Feb 222016
 

Drag 'N Drop magazine logoThe latest issue of on-off-on-off-under-new-management PDF magazine Drag ‘N Drop is now available to buy. The quarterly-ish publication is mainly targeted at users of RISC OS on the Raspberry Pi, but editor Christopher Dewhurst says content will be of interest to all RISC OS 5 users.

The latest issue is the second one of volume seven, and weighs in at 48 pages (including the cover). As well as the usual news pages there are a number of ongoing series and a variety of other features, with sound and programming both featuring heavily.

Sound-related articles include:

  • A step-by-step guide to updating SoundCon32 – an application that converts between different sound formats – to run on the Raspberry Pi.
  • A how-to guide for taking old, 26-bit sound modules and making them 32-bit compliant.
  • The latest instalment in the Files of the World series focussing this time around on sound sample files.

Programming is covered in:

  • “Mr Frog’s Armcode Corner” – a series presented by an “amphibious machine code artiste” who is, this month, discussing subroutines and stacks.
  • Module surgery – the first in a series about updating modules to work on 32-bit systems.
  • Python Primary School – a programming series aimed at those wishing to learn Python.
  • Wimps – a tutorial series in which a multitasking application called PDFtext is being developed.
  • The second part of an article about creating wireframe graphics in BBC Basic.

Other features include a quick guide to making Steffen Huber’s CDFaker module easier to use1, the latest in a retro gaming series, a light hearted discussion about hexadecimal numbers, and more besides.

The magazine costs £3.50 per issue when purchased via the website, or £4.50 when purchased via R-Comp’s !Store application – for the difference in price, though, any type-in listings in the magazine are already typed in for you.

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  1. The URL given in the article for the module is incorrect, and should be www.huber-net.de/cdfaker.html (with a hyphen between ‘huber’ and ‘net’ rather than a dot).
 February 22, 2016  Posted by  Magazines Tagged with: , , ,

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