Award Winning Book Promotes Internet-Free Service Oriented Architecture

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Roland Hughes spent twenty years exploring the capabilities of OpenVMS applications. His Minimum You Need to Know series displays how Open VMS is twenty plus years ahead of Windows and will long outlast Internet-based systems.

OpenVMS applications were designed for the future, and they are far more powerful than other applications as Roland Hughes testifies in his newest book "The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture" (ISBN 9780977086665, Logikal Solutions, 2008).

Services do not need to involve the Internet. Roland Hughes knows that well after twenty years of studying OpenVMS applications. His newest book "The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture" provides a method to extend business knowledge in Heritage (formerly known as Legacy) applications so they are usable to lesser skilled individuals. This fourth volume in The Minimum You Need to Know series discusses the breaking up and designing of back end services, all hosted on OpenVMS. Companies can choose external or internal systems--they do not need to rely on Internet-based systems providers for their internal business needs.

With a vast knowledge of technical languages, including DEC/VAX C, DEC/VAX C++, DEC BASIC, DCL, ACMS, MQ Series, DEC COBOL, RDB, POWERHOUSE, SQL, CMS/MMS, Oracle 8i, FORTRAN, FMS, and Java, Hughes wants to share his experience with the next generation of programmers. This new book covers numerous topics and techniques surrounding the implementation of Service Oriented Architecture on the OpenVMS platform. Hughes's primary focus is porting FMS based business applications to Intranet and Internet applications using ACMS.

In a recent interview, Hughes emphasized the power of OpenVMS Applications: "OpenVMS is an operating system with up-times measured in decades, not minutes like the various Windows platforms. Companies and industries that need rock solid platforms do not stray from this OS. Financial trading companies having a system outage at market open measure their losses in millions of dollars per second. The steel mill that I will be developing software for over the next few months measures outages at $10,000 per second. It should be no surprise to you that nearly every steel mill on the face of the planet runs OpenVMS. This OS will still be in use long after Windows is forgotten."

"The Minimum You Need to Know about Service-Oriented Architecture" recently won the 2008 National Best Books Award from USA Books News in its Business: Technology/Computers/Internet category. With clearly defined examples and many diagrams and flow charts, this 370-page volume includes a source code CD. A welcome addition to the Minimum You Need to Know series, this latest book is indispensable for those entering the IT and programming field because of its detailed information on applications and possibilities that universities are sadly failing to provide their students.

About the Author
Roland Hughes is president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm specializing in VMS platforms. Hughes has over two decades of experience using computers and operating systems originally created by Digital Equipment Corporation (now owned by Hewlett-Packard). With a degree in Computer Information Systems, Hughes's experience is focused on OpenVMS systems across a variety of diverse industries including heavy equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, stock exchanges, tax accounting, and hardware value-added resellers. "The Minimum You Need to Know" is his way to pass on his insights and skills to the next generation.

"The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture" (ISBN 9780977086665, Logikal Solutions, 2008) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit Publicity contact: Review copies available upon request.


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