Books and Videos

FREE: Alpha Five Quick Start Guide

Any new software has a learning curve. And all users have questions as they are using it.

This guide will show you how Alpha Five works and how you can quickly access the large store of builders, documentation and videos that will expand your knowledge and give you help when you need it. What you'll find inside:

  • Chapter 1, The Alpha Five Advantage, will introduce you to the software and describe its basic elements.
  • Chapter 2, Sampling the System, will show you how to use the software.
  • Chapter 3, Questions and Answers, details the use of the extensive library of documentation and videos.
  • Chapter 4, Dazzling Design, describes additional features and programming aids. It also displays web components created in the Quick Start Guide.

Click here to download the FREE Quick Start Guide now!

FREE: Alpha Five v11 Web Applications: The Tutorial - Volumes 1 and 2

These free tutorials can get you up to speed fast

Author Martin Heller (from InfoWorld) has written two excellent tutorials to help you get the most from Alpha Five. Togther these guides show you exactly what it takes to build applications in Alpha Five - including connecting to data sources, data collection, field validation, tabbed user interfaces, reporting, and more.

  • 367 Pages total (between both books)
  • Hundreds of screenshots
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Suitable for all experience levels

Click here to download the FREE tutorials now!

Alpha Five v11 Total Training

The ultimate guide for building web applications and mastering Alpha Five v11.

Over 8 and a half hours of video, divided into 60 concise chapters. Taught by Alpha Five developer and instructor, Steve Workings. This third edition has been completely updated for version 11, and pays special attention to web based applications.

See Table of Contents and sample chapter videos.

Alpha Five: Advanced Desktop Applications

Learn the skills you need to build advanced desktop applications.

Alpha Five has evolved into a development tool ideal for web and mobile applications, but it still remains an outstanding tool for building traditional desktop database applications. For years it's been the go to database for millions. And it's received higher marks than Filemaker and MS Access users, in many prominent publications.

Many of you have been with Alpha Five for years (or even Alpha Four before that) - and have told us that you still want to develop traditional desktop database applications.

For you folks, we have terrific news. The new Jay Talbott Advanced Desktop course is now ready.

This is an Alpha University course that has been carefully packaged for you to complete at your PC - and will give you the skills you need to tackle any desktop database project you require using Alpha Five v11. (It also applies to previous versions of Alpha Five).

Xbasic for Web Applications

In this video training course, Steve Workings and Andy Meer take you beyond the basics of Xbasic programming in Alpha Five.

You'll learn practical day-to-day skills, not just for customizing your web applications with Xbasic programming - but also for tightly integrating your applications with MySQL - creating a tiered application approach. You'll also see a powerful method for HTML reporting, as well as help with debugging, and an elegant way to handle bar coding on the web. (Total runtime approximately 5 1/2 hours)

Alpha Five: Web Applications Made Easy

The basics and more for v11 by Susan Hussey Bush

This book, published by Liberty Manuals, provides a step-by-step tutorial that will teach you how to create web-based business applications. It is for experienced programmers and non-programmers alike; and it is available in Hard Copy, as a Book on CD, and as an Electronic Download Edition.

  • You will learn how to create and deploy web-based business applications.
  • Developers will be able to create sophisticated applications in the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
  • Click here to see the Table of Contents and 3 Sample Chapters.

Click here to purchase directly from Liberty Manuals.

More Books from Liberty Manuals:

"Alpha Five Made Easy: The Basics and More"

"Enhance Your Desktop App: More Alpha Five Features Made Easy" BUY NOW

"Alpha Five: Xbasic for Everyone" BUY NOW


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