Gorgeous Fractals with VPL and Distributed DSS Services

I think Angel is fast becoming one of VPL’s biggest fans. After discussing some ideas with him about simple Map-Reduce scenarios for his agent toolkit and a grid system that I’m building, he went ahead and did it. Check out his distributed Mandelbrot fractal generator. Gorgeous results. A bit over-engineered as a fractal calculator, but…

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Using the Visual Programming Language (VPL) as a Deployment Tool

When building applications using CCR, DSS and VPL one doesn’t need to know a priori the precise order of data and message flows between services. Many of the VPL examples provided with the MRDS show services already ‘wired’ up which can give the impression that one needs to know this information and design one’s set…

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Aspiring Architect Series – 2008

My mate Mohammad Akif in Microsoft Canada is doing a sterling job helping folks aspiring to become Software Architects by providing a gentle introduction to common methodologies and software architectures. Visit his Blog to see the full list of upcoming Webcasts in the Aspiring Architect Series – 2008! These will run, one every day, from…

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CCR/DSS Use Cases in the Enterprise

I’m often asked what Enterprise customers are using CCR/DSS in serious, i.e. pretty significant, production deployments. I’m not at liberty to disclose the names of our customers without their permission – a few will be made public soon – but I can say there are quite a lot of application domains where this technology is…

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