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Feb 95 URLs
Volume Number:11
Issue Number:2
Column Tag:Universal Resource Locators

Universal Resource Locators

By Scott T Boyd and John Kawakami

If there’s something you’d like to see here, please drop us a note at editorial@xplain.com.

In case you’re not familiar with Universal Resource Locator (URL) format, it’s essentially

<servicekind>://<servername>/<pathname>.

Get yourself a good ftp client (we recommend Anarchie, available at all of your favorite info-mac archives), and a reasonably-priced web browser (we recommend Netscape) and start rummaging around the net. We like to think of it as Mother Nature’s hard drive.

Interesting Developer Places

The place to start! Robert Lentz has poured a ton of great information into this web site:

http://www.astro.nwu.edu/lentz/mac/programming/home-prog.html

Alpha ftp://cs.rice.edu/public/Alpha

alt.sources.mac ftp://ftpbio.bgsu.edu/alt.sources.mac

Apple http://www.apple.com

see also http://www.austin.apple.com

see also http://www.info.apple.com/dev/

Applescript ftp://gaea.kgs.ukans.edu/applescript

BBEdit ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/bb/bbsw

CodeWarrior http://www.iquest.com/~fairgate

Celestin’s Internet Resources for Mac Developers

http://www.teleport.com/~cci/directories/irfmd/irfmd.html

Dylan ftp://cambridge.apple.com/pub/dylan

see also http://legend.gwydion.cs.cmu.edu:8001/dylan

Lisp http://www.cs.rochester.edu/u/miller/alu.html

MacTechMagazine ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/xp/xplain

Nick’s Place http://www.pitt.edu/~nick/

OpenDoc ftp://cil.org

MacGL ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/lo/loceff

MacNosy ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/ma/macnosy

Smalltalk http://www.qks.com

Symantec ftp://devtools.symantec.com/Macintosh/Updaters/DevTools

TCL stuff ftp://ics.uci.edu/mac

see also ftp://daemon.ncsa.uiuc.edu/TCL

Sources

NewsWatcher ftp://ftp.acns.nwu.edu/pub/newswatcher/

Info-Mac

info-mac archives ftp://amug.org/info-

ftp://mac.archive.umich.edu/mac

A comprehensive list of Info-Mac and other archives is included with Anarchie, available at these sites or the Peter Lewis site.

People & Places

Apple ftp://ftp.apple.com/

Apple developer http://www.support.apple.com

Best of the Net http://nearnet.gnn.com/gnn/gnn.html

Bill Modesitt ftp://ftp.maui.com/pub/mauisw

Consensus http://www.consensus.com:8300

Paul Robichaux http://www.iquest.com/~fairgate

Peter Lewis tcp/ip apps ftp://amug.org/pub/peterlewis

QuickCam

http://www.engin.umich.edu/~friscolr/QuickCamtm/readme.html

Macintosh General Stuff

Macintosh Vendor Directory

http://rever.nmsu.edu/~elharo/faq/vendor.html.

Newsgroups

comp.sys.mac.programmer.*, where * is “digests”, “info”, “help”, “tools”, or “misc”, are the main Macintosh programmer hangouts.

Getting a nicer Internet interface

The Internet Adapter turns a simple unix shell account into a SLIP connection. Telnet to tia.marketplace.com, or point your www browser to marketplace.com for info. [I’ve been using it for a month and have had no problems. Consider this a thumbs up from a satisfied customer - jk]

ISDN = Faster Internet on the cheap

The next hot topic in home and home office Internet looks like ISDN. You just knew the phone company would finally figure out what to do with this technology! ISDN prices are dropping fast. For an incredibly comprehensive index of ISDN info, check out http://alumni.caltech.edu/~dank/isdn/

Don’t try this at home

If this is any indication, the phonebook of the future is going to have a lot more than a first initial, last name, and a phone number: http://www.umich.edu/~dugsong/index.html#ButterBoy

 
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