Cooperative Software Systems provides:
- Management for the Open Source Tymeac projects.
- We are the original contributors to the Tymeac projects.
(These are hosted on SourceForge.)
- We continue to be the focal point for the developer community in both
maintenance/enhancement to Tymeac and deployment of Tymeac
- Education and service for companies looking to incorporate Tymeac
into their software repertoire.
A little history ...
We came from the world of transaction processing (CICS®,
We worked with the major players in credit card processing, backend securities
processing, bank transaction processing and other types of computing related to
We designed and implemented custom solutions:
||For credit card PIN verification and fraud detection at
millions of transactions per hour.
||For clearing house trade verification at billions of
transactions per day.
||For bank funds transfers at trillions of dollars per day.
||For shipping companies to track their articles at the height
of the holiday seasons.
||For securities firms to managing huge networks of customer
The key to high volume,
recoverable, secure and manageable systems is the backend process.
- Get the request into the facility by every means possible.
- Fork the request into its component parts and place those components into queues.
- Use threads [tasks] to parallel process the queues and reduce computational overhead.
- Join the results into a queue for the next available output processor.
The two biggest problems we faced were that it took a long time to implement a custom,
backend solution and the customer's staff wasn't always prepared to maintain the code.
Hence, may times the customer was forced to accept a less efficient solution to his
problem. (see Testimonials for several completed
After developing queuing and multi-tasking software for many years a group of handsome,
intelligent, knowledgeable, talented and modest gentlemen wrote the first Tymeac
product for the aforementioned platforms. Unfortunately, this was the mid 90's and before
they could finish, two of the three platforms became unworkable (both were eaten by larger
The CICS® version was put on the shelf since it was
impossible to successfully market a single platform solution to the large processor
However, one resourceful fellow fell in love with Java
in the latter part of the 20th century and rewrote the CICS®
version for the Java Virtual Machine ( JDK1.1 and using
RMI to link servers with clients.)
Tymeac (for the Java
platform) was originally propriety software. There were two major problems with this
- Organizations are not going to put their mission critical applications in the hands of a
small software company.
- Not all applications fit the standard Tymeac model. It
is impossible for any software company to support multiple versions of the standard code.
Theyll get out-of-sync very quickly.
Therefore, the only truly acceptable approach is to open the source code to the
community. This way the standard version is maintainable by a huge base of programmers and
individuals may tailor the code to their own applications.
Today Tymeac Open Source supports:
The original CICS® version.
The standard and micro editions of Java from JDK1.1 to
Java8 as well as all versions of Jini.