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  • LinuxWorld: IBM to unveil 64-bit Linux server

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 1:58 pm

    Heading a patchwork of announcements here at LinuxWorld Expo, IBM on Wednesday will unveil plans for a 64-way server that is intended to help corporate users bridge their lower-end Intel-based systems and mainframes.
  • IBM to spend $300 million more on Linux

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 1:25 pm

    PARIS -- IBM announced Wednesday that it is planning to spend another $300 million on Linux. This is in addition to the $1 billion it has already earmarked for Linux development.
  • LinuxWorld: Sun unveils Java for Linux appliances

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 12:32 pm

    Sun Microsystems on Wednesday shipped two components of its Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) for Linux, which together can provide a software platform for consumer and business networked devices.
  • OASIS starts on XML spec for business transactions

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 12:25 pm

    OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) on Wednesday formed a technical committee to develop a specification for XML message interfaces that will support the coordination and processing of Web services from different organizations.
  • Compaq's new technology reduces data warehouse query time

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 12:06 pm

    Compaq Computer Corp. has unveiled the details of its Zero Latency Enterprise (ZLE) technology, a product and service combination that it said can turn weeks-long data warehouse queries into real-time database responses.
  • Linux faces deployment challenges

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 10:41 am

    The new Linux 2.4 kernel won some praise from IT managers at LinuxWorld Expo -- but it won't necessarily win an immediate place in their deployment plans. One sticking point: can the open source model produce enough commercial packages for enterprise computing?
  • Who needs it?

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 6:37 pm

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  • Repeated interface implementations in Java, C++, and Delphi

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 5:50 pm

    In recent columns, I've discussed the rule of interface: what it's good for, how to implement it, and what problems can arise when it's not strictly followed. While the rule states that a class implements interfaces, it does not restrict the type or number of those interfaces. Many languages, however, do restrict the ways that classes can implement interfaces. When you use such languages, you may have to do some creative coding to achieve your desired results.
  • Vendors say it's time for Linux to hit data centers

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 5:41 pm

    Executives from IBM and Intel who spoke at this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York said corporate data centers are the next frontier for the open-source operating system.
  • Eight ways to organize your Windows 2000 migration

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 5:35 pm

    You're ready to migrate to Windows 2000. Or are you? Here are eight tips for organizing your migration project that could speed the process, or even help avert disaster.
  • C#, the natural progression

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 4:18 pm

    Microsoft's new vision of the Internet is a far cry from today's network of online content. Microsoft views the future Internet as a world of interrelated services that are developed by different individuals, written in different languages, deployed on different types of hardware, and hosted by different Internet operating systems.
  • Retrain your staff

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 4:13 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.
  • 'Browserless Web' is the future of B2B

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 12:52 pm

    Sure, the browser has been the very embodiment of the Web -- a standardized way to let people view information formatted in HTML. But over the past 18 months companies have started creating ways to let Web applications interact automatically, either reducing or eliminating the need for a human working with a browser. The goal is to let one company's business processes, such as purchasing, interact directly with those of another, such as ordering. In other words, the "browserless Web" is on its way.
  • Opinion: Big news for Macintosh enthusiasts

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 12:30 pm

    In my dream, after I've just dropped off my kids at school, I sit at a local coffee shop with a perfectly brewed cup of Sumatran. I pull a new Apple Computer Inc. Titanium powerbook out of my bag and fire it up. Mac OS X loads in less time than it takes me to butter a blueberry muffin. I start up JBuilder4 and get to work on Java code that will drive a QuickTime application. I glance at my watch -- the G4 laptop's five-hour battery will have about three hours to spare on this morning. After an hour of solid development I realize that I haven't had to reboot the Mac once. I sigh and realize that the only thing wrong with my dream is that I'm in it.
  • Transaction software gets XML boost

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 12:20 pm

    A new software product will dramatically simplify the work of bringing mainframe transaction data into Web-based applications.
  • Intel exec calls data center next frontier

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 11:26 am

    In a preview of his Thursday morning keynote address at LinuxWorld Expo in New York, Intel Corp.'s Will Swope, general manager of the company's solutions enabling group, on Wednseday said Linux developers should view the data center as the "next frontier" for the open-source operating system.
  • Sun unveils Java for Linux appliances

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 11:17 am

    SAN FRANCISCO (01/31/2001) -- Sun Microsystems Inc. Wednesday shipped two components of its J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) for Linux which together can provide a software platform for consumer and business networked devices, according to the company. The announcement beefs up Sun's support for embedded systems, an area into which the Linux operating system is moving more aggressively than ever.
  • IBM globalizes WebSphere Commerce tool

    Posted February 1, 2001 - 10:43 am

    Taking aim at multinational corporations trying to tie up their existing business channels, IBM this week released a new version of its WebSphere Commerce Suite.
  • Microsoft, Sun at war again over Java

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 6:13 pm

    JUST WHEN IT looked as if the Java battle between Microsoft and Sun was over, the fight turned into a war.
  • Technologies of the year: On the money and moving forward

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 5:12 pm

    Technologies of the year: On the money and moving forward
  • Web personalization: Buy, build or outsource

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 3:30 pm

    There's no dearth of technology to help deliver personalized content to Web sites and to deliver targeted promotions via e-mail. Users have plenty of choices, from the template-driven packages of BroadVision Inc. and Vignette Corp. to the more flexible development platforms of Art Technology Group Inc. and Blue Martini Software Inc. There are also site analysis tools, profiling systems, data analytics engines and collaborative filtering products. But analysts caution that software alone can't solve the personalization problem. Careful assessment of customer needs and business models are just as critical.
  • Microsoft's C# public beta hits a high note

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 1:48 pm

    Microsoft C# public pre-beta

    Business case

    C# simplifies programmers' access to system services while making custom applications less error-prone. C# will eventually be a multiplatform, standards-based alternative to Java, but initially it is a smarter, safer C++ for Windows.

    Technology case

    The .Net layer interconnects VB, JavaScript, C++, and C# code so well that .Net project leaders can fearlessly mix code written in different languages.


    * Language specification managed by ECMA * Access to broad set of object-oriented system services * Interpreted, run-time compiled/precompiled executables


    * Significant performance, overhead penalties compared to compiled C++ * No announced road map for migration beyond Windows


    Not announced


    Public beta runs only on Windows 2000

    Ship date

    No projected commercial availability date

    Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; (800) 426-9400;

  • Java vs. Windows for e-business

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 12:49 pm

    With the recent rise in acceptance and deployment of Internet applications, corporations have quickly come to realize that the applications they build must meet not only the needs of today, but those of tomorrow as well. A poor choice in implementation technologies today can turn success to failure.
  • Visual Studio unites seven languages under .Net

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 12:38 pm

    Microsoft .Net, the software giant's language-independent architecture for enterprise applications, is a decisive departure from current Windows programming methods. Even the most intrepid developers have taken to the command-line tools supplied with the .Net SDK (software development kit), doing well enough with those tools to ask Microsoft Corp. to permit production use of .Net software. But to tackle large commercial projects, most developers need the help of a graphical IDE (integrated development environment) such as Visual Studio.Net.
  • Oracle offers free Linux starter pack

    Posted January 31, 2001 - 12:22 pm

    Oracle Corp. on Tuesday announced a promotion to get developers started on Linux using the Oracle9i application server and the latest version of Oracle8i database.
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