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Alpha Anywhere's Strength Lies in Only Having to Code if You Want To

Most things can be done with NO Coding in Alpha Anywhere - but it's nice to know you can also code if you want toMost things can be done with NO Coding in Alpha Anywhere - but its nice to know you can also code if you want to. Free Webinar Series: Custom Programming on the Client and Server-Side Update - You can also go to the EVENTS section on our site for recordings and more info on upcoming webinars. Join us each Wednesday for the next three weeks as Selwyn Rabins, Alpha's Co-founder and President, presents a detailed overview of custom server and client-side programming in Alpha Anywhere. Register for Part One >>
Part One: An Introduction to  Server-Side Programming for Building Mobile and Web Applications with Alpha Anywhere Alpha SoftwarePresented by: Selwyn Rabins, Co-founder and President, Alpha Software Corporation Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT Overview: One of Alpha Anywhere's major strengths is that you can rapidly build apps without having to do any programming. At the same time, it gives you the ability to program on both the client and server-side whenever you want or need to, so that you can fully customize your applications. Join Selwyn Rabins—Alpha Software's Co-founder and President—as he provides an introduction to Alpha's extremely rich and powerful server-side programming language, Xbasic. In this webinar, you'll learn how to write your own custom .A5W pages and event handlers, and you'll come to understand how you can harness Xbasic's power for your own web development efforts.
  • You'll become familiar with the Xbasic language. Developers with previous Visual Basic experience will find Xbasic easy to learn.
  • Learn how to further customize your mobile and web apps beyond the already vast capabilities that come "out of the box" with Alpha Anywhere.
Register for Part One >>
Coming in Parts Two and Three: Coming in Part Two of the series, Selwyn will discuss "Using Xbasic to Interact with SQL Databases," followed by "Using JavaScript for the UX Component" in Part Three. Recordings of our previous webinars: For recordings of our previous three webinars, please click here. Interested in Professional Services? If you're interested in mentoring or consulting from Alpha Professional Services, please click here.
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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.