Vol.14 n°3 march 1989

Vol.14 n°3 march 1989

p.2 Contents

PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.65 What's New

p.97 Short Takes

Carrier NET, when Carrier Current Technologies' package works, it works well

Turbo EMS, almost-magic EMS emulation from Lantana

PC-Write 3.0, Quicksoft's now-serious product

CCC Model 2400, Compu Com's 2400-bps modem for $95

Picture Publisher, Astral's image-editing package

EXPERT ADVICE

p.109 Computing at Chaos Manor: Chaos Manor Awards

It was a very good year for computer users.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.129 Applications Plus: Trackball Madness

A tale of woe that points out the short life span of some input devices.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.135 Down to Business: What Hath COMDEX Wrought?

All that glitters in Las Vegas may be just another COMDEX fact.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.143 Macinations: A Macintosh Retrospective

The Macintosh is five years old. How has it affected the world of computers?

[author : Don Crabb]

p.149 OS/2 Notebook: Not Quite COMDEX/2 Yet

On the trail of the first OS/2 applications.

[author : Mark Minasi]

p.155 COM1: The Protocol Pack

In this look at XMODEM, file transfer protocols are put through their paces.

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

REVIEWS

p.162 Product Focus: Upscale Monitors

When you're selecting a monitor, bigness actually adds utility to a system.

[author : Steve Apiki and Stanford Diehl]

p.177 Laptop Dilemma

The Compaq SLT/286 and the Ogivar 286 offer different features for different needs.

[author : Jeff Holtzman]

p.191 Advanced Floppy Disk Drive Controllers

Installing the right disk controller lets you share information stored on incompatible disk formats.

[author : Jeff Holtzman]

p.197 Extensible Text Editors for Programmers

BRIEF, EMACS, and Epsilon are powerful embedded languages that offer ultimate flexibility.

[author : Jon Udell]

p.209 A Virtual Toolkit for Windows and the Mac

XVT's libraries guarantee Mac-to-PC and PC-to-MAC portability.

[author : Ray Valdes]

p.221 Superbase 4

An intriguing database program, but does it promise more than it can deliver?

[author : Nick Baran]

MACINTOSH SUPPLEMENT

IN DEPTH

p.228 Introduction: Object-Oriented Programming

p.231 What's in an Object?

Object-oriented programming allows you to build custom applications from existing ones easily.

[author : Dave Thomas]

p.245 Learning the Language

Object-oriented languages may well become the standard method for programming in the 1990s.

[author : Peter Wegner]

p.255 Separation of Powers

The object-oriented paradigm shows great promise as the basis for achieving a mature userinterface technology.

[author : Mahesh H. Dodani, Charles E. Hughes, and J. Michael Moshell]

p.265 The Next Step

[author : Tom Thompson]

Object-oriented programming simplifies software development with the NeXT computer's NextStep.

p.270 Object-Oriented Resources

Languages, databases, and related products.

FEATURES

p.274 Cover Story: Battle of the Chips

The powerful 80386 microprocessor and its stepchild, the 80386SX, take on the venerable 80286.

[author : Frank Hayes]

HANDS ON

p.281 Under the Hood: Caching in on Memory Systems

How do designers make fast CPUs run with almost no wait states, in spite of slow memory?

[author : Brett Glass]

p.287 Some Assembly Required: Trees 'n Keys, Part 3.

In the final installment of this series, Rick discusses bringing the database together.

[author : Rick Grehan]

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial : OS/3 and Unix's Last, Best Hope

p.11 Micro bytes

p.24 Letters

p.33 Chaos Manor Mail

p.38 Ask BYTE

p.51 Book Reviews

p.335 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.334 Editorial Index by Company

p.336 A lphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.338 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 340

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 226

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 320