Vol.22 n°4 april 1997

Vol.22 n°4 april 1997

Cover Story

p.66 Cheaper Computing

p.66 Cheaper Computing

The first of a special two-part series on cutting computing costs focuses on network computers.

[author : Tom R. Halfhill]

Special Report - Building networked applications

p.93 Distributing Components

p.93 Distributing Components

Put aside the arguments and take a practical look at two major standards.

[author : John Montgomery]

p.99 Let's Talk

p.99 Let's Talk

The internetworking of CORBA and DCOM is getting better, but you still have to watch out.

[author : Mike Foody]

p.103 Programming with CORBA and DCOM

p.103 Programming with CORBA and DCOM

Two competing environments—from a developer's point of view.

[author : John Pompeii]

Network Integration

p.83 Faster, Smarter Nets

p.83 Faster, Smarter Nets

[author : Mike Hurwicz]

To really make a network hum, combine switched ATM and routed IP.

Managing Data

p.109 RDBMSes Get a Make-Over

p.109 RDBMSes Get a Make-Over

Should you use an extension to handle complex data types?

[author : Jay-Louise Weldon]

Managing Data

p.115 How to Improve DBMSes

p.115 How to Improve DBMSes

Seven ways to handle future data.

[author : Nagraj Alur and Judith R. Davis]

EDITORIAL

p.14 Tracking New Technologies

p.14 Tracking New Technologies

[author : Mark Schlack]

INBOX

p.19 Readers respond to BYTE

p.19 Readers respond to BYTE

BITS

p.26 Apple's Next OS

p.26 Apple's Next OS

p.28 Tiniest Weather Station

p.28 Tiniest Weather Station

p.32 Multipoint Videoconferencing

p.32 Multipoint Videoconferencing

p.34 Replication Everywhere

p.34 Replication Everywhere

p.40 Decongesting the Net

p.40 Decongesting the Net

EVAL

p.41 The Basics of Web Development

p.41 The Basics of Web Development

Visual Basic 5 supports easy component construction.

[author : Steve Gillmor] [theme : Programming Language]

p.45 Notebook with a View

p.45 Notebook with a View

NEC's Versa 6200MX is a natural for presentations.

[author : Robert L. Hummel] [theme : Notebook]

p.46 This Hand-Held Stands Out

p.46 This Hand-Held Stands Out

The Velo 1 is the best little PC.

[author : Peter Wayner] [theme : Hand-Held PC]

CORE

p.51 Unix Helps the Disabled

p.51 Unix Helps the Disabled

Long-awaited adaptive technology comes to Unix.

[author : Joseph J. Lazarro] [theme : Operating Systems]

p.55 Reliable ATM Networking

p.55 Reliable ATM Networking

LAN emulation links legacy networks and ATM segments.

[author : Steen Lohse] [theme : Networks]

p.59 First Look at PowerPC G3

p.59 First Look at PowerPC G3

A new generation offers speed and low fuel consumption.

[author : Tom Thompson] [theme : CPUs]

p.63 Expect Offers Unix Scripting

p.63 Expect Offers Unix Scripting

Embeddable language offers pattern-matching capabilities.

[author : Bob Friesenhahn] [theme : Programming]

LAB REPORT

p.128 Seven Fast Color

p.128 Seven Fast Color

We test six color lasers plus Tektronix's Phaser 350 solid-ink printers.

[author : Dorothy Hudson and Dave Rowell] [theme : Hardware]

p.136 Hanging Out an Internet Shingle

p.136 Hanging Out an Internet Shingle

Setting up a storefront on the Web is relatively esay with one of these four tested commerce packages.

[author : David Seachrist] [theme : Software]

WEB PROJECT

p.121 Perl's Future

p.121 Perl's Future

How to benefit from Perl and its challengers.

[author : Jon Udell]

JAVA TALK

p.125 SuperCede Lives Up to Its Names

p.125 SuperCede Lives Up to Its Names

It's really, really fast.

[author : Rick Grehan]

REVIEWS

p.141 Hand-Held Development Options

p.141 Hand-Held Development Options

We test software for building applications for hand-helds, including CE-based HPCs.

[author : Steve Mann and Rick Grehan] [theme : Programming Tools]

p.145 Java Development Kit, Take Two

p.145 Java Development Kit, Take Two

Javasoft's JDK 1.1 bolsters the language with new APIs.

[author : Rick Grehan] [theme : Development Software]

CHAOS MANOR

p.147 Orchids and Onions Are Blooming

p.147 Orchids and Onions Are Blooming

Jerry looks back on the hits and misses of 1996.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

WHAT'S NEW

p.178 Apple's PowerBook 3400 is faster, brighter, and better; Adobe's PageMaker 6.5 has improved power, flexibility, and electronic publishing.

p.178 Apple's PowerBook 3400 is faster, brighter, and better; Adobe's PageMaker 6.5 has improved power, flexibility, and electronic publishing.

IMPROBABLE

p.188 Advances and Retreats in Computing

p.188 Advances and Retreats in Computing

Internet Barbie, a new threat to data warehouses, and a request for terabytes of quality.

SERVICE

Reader service

Inquiry Reply Cards: 172A-B

Index to Advertisers

p.172 Alphabetical Order

p.172 Alphabetical Order

p.174 Product Category

p.174 Product Category

p.176 Editorial Index by Company

p.176 Editorial Index by Company

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