As the Revelation 2013 Conference attendees head off to the second set of breakout sessions of this year’s event, they will be making their way to sessions presented by Bob Catalano and David Goddard.
The OI Console Overview
Bob Catalano (Revelation, US)
OpenInsight version 10 is scheduled to include a new OI Console and during this presentation Bob will provide his audience with an overview of what developers can expect to receive in the new version. The OI Console is a browser-based Database Management utility with numerous features that include: Database Statistical Dashboards, Indexing, User Management Tools, Table Re-Sizing Tools, Lock Management, Base filing System Management and Configuration Record Maintenance.
With a list of customer requested features that long, this will be a session that will appeal to anyone who is responsible for, or who administers a Revelation based system.
Source Management Using Git
David Goddard (Revelation, Aus)
Despite the title of this session and this blog posting, Revelation really do love and appreciate their developers and users. However, Git is a free and Open Source distributed version control system that is designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git was built to work on the Linux kernel, meaning that it has had to effectively handle large repositories from day one. Speed and performance has been a primary goal of the Git from the start.
One of the nicest features of any Distributed SCM, Git included, is that it is distributed. This means that each developer has a full copy of the repository locally on their laptop/pc. this frees the developer to work remotely from a central server and still have full access to the source management repository. Changes can easily be pushed/pulled to/from a central server or directly to another developer.
David’s presentation will demonstrate how Git can be used with OpenInsight. With some sneaky repository hooks, 90% of the work is done for you, automatically, in the background, while you get on with creating great OpenInsight based software. It really can’t get any easier than that.
But wait, there’s more…. if attendees like what they see, they can try the OpenInsight Git interface free in a copy of OpenInsight straight after the presentation. I am assured that developers will wonder how they ever worked without (a) Git by their side.