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M&P History and Influences

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Herman Dolder
 
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The development of M&P [Modular & Parallel] began in middle 1970. At that time I was using the GPSS (General Purpose Simulation System) software in an IBM/360 computer to simulate and optimize a complex strategic industrial process. 

GPSS was the perfect tool for the job and some of its powerful characteristics impressed me very much and, at a certain moment, I imagined an analogous architecture for the design and processing of all kind of LOB applications.

The characteristics of GPSS that impressed me most were:

  • Model-Driven system.

  •  Parallelism (simulated by GPSS).

  • Blocks based modeling (LEGO-like).

  • Event-Driven Dataflow (GPSS “Transactions” flowing thru Blocks).

  • “wiring” (conexionist approach).

  • Queues and Schedulers.

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M&P BXaml in .NET, Part 2

Posted on July 30, 2013 by Herman Dolder
 
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In Part 1 we did show an example of a .NET WinForm application instanciated using BXaml.NET (the .NET version of BXaml). The example application was a “Color Mixer” and we presented two variants of code:

  • With code-behind, using an events handler.
  • No code-behind, using an M&P BLOCK.

Instantiation of a WPF application

In this article we present the WPF version of the same “Color Mixer” application ….

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