Make it better. Make it faster. Make it CORBA. (by John McHugh)
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. You may not recognise the names, but you most likely know them by their other name. They emerged on the music scene in 1993 (the same year we first released Orbix) and have been behind a huge number of worldwide hits. One of those songs, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” was recently performed on German TV by a 15 piece orchestra. The song contains lyrics such as "Work it harder / Make it better / Do it faster / Makes us stronger / More than ever... Our work is never over.”
As a Product Manager, one of my responsibilities is to understand customer and market requirements and ensure these feed directly into our product strategy. These lyrics remind me of the input we probably all get at one time or another from our peers, bosses or family members. Okay, not quite as generic as "make it better" or "faster", but sometimes the important details behind the request get lost along the way and what ends up being finally communicated is not much more than asking for a general improvement in a general area without a specific target or measurement in mind.
Here at Micro Focus we are committed to evolving our solutions and delivering products that meet the needs of our users. We have a very strong and proven heritage in ensuring our customers get the maximum value from their existing investments. Our motto of “Bridging the old to the new” is central to everything we do. This is especially true with our portfolio of CORBA solutions. Our philosophy requires collecting good quality feedback directly from our users and ensuring our product strategy matches the expectations of our customers.
To help achieve this, we ask for your help. Just launched is the 2017 Micro Focus CORBA User Survey, a wide ranging examination of how we can better meet your future needs. This survey is focused on understanding how you use our products, and how we can develop those products in today's changing landscape of Cloud, DevOps and IoT. We understand your time is precious, so while it should take under 10 minutes to provide your feedback, everyone who completes the survey will be entered for a chance to win one of several $25 Amazon gift cards.
Oh, and if you are still wondering who the two gentlemen I mentioned at the start of the post are... they form the electronic musical duo, Daft Punk.
Orbacus is a flexible, source available CORBA offering that allows users to either compile-install the product as-is or modify and tailor to the specific needs of the application. Highly embeddable, Orbacus is an ideal solution where memory footprint and performance are the primary concerns.
Orbacus 4.3 SP5 provides improvements over previous versions, notably out-of-box support for the following security toolkits that are available separately:
OpenSSL (open source, commercial grade)
JSSE (standard component of Java Runtime version 1.4 and later)
These security enhancements allow Orbacus applications to secure all communications using TLS v1.2 through an extensive list of cipher suites.
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