Industry regulations have changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and HIPAA have put in place requirements for much tighter security and control of computer environments than ever before.
The other day I came across a program that allowed me to select from a prepackaged set of queries and then communicated with a server to retrieve the answer to the selected query.
The other day while working an issue at a customer site I noticed and happened to mention that there were two sets of application processes running, one set running under some generic name like Production.
You can accomplish many programming tasks in VOS and OpenVOS without knowing the details of how the operating system manages the user address space. But it is fun to know the details, and sometimes to accomplish a task you need to adjust the default configuration. This post is an introduction to the VOS user address space.