CAVMEN - Chicago Area
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April 29, 1999 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM VM, Java, and NetREXX
One of the most exciting recent developments in computing has been the new Java language from Sun Microsystems. Java is an object oriented language that can be downloaded with a web page to execute on your browser. The Java run time implementation permits object code portability across heterogeneous platforms and provides other facilities that aid in developing and distributing network centric applications.

NetREXX is an even newer language which blends traditional REXX syntax, constructs, and simplicity with Java object model, function, and portability, to produce a truly general purpose language for scripting and generating Java applets and standalone applications.

After giving an overview of Java and NetREXX, the speaker will outline some of the limitations and benefits of Java application development on and for VM/ESA.

The speaker will be Mr. Will Roden of the IBM Corporation.
10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM CMS Pipelines 101
Have you been hearing everyone talk about how great CMS Pipelines are to use, but just haven't had the chance to experiment for yourself? Have you been using some basic plumbing techniques and haven't been able to get anything very sophisticated to work the way you expect? If so, come and see some basic (and not so basic) practical examples explained.
This tutorial will be presented by several experienced CAVMEN plumbers.
12:00 PM Lunch Break (Lunch not provided)
1:30 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:45 PM Avoiding Pipeline Stalls
Because of the depth of knowledge required to understand it, a Pipeline stall is the most feared Pipelines bug. This session will build the base of knowledge needed to understand stalls. This base will include "Multistream Pipelines", "Writing Your Own Stage Commands in REXX", and "Delaying the record". For those of you who are experienced plumbers, come and hear a master plumber describe how stalls happen, what hints Pipelines gives you to deal with them, and how to solve them.
The speaker will be Mr. Will Roden of the IBM Corporation.
Will Roden has been with IBM for 28 years, which includes 11 years in VM Development. Will has been the Endicott Pipelines team leader since 1992, and is currently spending part of his time writing VM GUI code. Will has been a Systems Analyst, Application Programmer, DBA, Planner, and a Manager. John Hartmann, the pipelines author, has recognized Will as a "Master Plumber".
2:45 PM Coffee Break
3:00 PM Free-for-All
Members will attempt to answer any reasonable VM or hardware related questions. If you are having a problem and want to find out if others are experiencing it, or you are installing new hardware or software and want to find out what types of problems others have experienced, here is the place to find out.
Members are encouraged to bring ideas for future presentations and speakers to this meeting.

Directions and Map:

This meeting will be held at the American Agricultural Insurance Company in Park Ridge.

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