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New products and updates are released everyday. You don’t want to miss a cool tool that can save you hours of coding… or fun. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all of the current announcements. That is where and can help. We will keep you up to date on announcements geared towards the programmer market.


DB2 Cube Views


DB2 Cube Views better
prepares complex information for analysis by business intelligence (BI)
applications, enabling them to share information more easily with one
another. For the first time, OLAP metadata can be created once and
repeatedly shared among end users, programmers and diverse business
intelligence applications during every phase of data gathering and analysis.


Version 4.0 of Jacada Integrator

Jacada Ltd.

Jacada Ltd. has released version 4.0 of
Jacada Integrator featuring J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) support and
powerful new Visual Data Modeling capabilities, which eliminates any need
for custom coding.

Servertec Internet Server EJC Edition


Servertec Internet Server EJC Edition is a full featured Application/Web
Server written entirely in Java designed to run on Snijder Micro Systems’
EJC computers.

Using Servertec Internet Server EJC Edition developers can easily create
Web-based applications for automotive, transport, enery management, medical
equipment and industrial automation.

Language and Tools

Free Update for REALbasic 5

REAL Software, Inc.

update specifically provides greatly reduced compile times when compared to
REALbasic 5.1. This update is free of charge for all existing REALbasic 5
customers and can be obtained directly from REAL Software9s website.

REALbasic is available now starting at US$99.95 direct from
REAL Software or at Apple Store, CompUSA, Fry9s and other software
retailers. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform
compilation, starts at US$399.95 and includes extended functionality for
database and team development. REALbasic 5 customers can download the
REALbasic 5.2 update for free at


DriverStudio 3.0

Compuware Corporation

DriverStudio 3.0 is a suite of tools that
accelerates the driver development life cycle and promotes the development
of high-quality Windows device drivers. DriverStudio 3.0 now offers
integration with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Integrated Development
Environment (IDE) as well as with Visual Studio 6, making device driver
development faster and easier. The DriverStudio suite of tools covers the
entire driver development life cycle, helping device driver developers
write, debug, test and tune high-quality driver code that meets strict
quality standards for Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) driver

DriverStudio 3.0 is currently shipping at a U.S. price of $2,499.

Open Source

Apache 2.0.47 Released

Apache Software Foundation

Apache 2.0.47 Major changes

Security vulnerabilities closed since Apache 2.0.46

  • SECURITY: Fixed a bug whereby certain sequences
    of per-directory renegotiations and the SSLCipherSuite directive
    being used to upgrade from a weak ciphersuite to a strong one
    could result in the weak ciphersuite being used in place of the
    strong one. [Ben Laurie]

  • SECURITY: Fixed a bug in prefork MPM causing
    temporary denial of service when accept() on a rarely accessed port
    returns certain errors. Reported by Saheed Akhtar
    . [Jeff Trawick]

  • SECURITY: Fixed a bug in ftp proxy causing denial
    of service when target host is IPv6 but proxy server can’t create
    IPv6 socket. Fixed by the reporter. [Yoshioka Tsuneo

  • SECURITY: Prevent the server from crashing when entering
    infinite loops. The new LimitInternalRecursion directive configures
    limits of subsequent internal redirects and nested subrequests, after
    which the request will be aborted. PR 19753 (and probably others).
    [William Rowe, Jeff Trawick, Andri Malo]

Python 2.3b2

Python 2.3b2 has been released (29-Jun-2003). They encourage you to test your
applications with this release, as they plan on a final Python 2.3 release by
early August.

EVMS 2.1.0

EVMS team

The EVMS team is announcing the next major release of the Enterprise Volume
Management System. Package 2.1.0 is now available for download. This release
is for the new EVMS design, which is based on user-space volume discovery
and communication with existing kernel drivers, such as MD/Software-RAID and

Out-of-the-Box 2.1

This version marks the first release to fully support LAMP developers. With
PHP, phpMyAdmin, phpBB, Python, Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, CVS, and more,
every LAMP developer will feel right at home in the environment delivered by
Out-of-the-Box 2.1

In addition to updating dozens of projects included in the second major
release, Out-of-the-Box 2.1 includes the following:

* PHP, phpBB, and phpMyAdmin for LAMP developers
* Support for Red Hat(r), SuSE(r), and Mandrake(r) Linux(r) distributions
* Oracle(r) and DB2(r) integration for JBoss and the sample projects
* Enhanced database selection and semi-automatic switching after
* Significant updates for Apache, JBoss, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Struts, and


NDoc version 1.2

A beta of the latest version of NDoc, the .NET Code Documentation Generator,
has been released. The new features include: – new HTML Help 2 documenter
(beta version), – new HTML Linear documenter (alpha version), – the MSDN
documenter can now generate CHM or Online documentation, – option to link to
the .NET Framework SDK v1.0, v1.1 or MSDN Online – support for Visual Studio
2003 and the .NET Framework 1.1, – plus many improvements and bug fixes…>


802.1x Test Kit

QA Cafe

QA Cafe announced the EAPOL (Extensible Authentication Protocol over Local Area Networks) test suite Thursday at the 802.l1 Planet Conference and Expo here in Boston. It provides test coverage of the EAPOL, or 802.1x, protocol along with specific EAP types including EAP-MD5 and EAP-TLS.

According to QA Cafe, network vendors can verify the readiness and robustness of 802.1x-enabled devices using a combination of functional test, system level tests and denial of service attacks.

In a separate announcement, the company said that both the new EAPOL suite and its CDRouter test suite now support dynamic WEP when running 802.1x over wireless networks, allowing vendors to verify that their network remains secure and operational when dynamic WEP is deployed.

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