Intro to Open Object Rexx & Computing That Just Plain Works!
Intro to Open Object Rexx & Preview of LDS's plans to open source technology that delivers Computing That Just Plain Works! Presented by Michael Lueck
Michael used his Dell laptop to display slides about Rexx with the KLUG SVGA InFocus projector. He also had an Envision desktop to demonstrate Electronic Software Distribution software. We heard about the Object Oriented programming language called Rexx. An interpreted language using human-oriented syntax. A full featured OO programming language.
Features of Rexx: * It supports a large number of REXX utilities applicable to the Unix-type system environment already known from Object REXX for OS/2 Warp or Object REXX for Windows. * A Security Manager facility provides control over, for example, calls on external functions, use of host commands, and access to the local and environment directories. * Support of TCP/IP sockets via the RxSocket interface allowing to do network programming using TCP/IP facilities. * Support of FTP services via the RxFtp interface enabling you to transfer large amounts of files across the network using FTP facilities. * Support of mathematical functions via the RxMath interface enabling you to solve scientific mathematical problems. * Support of regular expressions via the RxRegExp interface allowing you to search for patterns. Part 2 – Electronic Software Distribution MichaelDist v3.0 http://www.lueckdatasystems.com
Michael is developing an automated IT administration system that makes sense. He showed a financial slide that calculated that an average 100 workstation business could save $100,000 a year in consulting and administration expenses. We heard about what is coming in the near future with versions 3.5 and 4.0 of the Electronic Software Distribution system development!
Traditional methods of administering computers utilize a 1:1 basis of highly skilled and paid engineers to perform the necessary tasks. Our solution to this problem is to utilize automation technology to carry out the many aspects of managing computers. This creates economies of scale for those performing the administration and a superior ROI from computing technology.
Electronic Software Distribution is the necessary facility to accurately and efficiently replicate world class IT administration across countless computers. It is the single most important component of achieving Computing That Just Plain Works as it can be made responsible for managing the operating system, application software, configurations, policies, security, and data protection on countless computers.
Part 3 – During the presentation tonight, Michael had the desktop PC off to the side performing a system installation using MichaelDist v3.0. The monitor was facing the attendees so they could see what was taking place on the screen. It churned and flashed and rebooted occasionally, even played a little tune. The ESD system configured a Windows 2000 Pro workstation with applications and everything already loaded. Looked like v3.0 JUST PLAIN WORKED!