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Here you can find a brief list of Tcl or Tk related books.
I currently only list brief notes about some of the books - unfortunately
I removed a lot of info and pointed people over to the Tcl Consortium's
site.  Now that it is gone, I will be attempting to update my lists to make
them more complete.  I also list other books they didn't list.
Just a note - I currently don't work for any of these.  In some
cases, someone has contributed the description of their own books.
In most cases, I haven't even seen the book that's described - I just
am using the information from book catalogs, press releases, etc.
Another resource can be found at <URL: http://www.tcl.tk/ > and
their resource center.  Another source of info regarding Tcl books is
<URL: http://phaseit.net/claird/comp.lang.tcl/tcl_books.html >
Finally, Amazon.com encourages readers to submit reviews of books.

PLEASE!  If you read one of these books and find it good,
or bad, place your reviews on this site.  If you have a different
site you prefer, drop me a line and I will add a mention of that
book review site here as well.  This way I can attempt to avoid
it looking as if I hated or loved some particular book, but
instead can leave it to those buying the books to indicate how
good or bad a title is.

1. Title: Obfuscated C and Other Mysteries
Author: Don Libes <URL: mailto:libes@nist.gov >
WWW book information: <URL: http://catalog.wiley.com/ss/.147311173/index.cgi?script=remsrch&query=Obfuscated+C+and+Other+Mysteries >

This is not your typical programming book.  This book discusses programming
in the Unix environment in a humorous manner.  However, specific
solutions to issues are addressed.  Separate chapters on Tcl and Expect
are covered.

2. Title: Tcl and the Tk Toolkit
Author: John K. Ousterhout
WWW book information: <URL: http://cseng.aw.com/bookdetail.qry?ISBN=0-201-63337-X&amp;ptype=1176 >
	<URL: http://www.awl.com/cseng/titles/0-201-63337-X/ >
Book's examples: <URL: ftp://ftp.tcl.tk/pub/tcl/doc/book.examples.Z >
Book supplement: <URL: http://www.tcl.tk/doc/tk4.0.ps >

	The book primarily covers Tcl 7.3 and Tk 3.6.  A German translation of
this book, titled _Tcl und Tk_, with the ISBN of 3893197931, is also
available.

	While the book is a good intro to Tcl, its basis on the older
Tk makes it difficult to use for some types of Tk development.
The tk4.0 porting guide postscript document with a few of the issues.
However, there have been many changes since Tk 3, particularly in
Tk 8's cross platform environment.

3. Title: X User Tools
Author: Linda Mui and Valier Quercia
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
	103A Morris Street
	Sebastopol, CA US 95472
Publication date: November 1994
ISBN: 1565920198
Pages: 856
Price: 49.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/xtools/ >

Chapter 30 covers writing tools in Tcl/Tk.  Several Tcl and Tk tools
are available on the CD-ROM.  However, since it is more than 2 years old,
it is a rather outdated version of Tcl/Tk.

4. Title: Exploring Expect
Subtitle: A Tcl-Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Applications
Author: Don Libes <URL: mailto:libes@nist.gov >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/expect/ >
Book's examples: <URL: ftp://ftp.cme.nist.gov/pub/subject/expect/example/ >
Errata: <URL: http://expect.nist.gov/errata >

For all of you who thought that the Expect man page was too long and too
terse at the same time, this book provides relief.  "Exploring Expect"
is an introduction and comprehensive tutorial to Expect.  Numerous
examples are provided and explained, demonstrating how to save you time
and money.  Example topics include how to write patterns, do signal
handling, use Expect as a telnetable daemon, and use Expect with Tk and
other Tcl extensions.

The book also includes an innovative introduction to Tcl - if you've
had trouble using Tcl before, all of a sudden, it will make a lot more
sense.  And while Exploring Expect concentrates primarily on using
Expect with Tcl, programmers attempting to automate interactive
programs using C, Perl, Python, or any other language will find this
book helpful because many of the concepts underlying Expect-like
programming are common to all languages.

Exploring Expect remains in the first edition.  There have only been a
few corrections and updates so they have been easily incorporated in
new printings.  The last time Don had to make any corrections was in the
third printing.

Exploring Expect was originally based on Tcl 7.3 and 7.4 alpha.
However, the book correctly describes 7.5 as well.  Almost all of the
recent changes in Tcl were under the cover - which is not the focus of
Don's book, so it is still accurate.

Interesting story time: Don only needed to make one change in the book
when Tcl 7.4 came out of alpha.  Tcl 7.4 added checking for overflow
which was something his random number generator didn't like.  So he
changed the constants in the 2nd printing to avoid this problem.
Later, Ousterhout got enough grief from people that he later changed
it back.  So it turned out that Don really hadn't needed to make any
changes to the book after all.

The book was also based on Tk 3.6 and Tk 4 alpha.  Don's book doesn't
go into enough depth on Tk that this really matters - in fact, he only
needed to mention a difference between Tk 3 and Tk 4 at one point.  So
the text is still accurate.  He does, however, have a lot of real code
and some of the Tk examples no longer work quite right because of the
way bind changed.  However, all of those examples come with the Expect
tar file and they are Tk4-ized, so it shouldn't be a significant
problem.  The text describing the examples is still correct.

Note that a new version of Expect is in testing for Tcl 8.0.  To get it,
check on the WWW home page for the beta version of Expect.

The WWW home for Expect is <URL: http://expect.nist.gov/ >.

5. Title: How to Manage Your Network Using SNMP
Subtitle: The Networking Management Practicum
Authors: Marshall T. Rose <URL: mailto:mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us >
	Keith McCloghrie
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: January 1995
ISBN: 0131415174
Pages:
Price: 52.00 US

_How to Manage your Network..." describes a Tcl-based SNMP API, and contains
several example programs.

6. Title: MH and xmh
Subtitle: E-mail for users and programmers, Third edition
Author: Jerry Peek
Publisher: O'REILLY AND ASSOCIATES
Publication date: April 1995
ISBN: 1565920937
Pages: 782
Price: 34.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/mh3/noframes.html >

Besides the obvious also covered the Tk application exmh.  According
to the publisher, this product has been discontinued.

7. Title: Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, Third edition
Author: Brent Welch <URL: mailto:welch@acm.org >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.beedub.com/book/ >
Book's examples: <URL: http://www.beedub.com/book/tclbook2.tar.Z >
Book's table of contents: <URL: http://www.beedub.com/book/3rd/bookTOC.html >

This updated edition describes Tcl / Tk 8.2.1.  Along with the material
from the first two editions, it also covers the tcl web server, building
tcl and extensions such as tk, etc. from the source, internationalization,
the new regular expressions, the plugin and a great section describing
the changes from Tcl 7.4 to 8.2 and even the proposed changes for 8.3
(and Tk as well).

Also note that Prentice Hall is advertising the following as a companion
product:

Title: Tcl/Tk Multimedia Cyber Classroom
Authors: Brent B. Welch
	Dave Zeltserman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0139593470
Price: 49.95 US

100% interactive training course on CD-ROM.  3 hours of audio explanations
of key Tcl/Tk concepts and interactive exercises.  Runs on Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows NT, and Solaris.

NOTE:  A third edition ins expected in Fall of 1999.

8. Title: UNIX Test Tools and Benchmarks
Subtitle: Methods and Tools to Design, Develop, and Execute Functional,
	Structural Reliability, and Regression Tests, 1/e
Author: Rodney C. Wilson
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.prenhall.com/ptrbooks/ptr_0131256343.html >

This book covers in-depth discussions of state of the art
testing strategies, technologies, and benchmarking products.
Among the testing tools covered are expect, Tcl, Tk and many others.

