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VEN Bookstore

Our three most popular books are still in stock, one of which is freely available for download.

For more details, click on the header link or the cover image for each book.

Getting Started in Vista

A must-have introduction if you’re new to Vista, this jargon-free guide will walk you through the basics of the Vista user interface, including navigation, editing text, and getting help from the system. $20.00

Vista Mastery

Written especially for project managers and anyone with oversight of Vista projects, this explains the details of Vista and how to take advantage of its many strengths, with practical advice you can use right away. $35.00

1995 Standard MUMPS Pocket Guide

A very concise summary of M syntax and convention—a handy, invaluable resource for any M programmer.

Free download (~896 KB PDF)
Physical copy $6.00

Other Resources

For a textbook on the M language, we recommend the excellent M Programming: A Comprehensive Guide by Richard Walters.

For an authoritative definition of M, consult the standard itself: X11.1-1995 by the MUMPS Development Committee. The third edition of the 1995 standard, ISO/IEC 11756:1999, Information Technology–Programming Languages–M, is available from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

For more information about these and other M references, please contact us.