Alagic Sets Stage for Future Virtual Platforms on ODBMS.ORG

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ODBMS.ORG NEWS 11/1/2005

Alagic Sets Stage for Future Virtual Platforms on ODBMS.ORG

ODBMS.ORG, the Internet`s educational and research portal on
object database technology, has published a paper by expert panel
member Suad Alagic on the "Next Generation of Virtual Platforms",
claiming that object oriented persistence should be better
addressed in the design of virtual machines.

The paper, which is available for free download from ODBMS.ORG's
expert section, adresses three major and quite controversial
issues critical for the next generation of virtual platforms for
object-oriented languages. The first one is providing explicit
support for parametric types in the virtual machine. The second
is that object-oriented languages (of the next generation)
equipped with assertions and running on virtual platforms require
proper support for parametric types equipped with assertions
(constraints). The third is an argumentation for much more
sophisticated orthogonal persistent capabilities.

Alagic's paper finds itself amidst expert contributions from
pundits like Scott Ambler, William Cook, Carl Rosenberger and
Michael Blaha.

In additon, ODBMS.ORG has seen new contributions to the general
download section, such as Lancaster University work on
aspect-oriented databases (Awais Rashid), the ObjectManager
software packages for Objectivity/DB and db4o, Donghui Zhang's
"The Northeastern University Storage Package", a tool to create
persistent data structures, and Chris Smith' lecture on Java and Databases.

ODBMS.ORG also welcomes six new panel members:
• Dr. Julian Bunn, Caltech
• Dr. Barbara Catania, University of Genova
• Tom Jell, Siemens
• Dr. Awais Rashid, Lancaster University
• Dr. Jaideep Srivastava, CTO Persistent Systems
• Prof. Dr. Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria,
Como



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