Franz Tech Corner News: 64-bit Mac and Call for AllegroCache Beta testers

The Franz Tech Corner, July 20, 2005

In this issue:

1. 64-bit Allegro CL 7.0 is now available on Mac OS X 10.4
2. AllegroCache to enter Beta August 15, call for testers
3. 2nd European Lisp and Scheme Workshop
4. Extravagaria 3: Hunting Creativity Workshop at OOPSLA 05
5. Japan Special Event - 2 Day Seminar and Tutorials
6. ILC 2005 Presentations available online
7. Training Schedule

1. 64-bit Allegro CL 7.0 is now available on Mac OS X 10.4

64-bit Allegro CL 7.0 has now been released on Mac OS X 10.4
machines. Contact for more information.

2. AllegroCache to enter Beta August 15, call for testers

AllegroCache is a high-performance, dynamic object caching system. It
allows programmers to work directly with objects as if they were in
memory while in fact the object data is always stored
persistently. This greatly simplifies the programming tasks, enabling
programmers to focus on solving the complexity at hand. It supports a
full transaction model with long and short transactions, and meets the
classic ACID requirements for a database. It maintains referential
integrity of complex data objects. For example, a pointer to a deleted
object is automatically and silently changed to nil, which is
essential for frame-based knowledge representations with an extensive
pointer network. Most importantly, AllegroCache provides 64-bit
real-time data caching on the application memory to achieve very high
data access throughput by applications over as large a data set as

A quote from one of the early AllegroCache users:

"How I'd sum up AllegroCache: the database interface is so simple it's
almost invisible. What amazes me is how much power that simple stuff
has; you just program Lisp and don't really think about it."

Byron Fast

Please contact if you are interested in
participating in the AllegroCache Beta Test program.

For details:

3. 2nd European Lisp and Scheme Workshop

This year's European Lisp and Scheme Workshop will be held July 26,
2005 in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference will be highlighted with a
keynote address given by Richard Gabriel.

4. Extravagaria 3: Hunting Creativity, A Workshop At OOPSLA 2005
October 16, 2005

Artists and scientists both search for understanding. Their methods
and approaches differ, and their results are in different languages,
but there is no a priori reason to grant primacy to either. Art seems
predicated on creativity while science and engineering are thought
less so. The question arises what creativity is and whether creativity
in the sciences and engineering is the same as in art. This workshop
explores that and related questions.

If you're interested in creativity in the arts and sciences, please
consider joining. The workshop will be held at OOPSLA 2005 in San
Diego on October 16. for more details.

5. Japan Special Event - Nov. 17 & 18

2 Day Seminar and Tutorials in Tokyo, Thursday and Friday, November 17
& 18, 2005, 10 am to 6 pm JST.

6. ILC 2005 Presentations available online

Good work guys!

7. Training Schedule

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

- Basic, August 24, 31 and September 7
- Intermediate, September 14, 21, and 28

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

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