Vol.21 n°9 september 1996

Vol.21 n°9 september 1996

Cover Story

p.68 Break the Bandwidth Barrier

p.68 Break the Bandwidth Barrier

New technologies will deliver an unprecedented amount of speedy on-line bandwidth.

[author : Tom R. Halfhill]

State of the Art

p.82 Control Quality

p.82 Control Quality

Maintaining software quality when developing client/server applications requires new tools—and new concepts.

[author : Edmund X. DeJesus]

p.85 When Good Enough Is Best

p.85 When Good Enough Is Best

When designing client/server systems, "good enough" is best, says the software guru

[author : Edward Yourdon]

p.93 Developing Quality

p.93 Developing Quality

Advice on developing those scary distributed applications.

[author : Charles D. Knutson]

p.97 Testing, Testing

p.97 Testing, Testing

Simplify testing client/server applications with shrink-wrapped and custom tools.

[author : Stephen R. Quinn and Muralidhar Sitaram]

Special Report

p.123 Convergence Strategies

p.123 Convergence Strategies

p.129 Data's New Voice

p.129 Data's New Voice

p.137 Global Video Village

p.137 Global Video Village

p.153 Forms Follow Function

p.153 Forms Follow Function

Electronic forms linked to Web front ends could help replace those zillion pieces of paper.

[author : Peter Jerram]

Bits

p.26 Cyrix 6x86 vs. Pentium

p.26 Cyrix 6x86 vs. Pentium

p.28 SSA Drives Arrive

p.28 SSA Drives Arrive

p.28 Smarter Radar Detectors

p.28 Smarter Radar Detectors

p.30 BYTE's Best of PC Expo

p.30 BYTE's Best of PC Expo

p.34 New PowerMacs

p.34 New PowerMacs

p.36 Objects and the Web

p.36 Objects and the Web

p.40 Knuth on Code

p.40 Knuth on Code

Inbox

p.19 BYTE readers sound off on electric money, Internet commerce and privacy, programming for Intel's MMX, and praise the core of BYTE.

p.19 BYTE readers sound off on electric money, Internet commerce and privacy, programming for Intel's MMX, and praise the core of BYTE.

Editorial

p.14 Smart, Fast, and Well Connected

p.14 Smart, Fast, and Well Connected

[author : Mark Schlack]

Web Project

p.117 Push Me, Pull You

p.117 Push Me, Pull You

How to combine e-mail push and Web pull with Next's WebObjects.

[author : Jon Udell]

Eval

p.41 Microsoft Catches Up with Netscape

p.41 Microsoft Catches Up with Netscape

Microsoft's latest Web browser matches Netscape Navigator feature for feature, plus adds some tricks all its own.

[author : Rex Baldazo]

p.42 Adobe's Finally the Managing Type

p.42 Adobe's Finally the Managing Type

Get unified font management on the Mac and Windows PCs with Adobe's new ATM 4.0.

[author : Russell Kay]

p.47 Quality Printing, Fast and Cheap

p.47 Quality Printing, Fast and Cheap

NEC's SuperScript 860 combines great features with Adobe PrintGear technology for good Windows performance in a low-cost laser printer.

[author : Robert L. Hummel]

p.48 You Talk, Warp Listens

p.48 You Talk, Warp Listens

Thanks to VoiceType technology, you can tell the new version of OS/2 where you want to go.

[author : Barry Nance]

Review

p.167 A High Five for the Latest LaserJet

p.167 A High Five for the Latest LaserJet

Hewlett-Packard's LaserJet 5 is an impressive workgroup/network printer.

[author : Robert S. Hummel]

Comparison

p.161 Powerhouse Pentium Pros

p.161 Powerhouse Pentium Pros

We test the fastest Intel boxes on Earth: 200-MHz quad-Pentium Pro servers from ALR and Compaq.

[author : Dave Rowell and Peter D. Varhol]

Core

p.51 A Real OS for Real Time

p.51 A Real OS for Real Time

LynxOS provides a good, portable environment for embedded applications.

[author : Vik Sohal and Mitch Bunnell] [theme : Operating Systems]

p.55 The New and Improved Internet Protocol

p.55 The New and Improved Internet Protocol

Additions to the Internet Protocol ensure future growth and new functions.

[author : William Stallings] [theme : Networks]

p.59 How PrintGear Works

p.59 How PrintGear Works

Adobe's custom processor implements a print architecture for high-performance, low-cost laser printers.

[author : Andrew Shaw] [theme : CPUs]

p.63 Better Java Programming

p.63 Better Java Programming

A look at how Java's dynamic linking mechanism operates, and how you can use it to write faster Java programs.

[author : Peter Wayner]

Lab Report

p.104 10 Multifunction Telephony Boards

p.104 10 Multifunction Telephony Boards

NSTL tests all-in-one boards that let you dial up, dial in, send faxes, browse on-line, and do voice mail.

[author : Maggi Bender, Dorothy Hudson, Jim Kane and John McDonough] [theme : LAB Report: hardware]

p.112 Serving Up Data on the Web

p.112 Serving Up Data on the Web

We take a close look at three Web-server programs designed to deliver database access to your browser.

[author : Mark Hettler] [theme : LAB Report: software]

Pournelle

p.169 A Little Taste of Crow

p.169 A Little Taste of Crow

Jerry tracks down the real reason his new Cyrix machine crashed and finds an answer in an unexpected place.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

Toys

p.228 Wearable Pentium

p.228 Wearable Pentium

What Claudia Schiffer might wear while troubleshooting a nuclear reactor.

[author : Dave Andrews]

p.220 What's New

p.220 What's New

DeLorme's Map'n'Go makes an excellent traveling companion; Gateway's newest Pentium machine has more than just a zippy CPU.

Service

Reader service

Inquiry Reply Cards: 128A-B, 212A-B

Index to Advertisers By

p.212 Alphabetical Order

p.212 Alphabetical Order

p.214 Product Category

p.214 Product Category

p.216 Editorial Index by Company

p.216 Editorial Index by Company

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