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This Week - May 17, 2004


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Integration Spotlight
Web Services Consulting Market Heats Up
Rave reviews from early adopters is fueling a sharp increase in integration projects that employ web services.

Flexible C++
Matthew Wilson
My approach to software engineering is far more pragmatic than it is theoretical--and no language better exemplifies this than C++.

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The BYTE Digest is the world's leading digest of technical information. Capitalizing on the combined strength of CMP Media, BYTE Digest editors every month analyze and evaluate the best articles from Information Week, EE Times, Dr. Dobb's Journal, Network Computing, Sys Admin, and dozens of other CMP publications to bring you the critical news and information about wireless communication, computer security, software development, embedded systems, and more! Emerging trends. Insightful analysis. Real-world experience. In-depth coverage. Technical expertise. Comprehensive coverage. That's what BYTE Digest is all about!
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Letters to BYTE.com
Future Tech: The BYTE.com readers respond.

IN THE NEWS

Cisco Looks into Source Leak
According to the Russian web site SecurityLab.ru, 800 MB of Cisco source code was stolen over the weekend. Cisco is investigating the reports.

Hardened-PHP Launches
The new Hardened-PHP project aims to protect servers against "problems in hastily written PHP scripts and…against potential unknown vulnerabilities within the engine itself."

Intel Hits a Wall
Intel is abandoing its Tejas and Jayhawk development projects after hitting a "thermal wall" with its latest chips—raising clock speeds further would generate too much heat for the chips to handle.

VoIP May Raise Security Threats
Researchers warn that increasing adoption of VoIP may lead to new security risks.


Where We're Going Jerry Pournelle

Chaos Manor Jerry looks into the future of processing technology at WinHEC.
LCD Displays Come of Age David Em
BYTE Media Lab HP's L2035 LCD is the first affordable flat panel David prefers to a CRT tube for both digital photography and video.
NAB 2004: Convergence Continues Alex Pournelle, with Dan Spisak and David Em
Special Feature At the world's largest video and movie production show, PC and Mac users interested in "making movies" saw a lot of excitement.
Ringing in the SpringErnest Lilley
Portable Computing Ernest reviews new cell phones from Samsung and Sanyo, as well as handhelds from PalmOne and laptops from Sony.
A Supercomputer in Every Chip Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Special Feature Clusters based on commodity chips have revolutionized the supercomputer industry, but at the same time, traditional supercomputers based on powerful vector CPUs are making a comeback. Steven explains why and how these approaches work together.
Copyfright Lincoln Spector
Gigglebytes Are you sure you don't belong to Time-Warner?
The Computing Landscape Has ChangedBill Nicholls
Advanced Software and Technologies A series of surprise announcements from Intel, AMD, Sun, HP and IBM has changed the playing field in the computer industry.
VoIP and the End of Monopoly Joseph L. Bast
BYTE Media Lab The rules and regulations designed to shackle and harness a monopoly are now unfit to regulate a rapidly changing industry.
New Products for April BYTE.com Editors
New Products Every month our editors comb through the latest hardware and software releases; the most interesting are listed here.
Indigo Martin Heller
Mr. Computer Language Person Indigo is...web services on steroids?
More Adventures in Cooling Andy Patrizio
The Upgrade AdvisorThe Koolance Exos liquid-cooling system sounds too good to be true—and it is.
Red Hat AS 3.0: A First Look Moshe Bar
Serving with LinuxRed Hat's Enterprise Linux Advanced Server is the standard for Linux servers in production enterprise environments. Moshe takes the newest version for a spin.
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