TweetFollow Us on Twitter

May 96 URLs
Volume Number:12
Issue Number:5
Column Tag:Uniform Resource Locators

Uniform Resource Locators

By Jim Straus, URLs@mactech.com

Note: Source code files accompanying article are located on MacTech CD-ROM or source code disks.

Spare your fingers and find the full list online at:

http://www.mactech.com/URLs.html

Welcome to the latest update on Internet information. Java is the hot topic of the moment; everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. A lot of people sure are getting excited about this dynamic object-oriented language with a class library. Java’s popularity has focused our attentions away from similar environments, like SmallTalk, Dylan, or NewtonScript, but if the Web is what it takes to move people toward the future of programming, that is great. Now on to the sites.

Latest Updates

Internet Related

How Do I http://www.digitalfocus.com/digitalfocus/faq/howdoi.html

Java SDK http://java.sun.com/new.html

MacJava http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~mcrae/projects/macjava/

OpenDoc Java http://summary.net/~breck/java-opendoc.html

New Technologies

ATT Bell Labs http://www.research.att.com/

DayStar MP Developers http://www.daystar.com/developer/dev-pageone.html

MacLinux http://www.mklinux.apple.com

OpenDoc/Bento/SOM http://www.cilabs.org/

Other Programmer Resources

Pascal Central http://www.webcom.com/icog/polymorphic/pascal.html

Vendors, Products and Miscellaneous

Always Apple http://always.apple.com

BareBones SW (BBEdit) http://www.barebones.com/

Fog City Software http://www.fogcity.com/

guideWorks http://www.guideworks.com

NeoLogic http://www.neologic.com/

Nisus http://www.nisus-soft.com/

PowerTap http://members.aol.com/powertap

PPC Fragments http://www.triplesoft.com/fragment/

Internet

Finally, there are some Java development tools appearing for Macintosh. JavaSoft (Sun’s newly created division that is supporting Java) has released the first beta version of the Macintosh Java SDK. By the time you read this, it should be much farther along. Natural Intelligence is releasing updates to their Roaster development environment, and Metrowerks and Symantec should have their development environments out. Also, people are thinking about Java and OpenDoc and just general Java info. Java is one of those products that you should keep track of, as it could have a significant impact on the industry. Just as an example of its perceived importance, Bell Labs has pulled some of the biggest names (such as Dennis Ritchie) off of Plan 9, their next-generation OS, and put them onto their own answer to Java (no name as of yet).

Java SDK http://java.sun.com/new.html
Metrowerks http://www.metrowerks.com/
Symantec http://www.symantec.com/
How Do I http://www.digitalfocus.com/digitalfocus/faq/howdoi.html
MacJava http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~mcrae/projects/macjava/
OpenDoc Java http://summary.net/~breck/java-opendoc.html
ATT Bell Labs http://www.research.att.com/

Sometime during the shakeup at Apple this winter, Apple decided to officially support the Open Software Foundation’s porting Linux to the PowerPC. They are pushing hard to make the PowerPC Macintosh into an Internet server, in every possible way that people may want. This Unix variant joins the ranks of Tenon’s MachTen, IBM’s AIX, and Apple’s own AU/X.

MacLinux http://www.mklinux.apple.com
Tenon - MachTen http://www.tenon.com/

Macintosh

Now that Gil Amelio is at Apple, he’s announced that one of his goals is to provide more visibility into what is going on inside Apple. We will have to see if this works, but in the meantime, there is a new Web site where he has posted some information on what’s been done to date. Hopefully, developers and the public will see some of what goes on inside Apple, and will gain confidence that Apple will be a great place in the future. We could all use the good news.

Always Apple http://always.apple.com

I am always interested in how fast a machine can go. There’s a limit to how fast a single processor can go (even a PowerPC), and multi-processing is how we will break through that barrier. DayStar has a page with technical information on their multi-processor system. If you are looking for computing power, four 604s will certainly go fast. Now to find a compiler that will use them all!

