Vol.15 n°10 october 1990

Vol.15 n°10 october 1990

COVER STORY

p.152 PRODUCT FOCUS Is the Typesetter Obsolete?

p.152 PRODUCT FOCUS Is the Typesetter Obsolete?

High-end desktop publishing packages give you professional results and savings in typesetting costs.

NEWS

p.19 MICROBYTES

p.19 MICROBYTES

Late-breaking technology and industry reports from the BYTE news staff.

p.42 WHAT'S NEW

p.42 WHAT'S NEW

The best and brightest of recent hardware and software announcements.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

p.132 SHORT TAKES

p.132 SHORT TAKES

Paradox 3.5, new features from Borland

Business VEISA 32CSX, ALR is Yugo engine on a Ferrari chassis

MediaTracks, Farallon lets you demonstrate software on the Mac

Sharp 9624e, a modem built for heavy full-time use

ATS Convertible Classic, new life for old Macs

p.138 Smalltalk-80 Enters the Nineties

p.138 Smalltalk-80 Enters the Nineties

Objectworks\Smalltalk from ParcPlace Systems features 24-bit color and cross-platform support.

p.147 What's NeXT After 1-2-3?

p.147 What's NeXT After 1-2-3?

Improv is Lotus's successor to the 1-2-3 throne.

REVIEWS

p.172 486 EISA Machines: A Slow Start in the Fast Lane

p.172 486 EISA Machines: A Slow Start in the Fast Lane

Three 486 vendors deliver EISA bus machines, but where are the EISA add-ins?

p.178 Director Takes Charge of Mac Multimedia

p.178 Director Takes Charge of Mac Multimedia

MacroMind's new Director 2.0 provides interactive control and input from more audio and video sources.

p.186 Object-Oriented C That Goes VROOMM

p.186 Object-Oriented C That Goes VROOMM

Borland's Turbo C++ promises to bring object-oriented programming to the masses.

p.192 Pumping Pixels: Hercules Flexes Its Muscles in 24-bit Color

p.192 Pumping Pixels: Hercules Flexes Its Muscles in 24-bit Color

Hercules's economical graphics card offers 24-bit color display on standard VGA monitors.

p.197 The SX Turns 20

p.197 The SX Turns 20

Three 20-MHz SX systems push into 386DX territory.

p.201 A Database Developer That's Different from the Rest

p.201 A Database Developer That's Different from the Rest

The Clarion Professional Developer provides a complete development environment.

STATE OF THE ART

p.206 OBJECT LESSONS Introduction

p.206 OBJECT LESSONS Introduction

p.209 There Is a Silver Bullet

p.209 There Is a Silver Bullet

The birth of interchangeable, reusable software components will bring software into the information age.

p.223 Migration Patterns

p.223 Migration Patterns

Simulating object-oriented techniques with procedural languages can help you make the transition to tomorrow's software technology today.

p.233 Database Wars Revisited

p.233 Database Wars Revisited

The relational and object-oriented camps do battle for database honors.

p.245 Objects-Born and Bred

p.245 Objects-Born and Bred

Object Behavior Analysis provides a conceptual model for the first stage in creating an object-oriented application.

p.257 Auld Lang Syne

p.257 Auld Lang Syne

Ed Yourdon tackles the question of whether you should jump on the object-oriented bandwagon.

p.265 Objects of Note

p.265 Objects of Note

Just a sample of the object-oriented products available.

p.268 A Knowledge Engineering Toolkit

p.268 A Knowledge Engineering Toolkit

The first of a two-part series presenting a knowledge-engineering toolkit for building expert systems.

p.289 ES: A Public Domain Expert System

p.289 ES: A Public Domain Expert System

Develop your own expert systems-or experiment with some sample knowledge bases-with this free program.

p.295 Alternative Operating Systems, Part 3: Theos: Serious Business

p.295 Alternative Operating Systems, Part 3: Theos: Serious Business

A unique multiuser operating system for business applications.

HANDS ON

p.301 UNDER THE HOOD Megafloppies

p.301 UNDER THE HOOD Megafloppies

Four new technologies are in the bidding to be the next standard A drive.

p.311 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Just Between Friends: Talking Tasks

p.311 SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Just Between Friends: Talking Tasks

The first part of a series on interprocess communications looks at Microsoft Windows and Desqview.

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 Spotlight

p.6 Spotlight

Artificial intelligence lives!

p.10 Editorial: Taiwan, the Soviet Union, and You, Part 2

p.10 Editorial: Taiwan, the Soviet Union, and You, Part 2

p.33 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

p.33 Letters, Ask BYTE, and Fixes

Worldly readers comment on text displays.

PERSPECTIVES

p.364 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.364 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.366 PRINT QUEUE Interface/Shplinterface

p.366 PRINT QUEUE Interface/Shplinterface

The latest look-and-feel lawsuit coincides with the arrival of a new book on interface design.

p.368 STOP BIT Spare Me the Details

p.368 STOP BIT Spare Me the Details

The next generation of computer interfaces should handle details.

READER SERVICE

p.355 Editorial Index by Company

p.355 Editorial Index by Company

p.356 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.356 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.358 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.358 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards. after 360

PROGRAM LISTINGS

From BIX: See 204

From BYTEnet: Call (617) 861-9764

EXPERT ADVICE

p.81 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR A Lesson in Maintenance

p.81 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR A Lesson in Maintenance

Jerry remembers the solution for an old problem and examines the prospects for a new DOS.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.99 MACINATIONS Science Goes Visual on the Mac

p.99 MACINATIONS Science Goes Visual on the Mac

Get a new view of scientific data with graphics tools from Spyglass.

[author : Don Crabb]

p.105 THE UNIX /bin Sizing It Down

p.105 THE UNIX /bin Sizing It Down

A look at RISC versus CISC and the Coherent Unix-like operating system.

[author : David Fiedler]

p.111 DOWN TO BUSINESS Picture This

p.111 DOWN TO BUSINESS Picture This

Now you can make professional presentations quickly and easily.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.115 NETWORKS Welcome to Lilliput, DEC

p.115 NETWORKS Welcome to Lilliput, DEC

DEC once again visits the land of microcomputers with LanWorks for Macintosh.

[author : Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings]

p.127 BEYOND DOS: WINDOWS AND OS/2 Through the OS/2 Porthole

p.127 BEYOND DOS: WINDOWS AND OS/2 Through the OS/2 Porthole

Martin Heller OS/2 rolls out the red carpet for Windows applications.