Vol.12 n°10 september 1987

Vol.12 n°10 september 1987

p.2 Contents

p.99 FEATURES

p.101 A Programmer's Introduction to OS/2

Writing your first OS/2 application.

[author : Ray Duncan]

p.110 The New Generation: A Closer Look

Some surprises about the relative speeds of 80386 and 68020 machines.

[author : Richard Grehan]

p.115 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Build the Circuit Cellar AT Computer, Part 1: AT Basics

A faster, smaller, and more efficient 100 percent compatible AT CPU board.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.123 Programming Project: Crafting Reusable Software in Modula-2

Careful program design results in safe, reusable program libraries.

[author : Hanna Oktaha and René Berber]

p.129 Programming Insight: Teaching Old Screens New Tricks

Create fancy screen displays for your homegrown programs.

[author : Michael J. Sorens]

p.137 Constructing an Associative Memory

This nonlinear neural network runs on your PC.

[author : Bart Kosko]

p.146 Karmarkar's Algorithm

A method for solving large linear programming problems.

[author : Andrew M. Rockett and John C. Stevenson]

p.161 THEME: Printer Technologies

p.162 Introduction

p.163 Color Printing

If the growth of color printing has been slower than expected, it isn't for lack of technologies.

[author : Naomi M. Luft]

p.177 Vector-to-Raster Algorithms

Disguising vector information as raster data.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.187 Page Printers

[author : Rick Cook]

New developments will help reduce cost and improve resolution.

p.199 Print Quality

Rating printer technologies requires a set of objective definitions for print quality.

[author : Lars Jansson]

p.209 Engineering Close-Ups : Taming the Hot Heads

Using CAD to design more efficient print heads.

[author : Keith B. Davenport]

p.215 Matrix-Line Printing

This alternative to a serial moving-head design uses an eight-inch-wide bank of print hammers.

[author : Mark Hohneker]

p.221 Color Thermal-Transfer Printing

This process is simple in principle but challenging in its implementation.

[author : Julio Guardado]

p.225 Designing a High-Speed Page Printer Controller

[author : Phil Ellison]

This design proves that the controller doesn't have to bottleneck the printing system.

p.229 Strip-Buffer vs. Full-Page Bit-Map Imaging

[author : Bert Douglas]

This approach minimizes memory requirements .

p.235 REVIEWS

p.236 Reviewer's Notebook

[author : Cathryn Baskin]

p.239 The Kaypro 386

This machine delivers two to three times the performance of the IBM PC AT.

[author : Ray Duncan]

p.245 Mail-Order Performance

The Proteus-286GT from Proteus Technology and the GV-286 from PC Designs.

[author : Frederick D. Davis]

p.253 The NEC MultiSpeed

An inexpensive portable with a fast microprocessor.

[author : David Satz]

p.257 The Micro Clipper Graphics Subsystem

This two-board subsystem provides enhanced graphics for PC-based CAD systems.

[author : Charles Weston]

p.263 PC-MOS/386

An 80386 operating system that combines multitasking, advanced task communications, and PC-DOS compatibility.

[author : Richard Grehan]

p.266 Actor 1.0

A fast, memory-efficient alternative to Smalltalk.

[author : Leonard Moskowitz]

p.269 ALS Prolog

A Prolog compiler that acts like an interpreter.

[author : Alex Lane]

p.277 Benchmarking dBASE III Compilers

Offerings from Nantucket, Wordtech Systems, and Fox Software.

[author : Malcolm C. Rubel]

p.281 DESQview 2.00

Windows, concurrent processing, virtual memory , and more.

[author : John McCormick]

p.287 KERNEL

p.289 Computing at Chaos Manor: In the Chips

Fast Kat becomes even faster.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.307 Applications Only: Potpourri

Ezra looks at a database, a telecommunications package, and more.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

LISTINGS

p.285 From BIX

From BYTEnet (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print see card after 256

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial : Mere Conservatism or Fear, Uncertainty ,and Doubt?

p.12 Letters and Review Feedback

p.28 Chaos Manor Mail

p.37 Microbytes

p.45 What's New

p.65 Events

p.68 Ask BYTE

p.72 Circuit Cellar Feedback

p.81 Book Reviews

p.378 BOMB and Coming Up in BYTE

p.379 Editorial Index by Company

p.381 Reader Service

BEST OF BIX

p.317 Apple

p.318 Macintosh

p.324 IBM PC