Best C64 magazine for programmers

Posted: June 7, 2013 in 80's, Commodore 64, Programming
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My new The Beaver issue

My new The Beaver issue

Nowadays, we have plenty of good magazines dedicated to the Commodore family, here in North America and also in UK – I’m talking about magazines in English only.

Compute Gazette is one of my favorites, followed by some British ones, like Your Commodore. They are good because it covers everything, from games and application reviews, type-in programs, BASIC and Assembler articles, etc.

This week, when I went to the newsstand to buy the new issue of The Beaver, I’ve found a magazine called The Transactor. It is not new or anything, but I simply didn’t know it exists. After reading the issue I bought, I’m sold to this magazine. It is very simple-looking but all articles are so deep that I have to say that this is now my favorite magazine. I will probably keep reading the others, but The Transactor is really a source of technical articles about Commodore computers that you won’t find anywhere else.

The Transactor #1

The Transactor #1

Current Issue

Current Issue

The Transactor actually started not long ago as a 14-page bulletin published by Commodore Canada, but now is a fully-featured 80-pages magazine.

The issue I’m reading is really rich in information, covering things like Subroutine Eliminators, Inside the Commodore 64, Fixing Commodore Keyboards and so on.

If you don’t know about it already, learn more about it accessing this BBS link.

  1. kpkilburn says:

    I always liked Compute!’s Gazette and Transactor. Thanks to, these are available as PDF files, along with a lot of books on Commodore 64 programming.

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