Infotrieve, Inc. announced that it had converted ArticleFinder, its online scientific, technical, and medical (STM) database with more than 26 million citations and eight million abstracts from over 54,000 journals, to a free access model. The move provides scientists and researchers, who work for corporations and are subject to different copyright regulations than their academic counterparts, with a solution for conducting STM searches across literature from multiple providers. The solution seamlessly retrieves full-text scholarly journal articles that they need on a pay-per-view basis. ArticleFinder is similar to GoogleScholar. Utilizing ArticleFinder in conjunction with the Infotrieve Virtual Library technology platform, corporate clients can also securely include their holdings and electronic journal subscriptions within user searches in order to increase the body of content that is searched and minimize duplicate purchases. While ArticleFinder searches are executed at the citation and abstract level rather than the full-text, Infotrieve does provide full-text searching with “key word in context” previews within the Life Science Research Center search solution that it offers.
SoftLogica LLC announces WAPT 4.0, the new version of its load, stress and performance testing tool for web sites, web servers and applications with web interfaces. WAPT is designed to minimize the learning curve and give the user an ability to create a heavy load from a single regular workstation. You can create a basic test scenario and get meaningful information about your performance landscape in a matter of minutes. WAPT is able to generate up to 2000 simultaneously acting virtual users for an “average” test scenario using standard hardware configuration (Pentium 4 2GHz, 512MB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet). WAPT creates a test workload which is virtually the same as the load experienced by a web site in the real world. For example, for retail sites, some users may be surfing the catalog, others searching for a specific product and submitting an order, while an administrator may be updating the catalog. Basic and Integrated Windows (NTLM) authentication methods are supported. Graphs and reports are shown in real-time, thus helping to manage the web site performance testing process. The command line interface allows you to integrate WAPT into the existing development environment. XML files are used to store test scenarios and can be modified by third party software. WAPT supports different language encodings, so you can test web sites in virtually any language, including forms and dynamic content. WAPT is designed for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003. The 30-day trial version with full set of features limited to 20 concurrent virtual users can be downloaded at http://www.loadtestingtool.com
Voting is open for 2 seats on the board, as well as 2 management committee positions of the Content Management Professionals Association. Voting is open until January 11, 2006, so head to the site and cast your ballot. If you are not yet a member, join.
As a member-driven organization, the CM Pros Board of Directors and Management Committee are nominated in an open election process by the members of the organization. For the 2006-07 term — just the second CM Pros election — we are thrilled to have seven outstanding candidates for two Board of Directors positions, and three superlative candidates for two Management Committee positions.