FORTH

The most important computer language of all time.


by Charles H Moore
ed. Juergen Pintaske

Forth: The Early Years

The fascinating story of how and why Forth came to be. It naturally follows the career of its inventor, Charles H. Moore starting at MIT in 1958 through to NRAO in 1971. Forth was conceived in a world of very limited computational resources. That is why it is so different from most modern, elephantine languages. Forth resembles a ribosome more than a city.


by Leo Brodie
Online & PDF Versions

Starting FORTH

The classic introduction to FORTH. Using cartoon pictures, explanations, and examples, this book creates a gateway into the wonderful, fascinating world of FORTH.


by Leo Brodie
PDF Version

Thinking Forth

Software engineering principles, applications, interviews, and of course more cartoons. This book will take you to the realm of the FORTH masters.


by Charles H Moore
ed. Juergen Pintaske

Programming a Problem Oriented Language: Forth

A nice go-through of the purpose, philosophy, and internal workings of Forth by its inventor.


by Dr. C.H. Ting
ed. Juergen Pintaske

eForth and Zen

eForth is one of the venerable pillars of Forth. It has been ported to a vast array of targets over many years. These include most hardware (CPU) cores, and several software (FPGA) cores. This enables code developed on other (possibly retired) targets to be easily applied to newer hardware. This is one of the truly great features of Forth:
it’s basically obsolescence-proof, and thus virtually immortal.