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Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

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  • #31
    Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

    Hi Paul,

    Really?

    Check carefully my links at the bottom of each message.

    In addition see my front page under Custom Software Solutions.
    Also if you scroll down check under the Additoinal Summary of our services in the main page and you will find Alpha Five.

    Check these articles as well written by me for the Alpha Five Blog and maybe you can find something useful for you:

    From Visual FoxPro to Alpha Five via .NET
    Unique Batch Numbers with Alpha Five V11 and MS SQL Server

    Let the fun begin...

    Regards,

    Doron
    The Farber Consulting Group, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.dFarber.com
    Blog: http://www.dfarber.com/computer-consulting-blog.aspx
    Alpha Five Software Developer
    Convert MS Access to Web
    Last edited by DoronF; 02-01-2013, 01:23 AM.

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    • #32
      Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

      Hi Doron - one little niggling thing of mine ... your copyright date is 3 years behind
      Cheers!
      Lyle Chamney
      http://www.2ninerniner2.com/
      Websites rebuilt with WordPress
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      Complete, ready to install WordPress websites
      http://snifflevalve.com
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      • #33
        Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

        Originally posted by Paullm View Post
        Memo To Alpha Software:

        If you remove the references to Mike in the above posts, you are looking at some of the best A5 testimonials available! This is real meat!

        The problem with the existing A5 Testimonial page, is that all the content is anonymous, so it lacks credibility. The comments are verbatim (which I don't doubt), but ... verbatim by who?

        As an avid student and subscriber of [marketing gurus] Dan Kennedy, Jay Abraham and Joe Polish/Dean Jackson (ILoveMarketing.com) a blind testimonial does not have much real value. It looks contrived.
        That's what I was thinking when I came across this thread, before I read your post. All the "ambiguity" and "confidentiality" surrounding all the "pretentious usages"...... I've always thought to myself: "Where's the Beef!" ~ Well, I'm sure pleased that I "came across this thread." And you are 1000% correct. This is the kind of testimonial that generates (substantiates) credibility!
        Last edited by SNusa; 01-31-2013, 09:30 PM.
        Robert T. ~ "I enjoy manipulating data... just not my data."
        It's all about the "framework." (I suppose an "a5-induced" hard drive crash is now in order?)
        RELOADED: My current posting activity here merely represents a "Momentary Lapse Of Reason."

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        • #34
          Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

          Doron: Oops! Never mind ... and apologies! I was not digging in far enough. Actually, a compliment ... I love your write-up of Alpha Five under "Website Development" > "Alpha Five Developers"! You have very carefully and correctly positioned A5, to play down what is proprietary but to accentuate the standards!
          Last edited by Paullm; 01-31-2013, 09:59 PM.

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          • #35
            Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

            I know this will come off all wrong, but I am suprised after all these years I am still one of the very, very few Developers* who has his own company website on Alpha Five, since 2007.

            *I know Peter on this thread has his site in Alpha.
            Steve Wood
            Join the ALPHA DEVELOPERS NETWORK
            There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
            Web - Mobile - Hosting - Products - Frameworks - Developer Resources
            AlphaToGo | IADN (100% Alpha Anywhere Websites)

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            • #36
              Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

              Hi Lyle,

              You may check my web site again and let me know if the Copyright is up to date.

              Regards,

              Doron
              The Farber Consulting Group, Inc.

              Web site: http://www.dFarber.com
              Blog: http://www.dfarber.com/computer-consulting-blog.aspx
              Alpha Five Software Developer
              Convert Ms Access to Web
              Last edited by DoronF; 02-01-2013, 01:43 AM.

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              • #37
                Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                Yep, good for another 11 months
                Cheers!
                Lyle Chamney
                http://www.2ninerniner2.com/
                Websites rebuilt with WordPress
                http://goodcheapfastwebsites.com/
                Complete, ready to install WordPress websites
                http://snifflevalve.com
                WordPress training and tutorials

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                • #38
                  Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                  Hi Steve,

                  I have my own web site at least for 16 years. Many major projects came through my web site before even Google existed and Yahoo was the major search engine in town. Somehow many developers may not take their marketing efforts seriously enough but I do. Creating new material for the web site for me it is ongoing process.

                  Regards,

                  Doron
                  The Farber Consulting Group, Inc.

