Vol.19 n°7 july 1994

Vol.19 n°7 july 1994

NEWS & VIEWS

p.28 Borland Readies dBase, Takes Aim at Microsoft

p.28 Borland Readies dBase, Takes Aim at Microsoft

It looks like dBase for Windows, Borland's long-delayed Windows version of the popular database development language, is close to release. Based on a look at a prerelease version, the program will offer features that won't be available in FoxPro for Windows for several months. Also covered: the next release of Paradox for Windows.

[theme : WINDOWS DATABASES]

p.32 WordPerfect Enters Paperless-Document Arena

p.32 WordPerfect Enters Paperless-Document Arena

With WordPerfect Envoy, WordPerfect joins Adobe, Farallon Computing, and No Hands Software in offering portable electronic-document solutions.

[theme : PORTABLE DOCUMENTS]

p.36 The Best of Interop + Networld

p.36 The Best of Interop + Networld

Editors from McGraw-Hill's TechNet magazines - BYTE, Data Communications, LAN Times, and Open Computing - recognized companies that have products that advance global networking.

[theme : NETWORKING]

p.37 High-Speed 1394 Train Still at the Station

p.37 High-Speed 1394 Train Still at the Station

First products based on the proposed high-speed serial-bus P1394 interface, also known as FireWire, likely won't begin showing up until later this year.

[theme : BUS TECHNOLOGY]

p.37 1-2-3 Proves DOS Isn't Dead

p.37 1-2-3 Proves DOS Isn't Dead

Lotus's latest DOS spreadsheet includes many slick features already proven in 1-2-3 for Windows, such as nameable index tabs and SmartIcons.

[theme : SPREADSHEETS]

p.40 PIMS Are Not So Personal Anymore

p.40 PIMS Are Not So Personal Anymore

Proving that no person is an island, software developers are adding group-collaboration features to PIMs.

[theme : PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGERS]

p.212 What's New

p.212 What's New

A stackable Ethernet switch; portable wireless LAN adapters; imaging in Windows NT; object-based programming; and more.

[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]

COVER STORY

[theme : COMMUNICATIONS]

p.80 Computer Telephony

p.80 Computer Telephony

The means to link your phone and computer is now available to nearly everyone.

[author : Jon Udell]

p.86 First-Party vs. Third-Party Call Control

p.86 First-Party vs. Third-Party Call Control

p.89 Macintosh Telephony

p.89 Macintosh Telephony

p.94 Distributed Computer Telephony

p.94 Distributed Computer Telephony

FEATURES

p.53 Parallel Course

p.53 Parallel Course

With Taos - a radically different, object-oriented, parallel operating system - it's possible to harness together the power of different types of processors.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.62 Accelerating Engineering Design

p.62 Accelerating Engineering Design

[theme : REENGINEERING] [author : Scott Wallace]

A sophisticated engineering design system - combined with concurrent engineering methodology - is compressing time on a Lockheed Missile and Space Corp. missile development program.

STATE OF THE ART

[theme : GROUPWARE]

p.100 Working Smarter

p.100 Working Smarter

Process-analysis and modeling tools provide core support for workgroup and work-flow applications. Experience in the trenches shows that technology is only part of the solution.

[author : Scott Wallace]

p.103 Know Your Work-Flow Tools

p.103 Know Your Work-Flow Tools

The four basic classes of work-flow tools vary widely from one another.

[author : Thornton May]

p.106 DEC and Wang Put It All Together

p.106 DEC and Wang Put It All Together

p.109 Work-Flow and Legacy Systems

p.109 Work-Flow and Legacy Systems

Legacy systems are good at what they do; it's what they don't do that's the problem.

[author : Meichun Hsu and Mike Howard]

REVIEWS

p.121 Software Roundup: Network Management Systems

p.121 Software Roundup: Network Management Systems

BYTE evaluates software tools for managing complex LANs. The utilities range from desktop administration tools to high-end products with enterprise-wide device management.

[theme : NETWORKS]

p.133 Easing Windows' Graphics Bottleneck

p.133 Easing Windows' Graphics Bottleneck

Greg Loveria tests new 64-bit graphics adapters from five companies. All are blazingly fast with 24-bit graphics; one is surprisingly affordable.

