Reference Web Sites
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           Table of Co...
Personal Resources
   Professional Organizations
         Organization                                           Descripti...
Organization                                             Description
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and     Main standards...
Organization                                            Description
SPIE — The International Society       Society for phy...
Federal Government Information
                   Source                                           Description
 1998 CIA W...
Source                                      Description
OFPP Contract Management Best Practices   Contract management wisd...
Standards
  Military Standards
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 Air Force and DoD...
Standards Sources
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ANSI                       ...
Key Industry and International Standards
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Management, Process Improvement, and Metrics
  Program Management and Process Improvement
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Model                                              Description
National Quality Program              Better known as the M...
Programming and Internet
  Programming
            Site                                              Description
Real-time...
UML and Patterns Reference Books
•     Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, ...
Vendors
   Database, CASE, and ERP Vendors
            Type                                            Vendor

Database   ...
Math and CAD Vendors
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Math, Statistics, & Graphics   Datax...
General Software Companies
           Site                               Description
Adobe                    Acrobat, Pho...
Hardware Components
               Type                                  Site
PC Cases, storage arrays   Addtronics
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Documents
   Bookstores
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Amazon.com               Books, music, and o...
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McGraw Hill Professional Bookstore
Microsoft Press
MIT Press
Morg...
Publications
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"news@sei interactive"   SEI online pu...
Other Topics
   History of Computing
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Music
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Music software (editing,   Ars Nova – Pr...
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Music retail sales    8th Street
                      Aabaca
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Translation resources              Free Translation (European languages)
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  1. 1. Reference Web Sites May 3, 2003 Table of Contents Personal Resources..........................................................................................................................2 Professional Organizations..........................................................................................................2 Personal Certifications.................................................................................................................4 Federal Government Information ...................................................................................................5 Standards..........................................................................................................................................7 Military Standards .......................................................................................................................7 Standards Sources........................................................................................................................8 Key Industry and International Standards....................................................................................9 Management, Process Improvement, and Metrics.........................................................................10 Program Management and Process Improvement.....................................................................10 Process Capability Maturity Models..........................................................................................10 Measurement and Metrics..........................................................................................................11 Programming and Internet.............................................................................................................12 Programming .............................................................................................................................12 UML and Patterns Reference Books..........................................................................................13 Ada Standards............................................................................................................................13 Internet Resources......................................................................................................................13 