Contact: Gordon Roland, GRoland@ibm.net
Warpstock '99 Atlanta Press Release
David Moskowitz has been a part of the OS/2 community since the
first beta of OS/2 1.0 in 1987. He and Noel Bergman started the first OS/2 User
Group in the country in Philadelphia as a part of the Philadelphia Area Computer
Society. He has produced 4 books about OS/2 including the world wide best selling
OS/2 Warp Unleashed and written numerous articles about all facets of OS/2. He developed
workshops for IBM to help developers migrate their applications to OS/2, and was
even a consultant to Microsoft in the early days of the operating system. More recently,
he worked with IBM as an OS/2 expert at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano,
Collectively, the 3 editions of the Unleashed series have sold
over 750,000 copies world wide. Warp Unleashed was translated into numerous languages
including Japanese, German, Swedish, Russian, and Italian. He was a contributing
editor for OS/2 Magazine in the USA, wrote regular columns for Pointers in the UK
and OS/2 World in Japan. His workshops for IBM were based upon his first book, "Converting
Applications to OS/2" 1989, Brady Books.
He is currently working in the Java and e-Commerce space helping
clients fully utilize today's technologies in heterogeneous environments where he
uses IBM's VisualAge as well as IBM's Java implementations.
You don't want to miss the first of his four presentations at Warpstock,
"OS/2 Problem Solver". You've got problems, we've got answers. If you
are having problems with OS/2, making it work in a multisystem environment, or networking
(including cable modems), make sure you catch this session. There will be time for
your questions, too.
Next, "OS/2 - Then, Now and ??" will lead you on a path
through time as David explains how OS/2 got where it is and where it is going. From
the first release of OS/2 1.0 as beta in 1987 through 1999 David traces the 12 plus
years from personal experience. From his first book, "Converting Applications
to OS/2" (1989) which was based upon OS/2 1.0, written on a Compaq Portable
II with 16 Mb RAM and a 40 Mb hard drive through the 1994 best seller, OS/2 Warp
Unleashed (SAMS Publishing), David has been part of the OS/2 community. During this
session he will share memories about the past, observations about the present and
predictions for the future.
"Java in the Real World: A case study", will cut through
the hype, and get to the bottom of this thing called Java. Everywhere you go you
read about Java this and Java that. Are you thinking about using Java with your
mission critical line of business applications? This session is for you if you want
to learn the mistakes to avoid, or the things that work, or if you just want to
compare your experiences to two other companies that have, "been there, tried
it and done it."
Finally, "What you don't know about Java Security will hurt
you" is a your wake up call to security issues in a Java environment. Java
2 (aka Java 1.2) introduces a new security manager. Merely knowing what's new and
improved isn't enough. Is your code secure? Are you sure? Really sure? You have
to decide upon the proper balance between totally secure and extensible. This session
presents the basic rules you should follow to assure that your code isn't vulnerable
to either accidental or malicious attack. Does your code follow them all? Did you
know that following only some of them can provide a window of vulnerability? Don't
assume it is secure.
From an OS/2 retrospective to cutting edge Java security issues,
David Moskowitz has the presentations that you want to hear. Don't miss his unique
perspective and vision for the future of OS/2 at the premier OS/2 event of the century,
Warpstock '99 Atlanta.
Press release by Tom Bolick (firstname.lastname@example.org).