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Last updated 13 September, 1995
- Sun, HP to support OpenGL 3D graphics API.
- The support of the two largest workstation vendors should mean more
3-D apps as well as cheaper third-party hardware accelerators. (1,250 words)
- 64-bit Unix: Let's get together.
- Unix vendors are backing a common approach to 64-bit operating
systems. Here's why. (1,500 words)
- Def Con report:
- A the national hacker's convention in Las Vegas, a
former CIA spy warns companies that don't secure their
networks will face the wrath of shareholders. Also: "Spot the
Fed" and other games. (1,500 words)
- SIGGRAPH report:
The view from the graphics show in LA, scene of the world's
first Java BOF meeting -- though VRML did a better job of
dazzling the (1,100 words)
- TCP/IP update:
- What's new with TCP/IP? Lots, if your work brings you in
contact with PCs.
- What the
C++ ANSI standard means to you
- ANSI has proposed a standard C++, which promises to cure more
headaches than aspirin. Here's what it means to programmers.
- Analysis: A CORBA update
- Interoperable objects were promised and delivered at Object
World in San Francisco. Will objects move into the enterprise?
We step back and take a long hard look at where objects are
heading. (2,800 words)
- New products:
- All of the SPARC- and Solaris-related new products
that are fit to print.
- Online money-making secrets
- by Bill Kennedy and Jeanne Dietsch
The first detailed survey by a market research firm has
uncovered the rules that govern making money in this new marketplace.
Plus sidebars on on the new electronic
secure transactions technologies and
traffic measurement products.
(6,000 words including three sidebars)
- The 80 percent solution
- by Hal Stern
Seeking perfection? It's not always possible, and it's rarely
cost-effective, to reach for the ultimate algorithm. Real
programmers use simulation, estimation, and approximation
techniques to trade off time and resources for a close-enough
right answer. (5,400 words)
- Explaining RAID-5
- by Brian Wong
An in-depth look at the various levels of RAID mass storage, including
RAID-5, and some guidance on which will best serve your data
- How to build faster apps
by Adrian Cockcroft
- Performance guru Cockcroft highlights those aspects of a system that
programmers can best control to affect system performance, and
suggests tuning strategies.
- by Peter Galvin
Get a grip on improving security with a security plan.
- by Hal Stern
How applications use the Unix filesystem, plus a set of tips on
improving filesystem performance.
- by Bill Rosenblatt
Intelligent text indexing, search,
and retrieval software will soon be a standard component in
- Software Tools
- by Chuck Musciano
Guidelines for choosing a software development methodology.
- Unix Enterprise
- by Harris Kern and Randy Johnson
How to support distributed, mission-critical databases.
- Career Advisor
- by Edgar Saadi
Does systems administration offer a future? Recruiter Saadi answers
your letters about careers in Unix and open systems.
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Last updated: 13 September 1995