Introducing the IADN Application Showcase! The Showcase will feature a different application each week (or so) that is either in use or in development. Applications are chosen because they demonstrate a feature or an approach to an issue that is of current interest.
The Showcase is not a tutorial nor is it a presentation. It is intended to show a working implementation or an application in development that fosters discussion, questions and is shaped and directed by the interests of the audience. The showcase can last up to 90 minutes depending on interest.
The Showcases will be free for the introductory period, but IADN may choose to charge a nominal amount in the future to cover the cost. The events are limited to the first 15 people who sign up on a first come, first in basis. If the event is full, please click the “register” link anyway. You will not be able to register, but it will record your interest. If enough people express interest, IADN may repeat the presentation.
The first Showcase will be presented next Wednesday, June 16, by Chad Brown, IT Manager for Canadian Wireless Communications. CWC has a chain of 15 retail cell phone locations in Ontario, Canada, and he runs the whole business through a web interface using Alpha V10 as the frontend and MySQL as a backend.
Some possible items for demo and discussion include:
Using multiple instances of the WAS with IP binding to scale up an application. CWC has about 70 employees in the 15 locations logged in and using the system continuously. These employees log in through one of 6 instances of the WAS to the same application and backend database.
Use of 64 bit MySQL and Navicat to ease maintenance and development.
The experience of developing on the production server...the good, the bad and the ugly.
Parsing text files into a MySQL database.
Using a single Tabbed UI component for the entire application.
Printing barcode labels direct from Alpha.
Running a full purchasing, inventory, order entry, invoicing and employee tracking system on the web.
Developing and phasing in the conversion from a legacy dos system to dbf and finally to SQL while running the business.
Searches, components, use of views and reports based on SQL tables with up to ½ million records.
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