10. Title: Tcl and Tk Reference Manual
Editors: Donald Barnes,
	Marc Ewing <URL: mailto:marc@redhat.com >,
	Erik Troan
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.lsl.com/catalog/books/tcltk/ >

11. Title: The Visualization Toolkit
Subtitle: An Object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics
Printing: 2/e
Authors: Will Schroeder, Ken Martin, Bill Lorensen
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.cs.rpi.edu/%7Emartink/ >
		<URL: http://www.prenhall.com/allbooks/ptr_0139546944.html >

The book contains software (written in C++ and Tcl/Tk) and information
to assist you in transforming data into 3D graphics.  The book covers
key algorithms, modeling, and techniques for various types of
visualization.  The CD-ROM contains 400 megabytes of software, data
images, and documentation.  The software runs on Unix, Windows 95, and
Windows NT.

12. Title: Graphical Applications with Tcl and Tk
Author: Eric Foster-Johnson <URL: mailto:erc@pconline.com >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.pconline.com/%7Eerc/tclbook.htm >

The second edition of this book focuses on creating and debugging
cross-platform graphical applications using Tcl/Tk 8.0.  Windows and
Unix development is covered.  The book comes with a CD-ROM containing
Tcl/Tk sources, a binary Windows with install program, source code
examples from the book and Tcl freeware.

13. Title: Bots and Other Internet Beasties Book/CD Package
Author: Joseph Williams
WWW book information: <URL: http://merchant.superlibrary.com:8000/catalog/hg/PRODUCT/PAGE/15752/bud/1575210169.html >

Book covers internet robots, spiders, worms, and other agents.
Covers software written in Tcl/Tk.

14. Title: RedHat Linux Unleashed Book/CD Package
Authors: Kamran Husain, Tim Parker,  et al.
WWW book information: <URL: http://merchant.superlibrary.com:8000/catalog/hg/PRODUCT/PAGE/06723/bud/0672309629.html >

Book covers the Linux OS/Environment.  This includes Tcl/Tk as well as many
other subjects.

15. Title: Tricks of the Java Programming Gurus
Author: Glenn Vanderburg
WWW book information: <URL: http://merchant.superlibrary.com:8000/catalog/hg/PRODUCT/PAGE/15752/bud/1575211025.html >
		<URL: http://www.mcp.com/samsnet/books/102-5/102-5.html >

This book is primarily a book about advanced Java techniques.  However,
there's a chapter on the ability to embed a Tcl interpreter into a Java
application using a native method library under Unix, as well as info
on ways that Tcl might be useful for a Java application.

16. Title: The Visual TCL Handbook, 1/e
Author: David Young <URL: mailto:david@inforef.com >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=013461674X/u/7141-5908756-107481 >

A comprehensive guide to Visual TCL.  This book leads reader from basic
graphical user interface development concepts to meaningful application
development.  The book focuses on the TCLX and VT extensions,
addressing many fundamental Tcl topics.  VT is a Motif based graphical
interface, incompatible with Tk.  The entire Tcl language is documented
in a separate Commands section.  Comes with a CD-ROM that includes SGI,
Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Unixware versions of Visual Tcl.

17. Title: Running LINUX
Author: Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/runux2/noframes.html >

Running LINUX deals with Linux administration.  Has a chapter on programming
using C, C++, Perl, Tcl/Tk.  A companion product containing a CD-ROM is
available.

18. Title: Understanding OSF DCE 1.1 For AIX and OS/2
Author: Rolf Lendenmann
Publisher: PTR Prentice Hall
Publication date: August 1996
ISBN: 0134937503
Pages: 312
Price: 36.00 US

This book teachs OSF's Distributed Computing Environment.  It covers
many aspects of DCE and teaches how to create control scripts and RPC
programs using Tcl, RPCs, and threads.

19. Title: LINUX Companion
Subtitle: The Essential Guide for Users and System Administrators, 1/e
Author: Mark F. Komarinski
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0132318385/u/7141-5908756-107481 >

LINUX Companion covers a lot of information about Linux.  Chapter 11 is
the development tools chapter, and gcc, g++, Perl and Tcl/Tk are
covered.

20. Title: Beginning Linux Programming
Authors: Neil Matthew, Richard Stones
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1874416680/u/7141-5908756-107481 >
	<URL: http://www.wrox.com/Consumer/Store/Details.asp?ISBN=1861002971 >

Introduction to various types of programming tools.  Includes a chapter
on programming in Tcl/Tk.  Supposedly it will be followed by Instant,
Revolutionary, and Master Class editions.  Source code supposedly available
on WWW.

21. Title: CGI Bible
Author: Ed Tittel <URL: mailto:etittel@lanw.com >
	Mark Gaither <URL: mailto:markg@hal.com >
	Sebastian Hassinger <URL: mailto:singe@outer.net >
	Mike Erwin <URL: mailto:mikee@outer.net >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.idgbooks.com/database/book_result.msql?isbn=0-7645-8016-7 >

CGI Bible is a paperback with CD-ROM.  It covers HTTP and HTML briefly,
SGML and HTML DTDs (and validation), HTML 3.0, CGI (including the various
languages which can be used, mentioning Tcl), then proceeds on to the
topic of the design of CGI applications (using perl 4 - shudder).

22. Title: Tcl and Tk Reference Card
Publisher: Specialized Systems Consultants
Publication date: December 1996
ISBN: 0916151808
Pages:
Price: 4.50 US
WWW book information: <URL: https://www.ssc.com/cgi-bin/svend/#refs >

Tcl cards cover Tcl 7.3.
Tk cards cover Tk 4.0.

23. Title: Tcl Reference Card
Author: Michael K. Johnson
Publisher: Specialized Systems Consultants
Publication date: December 1996
ISBN: 0916151867
Pages:
Price: 3.00 US
WWW book information: <URL: https://www.ssc.com/cgi-bin/svend/#refs >

Tcl cards cover Tcl 7.3.

24. Title: Tk Reference Card
Author: Michael K. Johnson
Publisher: Specialized Systems Consultants
Publication date: December 1996
ISBN: 0916151859
Pages:
Price: 3.00 US
WWW book information: <URL: https://www.ssc.com/cgi-bin/svend/#refs >

Tk cards cover Tk 4.0.

25. Title: Linux Programming
Authors: Patrick Volkerding,
	Eric Foster-Johnson <URL: mailto:erc@pconline.com >,
	Kevin Reichard
Publisher: M and T Books
Publication date: January 1997
ISBN: 1558285075
Pages:
Price: 39.96 US
WWW book information:

This book and CD-ROM covers every major programming tool available for Linux,
including Tk.

26. Title: Mastering Regular Expressions
Author: Jeffrey Friedl <URL: mailto:jfriedl@omron.co.jp >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/regex/ >
More book information: <URL: http://enterprise.ic.gc.ca/%7Ejfriedl/regex/ >

This book explains regular expressions in general, and then covers a number
of different tools explaining specialized variations.  Tcl is one of the
tools covered in its own chapter.

