List of Events at Warpstock 98
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From discussing the intricacies of REXX programming to the realities of OS/2 marketing, here are some of the
presentations being scheduled for Warpstock 98.
Senior Engineer, Professionally Assembled Software, Inc.
Setting up a SOHO Network
The basics of setting up a network; terminology used, equipment requirements, NetBIOS and TCP networking,
sharing printers & drives, networking OS/2, Windows NT, and Windows 95 systems.
Senior Computer Engineer, Gregory Bourassa Computer Engineering
Programming in Native OS/2
Prolog and logic programming development systems are
available for OS/2. This presentation introduces you briefly to Prolog,
and to several OS/2 options, and demonstrates Visual Prolog, an environment
in which you can develop programs and GUIs that are source-code portable
between OS/2 and WinXX.
Dave Briccetti Software Consulting
Quick Look at VisualAge for Java and C++
Dave Bricetti, who has been developing with IBM's tools
for OS/2 since 1987, will demonstrate creating, tuning, and debugging a
simple graphical application in both VisualAge for Java and VisualAge C++.
Attendees should be developers, and experience with Java and /or C++ will
be helpful but is not required. Dave will use Java Foundation Classes for
the Java application, and Open Class Library for the C++ application.
President, The Software Development Group
Future of OS/2 in an On-Line Commerce World
With shopping and business transactions rapidly gaining
on-line precedence, the role of OS/2, JAVA, and on-line interactive commerce
applications will be a main force driving computerized society. This session
examines how businesses and individuals will be able to prepare for this
|T. C. CARR II,
Proprietor, Penguin Enterprises
Presentation and discussion on the merits and possibilities of a third party distribution of OS/2 in a
format for personal and SOHO use. How would we do it and what should be included.
Marketing Director, TouchVoice Corporation
Computing for the Rest of Us
With IBM's retreat into their own little "global x hundred enterprise" corner, it's hard to see how their
"Network Computing" strategy can benefit the rest of us. In this presentation, you will see how TouchVoice applied this
tremendous technology in their CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) product lines and how your business can benefit from it
for Managed Client -- Tips for OS/2 ISVs
You might think that IBM's unexpected success in WSOD
has nothing to do with you as an OS/2 ISV. After all, you have created
the best OS/2 software there is, and it integrates tightly with the OS/2
desktop. So why bother looking to do anything with a "thin-client?" In
this session, Kim Cheung will share with you some tips on how you can leverage
the investment you already place din your "client" based OS/2 software,
and transform it into a "managed client" based package.
President, Rexx Language Association
-- Java for the C-phobic
NetRexx is a complete alternative to the Java language
that brings the ease of Rexx programming to the Java environment. Anything
Java can do, NetRexx can do more easily. Discover how little you have to
know to start writing Java applications, applets, and servlets. Rexx experience
is helpful, but not necessary.
Graham Utilities, Warpspeed Computers
Techniques and Methods
In this session the author of The Graham Utilities for
OS/2 will take you through some of the tips, tricks and techniques that
he has learned from the last 10 years of OS/2 programming (and last 15+
years in general). Debugging all types of apps, from detached processes
to SOM/WPS programs will be covered. If you are a developer, or just wondered
how "those guru types" do it all, then this session will have something
Contributing Editor, OS/2 e-Zine!
Might Be Something After All
How faith, loyalty and friendship make the difference
between two platforms, and how these factors will influence the future
of computers and OS/2.
Warp 4 vs Windows NT 4
This session will present a functional comparison of Warp
4 to NT 4.
Hethmon Brothers Software
This session will cover the basics of TCP/IP programming
under OS/2, including both the 4.0 and 4.1 stacks. Learn what makes TCP/IP
Programming under OS/2 different. Depending on audience interest, more
advanced topics may be covered.
NCSD Server Development Manager, IBM Austin
and Workspace On Demand
Come see the many enhancements as OS/2 Warp Server evolves
to be the premier platform for Network Computing and for e-Business solutions.
