Publications by Kas Thomas (partial list)

 


 

Novell documentation samples

http://www.novell.com/documentation/extend5/index.html

(see, in particular, the Composer user guides for LDAP Connect, HTML Connect, JMS Connect, Telnet, and JDBC, plus the Process Manager User's Guide)

 

Blog

http://asserttrue.blogspot.com/

 

PlanetPDF articles

http://www.planetpdf.com/author.asp?author=Kas%20Thomas


Dr. Dobbs Journal article

http://www.von-oppen.com/doc/ddj/articles/1991/9102/9102b/9102b.htm


MacTech articles

(full index at http://www.mactech.com/articles/mt_indices/T_Authors.html)

AcroForms.com blogs (over 100 links)

http://web.archive.org/web/20000303055031/www.acroforms.com/cgi-bin/showrage.pl

 

Acrobat 5 PDF Bible

Yours truly wrote Chapter 19. See Acknowledgements section of book.

 

Acrobat JavaScript API documentation (Acrobat 5)

Also known as Adobe Acrobat Tech Note #5186. Yours truly wrote the first 40 pages.

 

SVG articles

I wrote some of the first articles about Scalable Vector Graphics for WebDeveloper.com.

http://www.webdeveloper.com/design/design_svg_intro.html

http://www.webdeveloper.com/design/design_svg_example_2.html


 

 

 Book: Fly the Engine (revised edition)

This book (which I wrote in 1993 and revised in 2007) has become something of a classic in aviation circles. It's available online from Lulu.com at http://www.lulu.com/content/1291090.

 

 

Article on Mobil AV-1 Oil (from TBO Advisor)

In the 1990s, I published a technical newsletter for aircraft owners called TBO Advisor. One of the more popular articles from the newsletter was this one on Mobil synthetic oil: 

http://kas.e.thomas.googlepages.com/Mobil.pdf



Miscellaneous

ImageJ Plug-in

I wrote a JavaScript binding (with scripting editor+console) for the NIH ImageJ open-source image editor. See http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/plugins/javascript.html for complete package, including documentation.

Callisto 1.0 ShareWare for Mac

In the 1990s, I wrote a PhotoShop plug-in called Callisto, which was a 3D displacement modeller that made extensive use of Apple's QuickDraw3D API. The plug-in won a four-mouse rating from MacWeek. Sadly, no documentation survives. But I found this neat screenshot on The Wayback Machine.