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John Schettino's Author Projects

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Books

My latest book (with Liz O'Hara) is CORBA For Dummies published by IDG Books. More information on the book is on this page . Or you can click the book! Buy It Now!

Here's the book details. Available now - Book & CD ROM, Paperback, $29.99, c.387 pp:
CORBA® For Dummies®
By John Schettino, Liz O'Hara
published by IDG Books
Reader level: Beginner-Intermediate
ISBN: 0-7645-0308-1
Publication date:10/06/1998



I've co-authored (with Liz O'Hara) a book on Macintosh Scripting with FaceSpan and AppleScript (AppleScript Applications) Published by Academic Press Professional. You can order the book directly from AP (the 800 number is below.) More information on the book is on this page. Or you can click the book! Buy It Now!

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Here's the Book details. Available now - Book & CD ROM, Paperback, $34.95, c.550 pp:

AppleScript Applications: Building Applications with FaceSpan and AppleScript
by John Schettino and Liz O'Hara

Published by AP Professional. ISBN: 0-12-623957-6

AP Professional books are available in major bookstores. Books may also be ordered directly from AP by calling 1-800-3131-APP


I've also co-authored (with Liz O'Hara) a book on Newton programming in NS BASIC (BASIC for the Newton) Published by Academic Press Professional. Here's a link to a review  of the book in Mobilis, and another to "Thor's" review. . More information on the book is on this page . Or you can click the book!

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Here's the Book details. Available now - Book & Demo NS BASIC Disk, Paperback, $34.95, c.404 pp:

BASIC for the Newton: Programming for the Newton with NS BASIC
by John Schettino and Liz O'Hara

Published by AP Professional. ISBN: 0-12-623955-X

AP Professional books are available in major bookstores. Books may also be ordered directly from AP by calling 1-800-3131-APP

There are also several web sites where you can order the book, including Newton Source and PDA Direct.

Important!: NS BASIC Demo and Newton 2.0

The first printing of our book includes a Demo version of NS BASIC that only works with pre-Newton 2.0 units. Since Newton 2.0 did not exist when we wrote the book, we had no way of testing the Demo with Newton 2.0. The book now contains an updated Demo NS BASIC that does work with Newton 2.0. If you have a copy of the book with the original Demo disk, and you upgrade to Newton 2.0, you can contact AP Professional and get the version of Demo NS BASIC that works with Newton 2.0. You need not do this if you have a MP100, 110, or 120 with Newton 1.3.


 

Magazines

I'm a contributing editor for PDA Developers Magazine  and have written several articles on NewtonScript Programming:

  • FCS: Classification and Retrieval - Supercharge the Notepad. (Issue 2.5, September 1994)
  • Unsafe at Any Speed - Newton Hacking - How to use and patch existing Newton ROM code. (Issue 2.6, Sept/Oct 1994)
  • Out on a Limb: Debugging Without a Tether - Newton debugging with ViewFrame, hacks, and resourcefulness. (Issue 3.1, Jan/Feb 1995)
  • A Sane Soup Interface - A generic soup-management object for all seasons. (Issue 3.2, Mar/Apr 1995)
  • Inter-operating with ScriptLink: A case study of using AppleScript and NewtonScript. (Issue 3.3, May/Jun 1995)
  • A User Proto Intro: The ins and outs of building your own user protos. (Issue 3.4, Jul/Aug 1995)
  • Easy Desktop Comms (Part I): Infrared beaming between a Newton a Mac. (Issue 3.5, Sept/Oct 1995)
  • Easy Desktop Comms (Part II): Using DILs for Serial and Appletalk. (Issue 3.6, Nov/Dec 1995)
  • Developing with NTK 1.5+: Techniques for designing and tuning Newton applications. (Issue 4.1 Jan/Feb 1996)
  • NewtApp: Creating Newton applications in hours with a framework (Issue 4.2 Mar/Apr 1996)
If you have a topic or problem you wish someone would write about, relating to Newton programming, email me!

The NS BASIC Corner

I was a contributing editor for NewtOnLine and wrote a monthly column on NS BASIC Programming called "The Basics of NS BASIC". This eZine stopped publishing late in 1995. The column has moved to PDA Developers Magazine, and will be a regular feature there. These original columns will remain on my web page. Source code from the column will also make its way here, a month or two after the column is published.

Here are the previous Columns:

Source Code from NS BASIC Corner Columns published in PDA Developers Magazine:
  • File Editing, Issue 4.1 - Jan/Feb 1996
  • NS BASIC Widgets, Issue 4.2 - Mar/Apr 1996


If you have a topic or problem you wish someone would write about, relating to NS BASIC programming, email me!

User Guides and Software Manuals

I co-authored (with Liz O'Hara) the NS BASIC handbook. NS BASIC  is a full-featured BASIC programming language for the Newton.

Mobilis/PDA Developers Reviews

I'm a reviewer for PDA Developers Magazine and a contributing editor and reviewer for Mobilis: The mobile computing lifestyle magazine. I've written several reviews:

mobilis June 1996: X-Port 1.0.3 for Newton
Software Review. X-Port 1.0.3 for Newton.

http://www.volksware.com/mobilis/june.96/softwar1.htm - size 7K - 27 Jun 96
mobilis May 1996: Newton Graphics Roundup
Software Review. Newton Graphics Roundup.

http://www.volksware.com/mobilis/may.96/newton1.htm - size 9K - 28 Jun 96
mobilis April 1996: Newton Shareware Potpourri II
Software Review. Newton Shareware Potpourri.

http://www.volksware.com/mobilis/april.96/newton1.htm - size 10K - 17 Jun 96
mobilis March 1996: Newton Shareware Potpourri I
Software Review. Newton Shareware Potpourri.

http://www.volksware.com/mobilis/march.96/newton1.htm - size 8K - 17 Jun 96
mobilis February 1996: Software Review of AppGen (pp. 1&2)
Software Review. AppGen for the Newton.

http://www.volksware.com/mobilis/february.96/review1.htm - size 9K - 16 Jun 96
mobilis December 1995: Software Review of Personal Media 1.5 (pp. 1&2)
Software Review. Personal Media 1.5 for the Newton.

http://www.volksware.com/mobilis/december.95/review1.htm - size 11K - 16 Jun 96
  • Newton 2.0 - PDA Developers Magazine, Issue 4.2 Mar/Apr 1996
  • FlashData 1.9 - PDA Developers Magazine, Issue 4.2 Mar/Apr 1996
If you have a product you would like reviewed, email me!


 

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