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ABIS Infor - 2012-01

This newsletter (2012-01) contains the following topics:

For more than 50 years we have been writing applications, and we have made tremendous progress on the technical side (hardware and software). Mastering and managing the software production process appears to be one of the toughest challenges, as indicated by the myriad of software development methods and process models that keep appearing and fading away. The last decade, a lot of attention went to incremental and iterative approaches like the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and several methods grouped under the 'Agile' umbrella. Read the article.

The Customer Information Control System (CICS) is a transaction manager designed for rapid, high-volume online transaction processing (according to Wikipedia). Originally developed for traditional 3270 terminals, the actual versions of the CICS Transaction Server support a variety of other user interactions, ranging from mobile devices, over web browsers, to service interactions. Read the article.

"Ex Cathedra" teaching, traditionally the usual method of teaching, is neither the only way of knowledge, neither the best nor the worst. A "Hands On" approach has its advantages and disadvantages. At ABIS, we use a healthy mix of both. Read the article.

Companies will have to decide to migrate their WAS infrastructures. The question is will such a migration bring improvements for the existing application load, and if so what type of application load will benefit? Should a migration to the next level of WAS be considered or a migration to a completely different run time platform?

The latest version of WAS delivers new, practical, good features that will let you decide to go for improvement of infrastructure and stay with a very flexible server engine with an footprint adapted to the companies application load. Read the article.

- SQL workshop on 01/03/2012 in Leuven (see http://www.abis.be/html/en0087.html)

- Scrum for managers on 01/03/2012 in Leuven (see http://www.abis.be/html/en1589.html)

- Working with Spring on 12/03/2012 in Leuven (see http://www.abis.be/html/en1369.html)

- Java EE: developing enterprise applications with EJB 3.x and JPA on 14/03/2012 in Leuven (see http://www.abis.be/html/en1452.html)

- Advanced SQL on 15/03/2012 and 18/04/2012 in Leuven (see http://www.abis.be/html/en1209.html)

- UNIX/Linux/AIX shell programming on 21/03/2012 in Woerden (see http://www.abis.be/html/en0953.html)