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The newsletter was first emailed in 1998. In 2001 Benoît discontinued it in favour of professional writing for magazines.
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- From Cost Center to Opportunity
IT solutions are the storefront, the factory and the warehouse in
the information society. How can you harness them?
- An Update on XML
What happened to the core XML since I last wrote about it: some
- Wireless Internet
A first look at wireless Internet and, more specifically, the WAP
specification. WAP is simple but -- so far-- not very powerful. In
particular, WAP has limited multimedia support.
- XSL -- First Step in Learning
I am often asked on which programming language to learn with XML.
As I'll explain in this article, XSL might be the answer.
What are application servers? It seems there's a lot of confusion.
It seems every vendor has an application server but all do
different things. So what is the mythical application server?
- Old Ideas with a Fresh
When designing e-commerce solutions, wise developers consult with
- The XML
In June, I share my vision on the future of business-to-business
e-commerce -- the XML economy.
- Some Thoughts on
In the May issue, I revisit XSL, the XML Stylesheet language and
reply to several queries I have received.
- eBooks and
Riding the Bullet, Stephen King's first foray in electronic
publishing, was a resounding success. What are eBooks and should
you be concerned with them?
The W3C adopted XHTML 1.0 last month. This issue of Pineapplesoft
Link discusses what it changes for you.
- Recent Developments with
This issue discusses recent developments with domain names,
including lower prices and longer names.
- "XML by Example" is
"XML by Example" was published last month. To celebrate, here is an
issue on XML for electronic commerce.
- Usability for Electronic
Like in the brick-and-mortars world, a friendly shop online is a
successful one. A friendly shop on the Internet is simple to use
and works well.
In this article, I argue that handhelds are becoming an important
platform. I look at how it has morphed from its origins as a PC
- Get A Domain
Given all the problems with free webmail, why not take control of
your email address?
- Shop Failures
Poor software and improper web site design is costing you money. A
recent study found that 39% of shoppers failed to buy because the
sites were too complex.
- XML Tools
This issue explains how XML is used to produce Pineapplesoft Link.
Learn how you could benefit from XML in your environment.
This issue discusses Jini, the latest offering from Sun. Jini
builds on Java but greatly extends it to offer ubiquitous
- Well Worth Reading
Software is changing as computer science reaches new levels of
maturity. A new book outlines the revolution for us.
The standard design language for the the software industry.
- Application Servers
Application servers are the new cornerstone of the web.
- The Future of
In answer to a reader's question, why I think Java has a
- Email Services
It's time to tap into the potential of email. Learn why and
- XML Style Sheets
Style sheets may be the next development environment for Internet
- Lessons from shareware
Shareware pioneered e-commerce and there's a huge body of
experience, on e-commerce, in the shareware industry.
- CORBA and Java
This issue revisits CORBA and concentrates on the relationship
between CORBA and Java. Learn how they complement each other.
- Web Application User Interface
This issue is about building the right interface for your web
- Beef Up Your Email Strategy
Now that email is an integral part of so many organizations, it's
time to decide on an email strategy.
- The XML Galaxy
This articles clears the smoke surrounding XML standards.
- The Ubiquitous Web Server
The Internet is doomed to grow dramatically as we put web servers
in more devices!
- Naming the Web
This article discusses domain names, how it evolved and the new top
- Well-formed and Valid XML Documents
This article explores another facet of XML. XML makes it possible
to validate documents against a formal definition. It also supports
a weaker form of validation for day-to-day documents.
- CORBA Basics
A high-level description of CORBA, skips all the technical details
and concentrate on the essence.
- Rapid Application Development in Java
Read one experiment of using Borland JBuilder for RAD in Java.
- What you need to know about XML
Discover XML, a critical standard for Intranet and Extranet
applications. Introduces the XML parser as well.
- Crossware and 3-tier applications
Software in the enterprise and the importance of a new
Last update: December 2000.
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