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Volume Number:11
Issue Number:3
Column Tag:Uniform Resource Locators

Uniform Resource Locators

By Scott T Boyd and John Kawakami

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

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

That’s a bit of an oversimplification (e.g. the path can be far more interesting), but it should be enough to you started.

What’s New and Interesting?

In case you haven’t heard, Apple has been updating and improving their WWW and ftp servers. It’s difficult to describe the many megabytes of information Apple has made available: selected DocViewer versions of Inside Macintosh, a demo of a Developer University course, source code, and a ton more stuff. Perhaps this is a ploy to convince you to order the APDA CDs.
ftp.info.apple.com and http://www.info.apple.com/dev

MIDnet’s Info-Mac searcher helps you search the contents of the vast Info-Mac software archive by name, title, or keyword. You can read the file’s long description before downloading. Elegant. http://www.mid.net/INFO-MAC

There’s a new Macintosh programming ‘zine available. It’s called Get1Resource and is at http://www.asel.udel.edu/~haynes/g1r.html

Places with Many Macintosh Developer Links

The URLs listed below are the best places to hunt down new developer info, third party products, etc. They are maintained by the unsung heros of the Internet - dedicated volunteers.

Robert Lentz may have the most hyperlinked Macintosh developer page at
http://www.astro.nwu.edu/lentz/mac/programming/home-prog.html

Nick.C DiMello has another well linked site,
http://www.pitt.edu/~nick/

Paul Robichaux’s pointers to misc Macintosh and ’net issues.
http://www.iquest.com/~fairgate

Eric Scouten has info on TCP programming, and other links.
http://tampico.cso.uiuc.edu/~scouten/

The Macintosh Vendor Directory has vendor contact info
http://rever.nmsu.edu/~elharo/faq/vendor.html

Matthias Neeracher features many pointers to source code on the net. Also a fancy TCP class
http://err.ethz.ch/members/neeri.html

MacTech’s URLs (this colum)n is now hypertextified, thanks to Jim Straus at class.com
http://www.class.com/MacTech/URLs.html

World Wide Web progamming info
http://www.uwtc.washington.edu/Computing/WWW/ExtendingMacHTTP.html

Interesting Macintosh Places

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

Apple ftp://ftp.info.apple.com

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

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

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

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

Celestin ftp://ftp.teleport.com/vendors/cci/apprentice

Contains a file with the contents of the CD

Dylan http://www.cambridge.apple.com/

see also ftp://cambridge.apple.com/pub/dylan

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

see also news://comp.lang.dylan

Get1Resource http://www.asel.udel.edu/~haynes/g1r.html

Info-Mac searcher http://www.mid.net/INFO-MAC

Internet Config ftp://ftp.share.com/internet-configuration/

Peter Lewis ftp://amug.org/pub/peterlewis

Mr. Lewis is the wizard of MacTCP Apps

Lisp http://www.cambridge.apple.com/mcl/mcl.html

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

Mac Netswitch http://www.nd.edu/~dwalton1/

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

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

Metrowerks http://www.iquest.com/~fairgate/cw/cw.html

OpenDoc ftp://cil.org/pub/cilabs

François Pottier http://acacia.ens.fr:8080/home/pottier/index.html

Mr. Pottier is the editor of the comp.sys.mac.programmer Digest

see also news://comp.sys.mac.digest

QKS/Smalltalk http://www.qks.com

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

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

TCL stuff ftp://daemon.ncsa.uiuc.edu/TCL

TidBITS http://www.dartmouth.edu/pages/TidBITS/TidBITS.html

see also news://comp.sys.mac.digest

Time Tracker ftp://ftp.maui.com/pub/mauisw

Interesting non-Macintosh Places

You can read about and view photos of old, obsolete computers like the ENIAC, the BBN, and the Sun 3, at the California Historial Computer Society’s gopher:

gopher://gopher.vortex.com/11/comp-hist.

Dilbert, everyone’s favorite comic strip:

http://gnn.interpath.net/gnn/arcade/comix/graphics/Dilbert.gif

 
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