Vendors..........................................................................................................................................14 Database, CASE, and ERP Vendors..........................................................................................14 Math and CAD Vendors............................................................................................................15 Engineering Software.................................................................................................................15 General Software Companies....................................................................................................16 Hardware and Software Resellers..............................................................................................16 Hardware Components...............................................................................................................17 Documents.....................................................................................................................................18 Bookstores..................................................................................................................................18 Publishers ..................................................................................................................................18 Structured Documents (SGML and XML)................................................................................19 Publications................................................................................................................................20 Other Topics..................................................................................................................................21 History of Computing ...............................................................................................................21 Photography ..............................................................................................................................21 Music .........................................................................................................................................22 Miscellaneous ..........................................................................................................................23 1
  2. 2. Personal Resources Professional Organizations Organization Description AAAS - American Association for Focuses on basic research and education in a wide range of the Advancement of Science sciences, and helping to set research policy. ACM – The Association for Main research-oriented body for computer technology and Computing Machinery methodologies. ADC - Apple Developer For developers of Apple Macintosh software. Free web-based Connection membership. AIAA - American Institute of Organization for aerospace engineers, rocket and jet propulsion Aeronautics and Astronautics scientists, etc. AIChE - American Institute of Society for chemists and chemical engineers. Chemical Engineers AITP - Association of Information Technology Professionals ALA - American Library Association AOM - The Association of Includes the International Association of Management Management ASA - American Statistical Association ASIS - American Society for Information Science ASME - American Society of Main standards body for any kind of mechanical components. Mechanical Engineers ASQ - American Society for Society for quality engineers and managers, including Quality ISO 9000 experts. ASTM International Formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials. Have standards on health care information systems, such as ASTM E2145-01. AUGI - Autodesk User Group For users of AutoCAD drafting software and related products. International CMI - Contract Management Institute ETC – Eastern Technology Council A regional (Delaware valley) corporate networking organization HWG - The HTML Writers Guild Society for people who compose web pages. ICM - The Institute of Configuration Management 2
  3. 3. Organization Description IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Main standards body for everything electrical or computer-related. Electronics Engineers IEEE-CS - IEEE Computer Society Primary professional organization for software engineers, other than the ACM. IEEE-SA - IEEE Standards To get involved in defining IEEE standards. Association IFIP - International Federation for Information Processing IFPUG - International Function Point User's Group INCOSE - International Council Society for systems engineering. on Systems Engineering IOM – Institute of Medicine Congressional advisory board for medical issues. IOUG - International Oracle Users For developers and administrators of Oracle databases. Group ISA - Instrumentation, Systems, Society for automated control systems and related instrumentation. Automation ISEE - International Society for Enterprise Engineering ISEE - International Society of Society for explosives engineers – for mining, demolition, Explosives Engineers manufacturing, etc. ISOC - The Internet Society Focuses on policy, standards, and getting emerging countries on the Internet. IWA - International Webmasters Society for people who manage web pages. Association NAE - National Academy of Congressional advisory board for engineering issues Engineering NAS - National Academy of Congressional advisory board for scientific research Sciences NCMA - National Contract Management Association NDIA - National Defense Originally for ordnance engineers when called the ADPA, has Industrial Association become a defense industry advocacy group. NRC – National Research Council Supports and coordinates work by the IOM, NAE, and NAS. NSPE - National Society of Organization for registered professional engineers – mainly civil, Professional Engineers mechanical, etc. SAE - Society of Automotive Main standards body for any powered vehicle. Engineers 3
