Application development news, tools, and how-tos for programmers
  • Oracle updates application server

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 1:46 pm

    LOOKING TO INCREASE its market share in the red-hot application server fray, Oracle on Tuesday released the first update to its 9i Application Server.
  • Thomas Powell, Powell Internet Consulting

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 12:33 pm

    Thomas has been involved in the Internet community as a professional since 1987. His career began with network support at UCLA's PICnet, followed by several years at CERFnet. After leaving CERFnet he started Powell Internet Consulting, a firm specializing in advanced Internet technology and Web site design. At the same time he also was co-founder of Datanet, one of the largest Internet Service Providers in Mexico, which was sold to PSINet in mid-1999.

  • A triple dose of powerful Web testing

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 12:16 pm

    THE INTERNET'S growing viability as an e-business vehicle is prompting more organizations to build business-critical Internet-ready applications and Web sites. As a result, programming teams must stress-test the performance and stability of small Web components as well as full-blown e-commerce Web sites. Throw in management's ongoing demand for rapid time to market and lower programming costs, and the need for fast, accurate, and scalable application testing becomes even more essential.
  • Build e-business apps faster

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 12:11 pm

    IN E-BUSINESS, time to market is paramount. In the new digital economy, new Web-based applications must be delivered more rapidly than traditional enterprise applications, and they must satisfy the needs of more demanding users such as customers and business partners.
  • IBM brings emulation to the masses

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 12:04 pm

    FINDING A FAST and secure way to extend access to legacy systems via the Internet should be a priority for any e-business initiative, especially when you consider that a reported 70 percent of all business data and applications still reside on mainframes and other host systems.
  • Microsoft to give chip makers access to WinCE 3.0 source code

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 11:56 am

    MICROSOFT HAS FORMED an alliance with 10 leading semiconductor makers with the aim of improving microprocessor support for its next-generation Windows CE operating system, according to Kim Akers, the director of marketing for the embedded and appliance platform group at Microsoft.
  • Gartner: There's life beyond WAP

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 11:35 am

    WAP (wireless application protocol) will morph into a much richer tool within the next 18 months to two years, according to analyst Gartner Group Inc.
  • Rik Farrow

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 11:28 am

    Rik provides UNIX and Internet security consulting and training. He has been working with UNIX system security since 1984, and with TCP/IP networks since 1988. He has taught for the IRS, Department of Justice, NSA, US West, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Swedish Navy, and for many US and European user groups. Farrow also consults with firms in the design and implementation of security applications.
  • SilverStream slightly diminishes programming woes

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 10:59 am

    Data, data everywhere. There is no shortage of useful business data waiting to be shared with trusted partners or fed to applications for reporting or analysis. In fact, many businesses have so much data in their systems that sifting through and organizing it for partners or applications seems almost an insurmountable task.
  • SuSE sends a message

    Posted February 7, 2001 - 10:56 am

    SuSE recently announced two messaging platforms for enterprises that have e-mail needs ranging from simple to complex.
  • Java jobs easy to find; skills hard to come by

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 6:11 pm

    While Java is the biggest new development language to emerge in many years, a shortage of experienced Java programmers could dash all hopes within the IT industry for large-scale Java deployment anytime soon.
  • Interactive scorecard and NetResults: Directory administration tools

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 5:56 pm

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  • Interactive scorecard and NetResults: Wireless LAN access points

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 5:41 pm

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  • PHP: Ending the fun

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 4:01 pm

    Well folks, it has been a fun three weeks with PHP. In week one (, DocFinder: 2831), we took a 5,000-foot view of PHP, its history and market. In week two (DocFinder: 2830), we looked at how to include PHP scripts in Web pages. Last week (DocFinder: 2829), we looked at using PHP in scripts.

  • Will you be ready for the wireless enterprise?

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 1:43 pm

    WITH ALL OF the hype surrounding the wireless Internet and its promises of anytime, anywhere information availability, businesses are champing at the bit to begin exploiting the potential of this burgeoning medium.
  • Scenes from CeBit: Wireless is everywhere -- what's next?

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 11:45 am

    whole group of innovative technologies could be found on the CeBit floor.

  • JavaScript spy creates e-mail wiretap

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 10:21 am

    HTML/JavaScript-enabled e-mail readers are seen at risk as new snooping technology allows someone sending an e-mail to see what the recipient wrote when it is forwarded on to another user.
  • I-mode chief urges chip makers to think mobile

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 10:20 am

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The head of NTT DoCoMo Inc.'s popular I-mode service called on semiconductor engineers here Monday to develop new types of chips to allow the development of more advanced wireless Internet services.
  • JavaScript Does Windows

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 1:00 am

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

  • Sixteen Ellipses

    Posted February 6, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Using the AffineTransform to position a series of shapes in a ring COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Webcast: Making personalization work in your world of eCommerce.

  • Start-ups vie to defeat DoS attacks

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 4:22 pm

    Nobody's claiming it's easy to prevent and stop denial-ofservice attacks, but three security start-ups are vying to prove that they can minimize the threat.
  • The forgotten side of network security

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 3:50 pm

    With network security, thoughts quickly turn to hackers, viruses, Trojan horses, denial-of-service attacks and other perceived threats. However, after products are developed and deployed to minimize risk and vulnerability, we may find that we are our worst enemy. Not that we left a gaping hole in our security defense but quite the contrary. The products may be sound from a security perspective, but might fail to include provisions to preserve adequate business functionality.
  • Helping web sites take phone calls

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 3:21 pm

    Call it e-commerce without the browser. Shoppers who want to buy office supplies from Office Depot Inc.'s Web site can simply dial a toll-free number and place orders using an interactive voice-response system that does the browsing for them. Office Depot's application, built and hosted by NetByTel Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla., uses voice synthesis and recognition technologies to let shoppers find and purchase goods from the retailer's online catalog.
  • The interface revolutionary

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 3:11 pm

    Twenty-five years ago, computer screens were small and green. The desktop computer and mouse, which users take for granted today, were far from mass adoption. So it's safe to guess that in 10 or 20 years, the desktop might be replaced by something we don't currently comprehend. To get a taste of what's in store, Computerworld spoke with Jef Raskin, best known as the creator of the Macintosh project at Apple Computer Inc. Raskin's latest book, The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems (Addison Wesley, 2000), highlights the impersonal nature of most current interfaces and argues for a revolution to create better ones.
  • Source Insight develops code for less

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 3:04 pm

    In today's code development environment, projects often span multiple platforms, languages, and even geographical boundaries. Because of the many challenges of managing people throughout the code-development process, finding the right program to facilitate this work is well worth the effort and cost.
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