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  • After MS-DOS, Microsoft Now Open Sources GW-Basic

    Microsoft released on GitHub the original 8088 assembly language sources for its interpreter for GW-BASIC 1.0, a dialect of the BASIC programming language released in 1983 and bundled with MS-DOS operating systems on IBM PC compatibles. After re-open-sourcing MS-DOS, Microsoft proceeds with releasing GW-BASIC under an MIT license due to numerous requests.

  • BASIC Turns Fifty

    The Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Set, first used on 1st May 1964, turned fifty yesterday. More widely known as BASIC, in introduced a generation to programming, kick-starting many who would then go onto a path to technology in the future. InfoQ looks back at the memorable moments as well as looking to the future.

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