  4. 4. Organization Description SPIE — The International Society Society for physics, optics, and related fields. for Optical Engineers TCSE - Technical Council on Software Engineering W3C - The World Wide Web Industry body for agreeing on Internet standards Consortium WWISA – The Worldwide The first group specifically for software architects. Institute of Software Architects, Inc. Personal Certifications Certification Certifications cover: A+ and Network+ Certifications, etc. computer technology (CompTIA) Certified Software Development software developers (IEEE) Professional Cisco professional certifications network design and administration. CIW web development, security, and administration. Macromedia Certified Professional website and software development. Microsoft software development, system or database administration, end user office skills, etc. Novell network administration (NetWare). Oracle database development and administration. Project Management Institute (PMI) project and program management. Quality quality engineer, auditor, manager, etc. (ASQ) 4
  5. 5. Federal Government Information Source Description 1998 CIA World Factbook Summary data for every country and territory on Earth. More recent editions available from the GPO bookstore. Or download from the CIA web site. Code of Federal Regulations and US Downloadable from the National Archives and Records Government Manual Administration. ‘CFR’ as in ’14 CFR 68’ refers to section 68 of title 14 in the CFR. DoD Software Information Clearinghouse Combined web site for the The Data and Analysis Center for Software (DACS) and the Defense Software Collaborators (DSC) Federal Acquisition Regulations Rules for doing business with the government. Federal Bulletin Board Yes, there were a few bulletin boards still around. Link dead Feb 2003. Federal Information Processing Standards Languages and protocols which are approved for federal (FIPS) use. Fedworld A federal web site search tool owned by the Dept of Commerce and the NTIS. (predates firstgov.gov) FirstGov A great place to search only within Federal or State web sites. General Accounting Office (GAO) reports The GAO checks on all spending by Congress, so any Federal program might come under their scrutiny. GAO reports on IT-specific reports Information Technology GAO special reports Many handbooks and guides appear as ‘special reports’. Government Printing Office (GPO) Print everything official, from comsumer publications to statistical data. Government/Industry Data Exchange A program to exchange information about all life cycle Program (GIDEP) phases and aspects of research. Guidelines for Successful Acquisition and A big blue book capturing lessons learned by the Air Management of Software Intensive Systems Force. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Computer and Information Science publications National Technical Information Service Publisher of technical reports from all over the (NTIS) government. NIST Software Quality Group Wide range of publications – metrics, process improvement, quality, formal methods, etc. 5
  6. 6. Source Description OFPP Contract Management Best Practices Contract management wisdom from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) OSD Quality Management Office OSD = Office of the Secretary of Defense Statistical Abstract of the USA You want numbers? We got numbers! United States Code The USC are all laws passed by the House of Representatives. US Federal Government Standards and Source for downloading or ordering ANSI standards. Regulatory Information Sites 6
  7. 7. Standards Military Standards Source Description Air Force and DoD A wide range of links for mil standards. Publications Air Force Administrative Wide range of publications for all parts of the Air Force. Publications and Forms Continuous Acquisition and Links for CALS and Joint Technical Architecture (JTA) standards. Logistics Support (CALS) Defense Acquisition Now called the AT&L Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS), is a major Deskbook collection of DOD and Military standards and handbooks, available on CD-ROM. Defense Standardization Trying to get the defense services to play nicely with each other Program through the use of common standards. DOD Electronic Publications Primary source for DOD directives, instructions, and manuals. DOD Index of Specifications The master index of Dept of Defense specs and standards. and Standards (DODISS) DOD Single Stock Point Local (Philly) DOD publishing center; mostly refers to DODISS and (DODSSP) Assist. MILitary and DOD (Dept. of More sources for defense standards, including DODSSP and Assist Defense) standards links. MILitary drawing practices Index of Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) Mil Specs & Drawings Military standards and Picatinny Arsenal’s Quality Evaluation & Safety Team standards, drawing practices including drawing practices Navy training acquisition From Navy Training Systems Division in Orlando, FL guide 7