27. Title: Cookbook for Serving the Internet: UNIX Version, 1/e
Author: Philip E. Bourne
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: February 1997
ISBN: 0135199921
Pages: 336
Price: 29.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://merchant.superlibrary.com:8000/catalog/hg/PRODUCT/PAGE/01351/bud/0135199921.html >

Cookbook is intended to help one set up their own UNIX internet information
server.  Covers where to find the software tools needed, how to design the
structure of the information server, how to decide what information
to upload, plan the use of graphics, how to write interactive forms,
when to do custom programming in Perl or Tcl, etc.
I don't know yet how much Tcl is actually mentioned in the book.

28. Title: CGI Developer's Resource: Web Programming in Tcl and Perl
Authors: J.M. Ivler <URL: mailto:ivler@i-xpress.com >
	Kamran Husain
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.net-quest.com/%7Eivler/cgibook/ >

CGI Developer's Resource is a paperback with a CD-ROM.  It contains
complete program examples.  The write up describes this book as covering
a methodology of the analysis, design and coding of enterprise-wide CGI
scripts in both Tcl and Perl.  All source (over 50 solutions) from the
book, as well as valuable programming tools, are contained on the CD-ROM.

29. Title: Tcl/Tk for Dummies (For Dummies)
Authors: Timothy Webster, with Alex Francis
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.dummies.com/ >

Another one of the series of the paperback programming books.  This one
focues on the Tcl plugin as a programming environment.

The focus here is primarily on Tk.  The topic coverage appears to be
light.

30. Title: Effective Tcl: Writing Better Programs in Tcl and Tk
Author: Mark Harrison <URL: mailto:markh@usai.asiainfo.com >
	Michael J. McLennan <URL: mailto:mmc@cadence.com >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.aw.com/cseng/books/efftcl/ >
	<URL: http://cseng.aw.com/bookdetail.qry?ISBN=0-201-63474-0&ptype=0 >
WWW examples: <URL: http://www.awl.com/cseng/titles/0-201-63474-0/efftcl-ex.tar.Z >
	<URL: http://cseng.aw.com/bookdetail.qry?ISBN=0-201-63474-0&ptype=0 >

Practical information on how to exploit the full potential of Tcl/Tk.

31. Title: Database Backed Web Sites
Author: Philip Greenspun <URL: mailto:philg@martigny.ai.mit.edu >
Publisher: Ziff-Davis Press
Publication date: May 1997
ISBN: 1562765302
Pages:
Price: 29.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://photo.net/wtr/dead-trees/ >
WWW demo site: <URL: http://demo.webho.com/ >

A book on how to think about your Web publishing philosophy, make
money (shudder), and build RDBMS-backed Web sites.  This book will
contain lots of examples of using the AOLserver, Tcl and RDBMS.

32. Title: Tcl/Tk Tools
Editor: Mark Harrison <URL: mailto:markh@usai.asiainfo.com >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/tcltools/ >
FTP site for examples: <URL: ftp://ftp.oreilly.com/pub/examples/power_tools/tcltk/ >

This is a paperback with source code CD-ROM.  The book covers the various
Tcl extensions at a snapshot in time - i.e. Tcl 7.6.
Extensions such as BLT, ET, expect, GroupKit, [incr Tcl], [incr Tk],
[incr Widgets], MTtcl, Oratcl, Sybtcl, TCL-DP, TclX, Tix, TKReplay, Tree,
TSIPP are covered.  Several other topics, such as info on configuration
and debugging Tcl/Tk are also covered.
Some of the sources, as well as binaries for Linux and Solaris platforms,
appear on the CD-ROM.
However, some of the code does not appear on the first edition of the
CD-ROM.  Watch the ftp location where the missing code will be made
available.

33. Title: Mobile Agents: Explanations and Example
Authors: William R. Cockayne <URL: mailto:cockayne@acm.org >
	Michael Zyda <URL: mailto:zyda@siggraph.org >
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.manning.com/Cockayne/ >

Paperback with CD-ROM

Book covers the technology to create mobile agents via various
mechanisms, including Agent Tcl, Telescript, Ara, Aglest Workbench.
Includes software to allow the reader to create and use mobile agents
on the internet.

34. Title: The Pattern Recognition Basis of Artificial Intelligence
Author: Donald Tveter <URL: mailto:drt@christianliving.net >
Publisher: IEEE
Publication date: August 1997
ISBN: 0818677961
Pages: 350
Price: 46.00 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.computer.org/cspress/catalog/bp07796.htm >
Book examples: <URL: http://www.dontveter.com/nnsoft/bp.tar.gz >

An introduction to artificial intelligence.  At least one of the software
packages described in the book is written in Tcl/Tk and is available
for Unix, DOS and Windows 3.x.

35. Title: Interactive Web Applications With Tcl/Tk
Authors: Michael Doyle
	Hattie Schroeder
Publisher: AP Incorporated
Publication date: February 1998
ISBN: 0122215400
Pages: 600
Price: 39.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.eolas.com/tcl/ >
Book examples: <URL: http://www.eolas.com/tcl/ >

Paperback with CD-ROM.
This is a learning by example book, for someone who knows a bit of
programming, but is not an expert.  It covers developing applets as
well as stand-alone applications and simple server applications.  The
examples have been tested with both Windows and Unix.
The book comes with the Spynergy toolkit, which adds a variety
of pure Tcl/Tk procedures for distributed processing, URL retrieval,
HTML rendering, database management and platform independent file managment,
Ed, a Tcl editor and testing environment, an image conversion tool, a
demo of Tk features, a client/server version of a rolodex application,
a pure Tcl web server, a client/server push application, a tcl web browser,

36. Title: Tcl/Tk Workshop Proceedings
Subtitle: NR Edition
Publisher: Usenix Assoc.
Publication date: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
ISBN:
Pages:
Price: varying
WWW book information:

Usenix prints the proceedings from each year's Tcl/Tk workshop.

37. Title: Professional Java Fundamentals
Authors:  Shy Cohen
Publisher: Wrox Press
ISBN: 1861000383
Pages: 500
Price: 39.95 US
WWW book information:

Describes the shell, unix, terminal and curses environment, a variety
of Java issues, and Tcl programming.  Why?  I have no idea.

38. Title: Effektives Programmieren mit Perl5
Author: Michael Schilling
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 3827310954
Pages:
Price: 59,90 DM
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.addison-wesley.de/ >

Effective Programming, available only in German, is a book and CD-ROM
which covers Perl 5, OO-Perl, Perl/Tk, Perl and the Internet, and more.

39. Title: Cross-Platform Perl
Author: Eric F. Johnson <URL: mailto:erc@pconline.com >
Publisher: M and T Books <URL: http://www.mispress.com/ >
Publication date: September 1996
ISBN: 155851483X
Pages:
Price: 34.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.pconline.com/%7Eerc/perlbook.htm >
Errata: <URL: http://www.pconline.com/%7Eerc/perlbook.htm#Errata >

Cross-Platform Perl focuses on writing cross-platform perl applications.
Covers Perl on Windows NT and Unix.  It also covers Perl/Tk as well as
other Perl add-on modules for writing CGI, etc.  Comes with a CD-ROM
containing the Perl 5.002 source code, a binary version of Perl 5.001
for Windows 95 and Windows NT, sources from the book examples and various
Perl freeware.

