How to use the OpenWatcom C compiler to create multi-platform text-mode applications to be run on DOS, OS2, Windows-NT/XP and Linux, building everything on OS/2 or eComStation. As an example and usefull resource as well, a fully working user interface library will be presented and made available. (User interface very similar to the DFSee program).
Jan van Wijk
The Rexx Parse function is a unique and powerful feature of the Rexx language capable of analyzing data of all types. The Signal/Call On functions provide you with a means of invoking routines to handle various expected and unexpected conditions. This is your chance to become more familiar with these facilities and bring up any questions concerning Rexx that you might have.
Chip Davis has over 40 years of programming experience in various low-level and high-level languages. He has used the Rexx language since 1980 and has written several major applications in Rexx, including a VM/CMS emulator for AIX. He is active in the Rexx, Linux, and OS/2 computer users groups in the Research Triangle Park, NC, and currently serves as President of the Rexx Language Association.
You'll get an idea as to what to do with XML, how to parse it using a classic approach, transforming it into different formats, finding information within the document and why it might be a nice thing for your documents. We'll also do a quick peak into the OpenDocument Format used in OpenOffice 2.0 and others and how the xml format can help you when building your own website.
Arne Blankerts has been using OS/2 since the good old days of 2.11 on a 486 DX 33 with only 64 Megs of Ram. Coming from the Amiga Computer, OS/2 was just the thing he needed and so kept using it up until eCS 1.0. Due to Business needs and the fact that pretty much all his applications where either ported from linux or where used over the network, he finally switched to run Linux as his main Workstation and Server OS some time after eCS 1.0 was releaseed. Working on the TNG-Installer for eCS, providing Support for the netlabs.org server in Hamburg and running the Netlabs Merchandise Store (shop.netlabs.org) still keeps him close to the OS/2-Community though.
PHP has become one of the most popular web scripting languages in the world, mainly due to the power and flexibility it provides to the user. Topics including installation, language syntax and use, database access, development techniques, troubleshooting, security, performance, 3rd party tools and packages will all be discussed. Description of Intended Audience: Developers, System Administrators, Power Users, IT managers and Executives.
Tom Melendez been in software development for almost 10 years, and has been using PHP in production since 1998 (version 3.0.5!). Tom has personally developed over 100 web-based applications for large and small businesses using PHP, and is actively testing the latest builds as they come available. Today, he is the Senior Developer at BASCOM, where he oversees development of their Global Chalkboard product designed for K-12 schools. He is also an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State University, where he regularly teaches courses in PHP and UNIX, and is also the founder and current president of the Long Island PHP Users Group, an organization dedicated to acting as a technical resource for Long Island's PHP developers. A newcomer to OS/2, Tom has been quite impressed with the operating system and its features. His primary interest is in working on PHP and the external libraries available, but currently not supported on OS/2. Tom holds a BA from Stonybrook University, and is completing his Master's degree at Long Island University. He resides in Long Island, NY with his wife Elissa.
This class will give details and examples of interfacing REXX and C; includes making your own DLL available to be called by any REXX scripts, getting read/write access to variables on both the C and REXX side including stem variables, as well as getting access directly to the command shell invocation parameters (just as they were entered).
Paul Curtis been writing C programs for many years, and using REXX in OS/2 since 1992. He has worked primarily in the embedded OS area, however much of his embedded development first occurs under OS/2-eComStation and then is ported to other environments. He is the developer of CSSDIR (www.cssdir.com), the "ultimate power tool" for doing directory/file lists, searches and finds. Much of his current OS/2 development is using the watcom C compiler. He also is working on OS/2 REXX hooks into the OS/2 version of PostgreSQL database.