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Issue 6 • Date June 1997

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  • Software Modems: A New Way To Communicate

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 20
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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  • A 'crystal ball' for software liability

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):29 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    Software developers are living in a liability grace period, but it won't last. To adequately insure themselves against potential liability, developers need tools to identify worst-case scenarios and help them quantify the risks associated with a piece of software. For assessing such risks associated with software, the authors recommend fault injection, which provides worst-case predictions about h... View full abstract»

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  • Java And Beyond: Executable Content

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):49 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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  • Essence of the capability maturity model

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):112 - 114
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    The CMM (Capability Maturity Model) wasn't intended to be all things to all people or cover all possible aspects of software and systems development. CMM was intended to provide one set of guidelines for managing software development projects and making improvements over time. This set of guidelines was based on best practices, software engineering discipline, real world experience and extrapolati... View full abstract»

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  • Compilers for improved Java performance

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):67 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (26)
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    Because they are interpreted, Java executables run slower than their compiled counterparts. The native executable translation (NET) compiler's objective is to optimize the translation of Java byte-code to native machine code so that it runs nearly as fast as native code generated directly from a source. The article presents some preliminary results for several large application programs and standa... View full abstract»

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  • Sync: a Java framework for mobile collaborative applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):59 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (17)
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    Introducing the factors of wireless mobile systems into the development of collaborative applications complicates developers' lives significantly. Application frameworks targeted for coordinating wireless mobile applications simplify development. The authors describe Sync, a development framework that provides high-level primitives that enable programmers to create arbitrarily complex, synchronize... View full abstract»

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  • The feel of Java

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):53 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (5)
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    Java evolved out of a Sun research project started six years ago to look into distributed control of consumer electronics devices. At that time, the priori ties of the consumer electronics industry were quite different from those in the computer industry. Whereas five years ago the computer industry's mantra was compatibility, the consumer electronics industry considered security, networking, port... View full abstract»

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  • Computer science research in India

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):40 - 47
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    The computer industry is playing an increasingly important role in India's economy. However, for a number of reasons, many researchers are not doing high-quality work. Computer science research in India takes place at academic, government-sponsored, and industry-sponsored institutions. These major institutions can conduct effective research because they have sufficient funding, high-quality progra... View full abstract»

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  • A tool for organizing Web information

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):80 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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    The physical and logical differences among information sources on the Internet complicate information retrieval. For instance, data is no longer just simple text or tuples, but now includes objects and multimedia. Data can also have varied and often arcane semantics. Sources have different policies, procedures, and conventions and are hosted by diverse platforms. Ontologies-models of concepts and ... View full abstract»

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  • PC and TV makers battle over convergence

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):14 - 16
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    The conversion from analog to digital TV has begun. With billions of dollars at stake, computer and television makers are fighting about whether the digital receivers that will replace the millions of existing analog TVs will be more like PCs or televisions View full abstract»

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  • The Internet's sustainable advantage

    Publication Year: 1997
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    The article explains why the Internet is cheaper to operate than the phone network on which it runs. In large measure, the success of the Internet in the US (where nearly three-quarters of Internet users are located) is due to a regulatory anomaly: many residential telephone customers don't pay for local calls; they connect to their Internet service providers for free. This aspect of the Internet ... View full abstract»

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  • A two-level cosimulation environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):109 - 111
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    Hardware/software codesign seeks to integrate system level, hardware, and software design. Ideally, we would like tools that allow rapid evaluation of design decisions and a full exploration of the design space. Available tools are often too slow and concentrate on the low level cosimulation of hardware and software parts, after the design has been partitioned. We are attempting to remedy these pr... View full abstract»

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  • Secure code distribution

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):76 - 79
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (53)
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    The Java Virtual Machine does not offer a way for code obtained from trusted sources to be granted extra rights. The article describes two approaches to authentification for code distribution: one extends the JVM to include a digital signature in applets; the other uses MIME encapsulation to take advantage of available security infrastructures. The signed-applet approach gives a programmer more fl... View full abstract»

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  • Java- and CORBA-based network management

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):83 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (5)
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    Systems to manage distributed heterogeneous networks and services must often use off-the-shelf components and leverage legacy applications. Much of the telecommunications industry uses a network architecture based on CMIP (Common Management Information Protocol) to manage networks and services, while much of the Internet uses the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). To provide distributed ne... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture for a Web-accessible simulation environment

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):88 - 91
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    Despite the dynamic and interactive nature of the language underlying applets, the typical applet still performs a fixed set of operations. Users cannot easily reconfigure such a system to perform “what if” experiments or gather statistical or timing information for an experiment. Thus, while Java and the Web support dynamic interactions and enable exciting capabilities in educational ... View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise computing: the Java factor

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):115 - 117
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (5)
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    The ubiquitous availability of Web browsers on multiple platforms and user familiarity with browser technology provide numerous advantages: a uniform interface; support for multimedia and user interaction and collaboration; a simple communication protocol that has been implemented in all major hardware and software platforms; and support by almost all vendors who package Web engines within their p... View full abstract»

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  • SQL Test Suite goes online

    Publication Year: 1997
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    Does your relational database speak SQL fluently? It's easy to find out, because the SQL (Structured Query Language) Test Suite is now free on the Web. SQL is the standard that lets DBMS products from different vendors interoperate. It defines common data structures (tables, columns, views, and so on) and provides a data manipulation language to populate, update, and query those structures. Access... View full abstract»

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