40. Title: UNIX Programming Tools
Author:   Eric F. Johnson <URL: mailto:erc@pconline.com >
Publisher: M and T Books <URL: http://www.mispress.com/ >
ISBN: 1558514821
Pages:
Price: 34.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.pconline.com/%7Eerc/unixprog.htm >
Errata: <URL: http://www.pconline.com/%7Eerc/unixprog.htm#Errata >

This paperback`s focus is teaching one how to use Unix to do programming.
However, a discussion of Perl and Tcl as interpreters is present, and the
CD-ROM includes Tcl 7.6 and Tk 4.2, as well as many other pieces of
software useful when programming on Unix (gcc, Java, LessTif, tkdiff,
Cocoon, cxref, Perl 5.003, emacs, tkedit, vim, CVS, gdb/tk and other
tools).

41. Title: Linux Configuration and Installation, Second Edition
Authors:  Patrick Volkerding,
	Kevin Reichard, and
	Eric F. Johnson <URL: mailto:erc@pconline.com >
Publisher: MIS: Press
Publication date: January 1996
ISBN: 1558284923
Pages:
Price: 39.95 US
WWW book information:

Comes with 2 CD-ROMs.  Has a brief introduction to Tcl in the section on
programming.  CD-ROM has Tcl/Tk along with a lot of other tools on it.
The CD-ROM was recently updated to include Slackware 3.2.

42. Title: Advanced Perl Programming
Author: Sriram Srinivasan
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: August 1997
ISBN: 1565922204
Pages: 434
Price: 34.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/ >
Errata: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/advperl/errata/ >
Book examples: <URL: ftp://ftp.oreilly.com/published/oreilly/nutshell/advanced_perl/examples.tar.gz >

Advanced Perl covers objects, network programming, databases, and other topics,
such as two chapters on Perl/Tk.

43. Title: Programming Python, 2nd Edition
Subtitle: Object-Oriented Scripting
Author: Mark Lutz <URL: mailto:lutz@rmi.net >
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: October 1996
ISBN: 0596000855
Pages: 1256
Price: 54.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/python2/ >
Errata: <URL: http://shell.rmi.net/%7Elutz/errata.html >

Book (and CD-ROM) covers the use of the Python programming language.  The
book is full of running examples (all of which come on the CD-ROM).
CD-ROM also contains versions of Python for all major UNIX, Windows,
Windows NT, and Macintosh platforms.  There are a few hundred pages
that use python's Tkinter interface to Tk.

A second edition, covering Python 2.0, is now available.

44. Title: Web Client Programming with Perl
Subtitle: Automating Tasks on the Web
Author: Clinton Wong
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: March 1997
ISBN: 156592214X
Pages: 228
Price: 29.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/webclient/ >
Book's examples:

Web Client Programming discusses extended your Perl scripting abilities to
the WWW.  A section on Tk including two or three examples is included.

45. Title: Web Development with TCL/TK 8.1
Subtitle: A Complete Resource for Programmmers and Developers
Author: Steven Holzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication date: February 1999
ISBN: 0471327522
Pages: 544
Price: 44.99 US


This book focuses exclusively on Web applications.  Contains lots
of examples, including writing a Web browser, interacting with other
languages, writing of Tclets.  A web site featuring the source for
the examples from the book is available.

46. Title: Programacion en Tcl/Tk
Authors: Francisco Ramon Feito Higueruela,
	Rafael Jesus Segura Sanchez <URL: mailto:rsegura@ujaen.es >,
	Francisco de Asis Conde Rodriguez,
Publisher: Universidad de Jaen (Spain)
Publication date: January 1997
ISBN: 8488942966
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:

The first Tcl/Tk book in Spanish.

47. Title: UNIX Power Tools, Second edition/
Authors: Jerry Peek, Tim O'Reilly, and Mike Loukides
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: August 1997
ISBN: 1565922603
Pages: 1120
Price: 59.95 US

This paper back and CD-ROM, covers the best tools for using Unix.  The
CD-ROM includes a large number of freely distributable software tools,
including Tcl.

48. Title: Web TCL Complete
Author: Steve Ball <URL: mailto:Steve.Ball@zveno.com >
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Publication date: June 1999
ISBN: 007913713X
Pages: 500
Price: 49.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.zveno.com/zm.cgi/in-wtc/ >

Paperback and CD-ROM which includes coverage of Web applications, Tclets, and
Tcl/Java interfacing. The CD-ROM features a Tcl plug-in for Netscape
browsers, plus Tcl, TclJava, and Jacl code, and a complete channel
driver written in Tcl.

The book will be covering all aspects of Web programming: from
server-side CGI scripting and microscripting through to client-side
Tclets and hyperpage scripting, with some general network programming
thrown in for good measure.

The author plans on including lots of example scripts, but probably not much C
code - this is 100% Pure Tcl(TM) - which will provide a coherent
collection of applications and libraries.  He'll also include examples
of code reuse; for server- and client-side processing of forms for
example.

The web site has online drafts of a number of chapters being written.

49. Title: Building Network Management Tools With Tcl/Tk
Subtitle:
Authors: Dave Zeltserman and Gerard Puoplo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: April 1998
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0130807273
Pages: 448
Price: 48.00 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.netmgmtsolutions.com/book.htm > ???
	<URL: http://www.prenhall.com/allbooks/ptr_0130807273.html >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Tools for people responsible for managing or consulting about networks.
This book is more about building useful network management applications
than it is about Tcl/Tk.
Covers TickleMan and Scotty, two Tcl packages that provide access to SNMP.
Covers among other things the building of tools to calculate network
statistics, a web accessible server, network and status monitoring tools,
discovery tool,  IP path tracing tool, and RMON2 configuration assistance tools.

50. Title: Tcl & Tk Reference Manual
Publisher: Linux Systems Labs
Publication date: May 1996
Price: 29.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.lsl.com/catalog/books/tcltk/ >
Book's examples:
Errata:

51. Title: Tcl/Tk For Programmers
Authors: J Adrian Zimmer <URL: mailto:jzaimmer@acm.org >
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 0818685158
Pages: 560
Price: 45.00 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.MapFree.com/sbf/tcl/book/home.html >
Book's examples: <URL: http://www.MapFree.com/sbf/tcl/book/select/Scripts/ >
Errata: <URL: http://www.MapFree.com/sbf/tcl/book/errata.html >

The material in Mr. Zimmer's course "Internet Introduction To Tcl/Tk" has been
folded into this book.  Covers Tcl, Tk, and the C/C++ connection.  Both
GUI and TCP/IP client programmer are given introductory treatments.  Includes
over 200 solved exercises which have been tested on both Unix and Windows 95.

Author says: Image an elementary text, comprehensive manual and collection
of production quality scripts.  The approach taken in writing this book
lies somewhere between those things.

Sample chapters at the WWW book site include short introductions to
Tcl, Tk, regular expressions and the plugin.

Covers Tcl, Tk and the C/C++ connection.  Both GUI and TCP/IP client
programming are given introductory treatments.  Over 200 solved exercises

52. Title: The Complete TCL/TK Training Course With CDROM
Subtitle:
Authors: Brent B. Welch and Dave Zeltserman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: June, 1998
ISBN: 0130807567
Pages: 630
Price: 99.95 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

53. Title: Total SNMP
Subtitle: Exploring the Simple Network Management Protocol, 2/e
Authors: Sean Harnedy
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: July, 1997
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0136469949
Pages: 672
Price: 55.00 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Covers a variety of SNMP topics.  Tcl is just one of many tools mentioned
relating to the topic of managing networks.

54. Title: SGML CD, 1/e
Subtitle:
Authors: Robert DuCharme
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 1998
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0134757408
Pages: 288
Price: 49.95 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

A collection of freeware and shareware tools for SGML users.

