Comms Software Summit: Day 2 Recap
By joesciallo on Apr 09, 2008
Day 2 of the Comms Summit was jokingly summed up by one of our more colorful attendees as "Death by slidedeck." Okay, there were a lot of presos to get through but the information was very valuable indeed.
For example, our Partner Enablement program conducts or is involved with various events, including security presos, a JavaCAPs summit, Immersion Week, CEC, Directory Masters Event, and so on. (NDA required.) There's a sharespace site as well that partners can get to where lots of information (including Comms info) is stored. The FAMtalk site was mentioned as well as a place to get podcasts. If you're a partner, there is lots out there, and while news to me, probably not to partners themselves.
Next, we heard from the president of Notify, which provides mobility solutions for Comms. The takeaways here for me were:
- Notify supports lots of devices.
- Notify started supported Comms as of the Java ES 3 release.
- Notify supports lots of devices. (Yes, already said that. This is a big deal.)
- Notify looks like a better fit for enterprises than ISPs (the solution is more oriented toward business than consumer).
- Looks like we could do a better job from a doc perspective to help w/ the Comms/Notify intergration/deployment information. Something to look into, for sure.
One of the more interesting presos today was on Lemonade support in Messaging Server 7.0. For those not willing to read the actual RFCs, perhaps I can sum up what this gives you:
- The standard is really intended for mobile clients. It reduces network traffic (volume and interactions), and moves the CPU load from client to server.
- Main features:
- Forward w/o download (see CATENATE, URLAUTH, and BURL)
- Quick resync (see CONDSTORE AND QRESYNC)
- Maintain a sorted view (see CONTEXT)
- Converting (similar to FETCH); the only conversion in Messaging 7.0 will is a char set conversion (and not on headers yet)
- Automatic push to clients (see NOTIFY).
The other takeaway from this session for me was that, guess what, we're ahead of the game on getting in Lemonade support to our server. Now we need clients to take advantage of this code.