TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Mar 95 URLs
Volume Number:11
Issue Number:3
Column Tag:Uniform Resource Locators

Uniform 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 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

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

iFFmpeg 6.2.2 - Convert multimedia files...
iFFmpeg is a comprehensive media tool to convert movie, audio and media files between formats. The FFmpeg command line instructions can be very hard to master/understand, so iFFmpeg does all the hard... Read more
ForeverSave 2.1.6 - Universal auto-save...
ForeverSave auto-saves all documents you're working on while simultaneously doing backup versioning in the background. Lost data can be quickly restored at any time. Define your preferred time... Read more
BetterTouchTool 1.961 - Customize Multi-...
BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad. These gestures are customizable: Magic Mouse: Pinch in / out (zoom... Read more
EtreCheck 3.1.4 - For troubleshooting yo...
EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to... Read more
Together 3.7 - Store and organize all of...
Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface. Features Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop... Read more
Together 3.7 - Store and organize all of...
Together helps you organize your Mac, giving you the ability to store, edit and preview your files in a single clean, uncluttered interface. Features Smart storage. With simple drag-and-drop... Read more
EtreCheck 3.1.4 - For troubleshooting yo...
EtreCheck is an app that displays the important details of your system configuration and allow you to copy that information to the Clipboard. It is meant to be used with Apple Support Communities to... Read more
Postbox 5.0.9 - Powerful and flexible em...
Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even... Read more
DiskCatalogMaker 6.5.16 - Catalog your d...
DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks. Simple, light-weight, and fast. Finder-like intuitive look and feel. Super-fast search algorithm. Can compress catalog data... Read more
TrailRunner 3.8.827 - Route planning for...
TrailRunner is the perfect companion for runners, bikers, hikers, and all people wandering under the sky. Plan routes on a geographical map. Import GPS or workout recordings and journalize your... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Great zombie games in the spirit of Dead...
Dead Rising 4 arrives tomorrow, giving enthusiasts a fresh chance to take selfies with zombies and get up to other ridiculous end-of-the-world shenanigans. To really get into the spirit of things, we've gone and gathered the best zombie games that... | Read more »
Amateur Surgeon 4 Guide: Advanced tips a...
Amateur Surgeon 4 is still tackling the competition at the top of the App Store charts, so if you haven't tried it out yet, you should probably do that right away. If you've been at it for a while, though, perhaps you're ready to start expanding... | Read more »
Amateur Surgeon 4 Guide: Become the worl...
It's time to wield your trusty pizza cutter again, as Amateur Surgeon has returned with a whole fresh set of challenges (and some old, familiar ones, too). Starting anew isn't easy, especially when all you have at your disposal is a lighter, the... | Read more »
Le Parker: Sous Chef Extraordinaire (Ga...
Le Parker: Sous Chef Extraordinaire 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
Telltale Games really is working on a Gu...
Telltale Games' next episodic adventure is indeed Guardians of the Galaxy. A document tied to the voice actors strike suggested that the project was in the work, but now we have direct confirmation following an announcement at the Game Awards that... | Read more »
Amateur Surgeon returns to iOS and Andro...
Amateur Surgeon and its two sequels disappeared from the App Store some time and it was sad days for all. But now, just in time for the holidays, the Adult Swim favorite makes its joyous return in the shape of Amateur Surgeon 4, a remake with... | Read more »
The best board games on mobile
Sometimes you need to ditch all of the high speed, high action games in favor of something a little more traditional. If you don't feel like parting ways from your mobile device, though, there are still plenty of ways to get that old-school fix.... | Read more »
The best Facebook Messenger Instant Game...
Facebook's new Instant Games is now here, meaning you can play games with your friends directly via Facebook. It's a fun new way to connect with friends, of course, but it's also proving to be a solid gaming experience in its own right, with a... | Read more »
You can now play game's on Facebook...
Facebook launched its new Instant Games platform in an exciting new attempt to engage its user base. As a result, you can now play a number of different games directly through Facebook Messenger. All of these games run with HTML5, meaning you play... | Read more »
Apollo Justice Ace Attorney (Games)
Apollo Justice Ace Attorney 1.00.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.00.00 (iTunes) Description: Court Is Back In Session Star as rookie defense attorney, Apollo Justice, as he visits crime scenes,... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Monday roundup of Holiday Mac sales: Up to $3...
Take up to $300 off MSRP on the price of a new Apple Mac at B&H Photo today as part of their Holiday sale. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only. Touch Bar MacBook Pros are in... Read more
12-inch WiFi Apple iPad Pros on sale for up t...
B&H Photo has 12″ WiFi Apple iPad Pros on sale for up to $50 off MSRP, each including free shipping. B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 12″ Space Gray 32GB WiFi iPad Pro: $749 $50 off MSRP... Read more
9-inch Apple WiFi iPad Pros on sale for $20-$...
B&H Photo has 9.7″ Apple WiFi iPad Pros on sale for $20-$50 off MSRP, each including free shipping. B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 9″ Space Gray 256GB WiFi iPad Pro: $779.95 $20 off MSRP... Read more
Holiday sale: Apple MacBook Airs available fo...
B&H Photo has 13″ MacBook Airs on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air (MMGF2LL/A): $899 $100 off MSRP - 13″ 1.6GHz/... Read more
13-inch Silver Touch Bar MacBook Pro in stock...
Amazon has the new 2016 13″ 2.9GHz/256GB Silver Touch Bar MacBook Pro (MLVP2LL/A) in stock today and on sale for $1749 including free shipping. That’s $50 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price... Read more
Parallels Toolbox 1.3 for Mac Offers 25 Singl...
Parallels has launched Parallels Toolbox 1.3 for Mac, an upgrade that adds five new utilities to the stand-alone application which was released in August and is available exclusively online at http... Read more
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini Ultra-Portabl...
OWC has introduced the new OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini, a powerful yet ultra-portable dual-drive RAID solution. The new Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini packs phenomenal performance into a small... Read more
Clearance 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros availab...
B&H Photo has clearance 2015 13″ Retina Apple MacBook Pros available for up to $200 off original MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro: $... Read more
Roundup of 2016 13-inch 2.0GHz MacBook Pro sa...
B&H has the non-Touch Bar 13″ MacBook Pros in stock today for $50-$100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 2.0GHz MacBook Pro Space Gray (MLL42LL/A): $1449 $... Read more
New 13-inch 2.0GHz Space Gray MacBook Pro in...
Adorama has the new 13″ 2.0GHz Space Gray MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar, MLL42LL/A) in stock for $1499 including a free 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges sales tax... Read more

Jobs Board

Lead *Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple (...
# Lead Apple Solutions Consultant Job Number: 53586123 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Posted: Nov. 28, 2016 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The Lead ASC Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions- Plano,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions- Kansas...
Job Description:SalesSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions- Chicago...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Hardware Design Validation Engineer - *Apple...
The Apple Watch team is looking for a Hardware Design Validation Engineer. This person will be part of the Apple Watch hardware team with responsibilities for Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.