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Issue 7 • Date July 1998

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  • Standardizing Real-Time Streaming Protocols

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 94 - 96
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  • Mining system tests to aid software maintenance

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 64 - 73
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (4)
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    Maintainers can use information from test analysis tools to help them understand, debug, and retest programs. The authors describe techniques and tools in Bellcore's χSuds, a system for understanding and diagnosing software bugs, including Y2K problems in legacy applications View full abstract»

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  • Smarter memory: improving bandwidth for streamed references

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 54 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (13)
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    Processor speeds are increasing so much faster than memory speeds that within a decade processors may spend most of their time waiting for data. Most modern DRAM components support modes that make it possible to perform some access sequences more quickly than others. The authors describe how reordering streams can result in better memory performance View full abstract»

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  • Lurching toward Babel: HTML, CSS and XML

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 103 - 104, 106
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The author discusses HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and XML (Extensible Markup Language). Many designers advocate the use of CSS together with XML as a replacement for HTML View full abstract»

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  • Managing for flexible software manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 100 - 102
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    Contrary to popular belief, the most difficult problem in software reuse is not technical; rather, it is establishing a manufacturing culture. To manufacture software systematically, managers must provide three supporting pillars: development processes, infrastructure and culture. The author discusses these three issues View full abstract»

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  • Joe Sixpack, Larry Lemming, and Ralph Nader [Microsoft]

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 107 - 109
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    Windows 98 is upon us like the plague. Consumers are poking at their Web browsers to download copies of Microsoft's cash cow as Intel and Microsoft rake in the profits from hardware and software upgrades. It is techno-treadmill time once again. In the excitement we forget one small detail: these may be damaged goods. Microsoft has quietly downplayed its damaged goods. The author discusses some exa... View full abstract»

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  • Behind the hype about the IT labor “shortage”

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 112, 110 - 111
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    Industry leaders, government representatives, and association spokespersons are in hot debate regarding the issues surrounding the IT labor shortage. The controversy centers on the US Immigration and Naturalization Service's H-1B visa system. The narrow question being debated is whether raising the number of such visas robs jobs from US workers or creates additional jobs. The author discusses the ... View full abstract»

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  • Have storage area networks come of age?

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 10 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (8)
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    Organizations are processing and storing an exploding volume of information. Because of this, they are looking for new ways to access their data more quickly and reliably across their networks. This has led organizations to begin using storage area networks (SANs) based on fibre channel technology. SANs link storage devices (such as disks, disk arrays, and tape drives) to create a pool of storage ... View full abstract»

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  • Mitigating Microsoft with virtual consoles

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 105 - 106, 109
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The most striking aspect of computing in the 1990s, or at least the late 1990s, is the almost universal acceptance of windows as a way users interact with software. Users get a strong feeling of control, even exhilaration, in having several windows in production at once and being able to choose among them. Before windowing took over, the console, the display terminal together with the keyboard, wa... View full abstract»

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  • Tell less, say more: the power of implicitness

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 97 - 98
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    Implicitness is a very practical feature of OO development, as distinctive as anything that is routinely considered part of the definition. It is the constant refusal to say more than what we strictly need to say. The double refusal (refusal to close, refusal to assert completeness) requires some intellectual audacity, but yields a productive development process. In the end, what resolves the cont... View full abstract»

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  • Using the WinWin spiral model: a case study

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 33 - 44
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    Fifteen teams used the WinWin spiral model to prototype, plan, specify, and build multimedia applications for USC's Integrated Library System. The authors report lessons learned from this case study and how they extended the model's utility and cost-effectiveness in a second round of projects View full abstract»

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  • The IA-64 architecture at work

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 24 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (3)
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    Two key architectural features: predication and control speculation, will enable IA-64 compilers to extract instruction level parallelism. To show how compilers will use IA-64 instructions, the author uses code fragments from the pointer chasing problem, an inherently serial code, and from a nested loop with difficult to predict branches View full abstract»

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  • Multicasting: will it transform the Internet?

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 13 - 15
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    Multicasting is a way to send a set of data to multiple recipients. Compared to traditional IP unicasting and IP broadcasting, multicasting is more efficient and economical, consumes less bandwidth and processing power, scales better, and does not as readily lead to network congestion as the number of clients grows. Businesses are using multicasting to distribute software and data updates to branc... View full abstract»

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  • The convergence of graphics and vision

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 46 - 53
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    Computer graphics and computer vision are inverse problems. Traditional computer graphics starts with input geometric models and produces image sequences. Traditional computer vision starts with input image sequences and produces geometric models. Lately, there has been a meeting in the middle, and the center, the prize, is to create stunning images in real time. Vision researchers now work from i... View full abstract»

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