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               Newsletter for developers and programmers
 Jan 2000                                         Issue #1
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Top article this week is: An Introduction to WTL by Dr Richard Grimes New articles on the site include: COM Channel - MTS by Dr Richard Grimes What COM is all about by Dr Richard Grimes String Binding Moniker by Frank Rem COM and apartments by Dr Richard Grimes An Introduction to WTL by Dr Richard Grimes Intro to Interface Programming by Dr Richard Grimes Active Template Library - Architecture & Internals by Shivesh Viswanathan XML Channel Article suggestions can be found at Type Library Info, XML and a little XSL ASP Channel Beginning ASP Components by Richard Anderson ADO Recordset by David Sussman ASP FAQ's Articles about ASP needed! Don't forget the January offer of 100 dollars for the best articles submitted for publication! Java Channel The Enterprise Java Beans Series by Gopalan Suresh Raj is up, and it is great stuff! Gopalan's site can be checked out at ATR Channel Articles about Visual Basic, C++, Linux etc needed. $100 for the best articles submitted during January. 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