DataDirect Technologies has announced the general availability of DataDirect
SequeLink, Release 5.5, an enterprise product that enables multi-database and
multi-platform data connectivity. The latest release of SequeLink continues
DataDirect Technologies' market leadership in data access and management for
DB2 on the z/OS platform.
With advanced security and performance features, DataDirect SequeLink is a
complete end-to-end middleware solution that provides data access for ODBC,
JDBC and .NET applications. The release also delivers a higher standard of
data access for previously unavailable configurations of databases and data
access APIs with new JDBC technology on the SequeLink Server.
"DataDirect SequeLink Release 5.5 delivers enterprise-strength data
connectivity to JDBC, ODBC and .NET applications through its flexible
architecture and advanced security and perfo... (more)
Stockholm-based Franson Technology has released Franson GpsTools v2.20, which
the company calls "an easy-to-use, cost-efficient way to develop GPS,
mapping, and basic GIS applications in Visual Studio."
"With a rich set of samples and documentation, it's easy for developers who
are new to GPS programming to become productive immediately in Windows,
Pocket PC, WindowsCE, ActiveX, and .NET," the company says. Version 2.20 of
Franson GpsTools includes vector map support. You can draw polygons and
You can also load, display, save, and manage ESRI Shapefiles. Franson
Jon Box, the mobility editor of .NET Developer's Journal recently responded
to Calvin Austin's JDJ article entitled "C#: Is the Party Over?" in his blog.
In his blog entry today at JonBox.DotNetDevelopersJournal.com Jon wrote:
Calvin Austin is a "section editor" for JDJ, the sister publication to DNDJ.
Today, he also is an engineer at SpikeSource, and in a past lifetime worked
Recently, Calvin wrote an editorial titled "C#: Is the Party Over?". After
reading this, I am shocked! It is full of inaccurate statements about .NET
and C#. It is also indicative of someone who is ... (more)
Fresh from the Tuesday night preview in New York, SYS-CON Media's special
roving correspondent writes: First came 'Pirates of Silicon Valley,' the 1999
movie directed by Martyn Burke; and now the world's two most famous
uber-geeks, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, are going to feature as characters in
a new 'musical software satire' due to open in September at the Beckett
Theatre on W. 42nd St. in New York - featuring song titles such as "Stroll
Through the PARC" and "I've Gotta Lotta Money." Its title is Nerds://A
Musical Software Satire.
Nerds is described by the New York Musical Th... (more)
Although .NET and Java share similar goals and their designs are similar in
most respects, there appear to be significant differences in the likelihood
of security vulnerabilities in the two platforms, according to a report
Nathanael Paul and David Evans of the University of Virginia's Department of
Computer Science, who say .NET's design "avoids vulnerabilities and
limitations discovered in Java and discusses lessons learned (and missed)
from experience with Java security."
Both platforms share many design and implementation properties, says the
report, "but there are key differ... (more)