  8. 8. Standards Sources Organization Description ANSI The US representative to ISO ANSI Standards Catalog Can download standards (for a fee). ASSIST database of military standards Can download any available DOD or MILitary standard, or Data Item Descriptions (DID). Requires free registration, but well worth the effort. Dept of Energy (DOE) Technical Lots of good handbooks on the basic sciences, causal Standards (root cause) analysis, safety, and many other topics. FAA National Airspace System (NAS) Overview of the structure of the US air traffic control, Architecture navigation, and air communication systems. Global Engineering Documents Commercial vendor of national and international standards. Official retailer of industry, ISO and ANSI standards. Government Electronics and GEIA helps the government develop technically sound Information Technology Association policies. Committees G-34 and G-47 are most helpful. GEIA (GEIA) is part of the EIA. Graphics-related standards A page of links for various graphics formats and standards. IEEE Standards Association Home of working groups for various computer technology standards IEEE Standards Catalog Search engine for draft and approved IEEE standards. International Organization for (ISO isn’t an acronym – think of Greek prefix for ‘one’.) Standardization (ISO) ISO is the highest standards authority for 146 countries ISO Catalogue Can’t buy directly from ISO; see ANSI or Global for that. National CAD Standard A standard for engineering drawings. NCSC Rainbow Series Library National Computer Security Center (NCSC) computer security guidelines NSSN An ANSI affiliate offering ISO and non-ISO global standards Radio Technical Commission for Famous (?) for the DO-178B standard (see below), the Aeronautics (RTCA) RTCA develops avionics (aviation electronics) standards. 8
  9. 9. Key Industry and International Standards Standard Description Source, Cost ANSI/EIA Processes for Engineering a System Global, $136 632-1998 EIA/IS-731 Systems Engineering Capability Model and Free from here; or Appraisal Method (supports ANSI/EIA 632) $286 from Global IEEE stds Software Engineering standards (1999) – updated IEEE, $260 (4 volumes) Spring 2003 ISO 14000 Environmental Management (Compendium) Global, $235 ISO 15288 2002 System Life Cycle Processes Global, $117 ISO 9000:2000 Quality Management (Compendium) Global, $250 ISO Handbook Statistical Methods for Quality Control Global, $365 (2 volumes) ISO/IEC Information Technology - Software Life Cycle Part of IEEE Software 12207:1995 Processes Engineering set; else $270 from Global ISO/IEC TR Information technology - Software process Global, 8 parts totaling $852 15504 1998 assessment (SPICE model) RTCA DO178 Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Global, $180 Equipment Certification Plus all of the CMM types… See also www.12207.com and www.15288.com 9
  10. 10. Management, Process Improvement, and Metrics Program Management and Process Improvement Site Description 14 Points for Management Condensation of the 14 Points for Management by W. Edwards Deming COCOMO Project Estimation Model Project estimation tool Navy SW Engineering Program Office Click on "Processes by CMM KPA for downloading". (SEPO) CMM documents Great templates for plans and procedures. SEIR - Software Engineering Information “A forum for the contribution and exchange of Repository information concerning software engineering improvement activities.” Software Engineering Body of Knowledge Guide to key topics of software engineering SPMN - Software Program Manager's Great guidebooks on lessons learned for project, risk, Network and configuration management, testing, etc. STSC - Software Technology Support The Air Force’s lead organization for capturing software Center process improvement and systems engineering knowledge. The Frameworks Quagmire Discussion of software life cycle standards (DOD- STD-2167a, MIL-STD-498, ISO 12207, etc.) The Software Productivity Consortium A government, industry, and academia partnership focusing on systems engineering and software process improvement. TickIT An organization which supports meeting ISO 9000 compliance. Process Capability Maturity Models Model Description Bootstrap Institute A European software process maturity model, like the SEI CMM. FAA Integrated CMM (FAA- The first integrated CMM, simpler in structure than the SEI iCMM) CMMI. Joint Commission on Accreditation A national standard for accreditation of health care facilities of Healthcare Organizations (hospitals, labs, nursing homes, etc.). (JCAHO) National Committee for Quality Process maturity standard for HMO's Assurance (NCQA) 10
