Newton PDA Programming Documentation
Below are a selection of the documents I have listed on my web-page in the ProggieDocs file.
The first file (fullpage.htm) has 200 docs all crammed into one long FAQ.
I could not upload everything, but a lot of it is here. I made sure all the critical NewtonScript Programming Docs from Apple were here.
These were all scavenged from around the 'net, and are posted here due to people's requests after reading my list of docs collected.
Programming information in FAQ form
Apples' Programming Documents
- (2_1misc.pdf) Miscelaneous - OS 2.1 misc documentation: buttonbar, clipboard, dial-in networks, password slips, "Works" soup entries, user configurable variables like Contrast control, and more.
- (npg_2_1.pdf) Newton Programmers' Guide: 2.1 OS Addendum: Newton Works, Draw, Keyboard, Spell Checker, Drawing and Graphics in 2.1 (16 grey-scales), Sound, IrDA, Dial-in Networks, eMate Multiuser Mode, and more.
- (ns_lang.pdf) NewtonScript Programming Language - Objects, Expressions, Operators, Flow of Control, Inheritance and Lookup, Built-in Functions, and more.
- (nwtfmt11.pdf) Newton Formats - Data structures of internals of the newton, such as .PKG files.
- (ntkfrmat.pdf) Newton Toolkit 1.61 File Formats - Mac and Windows.
- (ui_guide.pdf) User Interface Guide
- (keybdui.pdf) User Interface Guidelines for Newton 2.1 Keyboard Enhancements - seems to be a very techical doc on the use of your keyboard.
Newton Tech Journals
- (ntj1_01.pdf) NTJ Feb 95 - NewtonScript Functions, Exception Handling.
- (ntj1_02.pdf) NTJ Apr 95 - Performance Tuning, Routing, Advanced Debugging.
- (ntj1_03.pdf) NTJ Jun 95 - DIL's, Modem Setup Packages, Appletalk and complex state machines.
- (ntj1_04.pdf) NTJ Aug 95 - Fast developements of large apps, Function Objects in Newtonscript.
- (ntj1_05.pdf) NTJ Nov 95 - 2.0 Overview / compatibility / communications / UI, Conversion from 1.x to 2.0.
- (ntj2_01.pdf) NTJ Feb 96 - Extras Drawer in 2.0, 1.3->2.0 gotcha's, Introduction to Programming, Converting an app to Stationery.
- (ntj2_02.pdf) NTJ Apr 96 - C++ and NewtonScript, Finite State Machines for the Newton, Writing a Transport.
- (ntj2_03.pdf) NTJ Jun 96 - NewtApp Framework, Caching for maximum View Scrolling Performance, Creating Quality Newton Apps.
- (ntj2_04.pdf) NTJ Aug 96 - A slimmer ListPicker Proto, Communications Overview, DIL's overview.
- (ntj2_05.pdf) NTJ Oct 96 - Unit References, Mock entries for debugging, Debugging, Common UI mistakes.
- (ntj3_01.pdf) NTJ Jan 97 - Works for Newton, MP2K Greyscale and Screen, Storing and Retrieving Data.
- (ntj3_02.pdf) NTJ Mar 97 - Binary Communication, Why Newton beats WinCE.
Enjoy the documents!
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