Weekly snap: From SMSFinder firmware and Jasper to UK & Open Source

weekly snapOct 5-9 took us across to the UK, deep into reporting and briefly on hardware.
Martin tipped off a new Multitech SMSFinder firmware, which offers load balancing for up to 4 Finders in a network, and multi-user interface for up to 20 simultaneous users.
Bernd then rolled on with his Jasper Reporting series and taught us how to define dynamic parameters for interactive reports and template functionality. After which, he stretched reporting to the past and showed how to generate host availability reports in Jasper with percentage availability for specified time periods in a neat pie chart.
On the open source UK thread, Julian celebrated the London Stock Exchange’s switch to Linux and Solaris for their .NET based trade platform, while we joined the Open Source Consortium in support of open fellows over there. Hopefully more news from that way will hit the blog in the future, so look out.

NETWAYS joins the Open Source Consortium

OSC MemberNot too long ago, NETWAYS joined the Open Source Consortium (OSC) in the UK. Made up of companies who deliver solutions and advice based on Open Standards and Open Source Software, the OSC is a campaign body as well as a channel for project tenders.
As we like supporting Open Source, we thought the OSC would be a great way to do so outside of continental Europe. With our projects taking us further and further away from home, it is always nice to know a bunch of like minded people across the channel.