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NMTools Framework Services explained

Those who have tried NMTools may have realized that provides certain services that are always needed whenever one have to deal with a large environment.

Network Services

In this context, we understand Network Services as the ability to express your Target Node set through different input sources and the capacity to iterate through it handling every exception that might occur.

For example, your Target might be a host name, an IP address, a collection/combination of host names and/or IP addresses, an IP range or a CDIR network notation. Additionally, this information may come from the command-line, from a file or ...

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The “Office+Scripting Solution”: The thinking behind OpenSLIM & NMTools

At this point you might be wondering why OpenSLIM and why NMTools provided that there is plenty of software out there that seems to do the same or, at least,  a similar work. And, yes, it's certainly a good question. Today, you can easily find IT Management Software to deal with Inventory, CMDB, Network Discovery, Distributed Configuration in many of the available software delivery flavors: Commercial, Open Source, ASP, etc… So, why?

The quick answer is that every solution has strengths, weaknesses and particular approaches that make them different even when they share the same market segment. ...

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Mozilla on mashups

There are also interesting efforts outside the “Spectra world” ;-) on mashups. Particularly, I like Mozilla Ubiquity because of two aspects: putting the user in control with a client-side approach and the interaction experiences. It is a very young project, but very promising. Just look at the prototypes and enjoy:

 

If you want to dream on the futre Web 3.0 a little bit, look at the Aurora Concept Video:

Aurora (complete video without commentary) from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

Cool! Isn't it? :D ...

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