You can download the following manuals and other supporting documents, in PDF format.
APLX Reference Manuals
APLX Language Reference Manual Version 5.0 (5.0 MB)
This manual describes the APL language as implemented in APLX, including details of the new object-oriented language extensions. It covers APL data, operators, and primitives as well as system functions and variables.
APLX System Classes and User-Interface Programming (4.2 MB)
This document describes user interface programming in APLX. APLX includes an extensive set of cross-platform classes which allow you to build sophisticated yet portable graphical front-ends to your APL programs. Also covered in this manual is APLX Multi-Tasking, the Chart object for drawing graphs, and the networking facilities.
You can also access the complete help pages for APLX on our website
For an excellent introduction to the power and elegance of APL, we recommend the article APL – a Glimpse of Heaven by Bernard Legrand on the
British APL Association's web site.
If you are new to APL, here is what you need to get started:
MicroAPL's APL Tutorial
This on-line tutorial includes many practical sessions to help you learn about APL.
A Practical Introduction to
APL 1 & APL 2 by Dr Graeme D. Robertson (656KB)
This introduction to APL is made available by kind permission of Dr. Graeme Robertson. Although not aimed specifically at APLX, it provides an excellent starting point for exploring the APL language, using a practical, tutorial approach which you can develop further by studying the APLX Reference Manuals.
APLX Application Notes
These provide technical notes on specific aspects of using or interfacing to APLX:
Interfacing to the World Wide Web using APLX for Windows (168KB)
This note describes how you can use APLX in conjunction with Microsoft’s Internet
Explorer and other Microsoft components to integrate World Wide Web access into your
APLX for Windows applications. (Note: In APLX Version 3, you can also use use the built-in Browser object).
Interfacing the Apache Web Server to APLX (272KB)
This document describes how you can use APLX in conjunction with Apache, the widely-used open-source
web-server software, to serve data from your APLX applications to web pages accessed by any standard browser.
Articles about APLX
The following list includes some of the articles about APLX which have appeared on other web sites: