User Guide

CM3-IDE User Guide describes CM3-IDE, a development environment for building distributed applications. If you would like to learn to use CM3-IDE, consult the CM3-IDE User Guide.

The User Guide is available in printed form as part of the CM3 distribution. The entire User Guide and the individual chapters are available on-line in the Acrobat PDF format:

To view or print these documents, you will need a PDF reader. Adobe Acrobat

Other on-line help is also available about CM3-IDE:

Getting Started: If you are not familiar with the CM3-IDE environment you may start from Getting Started, which contains all-around information about the CM3-IDE environment.

CM3-IDE Interface Index: If you would like to read an overview of the standard Modula-3 libraries, visit the Interface Index.

CM3 Operations Guide describes the operation of Critical Mass Modula-3 compiler, cm3, a state-of-the-art compiler specifically designed for the creation of robust and distributed programs. Cm3 is the core of CM3-IDE's building facilities.

See Also:

Books and Articles: More than 50 books and articles are listed in a comprehensive, annotated bibliography. There is also a concise version.

CM3-IDE Examples: More than twenty ready-to-built, documented programs demonstrate the use of everything from portable operating system interfaces, to network objects, to web-server toolkit. If you have learned the basics of the CM3-IDE environment and would like to get some hands-on experience with it, review the CM3-IDE Examples.

Modula-3 Tutorial: If you know the basics of CM3-IDE, but you would like to learn more about Modula-3, or how to write Modula-3 programs outside of the CM3-IDE environment, read the Modula-3 Tutorial.

Trestle By Example: Trestle is a portable windowing system. GUI applications written using Trestle work transparently on top of Unix X Window System (X11) and Microsoft Windows (Win32). If you would like to learn more about Trestle and the available collection of Widgets, read Trestle By Example.