BCS FORTRAN

amb01FORTRAN is one of the oldest high level programming languages.  Many have predicted its dearth only to learn that over fifty years later FORTRAN is still alive and well.

To learn more about FORTRAN click here.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.

BCS Eclipse Mars M2

I am absolutely elated that the Eclipse Foundation has just released Milestone 2 of Mars Eclipse IDE. In milestone 2 I am able to program C, C++, FORTRAN, PHP, Grails, Rails, Python and MATLIB from the Mars IDE. This is great! I just change the workspace and perspective to code in a different language.

Please try the Mars Eclipse IDE today. I recommend the J2EE version and all the other aforementioned languages can be added by using the Add New Software feature of by loading features from the Eclipse Marketplace.

Eclipse is my IDE of choice.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.

BCS Eclipse Luna SDK 4.4

The new Eclipse SDK Luna became available earlier last month and of course I procured a 64 bit copy and began tailoring it for production use.

Python 3.x is enabled flawlessly for utilization of all Python applications.

Groovy and Grails Tool Suite (GGTS) 3.4.0, Grails 2.3.6, Groovy 2.1.9, JVM 1.7.0_11 mixed mode, jquery 1.11.0, groovy pages 2.3.6 and hibernate 3.6.10.8 round out the grails development environment.

Php applications such as Yii 1.1.13 are also ready for service.

C, c++ Java, Ruby on Rails, FORTRAN, COBOL and HTML 5 interfaces are in place and ready for service.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems authored this article.

BCS FORTRAN Source Code Examples

While I was surfing the web I came across this link that exposes several source code examples for the FORTRAN programming language.

http://orion.math.iastate.edu/burkardt/f_src/f_src.html

The steam tables and a lot of other engineering goodies are in here. I also enjoyed the calendar routines available in this link.

There are tons of useful examples within this link.

I currently use Juno Eclipse 64 bit for all FORTRAN development. I have found this to be a superior software development platform.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems authored this article.

BCS FOTRTAN Tutorial Uncovered

While I was searching for sample FORTRAN source code I came across this link to a tutorial that is reasonably comprehensive and would serve as an excellent reference for interested FORTRAN programmers.

The link is www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~kass/P416_Fortran_tutorial_W04.doc. It is approximately thirty pages and I was so impressed I had the article bound and use it as a condensed FORTRAN syntax manual.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems authored this article.

BCS FORTRAN Eclipse SDK 4.1 Installation

Installation of the FORTRAN Compiler in the Eclipse SDK 4.1 is comprised of a two step process. The first step is to install the plugins for Eclipse.

The documentation to install the Eclipse plugin is here.  Depending on your installation you may need to resolve some undefined references.  Use the normal Eclipse techniques to solve issues of this nature.

Part two of the install involves using the Linux interpreter in Windows 7 to install the FORTRAN compiler and the required make utility.

The documentation to install the compiler and Make utility is here.  The install for Cygwin is pretty much self explanatory.  Do not forget to append the path so pertinent components can be located.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems authored this article.

IT Paradigm Technology Shift


 
Make no mistake about my premise. I love Delphi couldn’t have used it for decades if I did not love it (I started with single digit Turbo Pascal series).

With Agile tools I go from zero to production with six tables and scaffolds with unit tests (three for authentication and three for problem solving) many to one, many to many relationships and Jasper Reports. Jasper supports all major report formats like PDF. Time to production fifteen minutes with zero errors and zero defects. I coded less than one hundred lines of code to accomplish this. Simple changes updating production are accomplished by modifying the model and creating a new delivery package. Ftp to server then get a fresh cup of coffee!

This arena is Delphi, Visual Studio, Flex, PhP, COBOL, FORTRAN and every other software development platforms gold standard. If the results are not absolutely correct the selected programming language for coding means nothing.

The cost for the upgrade to the Enterprise Edition $0.00. The price for the Compete Enterprise Edition $0.00.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems authored this article.

BCS Eclipse Plugins For Multiple Distributions.

If you already have Eclipse Plug-ins installed, you can simply copy the link file from the dropins folder of the bundled copy of Eclipse, and paste it into the dropins folder of the target distributions.

Employing this technique will conserve multiple hours of downloading, setup and configuration of the target distribution.