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  • My first A5 instruction Videos

    I've been dabbling with the idea of creating video on various programming topics. Here are the first. I'd love some constructive critique (too fast, incomprehensible, voice like a frog, etc.).

    I have two videos to share, one is a tech-tip, the other is of a recent client application. Both are web related.

    See my website link below, go to For Developers. It's the first section on the page, titled Videos.
    Steve Wood
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    Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

    Steve,

    I thought the videos were very well done. Very good quality image, sound was clear, voice was good and not too fast, short, sweet and on topic.

    I did prefer to watch the video on the capturing of data from a web page just because I like seeing the coding behind the actions. However, the photo finishing video did help provide ideas on what can be done.

    Very well done in my mind. Take a bow.

    Doug

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      Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

      Steve,

      I agree...nicely done!

      I am looking forward to the time when I finally start utilizing the Web side. Between your website (with videos now!) and the amount of answers you have provided to many individuals here on the messageboard, I am fairly certain I will be able to accomplish quite a bit without being too big a burden to others with questions on how to do things.

      Thanks!!
      Mike
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      It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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        Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

        Steve

        I agree. Very well done! Professional from all angles.

        Thank you for taking the time to provide them.

        Jeff

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        • #5
          Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

          Hi Steve

          I had another thought. I would love to see more detail of exactly how you accomplished the Photo App.

          Not sure of what your long term intentions are with these videos - which are great. But, I would be willing to pay for access to videos that went into greater detail showing exactly how you accomplished what was in the video. Not sure, if it is practical to perhaps have "Intro" videos showing what can be accomplished with Alpha on the web side and then offer more in depth videos if someone is interested in that subject for a fee. The only reason I mention the fee based idea and I know how much time this must take. I have a need for utilizing some of the same functionality right now as you show in the Web Photo App and I would be willing to pay to "Get there faster". This is the same reason why I use Cal Locklin's utilities and Ira's CSDA Code Utility - they help me be more efficient.


          Regards,

          Jeff

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            Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

            Thank you for all the encouragement.

            It would be difficult to be much more detailed in a video as they are hard to update when you find you left something out*. Plus I think I owe it to my client (who paid for the software) not to disseminate the development details, at least not as a whole. The individual tricks and ideas are open to discuss. So the video may open up that discussion when you see the software in action and say 'how the heck did he do that?'.

            But I'd like to make more as I get more comfortable with the media and hearing my own voice.

            *On the Posting form data video, I left out error checking on the script and that you may have to use urlencode() in various situations where you expect special characters in the string (as in CompanyName="Jim & Son's", the & will mess up the parsing).
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            • #7
              Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

              Hi Steve

              Do you feel comfortable sharing the name of the java / javascript applet you used for the uploading of the images?

              The individual tricks and ideas are open to discuss. So the video may open up that discussion when you see the software in action and say 'how the heck did he do that?'.
              I can see where there would be a HUGE benefit to this. Is this the type of thing that could be discussed during your webinars?

              Regards,

              Jeff

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              • #8
                Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                Sure, it's at http://www.aurigma.com. There are other vendors, but I think this was the most complete and professional looking. The format I adopted is just one of the several to choose from. It's a bit complicated when it comes to setup though, lots of javascript parameters to adjust depending on what you are doing.
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                  Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                  I just gave their site a quick look. Their products do look very nice.

                  Thanks Steve.


                  Jeff

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                  • #10
                    Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                    Hi Steve,

                    Enjoyed your videos! Very well done! As usual you do Good Work!

                    Thanks for sharing those. Hope there are more to come!
                    Dan

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                      Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                      I've added a third video, dated 3/20. This one is more of the HTTP POST stuff, but more involved. It may be harder to follow unless you are familiar with that whole area.
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                        Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                        Another great video Steve. Your programming creativity is really eye opening. Thanks again for taking the time to make this info available!

                        Regards,

                        Jeff

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                          Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                          Steve,

                          These 3 video's are eye openers for what can be done using Alpha5 !
                          I like the speed of explaining, concentrating on the essentials you want to get across.
                          Great work, keep them coming.

                          Ron

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                            Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                            Two new training videos at my website under Developer Resources. Videos 5 & 6 are new since I last posted here. Comments always appreciated.

                            5 - how to track hits to your website using the Application Server.
                            6 - how to create an "autoexec" method for the Application Server.

                            Video 5 is a very large file, be patient.
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                              Re: My first A5 instruction Videos

                              Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
                              Two new training videos at my website under Developer Resources.
                              See images. The 3rd one results from typing in your URL directly.
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