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  • Using Here-docs

    Posted February 22, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Quoting multi-line strings with Perl's here-doc function. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Scripting Languages & Techniques: sh is poorly standardized. SERVICES * IT Job Spot: Mission-critical opportunities with marketplace winners
  • Ellison: Hands off our apps

    Posted February 21, 2001 - 5:22 pm

    Stop modifying Oracle applications. Stop complementing Oracle applications with third-party software. Stop building applications in-house. That's the message to customers from company chairman and CEO Larry Ellison.
  • Oracle Appsworld news

    Posted February 21, 2001 - 4:28 pm's editors round up the top stories from Oracle Appsworld, the Oracle developer's conference being held in New Orleans from Feb. 19 to 23.
  • OnWeb puts legacy data on the Web

    Posted February 21, 2001 - 2:58 pm

    Rebuilt software from NetManage lets enterprise users work with mainframe and other server-based data through various clients, including a Web browser.
  • Web3D Consortium launches content initiative

    Posted February 21, 2001 - 10:36 am

    The group on Tuesday announced Rich Media 3D, aimed at developing an open standard for rich media content -- including 3D graphics, video, and audio -- to be transmitted over the Internet and used in digital broadcast applications.
  • Symantec releases new version of pcAnywhere

    Posted February 20, 2001 - 5:05 pm

    manage users' PCs across a network.

  • Oracle unveils new website

    Posted February 20, 2001 - 2:18 pm

    Database software company Oracle Corp. unveiled a refurbished, repackaged Web site at its AppsWorld developer's conference, touting the site as "a Yahoo for business."
  • IP Multicast audio primer

    Posted February 20, 2001 - 1:26 pm

    IP Multicast is a bandwidth-efficient method for broadcasting data, in particular streaming audio and video, across a network. In this primer we'll discuss how IP Multicasts works, its pros and cons, and give a few examples of how the technology can be applied.
  • Improving Your Status (Line)

    Posted February 20, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Application Development -- Can you carry your weight?

  • XML for Fun and Profit

    Posted February 20, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Easy-to-install Java classes make XML parsing easy and efficient. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Webcast: KPIT -- Developing the Next Healthcare Revolution

  • Editing and Creating Resources

    Posted February 19, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Creating and editing resources with the Resource Editor. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Microsoft .Net: Putting .Net in perspective.

    SERVICES * IT Job Spot: Mission-critical opportunities with marketplace winners
  • Joy: Sun developing P2P platform

    Posted February 16, 2001 - 1:25 pm

    Looking to build on its success with Java, Sun Microsystems Inc. said it is developing a software platform for P2P (peer-to-peer) computing that it hopes will provide a common base for writing distributed applications.
  • Sentry builds trust for e-business

    Posted February 16, 2001 - 12:07 pm

    Sentry 4.0
  • Open standard could ease Net server integration

    Posted February 16, 2001 - 11:13 am

    To reduce the risk of malicious ActiveX files being sent to employees' desktops via the Internet, Germany's second-largest bank recently began weeding them out using the new Internet Content Adaptation Protocol.
  • Shortcut to provisioning

    Posted February 16, 2001 - 10:22 am

    3Com has integrated its service activation software with its carrier-based VPN gear, making it easier for service providers to turn up VPN services.
  • A slim Web server

    Posted February 16, 2001 - 10:08 am

    You might not always want to deliver Web applications using a full-fledged Web server. Sometimes you need to cut down on management overhead or run on a server platform that is significantly underpowered.
  • HP to announce major software push Tuesday

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 4:10 pm

    Executives from Hewlett-Packard (HP) Tuesday will hold a press conference here to announce new software and a new name for one of its product families as well as to discuss how recently acquired Bluestone Software will fit into the company's middleware plans.
  • Ellison: We want to sell you cars

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 2:26 pm

    LARRY Ellison, the famously outspoken chairman and chief executive officer of Oracle, wants to sell you a car.
  • Citrix optimizes MetaFrame XP for Windows offerings

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 2:22 pm

    CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE VENDOR Citrix on Tuesday introduced a new version of its application serving and management platform that is optimized for Windows 2000 and future Microsoft platforms -- including Microsoft's Whistler operating system, which will be released Tuesday as well.
  • HP launches e-services software suite

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 1:56 pm

    Hewlett-Packard launched two software suites Tuesday as part of its "software ecosystem," designed to help its customers develop, integrate, and deploy electronic services and manage IT infrastructure.
  • Borland bundles Rational, Macromedia Java tools

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 12:21 pm

    Borland on Wednesday announced an e-business development package, the Enterprise Studio Java Edition, a suite that includes application development tools from Rational Software and Macromedia.
  • Wireless LAN gaps hard to exploit

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 11:12 am

    Weaknesses in the WEP encrpytion algorithm exist, but they are difficult to attack.
  • 'Anna' virus writer turns himself in

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 9:59 am

    A 20-year-old man has turned himself in to police in the Dutch province of Friesland, identifying himself as the author of the so-called Anna Kournikova virus
  • Peer-to-peer conference: Finding new ways to manage information

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 9:50 am

    In search of a killer app, a host of peer-to-peer computing advocates are considering using the technology for knowledge and document management in corporations and over the Internet.
  • Using File::Find

    Posted February 15, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Digging into the file system made easy with File::Find. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Scripting Languages & Techniques: Who should use PHP? SERVICES * Webcast: Do you know everything, IT guru? Is that your final answer?

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