55. Title: Perl/Tk Pocket Reference
Authors: Steve Lidie
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: October 1998
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 1565925173
Pages: 112
Price: 9.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perltkpr/desc.html >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Reference guide to the various Perl/Tk widgets.

56.  Title: Perl 5 Complete
Authors: Ed Peschko, Michele DeWolfe
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publication date: 1998
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0079136982
Pages: 1083
Price: 49.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.perlcomplete.com/ >
Book's examples:
Errata:

This softback book and CD-ROM covers many of the topics one needs to program
in Perl 5 under either Unix or Windows NT.  A variety of modules are covered,
and the final chapter covers programming a GUI spreadsheet in Perl/Tk.

57. Title: Learning Perl/Tk
Author: Nancy Walsh <URL: mailto:nwalsh@rtd.com >
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: January 1999
ISBN: 1565923146
Pages: 344
Price: 32.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lperltk/noframes.html >
Errata: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lperltk/errata/ >

This book covers the standard widgets and geometry managers, covers event
driven programming, creating a composite widget, snippets of code, and a
number of complete program examples.  Designed to be read by a new 
Perl Tk programmer as well as to be used as a reference.

58. Title: Perl from the Ground Up
Subtitle:
Authors: Michael McMillan
Publisher: Osborne
Publication date: June 1998
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0078824044
Pages: 520
Price: 34.99 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.osborne.com/groundup/perlgu.htm >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Covers topics from where to get perl thru advanced development of
powerful database utility programs.  Has a smal section on creating user
interfaces with Perl/Tk.

59. Title: TCL/TK Pocket Reference
Author: Paul Raines
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: October 1998
ISBN: 1565924983
Pages: 96
Price: 7.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tclpr/ >

60. Title: Tcl/Tk in a Nutshell
Authors: Paul Raines, Jeff Tranter
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date: March, 1999
ISBN: 1565924339
Pages: 456
Price: 24.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tclnut/ >
Book's examples:
Errata: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tclnut/ >

61. Title: Handbook of Programming Languages, Volume 3
Subtitle: Little Languages and Tools
Editor: Peter H. Salus
Publisher: Macmillan Technical Publications
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 1578700108
Pages: 685
Price: 50.00 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www1.clbooks.com/asp/BookInfo/BookInfo.asp?theisbn=1578700108 >
	<URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1578700108/qid=907860821/sr=1-8/002-4071093-7837066 >

Part of an extensive examination of programming languages, including a
chapter on Tcl by Cameron Laird.

62. Title: Tcl/Tk for Real Programmers
Author: Clif Flynt <URL: mailto:clif@cflynt.com >
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Publication date: December 1998
ISBN: 0122612051
Pages:
Price: 45.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.msen.com/%7Eclif/RealProgrammer.html >
	<URL: http://www.mkp.com/books_catalog/0-12261-205-1.asp >
Book's examples: <URL: http://www.msen.com/%7Eclif/CDROM/ >
Errata: <URL: http://www.msen.com/%7Eclif/RP_Updates.html >

This book is the complete resource for computer professionals from systems
analysts to programmers ready to code Tcl programs.  It covers Tcl 8.1 and
includes a CD-ROM containing the Tcl interpreter, libraries, as well as
some electronic tutorials to get started quickly.  It also includes some
electronic material including case studies and techniques for the advanced
user, plus examples from the book.  See <URL: http://www.cflynt.com/ >
for the softcopy of the Real World chapters from the book.

63. Title: Tcl/Tk Programmer's Reference
Author: Christopher Nelson <URL: mailto:nelson@pinebush.com >
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Publication date: October 1999
ISBN: 0072120045
Pages: 560
Price: 19.99
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.purl.org/net/TclTkProgRef >
Book's examples: <URL: http://www.purl.org/net/TclTkProgRef >
Errata: <URL: http://www.purl.org/net/TclTkProgRef >

This book represents a more technical presentation of Tcl/Tk, adding
examples, notes, warnings and explanations to the material from the standard
man pages available in the source distribution.

64. Title: Tcl/Tk Unleashed
Authors: Red Hat Press
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Publication date: September 1997
ISBN: 0672311437
Pages: 1100
Price: 49.99 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0672311437/u/002-1125435-9885037 >

This is a paperback with CD-ROM.

65.  Title: [incr Tcl] from the Ground Up
Subtitle: The Accelerated Track for Professional Programmers
Author:  Chad Smith <URL: mailto:chad_smith@adc.com >
Publisher: Osborne McGraw-Hill
Publication date: December, 1999
ISBN: 0072121068
Pages: 600
Price: 27.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.osborne.com/groundup/incrtcltk_groundup.htm >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Complete reference manual for itcl, as well as covering OO design issues, etc.
Covers fundamentas, as well as advanced topics such as overloading, code
resuse, multiple inheritance, abstract base classes, performance issues.
Also covers itk and the 56 iwidgets.  This is a tutorial approach rather
than an encyclopedic approach to covering the material.

66.  Title: CGI Programming with Tcl
Authors: David Maggiano <URL: mailto:david_maggiano@phx.mcd.mot.com >
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: December 1999
ISBN: 0201606291
Pages: 608
Price: 44.95 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

67. Title: Mobility Processes, Computers and Agents
Authors: Dejan Milojicic
	Frederick Douglis
	Richard Wheeler
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: December 1999
ISBN: 0201379287
Pages: 704
Price:
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.awl-he.com/titles/27063.html >
Book's examples:
Errata:

This book brings together a number of papers written by leading experts in
3 areas of mobility: process migration, mobile computer, and mobile agents.
Includes a description of Agent Tcl among other mobile agent programming
languages.

68.  Title: Network Management Tools
Authors: Steve Maxwell
Publisher: Computing McGraw-Hill
Publication date: March 1999
ISBN: 0079137822
Pages: 512
Price: 39.99 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://mcgraw-hill.inforonics.com/cgi/getarec?mgh51644%comp >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Book and CDROM covering issues in designing your own network management tools,
making use of Expect, Scotty, and more.

69.  Title: UNIX Shell Programming Tools
Authors: David Medinets
Publisher: Computing McGraw-Hill
Publication date: February 1999
ISBN: 0079137903
Pages: 568
Price: 39.99 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://mcgraw-hill.inforonics.com/cgi/getarec?mgh51626%comp >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Book and CDROM covering programming in bash, perl and tcl under Unix.

70.  Title: HP-UX Developer's Tool Kit
Authors: Kevin E. Leininger
Publisher: Computing McGraw-Hill
Publication date: August 1995
ISBN: 0079121756
Pages: 473
Price: 44.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://mcgraw-hill.inforonics.com/cgi/getarec?mgh27241%comp >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Book covers tools for developing on HP-UX.  CD-ROM includes many common
tools, including Tcl.

71.  Title: Sams Teach Yourself Tcl/Tk in 24 Hours
Authors: Venkat V. S. S. Sastry, Lakshmi Sastry
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: November, 1999
ISBN: 0672317494
Pages: 494
Price: 24.99 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.mcp.com/sams/detail_sams.cfm?item=0672317494 >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Paperback with CD-ROM which contains Tcl, Tk, various extensions, plus all
examples.

Intro to Tcl and Tk, covering 24 one hour lessons.

