Application development news, tools, and how-tos for programmers
  • Sharewire shares apps

    Posted February 14, 2001 - 5:40 pm

    If you?re looking for a quick and free way to add site search, a Yahoo-type Web search, guest book, calendaring, visitor surveys and forum services to your Web site, then you might want to check out Sharewire Web Applications from Sharewire.
  • Gartner cuts forecast for B2B

    Posted February 14, 2001 - 10:58 am

    As the U.S. economy shows signs of slowing down, Gartner Group Inc. has cut its world forecast for the growth of B2B (business-to-business) e-commerce revenue over the next four years due to underlying economic factors.
  • HP spin-off offers 'any device' management tool

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 5:23 pm

    PROMISING TO DELIVER Internet integration and remote management to any device bearing a serial port, Hewlett-Packard spin-off Arula Systems on Monday rolled out the company's first product offering.
  • Peer-to-Peer page

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 5:15 pm

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  • Customers optimistic after Macromedia/Allaire merger

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 4:59 pm

    Macromedia Inc. says it hopes a $360 million merger will boost its Web design tools, such as the popular Flash animation software, through integration with Allaire Corp.'s application development tools. Developers and analysts lauded the merger goals of shoring up the tool sets, which could also better the merged firm's competitive position against rival Microsoft Corp.
  • News Briefs

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 4:48 pm

    Brief news items.
  • E-comm needs real-time management

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 4:16 pm

    Traditional management tools that rely on postevent warnings just don't suffice in the real-time e-business world. By the time you're aware of a problem, your e-business customers are already gone.
  • Open source databases preparing for prime time

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 3:57 pm

    Open source databases may not yet be armor-clad enough for use as back-end corporate data stores, but observers say those displayed at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo last week are on the right track. At the very least, analysts say, these databases are becoming viable foundations for Web and application servers.
  • Peer-to-peer boosts Web services

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 2:36 pm

    TWO MAJOR emerging technology trends will converge this week when a number of startup companies move to link peer-to-peer computing architectures with evolving Web services platforms from companies such as Sun Microsystems and Microsoft.
  • Shell spins off data warehousing product

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 2:11 pm

    LONDON-BASED SHELL SERVICES International on Monday spun off a datawarehousing product, Kalido Data Warehouse, into a company with the same name.
  • Windows to get a facelift

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 1:39 pm

    MICROSOFT WILL GIVE its flagship product, Windows, a new name and look next week.
  • A new look at your old project management methods can promote your advantages

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 11:29 am

    I HAD THE good fortune this holiday season to visit friends in Switzerland. One, a project manager for food giant Nestl, is no stranger to multinational project development. I found his counsel regarding successful project management, born from years in a global marketplace, insightful.
  • EbXML moves closer to completion

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 11:00 am

    Bringing the pending technology closer to a final specification, ebXML (e-business XML) standards bodies kicked off a week's worth of meetings and working groups on Monday.
  • Microsoft Tahoe needs service pack; AltaVista's customers need service

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 10:50 am

    RANDI IS predicting that I will have a much less stressful year in 2001. You see, among all the gadgets and garments I received from well-wishing family members and friends this holiday, my girlfriend bought me an aromatherapy kit.
  • Free server monitoring

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 10:39 am

    'Free' is not always good, as it is often tied to things that have flaws or 'gotchas.' But when free gets you something useful without gotchas, then free is excellent.
  • HP readies app-server push

    Posted February 13, 2001 - 10:38 am

    a Java transaction service.

  • 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.
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