Apprentice 5 is now available! And it is still the best and definitive
CD-ROM collection of source code, utilities, and information for Mac
programmers. It is invaluable for both the skilled software engineer and
the novice weekend hacker.

Weighing in at over 600 megabytes, you’ll find hundreds of high-quality and
up-to-date source code examples. We’ve included some of the coolest new
code, designed specifically to demonstrate the latest techniques, and all
of the code is in C, C++, or Pascal, using CodeWarrior, Symantec, and MPW.
You’ll find complete working examples of full-blown applications, games,
control panels, extensions, utilities, and much more.

If you are new to programming, the included “frameworks” will help
tremendously. These are complete program shells that take care of many of
the tedious tasks associated with Mac programming, including menus,
standard dialogs, file handling, and the like. Just plug in your code, and
you’ll have a complete Mac program in no time!

Looking for libraries or routines designed around a specific task?
Apprentice contains dozens of libraries and classes (including a complete
suite of PowerPlant and Think Class Libraries), from graphics and sounds to
menu management and TCP/IP communications. Many of the libraries include
complete source code. If you are just looking for a small routine to do a
specific thing, you’ll find hundreds of useful code “snippets”, small
routines that perform specific programming tasks. Need to display a color
icon or resolve a file name alias? You’ll find an example here.

Programming languages interest you? You’ll find more than two dozen
complete programming environments to suit any taste. Basic, Lisp, Logo, ML,
Modula-2, Oberon, Prolog, and Python are only a few of the languages
included. Most come complete with documentation and programming examples,
and some include complete source code to the language itself!

If information is what you’re looking for, you’ll find technical
specifications, language guidelines, programming hints, as well as a
complete collection of the comp.sys.mac.programmer digest.

And over 90 percent of the source code and utilities are completely new or
updated for this release! Here’s a brief list of what’s new in Apprentice

– Frontier 4.0.1, the highly-acclaimed scripting environment
– MKLinux, a version of Linux for NuBus PowerMacs
– More PowerPlant
– Many more PowerPC samples
– Cool new languages and environments added (Clean, Eiffel, Prometheus, Salsa)
– Hot new demos from leading Mac development companies

Apprentice 5 retails for $35, but as a special offer to MacDev-1 readers,
you can buy a copy of Apprentice for only $25 including shipping. Add $5
for air mail shipping outside the U.S) and Canada. You may place your order
by visiting the following link:


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