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The politicians are at it again with their general collective hallucinations. Recently Rod Paige, the U.S. Secretary of Education, made the following statement: There is a new fervor in American education and a new creativity that's being driven in part by this generation of tech-savvy students. We are already seeing some remarkable results, and I believe this trend bodes well for the future of our country. As the report noted, America's students are our ultimate constituents, and we need to listen to them. Paige added that teachers are transforming what can be done in schools by using technology to access primary sources, exposing students to a variety of perspectives, and enhancing students' overall learning experience through multimedia, simulations, and interactive software. At the same time, teachers, principals, and administrators are able to better track stud... (more)

Reader Opportunity Information

I’d like to thank everyone for the feedback and kind words about our premier issue. I found it both complimentary and encouraging. So in this issue, number two, we’re pledging to try even harder to deliver more ROI (Reader Opportunity Information) every month. It’s been my experience that business decisions have been based on the other ROI (Return on Investment) since… forever! But now we have an official race to the ROI bottom line. The WebSphere Developer’s Journal is not one to turn its back on the latest trends. We like to jump right into the mix, too. We have all sorts of ... (more)

It's About Time and Money and User Experience

Putting this issue together was a great experience for me. I've met a fine bunch of people who make up the WebSphere Portal team. I've heard time and again how, working together, the team made tremendous strides in creating a superior software suite in record-breaking time. On top of the Portal heap is Larry Bowden, vice president of WebSphere Portal. His previous experience ran across numerous IBM divisions, so although I joked with him about leveraging his career portfolio the same way he is leveraging the WebSphere Portal brand, in my opinion it was key. Bowden's broad experi... (more)

Your Software Is Only as Secure as Your Developers

As we go to press with our December issue, Microsoft has issued its 65th security bulletin of the year disclosing a security flaw of critical severity in most versions of its popular Windows operating system. Microsoft urged users of Windows 2000, Millennium, 98, and NT 4.0 to download a software patch from the company's security Web site. Microsoft's newest version, Windows XP, does not have the problem. Attackers could exploit a vulnerability in the software that underlies many database functions and take over the user's computer. In the U.S. it was recently discovered that a s... (more)

A Conversation with Stefan Van Overtveldt

Stefan Van Overtveldt tells Jack Martin, editor-in-chief of WebSphere Developer's Journal, that WebSphere Application Server 5.0 is "the next generation of application server," and that it offers broad support for open standards and Web services and fosters increased developer productivity. WSDJ: Do you have a general all-purpose statement on WebSphere Application Server 5.0 before I ask my questions? SVO: What we've done with WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 5.0 is come up with a next generation of application server. We've made significant progress in optimizing an application... (more)