TechRepublic Web Index

Essential Links for IT Pros

Recommended by TechRepublic editors and contributors

Here’s a collection of Web resources for IT professionals. Topics include (click a topic to jump to that section):

| careers | education and training | news and new product information |

| scripting | security | support | tools |

These resources are from reviews and articles at TechRepublic. You can link directly to the site or to a TechRepublic article for more details.

Careers

IT Careers

http://www.computerworld.com/car/index.htm

This section of ComputerWorld offers career advice and a wealth of related links. A highlight is the 12th Annual Salary Survey. Reviewed in Site-ings: Web sites offer career info, horror stories.

net slaves

http://www.disobey.com/netslaves/

A Webzine featuring "Horror Stories of Working the Web." Reviewed in Site-ings: Web sites offer career info, horror stories.

 

 

Education/Training

click2learn.com

http://www.click2learn.com/

A vast assortment of learningware on topics ranging from basic computing skills to business methodology. Reviewed in click2learn.com: The site name says it all!

American Society for Training and Development

http://www.astd.org/

A community-based site dedicated to training and professional development. Reviewed in ASTD site offers specialized resources for training professionals.

Gocertify.com

http://www.gocertify.com/

If you’re seeking IT certification—whether you're a trainer, admin, or support pro—this site has what you need: free quizzes, extensive links to the relevant sites, and lots of topical information. Reviewed in Gocertify preps you for certification tests.

Java Coffee Break

http://www.javacoffeebreak.com/

Learn the Java programming language on the Web—for free. Reviewed in Get your free Java lessons here.

TrainingSuperSite

http://www.trainingsupersite.com/

Key features include forums, publications, and research links. The site’s Cinema is a virtual theater, offering access to digital video focusing on training and presentation methods. Reviewed in TrainingSuperSite lives up to its name.

 

 

News and company/product info

CPU Central

http://www.cpu-central.com/

Covers current and upcoming x86 processors via extensive headline news and access to online reviews and articles. Reviewed in Site-ings: Here's where CPU info is cached.

CPU Info Center

http://infopad.eecs.berkeley.edu/CIC/

This is a no-frills site, but it offers a wealth of data, including CPU headline news and categorized press releases. Reviewed in Site-ings: Here's where CPU info is cached.

Future Technology CPU Site

http://cpusite.examedia.nl/

This site offers processor news, reviews, and previews. Reviewed in Site-ings: Here's where CPU info is cached.

Network Buyer's Guide

http://www.networkbuyersguide.com/

An information center with a buyer’s guides covering hardware, software, services, and training. You won’t find reviews or ratings, but the company information and the collections of links are excellent. Reviewed in Network Buyer's Guide: The product info is handy—but check out the links and contacts.

Thin Planet

http://www.thinplanet.com/

Visit this site if you want to keep up with developments in thin-client computing. News, opinions, and discussion areas are just a few of the features. Reviewed in Site-ings: Here's the skinny on thin clients.

Toms Hardware Guide

http://www5.tomshardware.com/

Offers an abundance of information on the latest hardware releases and corporate announcements as well as editorials on IT events and numerous benchmark tests of hardware performance. Reviewed in Site-ings: Tom knows hardware.

TTalk

http://www.ttalk.com/

A site consisting entirely of streaming media directed toward the IT audience. A key feature is the World Technology Roundup, a 30-minute show with the latest "techformation." Reviewed in Site-ings: Streaming IT.

 

 

Scripting

Glazier Systems' Windows Script Host

http://wsh.glazier.co.nz/

Provides a comprehensive resource for WSH, OLE Automaton, and COM objects you can use for your own scripting solutions. Reviewed in Windows Scripting Host brings powerful scripting features to the masses.

LearnASP.com

http://www.learnasp.com/

Offers a multitude of ASP resources, including free lessons, recommended books, and free code. This is a TechRepublic editor’s choice.

Matt's Script Archive

http://www.worldwidemart.com/scripts/

A good resource for free Perl CGI scripts and HTML script templates. All the scripts have working demos. Reviewed in Site-ings: First aid for script writers.

WebMonkey

http://www.hotwired.com/webmonkey/

Includes tips on JavaScript, ASP, and Perl as well as JAVA, XML, style sheet, and cold fusion information. Reviewed in Site-ings: First aid for script writers.

Win32 Scripting

http://cwashington.netreach.net/Home.asp?Page=/site/news.asp

Includes a Featured Scripts section containing “the best of the best.” Reviewed in Site-ings: First aid for script writers.

Windows Script Technology

http://msdn.microsoft.com/scripting/default.htm?/scripting/start.htm

Offers documentation, downloads, FAQs, links, and resources for JScript, VBScript, Debugging, Remote Scripting, and other Microsoft script tools and applications. Reviewed in Site-ings: First aid for script writers.

 

 

Security

AntiOnline.com

http://www.antionline.com/

This is anti-hacking site receives almost 500 hack attempts per hour, so it must be doing something right. The site offers information on hacker exploits and many other services that will be of interest to those in charge of network security. Reviewed in AntiOnline.com raises hackers' hackles.

Computer Incident Advisory Capability

http://ciac.llnl.gov/

Provides excellent security tips. Also offers information on e-mail chain letters and other Web-based hoaxes. Reviewed in Security issues count at the Department of Energy.

SANS Institute Online

http://www.sans.org/

Offers events calendars, reports, salary surveys, and other information from the SANS System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute. Reviewed in Better network security is the goal at the SANS Institute Online.

