word-processing systems work fine after you know what you're going to say, but a data-base management system can help you get it all together.
[author : Edward E Brent Jr]
You can experiment with a simple design for a nonisolated single-ended switching voltage regulator
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
How you can apply a set of mathematically elegant principles to the organization of your data base
[author : Joel Neely and Steve Stewart]
In one package, Hewlett-Packard has incorporated the optical heart of a scanner system
[author : Bradley W Bennett]
The microcomputer can become a Standard laboratory instrument for running experiments and analyzing the results.
[author : Daniel Cosgrove]
A brief introduction to data-base systems leads to a look at how one microcomputer implementation works
[author : Michael Gagle, Gary J Koehler, and Andrew Whinston]
Software Arts proposes a solution to the problem of inaccessible data.
[author : Candace E Kalish and Malinda F Mayer]
Data-base management systems are becoming a popular software item. Check this survey for the one that interests you
[author : Kathryn S Barley and James R Driscoll]
A well-known technique makes a good compromise between speed and ease of programrnrsg
[author : Paul Swanson]
The Atari player-missile system allows you to move game figures across the screen quickly and easily-even in BASIC
[author : Chris Crawford]
The problem with tne goto Construct is that it is too general a proqramming form.
[author : Gregory Walker]
This high-level language approaches English in ease to use
[author : Ron Ferguson]
PS overcomes some of the problems FORTH has with low-revel word definition
[author : Valo G Motalygo]
A simple file-transfer process combines the best of both worlds
[author : Steven M Sedlet and Jonathan Dust]
Hiding unnecessary details improves high-level programming
[author : Michael B Feldman]
[author : Mark Friedman]
[author : Keith Carlson]
[author : Allyn Richardson]
[author : Mark Pelczarski]
[author : Elaine Holden]
[author : Elizabeth Cooper and Yvon Kolya]
[author : Ken Blochowiak]
[author : Mahlon G Kelly]
[author : Phil Lemmons]
Office workers who bravely face that ever-growing mountain of paper will tell you that keeping track of information becomes more difficult daily. How to impose order? As Robert Tinney's cover suggests, the answer is something like an electronic file cabinet. This month's theme concerns the problems of data management. Joel Neely and Steve Stewart will get you started with "Fundamentals of Relational Data Organization." From there you can move on to "Data-Base Management Systems: Powerful Newcomers to Microcomputers," "A Survey of Data-Base Management Systems for Microcomputers," and "PDO: A Data Manager for Beginners." "DIF: A Format for Data Exchange between Applications Programs" presents a strong argument for standardization of data formats. Apple II file-management systems are reviewed. And you can learn how to write with your data-base management system. Is spelling a nightmare? If so, you'll be interested in Phil Lemmons' review of the five major CP/M spelling-correction programs. Of course, there's Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar, BYTELINES, and our other regular features, too.