Welcome to the PCOPY! hosting website. This page is completely dedicated to explaining and hosting the PCOPY! E-Zine. As such, it will host all isssues of PCOPY! current released as well as all future releases of the magazine. As well, if there's any learning material from the issues, code samples and the likes, they will be available from the issues themselves.
Remember, we always welcome contribution for future releases of the magazine (read below for the types of contributions you can created). So if there's anything you'd like to share with our readers, or teach our readers about, get writing and contact us with your creations.
What Is PCOPY! Exactly:
PCOPY! is a magazine cereate for the BASIC programming language. IT features articles, newsbriefs, tutorials about any variants of the BASIC programming language. Since alot of the commercial BASIC compilers are allready well covered by commercially available magazines we at PCOPY! focus on the Open Source and/or Freeware BASIC compilers developed all over the world.
The main goal if PCOPY! is to provide entertaining contents that have the goals to present to you a given BASIC dialect when a new BASIC dialect is available, to keep our readers updated on upcoming or recently released new version of their favorite BASIC compilers so that they can keep themselves up to date. It is also PCOPY!'s goal to keep you informed on projects developed in your favorite BASIC so that you know where and how they are used (which tends to also highlight their strong points and features.
When you can expect the next PCOPY! Issue:
We don't have a release schedule per se. We basically evaluate the contents we receive and create adn when we deem that we have enough content for a release we create a release issue and publish it to the web for your entertainment. When we get close to having enough material, we will publicly announce a deadline just in case contributors might have a work in progress so they know it's time to start finalizing and get it ready.
To make a long story short, the more contributions we get from reaers and programmers like you, the faster a new release occurs. So if you know something about a BASIC dialect that you think would be worth sharing feel free to create an article or a tutorial about the subhect and sending it promptly to us for the next release.
What kind of contributions we accept:
Basically, there's alot of types of contents that goes into a magazine effort such as &&PCOPY!**. We even accept humorous comics if you have a drawing hand. As per the goals of the PCOPY! magazine, we accept of course, any newsbrief about any BASIC or development project created in a BASIC dialect. We accept articles that talk about a given subject that relates to programming and/or a BASIC dialect specifically (Sich examples as OOP versus Modular programming can be explored and commented as well as other such subjects). Finally we of course welcome any tutorial or learning material that pertains to either soecific coding algorithms or a given learning subject and how it is created in general or in a soecific BASIC dialect.
You don't need to worry about any formatting or size issues, we will take care of that in the final editing before the release of the magazine is announce. Just concentrate on the subject you are writing about and you should do fine. If you're curious on how to present a subject, you might want to look at the issues already released so you can get an idea of how detailed things should be. There's no guidelines per se, you can be as detailed as you want.
This is an effort that we started with the goal to cover all the freely available BASIC dialects out. Keep you posted on their development and give you ideas on what exactly these langauges are used for.
We don't charge for any of this, everything here is free. We just figured that though not all BASIC dialects out there have a magazine or big community, they still deserve mention, they are really pieces of programming works of arts and this is why PCOPY! exists. To display them, introduce you to them so that when you get an inspiration about a development project, you can hop on here and see which BASIC you'll use. We hope you enjoy the reads as much as we enjoy creating them for you.