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Issue 3 • Date March 1997

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  • Computer

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 2
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  • Do Computers Make Us Fools?

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 8
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  • Intel Defies Predictions, Sets Earnings Record

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 12 - 14
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  • Lowering The Cost Of PC Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 15 - 16
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  • Standards the key to education reform

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 116 - 117
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  • Web Publishing: No HTML Expertise Needed

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 129 - 131
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  • A resource guide to Year 2000 tools

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 58 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (8)
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    What tools are necessary and available to handle a Y2K project? This question would normally be answered in the low-profile, pragmatic environment of software maintenance, in which at least 50 percent of the world's software work is performed. But the Y2K problem has tremendous visibility creating a market for specialized tools View full abstract»

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  • Composite arithmetic: proposal for a new standard

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 65 - 73
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    A general-purpose arithmetic standard could give general computation the kind of reliability and stability that the floating-point standard brought to scientific computing. The author describes composite arithmetic as a possible starting point. He describes a formatting scheme for storage and display of exact and inexact numbers and an extended arithmetic with a number format as its basis. He also... View full abstract»

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  • Toward code-free business application development

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 35 - 43
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    Conventional wisdom holds that building high-end business applications is unavoidably difficult because applications and the technology for implementing them are complex. Empirical evidence from real projects amply reinforces this conclusion. It can be argued that spiraling technical complexity makes it difficult to focus on the application's core business problem. Software development is graduall... View full abstract»

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  • Cobol: perception and reality

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 126 - 128
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    The authors list the perceptions they have uncovered and counter them with the reality of Cobol. Some of the perceptions are: Cobol is a mainframe language-it has been available on PCs since their inception; Cobol stopped evolving in the 1970s, stopped growing in popularity in the 1980s, and stopped being used to develop client-server and Web-based applications in the 1990s; and Cobol is not an ob... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing run queue contention in shared memory multiprocessors

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 82 - 89
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    The performance of parallel processing systems, especially large systems, is sensitive to various types of overhead and contention. Performance consequences may be serious when contention occurs for hardware resources such as memory or the interconnection network. Contention can also occur for software resources such as critical data structures maintained by either system or application software. ... View full abstract»

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  • Computing in Japan: from cocoon to competition

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 26 - 33
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    The disparity between computing in Japan and the rest of the world became conspicuous during the 1980s and early 1990s. Elsewhere, new features became prominent in computing, including PCs based on the Wintel standard, open systems, networks, client-server solutions, and parallel architectures. Software became at least as important as hardware. In Japan, most of these new trends were adopted slowl... View full abstract»

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  • Dealing with dates: solutions for the Year 2000

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 44 - 51
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    The Year 2000 problem is real, though we still don't have a true sense of how extensive it really is. Studies to define the scope of the problem and the costs to fix it have produced widely varying results, causing confusion and concern. It has caught the media's attention and the public's imagination, and it has stimulated aggressive vendor response. Approaches for resolving the problem and manag... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements for advanced Year 2000 maintenance tools

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 52 - 57
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    Y2K tools for many of the languages used to build mission-critical systems are in short supply. Without sufficient support, Y2K conversion will be an unmanageable task. Advanced tools can help reduce the manual effort involved in addressing the Y2K problem. The article describes the general requirements for advanced Y2K maintenance tool support. The article reports what the authors have learned an... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic linking of software components

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 74 - 81
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    Traditionally, dynamic linkers merely combined previously compiled pieces of code. Faster processors are now making outright code generation at load time practical, leading to cross-platform portability at very little extra cost. While the central idea behind dynamic linking is quite straightforward, it can be implemented through a surprising variety of strategies. The author contrasts three simpl... View full abstract»

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  • Developing organizational competence

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 122 - 124
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    In 1995 the Software Engineering Institute released the People Capability Maturity Model to help software organizations focus on improving the capability of their workforces. The People CMM complements the CMM and helps organizations incorporate workforce improvements into their ongoing improvement programs. Maturity in the People CMM represents an organization's ability to improve the knowledge a... View full abstract»

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  • If Java is the answer, what was the question?

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 136, 133 - 135
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    Within a very few short years, Java, Java Beans, and everything to do with Java will be pervasive. Java's adoption curve will rival just about everything else in Silicon Valley for living in real time. The technology will burn brightly for a time and then burn itself out. Before that happens, though, Java will be as common as a household mop. Product hype is as much a part of the computer industry... View full abstract»

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