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A Hypervista of the Java Landscape
As one author has insightfully declared, Java suffers from the "surfeit of Zen" problem: it is difficult to understand any part without first understanding all, or at least many, of the others. This "hypervista"--in essence a hyperlinked glossary--is intended to make it easier to grasp the relationships among parts.
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Estate Sale Prospecting for Fun and Profit with Craig's List and eBay
Craig's List and eBay have created exciting new electronic venues for locating and reselling obscure but valuable estate sale items, making it easier to be a successful estate sale "prospector" today than ever before. But with so many items to choose from at a typical estate sale, as well as other buyers to contend with, how can you quickly choose a few inexpensive items that you can resell at a significant profit, either as an interesting hobby or as an income-producing small business? What wil... more info>>
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Intranets: The Hidden Face of the Web
Intranets (secure private computer networks based on Internet technology for the internal use of organizations), though arguably significant in terms of the amount of traffic they carry and the communications functions they provide, are accorded relatively little fanfare compared to the high-profile public Internet. The historical reasons for this neglect are briefly discussed, along with ways to learn more about intranets, particularly by subscribing to a low-cost provider such as Intranets.com... more info>>
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Java Jottings: An Annotated Bibliography
As a visit to the computer section of any major bookstore will reveal, a great many books on the Java computer programming language have been published since 1995, when the language was first introduced. There are many introductory books to choose from, all presenting basically the same information: fundamental Java concepts, constructs, and syntax, but varying in their clarity, insightfulness, and approach. For advanced or specialized topics, often only a few choices are available, varying in t... more info>>
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Pascal and the Early Success of the Macintosh Microcomputer
This essay was written in 1991, and is now published unchanged as an eBook because of its relevance to the ultimate success of the Java, C++, and C# (C-Sharp) programming languages. In a few cases footnotes have been added to update the material presented.
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The Comcast Cable Modem Adventure
Thinking of switching to broadband for home Internet access, but uncertain whether to choose cable modem service, DSL or ISDN? Concerned about technical problems you may encounter in doing so? My research and logic as an information technology professional making this choice under time pressure may help! This account chronicles the frustrations and rewards our family encountered while switching to AT&T Broadband's cable modem service (subsequently superseded by its "attbi" service and now acquir... more info>>
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