Vol.13 n°8 august 1988

Vol.13 n°8 august 1988

p.2 Contents

PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.67 What's New

p.89 Short Takes

Dell System 220, a small but powerful desktop system

T-DebugPLUS 4.0, symbolic debugging for Turbo Pascal 4.0

Cambridge Computer Z88, small is beautiful

Grammatik III, comprehensive grammar checking

Watcom C 6.0, a class act

Paradox OS/2, a solid entrée into OS/2 applications

EXPERT ADVICE

p.101 Computing at Chaos Manor: A Fond Farewell

Is Jerry's old friend Zeke II retiring to greener pastures?

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.115 Applications Plus: New Directions

The column's horizons are expanded, and GrandView defines a new class of software.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.121 Down to Business: Staking Out the Territory

What trends are most important to business users? This new column starts with some thoughts on networking and database servers.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.125 Macinations: What's Up with Apple?

New columnist Don Crabb discusses Macintosh products and issues.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.131 OS/2 and You: Why OS/2?

The debut of this column covers some of OS/2's attractive features.

[author : Mark Minasi]

p.135 COM1: The Wired Society

Noted telecommunicator Brock N. Meeks surveys the communications landscape.

[author : Brock N . Meeks]

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.140 25-MHz Computing Buzzsaws

From Compaq, Everex, Intel, and SimpleNet, here they come: the first of the 25-MHz 80386-based AT clones.

[author : Rick Grehan]

REVIEWS

p.148 Product Focus: Communications According to Script

Stand-alone communications packages that can handle a communications session unattended.

[author : Steve Apiki and Stan Diehl]

p.162 Variations on the 20-MHz Theme

The Tatung TCS-8000, Proteus 386A, and Everex Step 386/20 offer a range of performance and capabilities.

[author : Ed McNierney]

p.173 Four Surrogate Mice

PC-Trac, FastTRAP, Trackball Plus, and Felix offer the functionality of a mouse without the hassle.

[author : Jeff Holtzman]

p.185 Unix for the Mac II

Transform the Mac II into a Unix workstation with A/UX.

[author : David Betz and Eva M. White]

p.195 VersaCAD on a Mac

The MS-DOS-based drafting tool is now available in a Macintosh edition.

[author : Paul Tuten]

p.200 Review Update

IN DEPTH

p.202 Introduction: The C Language

p.205 The State of C

Originally designed for systems programming, C has become one of the most widely used languages in the world.

[author : Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie]

p.215 A Better C?

The C++ language is a superset of C that supports data abstraction and object-oriented programming.

[author : Bjarne Stroustrup]

p.219 It's an Attitude

A mechanism for doing object-oriented programming in conventional C.

[author : Jonathan S. Linowes]

p.226 Resource Guide

FEATURES

p.229 Making the Move to OS/2

[author : Robert E. Shostak, John Socha, Linda Dudinyak, and David P. Reed]

Top programmers from Borland, Norton, and Lotus talk about what it took to port their programs to OS/2.

HANDS ON

p.239 Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Why Microcontrollers?, Part 1

A tutorial perspective of the Intel 8031/8051 microcontroller family.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.249 Some Assembly Required: The Pitfalls of Porting, Part 2

Porting an MS-DOS application to the Mac is discussed.

[author : Rick Grehan]

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Touching All the Bases

p.11 Microbytes

p.22 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.291 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.290 Editorial Index by Company

p.292 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.294 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 296

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX : see 182

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 248

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