Alpha Anywhere in the News

Alpha Anywhere Customer Profile: "From Writing Code to EMT: A CTO's Journey"

September 4, 2014

"Automated coding is our secret weapon." Alpha Anywhere customer Greg Zillox is profiled by on his long carreer in software development, starting out programming in COBOL and how low-code development has changed his business.
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How Low-Code Development Seeks to Accelerate Software Delivery

August 12, 2014

The operative word in software development is “speed.” Enterprises and application development teams are looking to adopt any techniques that'll expedite software development and delivery. For customer-facing applications in particular, a growing trend to meet this demand is the rising popularity of “low-code” development platforms. Alpha Anywhere featured.
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IDG Connect Profiles Alpha Software Corporation CTO Dan Bricklin

July 24, 2014

IDG Connect reporter Michael Veitch published an extensive interview with CTO Dan Bricklin. The interview profiles Bricklin's contributions to the computer industry, from creating the "killer app" for the PC to developing one of the top 50 apps for the iPad, and includes his views on some of the latest trends in the market.
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Forrester: Move Faster on App Development

July 16, 2014

Developing great apps takes time, but in the age of the customer that time is measured in days and weeks — not months. Enter "low-code" app development, a process that Forrester says will "speed up development by allowing application development and delivery (AD&D) teams to eliminate barriers to customer participation in projects as well as [expediting] handoffs between phases of projects."
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Alpha Software Selected as One of the AlwaysOn "Global 100 Companies to Watch"

June 16, 2014

Alpha Anywhere's pioneering "low code-high productivity" approach to cross-platform mobile business app development recognized for breaking the logjam that is holding businesses back from creating the mobile apps they need
See the list at AlwaysOn →

AnDevCon Shows Many Paths to Android Success

June 13, 2014

Developers had plenty to choose from when considering cross-platform development frameworks and tools at the show. Alpha Software was on hand to show off its cross-platform development system. Alpha Software's tooling is based on HTML5, and [CTO Dan] Bricklin was similarly bullish on that technology. "From a corporate viewpoint, HTML5 seems to be the way to go."
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Major Companies Select Alpha Anywhere for Cross Platform Mobile and Web Application Development Based on Productivity, Usability, Completeness and Total Cost of Ownership

May 6, 2014

Companies choose Alpha Anywhere to significantly accelerate the development and deployment of HTML5 and Hybrid enterprise-level, applications with the IT and knowledge workers they already have.
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Dan Bricklin, 'Father of the Spreadsheet,' Now Tackles Mobile Challenges at Alpha Software

May 6, 2014

In an interview with BetaBoston, a technology and innovation news blog for the Boston Globe, Alpha Software CTO Dan Bricklin shares his thoughts and observations about the mobile space, gives advice to today's mobile users and developers, and discusses Alpha Anywhere and how we're at a "magic point" for businesses to take advantage of connected mobile devices. Read more at BetaBoston →

Develop Hybrid-Business Apps With One Click

April 9, 2014

Building HTML5 apps enables developers to create business apps that can run on a wide range of mobile devices and the web, making it possible to create hybrid business apps with one click—by automating the process of building Adobe PhoneGap apps and integrating the Adobe PhoneGap Build service, which assembles PhoneGap apps in the cloud from HTML5 and standardized native code.
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Alpha Software Launches Alpha Anywhere 2.0 for Building HTML5 and Hybrid Apps

April 9, 2014

Alpha Software has announced the release of Alpha Anywhere 2.0, a front-end to back-end, prototype-to-production environment for rapidly developing and deploying enterprise-level, cross-platform mobile and web business applications. Read more at App Developer Magazine →

Alpha Anywhere 2.0 Builds Hybrid Business Apps with One Click

April 7, 2014

Starting today, developers can slash the time and cost needed to produce enterprise-level hybrid business applications that run on multiple mobile devices and the web. Read more at InfoTech Spotlight →

Alpha Software's Latest Product Cuts the Time it Takes to Develop Business Apps By 90%

April 7, 2014

Business app software firm Alpha Software will release a new version of its development software next week, allowing businesses to cut the time they spend on developing mobile and Web applications by as much as 90 percent. Read more at Boston Business Journal →

10 Simple Tools for Building Mobile Apps Fast

March 20, 2014

No-code and low-code mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success. A low-code, rapid, wizard-driven, end-to-end builder with a Windows-based IDE, Alpha Anywhere supports many databases and targets Web, mobile (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone), and desktop applications. Read more at InfoWorld →

Unveiled: Hot New Training Tools that Help Mobile Developers Get Productive Fast

January 8, 2014

Alpha Software, the company that makes it easy to build responsive business applications that run anywhere, released a comprehensive portfolio of multimedia training resources for the company's Alpha Anywhere RAD (Rapid Application Development) platform. These resources help developers of all experience levels capitalize on Alpha Anywhere's ability to build sophisticated business and enterprise apps that look and work exceedingly well on any device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. Read more at SD Times →

Cool HTML5 Implementations in Application Development and Gaming

January 6, 2014

Although the initial excitement about HTML5 has waned a bit in recent months, I'm seeing the maturation of the web coding language, as many organizations and developers are looking for ways to incorporate it into their frameworks and web design systems. HTML5's availability and use in modern browsers shows no signs of slowing down either. In addition, I've also observed more application development, responsive development, and mobile web designs are using the new HTML5 elements and attributes.

