Application development news, tools, and how-tos for programmers
  • Getting started with XML

    Posted January 26, 2001 - 10:38 am

    Looking for information to get rolling with XML? Whether it's development issues, news about trading alliances, or the latest on XML standards, this is the place.
  • Windows Media Player 7 opens system for hackers

    Posted January 25, 2001 - 6:03 pm

    A security vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Media Player 7 can allow a hacker to get full control over a user's computer, a well known bug hunter said.
  • L&H awaits Friday court decision in Belgium

    Posted January 25, 2001 - 5:51 pm

    A BELGIAN COURT is scheduled to rule on Friday on the second request for bankruptcy protection under Belgian law by software vendor Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (L&H), the company confirmed on Thursday.
  • Microsoft debuts Visual Studio for Applications

    Posted January 25, 2001 - 5:31 pm

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a .Net programming technology, Visual Studio for Applications (VSA), which will give developers more flexibility to create customizable Web applications. Microsoft made its announcement at the VSLive conference in San Francisco.
  • Oracle offers three marketplace development products

    Posted January 25, 2001 - 5:19 pm

    Users may benefit from Oracle Corp.'s road map to create a centralized, integrated marketplace infrastructure, analysts say, but the software company may still have a ways to go to get its customer base to buy into it.
  • VA Linux unveils thin server

    Posted January 25, 2001 - 11:09 am

    VA Linux Systems Inc. joined the swelling ranks of vendors jumping into the thin-server appliance market with a single-processor server aimed at users with Web and e-commerce sites.
  • Invoking Subroutines

    Posted January 25, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * What's the best way to invoke a subroutine? COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Where can you find out more about Perl? SERVICES * Webcast: Think you know everything IT guru? Is that your final answer?

  • News on the edge

    Posted January 24, 2001 - 8:33 pm

    Want faster, more reliable JSPs? The OpenSymphony group has released the OSCache tag library, which provides fast in-memory caching within your existing JSPs. Find out why it's a great example of open source engineering and innovation.-- 5/5/2001 Javaworld

  • IBM enhances WebSphere eCommerce Suite, boosts Java

    Posted January 24, 2001 - 2:44 pm

    SAN MATEO -- IBM Corp. Tuesday announced Version 5.1 of its WebSphere Commerce Suite, adding multicultural functions, mobile device functionality, and boosting Java support.
  • Sun, Microsoft settle Java lawsuit

    Posted January 24, 2001 - 2:10 pm

    Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. last Tuesday settled a three-year lawsuit over Microsoft's use of Java. As a result of the settlement, Microsoft will pay $20 million to Sun, terminate all Java licenses, and agree to a permanent injunction against the use of the Java Compatible logo.
  • WatchGuard simplifies VPN management

    Posted January 24, 2001 - 2:01 pm

    Company's Instant VPN offering enables customers to set up VPN tunnels in three steps.
  • Linux development lab opens

    Posted January 24, 2001 - 1:46 pm

    Linux development has received a boost with the opening of the industry's first independent, non-profit developer's lab. The Open Source Development Lab, an 11,000-square-foot complex in Portland, Ore., is backed by more than $24 million in funding from industry sponsors including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and NEC. --January 24

  • IBM upgrades antimusic piracy technology

    Posted January 24, 2001 - 10:38 am

    IBM Monday will release a new digital rights management technology, helping music publishers to prevent unauthorized music copying, a company spokesman said
  • Hummingbird expands portal with Web-to-host product

    Posted January 24, 2001 - 10:21 am

    Say goodbye to green screens. Portal software maker Hummingbird is jumping into the Web-to-host market with a new product that lets users turn the typical mainframe green screen into a user-friendly, browser-based view.
  • Sybase blasts past analyst earnings forecast

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 5:48 pm

    Sybase handily beat earnings forecasts for its fourth quarter and the year, crediting a string of new customer contracts and its expansion from databases into Internet business-related software for helping it to achieve the most profitable year it has ever had.
  • Revamped Melissa requires antivirus update

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 4:58 pm

    Remember Melissa? It's been almost two years since that infamous worm swept through the world's e-mail servers, spreading faster than any virus ever had before. Now a new variant of Melissa threatens to get past the defenses designed to protect us from the original.
  • Backing up your server

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 4:18 pm

    I happened to crash one of my test server mirror copies when I installed the applications Exchange Server, Visual Source Safe, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. I made an Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) but even after I installed these applications they all failed to work. Is there any reason for the ERD other than to recover the registry?
  • Infrastructure briefs

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 2:51 pm

    Turbolinux said last week it would start selling IBM software that runs on Linux, the latest move by Big Blue to spur the use of the operating system. The two companies will jointly market, distribute and support IBM's DB2 database, WebSphere, Lotus Domino, Tivoli Framework and IBM's small-business suites for Linux software programs. The announcement follows IBM Chairman Lou Gerstner's reiteration in December of the company's plans to spend $1 billion during the next year on developing Linux-based software. The products will be available in the first half of the year.

  • IBM unveils new anti-music piracy technology

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 2:28 pm

    IBM Corp. will release a new digital-rights management technology Monday to help music publishers prevent unauthorized music copying, said a company spokesman. IBM's Electronic Media Management System (EMMS) new distribution capability aims directly at curtailing unrestricted music file sharing on the Napster Inc. service and similar services. The technology will allow authorized peer-to-peer sharing of music or book files.
  • Intel Offers Appliances to Speed XML

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 12:41 pm

  • Novell unveils XML portal offering for GroupWise

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 11:08 am

    XML Integration Services will be the basis for corporate portals, handling information from various types of applications, according to Novell.
  • Managing the information store

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 10:29 am

    Users hope that by throwing away a mix of existing storage systems and consolidating on new, homogeneous ones, storage management problems will improve. Many headaches do go away, users say, but global management of the storage infrastructure remains a challenge.
  • Everybody Loves MIME

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 1:00 am

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

  • What

    Posted January 23, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Attaching a differently specialized class to the Canvas COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Java in the Enterprise: EJB 2.0 and other upcoming Java technologies

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  • Vendors offer slim servers for space-challenged users

    Posted January 22, 2001 - 9:19 pm

    Sun, Hewlett-Packard, and Compaq are offering thin servers, or server appliances, aimed at filling the growing need for systems that are slim enough to fit into tight data-center space and are easy to install. Among the attractions are low prices (an average of $1,600) and quick installation.
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