The Aurora product release will be reviewed, as well as key ehancements
to WorkSpace On-Demand. These products offer network computing solutions
today and both offer world-class capacity, as well as reduced total cost
of ownership. The presentation and discussion will address WorkSpace On-Demand
new enhancements for server-managed clients, Lotus Domino Server capacity
and scalability enhancements on the Aurora platform, the activities that
we have completed to serve Java up faster on the server platforms, the
new TCP/IP protocol enhancements, and the content information for the Aurora
server release. See the technology, the solutions, and the leadership network
President, Phoenix OS/2 Society, Inc.
an OS/2 User Group
Tips on starting and running a computer group and some
of the pitfalls to be wary of. As one of its founders, the president of
the Phoenix OS/2 Society (POSSI) will use the history of the POSSI to illustrate
|LYNN H. MAXSON,
Principal Developer, TertiaLink, Inc.
To offset IBM's withdrawal from the SOHO desktop marketplace
with regards to OS/2, the OS/2 community must become self-sufficient with
respect to an operating system that's vendor independent and more responsive
to user needs.
VOICE Marketing Director, OS/2 Headquarters Web Site
This session will explore the facets of alternative software
marketing, and introduce a concept called "viral marketing." We'll also
look at the ways in which viral marketing can be applied to OS/2.
The Groovy Corporation
Your Use of the Enhanced Editor
The Enhanced Editor (or "EPM") is a powerful, extensible
editor included free with OS/2. This session will introduce you to using
EPM and show you ways to configure and extend it. You'll learn how to use
REXX to add custom features, how to use the full power of search-and-replace,
and where to go to get more information and extensions.
- The Application Glue
An interactive discussion of using REXX as a way of gluing
together applications to produce specialized "super-applications".
Sm@rt Reseller / Ziff-Davis
to deal effectively with the computer press
For OS/2 software developers and service providers. How
do you get your products reviewed? Who should you be in touch with? What
are the (unspoken) rules of dealing with these people?
for OS/2 ISPs
This session will cover the tools of the trade for setting
up Internet services under OS/2. Topics covered will include sendmail,
Apache, PHP3, mSQL, and more. After attending this session you'll have
the knowledge to set up a complete Internet site using free software.
JOHN, Business Development Manager, Serenity Systems
Client as a Fee Service Opportunity
Providing managed clients for use in today's businesses
is a field that is converging with the computer telephony integration of
voice and data. When leveraged together, these areas will be important
revenue opportunities for computer consultants and provide compelling solutions
for large and small businesses alike. This is a significant opportunity
for OS/2 professionals.
Former IBM Employee, Current Crystal Semiconductor Employee, Multimedia
Guru, Win32-OS/2 Project Spokesman
One Year Later
After introducing newcomers to the Win32-OS/2 project,
Timur will update everyone on what has changed over the past year, what
progress has been made, and what obstacles still lie ahead.
to device driver programming
How to get started writing your own device drivers.
TERRELL, Owner, Falcon Networking and the OS/2 Supersite,
Publisher, OS/2 e-Zine!
up a TCP/IP Network
This talk will cover the basics of TCP/IP network setup
with a review of the protocols involved, subnets and netmasks, and DNS
|JOHN J. URBANIAK
real-world, speech-aware, internationalizable business applications with
Detailed description to follow
President, Stardock Systems
the Operating System
The alternative approach to doing "utilities", as seen
in the design concepts behind Object Desktop for OS/2 and Windows. How
the strengths of OS/2 can be used to seamlessly extend the OS/2 desktop.
Also discussed are the problems Stardock had trying to bend Windows to
the OS/2 model when working on Object Desktop for the Windows platform.
A tongue-in-cheek look at the strengths and weaknesses
of OS/2, Windows 95, NT, BeOS, Linux, and MacOS.
Native Methods on OS/2
The Java Native Interface (JNI) is designed to provide
services for interacting with host OS services and applications when necessary.
This session will describe how to use JNI for creating OS/2 native method
DLLs, interact with PM and SOM APIs, invoke Java VM from native apps, and
respond to PM events.
|CHRISTOPHER B. WRIGHT,
Advocacy: Promoting OS/2 Effectively
Advocating OS/2 in the realities of the current market
means going beyond the standard letter-writing and petitioning routines.
This session explores what measures must be taken to keep OS/2 in the public
eye, and ultimately in the public interest.
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