Franz Tech Corner News: AllegroServe, Gruff, ASDF 2, and EC2 support updates

The Franz Tech Corner, March 24, 2011

In this issue:

1. AllegroServe update compresses and uncompresses files on the fly
2. Gruff Version 3.0 Now Available
3. Allego CL's Amazon EC2 support now includes AWS Free Usage Tier
4. 4th European Lisp Symposium, Hamburg, 3/31-4/1
5. Allegro CL patch for ASDF 2 Support
6. Updated: David Cooper's Basic Lisp Techniques
7. European Common Lisp Meeting, Amsterdam, October 23
8. Recorded Webinar: Gábor Melis - Google AI Contest Winner
9. New success stories
10. Training Schedule

1. AllegroServe update compresses and uncompresses files on the fly

A new version of AllegroServe, Allegro CL's webserver, has been
released. One major change is that compressed transfers are supported
for both the HTTP server and client. Chunking is now supported for SSL
transfers. There are also several other enhancements and the
documentation has been improved.

See this Tech Corner article for the details:
http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/#aserve-032211

2. Gruff Version 3.0 Now Available

Some of the new features include Triplestore Editing for Creating and
Deleting Triples, RDFa - Capture From Websites, and a Graphical Query
View. Visit the Gruff page for full descriptions, additional new
features, and to download.

http://franz.com/agraph/gruff/

3. Allego CL's Amazon EC2 support now includes AWS Free Usage Tier

To help AWS (Amazon Web Services) customers get started in the cloud,
Amazon is offering free usage of an EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Micro
Instance. Franz offers a public EBS-backed (Elastic Block Store) AMI
(Amazon Machine Image) that runs Allegro CL Linux-64. This EBS-backed
AMI can now be used with the AWS Free Usage Tier.

See this Tech Corner article for the details:
http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/#ec2-032211

4. 4th European Lisp Symposium, Hamburg, 3/31-4/1

Coming soon, it will be held at the Hamburg University of Technology
in Germany.

Conference web site:
http://www.european-lisp-symposium.org/

5. Allegro CL patch for ASDF 2 Support

ASDF (Another System Definition Facility) is supported for use in
Allegro CL and is recommended over Allegro CL's own defsystem
facility. Support for version 2 is available as a patch you can get it
by doing an update.

See this Tech Corner article for the details:
http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/#asdf2-020211

6. Updated: David Cooper's Basic Lisp Techniques

Recently updated, "Basic Lisp Techniques" is a comprehensive basic Lisp
handbook by David Cooper, Jr., designed to get you coding quickly
(100+ pages) available here in PDF format.

http://franz.com/resources/educational_resources/cooper.book.pdf

7. European Common Lisp Meeting (ECLM), Amsterdam, October 22-23

The place and time have been set. See the conference web site to
subscribe to the ECLM mailing list.

http://weitz.de/eclm2011/

8. Recorded Webinar: Gábor Melis - Google AI Contest Winner -
Conversation and Presentation

Hosted by Dr. Jans Aasman, learn more about Gábor's winning game
strategies, opinions on Artificial Intelligence, finding Lisp, and
what this means for the Semantic Web. Gábor presented key AI
algorithms from his winning entry. Time: 1 hour.

There is also a 5 minute excerpt on the Why Lisp portion.

View the recordings at:
http://franz.com/services/conferences_seminars/webinar_1-20-11.lhtml

9. New success stories, ICanCAD Schemata, Oasis, RavenPack and
StructureLab.

http://franz.com/success/customer_apps/data_mining/2Is-Oasis.lhtml
http://franz.com/success/customer_apps/eda/icancad-schemata/
http://franz.com/success/customer_apps/finance/ravenpack.lhtml
http://franz.com/success/customer_apps/bioinformatics/structure_lab.lhtml

10. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions in 2011:

- Basic, April 6, 13, and 20
- Intermediate, May 4, 11, and 18

Ask us about previously recorded programs that are available if you
are unable to attend the live course.

http://franz.com/services/classes

Make the most of your Allegro CL application by utilizing our
consulting services,

http://franz.com/services/consulting/

Lisp Jobs - http://lispjobs.wordpress.com/

For more information about other Franz products and services, follow
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or email sales@franz.com.

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