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January 94 - Editor's Notes

Editor's Notes

Mary Elaine Califf

As usual, in this issue we have articles on a wide variety of topics, and I hope there will be something to appeal to everyone. We have the second installments of the two regular features we started in the last issue. This time, Bob Hablutzel talks about the useful, but often initially confusing, TGridView and its descendants. Kurt Schmucker continues his series on Prograph CPX with a discussion of its menu management and how it compare to MacApp's.

On the MacApp front, Rich Gillam provides a good discussion of printing with MacApp which you may find useful if you've ever wanted to do anything more ambitious than printing a single view.

Andy Dent provides food for thought to TCL users with a short piece on DoCommand.

We also have yet another entry on the OODL front with a review of the latest version of Advanced AI Systems' Full Control Prolog for the Macintosh. This is a Prolog system with objects added and full access to the Macintosh toolbox.

Finally, I'm delighted to note that Jeff Alger is back with us. He is teaching a new class on advanced C++ and has written the first in what we hope will be a series of articles on more advanced C++ techniques. This particular article is on collections.

New Publications

By now you know that SFA has added a second publication, Double-Tap. Steve Wilson, the editor, and Carl Nelson, who was a moving force behind the project, deserve our congratulations for a fine first issue. You may not be aware that SFA is planning a third publication intended for developers using the Microsoft Foundation Classes. Carl is now hard at work on this project. If you would be interested in writing for this new newsletter, please contact either me or the main SFA office.

The Conference

Since this is the last issue before our 1994 conference, let me put in a quick plug. I enjoyed the conference immensely last year. It's a good opportunity both to learn about the current state of our environment as OOP developers and to spend some time with people who share your interests and your problems. So, if you can go, you should.

I will be at the conference again this year, and I would like to talk to you. If you have comments about FrameWorks or questions about writing for FrameWorks or if you just want to meet the editor, I'll be there and willing to talk and listen.

In the future

Some items of interest to look forward to in coming months include: further articles from Mikel Evins, Kurt Schmucker, and Bob Hablutzel; a review of SmalltalkAgents; a review of Qd3d; part 2 of Bo Klintberg's overview of his OSL Scripting Components; articles culled from MADACon presentations, and much, much more.

And as always

FrameWorks is looking for articles that will be helpful to programmers using object oriented technologies. If you have some classes that would be of interest to other programmers, if you know of a useful tool, language, class library, or book that you would like to write an overview or a review of, please contact me.

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