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anta40

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Farewell Dr Dobb's
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:20:28 PM »
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After 38 years of glory, the long run of Dr. Dobb's has come to an end.

http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/farewell-dr-dobbs/240169421

This is a sad news. Dr Dobb's has been one of the sources of excellent programming articles for years.

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 08:44:32 PM »
I am very sorry to hear that.

They were a professional site with so much good information.

They will be missed.
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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 10:07:24 PM »
That's real bad news.

Gunther
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them.

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 12:05:38 AM »
HI,

   A real pity.  At least the site will remain up, if frozen.

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 06:26:42 PM »
I am very sorry to hear that.

They were a professional site with so much good information.

Site? I remember when DDJ was a magazine. You know, those thingies made out of that stuff, what was it called? oh, yeah, paper. (I was a subscriber back then.)

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 09:35:41 PM »
DDJ and Peter Norton were the only places you could get info about DOS/BIOS functions.
I still have a few DDJ magazines from the early 90s, you could buy MASM for around $700 back then...
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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 09:52:06 PM »
Remember this?

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 10:25:25 PM »
MASM in 1989?
My toy at the time was a different assembler, dated 31.12.1979 :biggrin:

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 10:32:25 PM »
i used to read PC Tech Journal   :P
there was another one - don't recall the name

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2014, 05:25:41 AM »
MASM in 1989?
My toy at the time was a different assembler, dated 31.12.1979 :biggrin:

Yes, the legendary Motorola 68000 series.  :t Well designed processors!

Gunther
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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2014, 08:22:11 AM »
Sad, my favorites were C User's Journal, C Gazette, and Dr. Dobb's Journal.  All gone now.  I also liked Computer Shopper, which I saw not too terribly long ago, but it was pathetic on comparison to what it was back in the day...

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2014, 09:48:37 AM »
MASM in 1989?
My toy at the time was a different assembler, dated 31.12.1979 :biggrin:

Yes, the legendary Motorola 68000 series.  :t Well designed processors!

Gunther

Yeah ! I was totally in love with my Amiga 500.  :shock:
My favorite magazine was "Amiga Magazine" from the UK. It had a series of DEMO coding articles written by Jolyan Ralph in assembly.
This was my start of assembly coding and couldn't wait till the next magazine came out.
From that moment on, i was completely hooked.....

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2014, 12:00:18 PM »
Me too :biggrin:
Remember some instructions?

PEA     TEXT(PC)   ; push effective address
MOVE.W  #9,-(SP)   ; equivalent to pushw
TRAP    #1         ; kind of interrupt
ADDQ.L  #6,SP


Around 1990, I had my own word processor, written mostly in GfaBasic plus about 3,000 lines of assembler, including a screen and a printer driver for the HP LaserJet. I even wrote (and published) a scientific book with that word processor. In hindsight, it is really strange that I found the time to write the book itself :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2014, 12:15:39 PM »
It was a great time....  :biggrin:
It was fun playing with the blitter to show amazing graphics on the screen and also wrote a mega fast track loader using the blitter.
I kept all my Amiga sources but 2 years ago when i was looking for a routine, all the floppy disks were corrupted.  :(

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Re: Farewell Dr Dobb's
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2014, 01:57:16 PM »
MASM in 1989?
My toy at the time was a different assembler, dated 31.12.1979 :biggrin:

I remember many years ago when taking Computer Architecture class,
we had assignments to write short programs in MIPS & M68K assembly.

Because we didn't have physical devices using those CPUs, we used simulator:
SPIM for MIPS, and Easy68K for M68K.

If you like M68K then maybe you should try Easy68K.  It is fun to use, and still under active development.  :t