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  • Context is Everything

    Posted March 1, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Putting your fuctions and operators in context. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Scripting Languages: When is a shell script preferable to Perl? SERVICES * Webcast: Application Development - Can You Carry Your Weight?

  • Industry leaders sponsor nonprofit Linux development lab

    Posted February 28, 2001 - 4:05 pm

    THE OPEN-SOURCE LINUX community was awarded a fairly sophisticated workshop on Wednesday with the opening of the industry's first independent, nonprofit developer's lab.
  • Microsoft officials hail "orchestration"

    Posted February 28, 2001 - 3:51 pm

    MICROSOFT OFFICIALS, TOUTING their BizTalk Server 2000 business process integration package, hailed "orchestration" as the next critical phase in integrating software systems.
  • Bowstreet CEO Bob Crowley discusses dynamic Web services and the future of application development

    Posted February 28, 2001 - 3:31 pm

    BOWSTREET IS A relatively small company that today carries a very large stick in the world of application development. As software developers begin to migrate to component architectures that will enable new classes of Web services, companies such as General Electric, AIG, Metropolitan Life, Pitney Bowes, Northwestern Mutual, and CNA are calling on Bowstreet to provide the platforms that enable these types of applications. In an interview with InfoWorld Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Bowstreet CEO Bob Crowley talks about the impact these new classes of Web services will have on how IT approaches application development.

  • LinuxWorld set to roll

    Posted February 28, 2001 - 3:26 pm

    WITH THE FRESHLY-MINTED 2.4 version of the Linux kernel now in their hands, dozens of vendors will be showing it off with their products at next week's LinuxWorld Expo in New York.
  • Database innovations

    Posted February 28, 2001 - 3:20 pm

    Janet Perna, general manager at IBM's Data Management Solutions Group, talks about database innovations, what's coming, and Oracle's catch-up.
  • Microsoft shows tools used to debug Windows XP

    Posted February 28, 2001 - 11:56 am

    Microsoft has shown off some of the tools it used to optimize the Windows XP operating system and says it plans to offer one testing component to developers.
  • Interview with Bruce Perens

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 6:07 pm

    Bruce Perens is ubiquitous. At least, it's sometimes seemed that way; he's known to computing specialists as the primary author of the open source definition, the former project leader for Debian, a senior programmer with Pixar, the creator of Electric Fence, and a prolific advocate of GNU/Linux and related open source matters.
  • Testing Beans

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 4:40 pm

    The problem with building Web applications that use Enterprise JavaBeans is that these apps become Big Code very quickly and they are usually very complicated. Once built into a system, they can be very difficult to debug.
  • Survey shows XML use growing fast in enterprises

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 3:38 pm

    Use of XML among enterprise customers is soaring, according to a recent survey. But the survey found users have a very different set of priorities from those of software vendors touting XML's more exotic promises.
  • E-mail encryption guru focuses on PGP's future

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 3:19 pm

    The inventor of Pretty Good Privacy e-mail encryption last week left Network Associates -- the company he joined after selling it the rights to PGP in 1997 -- to become chief cryptographer at a company planning to do battle with NAI.
  • Bot'em Dollars

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 3:02 pm

    The New the Hot the Unexpected By Christmas 2010, billions of autonomous software agents are expected to be roaming the Web year-round. Researchers believe these shopbots will transform e-commerce, shopping for goods and services for people and companies. Consumers already use rudimentary bots on comparison-shopping sites that query multiple retailers and retrieve prices and other information for users. Some bots attend online auctions for buyers and bid on their behalf.
  • Who wants to be a network manager?

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 12:48 pm

    When it comes to security, even the most gung-ho network novice knows he's in over his head.
  • Remote manager's security cheat sheet

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 12:36 pm

    Most teleworkers routinely troubleshoot their PCs; some even manage small-office networks. But when it comes to security, so many are in over their heads. Find out what network managers and teleworkers need to know to buy smart.
  • The price is right: 10 free net management tools

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 11:30 am

    When systems crash, the best first step often is to test the network. While expensive enterprise net management platforms may be needed, a host of free network monitoring tools are also available. Sometimes these may fit the bill.
  • IBM's Gerstner touts middleware for e-business

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 10:52 am

    Speaking at IBM's PartnerWorld 2001 conference, chairman Lou Gerstner contended that companies must tightly tie important applications and business processes together.
  • Speeding dynamic content

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 10:34 am

    Speeding the delivery of dynamically generated content grabbed the spotlight at the Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Conference in New York this week, with several vendors showcasing appliances intended to accelerate on-demand delivery of dynamic Web content.
  • A Note to IT: Why You Need to Know P2P

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 10:03 am

    Dear IT Folks: You're a conservative crowd, frequently for excellent reasons. New technologies tend to be buggy and difficult. They can foul up your carefully planned systems. They raise security issues.
  • Scrolls of Wisdom

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 1:00 am

    prevent code from executing in the mail.

    COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Web Development: Sending emails outside the server. SERVICES * IT Job Spot: Mission-critical opportunities with marketplace winners
  • Setting the Tab Order

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Application Development, can you carry your weight?

  • Regular Expressions for Catching Tags

    Posted February 27, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Performing elementary parsing with regular expressions. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * RFP Exchange: Finding qualified service providers!

  • Judges question validity of Microsoft antitrust case

    Posted February 26, 2001 - 6:44 pm

    Both sides in the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case Monday faced a steady stream of blistering questions from a panel of seven U.S. Court of Appeals judges. But the DOJ was hit the hardest, with several judges bluntly questioning the foundation of the government's case.
  • California IT girds for grid woes

    Posted February 26, 2001 - 6:06 pm

    The furor over the deregulation-spawned power crisis in California may have abated in recent weeks, but the havoc that it's wreaking on IT systems hasn't.
  • Users still cool on XML for trading

    Posted February 26, 2001 - 5:46 pm

    XML may be the acronym on everyone's lips, but it's still far from being part of many companies' business-to-business trading networks.
  • Microsoft rivals adopt its specification for B2B messaging

    Posted February 26, 2001 - 5:09 pm

    Without much fanfare, a group led by vendors such as IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. yesterday announced plans to incorporate the messaging specifications from a Microsoft Corp.-backed e-commerce protocol into its proposed ebXML business-to-business standard.
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