"GLpro for Windows Foundations" is the first (and so far the only) how-to book ever written for GLpro -- the extremely small, fast, multimedia scripting language for all versions of Microsoft Windows and OS/2. The accompanying CD-ROM provides a robust (but non-commercial) version of GLpro, its library and animation tools, and over 200 straight-to the point programming examples to match those in the text.
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For many years now, GLpro has been used almost exclusively by professional multimedia developers. It is a tool designed for professionals, and its documentation has been written accordingly. As a result, learning this very powerful language has never been easy -- not because the language itself is difficult (it's not), but because the only available sources of information have been GLpro's internet mailing list and the Help file.
"Foundations" fills that gap. This book thoroughly covers the underlying principles of GLpro and demonstrates all the most common operations in some detail by means of over two hundred ready-to run examples. These are included on CD-ROM along with a full-featured (but non-commercial) version of GLpro itself. Now virtually anyone can learn this powerful tool simply, quickly, and inexpensively.From the Author:
In "GLpro for Windows Foundations," I've tried to write the book I wished I'd had, myself, when I first started learning this language nearly eight years ago.
"Foundations" gives you a logical place to start and an organized path to follow as you learn GLpro, and it should serve as a reference to the underpinnings of the language once you've moved beyond the basics. My goal is to help you become proficient and productive more quickly, and with much less effort, than you would by just jumping into GLpro's Help file and wandering around at random (as I and many others have had to) and to give you a solid grounding you will be able to rely on as you gain experience.
In response to user requests, new features and commands are continually being added to GLpro. The pace of change is rapid, so there's no hope of keeping a printed volume current to cover all the most recent modifications, additions, bells, and whistles -- I haven't tried to. This book is, therefore, intended to cover, in some depth, the underlying principles, logic, and syntax of the GLpro language -- the things that _don't_ change. The material you find in "GLpro for Windows Foundations" applies to all version 7.xx releases of GLpro with only minor modification.
For additional current material, free GLpro utilities, and additional programming examples, visit the book's supporting web site at www.pallaspress.com.
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Book Description Pallas Press, 1998. Book Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP75618149
Book Description Pallas Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2096724