Vol.23 n°2 february 1998

Vol.23 n°2 february 1998

Cover Story

p.62 Disposable PCs

p.62 Disposable PCs

New technology, fragmenting standards, and a revolt against rapid obsolescence will radically change the PC landscape over the next two years. Are you ready?

[author : Tom R. Halfhill]

p.77 Jackpot at Comdex

p.77 Jackpot at Comdex

We check out the hundreds of new products at the big show in Vegas and pick the best.

p.89 The Internet Reinvented

p.89 The Internet Reinvented

Changing the way researchers work and collaborate, newly minted high-speed networks will also benefit the Internet.

[author : Daniel P. Dern and Scott Mace] [theme : Network Integration]

Changing the way researcher work and collaborate, newly minted high-speed networks will also benefit.

p.81 Making Components Portable with JavaBeans

p.81 Making Components Portable with JavaBeans

A key to integrated solutions across multiple platforms.

[author : David S. Renshaw] [theme : Building Network Apps]

p.112 Part I: 15 Disks Cover More Data Than Ever

p.112 Part I: 15 Disks Cover More Data Than Ever

Platter clatter: We test gigabyte disk drives for workstations and servers.

[author : Russell Kay] [theme : Storage]

p.121 Part II: Infinite Space

p.121 Part II: Infinite Space

Holograms, molecules, and atoms will be the components of tomorrow's storage technology.

[author : Edmund X. DeJesus] [theme : Storage]

p.40IS International Section

p.40IS International Section

p.40IS-7 Smarter Smartcards

p.40IS-7 Smarter Smartcards

Multiple applications will soon be running on one little card.

p.40IS-11 I2O's Promise

p.40IS-11 I2O's Promise

This new breed of server will compete with Unix machines.

p.40IS-16 Better Control with PDM

p.40IS-16 Better Control with PDM

Product data management is most efficient when combined with enterprise-wide applications.

Editorial

p.14 Coping with Change

p.14 Coping with Change

Inbox

p.17

p.17

Bits

p.24 Thin Clients for Windows

p.24 Thin Clients for Windows

p.28 Speedier Server I/O

p.28 Speedier Server I/O

p.32 Actual USB Devices

p.32 Actual USB Devices

p.34 DSL for Everyman

p.34 DSL for Everyman

p.40 Software Building Blocks

p.40 Software Building Blocks

Eval

p.41 A Different Desktop for the Workplace

p.41 A Different Desktop for the Workplace

Lotus' eSuite uses JavaBeans.

[theme : Productivity Software]

p.43 Three Vendors Make an Alpha Bet

p.43 Three Vendors Make an Alpha Bet

Alpha-powered PCs from Aspen, Polywell, and Tri-Star.

[theme : High-Speed Desktops]

p.46 Profilers for a Component World

p.46 Profilers for a Component World

NuMega's TrueTime and Rational's Visual Quantify find bottlenecks in Windows code.

[theme : Performance Analyzers]

Core

p.47 Real-Time Queries in the Enterprise

p.47 Real-Time Queries in the Enterprise

New forms of persistent queries are necessary to handle live data as it speeds through a network.

[author : Dale Skeen] [theme : Databases]

p.51 Glasgow Enhances JavaBeans

p.51 Glasgow Enhances JavaBeans

[author : Piroz Mohseni] [theme : Operating Systems]

The next generation of Java components adds hierarchical structure, transparent data handling, and drag and drop.

p.53 Java's Object-Oriented Communications

p.53 Java's Object-Oriented Communications

Remote method invocation is a powerful mechanism that enables flexible and scalable distributed communications among Java programs.

[author : Paul Clip] [theme : Networks]

p.55 RISC Gets Small

p.55 RISC Gets Small

Motorola's MCore embedded RISC processor has low-power modes that enable battery-juiced products to run for longer time.

[author : Bill Moyer and John Arends] [theme : CPUs]

p.59 Writing JavaScript Applications

p.59 Writing JavaScript Applications

Some tricks for building useful applications, and some ways to get around this language's limitations.

[author : Bob Friesenhahn] [theme : Programming]

Lab Report

p.106 Team-Building on the Fly

p.106 Team-Building on the Fly

We test "teamware" — programs for building fast little workgroups across the Internet and across organizational boundaries

[author : William Wong] [theme : Software]

p.112 15 Disks Cover More Data Than Ever

p.112 15 Disks Cover More Data Than Ever

Platter clatter: We test gigabyte disk drives for workstations and servers.

[author : Russell Kay] [theme : Hardware]

Web Project

p.97 In Search of SSL Spidering

p.97 In Search of SSL Spidering

Building tools that fetch and process secure pages teaches some painful lessons.

[author : Jon Udell]

Javatalk

p.101 The Federated Database

p.101 The Federated Database

Objectivity/DB, a Java-based OODBMS Plus, Powersoft's component transaction server.

[author : Rick Grehan]

Chaos Manor

p.131 To Cure a Failing Memory

p.131 To Cure a Failing Memory

Jerry's unending quest for more storage space and RAM leads him into the thicket of disk and memory optimization.

Reviews

p.125 Publish and Subscribe Meets the Internet

p.125 Publish and Subscribe Meets the Internet

Pull out the old and push in the new with scalable publish/subscribe middleware for WANs and the Web.

[theme : Middleware]

p.129 HP Makes an Even Better Impression

p.129 HP Makes an Even Better Impression

The new LaserJet 4000 delivers 1200 dpi, lets you manage more of the print process from your desk, and bring new communications technology.

[theme : Workgroup Printer]

p.130 CADzooks! What a Deal

p.130 CADzooks! What a Deal

We test Visio's IntelliCAD, a heavy-duty but low-cost alternative to AutoCAD.

[theme : CAD Software]

What's New

p.155 Compaq's notebook, Philips' latest Velo, and Accent's translation software. Plus, IBM brings its "giant MR" technology to a desktop disk.

p.155 Compaq's notebook, Philips' latest Velo, and Accent's translation software. Plus, IBM brings its "giant MR" technology to a desktop disk.

Improbable

p.160 Mail Call

p.160 Mail Call

Readers respond to the big question: Besides Civilization, what is the Net the end of?

SERVICE

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p.152 Alphabetical Order

p.152 Alphabetical Order

p.154 Editorial Index by Company

p.154 Editorial Index by Company

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