  11. 11. Model Description National Quality Program Better known as the Malcolm Baldrige Award PWC Summit [no hyperlink] The PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Summit-D methodology is a proprietary process management method. Software Engineering Institute (SEI) A software research institute at Carnegie Mellon University. SEI documents index GET THIS! Or look for the [PDF] link here. SEI Integrated CMM The dominant software development process model. (CMMI) Software Process Improvement and Later became ISO 15504. This is a model for deciding whether Capability dEtermination (SPICE) your process model is good. Trillium Model A process model for the telecommunications industry, developed by Bell Canada. Measurement and Metrics Site Description Balanced Scorecard Institute Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a method of mapping measurements to the business objectives they support. Financial performance measures Practical Software PSM is a defense-sponsored organization devoted to finding better ways of Measurement (PSM) conducting and presenting project measurements. SEI Software Engineering A portion of the SEI devoted to measurement research. Mentions the GQ(I)M Measurement and Analysis report from 1996, and the statistical process control text by Florac and Carlton. (SEMA) Statistical information Statistics.com Statistical Reference How to test the correctness of statistical software, by comparing results to Datasets Project known test cases. Statistical resources A page of links identified by Clay Helberg, including math software links. Statistical Resources on the From the University of Michigan Web 11
  12. 12. Programming and Internet Programming Site Description Real-time Programming Realtime Encyclopedia Real-Time for the Real World General Programming Code Newbie – not just for newbies! How To Write Unmaintainable Code Metrowerks - Mac, Windows, and embedded programming info Programmer’s Heaven Stepwise – Macintosh programming sucky software at NASA Linux Linux Headquarters – Also mentions latest code versions Linux Journal - magazine Linux Online – a great general info page for Linux Linux Resources O'Reilly Open Source References SuSE – my favorite Linux distribution vendor The Linux Documentation Project or here The Linux Kernel – where to find the latest version Object-oriented Programming, Object Management Group – creators of UML and CORBA UML, and Patterns OO Numerics – scientific computing in OO languages Patterns Home Page - OO programming patterns The Code Project – source code samples UML – Home of the Unified Modeling Language, including its standard UML Resource Center – at Rational software Use Cases – Alistair Cockburn’s definitive thoughts Ada Ada Information Clearinghouse Ada Power Public Ada Library Revised Ada Reference Manual SigAda – an ACM special interest group Software Engineering tools – several are Ada-based 12
  13. 13. UML and Patterns Reference Books • Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Craig Larman, 2nd Ed., Hardcover, 656 pp. ISBN: 0130925691, Prentice Hall PTR, July 2001 • The Unified Modeling Language User Guide, Grady Booch, Jim Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, Paperback, 512 pp., ISBN: 0201571684, Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc., October 1998 • UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, Martin Fowler, With Kendall Scott (Foreword by Grady Booch), Paperback, 2nd ed., 185 pp. ISBN: 020165783X, Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc., October 1999 • Design Patterns CD, Erich Gamma et al, Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0201634988, 1997 Ada Standards • ISO/IEC 8652, "Information Technology - Programming Languages - Ada," 1995. • ISO/IEC 15291, "Information Technology - Programming Languages - Ada Semantic Interface Specification (ASIS)," 1999. • ISO/IEC 18009 "Information Technology - Programming Languages - Ada: Conformity Assessment of a Language Processor," 1999 Internet Resources Site Description Anybrowser Campaign How to keep web pages from being IE- or Netscape-specific. Babel project Internationalization of the Internet. IETF - Internet Engineering They do research on new possible standards for use on the Internet. Task Force Internet FAQ Consortium Frequently Asked Questions for newsgroups. Internet RFC's RFC = Request For Comments, some of which become standards for Internet protocols. Or try this link. Last page of the Internet The Correct Time There really is a government site to tell the time, “time.gov”. Time Navy site for official time. Web Pages That Suck Ad for book of the same name; has great examples of what NOT to do. World Wide Web Focus on WWW common issues. Consortium 13
  14. 14. Vendors Database, CASE, and ERP Vendors Type Vendor Database 4th Dimension – powerful Mac and PC-based relational database Computer Associates International DB2 Informix – data management software InterSystems Corp. (Cache) Oracle SAS Institute Sybase Computer Aided Software Excel Software (no, not Microsoft Excel) Engineering (CASE) Tools Marcam – rapid prototyping tools Metrowerks – Mac, PC, and embedded programming environments (a division of Motorola) Rational Software (Clearcase, Rose, Apex) Sterling Software (formerly Cayenne Software, bought out by CA) True Software (Aide-de-Camp CM tool, bought out by McCabe) Visible Systems Corp. Enterprise Resource Planning Baan (ERP) systems Computer Associates International Datalogix – Datavision Geac – Canadian-based ERP solution J.D. Edwards – Customer Relations Management Lawson Software Peoplesoft SAP Siebel Systems Star Information Technology – Onyx Tivoli – integrated system management, now owned by IBM 14
