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Xalan: Extending XSLT With Java
By Benoit Marchal
If you’ve developed with XML, you’ve probably worked with XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations), the transformation language underlying so many XML solutions.
Here’s how to extend its functionality.XSLT is a useful addition to the Java developer toolbox, but many complain that is too limited.
Learn To Program Using Python: Lists, Part II
By Richard Baldwin
This is the ninth in a series of online tutorial lessons designed to teach you how to program using the Python scripting language.
There is something for just about everyone here. Beginners start at the beginning, and experienced programmers jump in further on.
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Administering Windows 2000 with Windows Script
By Don Kiely
I hate script. Let’s get that out of the way right up front. Microsoft, Apple, Xerox, and plenty of other companies have invested billions in the pretty graphical user interfaces that we have today, and it’s a shame to put all that work to waste.
Scripting is hard, unforgiving, bug-prone, and usually has limited data types. Putting it mildly, modern scripting has set computer science back at least 15 years.
Solving Complex SQL Problems with Full-Text Indexing
By Tom Archer
Real-world problems can turn an ordinary SQL statement into a Cartesian product-producing, index-ignoring, performance nightmare. In such cases, SQL Server’s Full-Text Index may offer the perfect mix of flexibility and performance.
First Impressions Of C#: Java Killer or Java Wannabe?
By David Reilly
As part of recent announcements about the Microsoft .NET platform, came the debut of C#, a new language derived from C++.
Though Microsoft is careful not to mention Java in relation to C#, the gauntlet has been laid down for competition.
When Linux Loses
By Daisy Whitney
Jeff Fenley stared at his computer in amazement early this year, grateful that he didn’t need to restart it.
After all, he’d gotten into the habit of rebooting the Windows 98 machine two to three times a day. Then, Fenley installed Windows 2000 on his desktop and the daily crashes stopped.
Visual Developer Magazine
Published Jan/Feb 2000 Vol.10, No. 5
Borland’s MIDAS technology acts as a middleware layer between application servers and client applications on the desktop, with XML as the “glue” to hold it all together.
Delphi 5 now has all the tools it takes to put MIDAS to work, and InternetExpress is by far the most intriguing, as Bob demonstrates with a real client-server Web database project.
Beowulf: Supercomputers For The Masses
By Jason Compton
The PC revolution put a computer on everyone’s desk. Now, the open source revolution is making it possible to give supercomputers to the masses.
With both a no-cost open source operating system in Linux, and the open source Beowulf clustering system, virtually anyone can own one.
Swing From A To Z Getting Started, Part 2
By Richard G. Baldwin
The Java interface is the backbone of Java. As I will discuss later, in addition to its many other uses, an understanding of the interface is critical to the use of the Delegation Event Model with Swing.
You may also want to study my previous lessons on the Java interface and the Delegation Event Model as well.