20 GOTO 10

Another staple of early 80s Basic programming was the GOTO statement. Does anyone remember the following starter program that every child knew in the 80s : 10 PRINT “HELLO WORLD” 20 GOTO 10 RUN This standard ìnfinite loop could provide hours of fun.

VIC 20 Gaming

After learning to program in Basic I was then drawn into the world of games programming. This was using some of the Usborne books where you would type in hundreds  (sometimes thousands) of lines of Basic code in order to develop a very limited Space Invaders type game. Please feel free to comment on your …

ZX81 to VIC20

At the same time as I was enjoying the Atari 2600 console the first home computers for mass market were appearing. The ZX81 had only 1Kb of Ram with tape storage. The keys were touch pad keys (not to be confused with touchscreens nowadays) and the display was black and white. To obtain my first …

In the Beginning

My journey started back in the early 80s when I first gained an interest in electronic gaming. This was in the days of the Atari 2600 console. The first game I had with it was Combat which was a 2 player game. I immediately became hooked. At the back of my mind was a curiosity …

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to Coderlife. This site is dedicated to all those out there who write software either for business or pleasure. Over the coming weeks I will be explaining how software development changed my life and how it could change yours.