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  • Three to e-tango to a business tune

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 12:23 pm

    OUR TECHNOLOGY winners for e-commerce represent advances that came of age in 2000, helping to advance e-business despite the numerous twists and turns in last year's long overdue market revaluation.
  • Microsoft to extend Windows source-code sharing program

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 12:07 pm

    For years, Microsoft Corp. has quietly followed the custom of other operating system developers and provided its closely-guarded Windows source code to its best corporate customers as a sort of security blanket -- under strict secrecy rules and detailed contracts.
  • XML for the absolute beginner

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 11:19 am

  • XML for the absolute beginner

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 11:13 am

    XML is rapidly becoming the glue which enables companies to share documents. Knowing how to develop XML applications is a hot skill. This six-part article will give you a feel of what XML is all about.
  • XML for the absolute beginner

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 11:05 am

  • XML for the absolute beginner

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 10:54 am

    its document type definition (DTD). The DTD is the grammar for a markup language, defined by the designer of the markup language. For my little XML recipe in Listing 3, for example, that designer would be me. The DTD specifies what elements may exist, what attributes the elements may have, what elements may or must be found inside other elements, and in what order.

  • XML for the absolute beginner

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 10:39 am

    was simply too complex for most people to use.

  • newsbriefs

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 10:02 am

    Report says WorldCom layoffs loom

  • Software keeps eye on security settings

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 9:54 am

    Configuration management isn't sexy, but it sure is sweet for IT executives who realize that consistency of network settings helps ease their security concerns.
  • Organizing an MFC Program

    Posted February 5, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * The organization of an MFC program. COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS * Windows Application Development: Already know Java? Then you know C#. SERVICES * Webcast: Do you know everything, IT guru? Is that your final answer?

  • Sun set to expand in e-commerce

    Posted February 4, 2001 - 2:53 pm

    Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy will take the stage Monday with President and COO Ed Zander to outline the company's Internet software plans for the coming year, including offerings from iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, a company formed through an alliance between Sun and America Online Inc. An iPlanet XML server is reportedly in the works.
  • Internet Explorer 6 gets an early outing

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 4:40 pm

    A PREVIEW VERSION of Internet Explorer 6, the next release of Microsoft's Web browser, has been made available prematurely over the Web by at least two specialist software sites.
  • LinuxWorld: Oracle offers free Linux starter pack

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 4:28 pm

    ORACLE ON TUESDAY announced a promotion to get developers started on Linux using the Oracle9i application server and the latest version of Oracle8i database.
  • Oracle offers free Linux starter pack

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 4:13 pm

    ORACLE ON TUESDAY announced a promotion to get developers started on Linux using the Oracle9i application server and the latest version of Oracle8i database.
  • LinuxWorld: AMD shows off VirtuHammer simulator

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 3:56 pm

    ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES (AMD) this week demonstrated a software development tool for its next-generation Hammer family of 64-bit processors at the LinuxWorld conference in New York and the Linux Expo conference in Paris.
  • VMware, NSA work to protect classified data

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 2:55 pm

    The virtual machine company and the National Security Agency (NSA) have teamed up to research and develop new technology that could make it easier and less expensive to protect classified information.
  • Dell to begin shipping factory-loaded Oracle for Linux

    Posted February 2, 2001 - 2:35 pm

    DETERMINED TO "SIMPLIFY and commoditize the Oracle product stack," Dell Computer on Wednesday announced it would begin shipping its PowerEdge servers preconfigured with Oracle9i this spring.
  • 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

    of time needed to solve

  • 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.
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