Alagic Sets Stage for Future Virtual Platforms on ODBMS.ORG
ODBMS.ORG, the Internet's most up-to-date 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", demonstrating 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, 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 the need for much more
sophisticated orthogonal persistent capabilities.
"I'm very happy about this newest contribution, as it shows that the ODBMS.ORG portal
on object database technology has found a firm place as an outlet for cutting-edge
research on object-oriented persistence," says Prof. Roberto Zicari, editor of ODBMS.ORG.
Alagic's paper is available along with contributions from luminaries including 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's lecture on
Java and Databases.
ODBMS.ORG also welcomes six new panel members:
To improve community communication, ODBMS.ORG now has a Forum, hosted by sponsor db4objects, which is a resource to browse
recent announcements on object database technology. Users can share their thoughts
with the editor and other members of the research community. The forum also supports
an RSS feed that allows readers to stay up-to-date about recent changes and discussions
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