DayStar MP Developers
http://www.daystar.com/developer/dev-pageone.html

If you need more than the computing power of one machine, how about ganging them up across a net? PowerTap has a library and utilities to allow your programs to use the CPUs on other Macs on a network. It will even use the multiple CPUs in an MP machine. Just think of how much computing your program could get done at night in a typical office. Think of how much spare computing power there is, at night, inside Apple!

PowerTap http://members.aol.com/powertap

Neat Non-Macintosh Site of the Month

On the Web, you can find neat maps of just about anything. Xerox PARC put out one of the first maps available to the public on the Internet. You can zoom in on any place in the world. MapQuest also allows you to zoom around, or you can enter an address and see just where it is located. Finally, the Census Bureau has a mapping program that has all sorts of interesting overlays (from all the data they’ve collected) that can be added to their geographic maps.

MapQuest http://www.mapquest.com/
Map Viewer http://pubweb.parc.xerox.com/map/
Tiger Mapping Service http://tiger.census.gov/

Well, that is it for this month. As always, if you find something interesting, or have updates, send them to URLs@MacTech.com.

Thanks this month to Gil Amelio, Liam Breck, Bill Catambay, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Kortze, Bruce Lawton, Will Mayall, Matt Neuburg, John Powers, Rich Siegel, Joe Zobkiw, and many others for their contributions for their suggestions and pointers to new and old sites.

 
AAPL
$524.94
Apple Inc.
+5.93
MSFT
$40.01
Microsoft Corpora
-0.39
GOOG
$536.10
Google Inc.
-20.44

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

VMware Fusion 6.0.3 - Run Windows apps a...
VMware Fusion allows you to create a Virtual Machine on your Mac and run Windows (including Windows 8.1) and Windows software on your Mac. Run your favorite Windows applications alongside Mac... Read more
Tweetbot 1.5.1 - Popular iOS twitter cli...
Tweetbot is a full-featured OS X Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it's the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds and animation, or features like multiple timelines and column views... Read more
Mac DVDRipper Pro 4.1.7 - Copy, backup,...
Mac DVDRipper Pro is the DVD backup solution that lets you protect your DVDs from scratches, save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk, manage your collection with just a few... Read more
PDFpenPro 6.2 - Advanced PDF toolkit for...
PDFpenPro allows users to edit PDF's easily. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics! Create... Read more
PDFpen 6.2 - Edit and annotate PDFs with...
PDFpen allows users to easily edit PDF's. Add text, images and signatures. Fill out PDF forms. Merge or split PDF documents. Reorder and delete pages. Even correct text and edit graphics! Features... Read more
Monolingual 1.5.9 - Remove unwanted OS X...
Monolingual is a program for removing unnecesary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space. It requires a 64-bit capable Intel-based Mac and at least... Read more
Maya 2015 - Professional 3D modeling and...
Maya is an award-winning software and powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted... Read more
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 1.1.1.180...
Download the patch by launching the Starcraft II game and downloading it through the Battle.net connection within the app. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is a strategy game played in real-time. You... Read more
Sibelius 7.5.0 - Music notation solution...
Sibelius is the world's best-selling music notation software for Mac. It is as intuitive to use as a pen, yet so powerful that it does most things in less than the blink of an eye. The demo includes... Read more
Typinator 5.9 - Speedy and reliable text...
Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity. Type a little. Typinator does the rest. We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

