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In the News

XML Will Ruin the Web

Oracle Thinks Small With Web Services Suite

HomePlug 1.0 Specs Out Power Line Networking Standard

Atomic Tunneling Technique Speeds Progress In Quantum Computing

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Perl
Code Coverage Analysis in Perl
Is all of your Perl code actually executing? Are some statements invoked as expected? The Devel::Coverage module can give you the answer, but you've got to ask the right questions.

Verity Stob
Wherever He Goes
"Anders Hejlsberg could go anywhere, work on anything" claimed a recent Microsoft banner ad boldly. Anywhere? Verity Stob contemplates how his job application might be received.

TechNetCast
Shared or Open, Straight From the Source
Open source advocate Bruce Perens speaks out on Microsoft's controversial "Shared Source" strategy. Thanks to the Free Software Foundation, Microsoft, and NYU's Center for Advanced Technology, the original presentations made by Craig Mundie and by Richard Stallman at NYU are also now available on TechNetCast.

The Fifth Column
In a Rush to Decide: Cocoa or Carbon?
Should you base your Mac OS X development on Cocoa or Carbon? Door number one or door number two? If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

Feature
Optimizing IA-64 Performance
The IA-64, also known as Itanium, is a 64-bit processor designed by Hewlett-Packard and Intel that supports performance-enhancing techniques such as predication, speculation, rotating registers, and the like. It also sports a new kind of instruction set based on the Explicit Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) spec.

Recent Features:
A Triumph of Simplicity: James Clark on Markup Languages and XML
SOAP and Java: Foundation for Web Services
All Mod Cons
Scripting Single-Thread Interrupts
Big Blue is Big on XML, SOAP, and Java
Up with the Joneses


On the Newsstand
The stakes are high in high-performance computing. This month we look at optimizing apps on the just-released 64-bit Itanium processor, exploiting parallelism in next-generation compilers, and improving scalability in multiprocessor environments. We also help you multithread your Fortran apps, detect memory leaks in the Palm OS, use ActiveX controls for Embedded Visual Basic apps, and we present Android, an open-source tool for recording and playing back scripts. And don't miss Eugene Kim's interview with XML guru James Clark.
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