markus mayer > Doc o lution > building software since 1988 > 10 years in AFP printing > today: 13 distributors in 8 countries > HP Business Partner > IBM Advanced Business Partner > Microsoft Partner > Sun Microsystems Associate Partner
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Aly Delta File > can be view ed > can be print ed > can be archived > can be emailed differences are marked in red list of differences Out of 100.000s of compared pages, Aly extracts those few ones that a human should look at !
Aly XML Log > easy to process > create reports > for filtering > for translating XML Log + Delta File = > comprehensive > off-line > transferable representation of the current state of development.
Aly's Trivial File-to-File Interface: > simple > easy to integrate > single source for all platforms > can be scripted flexibly > needs job or command line //PJ4131AP JOB ,'MARKUS MAYER 4131',MSGCLASS=H, // MSGLEVEL=(1,1),CLASS=A,NOTIFY=&SYSUID, // REGION=2M //ALYPROOF EXEC PGM=ALY,PARM='-P' //STEPLIB DD DSN=MM.ALY.LOAD,DISP=SHR //SYSMSG DD SYSOUT=* //INI DD DSN=MM.ALY.INI(ALY001),DISP=SHR //REFR DD DSN=MM.ALY.AFP.T010,DISP=SHR //CAND DD DSN=MM.ALY.AFP.T011,DISP=SHR //ALYLOG DD DSN=MM.ALY.LOGALY,DISP=SHR, // SPACE=(CYL,(1,1)), // DCB=(RECFM=VB,LRECL=252)
Aly Automatic Tests > tests based on a viewer are still "manual" > often many tests are needed > often large datasets must be tested Hints: > look at automation with test scripts > resulting logs can be processed further > consider diff / grep / perl
Aly: Objects vs. Image Compare Image: > slow: 10-30 pages/sec > what about unprintable objects ? > intelligent compares difficult > too accurate ? Object: > fast: hundreds to several 1000 pages/sec > object type problems > useless for scans and tiff archives > print resource handling
Aly P rocessing > Load-Transform-Compare > b reaks „image“ limitations > f lexible rules possible > A daptive Proofing, Model Proofing... > f eatures relatively easy to implement > w orks for all formats: AFP, PCL, PS, ...
Alyd Server > AlyGUI runs on Workstations > Aly Proof Engine resides on server > Alyd passes on communication > works via SOAP calls Advantages: > shared central test rig > multi-user operation > Aly accessible by test suites
Aly - Unique Features > p rice : l ow entry price, scaleable configuration > p erformance : by orders of magnitude > p latforms : Windows, Unix, z/OS, i5/OS > production capable: bailout parameters, footprint, ... > a rchitecture : c/s, multi-user , SOAP > o ff- l ine operation : Delta F ile, comprehensive XML logs > support for migrations: r aster /o utline fonts, legacy apps , formatters, ... > features: d oc awareness, data mode, adaptive proof s , sync hing , exchange, ... ... continuous innovation !
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