Architected Futures™

Tools and strategies ... for boiling the ocean


Alternative Solution Sets Tracking

Submitted by joe.vansteen on Sat, 06/16/2012 - 18:23

As part of the tools catalog we have started to identify and document a series of tools. Some of these will become candidates for inclusion in EATS, others represent some form of alternative (aka competition) to EATS, or an EATS feature. This effort should continue and should include an entry for each of the EA tools identified by parties like J.


Submitted by joe.vansteen on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:11

Contextual ImageAs an inaugural post for this public website I thought I'd start with some historical context. Where did some of the ideas for this site come from? What is the origin for the Element Architecture Tool Suite (EATS)?

Since I was very young, I've always been interested in the future. What does it hold? What will it look like? How will it come about? In the 1950's, as a young child, I was a  big fan of Willy Ley and his books depicting rockets and space stations. The idea of space travel and exploring the planets and stars fascinated me. As I grew older Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clark became favorite authors. The technology was interesting and exotic. And there was adventure in exploring new worlds, new ways of living, and an aspect of a new era of "Manifest Destiny" — except this time the expansion was outward to the solar system and beyond. But the other part that intrigues me was the planning, the design, the engineering. Given the vision, how did you go about making it happen? What would be involved in making it work? How do you get there from here?

EATS Desktop v4.3

Submitted by joe.vansteen on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:30

Provides some temporal bridge between first published code and blogging restart in 2016.

EATS Development Journal

Submitted by joe.vansteen on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 16:56

This is a starting point for an EATS Development Journal. The point of the journal is to provide something along the line of a historical timeline treatment to the documentation of software development activities and status as I begin the redevelopment of EATS related code under an Eclipse framework.

EATS e4 Development

This is an overview of notes and discussion related to EATS development as an Equinox, (Eclipse 4, OSGi) product. The content of this series is based on following the Lars Vogel tutorial set described in Eclipse 4 Application Development.

EATS e4 Project Creation

Create the Project

The Eclipse e4 Tooling project provides a new project creation wizard to assist with the development of e4 projects. It is located from the menu bar at File -> New -> Other... -> Eclipse 4 -> Eclipse 4 Application Project.

EATS Engine

Discussion of the current generation of the EATS Engine Design.

Needs to fold into CSM System Specification.


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