This Week at 148Apps: April 14-18, 2014
Spring Into Our App Reviews   | Read more »
Have a Special Dead Trigger 2 Easter Bas...
Have a Special Dead Trigger 2 Easter Basket Full of Goodies, Courtesy of Madfinger Games Posted by Rob Rich on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] Dead Trigger 2 | Read more »
Almost All of Playdek’s Library is on Sa...
Almost All of Playdek’s Library is on Sale Right Now, and You Should Check it Out Posted by Rob Rich on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] Playdek has released quite a few great iOS ports of board and card games over the years, and now most of them... | Read more »
Zynga Launches Brand New Farmville Exper...
Zynga Launches Brand New Farmville Experience with Farmville 2: Country Escape Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
David. Review
David. Review By Cata Modorcea on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: MINIMALISTIC IN A DIFFERENT WAYUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad David is a minimalistic game wrapped inside of a soothing atmosphere in which the hero... | Read more »
Eyefi Unveils New Eyefi Cloud Service Th...
Eyefi Unveils New Eyefi Cloud Service That Allows Users to Share Media Across Personal Devices Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Lair...
Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Lair Review By Jennifer Allen on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: STEADY ADVENTURINGiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad Treading a safe path, Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Lair is a... | Read more »
Yahoo Updates Flickr App with Advanced E...
Yahoo Updates Flickr App with Advanced Editing Features and More Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
My Incredible Body - A Kid's App to...
My Incredible Body - A Kid's App to Learn about the Human Body 1.1.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Education Price: $2.99, Version: 1.1.00 (iTunes) Description: Wouldn’t it be cool to look inside yourself and see what was going on... | Read more »
Trials Frontier Review
Trials Frontier Review By Carter Dotson on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: A ROUGH LANDINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Trials Frontier finally brings the famed stunt racing franchise to mobile, but how much does its... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Deal Alert! 13-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $...
Best Buy has the 13″ 2.5GHz MacBook Pro on sale for $999.99 on their online store. Choose free shipping or free instant local store pickup (if available). Their price is $200 off MSRP. Price is valid... Read more
Free HopTo 2.2 Helps Enhance Your Productivit...
The HopTo app helps you do more on your iPad by providing more and easier adaccess to files and documents. Version 2.2 adds Egnyte and HopTo’s Mac OSX File Connector. If you already have the hopTo... Read more
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month:...
As the country recognizes National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Sprint is reminding wireless consumers to focus on driving while behind the wheel, to not text or email while driving, and to... Read more
13-inch 2.4GHz Retina MacBook Pro available f...
Abt has the 13″ 2.4GHz 128GB Retina MacBook Pro available for $1229 including free shipping. Their price is $70 off MSRP. Read more
iMacs on sale for up to $160 off MSRP this we...
Best Buy has iMacs on sale for up to $160 off MSRP for a limited time. Choose free home shipping or free instant local store pickup (if available). Prices are valid for online orders only, in-store... Read more
iPad Airs on sale this weekend for up to $100...
Best Buy has WiFi iPad Airs on sale for $50 off MSRP and WiFi + Cellular iPad Airs on sale for $100 off MSRP on their online store for a limited time, with prices now starting at $449. Choose free... Read more
Apple restocks refurbished Mac minis starting...
The Apple Store has restocked Apple Certified Refurbished Mac minis for up to $150 off the cost of new models. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: - 2.5GHz Mac... Read more
Hyundai Brings Apple CarPlay To The 2015 Sona...
Hyundai Motor America has announced it will bring Apple CarPlay functionality to the 2015 Sonata. CarPlay is pitched as a smarter, safer and easier way to use iPhone in the car and gives iPhone users... Read more
Updated iPads Coming Sooner Than We Had Thoug...
MacRumors, cites KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, well-respected as an Apple product prognisticator, saying that Apple will introduce an upgraded iPad Air and iPad mini in 2014/Q3, meaning the... Read more
Toshiba Unveils New High And Low End Laptop M...
Toshiba has announced new laptop models covering both the high-end and low-end of the notebook computer spectrum. Toshiba 4K Ultra HD Laptop Toshiba’s new Satellite P55t features one of the world’s... Read more

Jobs Board

Position Opening at *Apple* - Apple (United...
…customers purchase our products, you're the one who helps them get more out of their new Apple technology. Your day in the Apple Store is filled with a range of Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
*Apple* Inc. Research Data Specialist - Appl...
…of Worldwide Market Research & Intelligence. The team is responsible for conducting Apple branded consumer market research. It is also responsible for analyzing data Read more
*Apple* Automotive Parts Department position...
Apple Automotive is one of the fastest growing dealer…and it shows. Consider making the switch to the Apple Automotive Group today! At Apple Automotive, we Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant (ASC) - Apple (...
**Job Summary** The ASC is an Apple employee who serves as an Apple brand ambassador and influencer in a Reseller's store. The ASC's role is to grow Apple Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.