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.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Motion 5.4.7 - Create and customize Fina...
Motion is designed for video editors, Motion 5 lets you customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects. Or create your own dazzling animations in 2D or 3D space, with real-time feedback as... Read more
calibre 5.0.1 - Complete e-book library...
Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian... Read more
Compressor 4.4.8 - Adds power and flexib...
Compressor adds power and flexibility to Final Cut Pro X export. Customize output settings, work faster with distributed encoding, and tap into a comprehensive set of delivery features. Features:... Read more
Adobe Acrobat Reader 20.012.20048 - View...
Adobe Acrobat Reader allows users to view PDF documents. You may not know what a PDF file is, but you've probably come across one at some point. PDF files are used by companies and even the IRS to... Read more
Adobe Acrobat DC 20.012.20048 - Powerful...
Acrobat DC is available only as a part of Adobe Creative Cloud, and can only be installed and/or updated through Adobe's Creative Cloud app. Adobe Acrobat DC with Adobe Document Cloud services is... Read more
Box Sync 4.0.8009 - Online synchronizati...
Box Sync gives you a hard-drive in the Cloud for online storage. Note: You must first sign up to use Box. What if the files you need are on your laptop -- but you're on the road with your iPhone? No... Read more
Daylite 2020.36.1 - Dynamic business org...
Daylite helps businesses organize themselves with tools such as shared calendars, contacts, tasks, projects, notes, and more. Enable easy collaboration with features such as task and project... Read more
Catalina Cache Cleaner 15.0.6 - Clear ca...
Catalina Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general-purpose tool for macOS X. CCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many macOS X functions. Novice and expert... Read more
Final Cut Pro X 10.4.10 - Professional v...
Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution. Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-... Read more
Civilization VI 1.3.4 - Next iteration o...
Civilization® VI is the award-winning experience. Expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Undercrawl is a procedurally generated r...
Undercrawl is a roguelike dungeon crawler from indie developer Monster Shop Games. It's a genre that's popular in gaming in general but features even more frequently on mobile devices since the shorter, 'run' style of playthrough suits playing in... | Read more »
Distract Yourself With These Great Mobil...
There’s a lot going on right now, and I don’t really feel like trying to write some kind of pithy intro for it. All I’ll say is lots of people have been coming together and helping each other in small ways, and I’m choosing to focus on that as I... | Read more »
BTS Universe Story, the social game that...
Netmarble's highly anticipated social game, BTS Universe Story, is available now for iOS and Android. It's the second collaboration between the hugely successful mobile developer and the K-pop superstars following BTS World. [Read more] | Read more »
The 5 Best Mobile Games Like Hades
Supergiant Games finally released Hades upon the world this week, and we’re loving it. The game plays to all of the studio’s strengths while still retaining a strong sense of identity. It also just so happens to play rather well using the Steam... | Read more »
A Year of Apple Arcade: The Good, The Ba...
Apple Arcade has persisted for just over a year at this point, and although that means I've been busy ranking and re-ranking every game on the service for just about as long, I haven't done much reflection on the service as a whole. [Read more] | Read more »
Animal Restaurant anniversary event team...
Animal idle simulator Animal Restaurant is celebrating its first-year anniversary with a crossover event with popular YouTube series Aaron’s Animals. [Read more] | Read more »
Raziel: Dungeon Arena is a hack 'n...
Raziel: Dungeon Arena is available now on mobile and will appeal to fans of both comic books and old school dungeon crawlers. Not only will you hack 'n' slash your way through mobs of enemies but there's also fully-narrated animated comic to enjoy... | Read more »
Steam Link Spotlight - Hades
Steam Link Spotlight is a feature where we look at PC games that play exceptionally well using the Steam Link app. Our last entry was on Disco Elysium. Read about how it plays using Steam Link over here. | Read more »
Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media and...
In the latest of a series of blockbuster moves, Microsoft has now acquired Zenimax Media and its subsidiary, Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion. [Read more] | Read more »
Infinity Mechs is an upcoming idle game...
