Client-Side Templating -- An Important and Powerful Capability Now Built into Alpha Anywhere

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Client-Side Templating -- An Important and Powerful Capability Now Built into Alpha Anywhere

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Alpha Anywhere now includes a very powerful client-side template engine that allows you to merge JavaScript data into templates to produce HTML output that can then be displayed on your component. Client-side templating has become increasingly popular among developers and we are very happy to announce that client-side templating can now be accomplished in Alpha Anywhere.

Video: Action JavaScript--Merging Data into Templates

This functionality is exposed in the 'Merge data into client-side template' action in Action JavaScript. Note: The series of videos below explain the template syntax in more detail.

Video: Using the Template Tester to Help Design Templates--Tutorial on Template Syntax

The client-side template engine in the UX Component is very powerful, but to be able to take full advantage of its power it's necessary to understand the syntax used in the templates. In this video we demonstrate how to use the Template Tester as we walk through the various built-in examples. The video gives an extensive overview of the template syntax.
 
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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 www.tubifi.com.

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