Web Programmer presents practical experiences and
examples in a problem/solution format.
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The magazine also reviews books and new or enhanced software
tools and development products, and looks at libraries and
applications software products.
Because information is best conveyed
pictorially, there is liberal use of color and graphics. We encourage
contributors to provide graphics wherever and whenever
Source code and graphical designs and representations are
published, encouraged, and reviewed by qualified experts in the
specific language; the source code is made available to subscribers
Four-color, 80- to 96-page magazine
Frequency: 9 times/ year (12 times/year in 1996)
- Feature Articles -- five??? per issue
- Articles -- five??? per issue
- Columns -- ten??? per issue
- Department Pieces -- four??? per issue
- Product Reviews -- when available
- Book Reviews -- when available
- Product News -- several products per issue
When available and where appropriate, relevant industry responses
and quotes accompany the pieces as sidebars.
- Feature (3-5 pages, up to 2500 words)
- Feature articles can be viewed as "real-world tutorials" presented
in a problem/solution format. The author states an application or
development problem, describes and then critiques the solution,
defining trade-offs and offering alternatives. Today, with the
technology in its adolescence, elegant solutions are not necessarily
the norm. There is not always only one solution to a problem and the
best technical solution may be overshadowed by a nontechnical
consideration and can not always be implemented. Because of this, the
solution critique is key and is the highlight of OBJECT Magazine.
- Article (2-4 pages, up to 2000 words)
- Each issue features in-depth discussions of topics of widespread
interest, central to object orientation. Articles are shorter than
features but are of no less significance or importance. Articles may
or may not follow the problem/solution format of features. Article
suggestions are outlined below.
- Series (3-5 pages, up to 2500 words per installment, 2-4 installments)
- A series is a collection of articles offering the author an
opportunity to address a topic in great depth. The series may run for
from two to eight installments and may begin with a feature. The
series should be clearly partitioned into subtopics. Series may or may
not follow the problem/solution format of features.
- Column (2-3 pages, up to 1500 words)
- Columns are designed to provide an ongoing discussion of a topic
area, offering the columnist an opportunity to cover a topic in great
breadth over an extended period of time, and to track changes and
trends in the topic area as the technology matures. Over time, the
readers of a column should gain an appreciation for the approach and
style of the columnist and be able to identify the people, companies,
and products involved. Editorial comments by both the author and the
readers are welcome and encouraged.
- Legal Issues
- Protocols and Standards
- Electronic Commerce
- Education & Training
- X Platform Issues
- Mac Platform Issues
- Threads -- net watch
- Back-end Tools
- @@@@@@Object insider (2-4 pages, up to 2000 words)
- Each issue contains an invited article by a different industry
notable. The topic and length are open. As always, I encourage
controversy. This piece is an opportunity to express an idea or
opinion, not a forum for product endorsements.
- Product review (2-4 pages, up to 2000 words)
- Product reviews are in-depth evaluations of new products and enhancements to
by qualified, objective writers. A review describes the purpose, content, and
audience of the product, makes critical comments on its accuracy and success in
fulfilling its purpose, discusses its compatibility with related products, and
to its competitors. We regularly receive software for review. If you wish to be
considered as a software reviewer, contact the Editor, indicating the topic areas
qualified to review and your qualifications.
- Book/media review (2-3 pages, up to 1500 words)
- Reviews of pertinent books, videos, and conferences in the field are accepted. A
should describe the purpose, content, and intended audience of the item and make
comments on its accuracy and success in fulfilling its purpose. If appropriate,
reviewer should comment on the suitability of the item for educational purposes.
SIGS Publications regularly receives books from publishers to be reviewed. If
to be considered as a book reviewer, contact the Editor, indicating the topic
areas you are
qualified to review. Reviewers may keep the book as additional compensation for
- Report (2-3 pages, up to 1500 words)
- A report objectively describes or reports on issues, topics, products,
conditions, or situations of interest to the object community. Reports also
news and reports on facts, and generally no criticism.