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|Theresa W. Carey|
Migrating to Itanium? MigraTEC Inc. has published DART 1.0 for WindowsÂ®, a software utility that enables enterprises and other organizations to conduct an initial assessment for migrating C/C++ Windows-based applications to Intel's Itanium platform. Dubbed DART, for Downloadable Assessment Reporting Tool, the utility supports any application that was developed using MicrosoftÂ® Visual StudioÂ®.
This is the first in a series of DARTs coming from MigraTEC. DARTs are small, quickly retrievable utilities for CIOs, CTOs, MIS managers, and software developers who are considering migrating legacy C/C++ applications to a different operating system or hardware platform. They can use DARTs to get a sampling of the scope and complexity of the proposed migration project. Future DARTs will perform 64-bit and cross-platform migration assessment and reporting for applications running on Linux and AIX 5L platforms, among others.
Users download the utility (it's less than 100KB) and run it on the application they want to migrate. The DART will provide the following specific information on the application to be migrated: the number of lines of code involved, the number of files involved, and a sampling of the issues found for a particular migration path.
Organizations can then make more informed decisions when planning for software migration projects. To assist enterprises with the upcoming 64-bit software migration, MigraTEC licenses its MigrationSUITE software to help automate the porting process.
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Authenticate Your Users Flicks Software recently released AuthentiX version 5.3 f 2, which provides member-only Web access that is completely separate from Windows NTÂ® user names and passwords.
This Windows 2000-compliant version includes the cookie-based authentication failover, which fails over to basic authentication, (from cookie-based authentication) if the user's browser does not accept cookies. Using either form-based basic authentication with a popup dialog box, cookie-based authentication, or cookie-based authentication failover, administrators can password-protect all of their Web content served on Windows NT- or Windows 2000-based servers, running Internet Information Services (IIS) 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0. AuthentiX includes a Remote Administration module, allowing administrators to remotely affect permissions through any browser.
Scalable for enterprise and e-commerce solutions, AuthentiX offers online credit card integration scripts that automatically add and delete users to and from the database as their credit cards are charged. In addition, scripts allow users to change their own passwords and even e-mail themselves forgotten passwords.
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Capture, Store, and Web-enable Documents Mobius Management Systems Inc. has announced the availability of e-Search & View 1.3 and DocumentDirect for the Internet 1.3, new product versions that enhance Web content management, searching, and presentation. e-Search & View and DocumentDirect for the Internet are components of Mobius's ViewDirect software suite. ViewDirect software manages diverse content for use with customer relationship management, electronic bill presentation and payment, and other B2B and B2C applications. It captures, stores, and Web-enables customer documents, such as bills, statements, and invoices, as well as reports produced by enterprise resource planning and other enterprise applications.
e-Search & View is a Web-based search engine for content that is non-crawlableâ"that is, inaccessible with other Web search techniques.
DocumentDirect for the Internet accesses and presents documents and reports from a Web browser. DocumentDirect for the Internet 1.3 features over 35 product enhancements to facilitate Internet document access and can now export documents as XML, including documents in formats such as AFP, DJDE/Metacode, PDF, PostScript, PCL, text, and computer-generated reports.
Additional enhancements to DocumentDirect for the Internet include the Flexible Content Presentment option, which uses Mobius's proprietary pixel-level parser to extract stored information from ViewDirect and display it along with other content on a Web page. It also includes the Web Template Designer, which allows you to add elements on a Web page such as tables of data items, hyperlinks, and static elements such as logos. It also provides text editing capabilities to fine-tune the interface of the Web page.
The forms overlay feature allows the user to display or print a document with a separately provided underlying form or image. Overlays can be used for a number of purposes, including shading or coloring important areas to provide emphasis, displaying text files as they would appear when printed on preprinted forms, and displaying a watermark on a document. When the document is opened in DocumentDirect for the Internet, the overlay is accessed and instantly merged with the document.
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Quick Takes Atypie Software has released Backup2001 Pro, a Windows-based application for creating secure backups of your important computer files. The program maintains a database of all your backup requirements, so you can create regular on-site and off-site backups of all your critical data. Backup2001 Pro supports all types of fixed, removable, and network drives, including floppy, Zip, Jaz, SparQ, CD-R, and tape drives. For off-site security, the program has the ability to upload and download files to and from your FTP server. Backup2001 Pro runs under Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000. Backup2001 Pro can be ordered from Atypie's secure Web site at http://www.zipstore.com.
FlashPoint Technology, Inc has announced the availability of the Digita Desktop SDK, a software development kit for Windows operating systems that allows developers to communicate with DigitaOS cameras over serial, USB, and IrDA (infrared) protocols. It includes sample code for retrieving image information from the camera, downloading images from the camera, controlling camera settings, as well as previewing and capturing images remotely. Additionally, the Digita Desktop SDK provides the ability to enumerate multiple cameras over USB and to synchronize capture sequences. Digita Desktop SDK is available for download from FlashPoint's developer Web site, http://www.digitadev.com. The software is compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000.
Seapine Software Inc. is adding XML support to its TestTrack Pro 3.1 for Windows, Linux, and Solaris release. With XML support added to TestTrack's existing ODBC support, customers can integrate data across a wider range of applications. TestTrack 3.1 will offer developers improved tools for analysis of software defects and collaboration on solutions. Seapine plans additional enhancements to TestTrack Pro's integration of XML in the third quarter of 2001. Read more about TestTrack Pro at http://www.seapine.com.
| Theresa W. Carey is a freelance writer who lives in California. Her byline has appeared in Barron's and PC World.|
From the May 2001 issue of MSDN Magazine