Tabulating System Program Structure

Continuing our series on the principles behind tabulating system, let’s discuss the basic program structure. Perhaps some of the first tabulating systems were developed before the idea of structured programming, but this pattern for program structure developed very early in the life of system development.  Most Tabulating Systems have as the top constructs the following: Initiate Processing Perform Until End of File Terminate Processing These … Continue reading Tabulating System Program Structure

Spaghetti Code or Tabulating System?

Today’s episode of Conversations with Kip introduces a set of videos around the term Spaghetti Code.  Many systems are not understood by today’s developers because they do not understand the principles of the underlying systems. Spaghetti code is intended to describe systems built with little structure.  They don’t use structured programming approaches, use a lot of “go-to” constructs, have poorly designed sub-routines and a great … Continue reading Spaghetti Code or Tabulating System?

Three Year Anniversary Bloopers: Choosing a Vlog Topic

After three years of nearly weekly episodes of Conversations with Kip, we take a break to look at how I choose a Vlog Topic.  Usually I first identify an interesting location in which to film, set up my equipment, and then decide what I’m going to talk about.  The last step doesn’t always go so well, as these two segments show. Click here to watch … Continue reading Three Year Anniversary Bloopers: Choosing a Vlog Topic

Where are We Going? Final Conversation with Tata Rao

This week we’ll conclude the series of conversations with Tata Rao, previously Lead Architect of a Global Financial Services Financial System Platform. I asked Tata where our systems are going.  His response was three part: Cloud Migration.  The data security issues have been holding back some level of migration of these types of systems, but over time those problems will be overcome, and the systems … Continue reading Where are We Going? Final Conversation with Tata Rao

Movement vs. Balances: A Conversation with Tata Rao

Today’s episode is the second in a three part series of conversations with Tata Rao, at the time Lead Architect of a Global Financial Services Financial System Platform, covering data volume explosion in a consolidated data supply chain, and the storage and compute trade-offs for movements vs. balances. Tata begins by discussing how data volumes grow through the Instrument Ledger processes (to understand an Instrument … Continue reading Movement vs. Balances: A Conversation with Tata Rao