  15. 15. Math and CAD Vendors Type Vendor Math, Statistics, & Graphics Dataxiom (statistical SW) Guide to Available Mathematical Software by NIST JMP (statistical discovery software) Kaleidagraph (plotting) Mathematica (symbolic math, programming, and graphics) Mathsoft (Mathcad) Matlab (matrix-based) NCSS Statistical Software & Data Analysis Software SigmaPlot (plotting) SPSS (statistics) Statistica TK Solver (symbolic math) Waterloo Maple (symbolic math) Computer Aided Design Autocad (CAD) Dassault Systemes – Catia, SolidWorks Microstation – main competitor to AutoCAD Visio (spiffy drawing program, bought by Microsoft) Engineering Software Vendor Description CATIA A 3-D tool by Dassault Systemes for product definition and simulation. Engineering Power Tools Mechanical engineering software for Windows. Engineering Software Center Engineering Software Store Enginering.com Incomplete site for a wide range of disciplines. NASTRAN Tool by MSC.Software for computer aided engineering Pro/Engineer Tool by PTC for product development 15
  16. 16. General Software Companies Site Description Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, etc. Corel WordPerfect, CorelDraw, etc. Lotus Notes, Domino, cc:Mail; (owned by IBM) Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, etc. Microsoft Windows, Office, Project, Visio, Visual Studio, etc. Symantec Corp. Norton utilities, Ghost, Anti-Virus, SystemWorks, etc. Hardware and Software Resellers Site Description Cary Prague Books and Software MS Access books Cole Parmer Technical books and software Component Source Where to buy commercial software components Journey Education Academic pricing for HW and SW MicroWarehouse Also Mac and Data Comm Warehouses Newark Electronics General electronics, and embedded programming tools (e.g. for use with Metrowerks CodeWarrior) PC Today Search engine for prices on PC parts PC/Mac Connection Processor.com New and used servers and workstations, and parts for them Programmer's Paradise, Inc. Softmart Mostly focus on government and academic sales 16
  17. 17. Hardware Components Type Site PC Cases, storage arrays Addtronics Ci Design enclosures Comix Computers, Inc. Discount Case Store R2D2 Electronics – various computer parts Storage USA Wahoo Computers – cases and full systems Hardware Drivers Drivers HQ Driver Guide Or the vendor of the hardware… RAM Boundless Technology - retailer Crucial Kingston Memory Only – also sell hard drives Viking Interworks 17
  18. 18. Documents Bookstores Store Description Amazon.com Books, music, and other nouns Barnes and Noble Books Online Various book clubs Borders Books Was devoured by Amazon GPO bookstore Stuff from the Government Printing Office Half.com and eBay Online auction sites, good for finding used books Powell's An independent bookstore Textbooks.com Inhaled by Barnes and Noble. Publishers Publisher Description Academic Press Now part of Elsevier Science. Addison-Wesley & Benjamin Cummings Baltzer Science Publishers Now part of Kluwer Academic Publishers. Butterworth-Heinemann ISO 9000 books Cambridge University Press Cisco Press Dorset House Publishing Software engineering and management Elsevier Science IEEE Computer Society Press Computer science, anyone? International Technical Support IBM Redbook publications Organization John Wiley & Sons Jones and Bartlett Publishers Health, math, and computer science publications Kluwer Academic Publishers Wide range of science and education books Lists of publishers Two good sources of publisher web sites Loompanics Unlimited Publisher and distributor from “the lunatic fringe of the libertarian movement.”  Maximum Press IBM and web marketing books 18
  19. 19. Publisher Description McGraw Hill Professional Bookstore Microsoft Press MIT Press Morgan Kaufmann Publishers “Publications in computer science, engineering, and information technology” National Academies Press Serve the National Academies – the IOM, NAE, and NAS. (See Professional Organizations list.) NIST software quality group publications O'Reilly publishers Computer-related technology books Peer-to-Peer Communications, Inc Mostly hardcore computer science, with some humor books too. Perseus Books Wide range of topics – business, science, health, etc. Prentice Hall PTR Business, computers, and engineering publications Project Gutenberg Publish free text versions of classic books and historic documents. Springer Science Online Business, math, and mostly science publications Thomson Corp. Autodesk publications, Westlaw, and many more. Structured Documents (SGML and XML) Site Description Docbook Docbook is a document structure used for technical documentation, e.g. for Linux and other open source Book about Docbook projects Ghostview and Ghostscript PostScript file viewer – can also use Adobe Acrobat. OASIS – Organization for the Advancement Define and promote structured document standards of Structured Information Standards Robin Cover's SGML/XML Page A classic info page for SGML and XML Steve Pepper’s Whirlwind Guide to SGML Link dead as of Feb 2003 – look for its revival. Tools and Vendors XML home pages (dot Org and dot Com) Great places to start for XML info 19
