EATSv5 is configured as a cloud integrated system that is taking the form of the third generation of the Securities Inventory Control System. SIC. We had great fun with that mnemonic on Job Cards, and on Sysout.
SIC was build in the early 1970’s as a key-punch card transaction-driven, batch-processing system that did over-night accounting for Securities. It was programmed in COBOL and ran in 120K on an IBM s/360-65. I recently had a technical conversation with an engineer and explained a problem to him. His response was, “What is a batch?”
A “Batch” is two or more things that need to be handled as a unit in order to be properly handled and accounted for, such that when processing of required operations are concluded, the results can be audited and verified to have been correctly completed.
Interest in correctness is the key consideration. Correctness is hard to determined beforehand, because conflicting priorities and objectives give rise to legitimacy of alternative approaches toward unknowns. However, in engineering schedules and financial exchange transactions trade-offs which were agreed in one context, need to be accurately traced, balanced and reconciled to intermediate and final contexts according to terms that demonstrate an accounting of intermediate translations of state of accounts, or demonstration of immunity of intermediate state value changes. It is the only way the system can be demonstrated to be statically stable. A system without static stability is an unstable system. It does not work, and except by a hope and a prayer. The average citizen doesn’t engage in most of this. They take it for granted. They believe the bank keeps books, and they track their money to the bank’s balance. But banks make mistakes, sometimes. There are also individuals who track double-entry books for what they do. It can get complex today. Foreign markets trading, options trading, etc. These, in the 70’s, did not exist except at the highest levels of the Capital Markets. They came into being as the WAII, and Forwards became Futures and electronic trading from the Trade Floors like the one I helped design and install on the 10th Floor of the 555 California St Building in San Francisco with Rich Systems video switching equipment.
Compounding batching and balance reconciliation is how we measure work and activities between peoples through commerce. It is the basis for financial accounting. A tax year is a batch of work being processed for accounting and reconciliation between exchanges of money through financial mechanisms. A Deposit transaction, minimally on the bank side, is a batch of accounting records versus money, balanced by debits and credits to your and their accounts. Your grocery bag, when you pay for it, is a batch, for the grocer.
EATSv5 is configured as a mesh of commonly architected TCP/IP processing sites. In that regard is taking the form of some Nth generation of the Retail Systems Architecture, and integration with a series of related systems engineering projects in the retail banking space at Bank of America in the 1990’s through the PS/2, Community Online Information Network COIN, Y2K and original HomeBanking innovations through to nationwide banking with primary responsibilities for teller and related systems architecture until my retirement in 2005.
The architecture explained below is partially evolved from the work I did for Bank of America, and has been extended into today’s concept defined as EATSv5. BofA does not know about or certify my work. I only reference them by way of explaining my certitude of the foundation of the approach I am advocating as being of viable functional engineering.
Tiers are layers, layer are tiers; it all depends on your viewpoint and how you want to frame the conversation. In some methodologies it means something as to which set of data gets presented as rows or columns. In this case, not so much.
This is a way to think about an information system.
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3×3 architecture is a useful tool, along with 2×2 dualities. Each element of the 3×3 can also be parsed as a 2×2, and most 2×2’s can be inspected as 3×3’s.
Wise Chat Pro
Wise Chat Pro as the foundation for the WP Chat feature which has been incorporated.
Wise Chat wants to be the “face” for both Wise Chat and Postie,
Wise Chat should implement the Postie filter, or the postie filter needs to reflect into a WiseChat post and post alerts about the mail that has been recieved.
Wise Chat is our Chat Monitor in the corner of the screen feature.
Wise Chat is implemented in two versions. A license is required to operate using the Pro version features.
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