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12-15-2004, 12:27 PM
Our web store powered by Alpha Six WAS is finally on line and pumping in a lot of business. Everything was written in html with some help from the report-to-file printing feature of Alpha Four, which wrote calculated fields that contained the repetitive html code and field output used for the check boxes and price look-ups we used on the stand alone pages. Stop by and have a look!


All our best for a safe and rest-filled Christmas, and a way better 2005,


Wanda Tucker
01-08-2005, 04:16 PM
A stunning site! Congrats :) I, myself, am facing a huge learning curve with the WAS...I'm envious!

Chris Howell
01-10-2005, 03:06 PM
Hi Burt,

Wow! Well done, your's is the first A5v6 WAS commercial website I've seen up & running.

Several people have asked me where they can see one - I'll now be able to refer them to your site as a great example of what can be done with the A5v6 WAS.

You've inspired me to get back to trying to make my own A5v6 WAS website to work.

And yes indeed "a way better 2005" for you too,

Best regards,

Chris Howell
Sydney, Australia

01-12-2005, 05:16 AM
Now there's an advertisement for v6 WAS - forget the magazine articles.

Cal Locklin

Steve Wood
01-20-2005, 10:16 AM
May I ask a few questions::

1) How was the bastien.a5w page built? Is that two grid components on one A5W page? Or is it many grid components.

2) How do you assign the MusicBag Number (e.g.: "10007822")? Is that assigned for every unique session or does it look for a cookie? It seems to pass a cookie to my computer because it remembered my Number over a two day span.

3) Are those inventory descriptions (e.g.: "Folk Tune Favorites 1 $4.45" hard coded in the WAS page or maintained in the database?

My live WAS is at http://support.attorneystrust.com:81 if you want to look at another example.

01-23-2005, 01:08 AM
The Bastien page and all the stand-alone pages like it are primarily hard-coded, not grid compenents. The prices are lookupn() functions. The code for the whole table, along with the sequential check boxes and the lookupn()price code, was generated from the catalog table by the print-to-file feature of the report generator of Alpha Four (we still use Alpha Four as our primary database program; it's much more keyboard friendly and way easier to program than anything since!).

The cookie generates the cart number, or keeps the old one. If you're machine hasn't been here before, or if you've gone through the checkout, you get a new number. If you've been here before and/or haven't been through the checkout, your number stays the same.

The descriptions are stored in the catalog table.

01-28-2005, 06:09 AM
This tool may be useful to those who want to demo their WAS applications.

Disclaimer: This tool is still in beta and I have not tried it myself.
Disclosure: I am in no way associated with Advanced Reality.

Source: Advanced Reality Press Release http://www.jybe.com/misc/JYBE%20press%20release%20FIN.htm
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HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2005 – Advanced Reality™, the company that makes applications collaborative, today announced JYBE, a free browser plug-in for both Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) and Mozilla Firefox that allows two or more people to surf the web together regardless of their geographic location. JYBE, which also adds instant messaging to IE and Firefox, has a limitless range of business and consumer applications. For example, JYBE can be used to conduct free online presentations, browse web real estate listings with a broker, and provide Internet call centers with new service and support capabilities. Meanwhile, consumers can link-up with friends and family to go shopping online and visit their favorite news, entertainment, or research sites. JYBE installs in less than 1 minute and is available at: http://www.jybe.com/download/index.aspx or at www.jybe.com.

JYBE transforms the ubiquitous web browser into a collaboration tool. It is easy-to-use and requires no training. Upon installation JYBE adds a simple three-button toolbar to the familiar IE and Firefox user interface. These buttons allow the user to create a collaboration session, join a collaboration session, and end a collaboration session. When the “create a collaboration session” button is clicked the user is prompted to enter their name and a session name. Multiple users can join the same session, which allows all participants to navigate the web in lockstep. Unlike screen sharing products JYBE does not slow down web page response times.
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