Vol.22 n°10 october 1997

Vol.22 n°10 october 1997

SPECIAL REPORT : EXTENDING THE ENTERPRISE - YOUR NEXT NET

p.58 ATM's Shrinking Role

p.58 ATM's Shrinking Role

[author : Scott Mace]

ATM, once the killer network, is under attack from frame relay, Gigabit Ethernet, and IP.

p.63 Preparing for Gigabit Ethernet

p.63 Preparing for Gigabit Ethernet

10 tips for rolling out this high-speed technology.

[author : Mike Hurwicz]

p.71 Batter Up for Broadband

p.71 Batter Up for Broadband

Digital Subscriber Line services are arriving, as is one-way wireless broadband service.

[author : Mark Brownstein]

p.76 Bandwidth on a budget

p.76 Bandwidth on a budget

Our tests will help you pick the right remote-access technology: 56K, ISDN, or ADSL.

[author : BYTE Editors]

p.87 Java Gets Down to Business

p.87 Java Gets Down to Business

Critics say Java isn't ready for prime time. Meanwhile, people are using it to solve real problems.

[author : Tom Halfhill] [theme : BUILDING NETWORK APPS]

p.95 CORBA, Java, and the Object Web

p.95 CORBA, Java, and the Object Web

Today's Web is too small for client/server computing. The future of the Web is the Object Web.

[author : Robert Orfali, Dan Harkey, and Jeri Edwards] [theme : BUILDING NETWORK APPS]

p.101 Debunking Object-Database Myths

p.101 Debunking Object-Database Myths

Object databases are no longer lab curiosities. Here's what they can do.

[author : Joe Celko and Jackie Celko] [theme : MANAGING DATA]

p.107 Data Networks Speak Up

p.107 Data Networks Speak Up

Voice over frame relay or IP has improved. But the technology is still for internal use only.

[author : Alan Jock] [theme : NETWORK INTEGRATION]

EDITORIAL

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INBOX

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BITS

p.18 AGP: Who Needs It?

p.18 AGP: Who Needs It?

p.19 Servers Thin and Cheap

p.19 Servers Thin and Cheap

p.22 Ink-Jets Move Up

p.22 Ink-Jets Move Up

p.23 Bugs on Mars

p.23 Bugs on Mars

p.23 Bandwidth Accounting

p.23 Bandwidth Accounting

p.26 NT Clustering

p.26 NT Clustering

p.32 What's Next for Windows

p.32 What's Next for Windows

EVAL

p.33 First 6x86 PC: Generally a Winner

p.33 First 6x86 PC: Generally a Winner

CyberMax's Cyrix machine.

[theme : DESKTOP PC]

p.34 JBuilder Makes Java a Piece of Cake

p.34 JBuilder Makes Java a Piece of Cake

Borland's JBuilder.

[theme : DEVELOPMENT TOOLS]

p.37 The Best ThinkPad Gets Better

p.37 The Best ThinkPad Gets Better

IBM's model 770.

[theme : NOTEBOOK]

p.38 A New Meeting for Videoconferencing

p.38 A New Meeting for Videoconferencing

White Pine's MeetingPoint.

[author : VIDEOCON SERVER]

CORE

p.43 Farming the Web

p.43 Farming the Web

You can harvest content for information that's crucial to your strategic decisions.

[author : Richard Hackathorn] [theme : DATABASES]

p.45 A New Epoch for Hand-Helds

p.45 A New Epoch for Hand-Helds

Psion's OS provides a micro-kernel and sophisticated real-time services.

[author : Dick Pountain] [theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS]

p.47 Smarter and Faster IP Connections

p.47 Smarter and Faster IP Connections

New IP switch designs help move low-latency data through large nets.

[author : Mick Seaman] [theme : NETWORKING]

p.51 Keeping It Simple

p.51 Keeping It Simple

A new Pentium-class processor from a stealth start-up rebels against current design trends with a vastly simplified micro-architecture.

[author : Tom R. Halfhill] [theme : CPUs]

p.53 Programming in Limbo

p.53 Programming in Limbo

This language allows you to easily write threaded programs with bidirectional communications.

[author : Larry Rau] [theme : PROGRAMMING]

LAB REPORT

p.76 Bandwidth on a Budget

p.76 Bandwidth on a Budget

Our modem tests will help you choose: 56K, ISDN, or ADSL?

[author : BYTE Editors] [theme : HARDWARE]

p.122 The Object Is to Manage Data

p.122 The Object Is to Manage Data

When you're tracking large, complex data types. you need an object data-base management system. We test three of them.

[author : Todd Zino] [theme : SOFTWARE]

WEB PROJECT

p.113 Next-Generation News Servers

p.113 Next-Generation News Servers

With the latest from Netscape and Microsoft, mere mortals can deploy newsgroups.

[author : Jon Udell]

JAVATALK

p.117 Rebuilt Parts

p.117 Rebuilt Parts

ObjectShare's Parts for Java provides an excellent programming environment.

[author : Rick Grehan]

CHAOS MANOR

p.139 Virtual Publishing and Virtual Travel

p.139 Virtual Publishing and Virtual Travel

After a stop in the anteroom to Purgatory, Jerry takes to the air with a new laptop and muses on some virtual possibilities.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

REVIEWS

p.129 Web Servers Get Skinny

p.129 Web Servers Get Skinny

We check out easy-to-manage systems from Compact Devices, Microtest, and Webtronics.

[theme : WEB APPLIANCES]

p.133 Three for Speed

p.133 Three for Speed

Its a close race between these screaming machines from Apple, Motorola, and Umax.

[author : POWER MACS]

p.137 Novell's Internet/IntranetWare Connection

p.137 Novell's Internet/IntranetWare Connection

BorderManager bundles inter-network services for NetWare administrators.

[theme : INTERNET SERVICES]

WHAT'S NEW

p.167 Digital's HiNote notebook, Microsoft's Frontrage 98, plus processor upgrades, a math tool, and crypto accelerators.

p.167 Digital's HiNote notebook, Microsoft's Frontrage 98, plus processor upgrades, a math tool, and crypto accelerators.

IMPROBABLE

p.172 Advances and Retreats in Computing

p.172 Advances and Retreats in Computing

Just like Kiss and Fleetwood Mac, the green screen lust won't stay away.

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p.164 Alphabetical Order

p.164 Alphabetical Order

p.166 Editorial Index by Company

p.166 Editorial Index by Company

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