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SunWorld SunWorld August 1999  
IDG's magazine  
for the Unix community  
Are your systems really 100% busy? How turnstiles handle sleep and wakeup in Solaris JavaScript's grown up: Understand how to use it on your site

 Tech Expertise

The Jini vision
Learn the unique value of this new networking technology and what Jini visionary Bill Joy had to say about it at the recent Jini Community Summit. By Bill Venners

JavaScript comes of age
Understanding the implementation of JavaScript and its many uses on your site. By R. Allen Wyke

 Performance Q&A
What does 100 percent busy mean?
How should utilization, response time, and service time really be calculated? By Adrian Cockcroft

 Inside Solaris
Turnstiles and priority inheritance
Last month's coverage of sleep queues and the sleep/wakeup mechanism in Solaris provides a perfect springboard for this month's topic -- turnstiles. By Jim Mauro

 IT Architect
Enterprise application integration -- message broker style
Pointers on evaluation and implementation. By Alex Pan

 Wizard's Guide to Security
Summertime potluck
This mixed bag of goodies includes additional tidbits on sendmail and chroot. By Carole Fennelly

 Pete's Super Systems
How to construct your cluster configuration, Part 2: Plugging in
Notes on implementation and testing before you go live. By Peter Baer Galvin

Web routing provides Net traffic relief
How do components of Web routing -- server redirection, load balancing, and caching -- work to speed network connections? By Rawn Shah


VNC works miracles for system administrators
Need remote display of a Windows app? Free software tool makes it a snap. By Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz

Which server is best when mixing Windows NT into a Solaris network?
And how do you do it? By Shari L. Jones

RAID basics, Part 3: Understanding the implementation of hardware- and software-based solutions
What are the benefits and drawbacks of each? By Chuck Musciano


Court annuls Sun's Java injunction
Appeals court asks for explanation in lower court's ruling. (August 24, 1999) By James Niccolai, IDG News Service

SunSpots: The latest tidbits on Sun deals and product news
IBM, Sun drop plans for JavaOS for Business. Sun scoops up Forte to pad tools offerings. Hot Chips forum: Sun details MAJC appliance chip. (7 stories posted)

Eye on the Competition: Up-to-the-minute news on Sun's rivals
Belluzzo might head up Microsoft's Net business. Compaq debuts two new ProLiant 8-way servers. IBM readies 1-GHz chip for AS/400, RS/6000. (8 stories posted)

New Product Briefs (August 23, 1999)
TGS debuts Java version of 3D-MasterSuite tools for Solaris; TurboLinux lets you cluster Linux, Solaris, NT servers; Sun releases Java 1.1.2/1.2 Plug-in for Solaris; KL Group offers PageFormatter 2.0; Stalker debuts CommuniGate Pro Mail Server 3.1; and more. Also see New Product Briefs for the weeks of August 2, August 9, and August 16. By Kane Scarlett

Internet Files: News on the latest Internet standards and struggles
ICANN approves Net address disputes resolution. House panel passes database, e-signature bills. Proposed US bill threatens Net taxes. (8 stories posted)

LinuxWorld: Linus on the Linux kernel
What's planned for version 2.4? (August 11, 1999) By James Niccolai, IDG News Service

Sendmail and MessagingDirect team up
Sendmail gains POP, IMAP support. (August 2, 1999) By Carolyn Duffy Marsan, Network World Fusion


 Career Advisor
Does my salary stack up?
What's considered fair for my skill set? By Edgar Saadi

 Regular Expressions
Cinderella languages
Tcl and Perl: Uninvited belles of the enterprise ball. Plus, the August 16 installment: IBM takes lead in database competition. By Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz

 Silicon Carny
Smart data
Add intelligence to your data files. By Rich Morin

 Bill's Bookshelf
Summer reading
Easy beach reads on Netscape and Microsoft. By Bill Rosenblatt


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