72. Title: The Complete TCL and TK Training Course, Student Edition
Authors: Brent B. Welch and Dave Zeltserman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: August, 1998
ISBN: 0130830666
Pages: 630
Price: 71.93 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

73.  Title: Tcl for Web Nerds
Subtitle:
Authors: Hal Abelson
	Philip Greenspun
	Lydia Sandon
Publisher: Arsdigita
Publication date: 2000
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price: 0 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.arsdigita.com/books/tcl/ >
Book's examples:
Errata:

A book written for MIT students taking a Web service design course, to teach
them the fundamentals of using Tcl.  Examples are in relationship to
Web programming, and make use of the Arsdigita toolset.

74.  Title: Linux Unleashed
Authors: Tim Parker
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 0672313723
Pages: 1114
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Contains a section on Tcl.

75.  Title: Linux: The Complete Reference
Authors: Richard Petersen
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
Publication date: 1998
ISBN: 0078824613
Pages: 1059
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Contains a section on Tcl, Tk, and SpecTcl.

76.  Title: Java 2 Platform Unleashed
Authors: Jamie Jaworski
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 1999
ISBN: 0672316315
Pages: 1424
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Contains a Tcl primer, as well as sections on Jacl and Tcl Blend.

77.  Title: Dictionary of Networking
Authors: Peter Dyson
Publisher: Sybex
Publication date: 1999
ISBN: 0782124615
Pages: 448
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:


78.  Title: Unicode: A Primer
Authors: Tony Graham
Publisher: M&T Books
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 0764546252
Pages: 475
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Tcl mentioned (perhaps more than a mention) under programming language support.

79.  Title: Exploring Oracle (2000)
Authors: Lisa Lenos (ed)
Publisher: Element K Press
Publication date: 2000
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Section regarding use of Tcl with OEM as well as a reference in the designed
and change manager chapter.

80.  Title: The Practice of Programming
Subtitle:
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan
	Rob Pike
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 1999
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 020161586X
Pages: 267
Price:
WWW book information: <URL: http://tpop.awl.com/ >
Book's examples:
Errata:

This book focuses on programming issues in general, with code from a variety
of languages from C, C++, Java, as well as Tcl and a few other scriptings
languages.  

81.  Title: Managing IMAP
Authors: Dianna Mullet
	Kevin Mullet
Publisher: O'Reilly
Publication date: 2000
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 059600012X
Pages: 405
Price: 34.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mimap/ >
Book's examples: <URL: http://examples.oreilly.com/mimap/ >
Errata: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mimap/errata/ >

Covers the concepts and practical experiences of IMAP.  The book
talks alot about the Cyrus IMAP server, which has Tcl embedded,
and includes an appendix covering Tcl.

82.  Title: Oracle & Open Source
Subtitle:
Authors: Andy Duncan
	Sean Hull
Publisher: O'Reilly
Publication date: 2001
ISBN: 0596000189
Pages: 424
Price: 39.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/oracleopen/ >
Book's examples:
Errata: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/oracleopen/errata/ >

Book covers Oratcl and Perl/Tk interfaces to Oracle.

83.  Title: Programming Ruby
Authors: David Thomas
	Andrew Hunt
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 2000
ISBN: 0201710897
Pages: 608
Price: 42.95 US
WWW book information: <URL:  http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/ruby/ >
Book's examples: <URL: http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/ruby/samples/ >
Errata: <URL: http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/ruby/errata/errata.html >

Covers Ruby/Tk, which is a derivative of Perl/Tk.

84.  Title: Mastering Perl/Tk
Subtitle: Graphical User Interfaces in Perl
Authors: Nancy Walsh
	Stephen Lidie
Publisher: O'Reilly
Publication date: 2002
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 1565927168
Pages: 766
Price: 44.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mastperltk/ >
Book's examples: <URL: http://examples.oreilly.com/mastperltk/ >
	<URL: http://www.lehigh.edu/sol0/ptk/mptk-code13.tar.gz >
Errata: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mastperltk/errata/ >

85.  Title: BEEP: The definitive Guide
Subtitle: Developing New Applications for the Internet
Authors: Marshall T. Rose
Publisher: O'Reilly
Publication date: 2002
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0596002440
Pages: 222
Price: 34.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/beep/ >
Book's examples: <URL: http://www.beepcore.org/ >
Errata: <URL: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/beep/errata/ >

86.  Title: The X Resource: Issue 11
Authors:
Publisher: O'Reilly
Publication date:
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Contains a Tutorial introduction to Tcl and Tk.

87.  Title: The X Resource: Issue 14
Authors:
Publisher: O'Reilly
Publication date:
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Contains an article on Hush, a C++ API for Tcl/Tk.

88.  Title: TiVo Hacks
Subtitle: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
Authors: Raffi Krikorian
Publisher: O'Reilly
Publication date: August 2003
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0596005539
Pages: 288
Price: 24.95 US
WWW book information: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tivohks/index.html
Book's examples:
Errata:

xx.  Title:
Subtitle:
Authors:
Publisher:
Publication date:
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

99. Rumored to be in the works

If you can confirm that any of these books are in any way relevant to
Tcl and exist I will move them on up to the list above.

A. International Thomson Publishing is producing a new
series of books called "The Road to ...".  One of these will be "The
Road to Tcl/Tk".  It will be a bit like a travel guide, covering the
essentials, hints and tips, with longer worked examples.  The author
will be passing on the experience gained while writing Tcl/Tk.  It will
be asssuming Tcl 8.0.

B. Title: Computer Vision and Image Processing
Subtitle: A Practical Approach Using CVIPTools (BK/CD-ROM), 1/e
Authors: Scott E. Umbaugh
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date:
Nth Printing:
ISBN: 0132645998
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Covers the general topic of image processing, and the specifics of using
the CVIP Tools, which include a Tcl shell which has access to all the
computer vision image processing tools (which of course are on the CD-ROM).

C. Python/Tk book

A book that discusses the Python/Tk environment, how to use it to
create useful software, doing rapid application development with Python/Tk
and other useful libraries, and finally a series of graphically oriented
applications is in process.  Watch
<URL: http://www.pythonware.com/fredrik/orabook.htm > for future details.

D. Title: Porting to Java
Author: New Riders Development Group
Publisher: NEW RIDER'S PRESS
Publication date: January 1996
ISBN: 1562056026
Pages:
Price: 45.00 US
WWW book information:

The book includes applet converter scripts and covers Tcl/Tk, C,
C shell and Perl conversion techniques. It explains usage for each
Java class distributed by SUN in the Java Developer's Toolkit.
I can't find any specifics on whether this actually was published or not.

E. Title: Tcl
Author: Kelvin Corocran
Publisher: Small Press Distribution
Publication date: December 1989
ISBN: 1852980109
Pages:
Price: 8.00 US
WWW book information:

No other information available.

F. Title: Tcl and the Tk Toolkit
Author: John K. Ousterhout
Publisher: Specialized Systems Consultants
Publication date: December 1996
ISBN: 9997887492
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:

No other information available.  This may be some sort of deal where
John's book was bundled with a reference card or CD-ROM.

G. Title: Advanced Programming Language Design
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series
Author: Raphael Finkel
Publication date:
ISBN: 0805311912
Pages:
WWW book information: <URL: http://cseng.aw.com/bookdetail.qry?ISBN=0-8053-1191-2&ptype=179 >

Tcl is mentioned once in the Table of Contents under the subject:
Homoiconic Use of Strings.

H. Title: Perl 5 How-To
Authors: Aidan Humphreys, Mike Glover, Ed Weiss
Publisher: Waite Group
Publication date: June 1996
ISBN: 1571690581
Pages:
Price: 49.99 US
WWW book information:

Contains a chapter on perl/Tk programming.