SecurityPortal.com

http://www.securityportal.com/

Services and free information on security issues—including planning, implementation, and management of secure networks. Reviewed in Get your guard up at SecurityPortal.com.

 

 

Support

Bud's Win95 and Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter

http://www.geocities.com/~budallen/

An extensive collection of software and hardware tips and resources. Look in the My Favorite Utilities section for cool treats for computer geeks. Reviewed in Bud Allen does Windows so you can too.

Help-Site.com

http://www.help-site.com/

Provides links to hundreds of computer-related documents and other sites covering a wide variety of systems. Reviewed in You'll find a hodge-podge of technical resources at Help-Site.com.

Nowonder.com

http://www.nowonder.com/

This site is the result of hundreds of support pros volunteering their expertise to give free online answers to technical questions. Topics and platforms supported include Macintosh, OS/2, Windows, BeOS, Linux/UNIX, Web/HTML, and Palm Pilot. Just click one of those links, fill out a brief form, and submit your question. Reviewed in It's "nowonder" this site is a hit.

 

 

Tools

CCRP site

http://www.mvps.org/ccrp/

The Common Controls Replacement Project offers faster, more fully featured, and free controls you can use in place of the standard Microsoft controls. Reviewed in CCRP site provides free tools for Visual Basic developers.

CNET Downloads.com

http://www.download.com/

A popular site with a broad array of software for both Macs and PCs. The Today in Downloads section keeps you current, but the expanded listings provide more context for the top-level categories. Reviewed in Site-ings: Some Software Resources.

Jumbo

http://www.jumbo.com/

A software site with a business section that includes tools for accounting, databases, information organization, marketing, and project management. Reviewed in Site-ings: Some Software Resources.

Microsoft's Office 2000 Resource Kit

http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2000/default.htm

You can download tools directly from the Web site instead of buying the CD. You also can read HTML versions of the pages from the hardcopy manual. Reviewed in Office 2000 Resource Kit: A few handy tools for your bag of tricks.

Mouselmp

http://downloads.com/pc/software/0,332,0-65669-s,1000.html

A tool that makes it easy to scroll through windows and helps you use your conventional mouse more efficiently. Reviewed in Site-ings: Raise your mouse's IQ, rest your wrist with MouseImp.

NONAGS

http://www.nonags.com/

Offers Windows freeware and shareware in only two categories—Internet and general—but the site focuses on software that won't nag you with insistent registration messages. Reviewed in Site-ings: Some Software Resources.

PDAcentral

http://www.pdacentral.com/

Features a well-organized shareware collection with tools for all types of little machines. Reviewed in Site-ings: Fistfuls of Web sites exist for palmtop users.

 

Phil's GUI Page

http://web.aicompro.com/ScienceWorld/philsgui/

Programmer Philip V. Neves offers links to free high-quality Xwindows APIs application program interfaces you can use in a UNIX environment. Reviewed in Find free UNIX development tools at Phil's.

QuickFiles.com

http://www.quickfiles.com/

A quick, efficient site with shareware and freeware for Palm and WinCE devices as well as the Mac and PC platforms. Reviewed in Site-ings: Fistfuls of Web sites exist for palmtop users.

Softseek

http://www.softseek.com/

Features editors' picks, top downloads, and new releases. The business category is worth browsing. You can search an individual category or the entire site. Reviewed in Site-ings: Some Software Resources

Sophos.com U.S.

http://www.us.sophos.com/

Follow the Products link to browse anti-virus protection tools. The Downloads link takes you to a page where you can obtain evaluation copies of products. Reviewed in Sophos.com keeps you up-to-date on virus threats.

 

 

TechRepublic articles mentioned, in order of appearance

Site-ings: Web sites offer career info, horror stories.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990810mik35.htm

click2learn.com: The site name says it all!

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00419990909eik50.htm

ASTD site offers specialized resources for training professionals.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00419990729jod45.htm

Gocertify preps you for certification tests

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00419990811eli50.htm

Get your free Java lessons here.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990823jed10.htm

TrainingSuperSite lives up to its name

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00419990806mer50.htm

Site-ings: Here's where CPU info is cached

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990713mik35.htm

Network Buyer's Guide: The product info is handy—but check out the links and contacts

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00219990913eje03.htm

Site-ings: Here's the skinny on thin clients.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990831mik35.htm

Site-ings: Tom knows hardware

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990525eje01.htm

Site-ings: Streaming IT

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990907mik35.htm

Windows Scripting Host brings powerful scripting features to the masses

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00219990729eje09.htm

Site-ings: First aid for script writers

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990727mik35.htm

AntiOnline.com raises hackers' hackles

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990810mik01.htm

Security issues count at the Department of Energy.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990823jed55.htm

Better network security is the goal at the SANS Institute Online

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990913jed10.htm

Get your guard up at SecurityPortal.com

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990906jed55.htm

Bud Allen does Windows so you can too

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990726jed10.htm

You'll find a hodge-podge of technical resources at Help-Site.com

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990621jed10.htm

It's "nowonder" this site is a hit

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990705jed10.htm

CCRP site provides free tools for Visual Basic developers

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990809jed10.htm

Site-ings: Some Software Resources

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990706mik35.htm

Office 2000 Resource Kit: A few handy tools for your bag of tricks

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00219990813eje03.htm

Site-ings: Raise your mouse's IQ, rest your wrist with MouseImp

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00119990720mik35.htm

Find free UNIX development tools at Phil's

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990830jed10.htm

Sophos.com keeps you up-to-date on virus threats

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00319990816jed55.htm