Rollbase Scalability – Part Two




My previous article on scalability laid some ground rules around server sizes and gave you some homework to get ready for actually setting up a multi server Rollbase installation. In this article we will actually start to build it!

Originally I had everything crammed into this article, but it has turned out to be very long. So in the article I will focus on setting up the Database and Apache Servers – the next article will deal with Rollbase itself. We will only touch our Main Server briefly here in order to download the installation files. Continue reading Rollbase Scalability – Part Two

Rollbase Scalability – Part One




Whilst true scaling really depends on where the load is in your environment – every application may differ in terms of resource requirements – there are some basic guidelines to follow when building a scalable Rollbase infrastructure. Continue reading Rollbase Scalability – Part One

Extending Rollbase functionality using Node.js (yes, really!) – Part One

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In this article, we will cover the architecture of the service as well as set some homework for you to install Node.js Continue reading Extending Rollbase functionality using Node.js (yes, really!) – Part One

Where the (insert a comfortable curse here – I have no problem with F***, but YMMV) have I been?

Well, I started on a project to blog about Document Management and how to do some cool stuff with Alfresco.

However one thing I never thought about happening has, well, happened. I’ve changed careers. Voluntarily. I love Alfresco, and the people who work there. But I realised that I needed to do something else for a while.

So now, I am no longer with Alfresco. I am with Progress – a very large database company. But I am not doing DB work per se.

I am with their Application Development and Deployment division – as a Senior Systems Engineer (read Pre Sales Technical) for the Rollbase RAD product.

So what is RAD? RAD stands for “Rapid Application Development”. Essentially it allows for agile development of web based applicationsand what you get out of it depends on how deep you want to go – you just want to prototype? Fine. It will do that. Do you need to bring an Excel Spreadsheet into the 21st Century? It can do that. Do you want to write Javascript based triggers to respond to data changes? Sure! Rollbase is easy to get into – and has a lot to master, so you do just want you want/need. A BA can knock up a skeleton in a day and hand it to a developer to write triggers and actions. Or you can do it all your self if you are inclined. Check it out!

So, what am I going to do here? Well, what I wanted to do for Document Management with a focus on Alfresco, but now for RAD and a Focus on Progress Rollbase.

Join me on the ride…

I will be shifting some stuff around on the site, and I have gone back to a basic theme until I figure out where I want this to be. Stay tuned.