Indie developer SkullStar studio has announced an upcoming idle mech game called Infinity Mechs. It draws inspiration from the mobile game Iron Saga and has been officially licensed by Game Duchy. It's set to launch for both iOS and Android on... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Clearance 8-core iMac Pro available for $3819...
Apple has Certified Refurbished, clearance, 27″ 3.2GHz 8-Core iMac Pros available $3819 including free shipping. Their price is $1180 off the original MSRP of new models. A standard Apple one-year... Read more
How The Upcoming Mac Transition To Apple Sili...
FEATURE: 09.25.20 – Apple’s plan to transition all of its desktop and notebook computers away from Intel processors to Apple silicon, chips designed by the company itself, has been eclipsed by the... Read more
New low price! Apple Watch SE for only $269
B&H Photo is reporting limited stock of Apple’s new Apple Watch SE GPS models for $10 off MSRP and including free shipping. Their $269 price for the 40mm model is the lowest price we’ve seen so... Read more
Lowest price anywhere: New 13″ 2.0GHz MacBook...
Amazon has new 2020 13″ 2.0GHz/512GB MacBook Pros with 10th generation Intel processors back in stock on sale today for $200 off Apple’s MSRP. Shipping is free. Be sure to purchase the MacBook Pro... Read more
Apple Pro Display XDR with Nano-Texture Glass...
Amazon Apple Premier Partner GatorTec has the Apple Pro Display XDR with Nano-Texture Glass on sale for $5599 shipped, on Amazon. Their price is $400 off Apple’s MSRP, and it’s the cheapest price... Read more
Get a 2019 13″ MacBook Air for only $779 toda...
Apple has clearance, Certified Refurbished, 2019 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Airs available again for $779. Each MacBook features a new outer case, comes with a standard Apple one-year warranty, and is... Read more
2020 11″ iPad Pros on sale today for $50-$75...
Apple reseller Expercom has new 2020 11″ Apple iPad Pros on sale for $50-$75 off MSRP, with prices starting at $749. These are the same iPad Pros sold by Apple in their retail and online stores: – 11... Read more
Apple has restocked 2020 13″ MacBook Airs sta...
Apple has restocked Certified Refurbished 2020 13″ MacBook Airs starting at only $849 and up to $200 off the cost of new Airs. Each MacBook features a new outer case, comes with a standard Apple one-... Read more
Apple’s new 8th generation 10.2″ iPads are on...
Amazon is discounting new 2020 8th generation 10.2″ Apple iPads by up to $35 off MSRP with prices starting at only $299. Shipping is free. These are the same iPads sold by Apple in their retail and... Read more
Today on Woot: Apple refurbished 16″ MacBook...
Amazon-owned Woot has Apple refurbished 16″ MacBook Pros available today for up to $605 off the cost of new models. Shipping is free for Prime members: – 16″ 6-Core MacBook Pros: $1874.99 $525 off... Read more

Jobs Board

Freelance *Apple* Technology Journalist - V...
…freelance basis. Valnet Inc. is looking for journalists with strong knowledge of Apple technology for our website MakeUseOf.com MakeUseOf is one of the largest Read more
*Apple* Certified Macintosh Technician - Exc...
Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Summary Title: Apple Certified Macintosh Technician ID:350 Department:All Location:Bethesda, MD Description Apple Read more
Security Officer ($23.00/Hourly) - *Apple*...
**Security Officer \($23\.00/Hourly\) \- Apple Store** **Description** About NMS Built on a culture of safety and integrity, NMSdelivers award\-winning, integrated Read more
Security Officer ($23.00/Hourly) - *Apple*...
**Security Officer \($23\.00/Hourly\) \- Apple Store** **Description** About NMS Built on a culture of safety and integrity, NMSdelivers award\-winning, integrated Read more
*Apple* Certified Macintosh Technician - Exc...
Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Summary Title: Apple Certified Macintosh Technician ID:350 Department:All Location:Falls Church, VA Description Apple Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.