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]
With WordPerfect Envoy, WordPerfect joins Adobe, Farallon Computing, and No Hands Software in offering portable electronic-document solutions.
[theme : PORTABLE DOCUMENTS]
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]
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]
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]
Proving that no person is an island, software developers are adding group-collaboration features to PIMs.
[theme : PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGERS]
A stackable Ethernet switch; portable wireless LAN adapters; imaging in Windows NT; object-based programming; and more.
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
[theme : COMMUNICATIONS]
The means to link your phone and computer is now available to nearly everyone.
[author : Jon Udell]
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]
[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.
[theme : GROUPWARE]
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]
The four basic classes of work-flow tools vary widely from one another.
[author : Thornton May]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Taligent's long-awaited developer's kit debuts this summer.
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : Jon Udell]
A quick climb through a growing family tree of visual programming products and paradigms.
[theme : PROGRAMMING] [author : Peter D. Varhol]
Undocumented features of the Intel Pentium can give you all the information you need to optimize Pentium code.
[theme : CPUS] [author : Terje Mathisen]
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]
A journey to England finds Jerry attending a conference on education and a computer show.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
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]
The government must be involved with the data highway.
[author : Andy Reinhardt]
[author : Dennis Allen]
Readers resist hype and respond to coverage of object computing, object databases, and medical databases.
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