Vol.14 n°4 april 1989

Vol.14 n°4 april 1989

p.2 Contents

PRODUCTS IN PERSPECTIVE

p.65 What's New

p.97 Short Takes

SideKick for Presentation Manager, Borland's program is more than just a pretty face

PhotoMac, industrial-strength color processing from Data Translation

Wizard, Sharp's electronic organizer

Discus Rewritable, Advanced Graphics Applications' new optical disk drive

DOSTALK, a natural-language interface for MS-DOS from SAK Technologies

COVER STORY / FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.106 32.5 MHz and Climbing

Rated for 33MHz and running at 32.5 MHz, SIA's 386/32 defines a new plateau.

[author : Steve Apiki]

EXPERT ADVICE

p.111 Computing at Chaos Manor: Language Sojurn

Jerry explores the highways and byways of programming choices.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.129 Applications Plus: Answers to My Mac Mess

Readers rise to defend the Mac and offer solutions to system snafus.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.135 Down to Business: Groping for Groupware

These packages of group productivity software might make life a bit less complicated.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.141 Macinations: Smalltalk Can Be Cheap

A new version of Smalltalk/V for the Mac could give Smalltalk-80 a run for its money.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.151 COM1: E-Mail Economics

Don't measure E-mail services by their costs alone.

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

p.157 OS/2 Notebook: OS/2 for Cheap

Mark presents part 2 of the inexpensive OS/2 workstation project.

[author : Mark Minasi]

REVIEWS

p.162 (p.170) Product Focus: Curing the Brownout Blues

A look at uninterruptible power systems that will help you sleep better at night.

[author : Steve Apiki, Stanford Diehl, and Rick Grehan]

p.179 High-Tech Computing, Cafeteria Style

Wells American's CompuStar offers performance in a custom-ordered tower design.

[author : Mark L. Van Name]

p.189 Full-Spectrum Scanners

The Sharp JX-450 and the Howtek Scanmaster let you import color images quickly, easily, and affordably.

[author : Tom Thompson]

p.197 Extend

An object-oriented simulation toolkit for the Mac from Imagine That!.

[author : Ray Valdes]

p.203 Mac Desktop : Presentation Software

Cricket Software's Cricket Presents, Letraset's StandOut!, and Microsoft's PowerPoint help you create winning presentations.

[author : Lawrence Stevens]

IN DEPTH

p.206 Introduction: CASE

p.209 The CASE Philosophy

The whole picture involves integrating corporate plans, systems design, and systems development into one system.

[author : Michael Lucas Gibson]

p.221 Methodology: The Experts Speak

[author : Ken Orr, Chris Gane, Edward Yourdon, Peter P. Chen, and Larry L. Constantine]

Noted software engineers discuss the methodologies they helped develop.

p.235 The CASE Experience

CASE works. But do you need a tool, a toolkit, or a workbench? And how do you begin?

[author : Carma McClure]

p.246 A CASE Workshop

A sampling of the many fine CASE tools that are available today.

[author : Carma McClure]

FEATURES

p.292 The TRON Project

Will a unique operating system, chips, and software change the way we use computers?

[author : Ken Sakamura and Richard Sprague]

SPECIAL SECTION:

p.249 Graphics Supplement

HANDS ON

p.303 Under the Hood: The IBM PC BIOS

Knowing what goes on inside the BIOS is the key to making a system IBM PC-compatible.

[author : Brett Glass]

p.311 Some Assembly Required: Floating-Point Revisited

A floating-point package that's well suited to business applications.

[author : Rick Grehan]

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Editorial: Open Everything

p.11 Microbytes

p.24 Letters and Ask BYTE

p.45 Chaos Manor Mail

p.51 Book Reviews

p.356 Coming Up in BYTE

READER SERVICE

p.355 Editorial Index by Company

p.357 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.359 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: after 360

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: see 290

From BYTEnet: call (617) 861-9764

On disk or in print: see card after 304