Here's a look at several of the latest HTML5 trends. I provide examples of how each HTML5 trend is being implemented for web, mobile designs, and online gaming and development platforms. Read more at Tech Republic →

Alpha HTML5 Coding-Optional, It's Non-Optional

November 15, 2013

Alpha Software has updated its Alpha Anywhere "coding-optional" development environment for building HTML5 applications. There are also new web-based developer materials focused on advancing the concept of Responsive App Design. Read more at Dr. Dobb's →

For Multiple Devices, Alpha Anywhere Adds Responsive App Design

November 12, 2013

With a world full of mobile device types and platforms, app developers may be forgiven their stress levels. To help bring those levels down a notch or two, this week Alpha Software is releasing the latest version of its Alpha Anywhere app development environment, which now has code-free wizards for building HTML5 mobile apps using responsive app design. Read more at CMSWire →

Rapidly Build Responsive Mobile Apps

November 12, 2013

Alpha Software Corporation today announced the latest version of its Alpha Anywhere coding-optional development environment, which makes it much easier to build responsive HTML5 applications once, and deploy them on any device with a native-like experience. The company also unveiled a new website focused on advancing the concept of Responsive App Design and helping developers build business applications that are required to run on a wide variety of platforms. Read more at App Developer Magazine →

The Triumph of JavaScript

September 23, 2013

Remember the days when some people, concerned about security, would disable JavaScript in their browsers? Today that seems like a ridiculous notion. JavaScript rules the Web. Read more at InfoWorld →

Industry Watch: For Mobile App Development, Don't Forget the Back End

September 16, 2013

In the world of the World Wide Web, developers—or even “power users” who aren’t heavy-duty developers—can create amazing things using HTML, a pinch of Python or PHP, and a dash of CSS. In the mobile world, though, you have to know what you’re doing with JavaScript. Read more at SD Times →

'JavaScript Beats Native Code for Mobile'

September 11, 2013

VisiCalc's legendary co-inventor Dan Bricklin argues that most developers should write mobile JavaScript apps rather than build apps in native code. Read more at InfoWorld →

'Millions of Custom Apps Are Coming - and That's a Good Thing'

September 5, 2013

After decades of calling the shots at his own company, Dan Bricklin recently joined business software firm Alpha Software as Chief Technology Officer. In this edited Skype interview, TabTimes talked to him about what he’s up to and some of the many challenges he sees ahead for mobile developers and users. Read more at TabTimes →

7 Tools for Building Killer Mobile Apps

August 1, 2013

If you're looking to build apps you're going to need the right tools and here we have some of the best. Alpha Anywhere uses HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS to create cross platform applications with automatic AJAX support and includes reporting, charting, scheduling, security controls, GPS, mapping, GIS, video and image support, and extensive database support. Read more at CITEworld →

Mobile Developer Becomes Redundant

July 10, 2013

The phrase mobile application developer gets frequently bandied about because for a while not it’s required specific tools and expertise to build these types of applications. But as general purpose application development tools become more tightly integrated with HTML5, Javscript and cascading style sheets (CSS) a question about whether the average IT organization is going to need dedicated tools for building mobile application not only arises, the whole concept of being a mobile developer may eventually become as quaint as the phrase Web developer before it. Read more at ProgrammableWeb →

Podcast: The Future and Past of Computing with Dan Bricklin

July 3, 2013

Scott Hanselman sits down with Computing Pioneer and VisiCalc developer Dan Bricklin. Dan also wrote the popular iPad application Note Taker HD and has recently joined Alpha Corporation as their CTO. Dan and Scott chat about Douglas Engelbart, the invention of the mouse, and the myriad of computing innovations that we've enjoyed since the 60s. Listen to The Hanselminutes Podcast →

Fast Route To Mobile Programming On Alpha Anywhere

June 27, 2013

Alpha Software has announced Alpha Anywhere, its standards-based environment for rapid application development and deployment. Alpha Anywhere claims to be a fast way to gain proficiency and become productive in mobile and touch computing. Developers who have used Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, PowerBuilder, FoxPro, Delphi, and similar environments will feel at home with Alpha Anywhere. Read more at Dr Dobb's →

Alpha Software Launches Standards-Based Mobile, PC App Dev Environment

June 24, 2013

Standards-based app development environments keep springing up. Burlington, Massachusetts-based Alpha Software announced its standards-based Alpha Anywhere environment, for the rapid development and deployment of business apps for PC and mobile devices and computers. Read more at CMSWire →

Spreadsheet Pioneer Dan Bricklin Joins Alpha Software as CTO

June 19, 2013

Dan Bricklin, co-creator of VisiCalc and known as the "father of the electronic spreadsheet," has hired on as chief technology officer for Alpha Software, the Burlington, Mass.-based maker of business software development tools. Read more at All Things Digital →

Alpha Software Taps Bricklin as CTO, Cullinane Joins as Investor

June 19, 2013

Alpha Software has launched a new application development environment for mobile devices and personal computers and brought on to two tech veterans to lead the company’s new charge. Read more at Boston Business Journal →

Software Pioneer Joins Burlington Firm

June 19, 2013

Dan Bricklin, co-creator of the original spreadsheet program, VisiCalc, has joined Alpha Software Corp. of Burlington as chief technology officer. Another software industry pioneer, Cullinet Software Inc. founder John Cullinane, has also become an investor in Alpha, and will serve as an advisor to the company, which makes development tools for building business software applications. Read more at →