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mka [Chapter 4: Imagine, you Invent a Language ...]
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-====== A Start With Forth - eBook ======+====== A Start With Forth - eBook and print ====== 
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 +Link to this description in German: ​ [[projects:​a-start-with-forth:​start]]
  
 This eBook had always been planned to be readable and distributed via amazon on PC Tablet and Mobile. ​ This eBook had always been planned to be readable and distributed via amazon on PC Tablet and Mobile. ​
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 See it at\\  See it at\\ 
 [[https://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Start-Forth-2017-Bits-Bites-ebook/​dp/​B073NMX1XP/​ref=sr_1_13?​s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1499278235&​sr=1-13]] \\  [[https://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Start-Forth-2017-Bits-Bites-ebook/​dp/​B073NMX1XP/​ref=sr_1_13?​s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1499278235&​sr=1-13]] \\ 
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 +[[https://​www.amazon.co.uk/​dp/​1717825699/​ref=sr_1_1?​s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1532770460&​sr=1-1&​keywords=a+start+with+forth#​reader_1717825699]] \\
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 You can LOOK INSIDE (above the picture) and see part of it or ask for a free sample on the right hand side. You can LOOK INSIDE (above the picture) and see part of it or ask for a free sample on the right hand side.
  
 But there is still the requirement for beginners to download and print. Most of the chapters of this eBook you can find here. But there is still the requirement for beginners to download and print. Most of the chapters of this eBook you can find here.
 ===== Chapter 4:  Imagine, you Invent a Language ... ===== ===== Chapter 4:  Imagine, you Invent a Language ... =====
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-You need 12 constructs – in Forth these are Words – and they run a small application – to switch the usual (here virtual) LED on and off. {{ :​en:​projects:​a-start-with-forth:​4_describing_is_more_difficult_than_starting_and_go_through_the_process_v13a_to_michael.pdf |Imagine to Invent a Language}}+A different start here. Rather than explaining how it works, we start from nothing and just imagine the steps 
 +You just need 12 constructs ​here as a first step – in Forth these are Words – 
 +and these at then put together to  ​run a small application 
 +– to switch the usual (here virtual) LED on and off.  {{ :​en:​projects:​a-start-with-forth:​4_describing_is_more_difficult_than_starting_and_go_through_the_process_v13a_to_michael.pdf |Imagine to Invent a Language}}
  
 ===== Chapter 5 - Now try it out on the Web - no Installation needed ====== ===== Chapter 5 - Now try it out on the Web - no Installation needed ======
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 ===== Chapter 7 - Use the downloadable VFXTESTAPP.exe ===== ===== Chapter 7 - Use the downloadable VFXTESTAPP.exe =====
  
-Here you just download an .exe, which can execute most of the VFX Words – the full manual ​can be found via the link. Run the code of chapter 4 and 6. Advantage: there is no installation needed. You can store it locally on your PC and the word SAVE adds your work for next time. ( sorry, no Linux or Mac yet )+Here you just download an .exe, which can execute most of the VFX Words. The VFX Manual you can find as part of the VFX download on the www.mpeforth.com website or here as PDF. Run the code of chapter 4 and 6. Advantage: there is no installation needed. You can store it locally on your PC and the word SAVE adds your work for next time. ( sorry, no Linux or Mac yet )
  
 [[en:​projects:​a-start-with-forth:​start|Get VFXTESTAPP.exe here.]] [[en:​projects:​a-start-with-forth:​start|Get VFXTESTAPP.exe here.]]
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 +The manual of the full VFX version explaining the Words in VFXTESTAPP.exe can be downloaded here: {{ :​en:​projects:​a-start-with-forth:​vfxman.pdf |vfxman.pdf}}
 ===== Chapter 8 - Editor / File Handling – AIDE and VFX_LITE MSP430 ===== ===== Chapter 8 - Editor / File Handling – AIDE and VFX_LITE MSP430 =====
  
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 The BBC micro:bit with its 25 LEDs and the many additional functions needed a Forth. ​ The BBC micro:bit with its 25 LEDs and the many additional functions needed a Forth. ​
 1,000,000 of them are supposedly now at UK schools and there is a lot of documentation. 1,000,000 of them are supposedly now at UK schools and there is a lot of documentation.
-As I had access to one, Matthias Koch kindly ported his  +As I had access to one, Matthias Koch kindly ported his MECRISP to this board. Get:  
-[[en:​projects:​microbit:​start|MECRISP ​to this board]]. +[[en:​projects:​microbit:​start|MECRISP ​for micro:bit]]. 
 Follow the links for installation information. I tried mine using the same 35 Word Forth. Follow the links for installation information. I tried mine using the same 35 Word Forth.
 Needed a few additions but no problem – help is always available in the Forth community. Needed a few additions but no problem – help is always available in the Forth community.
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 and linked to other languages, here C and ARM. Get system design ready quicker. and linked to other languages, here C and ARM. Get system design ready quicker.
 See as well Rob’s presentation from 22 July 2017 on youtube at 1h50mins. {{ :​en:​projects:​a-start-with-forth:​14_mpeforth_sockpuppet.pdf |Sockpuppet article}} See as well Rob’s presentation from 22 July 2017 on youtube at 1h50mins. {{ :​en:​projects:​a-start-with-forth:​14_mpeforth_sockpuppet.pdf |Sockpuppet article}}
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 +As in December 2017: https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=PlDloFOdrZQ
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 +There are infomations on github too: https://​github.com/​rbsexton?​tab=repositories
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 +And here as well: http://​www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/​anton/​euroforth/​ef16/​papers/​pelc.pdf
  
 ===== Chapter 15 - v4th – An Approach using Forth Techniques ===== ===== Chapter 15 - v4th – An Approach using Forth Techniques =====
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 ====== We hope you find something useful here. ====== ====== We hope you find something useful here. ======
- The eBook //A Start With Forth// is part of [[https://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Juergen-Pintaske/​e/​B00N8HVEZM|The Forth Bookshelf]].+ The eBook //A Start With Forth// is part of [[https://​www.amazon.com/​Juergen-Pintaske/​e/​B00N8HVEZM|The Forth Bookshelf]]. 
 + 
 +More Literatur:​\\ 
 +[[en:​projects:​pintaske_s_electronic_forth_bookshelf|Juergens Collection]]\\ 
 +[[en:​projects:​litlist|Klaus'​ Collection]] 
  
 … and if you want to see which Forth eBooks people are interested in, see how the  [[https://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​bestsellers/​books/​3970/​ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_5_last#​1|Bestseller List]] is doing today((Today 24 July 2017, eForth and Zen 2017 is in place 2, A Start With Forth is in place 3, and Stephen Pelc’s Programming forth follows in place 19. And there are more, check yourself.)) ... … and if you want to see which Forth eBooks people are interested in, see how the  [[https://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​bestsellers/​books/​3970/​ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_5_last#​1|Bestseller List]] is doing today((Today 24 July 2017, eForth and Zen 2017 is in place 2, A Start With Forth is in place 3, and Stephen Pelc’s Programming forth follows in place 19. And there are more, check yourself.)) ...
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