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IADN Featured Developer Q4 2018: Lee Vasic

Each quarter the International Alpha Developers' Network (IADN). profiles a professional developer in its network. This quarter's showcased developer is:

Lee Vasic, CTO of Agency Data, LLC

Lee Vasic Agency Data

Lee Vasic is a US-based professional developer who has worked in banking in Los Angeles, California;
as a DOD contractor in Salt Lake City, Utah: and is currently developing Medicare- and
HIPPA-compliant apps for Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty in West Jordan, Utah.

 

Below are excerpts from Vasic's interview with Steve Wood, President of IADN (featured this month on the IADN website):

IADN Alpha Anywhere mobile app development"The project I’m working on now is called, 'Agency Data' and it is a very large program. I think I’ve used almost every component that Alpha has created. I’d say that 99% of the application is within the Alpha Paradigm. I use custom code sparingly. But when I’ve needed to write something custom Alpha Software is very accommodating."

"I’ve designed the web desktop app to look and feel like a client-server app and of course the mobile app feels like native OS. I use IIS with a 100% encrypted MS-SQL database. I have encrypted documents on AWS. I have Several API’s that I built with Alpha Software to pull data into the application. Plus, I’ve used Google charts."

"I’m a true Alpha Evangelist. I couldn’t have written, 'Agency Data' within the time frame and resources with another IDE. The lessons learned are these:

  • Stay within the Alpha Paradigm.
  • Build your apps to grow (They always grow). 
  • Build functions.
  • Build your app to use multi-tenants, even if you think that there is only going to be one tenant. This way you can set up a test company and test in production.
  • Use Alpha and IIS security from the beginning.
  • Encrypt your database. Create templates with standards and conventions. This will speed your development exponentially. Use the UX components with arguments, in other words, don’t use session variables or older components.
  • If you get stuck use the Message Board, IADN, the release notes and videos...If you can conceive it, Alpha probably can achieve it."
Read the full interview profile here.
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About Author

Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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