Newsletter Archive

ZeroC published 28 issues of Connections containing a wealth of information on topics that did not fit neatly into the Ice Manual. Although we no longer publish the newsletter, we continue to enhance the FAQ and publish in-depth technical articles and white papers.

Issue 28, April/May 2008

  • Editorial: Terms of Service
  • New Features and Changes in Ice 3.3
  • Background I/O
  • Highly Available IceStorm

Issue 27, November/December 2007

  • Editorial: From the Laboratory
  • Implementation and Interface: The ControlServer Part 2
  • Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Issue 26, September/October 2007

  • Editorial: Ice—What's the Point?
  • Implementation and Interface: The ControlServer
  • PayPal: E-Commerce without Ice
  • EBuddy: E-Commerce with Ice (Sample Code)

Issue 25, July 2007

  • Editorial: Bridge to Nowhere?
  • Beyond Freeze—Persistence with Ice (Part 2: Advanced Topics)
  • Who's Counting?

Issue 24, June 2007

  • Editorial: Diversity
  • Beyond Freeze—Persistence with Ice (Part 1: The Basics)
  • Connection Management in Ice

Issue 23, May 2007

  • Editorial: Stable!
  • Proxies
  • Master-Slave Replication with Ice (Sample Code)

Issue 22, April 2007

  • Editorial: Good Programmers are Rare
  • An Autonomous Vehicle Using Ice and Orca
  • Teach Yourself Glacier2 in 10 Minutes

Issue 21, February 2007

  • Editorial: Ice 3.2 Beta
  • What's New in Ice 3.2?
  • IceGrid Replication
  • IceStorm 3.2

Issue 20, December 2006

  • Editorial: 80 Percent?
  • Ice for Ruby
  • Optimizing Performance of File Transfers (Sample Code)

Issue 19, November 2006

  • Editorial: Leaky Abstractions
  • Custom Sessions and IceGrid (Sample Code)
  • Teach Yourself IceGrid in 10 Minutes

Issue 18, November 2006

  • Editorial: Abstraction Layers
  • Session Management with IceGrid (Sample Code)
  • Write Once, Read Everywhere (Sample Code)

Issue 17, September 2006

  • Editorial: Tower of Babel
  • IceGrid Security (Sample Code)

Issue 16, August 2006

  • Editorial: Plans for the Future
  • Ice and Character Encoding (Sample Code)
  • IceGrid Sessions and Resource Allocation (Sample Code)

Issue 15, July 2006

  • Editorial: The Emperor has No Clothes
  • New Features in Ice 3.1
  • API Changes in Ice 3.1
  • Integrating Ice with a GUI: Part IV (Sample Code)

Issue 14, May 2006

Issue 13, April 2006

  • Editorial: Community Spirit
  • Integrating Ice with a GUI: Part II (Sample Code)
  • Ice-E 1.1 : What's New? (Sample Code)

Issue 12, March 2006

  • Editorial: The History of Ice
  • Dynamic Ice, Part 2: Streaming (Sample Code)
  • Integrating Ice with a GUI (Sample Code)

Issue 11, February 2006

  • Editorial: The Nice Thing about Standards...
  • Dynamic Ice, Part 1: Efficient Request Forwarding (Sample Code)
  • Freeze Indexes (Sample Code)

Issue 10, January 2006

  • Editorial: Happy New Year!
  • Using Ice in Windows Services
  • Freeze Maps (Sample Code)

Issue 9, December 2005

  • Editorial: Exciting Times
  • Grid Computing with IceGrid
  • Migrating from IcePack to IceGrid (Sample Code)

Issue 8, November 2005

  • Editorial: At a Loose End...
  • FreezeScript (Sample Code)
  • Can a Leopard Change its Spots?

Issue 7, October 2005

  • Editorial: Choices...
  • A Persistent Chat Server (Sample Code)
  • Protocol Compression: Friend or Foe (Sample Code)

Issue 6, September 2005

Issue 5, August 2005

  • Editorial: What is RPC?
  • Introduction to IcePack (Sample Code)
  • Ice-E: A Preview
  • Avoiding Deadlocks, Part II

Issue 4, July 2005

  • Editorial: Why Smart People Defend Bad Standards
  • Asynchronous Programming (Sample Code)
  • Avoiding Deadlocks, Part I

Issue 3, June 2005

  • Editorial: Invent It or Use It?
  • An Introduction to IceStorm (Sample Code)
  • Interpreted Ice: Distributed Application Development on Steroids (Sample Code)
  • The Grim Reaper: Making Objects Meet Their Maker

Issue 2, May 2005

  • Editorial: Welcome to Connections!
  • To Slice or Not to Slice…
  • Advanced Use of Glacier2 (Sample Code)
  • Thread-Safe Marshaling
  • Ice and Grid Computing

Issue 1, April 2005

  • Editorial: Welcome to Connections!
  • Session Management with Glacier2 (Sample Code)
  • Ice and Python—A Match Made in Heaven? (Sample Code)
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