I. Title: Perl 5 Interactive Course
Author: Jon Orwant
Publisher: Waite Group
Publication date: September 1996
ISBN: 1571690646
Pages:
Price: 49.99 US
WWW book information:

Said to include a chapter on perl Tk.

J. Title: C++ and C Tools, Utilities, Libraries and Resources, 1/e
Author: David Spuler
Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book covers a variety of tools for developing in C++ and C.  In
a page written about the book, thanks is given to one person for helping
with Tcl tips.  Until I see the book or hear from someone who has
seen it, I have no idea if Tcl is really covered in the book much though.

K. Title: Itinerant Agents: Explanations and Examples with CD-ROM
Subtitle:
Authors:
Publisher: Manning Publishing
Publication date: 1996
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/%7Eagent/ >
Book's examples:
Errata:

This book supposedly covers roaming software agents and uses Agent Tcl
as one of the languages.  More details are needed.

L. Title: Graphical Application Development in Perl/Tk
Subtitle:
Authors: Charlie Stross
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: late 1998
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information: <URL: http://public.antipope.org/charlie/nonfiction/tkperl/ >
Book's examples:
Errata:

Author is writing a book on using perl/Tk.

M. A number of other Linux related books mention Tcl at
least in passing.   See for instance
Running Linux <URL: http://www.ora.com/catalog/runux2/noframes.html > or
LINUX System Administration Handbook 1/e from 1998.
I've also seen other non-Linux specific books on topics such as web site
administration which mention Tcl in passing.  While the descriptions of
such books mention Tcl, typically, the coverage appears so small that I have
not bothered to add them to this list at this time.
A recent book mentioned is the Linux Programmer's Reference, by
Richard Petersen <URL: http://linuxcentral.com/products/book/progref/ >.
It covers the various languages available on Linux and includes a
quick reference for tcl and tk.
Linux in a Nutshell is another of these books.

N. Title: Linux Programming in Tcl/Tk
Author: Rildo Pragana <URL: mailto:rpragana@acm.org >

This book will be published in Portuguese.  See
<URL: http://members.xoom.com/rpragana/tcltk/titulo.html > for information.

O. Title: Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
Author: Philip Greenspun
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Publication date: December 1998
WWW book information: <URL: http://photo.net/wtr/thebook/ >

This book supercedes Database Backed Web Sites.  The book is 50%
longer, will have color photos, and covers more up to date topics.
Tcl still is featured as one of the major web programming languages.
Some readers may be offended by the arguments for Tcl though...

P. Title: Tcl/Tk Tools, Second Edition
Author:
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates
Publication date:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Rumor has it that a second edition of this book is being considered.

S. Designing the User Interface, Third Editions
Subtitle: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series
Author: Ben Shneiderman
Publication date: 1997
ISBN: 0201694972
Pages: 600
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.aw.com/DTUI/ >

Associated with this book is a course syllabus (Cpsc 481: Human Computer
Interaction, The University of Calgary) in which Tcl books are
recommended reading for the course.  Some Tcl/Tk code is also referenced
in one of the chapters referenced online (Chapter 5-3).  I've not
had a chance to look at the book myself.

T. Title: C Interfaces and Implementations
Subtitle: Techniques for Creating Reusable Software
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series
Author: David R. Hanson
Publication date:
ISBN: 0201498413
Pages:
WWW book information: <URL: http://cseng.aw.com/bookdetail.qry?ISBN=0-201-49841-3&ptype=1140 >

Again, there are references to Tcl in the description associated with
the book, but I haven't seen the book itself to see if Tcl is used there.

U. Advanced Perl/TK Programming
Author: Albert Lilley
Publication date: 2000

V. Programming Perl/TK
Author: Andrew E. Page
Publication date: 2000

W. More Practical Programming in Tcl/Tk
Author: Kevin B. Kenny
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013081251X

Appears this one has been cancelled

X. PERL 5 Developer's Guide
Author: Edward S. Peschko and Michele DeWolfe
ISBN: 0079136982
Publisher: Computing McGraw-Hill
Publication date: 1998
Pages: 1062

Covers Perl/Tk.

Other documentation includes:

1. Many people learn Tcl/Tk from reading the 'man' pages.  These files,
a part of the source code distribution, are mentioned in Dr. Ousterhout's
book as 'the reference manual'.  If the person who installed Tcl/Tk at
your site did a build of the executables and then ran the 'make install'
step described in the source code distribution, the man pages are probably
installed on your system in a directory.  Contact your system adminstrator
for more details.  Also, (see "part2") for a number of WWW resources
which provide additional information about many aspects of Tcl and its
extensions.  See the other FAQs mentioned in this document for additional
help, pointers to software examples, and other resources from which you
can draw help.  For instance, (see "bibliography/part1") for details
of published books, magazine and journal articles, proceedings papers, and
thesises relating to the Tcl family of languages.

2. For a list of free resources, (see "part3") which has an
entry for a variety of resources.

4. The USENIX Association <URL: http://www.usenix.org/ > not only
sponsors various conferences and workshops of possible interest to the
Tcl and Tk communities, but also offers the proceedings from those
sessions for sale to members.  See
<URL: http://www.usenix.org/cgi-bin/lookbib.pl?raw=false&TERMS=tcl > for
an example of just some of the articles that have been published by the
USENIX Association.

5. Title: Tcl/Tk Documents
Author: J. Ousterhout
Publisher: Northside Copy Central
	1862 Euclid
	Berkeley, CA
Voice: (510) 849-9600
Price: approx. $15-$20 US
WWW book information:

6. Title: Tcl/Tk Reference
Author: J. Ousterhout 
Publisher: Cheap Bytes
	P.O. Box 2714
	Lodi, CA 95241
	U.S.A.
Pages: 700
Price: 19.00 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.cheapbytes.com/ >

This contains the complete man pages for Tcl 7.4/Tk 4.0, along with two indexes.

7. Title: TCL/TK
Author: Na
Publisher: Walnut Creek
Publication date: December 1994
ISBN: 1571760237
Pages:
Price: 39.95 US
WWW book information:

Book store catalog description only says this is a hardcover, but I suspect
it is really a copy of Ousterhout's book with a CD-ROM.

8. The Perl Journal
ISBN: 1087903X
Price: 18.00 US/year for U.S. delivery
	25.00 US/year for foreign delivery,
WWW book information: <URL: http://orwant.www.media.mit.edu/tpj/top >

The Perl Journal is a quarterly publication devoted to discussing the
Perl language and extensions.  A regular column on the perl Tk
extension has been appearing and is an excellent source of information
about the extension.

9. Title: Distributed objects : neural network architecture rendered in
	Tcl-DP and Tcl widgets
Author: Mark A. Stewart
Publisher: Thesis (M.S.) University of Alabam at Birmingham
Publication date: June 1995
LoC: QA76.27.T41
WWW book information:

The topic is computer network architectures and neural networks.

10. Title: Thinking in Java
Author: Bruce Eckel
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
Publication date: 1998
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.EckelObjects.com/javabook.html >

In the first chapter, compares Tcl to JavaScript and VBscript.

11. Title: The Quick Python Book
Authors: Ken McDonald <URL: mailto:kmcdona@watson.wustl.edu >
Publisher:
Publication date:
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Will contain a chapter on the use of Tk with Python.

