwbasic https://hackaday.com/2018/09/17/its-the-web-basically/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Show 010 - Assembly Language, Part II

    Show 010 - Assembly Language, Part II

    Randy and Earl continue the discussion of Assembly Language in this second episode of a two-parter. If you missed it, check out Show 009 for Part I!

    • 45 min
    Show 009 Assembly Language Part I

    Show 009 Assembly Language Part I

    In part I of this discussion on assembly language, Randy and Earl discuss what assembly language is, who invented it, how it works (generally), and why one might have chosen to use it back in the classic days of computing.

    • 42 min
    Show 008 - 64 Bites

    Show 008 - 64 Bites

    Randy interviews Michal Taszycki, owner of 64 Bites! And, we talk about some more contests.

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Alfawan ,

Great retro podcast with a developer spin

Most retro podcasts seem to focus on gaming. It’s nice to see a different take on retro computing, especially for those of us who enjoy developing.

Ripjetski ,

Good Podcast, Need more!

Awesome work! Just the right amount of detail!

Glonch ,

There’s not many...

but it is quality over quantity - Awesome job Earl - keep them coming.

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