While books are great ways to learn, their long development cycle means
that their content is dated the day the book hits the street. Nor can books
be easily, or frequently, updated.
The good news is that programmers who want the latest information have several avenues
available to them - magazines, newsletters, conferences, blogs and webcasts
- each with varying degrees of "freshness" of the information provided
(perhaps 1-3 months with magazines and webcasts or only days with newsletters and blogs).
The bad news is that there are no magazines in print which cover QBasic. So the
In the next section of this page On this page I provide a summary of the magazines
that a QBasic programmer might find interesting, categorized as to the information
covered. I also highlight "online magazines", where the content is updated/archived
on a monthly basis.
Recommendations - Print Magazines
These recommendations are for print magazines which are not associated with
any one language. They cover a wide range of topics.
Recommendations - Online QBasic Magazines
There are no print magazines dedicated to QBasic, but the following online magazines
provide good coverage of the activities of today's QBasic programmers. They also provide
content on newer BASIC dialects.
If you have any suggestions on newsletters to add to this list, please let me know.