Software

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  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    SQL Tools

    SQLTools is a light weighted and robust tool for database development. It includes a text editor, an SQL console and a couple of SQL utilities. It can be used for dial-up connection and it will work as fast as SQLPlus. The key features include a powerful editor, which supports drag...

    Provided By RF1 Systems

  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    Oracle JDeveloper 10g

    The Oracle Application Development Framework helps developers productively develop J2EE applications using visual and declarative tools while allowing them to choose any technology they wish. JDeveloper offers several views on your work - an application based view, file system views or code organized views. The application view allows you to...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    Diab C/C++ Compiler

    Diab C/C++ compiler suites are robust, ultra high-performance C and C++ compiling solutions for meeting embedded design challenges. The new Diab 5.1.1 version provides stronger support for C/C++. This evaluation version is for standalone use only and is not intended for use with Tornado. It runs on Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Solaris,...

    Provided By Wind River Systems

  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    SNiFF+ / SNiFF+ PRO

    SNiFF+ is a high-end source code analysis environment and SNiFF+ PRO is an open development environment for source code-centric application developers. It automates the build process across multiple platforms via the SNiFF+ PRO's build solution. It allows server side development from a single desktop through SNiFF+ PRO's remote compile and...

    Provided By Wind River Systems

  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    BlueCat Embedded Linux 5.0

    BlueCat Linux is an enhanced implementation of the Linux model, made viable for use in a wide range of embedded systems. LynuxWorks and BlueCat Linux offer a value proposition found nowhere else in the Linux and embedded systems worlds. BlueCat Linux is binary-compatible with the LynxOS RTOS (hard real-time operating...

    Provided By LynuxWorks

  • Downloads // Jan 2004

    Kylix 3 Open Edition

    The Kylix development environment seamlessly integrates application design and development, enabling user to create sophisticated Linux applications faster. Quickly move from prototype to production with a unique combination of integrated features including visual design tools, the Borland CLX (Component Library for Cross-platform) component library, an advanced code editor, and a...

    Provided By Borland Software

  • Downloads // Mar 2004

    VB Sample Code: FindReplace

    This sample control demonstrates how to leverage the Find and Replace dialog box provided by the Windows Common Dialog. The control subclasses the dialog and exposes its features through a class library control which can be inserted into a Windows Forms project.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Jul 2002

    VB Sample Code: Using the COM port in VB.NET

    This sample demonstrates how to control a communications port from .NET. Since the .NET Framework does not support direct control of the Comm Port, a separate class is used that provides direct Win32 API calls. (Note: Comm Port is synonymous with COM Port, Serial Port or RS232 port.)

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // May 2005

    The Best of Business Travel: A Jet Fighter, a Spitter, and A Missing Seal

    We asked BNET readers to share their worst travel stories, and they didn't disappoint. From problematic passengers to airline annoyances to scary situations, business travelers have seen it all. We've highlighted three stories in this collection: one flight that had a special escort, one passenger who had poor social skills,...

    Provided By BNET

  • Downloads // Mar 2007

    Use Microsoft Message Queuing in C# for inter-process communication

    Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) is a way to send messages to a queue for later processing. The messages are sent to the queue by a "Producer" application, and retrieved from the queue by a "Consumer" application. These two applications can be on the same machine, across a network, or even...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Jan 2008

    How do I... Use threading to increase performance in C#? (Part 1)

    Threading is commonly used by developers to increase the performance of applications. However, if used incorrectly threading can have the exact opposite effect. Bad threading logic can actually slow down an application, or worse, cause an application to have inconsistent exceptions. There really isn't much to be worried about though...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Feb 2008

    How do I... Connect a Mac OS X machine to a Samba share?

    Working (or living) within a Linux-based network is become more and more commonplace. And with the popularity of Mac OS X rising, Apple-based computers have to play well inside a Linux network. With the help of Samba this is not only possible, it's easy to configure and establish. Jack Wallen...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Feb 2008

    10 things you should know about creating an effective RFP

    The clearer and more comprehensive your RFP is, the greater your chances of getting higher quality responses. Calvin Sun offers 10 tips that will help you put together an RFP that minimizes headaches and produces a successful outcome.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    How do I... Determine the distance between ZIP codes using C#?

    Calculating the distance between ZIP codes has become a common feature in search engines. For instance, if you're searching for restaurants, a Web site will often allow you to enter a ZIP code and display all restaurants within x miles of that ZIP code. Zach Smith shows you how to...

    Provided By Zach Smith

  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    10 non-monetary benefits to attract and retain top developers

    When recruiting developers, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that money is what brings in the best and the brightest. After all, developers tend to receive paychecks a bit beefier than other professionals with similar levels of experience and education. But at the end of the day,...

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    How do I... Connect an Apple iPod to an Ubuntu Linux PC?

    It is indeed possible to connect an Apple iPod MP3 player to a personal computer running Ubuntu Linux. Jack Wallen shows you what open source software application you need and how to set it up. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Linux and...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Send mail with eSMTP for a simple, single-user system

    Programs like Sendmail or Postfix work great for multi-user systems or servers, but this setup may be more complex than you need for a single-user desktop system. Vincent Danen introduces you to eSMTP, which is a more lightweight mail solution, but that also allows per-user configuration files, making it useful...

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    Chroot users with OpenSSH: An easier way to confine users to their home directories

    With the release of OpenSSH 4.9p1, you no longer have to rely on third-party hacks or complicated chroot setups to confine users to their home directories or give them access to SFTP services. Vincent Danen tells you how to take advantage of this new addition to OpenSSH.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Set up multiple network interfaces in Windows XP?

