Monday, April 30, 2007

Extending the T4 Approach to New Territory

Here's the link to the second T4 related session (Extending-T4-beyond-OpenVMS) that I recently delivered at the Decus Conference in Nuremberg, Germany.

This session focused on what was required to extend the T4 approach beyond OpenVMS to deal with the complexity of other system elements. It included a partial listing of the more than 20 T4-style collectors that have already be created and showed the straightforward step by step approach required to build and benefit from even more new T4-style collectors.

The session also included answers to the question of why extending the T4 approach makes sense and pays off with radical time-saving and productivity enhancements and with much improved ability to integrate data from multiple sources to handle the most complex problems.

A highlight of this for me was the all too brief Put Me on the Spot portion that wrapped up the session by asking the attendees: what one performance challenge are you currently facing that's giving you a hard time? and then discussed specific ways in which the full range of the T4 approach might be brought to bear to uncover and visualize the currently invisible patterns that might hold the key to the solution.

We will be covering much of this material in the T4 sessions planned for the upcoming OpenVMS Technical Bootcamp in Nashua, NH, May 20th-25th. Hope to see you there. We've found that the best way to understand the T4 & Friends approach is to see it live and in action.

I invite you to bring your hardest problem and take a Put Us on the Spot challenge. Over the course of the Boot Camp week, there should be plenty of opportunity and time for the T4 team to to help you discover the ways that T4 can help you the most with your specific issues.

If you would like to get started early, you can contact me via email here.

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