Bad code can lead to disaster. Here's why there's a software crisis. And here's what you can do about it.
Three-dimensional games have changed enormously since the days of Atari Battlezone.
[author : Rex Baldazo]
A look at the technology behind the scenes of two dazzling, movie-like adventures: Phantasmagoria and Buried in Time.
[author : Tom R. Halfhill]
Microsoft's Win32 development kit will help make designing games for Windows 95 a less-scary adventure.
[author : John Montgomery]
All work and no play at Chaos Manor? Not hardly.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
Our Webmeister explains the Perl and HTML programming tricks under the hood of the new Virtual Press Room.
[author : Jon Udell]
Star Trek officers talk to their computers. Here's how we can, too.
[author : Judith Markowitz]
G-men get a new weapon. The FBI's DNA database is helping police nab suspects.
[author : Peter Wayner]
[theme : COMPUTER-CONTROLLED MANUFACTURING]
Big changes on the factory floor. New technology for data acquisition is changing the way that manufacturing works.
[author : Edmund X. Dejesus]
Manufacturing execution systems unite factory computers from the planning level to the machine level.
[author : Jim Esch]
Ready to turn your operation over to a bunch of algorithms? Neural networks and fuzzy logic are helping to control complex manufacturing processes.
[author : Lawrence Gould]
With ruggedized computers and PC Cards you can computerize collection of data in the factory or field.
[author : Claire Tristram]
The planned merger between Netscape and Collabra will result in a Notes-killer of an application, some say.
[theme : ON-LINE COLLABORATION]
Software houses are adding much more to their Windows communications programs than just data comm and fax.
[theme : WINDOWS ON THE WEB]
Organizations with beaucoup lines of COBOL code can now wrap it all in OLE controls and bring it into the world of Windows.
[theme : BENCHMARK]
An update to our tests of the P6 chip.
New x86 microprocessors will integrate DSP functions.
[theme : MEDIA PROCESSORS]
Developers claim 300-to-1 compression.
Previews of HP's CopyJet color printer/copier and Delrina's WinFax Pro for Windows 95.
CD-QuickShare speeds up your shared network CD-ROM drives.
[author : Rex Baldazo] [theme : NETWORK SOFTWARE]
HTML authoring and editing tools promise to make your documents Web-ready in no time. But few live up to their claims.
[author : Rex Baldazo and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols] [theme : NEW-MEDIA TOOLS]
Microsoft Office 95 moves up to true 32-bitness, provides full OLE 2 support, and introduces the Bindery for mixing data from different applications.
[author : Stan Miastkowski] [theme : PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE]
Microsoft's new version of Access gets more than just the Windows 95 look. Replication technology helps coordinate changes.
[author : Rick Dobson] [theme : DATABASE SOFTWARE]
Symantec's new object-oriented compiler lets you distribute compilation jobs across the network.
[author : Raymond Ga Cote] [theme : PROGRAMMING TOOLS]
ObjecTime can reduce development time.
[author : Mike Bienvenu] [theme : PROGRAMMING TOOLS]
Some RAM doublers can help Windows 3.x manage physical and virtual RAM. And some can't;
[author : John M. Goodman] [theme : MEMORY MANAGERS]
Arbor Software's Essbase adds multidimensional analysis to familiar front ends, such as Lotus 1-2-3.
[author : Edmund X. Dejesus] [theme : INFO ANALYST]
SoftWindows 2.0 puts a 33-MHz 486 inside your Power Macintosh.
[author : Tom Thompson] [theme : OS EMULATOR]
Can't get enough speed? We test the latest 120-and 133-MHz Pentium machines using new Windows 95-based benchmarks.
[author : Anthony J. Lennon and John McDonough] [theme : HIGH-SPEED DESKTOP]
FreeBSD is fast and open, it runs powerful applications, and it won't cost you a cent.
[author : Jordan Hubbard] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]
IBM and Motorola rev up the 603 and 604 and reduce their chips' hunger for power.
[author : Tom Thompson] [theme : CPUS]
With a bit of Visual Basic code, the author builds his own weather channel in a flash.
[author : Brett Glass] [theme : PROGRAMMING]
The Fast Ethernet standard specifies a variety of cabling types used in 100-Mbps networks.
[author : Paul Cunningham] [theme : NETWORKS]
Jerry provides advice for dodging a new breed of virus and then returns to his explorations of Windows 95.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
A wealth of detail on how Microsoft operates; plus, a CD-ROM satire on bad art.
You don't have to be a giant to succeed.
[author : James Martin]
[author : Raphael Needleman]
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