    The age of a single network interface with a single IP address assigned to it is a thing of the past in many situations. As more networks are rolled out and more computers are shipped with multiple connection methods, the need for a workstation to participate in more than one...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Create a Strikethrough shortcut in Word

    Applying the Strikethrough format to text in a Word document requires a trip to the Font dialog box -- which will get old in a hurry, if you use that format a lot. Taking a moment now to create a keyboard shortcut will provide a big efficiency payoff.This download is...

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    How do I... Recover Linux data files with a Windows tool?

    Recovering data from a hard drive with corrupted partition table created by the Linux operating system is not something you do every day. However, DiskInternals makes a tool called Linux Reader that can recover your data. The twist is that the tool runs under Microsoft Windows. Jack Wallen shows you...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Create a custom letterhead template in Word

    Printing your own stationery can save you significant bucks -- you can print on an as-needed basis and make changes whenever you want without incurring any charges. Susan Harkins explains what you need to know to create your own letterhead and includes a sample template to illustrate the process.This download...

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 ways to increase the productivity of your programmers

    Developer time doesn't come cheap -- yet in some shops, maintaining developer productivity can be a struggle. Justin James discusses a number of ways to remove the obstacles that may be keeping your developers from working at full capacity.This download is also available as an entry in our 10...

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    Return to the record you were working on when you reopen an Access form

    If you get interrupted while working on a record in an Access form, finding your way back to it can be time-consuming. Here are two ways to bookmark the current record so that you can hop straight to it when you reopen the form.This download is also available as

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 ways to make Linux boot faster

    On those infrequent occasions when you need to reboot Linux, you may find that the process takes longer than you'd like. Jack Wallen shares a number of tricks you can use to reduce boot times.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 quick tips to make Linux networking easier

    Linux makes networking simple and secure -- if you know a few tricks. Jack Wallen shares some pointers to help admins knock out various Linux networking tasks with a minimum of effort.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    10 keyboard shortcuts to improve your Linux experience

    A few simple keyboard shortcuts can make your work in Linux far more efficient. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of his favorites, for both desktop environments and window managers.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10+ ways to help your users transition to Word 2007

    If you're one Word 2007 support call away from a nervous breakdown, these tips may help. Susan Harkins addresses the most common areas of confusion and offers practical advice for helping users conquer the steep learning curve.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Recover a damaged Windows XP user profile?

    A user profile on a Windows XP system contains all the files and settings needed to configure your work environment. If the user profile becomes damaged, The operating system will then automatically create a new user profile and log you into this new profile complete with default settings. Greg Shultz...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    One-time scheduling of tasks with At

    Scheduling services with cron and similar tools is great for repetitive tasks but inconvenient for one-time tasks. Vincent Danen introduces the flexible At command for tasks that only need to be accomplished once.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    How do I... Use BootVis to improve XP boot performance?

    Windows XP was designed to optimize the boot process so users can boot their machines and access the operating system as quickly as possible. For the most part, XP is successful. There is, however, almost always room for improvement, and BootVis.exe, a free Microsoft utility, can help you get the...

    Provided By Jim McIntyre

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    GUI scripting with Zenity

    Zenity is a tool that allows you to create GUI prompts for shell scripts. Similar to the dialog tool, which creates nice "graphical" text interfaces for the CLI, Zenity creates GUI widgets and windows that can be used in a shell script.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 Firefox extensions you can't live without

    Whether you want to speed access to the Web sites you regularly visit, keep better tabs on your tabs, or protect your system from potentially dangerous active content, there's a Firefox extension ready to help you out. Jack Wallen shares his list of favorite time-saving, browser-enhancing add-ons.This download is also...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Microsoft bows to feedback and brings back real file backup in Windows 7

    In Windows 7, Microsoft has retooled the backup utility and bought back the ability to choose exactly which files and folders that you want to backup. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Windows 7's Backup and Restore tool...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2009

    10 ADO best practices

    You can work more efficiently with data when you know how to take advantage of the ActiveX data objects (ADO) library. Susan Harkins offers some pointers that will help you use ADO objects effectively and avoid potential code snafus.This download is also available as an entry in our 10...

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Customize the [Windows]+E key shortcut to open what you want

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use AutoHotkey in Vista to re-route the [Windows]+E so that Windows Explorer opens a folder of your choice. He also provides you with a list of all of the standard [Windows] key shortcuts....

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Create a quick org chart in PowerPoint

    When you need an easy way to illustrate a simple hierarchy, consider building an org chart directly on a PowerPoint slide. Here's a look at how to use some basic diagramming tools so you can pull this together in a hurry.This download is also available as an entry in...

    Provided By Jody Gilbert

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    How do I... Hunt down hard disk resource hogs?

    Find out how to narrow your search for the cause of system slowdowns by configuring the Performance Monitor and Task Manager to reveal rogue processes that can tie up valuable system resources. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 improvements in Windows 7 Media Center

    Windows Media Center began gaining fans when Microsoft added it to the Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Vista. Windows 7 is expanding this availability -- complete with a new look and enhanced functionality. Deb Shinder hits the highlights. This download is also available as an entry in our...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    How do I... Use RichCopy for high powered file copy and transfers?

    If you copy large amounts of files or have a need to copy from one machine to another - RichCopy is the tool for you. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen