PC WEEK looks at Jigsaw. "Jigsaw's object-oriented design allows it to handle requests efficiently and maintain a database of all the server's resource information. That design also allows the server to filter requests and maintain object-based authentication and allows users to easily publish files directly to the Web server."
CNN: Internet IPOs Soar. "WebTrends shares rocket 177% at their debut; Vignette jumps 152%." Congrats to Vignette!
New release: mailToTheFuture.root. It's the definitive sample app for Frontier 6, uses membership and net storage. XML-RPC, XML and HTML interfaces. It's the modern version of BarChart. Frontier 5.1.6 users can review this app to see what development in Frontier 6 will be like. Comin soon!
Web Review: Generating Flash on the Fly.
A lot of personal downtime today due to an installation disaster with Netscape Communicator 4.5/WinNT. Everything's back to normal now, but it was scary for a while.
Cameron Crotty: "Up until now, the Internet as you know it has been a test run -- a prototype. Certainly we've seen some amazing demonstrations and some genuinely new businesses. But you ain't seen nothing yet." Yes yes yes!
News.com: Adobe to show GoLive.
Chuck Shotton: 'While waiting on downloads I've been making little, dorky paper cut-out turbines to spin on the head of a pin, driven by the heat rising from the computer monitors. I decided that while cute, they weren't high tech enough, so I went looking for info on Stirling Engines. I found a great site in Japan that shows how to build one out of a tin can, balsa wood, a balloon, some wire, and a candle. Allegedly, the thing runs at several hundred RPM off the heat of the candle!'
InfoWorld: Microsoft Free to Clone Java? "Two weeks ago Microsoft asked if [the injunction] applied to independently built Java technologies -- so-called "clean room" products that do not contain any of Sun's Java code. Whyte clarified the injunction Thursday, saying it did not apply to independent Java technologies."
Data Communications: Broadband means broad change.
In May of last year I wanted to do automated backups and run a radio station over broadband.
Melanie Warner: Which comes first, the product or the IPO?
SJ Merc: Purple Moon, a pioneering maker of software for girls, went out of business Thursday.
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