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Alpha Software is focused on enabling developers to create robust, data-driven business applications that run on any PC, Tablet or Smartphone in the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
"Most tech pundits are confused about the Tablet computer. They compare the abilities of the PC (traditional notebook and desktop computers) to those of the Tablet and find the Tablet wanting. They can’t understand how the Tablet can be so dog gone popular when it makes for such a terrible PC.
"What they don’t understand is that the tablet isn’t trying to be a PC (unless it’s the Microsoft Surface). Tablet sales are exploding because the Tablet is competing against…nothing. The Tablet is going where the PC is weak and where the PC is absent. There’s virtually nothing standing in the tablet’s way."
I hope you enjoy reading the article.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Alpha Software used to position its products as database application development tools. The way our Ajax Grid and Report engine are designed, that was largely true: you couldn't get much built unless you had a database, be it SQL or DBF.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
BURLINGTON, Mass. - July 11, 2012 - Alpha Software, a leading innovator in development tools and platforms to create data-driven business web applications, today delivered a substantial update to its award-winning Alpha Five v11 development platform. Developers can now integrate a wide array of sophisticated charts, graphs and analytics into business applications quickly and easily. The comprehensive dashboards that can now easily be built into Alpha Five v11 applications empower managers to summarize critical data trends, improving management decisions and the bottom line.
Alpha Five v11 enables developers to create the many diverse web and mobile business applications that organizations require today, without blowing the budget. Developers can build these applications once and then run them on any PC, tablet or smartphone, which dramatically improves time-to-market and significantly reduces the costs of developing, deploying and maintaining the applications.
“Alpha Software’s top priority is to provide developers with a platform to build robust business applications with the web and mobile functionality that their users demand,” explains Richard Rabins, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Alpha Software. “Today’s update to Alpha Five v11 significantly increases developer productivity and also helps customers enhance their decision-making ability with charts and graphs, powerful analytics and comprehensive dashboards in their applications. With our latest update the developer is the champion who helps the company be more competitive and profitable.”
“The latest Alpha Five release contains industry-changing features that will increase developer productivity and creativity,” says Thomas Ritter, IT Director of the Newark Group, a leader in paperboard manufacturing for every industry with dozens of locations throughout the US, Canada, and Western Europe. “The new Chart Control feature solves a major requirement in building modern applications by enabling the developer to produce graphical dashboards from their data. The Documentation Viewer built directly into the development tool allows developers to access documentation regardless of whether they are connected to the Internet or not, which is a huge time saver. And as always, the beauty of Alpha Five is that a novice user can produce applications without any coding, and at the same time a more experienced user can get under the hood to write any custom code they want. At this point in time I see no limit to what can be done with Alpha Five.”
ABOUT THE CHART CONTROL
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY INFORMATION
In addition to the charting, graphing, analytical and dashboarding capabilities mentioned above, there are other significant enhancements that are included in this major update to Alpha Five v11. For all of the details, go to http://ow.ly/caxF2 .
ABOUT ALPHA SOFTWARE
Alpha Software empowers developers to quickly create and modify robust, data-driven business applications that run on any PC, Tablet, or Smartphone quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively. Its flagship and award-winning product, Alpha Five, is a rapid application development platform that enables developers to build and modify any business application once and run it anywhere. The product increases developer productivity with a shorter learning curve providing companies with a shorter time to market product cycle. Alpha Five is used by millions of user. Alpha Software, founded in 1982, is privately held and is based in Burlington, MA. For more information go to http://www.alphasoftware.com and http://blog.alphasoftware.com.
Monday, July 09, 2012
by Jeff Kalwerisky, Vice President and Director of Information Security and Technical Training, CPE Interactive
You don't have to give up your information
Big Data is a big threat
Sunday, July 01, 2012
For the last decade or more there have been endless reports in the press about the decline of
manufacturing and innovation in America.
This has always bothered me since what brought me (and my brother Selwyn - who heads up the development team at Alpha) as a 22 year old student to Cambridge, MA and MIT in the first place was the the well deserved reputation of the USA for innovation, industriousness and manufacturing.
So with the July 4th holiday coming up, it was very gratifying to see this blog post by my friend, columnist and tech industry watcher David Strom http://strom.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/henry-ford/
The spirit of innovation, research and discovery that David Strom describes are certainly alive and well at Alpha as we continue on our quest to make Alpha Five the leading product for the rapid creation of business apps for the web and mobile devices.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
With the broad use of MS Office, Microsoft Access became very popular for building Windows desktop applications. The result of this is that today there exists a large number of companies who have Access applications for the desktop that they now need to move to the web as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
It turns out that Microsoft's solution for moving Access applications to the web requires either: A) publishing to Sharepoint and even then, there are serious limitations when it comes to reporting and the ability to work with applications that include vba code (which most serious applications include,) or B) using Visual Studio.Net which takes a lot of time and requires a lot of coding!
As a consequence of this, we have seen a very rapidly growing base of MS Access customers adopting Alpha Five v11 because of its ability to build powerful and secure web applications (with reporting, dashboards, mapping, multimedia, scheduling) very quickly compared to Visual Studio.Net and other development options.
See the outcome (in the chart below) of the survey we ran with Alpha Five v11 customers, where we asked about the productivity of Alpha Five v11 vs other tools they had used in the past for building web applications.
To assist Access customers making the move to Alpha Five v11 we have now created a white paper and provided more information on this page http://info.alphasoftware.com/bring-your-access-applications-to-web-and-mobile-devices
If you need any help in moving your Access application to Alpha Five - please email firstname.lastname@example.org