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05 July 2005 - 04:03 AM

Date: 05 July 2005

Pro-IV Analyst Programmer

Work for a true market leader Must have strong Pro-IV Programming experience North-West LocationOur well known and highly respected client has an exciting ...

Location : AU-VIC-Melbourne
Type : Full time Permanent

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20 May 2005 - 05:38 AM

Source: Hudson

Job Code: 3B/16923
Location: Melbourne, VIC Australia 3000
Date Posted: 19-05-2005

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Port your .NET applications to J2EE!

19 May 2005 - 10:39 AM

Most small to midsize ISVs favor the high productivity of the Visual Studio .NET development environment, and want to offer enterprise applications on multiple platforms. However, cross-platform support is a significant roadblock to winning customers in the Linux and J2EE markets.

Mainsoft alleviates these cross-platform challenges by enabling ISVs to quickly port ASP.NET and ADO.NET applications to Linux and J2EE. Whereas a J2EE or Linux re-write typically takes eighteen to twenty-four months, you can use Visual MainWin to port your applications to Linux and the J2EE platform, typically within three to six months.

Long-term, you can also pursue a single-source code development strategy for .NET and J2EE. This way, you can focus on adding functionalities to your products, rather than spending valuable resources dealing with platform compatibility issues. The alternative, rewriting the code from scratch and maintaining dual code bases over the product lifecycle, can easily double your R&D costs and cause significant delays in time-to-market.

Fixed time, fixed cost approach to porting
Mainsoft bases its costs estimations for porting J2EE projects on our capacity to port 5,000 lines of code per day, using Visual MainWin for the J2EE platform. This estimation may change depending on the size and complexity of the project.

Mainsoft's porting methodology
We offer a proven four-step methodology to expedite J2EE porting projects:

Step 1: Requirement analysis

First we do a technical review with the developer to define the requirements and success criteria of the project:
Scope of the functionality that needs to be ported
Dependency analysis of application modules including third-party components
Identification of unsupported classes
Application testing requirements

Step 2: Fixed time, fixed cost project plan

Next, our cross-platform experts perform a detailed analysis of your source code in order to identify porting issues. The Professional Services team details findings for the customer along with an estimate of the time required to successfully complete the porting project. Based on this information and customer requirements for time-to-market and costs, the Professional Services team produces a detailed project plan that includes scheduling, milestones, resource allocation, and a fixed cost to complete the project.

Step 3: Implementation

The end result of this phase is an application that is up and running on the J2EE platform. It includes the following steps:
Build of the application on J2EE on the application server of choice
Implementation of non-supported .NET APIs required by the application
Resolution of run-time issues and integration with third-party components
Test suite validation

Step 4: On-site project delivery

Finally, Mainsoft will provide training and education with the handover of the final application to ensure it can be successfully deployed and maintained.

What Linux means to Romania

19 May 2005 - 10:34 AM

As a Romanian and IT fanatic, I've watched the rise of Linux and open source from a different point of view than most. Romania went through a revolution in December 1989, and since then many things have changed, including computers and the way they are perceived by a country that is better known for its Dracula figure than its IT involvement. We have our professionals -- people that are hired by foreign companies to work in different sectors of the computer industry. We have our software firms that produce quality software, such as BitDefender. Last but not least, we have our Linux user groups, and now a magazine dedicated to Linux and open source software.


Beautiful thoughts

19 May 2005 - 09:53 AM

The old Master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.
"How does it taste?" the Master asked. "Awful," spat the apprentice.

The Master chuckled and then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake.

The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and when the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the lake, the old man said,
"Now drink from the lake."

As the water dripped down the young man's chin, the Master asked, "How does it taste?" "Good!" remarked the apprentice. "Do you
taste the salt?" asked the Master. "No," said the young man.

The Master sat beside this troubled young man, took his hands, and said, "The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in
life remains the same, exactly the same. But the amount we taste the 'pain' depends on the container we put it into. So when you are in pain,
the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things ..... Stop being a glass. Become a lake!"