(May 25, 2002) - An audit of the latest Oracle and Microsoft-published
performance data for the Java and .NET Pet Shop found the .NET Pet Shop to be
over ten times faster than the latest optimized J2EE Pet Store based on the
latest Oracle-published benchmark data. The independent auditor, VeriTest,
also found serious issues with the Oracle-revised Java Pet Store application
and testing methodology, including missing application functionality and
flawed benchmark load test settings.
This past March, Oracle published new benchmark data for the Java Pet Store
based on a revised implementation of the Sun Java Pet Store 1.1.2. In May,
VeriTest, a respected leader in independent software testing invited Oracle,
to participate in an independent audit of their published benchmark data.
Oracle declined to participate. VeriTest performed an audit of Oracle's data
based on th... (more)
It is essentially a PC security dashboard that will allow users to view and
change security settings from a central area. New features include an
enhanced network firewall and a pop-up-ad blocker. The company will also
offer a new way to filter spam and potentially malicious programs that lurk
on the Web.
Ballmer, recognizing that virus-infected home PCs pose a risk to business
users, said the company is studying how consumers can get software patches
automatically when flaws are detected in Microsoft software.
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In its annual proxy filing with the SEC, Microsoft recorded this week the
interesting fact that Bill Gates, while he may still own 10.09% of the
company and still tops Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest people,
doesn't get paid the most among Redmond's top execs.
Neither does Steve Ballmer.
Both gentlemen received, in the 2004 fiscal year (... (more)
"Longhorn won't be based on the .Net Framework," according to a recent ZD
News report. The .NET web services platform will form the core of the Avalon
windows presentation system and the Indigo Windows communication system,
according to this report, but will not form the core of the OS itself.
.NET developers who are both in the know and willing to speak publicly about
this reported revelation are scarce. However, given that .NET Developer's
Journal readers are among the most savvy and courageous in the world, we
welcome comments and insight from our visitors to this story!
XML will be the file-save default in next year’s Microsoft Office 12,
the company has announced. The move is being made to allow Office to be more
open to developers and other applications.
File compression should improve as well, and developers will be able to strip
out metadata more easily than they can today, and thus integrate it with
other applications. The move will also allow competing products, such as
Sun’s OpenOffice, to achieve better replication of Microsoft’s
Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s senior vice-president for Office, said,