[theme : VIDEO CARDS] [author : Greg Loveria]

p.134 A Bigger Bus

p.134 A Bigger Bus

p.141 PowerPC Hits the Road

p.141 PowerPC Hits the Road

IBM introduces the first PowerPC-based notebook. The RS/6000 N40 borrows many nice features from IBM's ThinkPad line, but though strong on performance, it's weak on battery life.

[theme : SYSTEMS] [author : Bruce Dawson]

p.147 Friendly Acquisition

p.147 Friendly Acquisition

The latest Windows data acquisition software lets you build applications without writing a line of code. Graphical programming saves time and money, allows more flexibility, reduces programming errors, and empowers nonprogrammers, Eglowstein evaluates seven current Windows tools.

[theme : DATA ACQUISITION] [author : Ira Eglowstein]

p.153 Linking Development Teams

p.153 Linking Development Teams

With a distributed-objects architecture, a full suite of programming tools, and seamless version control, DEC's Cohesion WorX delivers a sophisticated environment for software development across heterogeneous networks.

[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Edmund X. Dejesus]

p.155 Controlling Cross-Platform Objects

p.155 Controlling Cross-Platform Objects

p.161 Power Workstation at a Pentium Price

p.161 Power Workstation at a Pentium Price

The HP 9000 Series 700 Model 712/60 uses innovative hardware packaging and the superscalar PA-7100LC CPU to achieve breakthroughs in low cost and high performance for a Unix workstation.

[theme : SYSTEMS] [author : Ben Smith]

p.168 Lab Report: 26 Modems: Faster Than 14.4 Kbps

p.168 Lab Report: 26 Modems: Faster Than 14.4 Kbps

High-speed modems flout standards but promise faster transmission and lower costs. We evaluate 26 modems to see which are ready for data and fax applications.

[theme : HIGH-SPEED MODEMS] [author : H. E. Holzbaur]

p.170 Best V.34 Modems

p.170 Best V.34 Modems

p.170 V.34 versus V.32terbo

p.170 V.34 versus V.32terbo

p.172 How We Tested

p.172 How We Tested

p.173 Impaired Lines: Crash Tests for Modems

p.173 Impaired Lines: Crash Tests for Modems

p.175 Best V.32terbo Modems

p.175 Best V.32terbo Modems

p.176 Portable Modems

p.176 Portable Modems

p.176 Honorable Mentions.

p.176 Honorable Mentions.

CORE TECHNOLOGY

p.183 A Taligent Update

p.183 A Taligent Update

Taligent's long-awaited developer's kit debuts this summer.

[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : Jon Udell]

p.187 Visual Programming's Many Faces

p.187 Visual Programming's Many Faces

A quick climb through a growing family tree of visual programming products and paradigms.

[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Peter D. Varhol]

p.191 Pentium Secrets

p.191 Pentium Secrets

Undocumented features of the Intel Pentium can give you all the information you need to optimize Pentium code.

[theme : CPUS] [author : Terje Mathisen]

p.193 Pretty Good Privacy

p.193 Pretty Good Privacy

Privacy and security are important issues to commercial users of public E-mail systems. PGP, an E-mail security package, is finding acceptance as the way to achieve protection.

[theme : NETWORKS] [author : William Stallings]

OPINIONS

p.197 Pournelle: An Educational Trip

p.197 Pournelle: An Educational Trip

A journey to England finds Jerry attending a conference on education and a computer show.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.51 Books and CD-ROMs: Put Fuzzy Logic to Work

p.51 Books and CD-ROMs: Put Fuzzy Logic to Work

A calculus of everyday concepts, a CD-ROM about the space shuttle, cross-platform connection, and electronic imaging.

[author : Jon Udell and Hughes Pack and Ben Smith and Scott Wallace]

p.270 Commentary: Call in the Feds

p.270 Commentary: Call in the Feds

The government must be involved with the data highway.

[author : Andy Reinhardt]

p.14 Editorial

p.14 Editorial

[author : Dennis Allen]

p.18 Letters

p.18 Letters

Readers resist hype and respond to coverage of object computing, object databases, and medical databases.

p.245 Reader Survey

p.245 Reader Survey

READER SERVICE

p.268 Editorial Index by Company

p.268 Editorial Index by Company

p.264 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.264 Alphabetical Index to Advertisers

p.266 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

p.266 Index to Advertisers by Product Category

Inquiry Reply Cards: 265

p.223 BUYER'S GUIDE

p.223 BUYER'S GUIDE

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