Vol.23 n°3 march 1998

Vol.23 n°3 march 1998

p.4 Contents

p.4 Contents

Cover Story

p.58 Weaving a better web

p.58 Weaving a better web

The Web is falling apart due to HTML's lack of essential features. But help is on the way.

[author : Scott Mace, Udo flohr, Rick Dobson, and Tony Graham]

Reseller

p.104C Storing Smart Saves Space

p.104C Storing Smart Saves Space

HSM movers little-used data where it belongs: elsewhere.

p.104K Microsoft's Data Access Directions

p.104K Microsoft's Data Access Directions

A practical look at the giant's strategy.

p.70 VBA and COM

p.70 VBA and COM

Gates discusses his view of the future of application programmability.

[author : Bill Gates]

p.73 TeraFLOPS Power

p.73 TeraFLOPS Power

Big problem to solve?

First you get 9000 Pentium chips...

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.79 Writing for Rhapsody

p.79 Writing for Rhapsody

Apple's latest OS offers a rich set of object-oriented frameworks for rapidly building GUI applications.

[author : Tom Thomson]

p.96NA 3 Boning Up on IPv6

p.96NA 3 Boning Up on IPv6

The 6bone global test bed will become the new Internet.

[author : Robert Fink] [theme : Network Integration]

p.87 Stored Procedures: Theat or Menace?

p.87 Stored Procedures: Theat or Menace?

Stored procedures are fine—if you want to produce slow code.

[author : Joe Celko and Jackie Celko] [theme : Managing Data]

p.91 Amending Moore's Law

p.91 Amending Moore's Law

Technology, finance, and physical law may force chip transistor density to level off.

[author : Dick Pountain]

Editorial

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Inbox

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Bits

p.24 Pentium II in '98

p.24 Pentium II in '98

p.26 Java Adoption Plans

p.26 Java Adoption Plans

p.32 Dual Analog Routers

p.32 Dual Analog Routers

p.34 GartnerGroup Report on ERP Software

p.34 GartnerGroup Report on ERP Software

p.40 Wanted: Programmers

p.40 Wanted: Programmers

Eval

p.41 Shooting the Rapids at 333 MHz

p.41 Shooting the Rapids at 333 MHz

[theme : Pentium II PCs]

We test new systems from Compaq and HP.

p.43 Terminal Compromises

p.43 Terminal Compromises

Windows-Based Terminal Server: a leap forward or a step back in time ?

[theme : Remote Terminal Server]

p.44 NetWare Enters the Nineties

p.44 NetWare Enters the Nineties

NetWare 5 makes it easy to use TCP/IP for all network client communications.

[theme : Network OS]

Core

p.45 An OS for Information Appliances

p.45 An OS for Information Appliances

Sun's Software Suite is a scalable set of OS and application components for hand held and embedded devices.

[author : Tom Whittaker] [theme : Operating Systems]

p.47 DCOM: Microsoft Enhances DCE

p.47 DCOM: Microsoft Enhances DCE

The distributed Component Object Model is an object-oriented RPC architecture that's built on standards, yet it's extensible.

[author : Paul Clip] [theme : Networks]

p.49 A Flexible CPU for Digital Cameras

p.49 A Flexible CPU for Digital Cameras

The MIPS processor architecture offers ways to extend computing power for custom applications. LSI Logic used it to build a chip for digital cameras.

[author : Reynaldo Archide] [theme : CPUs]

p.53 Better Performance with Exceptions in Java

p.53 Better Performance with Exceptions in Java

[author : David Orchard] [theme : Programming]

p.55 The OQL Standard Emerges

p.55 The OQL Standard Emerges

Object Query Language offers a good solution for complex data management and distributed object computing.

[author : Daniel Evans] [theme : Databases]

Lab Report

p.106 The Best OS for Web Serving: Unix or NT?

p.106 The Best OS for Web Serving: Unix or NT?

Which operating system should you be running on your Web server? We tested NT and five Unixes to find out.

[author : Barry Nance] [theme : Software]

p.112 Render Benders: 26 Graphics Cards for Fast 3-D

p.112 Render Benders: 26 Graphics Cards for Fast 3-D

Don't get left in the dust with a graphics engine that doesn't deliver.

[author : Rob Hummel] [theme : Hardware]

Web Project

p.97 Perl and Apache

p.97 Perl and Apache

Apache's embedded Perl interpreter, mod_perl, integrates Web services with scripting.

Javatalk

p.101 Object Marries Relational

p.101 Object Marries Relational

Ardent's Java Relational Binding turns a relational database into a Java object-oriented database management system.

Chaos Manor

p.129 Doing Something About Microsoft

p.129 Doing Something About Microsoft

Jerry has some ideas about how to resolve the Microsoft/Justice flap. Plus, another encounter with Plug & No Play.

Reviews

p.121 Multicast Offers Bandwidth Salvation

p.121 Multicast Offers Bandwidth Salvation

Three for data broadcasting.

[theme : IP Multicast Software]

p.125 If You Build It, Will They Come?

p.125 If You Build It, Will They Come?

[theme : Web Accelerator]

Sitara rewrites TCP.

p.126 Novell's New Directory Direction

p.126 Novell's New Directory Direction

With NDS for NT, Novell tries to solve a big problem.

[theme : Directory Suite]

p.128 OfficeMac: Worth Revisiting in 98

p.128 OfficeMac: Worth Revisiting in 98

Microsoft restores Mac/Windows file compatibilty.

[theme : Office Suite]

What's New

p.153 Previews of a new Toshiba Satellite and Softimage's Digital Studio.

p.153 Previews of a new Toshiba Satellite and Softimage's Digital Studio.

Improbable

p.158 Get to the Point

p.158 Get to the Point

A product to end voice-mail hemming and hawing.

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Index to Advertisers

p.150 Alphabetical Order

p.150 Alphabetical Order

p.152 Editorial Index by Company

p.152 Editorial Index by Company

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