12.  Title: Tcl/Tk Tutorial Scripting
Authors: Gerald Lester
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing
Publication date: July, 2000
ISBN: 0201379325
Pages:
Price: 40.00 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

13.  Title: Perl 5 Unleashed
Subtitle: OOP, Sockets, Perl/Tk, IPC, 32-Bit Windows
Authors: Chip Salzenberg
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: October, 1996
Nth Printing: Out of Print
ISBN:
Pages: 798
Price: 39.95 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

14. Title: Introduction to Tkinter
Subtitle:
Authors: Fredrik Lundh
Publisher:
Publication date: March, 2000
ISBN:
Pages: 2000
Price: Free
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.pythonware.com/people/fredrik/tkintrobook.htm >
Book's examples:
Errata:

This book only available in electronic form.  It provides a brief introduction
to the Tkinter user interface library.

<URL: http://www.pythonware.com/library/tkinter/introduction/ >
<URL: http://www.pythonware.com/library/an-introduction-to-tkinter.pdf >

15.  Title: PerlMonth
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.perlmonth.com/ >
	<URL: http://www.perlmonth.de/ >

Monthly web magazine which convers perl/Tk along with many other Perl
topics.

16.  Title: TCL and Expect Programming Made Easy
Subtitle:
Authors: Shastri Murali
Publisher: by author
Publication date: 10/1999
ISBN: EB00003158
Pages: 150
Price: $30.00 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

Published in PDF format as eMatter.  Readers available initially for Windows
with plans during the year 2000 for MacOS and Linux readers.

Book takes a cookbook approach to programming in Tcl.

17.  Title: Python and Tkinter Programming
Authors: John E. Grayson
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: February 2000
ISBN: 1884777813
Pages: 660
Price: 49.95 US
WWW book information: <URL: http://www.manning.com/grayson/ >
Book's examples:
Errata:

This book is intended for Python programmers who need to develop GUI driven
applications.  The examples should be portable between Windows and Unix.
The author states that the examples are larger useful applications rather
than smaller code fragments.  Other Python extensions are covered as well,
so the reader is given an idea of how to use Python to develop more
realistic applications.  The author expects to cover complex controls,
photo-realistic panels, browser/notebook/wizard/image map interfaces,
servers and CORBA, and more.  Tkinter is fullly documented.

18.  Title: Perl/Tk Programming
Subtitle:
Authors: Andrew L. Johnson
	Randy Kobes
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: January 2001
ISBN: 1884777937
Pages: 400
Price: 39.95 US
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:

xx.  Title:
Subtitle:
Authors:
Publisher:
Publication date:
Nth Printing:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
WWW book information:
Book's examples:
Errata:


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B. Training courses, etc.

1. See <URL: http://wiki.tcl.tk/TrainingClasses >.

2. The first Tcl local users' group has formed in the Dallas, Texas
area.  The group was known as "Tcl Dallas" or "Tcl'D" for short.
"Tcl Dallas" was a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of
the Tcl language along with its many extensions.  As a local users
group, "Tcl Dallas" supported the regional Tcl developer community by
hosting special events and providing a local forum for the discussion
of Tcl issues.  It is unknown whether this group continues to meet.

3. An IRC channel dedicated to the discussion of Tcl/Tk has been created.
#TCL has been created by Noob Saibot <URL: mailto:noob@america.com >.

4. A Tcl user group is being considered in the Raleigh, North Carolina
area.  It is to be called the Triangle Area Tcl/Tk User Group (TTUG).
Krishna Vedati <URL: mailto:kvedati@rational.com > is the person who
is interested in forming this.  Contact Krishna for more details.

5. The Tcl/Tk Journal is a free WWW based publication (ezine) which appears
to be starting up in January, 1999.  See <URL: http://tcl.webjump.com/ >
or <URL: http://www.linuxsupportline.com/%7Esto/journal/ >
for the ezine, its guidelines for contributions, etc.  PLEASE, consider
submitting articles to the editor!  There is also a mailing list for
discussion of the magazine available at
<URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tcltk/messages >.

6. A Silicon Valley Tcl Users Group has been created.
This is organized similar to one night conferences
Contact Jeffrey Hobbs <URL: mailto:jeff at hobbs.org > to express
interest and to get more information.

---

C.  Time-related seminars, conferences, workshops.

1. There have been, in the past, seminars and BOFs/SIGs at Usenix
and other conferences taught by John Ousterhout and others on Tcl and Tk.
See <URL: http://www.usenix.org/ > for their current schedule of events.
(See also "part2") for the URL to the slides from the most recent
of these presentations by John.

2. University of Maryland Baltimore County has held at times a
course titled CMSC491C - Special Topics in Computer Science -
Scripting Languages.
This was an introduction to scripting languages with an emphasis on Perl and
Tcl, but also mentioning sed, awk, etc.  Taught by Bob Tarr.
Call (410) 455-2336 (Continuing Education Department) to sign up
as a special non-degree candidate.
Info provided by <URL: mailto:finin@cs.umbc.edu > (Tim Finin).

5. See <URL: http://www.procplace.com/ > for details on training from 
Karl Lehenbauer, one of the co-creators of one of the Tcl/Unix user's favorite
extensions - Extended Tcl (TclX)!

6. See <URL: http://www.cflynt.com/ > for information regarding Clif Flynt's
availability to provide Tcl training - either introductory or custom
sessions.

7. The International Linux Conference and Exposition (LINC)
<URL: http://www.lincexpo.org/ > is looking for presentations
on many areas, including Tcl.  Keep an eye on this web site
to see whether there will be sessions of interest to the Tcl or Tk
community.

8. There was for a time an "Introduction to Tcl/Tk"
course offered through UCLA Extension <URL: http://www.unex.ucla.edu/ >.

9. Avia Training and Consulting provides various public training classes
covering Tcl related topics.  For more information on the various classes
offered, the locations for the classes, etc. see
<URL: http://www.avia-training.com/ > .
Courses cost $500 US dollars per day per student.  Avia also offers onsite
private training.
Contact Ken Jones <URL: mailto:ken@avia-training.com > or call
866-TCL-HELP (866-825-4357) in the USA or +1-408-983-1199 outside the USA.
Prior to founding Avia, Ken was one of the instructors at Ajuba Solutions.

10. The Fifth European Tcl/Tk User Meeting (aka TCL2004E)
<URL: http://www.t-ide.com/tcl2004e/tcl2004e.html > takes place
June 11-12, 2004, at the FH in Bergisch Gladbach nearby Cologne(Köln).
The fee is 50 EUR, including papers and beverages.  The conference CD
will be available for 5 EUR.

Send email to Michael Haschek <URL: mailto:miha@t-ide.com >
for more details.

12. The Free and Open Source Developer's European Meeting (FOSDEM) organziers
<URL: http://www.fosdem.org/ > have donated a
developer's room for the Tcl/Tk community to use during their conference
Feb. 21-22, 2004.  This room will be set up with a projector, network
connection, white board, etc.  See 
<URL: http://www.fosdem.org/2004/index/dev_room_tcl > or contact
Clif Flynt at <URL: mailto:clif@cflynt.com > for details.


If you are planning on attending any sort of conference or workshop,
check for relevant types of classes, talks, presentations, as well as
sessions dealing with applications and extensions of Tcl or Tk.  Let the
others in <URL: news:comp.lang.tcl > know about the event so that they
might also attend.  For that matter, consider scheduling a Tcl/Tk event
yourself if you are so inclined!


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