Application development news, tools, and how-tos for programmers
  • More about middleware

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 10:31 am

    In this space, I?ve often discussed the role of wireless middleware in bridging enterprise applications running on wired networks with wireless LAN and WAN transports.
  • Template-like software said to cut coding tasks

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 10:22 am

    Longtime IT education house DevelopMentor has taken a plunge into the packaged software market with Gen code creation software. The tool provides a means for developers to create reusable templates that reduce the need for repetitive programming tasks.
  • The incredible shrinking app

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 10:01 am

    After spending years fine-tuning their network applications to run harmoniously on enterprise networks and the Web, network executives are discovering they must now also configure them to accommodate mobile users.
  • Good Communication Skills

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Do you know everything, IT guru? Is that your final answer?

  • Exploring Date Formats

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Java knows how folks around the world like their dates formatted COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Webcast: Make personalization work in your world of eCommerce

  • ASC adds management to access aggregation

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 6:38 pm

    Broadband multiservice access vendor Advanced Switching Communications has introduced an element management system that aims to integrate with myriad other devices in service provider networks
  • Emperative looks to speed provisioning of optical circuits

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 6:05 pm

    Emperative is taking its expertise provisioning DSL services into the optical arena, where it hopes to speed service-delivery times
  • Restricting extranet access

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 5:36 pm

    We need to restrict access to part of our hosted extranet Web server using logon IDs and passwords. The hosting service uses Apache Web servers. The documentation says we can set up Apache to require passwords for our Web pages by using .htaccess files and htpasswd. We can upload files and log on using Secure Socket Shell, but need help configuring the site to require passwords.
  • Life left in networking

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 5:26 pm

    Wall Street be damned. Three recent announcements show an exciting future for the networking business.
  • PHP: Starting to have fun

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 5:17 pm

    This week, we'll look at some useful things you can do with PHP.
  • Implementing NAT

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 4:46 pm

    We're running out of IP addresses and must implement Network Address Translation (NAT) on our school district?s four-school WAN. Our Windows NT network uses 3Com's Linkbuilder FMS 2 and Netbuilder Remote Office routers and hubs at each site. We think we know what router and firewall hardware we need at the site linking us to our ISP via a T-1 line, but what do we need at the other sites?
  • PHP: Ending the fun

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 4:32 pm

    This week we'll wrap up our look at PHP by examining how to handle forms in PHP, then we must move onto other topics that are whetting our appetites.
  • iPlanet, Silverstream round out Web platforms

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:31 pm

    LOOKING FOR A bigger piece of the application server market, iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions and SilverStream Software rounded out their e-business platforms with updates to their server wares.
  • Swappable J2EE servers gain ground

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 2:22 pm

    THE USE OF Java to build application servers is gaining in popularity and is in fact dominating that market. Two leading vendors in this realm, BEA Systems and iPlanet, have been certified for the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform specification from Sun Microsystems. IBM is likely to follow suit.
  • Program your staff

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 1:22 pm

    IMAGINE INFUSING into one employee the financial department's knowledge and the IT department's programming skills. Then imagine this happening through a successful internal retraining program. You might say, "Fat chance." But actually, there's a good chance that it will work: Some companies report remarkable success in retraining business-function employees for entry-level IT jobs.
  • Digging into Non-Dialog Resources

    Posted February 12, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * The resource page: accelerators, icons, bitmaps, and version control COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Webcast: Do you know everything, IT guru? Is that your final answer?

  • A safe port in confusing waters: Join our .Net discussion

    Posted February 9, 2001 - 7:17 pm

    .Net is coming, .Net is big, .Net is going to change the way you do business -- but what is .Net? Bob Williams, author of The Ultimate Windows 2000 System Administrator's Guide, will help guide early adopters and other curious onlookers through the opening months of this new initiative from Redmond.

  • Italian Love Bug spotted

    Posted February 9, 2001 - 5:55 pm

    said Friday.

  • Behind the Linus curtain

    Posted February 9, 2001 - 10:55 am

    In a interview, Linux creator Linus Torvalds muses upon kernels, beer, and family.

  • Intel unveils peer-to-peer security building blocks

    Posted February 8, 2001 - 3:22 pm

    Attempting to provide a framework for the development of secure peer-to-peer (p-to-p) applications, Intel Wednesday made an open-source library available for free download to companies that are developing p-to-p systems.
  • VeriSign, Netegrity partner on security service

    Posted February 8, 2001 - 2:56 pm

    VERISIGN AND NETEGRITY announced Tuesday a new service to help their customers more securely manage transactions over e-commerce sites and corporate intranets.
  • Fully automated supply chains hard to pull off

    Posted February 8, 2001 - 11:16 am

    For many companies, moving to a fully automated supply chain that makes important business data visible to suppliers, distributors and customers alike is seen as key to remaining competitive. But technology users and analysts said it's also a very difficult step to take.
  • The Dating Game (Date::Calc and Date::Manip)

    Posted February 8, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Do you know everything, IT guru? Is that your final answer?

  • McAfee Web map tracks virus attacks

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 6:01 pm

    The company on Wednesday added a realtime "virus map" to its Website that charts global virus trends and warns of outbreaks.
  • Bowstreet, EDS market dynamic Web services

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 5:45 pm

    DYNAMIC WEB services will increasingly move from the land of the theoretical to practical applications because of initiatives under way from companies such as Bowstreet and Electronic Data Systems.
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