As the new year approaches, Paul Gobes, Technical Support Manager of Robelle, is polishing his presentations. Paul Gobes attended the Symposium last year and sums it up as "great talks by sharp people". This year Paul will be giving three tutorials:
Audience: Application Developers
Topics Covered: Creating Databases, Intrinsics, Programming Considerations, New Features of Image, Tools and Utilities.
Abstract: IMAGE is the rich, functional database management system that is at the core of almost every application developed for the HP 3000. Programmers with any level of application development experience will benefit from this insider's look at the theory and practice of programming IMAGE.
Audience: System Administrators and Developers
Topics Covered: Migrating Secondaries, Interpreting Howmessy Reports, Masters and Detail Issues, DBGeneral Reports, Repacking Detail sets.
Abstract: IMAGE databases are inherently messy. Their tidy exteriors sometimes conceal nasty surprises that can hamper performance and reduce the speed of retrievals and updates. But armed with the right tools and know-how you can quickly bring order to the chaos. The HowMessy program from Robelle can report on the internal inefficiencies of your IMAGE database, to help you determine why performance is not what it should be. Then you can use Adager or DBGeneral to apply the changes that will reorganize the data along the most efficient lines.
Audience: Application Developers, Webmasters, System Administrators
Topics Covered: Direct Access, Publishing on the Web, Mapping Drives, Exporting and Converting Data, Transport Methods.
Abstract: No HP 3000 is an island. The data that lives on your HP 3000 needs to be shared with applications that reside on other machines, platforms, and networks. The "E"-revolution means that you need to make your HP 3000 data available to the rest of the world. Learn how you can be the hero of your workgroup, department or company.
December 18, 2000
But Paul is really excited about something else:
I've been to a few presentations, the one that really blew my socks off, was Wirt Atmer's QCTerm lab. Up to now I always figured it was just another terminal emulator that happened to be free, one that supported some pretty background GIFs. But Wirt has some exciting plans in store; he sees it as a thin client that could be invoked by an HTTP URL, used just like a Real Audio player, that would provide a stateful connection to an interactive program on the host HP e3000. Download QCTerm from his web site.
Wirt's demo, even over a slow modem was clear, the
graphics were sharp and the whole concept was exciting.
Keep your eyes on Wirt and QCTerm.