Vol.22 n°6 june 1997

Vol.22 n°6 june 1997

p.70 Who goes there ?

p.70 Who goes there ?

Don't trust your business to the Internet-yet. Wait for reliable authentication technology.

[author : Peter Wayner]

p.85 Smarter stuff

p.85 Smarter stuff

New network and Internet control make embedded systems even more useful.

[author : Bob Margolin]

Special report

p.98 Play by the rules

p.98 Play by the rules

Business rules will help you get your data in order.

[author : Michael Barnes and David Kelly]

p.103 A Career in Data Modeling

p.103 A Career in Data Modeling

An organized data model can save time during application development.

[author : J. L. Weldon]

p.107 What's New with RAD?

p.107 What's New with RAD?

What you'll see in the next versions of the top RAD tools.

[author : David S. Linthicum]

p.81 Balance the Load with Transaction Server

p.81 Balance the Load with Transaction Server

Can you run your business on Microsoft's new Transaction Server?

[author : Barry Nance] [theme : Building Net Apps]

p.93 Multicast to the masses

p.93 Multicast to the masses

Problems broadcasting information? IP Multicast can solve them.

[author : Mike Hurwicz] [theme : Network Integration]

EDITORIAL

p.14 RIP Anonymous user

p.14 RIP Anonymous user

INDEX

p.19

p.19

BITS

p.26 King of the x86 hill

p.26 King of the x86 hill

p.27 Best of CEBIT

p.27 Best of CEBIT

p.30 MMX Overdrive

p.30 MMX Overdrive

p.40 Future of Firewalls

p.40 Future of Firewalls

EVAL

p.41 Microsoft's Free-Lunch Browser

Internet Explorer 4.0.

[theme : Net Suite]

p.42 3-D Price Breakthrough

Intergraph's TD-225

[theme : Graphics Workstation]

p.47 More Like Windows

HP's 320LX.

[theme : CE Hand-Held]

p.48 A Readin', Rewritin' CD Drive

Ricoh's rewritable CD

[theme : Rewritable CD]

CORE

p.51 Data Delivery When You Want It

Publish and Subsribe promises custom info distribution.

[theme : Databases]

p.53 Inferno: One Hot OS

Scalable from hand-helds to switching equipment.

[theme : Operating Systems]

p.59 Bulletproofing ATM: part 1

How ATM cable connections can help establish redundancy.

[theme : Networking]

p.63 Smarter, More Secure Smartcards

p.63 Smarter, More Secure Smartcards

IC allow smartcards to be safe containers for private data.

[theme : CPUs]

p.65 An introduction to Objective-C

p.65 An introduction to Objective-C

Here's how Objective-C differs from C++.

[theme : Programming]

LAB REPORT

p.122 Centralize Your CD-ROMs

p.122 Centralize Your CD-ROMs

By BYTE Editors Tests of six CD-ROM servers reveal performance ranging from superb to lousy.

[theme : Hardware]

p.130 Firewall Software for NT and Unix

p.130 Firewall Software for NT and Unix

[theme : Software]

WEB PROJECT

p.115 Java Servlets

p.115 Java Servlets

Server-side Java is ready for prime time now.

[author : Jon Udell]

JAVATALK

p.119 Beyong GUI Graphics

p.119 Beyong GUI Graphics

This month: object-oriented graphics libraries and beans.

[author : Rick Grehan]

CHAOS MANOR

p.143 Of Supercomputers, Sound files and Sugarscape

p.143 Of Supercomputers, Sound files and Sugarscape

The AAAS annual meeting inspires Jerry to try building an artificial society on the PC.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

REVIEWS

p.136 Adobe Nails a Hat Trick

p.136 Adobe Nails a Hat Trick

Illustrator 7.0 achieves virtual feature parity between the Macintosh and Windows versions.

[author : David Em] [theme : Graphic Design S/W]

p.137 How Fast Is a 56-Kbps Modem?

p.137 How Fast Is a 56-Kbps Modem?

We try one of the first 2X 56-Kbps modem-the U.S. Robotics Sportster-and find that reality falls short of promise.

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

p.139 More Room, and a View

p.139 More Room, and a View

[author : Russel Kay] [theme : Flat-Panel Display]

The ViewSonic VP140 is a sharp color monitor, but it's a hassle to set up.

p.141 Oracle's Web-Footed Friend

p.141 Oracle's Web-Footed Friend

Object-oriented code makes Oracle/2000 a slick tool for deploying database applications on the Web.

[author : Robert J. Muller] [theme : Database Tools]

WHAT'S NEW

p.171 The Palm Pilot organizer gets backlighting and new communications options. Plus, new Web-publishing tools, utilities, and connectivity harware.

p.171 The Palm Pilot organizer gets backlighting and new communications options. Plus, new Web-publishing tools, utilities, and connectivity harware.

IMPROBABLE

p.176 Advances and Retreats in Computing

p.176 Advances and Retreats in Computing

Progress report on Project Whacko, our glorious attemp to rid the world of junk e-mailers; plus, theme music for real life.

[author : Marc Abrahams]

SERVICE

Reader service

Inquiry Reply Cards: 168A-B

Index to Advertisers

p.168 Alphabetical Order

p.168 Alphabetical Order

p.170 Editorial Index by Company

p.170 Editorial Index by Company

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