Sharon Machlis

Articles by Sharon Machlis

Review: The good and bad of FileMaker Pro 11

Version 10 was already an improvement but version 11 of the venerable database app now includes charting and improved search

Ruby on Rails rolls into the enterprise

New York Times and development directors reveal how they achieved lightning fast turnaround and performance from 'tweak-friendly' Ruby on Rails

Opinion: Let’s impeach e-voting

Without paper ballots, there is no way for candidates to contest a suspicious result.

Firefox 1.5 beta released

The Mozilla Foundation released a beta version of Firefox 1.5, the first major upgrade of its popular open-source Web browser since Version 1.0 was released last November. Code-named Deer Park, Version 1.5 features automated patching and updates, which the foundation sees as a key security enhancement.

Monkey see, Monkey do in Web site performance

Students and developers at Google Inc. have jointly created an open-source tool designed to better predict the effect on real-world Web site performance if changes are made to things like network infrastructure.

ETail 2003: Grappling with legacy systems

Legacy systems pose a special challenge to retail and financial companies offering services online, several chief technology officers agreed during a panel discussion at last week's eTail2003 conference in Boston.

U.S. government picks next-generation encryption standard

The U.S. government has formally adopted its next-generation data encryption standard, aimed at better protecting government data transmission and storage.

Gartner: Web-driven channel conflicts

Channel conflict isn't something companies only need to worry about when they launch their e-commerce initiatives. If not handled properly, such conflicts can sabotage how businesses deal with their customers long after a Web site is in place, a Gartner Group Inc. analyst warned this morning at a conference here.

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