Orange County Chapter

Program, April 2002


Monday, April 8, 7-9 pm

Note the new meeting location this month: Vision Solutions, 17911 Von Karman 4th floor, Irvine. (See map on the UUASC Orange County page.)

Guiffy is the quintessential cross-platform, visual source file/folder & tree, compare/merge utility and component. Guiffy is implemented in Java and available for all Java-enabled platforms (including Windows, MacOS, UNIX, Linux, and OS/2). Downloads are packaged as InstallAnywhere kits to make setup a snap. Guiffy can be used to compare/merge source files of any type (with builtin Unicode support). Guiffy also compares folders and file trees. A command line interface is included for use in scripts and integration with CM/SCM systems. Guiffy's 3-way smart merge, called SureMerge, surpasses all the old standard merge tools in functionality and ease-of-use.

Q: What makes Guiffy's SureMerge smarter than other 3-way merges???
A: The Attention Focus goes beyond "conflicts".

Bill Ritcher is the author of Guiffy and CEO ("Chief Everthing Officer") of Guiffy Software, Inc. Bill has over 30 years of software development and management experience. He has authored several commercial software products, including the first CM package available on micro computers (CPM and DOS) and several WAN least-cost pricing tools. There's an abstract announcing the presentation he did for SCOUG on their web site, http://scoug.com/. And there's more biographical stuff on his web site, http://www.guiffy.com/, at "About Us".

Bill will go over some algorithms used in his Guiffy product. And there will be a discount on his software at the meeting.

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