Two New Alpha Showcase Events from the Independent Alpha Five Developers Network (IADN)

Two Showcase Events are coming next week from the the Independent Alpha Five Developers Network (IADN).

A Showcase is a more casual opportunity for Developers to show off their latest work, and leave lots of time for questions. We can show how the application was built, speak about the development process, etc. Showcases are inexpensive too, just enough to cover costs.

These and other Showcase events will be made available at no additional cost to IADN Regular and Developer members on the IADN website. So if you miss the events, you can see them on the IADN website. Click here for membership details.

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Showcase 1: No Interest Student Loan Management

The purpose of this application is to help the organization manage the no interest loan process by making sure that they get the payments right on time and track down any delinquent students. In this case it is non-profit organization that provides free interest loans to students.

It also helps them manage the check printing process and track down when they were issued the way it was done in any accounting software such as QuickBooks. And, it has a very nice integration of CKEditor with a dropdown to insert merge fields.

Click here for an article with more detail about this application.

This application was written using Microsoft SQL Server and Alpha Anywhere (Alpha Five v12) by Doron Farber of the Farber Consulting Group, Inc.

  • Time: Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM (Noon) Eastern USA time.

  • Location: Online

  • Cost: $15


Showcase 2: “WCD” Web Components in a Desktop Application

A little known fact – you can build an Alpha Anywhere “Desktop Application” using only Web Components. This is an interesting marriage — if you have more expertise in the Web side, but need to build an application that runs on a LAN, this is a viable option. It truly is a Desktop application, no Web Application Server is involved. Instead, it runs on the well-established Alpha Five Runtime, which again is a Desktop deployment solution.

The presenter will show off the application, then discuss what it means to use web components on a desktop environment, the limitations, and the advantages.

The Developer is Steve Wood of AlphaToGo, LLC.

  • Time: Thursday December 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM (Noon) Eastern USA time.

  • Location: Online

  • Cost: $15

We hope you enjoy these events. Also, if you have any suggestions, or want to contribute an application of your own, please do not hesitate to email me at or call me directly. And, if you are a qualified Alpha Developer, consider joining our network as a Developer Member.

Steve Wood IADN, LLC
(510) 247-1577
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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

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