BigAPL 960425 EricBaelen APL2000 
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 BigAPL 960425 EricBaelen APL2000

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 Below are My notes from tonight`s NYC SigAPL meeting with
            EricBaelen , head of APL2000 <-- Manugistics nee STSC
                     See : http://www.*-*-*.com/

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|18:35| EdShaw ElectronicDataInterchage growing up . APL Group Inc getting
 good press and business . have jobs . old APLers
EricBaelen : Princton Stat dept teachs APL | need to reinvorate |
 FinancialReportingSystems | EricBaelen Pres APL2000 , DavidSchankler Lex2000
 RobertReisner Pres & CEO & $ FRS | FRS on mainframe thru Windows . Purchased
 all Mikro prods frm Manugistics | Logistics+ is mainframe APL app so Gibsons
 couldnt get rid of | w RobLaur - consulting .


 Express with Physical limit in trying to handle combined co .
 Had to call in APL soln . | Fn points said APL lots of productivity | Sold
 internally to GE divisions - all still in use | By 89 all mainframe size
 jobs had been done , ported to PC - penetrated .8 of prospects .
 GE-Cap purchased outright | GrtNortherAnuity subsid | moved to GE-IS - sold
 commercially to ScotPap , MartinMarietta - both licenses still in effect .
 GE-IS acq by Ameritek (?) which then sold pieces including Lex2000 | Mgrs
 want to get rid of APLers , but worry abt being blamed for APLers leaving |
 Use as selling point : leave but continue to support . give comercially
 created enhancements to GE free | keep earning ' best praktises approval ' .
 sold 3 liceses 1st yr , 4 this | `94 started doing APL+ consulting | `95
 Manugistics 'mothballs' APL development | considered   C++ ( easiest to
 choose , hardest to do ) Port implys no new features | Statgraphics -
 converted to C : smaller ( capacity ) , slower |
  Dyalog/W ? Co surviavability ( 11 people ) ; port implys feature freez

 toward commercial development concerns | bug fixs | buy devil they knew .
 FRS now 28 people - have experience managing WW apps - 12 APL programmers ,
 avg experience 12 yrs . also have 'C' developers & Proj Mgrs |
 FRS supplys APL consulting svcs . Application Hosting . Platform porting .
 Perfomance tuning | Collaborative Comercial prod devel , Documentation &
 Training .
Case History : JamesWheeler app RealEstate DB . Sold 15k licenses to Chic
 Board of Reality . Getting good press .
Own Consulting apps : Chart View sell 11 modules to 1000 Hospital Med record
 | ChartView : Find Patient : ChristopherLee ; WordPerfect Docments moving to
 Word : not pitching tent in stampeed . Scans UBS forms once , overlays ascii
 in blanks when accessed . scan EKG | out of range Lab results in red w chk
 off of action taken . Typical Hospital : 9GB cache + Jukbox optical . sound
 alarm when retrieval completed | scanned handwriting | can reserve Record to
 be recalled to cache , eg , for tmro | Draft Docs ( ~ signed by Dr ) in Red
 on Blu . uses Electronc Signiture verification | FarPoint tab process | APL
 is never having to say your sorry . fired C programmer |
Opthalmoligical Sys written under Contract | purchased Pub Key DLL from Gov .
 SeanChalk (?) acq by SS&C : made it rigerous to match DOS prod - went to
 VermontViews , PTS lost ability to enter ad-hoc APL statements .
 Uses Formula1 Excel clone | Chart module can change value in graph which
 then changes source | TAS competition advertized dont need to buy APL lic .
LEX2000 : Some Fin Anyls demand to BE in Excel . Created APL toolbar icon .
 create ' Board Book ' each mo | ' Color '  of Acnts  : +- ( cred deb ) flip |
APL+WIN v1.8 | Trees : ToolTips | ListView control | still have 64k limit on
 pre `95 Win sys | Handles | Image Lists | uses Resource.DLL to organize
 evrything together | Implemented Property sheets in flexible way | Wizard |
 APL Calender control qWCALL video embedding | `take & `drop along Dimenseion
 . Speed up ` match  operator . Long file names . smallest integer 4byte .
 can create 2 byte thru qDR | Events : supress global trigger ; ' On modified
 ' | OCX (?) support coming ( in Beta now ) . |20:9|
Next mo : Horse handycaping | ArthurWhitney in June .

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Tue, 13 Oct 1998 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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