Perl is an open-source scripting language whose syntax is similar to that of C. Created by a single programmer in 1987 to simplify systems administration tasks, Perl has evolved into a powerful and flexible programming environment. It has strong text-manipulation capabilities and is especially useful for developing Common Gateway Interface programs.
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The U.S. government Tuesday formally adopted its next-generation data encryption standard, aimed at better protecting government data transmission and storage.
Job cuts in the Internet arena have hit a record 17,554 so far this month, according to an outplacement company that tracks Net-related layoffs. That's up more than 80 per cent from the 9,533 cuts announced last month.
Channel conflict isn't something companies only need to worry about when they launch their e-commerce initiatives. If not handled properly, such conflicts can sabotage how businesses deal with their customers long after a Web site is in place, a Gartner Group Inc. analyst warned this morning at a conference here.
A dangerous worm is spreading across the Internet and infecting Linux servers running vulnerable domain name software, the SANS Institute warned this morning.
Forrester Research Inc. has added its voice to the chorus of e-skeptics that have been hammering Internet retailers of late, having issued a report that predicts the demise of most Internet-only retailers by the end of next year.
Forrester Research Inc. has added its voice to the chorus of e-skeptics who have been hammering Internet retailers of late, having issued a report that predicts the demise of most Internet-only retailers by the end of next year.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division have issued the first set of guidelines for companies seeking to collaborate with their competitors on electronic marketplaces and other types of projects.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ordered Trans Union LLC to stop selling information from its consumer credit reports to third-party marketers.
Telecommunications giant SBC Communications Inc. said this morning it plans to acquire e-commerce vendor Sterling Commerce Inc. for about $3.9 billion in cash.
The "internet economy" grew 68 per cent between the first quarters of 1998 and 1999, and now accounts for 2.3 million jobs, according to a study.
A German researcher has discovered what some experts call a "serious security flaw" in Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
If September's number are any indication, it's going to be a strong holiday shopping season on the Web, according to figures released by PC Data last week.
Overall Internet advertising rose 90 percent last year from the previous year, to hit $US1.033 billion, according to a study released Friday by InterMedia Advertising Solutions in New York.
Lucent Technologies said its researchers have produced the tiniest working electronic device ever made by using conventional silicon chip production technology.