Join the OpenROAD Sprint June 8th - 10th in London
Sprint projects tend to be 4GL projects as they can be implemented quickly. How do we determine the projects implemented at a sprint? We propose items to the attendees based on the following:
- Review enhancements submitted via the Idea Center (previously Service Desk) for ideas that can be implemented in a reasonable timeframe
- Other Projects we’ve documented at OpenROAD Sprint Projects - Ingres Community Wiki
- Reported low priority bugs that are good training candidates for the sprint attendees
- Enhancements that are important to the Sprint attendees, for example, Ingres OpenROAD Projects/Add ToolTextTip attribute to BitmapObject class - Ingres Community Wiki
- Improving information on using OpenROAD
- Composing “How To” articles that should be added to the documentation or written up as a blog entry (Note, we will gladly accept any contributions that you may want to write up and submit to us prefer not to go through the hassle of putting together a blog entry yourself)
- Improving areas of the documentation that are unclear to the attendees
- Other items raised by the Sprint attendees
Attending and participating in an OpenROAD sprint provides an opportunity to get a feature implemented that you’ve long wanted or fix a particularly annoying bug that is more of an annoyance than a showstopper. Past events have seen a number of features either released as part of OpenROAD 5.1 or 6.0 or targeted for the upcoming release. For more information on the sprint projects targeted for the next major OpenROAD release see http://community.actian.com/forum/bl...11-uk-iua.html and http://community.actian.com/forum/bl...-iua-giua.html.
Attend the UK AUA June 11th in London
After the Sprint, join the OpenROAD team at the UK AUA on Tues June 11th at the Thistle City Barbican hotel in London. The UK AUA is a great opportunity to learn more about OpenROAD as well as Ingres, Vectorwise, and other products newly added to the Actian portfolio in addition to networking with other customers using the technology. The AUA event is focused on providing great technical information to the attendees.
There will be four OpenROAD Specific presentations on Tues afternoon including:
- Sneak Peek at OpenROAD 6.2's Sprites - Can it be that easy?
Sprites! What are they trying to do, make OpenROAD into a game development platform? The answer to that question is no, but sprites make it possible to create displays previously considered impossible with OpenROAD. Join us for an in-depth look at some new user classes that allow you work with small actionable graphic elements. See for yourself how this can revolutionize your existing applications, and imagine the possibilities for new initiatives. After this sneak peek at OpenROAD Sprites you will be able to answer for yourself this question: Can it be that easy?
- Cats and Dogs – How to domesticate list-handling to obey your application’s every whim
To handle sets of business items, OpenROAD provides you with two representations: customized and type specific Arrays (cats); and dynamic, optimized, generically structured ChoiceLists (dogs). Cats and dogs are complementary: cats provide focused browsing and editing via TableFields; dogs provide at-a-glance selection via five different types of ChoiceField; between them they cover the range of multi-item handling that most applications require.
To get the best results, dogs in particular must be approached in the right way. This presentation begins with a common requirement – how to provide row-specific dropdown lists in TableFields – to illustrate some key techniques; then follows with advanced techniques for building lists from a range of source types (database, files, datastrings, arrays, master-lists). The session will also give you the opportunity to raise and discuss other list-handling issues you may have, so come prepared!
- Don’t call us, we’ll call you
Revealing the mysteries of the XMLParserCallbacks class
This session provides an in-depth view of the new feature of the upcoming OpenROAD release.
It will answer a series of questions, e.g.:
- What is a callback?
- What are XML parser callbacks useful for?
- When does the XML parser call what?
- How to define a callback procedure?
- What does a callback procedure cannot do?
- How to tell the parser which procedures should be called when?
- Abort parsing after getting the information required.
- Prevent memory overflow by discarding parsed elements.
- Loading very big XML files into a database.
- OpenROAD Status and Roadmap
It is an exciting time for OpenROAD developers, with major new features available in the last two releases; OpenROAD 6.0 is seeing a lot of uptake due to the single-byte, multi-byte and Unicode support provided. We are interested in any challenges you may be facing or have faced with the migration to this release so we can continue to improve your OpenROAD experience.
The next release of OpenROAD provides graphical features you can use to enhance the appearance of your applications and improves deployment options. The feature set of this release is completely defined and nearing completion, but to polish the features you actually use, OpenROAD development must now focus on how to make these powerful features easy to use. This is a perfect time discuss challenges you face-using OpenROAD, and join us for a lively discussion about product improvements that could help alleviate some of these challenges. Come prepared to participate with your challenges, questions, and OpenROAD needs!
Highlights of the General Sessions:
- Keynote from Mike Hoskins
- Product Roadmap Overview from Mark Milani
- Ingres and OpenROAD Update from Emma McGrattan
- And several others
In addition, there will be presentations specific to Ingres, Vectorwise, and new additions to the Actian Portfolio. See Join the UK AUA and Attend the 2013 Conference | UK Actian Users Association for the provisional agenda. It’s not too late to register, see http://www.regonline.co.uk/ukiua2013.