[vcf-midatlantic] Looking for a kid friendly 6502 assembly language book

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 10:15:57 EDT 2019

>From many accounts, if you want to stay Apple centric, Assembly Lines is a
great way to start. It assumes very little knowledge of Apple 8-bit
Architecture and BASIC. Merlin macro assembler is recommended and ask the
examples can be used under Virtual ][. A companion book (Like Zaks *Programming
the 6502*) is recommended if you want to deep dive into 6502 minutia.

If you want to go even simpler and closer to the bare metal, get him on a
SYM or KIM, then graduate to the Apple. (I recommend this method.) Combined
with your gentle guidance, he'll do great.

I words also chat with Adam Michlin. He teaches this stuff to kids your
son's age and can give you excellent advice.

On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 9:22 AM corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I’m going to try to see if my 12 year old son might want to learn 6502
> assembly.   He knows some basic but I want him to learn how computers
> really work which means he should learn assembly.  All my assembly books
> assume a lot and I figure 6502 is basic enough since he won’t have to worry
> about memory segments and stuff like that.
> The best guideline I can think of is... if it’s a book Evan can learn to
> program in assembly on an Apple II, then it would be perfect for Ben to
> learn. @Evan, I think you’ll agree here.
> Thanks,
> Corey
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
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