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IBS Consist two years later: The LEGO brick dream [Technical note]

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R. van der Salm ; IBS Consist B.V., Nevelgaarde 20, P.O. Box 500, 3430 AM Nieuwegein, Netherlands

IBS Consist is a company that chose SanFrancisco™ as its strategical development environment, because this environment promised to deliver applications that could be assembled just like LEGO™ bricks. If the promise were true, the environment would enable actual component-based development. According to this principle, customers can buy open applications and assemble them to fit their individual needs. In a previously published paper, the author described the reasons why IBS Consist chose SanFrancisco and how this new technology was introduced in an AS/400® -oriented organization. As a result, many organizations around the world contacted IBS Consist to obtain more detailed information about their experiences. This technical note describes some further experiences of IBS Consist gained after the previous paper was written. From a management perspective, it can be seen whether SanFrancisco makes the LEGO brick dream come true and, if so, how that is done. Since it is important to know how to work in a LEGO brick environment, this note also describes how IBS Consist works in the SanFrancisco environment.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 2 )