COMPUTER software, COMPUTER programmers, and BETA (Computer program language)
This article focuses on the launch by Microsoft Corp. of its WinFS beta in the U.S. in September 2005. WinFS was one of the three pillars of the company's next-generation version of Windows announced two years ago, then code-named Longhorn and now morphed and downsized into Vista. Microsoft developers were happy to discover that WinFS beta really does install on Windows XP and includes an array of supporting development tools. The beta release of WinFS is a small milestone in a grand experiment on the part of Microsoft, which is to detach desktop data from its rigid hierarchy and enable users to create new, more intuitive information relationships. Now that the code has arrived, developers can start prototyping applications for themselves and get a feel for what the new era will bring.
COMPUTER software development, WORLD Wide Web, and COMPUTER software
Presents a chart evaluating the three different strategies for web application development. Includes setup and configuration; Database connectivity; Integration; Interface prototyping; Object reusability; Development environment.
Focuses on the Macintosh multimedia development and prototyping tool HyperCard, Version 2.3 by Apple Computer Inc. Product features and capabilities; Platform; User benefits; Price; Limitations; Price.