As Seen On… Rocket MVU, a virtual educational series

Like me, I’m sure many of you are working from home. And maybe unlike me, you have a little extra capacity for learning (if you’ve been very busy like I have, I hope you’ll make some room on your calendar to join us). The Rocket MV team (R&D, support, product management…) has been and continues […]

Rocket MultiValue and User Experience Design

Back in the 80’s, when I started in software UX, this discipline was not well-developed. For example, what made sense to the developer was really confusing to the user (Q. Anyone wonder why the UNIX ‘vi’ command has many shortcuts that you can do with one hand? A. So the programmer could eat pizza at […]

Learn about SB/XA 6.5.4 and wIntegrate 6.4.3

If you use Rocket SB/XA and/or Rocket wIntegrate, and you’re not on the latest release, this post will get you up to date on what you’re missing out on and why you should upgrade. Rocket SB/XA 6.5.4 In October 2018, Rocket MultiValue R&D released SB/XA 6.5.4. This release boasts over 150 bugs fixes and over […]

Catch Your Next Release! (An overview of the V.R.M.F versioning system)

Most of Rocket’s MultiValue (MV) products have long followed IBM’s “V.R.M.F” maintenance stream numbering system where each number change represents the significance and/or the amount of change within a planned software release.  You may have noticed that with the launch of UniVerse 11.3.1 back in October 2016, both DBTools 4.3.0 and U2 Common Clients 5.1.0 […]

Is the Sun Setting on Solaris and SPARC?

Over the last several months we have seen indications that the Solaris SPARC and Solaris Intel (x86) Operating Systems (OS) platforms are likely to be retired soon by Oracle. Although an official announcement has not been made by Oracle, the press is already abuzz with plenty of evidence that the platform is retiring into a […]