CodeWarrior Software Development Using PowerPlant

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AP Professional, 1996 - Computers - 295 pages
This package is designed to give Macintosh programmers all they need to develop object-oriented applications. The CD includes CodeWarrior Lite and all the source code for the book. The book provides in-depth coverage of the PowerPlant application framework and the classes that support it. * Designed for C++ programmers who want to develop object-oriented software applications for the Macintosh * Covers CodeWarrior 8 * Demystifies the complexity of the PowerPlant environment by identifying common elements among classes and explaining how those elements are used within the PowerPlant program * Contains tips that will help someone learning to work with PowerPlant avoid common pitfalls and errors * Uses one large example program, rather than a collection of small programs, to illustrate effectively the scope and complexity of a realistic Macintosh program

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About the author (1996)

Andy Ihnatko describes himself as "the world's 42nd most-beloved industry personality" because "it's vaguely credible but utterly impossible to prove or disprove, and thus precisely the sort of tagline I was looking for." An unabashed geek ("The bashings ended when I left high school for Rensselaer Polytechnic, thank God"), Andy's been writing about tech since 1989. In the past, he's written for every single magazine or website with the word "Mac" in it, highlighted by 10 years as MacUser and then Macworld's back-page opinion columnist. He's currently the "Chicago Sun-Times"' technology columnist.
In his pursuit of "heroically stupid applications of technology," Andy has built an animatronic Darth Vader doll that could be controlled over the Internet via telepresence to hassle his roommate's cats and written and published a complete set of plans and instructions for converting any Classic-style Macintosh into a fully functional 2.5-gallon aquarium. "The Original MacQuarium" was one of the Internet's first e-Books and can be downloaded from several sites after a quick Google search.
This is Andy's fourth book. Andy lives in Boston with his two goldfish, Click and Drag. He invites you to visit his aptly named "Colossal Waste Of Bandwidth" at

Dr. Jan L. Harrington has been working with and writing about the Macintosh since March 1984. In her day job, she is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of CS/IS/IT at Marist College, where she carries the torch for Macintosh users with great enthusiasm. Her 30+ published books include more than a dozen Macintosh-specific titles, including several on various flavors of the Macintosh OS.

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