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  • new- course - mastering ajax in alpha five v9

    new- course - mastering ajax in alpha five v9

    Date June 30 - July 1

    10am - noon both days

    official announcement will go out next week, but please hold the date and email [email protected] (put AJAX in title) to let us know if you want to receive registration details

    SESSION 1 - UNDERSTANDING AJAX IN ALPHA FIVE
    (2 hour session)

    The Basics
    What is Ajax?
    Understanding the DOM model
    How Ajax implemented in A5
    What you need to know about Javascript.
    Setting up your environment for Ajax Development
    Optimising your Web Server
    Optimising your Web Clients (Browser)

    Techniques
    Using UDF's
    Simplifying development and development of UDF's for web components
    Debugging UDF's
    Speed optimisation and testing
    Good Practices (Do's and don'ts)

    Debugging applications
    Setup client side debugging
    Getting any information you need
    Viewing JavaScript libraries and CSS Stylesheets

    A5 Ajax Demonstration Applications
    Why do they look complex?
    Identify key components and how to simplify them

    SESSION 2 - ADVANCING YOUR AJAX DEVELOPMENTS
    (2 hour session)

    This session is primarily a visual workshop which will take you through the development of applications using Ajax in Alpha Five. This session will demonstrate many advanced Ajax techniques including the Forms, Tab & Accordion methods.

    This session will re-enforce your understanding of the topics covered in session 1 and is highly recommended as a compulsory follow up to Session 1.

    Workshop (the following topics will be covered as time permits)
    Create an Ajax enabled popup calendar
    Ajax membership form using Auto-Selection and Tab Controls
    Writing the data back to the Alpha Five database
    Handling user concurrency issues
    Implementing dynamic grids
    Using Alpha Five Dialog and Grid components with your Ajax application
    Using UDF's
    Handling Errors in UDF's
    Richard Rabins
    Co Chairman
    Alpha Software
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