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  • WAS

    Hi All,

    Newbie question - I see WAS reffered to in this forum. What is it?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: WAS

    Stands for Web Application Server, pronounced like "pass". It was coined by Alpha when they first introduced the product. The WAS is a standalone product that only serves as a web host. The term "WAS" is somewhat out of favor with Alpha, and "Application Server" is the correct term for that product; although I don't think anyone else knows that!
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    • #3
      Re: WAS

      Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
      S... pronounced like "pass"...
      Huh? I thought it was pronounced like "was". Shows you what I know! I guess they don't like the term kind of like the English-French consortium that built the "chunnel" warned reporters that if they used that term they would be put on a blacklist and not be provided w. ongoing construction news. The trouble is that the "AS" doesn't exactly cut it either. Like it or not, WAS will stick until they can find a snappier term.
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      • #4
        Re: WAS

        I'm not Webster, but the most commonly verbalized term amongst peers is like "pass". I recall we had a baby naming thread when it first came out, but I don't think anyone care's what it is called now. Doesn't really need a fancy name because it's just a web server. It's the application written to run on the server that can be a work of art, or a real dogg.
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        • #5
          Re: WAS

          sorry to Brian ..

          just going to divert from the topic, what steve said is correct and thats how we pronounce.. and thats not too important to discuss here,

          can somebody answer my earlier thread about "time subtraction" instead of talking about "WAS" or "AS" which are just names and trivial things..

          i hope u all got the point..

          regds..

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          • #6
            Re: WAS

            Originally posted by sendamail View Post
            sorry to Brian ..

            just going to divert from the topic, what steve said is correct and thats how we pronounce.. and thats not too important to discuss here,

            can somebody answer my earlier thread about "time subtraction" instead of talking about "WAS" or "AS" which are just names and trivial things..

            i hope u all got the point..

            regds..
            Satya
            I read this forum regularly and appreciate the help of the more experienced Alpha guys and girls. It has been said on this forum that there is no such thing as a trivial question which as a newbie, I find allows me to ask some "trivial" questions and know that someone will take the time to answer.

            In saying that, it bothers me that you have interjected into a conversation and devalued the WAS question as asked by Brian. I do appreciate that you may be frustrated with not getting a response to your time subtraction question but this does not give you the right to do what you have done here.

            I hope you got the point...

            Murray

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            • #7
              Re: WAS

              Murray..

              frustration is not for not getting the answer, but frustration is for reading the messages like urs who talk about other things than the subject..

              if u know the answer to time subtraction .. u come and talk here, if you don't..
              go and take care of ur job, don't come and give useless advises here as you are also doing the same like i did.. interjecting between me and the post starter..

              if u r good enuf to read, read the first line with what i started.. "SORRY TO BRIAN".. i accepted what i am doing, u don't need to come and tell me the same thing..

              Steve's answer is more than enuf for the "WAS" question, after that no need of dragging it by PETER and now by MURRAY.. this satyas, peters and murrays all better go and solve unsolved threads instead of talking nonsense in this closed threads..

              Got me MURRAY??
              Last edited by sendamail; 08-15-2008, 01:25 AM.

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              • #8
                Re: WAS

                I would suggest that your attitude on this forum is probably why you are not getting any answers to your question/s.

                Something to think about?

                I have said my piece and will now as you said "take care of ur job" .

                Murray
                Last edited by MCBrown; 08-15-2008, 01:41 AM. Reason: incomplete

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                • #9
                  Re: WAS

                  good for u..

                  and i am not worried whether i get the answers or not, because its not just alpha5 thats running this IT world.. If this forum doesn't respond to the user's or customer's requests, it is going to drain.. not me.. and it effects the sales and users of alpha5, not me.. so, now, u got me?

                  and coming to the attitude, u go and check when i joined this forum, and when i said my first word against to this forum? its all depends on how it is working.. if i have something wrong with my attitude, i don't think so i would be in a place where i am today.. so i don't need your attitude classes here.. if u r so interested, PM me, i'll find some psychology students for u..

                  Now, Go and take care of ur Job..

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                  • #10
                    Re: WAS

                    The time substraction method works perfectly, I just tested it. But sorry I don't have time to press the ctrl-V key to paste my example. Attitude is contagious.
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                    • #11
                      Re: WAS

                      thats nice..

                      now that started promoting the product by lying as well..

                      dim t2 as Y

                      t2 = ctot("12:40")

                      ? t2

                      = 12:40:00 00 pm

                      t2 = t2 - 60

                      ? t2

                      = 12:39:00 00 pm

                      if this is what you said working, then definitely something wrong..
                      please check again.. i tested this on nearly 5 pcs with different browsers in both alpha5 version 8 and 9..
                      but the result is blank screen..

                      is it Alpha5 works only in USA & Australia? Is it the developers coded such a way that the above lines of code doesn't work in Asian countries like Malaysia? :) there should be a limit for exaggeration. if there is no problem with this code, u think that we are very free to target this world famous forum to make it infamous? :) tell the truths my dear..

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                      • #12
                        Re: WAS

                        I can understand that VARs & Alpha5 developers are desperate to promote their product, thats what you need to do,

                        but not us.. we are not alpha5 promoters here, making money of selling alpha5..
                        so we talk and say the facts here, if it is working nice, we will say yes.. wonderful.. if not .. we say, no..

                        better improve your product instead of feeling pain to see the criticism.. if your product is good, nobody will criticize you.. instead, we promote your alpha5 to others happily..

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                        • #13
                          Re: WAS

                          I'll get back to your "lying" and other comments after we are done with this example. In your original post (different thread) you said the examples in the Help did not work. They do. Here you say what you show leaves the browser blank. So please show exactly what you entered, where, etc. Because entering that text "in a browser" will cause the browser to produce an error since it is not proper syntax for that purpose. Also, your example here does not match the example in the Help.
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                          • #14
                            Re: WAS

                            what is this?

                            who is blind here? i don't understand..
                            these are the lines that are given in alpha5 help file.. under time subtraction function..

                            and who will enter characters in browser? i pasted exactly the above lines..

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                            • #15
                              Re: WAS

                              http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...me+subtraction


                              http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...me+subtraction

                              have a look at these posts which i have posted earlier and let me know, where i changed my voice.. and please also let everybody in the forum know whether those lines that i typed here are from alpha5 help file example or not..

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