Have you missed any of the hottest technology development stories published in the past month? ZDNet Australia’s Builder channel can help you keep in touch with the top ten stories of August.

Every month we bring you our most popular stories as viewed by our members. This month’s articles have covered a wide array of enterprise development issues, guides and tips. There were a lot of people confused in August about what .NET actually is, as the story -What is .NET anyway” by Lamont Adams topped the list.

The days of static Web pages is almost exstinct as developers build database-driven Web sites. This fact was reflected this month as members showed great interest in database integration and development with at least four of our top ten stories about database technology.

Other areas that continue to be of interest to readers are Web services, Linux development and hot topic of July, Web usability.

ZDNet Australia’s Builder top ten for August:

  1. What is ‘.NET’ anyway?

    Are you little confused about what .NET really is? You’re not the only one. This article from Builder.com sheds some light on what .NET is and isn’t.

  2. Oracle9i SQL syntax

    Oracle9i SQL includes major improvements over previous versions. Learn more with a detailed discussion of the enhancements, including sample code.

  3. Reading and writing text files with VB.NET

    Reading and writing text files is an essential task in any programming language. Follow this step-by-step approach to working with text files in VB .NET.

  4. Are usability analysts promising too much?

    Adding his voice to a growing chorus, Australian usability commentator Anthony Quinn voices his opinion about the usability of local Web sites.

  5. SQL basics: Query multiple tables

    Read this article from Builder.com to learn when to use SELECT, JOIN, subselects, and UNION to access multiple tables with a single statement.

  6. BrioQuery simplifies database reporting

    BrioQuery offers OLAP functionality that meets the needs of all sorts of users – from nontechnical business drivers to developers and DBAs.

  7. Introducing DAN, a new database architecture

    Database Area Network (DAN) technology is still in development, but researchers hope it will help facilitate the movement of databases.

  8. The Linux developer lifestyle, exposed

    Are open-source devotees the bearded, sandal-wearing geeks that legend says they are?

  9. Top five Web service myths

    Several myths surround Web services. Check out Builder.com’s top five myths about Web services technology and their respective facts.

  10. Defining Web services in WSDL: A primer

    In a Web services world, applications basically consist of remote, XML-driven components written in different languages connected via the Web using a standard remote-activation protocol.

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