  20. 20. Publications Publication Description "news@sei interactive" SEI online publication. Communications of the Main publication of the ACM. ACM Control Magazine Focus on process control Crosstalk The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Free publication – many articles apply to any software-related project eeTimes One of the better free trade publications – good info on computer hardware and software developments. IEEE Software Publication of the IEEE Computer Society’s software engineering community. IEEE Spectrum Main publication of the IEEE. InfoWorld A better IT trade publication Insight Army metrics newsletter NASA Tech Briefs Engineering Design and Manufacturing focus. Use Priority Code R600-8 Processor Trade newspaper which focuses on new and used workstations, servers, and other high end hardware. Scientific Computing Focuses on reviews of various scientific applications – free if you qualify. World 20
  21. 21. Other Topics History of Computing Site Description 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall In 487 different programming languages Bletchley Park Site of the world's first programmable computer during WWII. Classic Computing Web Sites Page of links for historic computers, especially Apple variants Great Microprocessors of the Past and Present Historical Computer Society IEEE has a special interest group devoted to the IEEE History of Computing Timeline history of computing. Museum of Computing @ Swindon The first museum in Britain dedicated to computing. Programming Language List About 2350 of them! The Hello World! Page In 204 different programming languages Photography Site Description Adorama Camera, Inc Huge online retailer of photo and video equipment. Digital Photography Good site, temporarily offline as of Feb 2003 Nikon Cameras and stuff Popular Photography Like the magazine of the same name. State Street Discount Another big online retailer – includes appliances, TVs, audio, and photography 21
  22. 22. Music Type Site and Description Music software (editing, Ars Nova – Practica Musica education program notation, recording, and Bias – Peak audio editing education) Cakewalk- SONAR and various Loopy programs Coda –Finale notation SW Dolby – sound effects, surround sound EMagic – Logic audio recording software MiBaC = “music instruction by a computer” MacMIDIMusic – for both PC and Mac Mac Music Opcode – site not responding, Feb. 2003 Steinberg –Cubase Syntrillium – Cool Edit Digital music hardware Apogee – signal processing, UV22 compression Boston Acoustics – speakers Carver – amps Cedar – audio restoration processors Cubase.com – chat about Cubase Denon – receivers Digidesign – ProTools Echo – professional grade sound cards and recording hardware Edirol – Roland’s digital music hardware division Kurzweil – digital pianos Midiman – MIDI interfaces; also M-audio products MOTU – Mark of the Unicorn; Digital Performer PreSonus – audio processing, preamps, EQ Rane – pro audio gear (preamps, etc.) Shure - mics 22
  23. 23. Type Site and Description Music retail sales 8th Street Aabaca AudioMidi – educational pricing Mars Music – gone out of business The MIDI-Store - Musician’s Friend Sam Ash Sheet music Hal Leonard Online PDQ Bach Sheet Music Plus – online retailer of sheet music Theodore Presser Publications AudioREVIEW - Computer Music – based in the UK Harmony Central – lots of product reviews Sound on Sound magazine Miscellaneous Type Site and Description Emergency Services FEMA - Community Emergency Response Teams FCC – Amateur Radio Service Red Cross – Camden County Geek news and humor Assisted Computing Facility Darwin Awards honor those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it (in a noteworthy manner). Slashdot The Ig Nobel Awards – awards for useless inventions Think Geek Shareware Download.com Tucows (Mac) Tucows (PC) 23
  24. 24. Translation resources Free Translation (European languages) French phrases you don’t want to use Japanese translation Utter wastes of time Fark – updated many times per day (warning – some adult material) Lowbrow SatireWire Something Awful updated about daily The Blue Brick – updated once in a while The Onion – updated every Wednesday Weather National Hurricane Center National Weather Service Weather Underground WPVI weather (channel 6) Revision History Date Revision Feb. 6-11, 2003 Document created from original three web pages of reference materials. Links checked, fixed, and reorganized. Feb. 12, 2003 Links from Vernon Porter for History and TickIT added. Feb. 20, 2003 Added humor, photo, and engineering links; and cleaned up sorting of tables. May 3, 2003 Added some more professional organizations and user’s groups, and refined a few military standard and programming references. 24

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