Archive | June, 2002

PHP Overtakes Microsoft’s ASP as Web’s #1 Server-side Scripting Language

Posted on 08 June 2002 by Demian Turner

Ramat Gan, Israel, June 5th, 2002 – Zend Technologies Ltd., the designers of PHP 4 and the Zend Engine, today announced that as of April 2002, PHP, the open-source software phenomenon, has surpassed Microsoft’s ASP as the most popular server-side Web scripting technology on the Internet.

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UK: One in 14 is a teleworker

Posted on 07 June 2002 by Demian Turner

There are two million teleworkers in the UK, marking a 70 per cent increase since figures began in 1997.

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Open source invites terrorism – study

Posted on 05 June 2002 by Demian Turner

A Washington think tank calling itself the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution is preparing to release a ‘study’ warning that the widespread use of open source software will allow international terrorists to have their way with us.

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OOP Design Patterns

Posted on 02 June 2002 by Demian Turner

A fantastic resource if you’re interested in learning more about OOP design patterns, follow the link for a 50 page slideshow or download the PDF. A list of related papers is available here.

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MVC (Model/View/Controller) Architecture Explained

Posted on 02 June 2002 by Demian Turner

The Model/View/Controller architecture was introduced as part of the Smalltalk-80 version of the Smalltalk programming language (a popular object-oriented programming language invented by Alan Kay). The Model/View/Controller architecture was designed to reduce the programming effort required to build systems that made use of multiple, synchronized presentations of the same data. Its central characteristics are that the model, the controllers, and the views are treated as separate entities, and that changes made to the model should be reflected automatically in each of the views.

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Linux takes a pounding

Posted on 01 June 2002 by Demian Turner

Read this article to hear why Microsoft thinks Linux is not a threat to its current hegemony on the desktop. There are, however, a few interesting comments worth reading for those who believe Linux is only steps away from being a serious competitor in the home user Operating System arena.

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