Architected Futures™

Tools and strategies ... for boiling the ocean

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Eclipse is a family of open source projects centered around a multi-language software development environment and application programming framework. Eclipse projects now cover runtimes; static and dynamic languages; thick-client, thin-client, and server-side frameworks; modeling and business reporting; embedded and mobile. The Eclipse Platform

Essential Project

The Essential Project is a set of open source, enterprise architecture support tools developed to be used with a variety of EA approaches and frameworks. Essential Project is not rated by Gartner.

Insight Maker

A web based modeling and simulation environment which provides for online development and simulation based on System Dynamics modeling techiniques. Because it is a web based environment it allows for easy sharing of models among a number of people without worry as to whether everyone has the right software.

JUMP Architecture

Discussion of the JUMP architecture which was thought to be an early design choice for bootstrapping an EATS GIS workstation.

Open Source / Open Architecture / Open Notebook

Submitted by joe.vansteen on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 22:51

Announcement of policy change regarding management of content on this web site.

The purpose of this blog post is to announce a shift in strategy in the development of materials relative to EATS and Architected Futures. EATS has, of late, been developed to be an open source, open architecture software development effort. However, the totality of what I have wanted to do with Architected Futures has not been approached as fully public material. I now think that, while that may, or may not, have been appropriate when I started this web site, it is not sufficient going forward.


Protégé is a free, open-source platform that provides a growing user community with a suite of tools to construct domain models and knowledge-based applications with ontologies. At its core, Protégé implements a rich set of knowledge-modeling structures and actions that support the creation, visualization, and manipulation of ontologies in various representation formats. Protégé can be customized to provide domain-friendly support for creating knowledge models and entering data. Further, Protégé can be extended by way of a plug-in architecture and a Java-based Application Programming Interface (API) for building knowledge-based tools and applications.

Thought for Today: Dealing With Russian Hackers

Submitted by joe.vansteen on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:43

Just a short note, because it's important. It has a lot of dimensions, but there's also a big one in terms of what we're viewing as hackers and hacking.

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