                  Web site: http://www.dFarber.com
                  Blog: http://www.dfarber.com/computer-consulting-blog.aspx
                  Alpha Five Software Developer
                  Convert Ms Access to Web

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                  • #39
                    Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                    Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
                    I know this will come off all wrong, but I am surprised after all these years I am still one of the very, very few Developers* who has his own company website on Alpha Five, since 2007.
                    Steve,

                    It's the same as with mobile ... not everyone needs mobile; and even in this day and age, not everyone really needs a website. If you can get all the business you need without one, why have one?

                    A large chunk of what I do involves processing, analyzing and reformatting certain types of data from County Government offices around the US. I don't need a website to advertise/promote that. Even in 2013, many of those government entities are operating just fine on "primitive" IT infrastructure ... "big iron" [mainframes/minis], tapes, etc.! Their IT departments also think and operate from a different era, BUT ... everything works for them and they are not looking to change anytime soon.
                    Last edited by Paullm; 02-01-2013, 12:34 PM.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                      Well Mike, you have seen all these replies, tell us what you think about Alpha now?
                      Regards
                      Keith Hubert
                      Alpha Guild Member
                      London.
                      KHDB Management Systems
                      Skype = keith.hubert


                      For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                      • #41
                        Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                        I have gone through a lot of effort and trials building and improving alphatogo.com, alphadevnet.com, my own shopping cart, project management, timesheets, and a lot more that I personally use... This has made me a far better Alpha Five developer than if I was only building applications for paying clients. But that is off the subject of this thread, I was just reflecting on it recently.
                        Steve Wood
                        Join the ALPHA DEVELOPERS NETWORK
                        There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
                        Web - Mobile - Hosting - Products - Frameworks - Developer Resources
                        AlphaToGo | IADN (100% Alpha Anywhere Websites)

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                        • #42
                          Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                          Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
                          Well Mike, you have seen all these replies, tell us what you think about Alpha now?
                          I am Mike's manager. He is part of our small workgroup of four developers, each of whom was assigned one development tool to research (that list was whittled down from a longer one). As he stated, we are engaged in a search for a RAD environment that is a good fit for our team's experience and for our circumstances. I'd like to thank each of you for your enthusiastic responses to his post on this forum. The answers and insights were reassuring and, frankly, impressive. Alpha Five is a front runner in our evaluation, and your input is a significant part of that.

                          I'm a believer in "doing your homework" (aka, thorough research) before committing the funds and the energy it will take to switch our development environment to something new. The next step is for all four of us to install the Alpha Five trial and throw some of our real world business scenarios at it. We'll be doing both desktop and web applications (the latter was Mike's focus in the first phase).

                          Because so many of you were willing to contribute your thoughts, we may come back to the well again in the near future as the evaluation continues. Again, thanks for your input.

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                          • #43
                            Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                            Dwight,

                            As you have seen, there are some lively discussions on this forum!

                            Your [business] "story" and evaluation process would make excellent and informative reading for others also trying to get to grips with the major ... no, critical! ... decision of choosing a software development platform.

                            If you do decide to go with A5, I hope you will eventually allow Alpha Software to do a Case Study on your company's evaluation and use of the product.

                            A major problem with A5 is not whether or not it can do the job, but that it's a hidden gem and by not being perceived as "mainstream" as other platforms, it gets overlooked.

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                            • #44
                              Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                              NEW - VIDEO (worth watching)

                              This application was created quickly in the upcoming mobile capable version of Alpha Five (v12).

                              It runs on all modern HTML5 browser equipped mobile devices AND the desktop web . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue5prNtPvtc

                              ALSO

                              Michael Darby - a beta tester for Alpha Five v12 created this in 12 hours http://screencast.com/t/jm7cCb35Cs

                              MORE

                              Portfolio of Alpha Five v12 videos http://v12videos.blogspot.com/

                              AND

                              Check out new new books and articles at http://blog.alphasoftware.net
                              You have 14 minutes
                              Richard Rabins
                              Co Chairman
                              Alpha Software

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                              • #45
                                Re: Possible New User to Alpha 5 Looking for Opinions/Answers

                                Mike & Dwight,

                                I can't add anything new to this thread so I'll just add to all the positive remarks.
                                I'm not a programmer but I now have a very deep, robust web application with SQL backend.
                                The basic design was up and running within 6 months and now, 2 years later has been substantially expanded and improved in it's capabilities.
                                Alpha Five is a fantastic product ... and this forum is equally great!

                                Stephen
                                Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.4.0 Build 8000-5628 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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