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Friday, March 05, 2010

This post is rated "R"

Warning: The following post contains hardcore technical information. Developer discretion advised.

One of the risks about promoting a product around ease of use and speed of development is that developers assume it has some of the limitations that other RAD platforms have. Namely, it runs out of gas when you need to tackle the really hard problems.

We've spent a lot of time over the past 16 months talking about and promoting Codeless Ajax, our main message being that Alpha Five Version 10 makes it easy for developers of all skills levels to quickly build highly interactive Web applications without coding. Drag and drop, click here, click there, and your basic application is built.

In fact, to put a fine point on this, we were recently featured in InformationWeek, showing how Alpha Five Version 10 can build an enterprise application in five minutes.

We heard these complaints about Visual Basic when the Web came along, and you hear them about Access, IronSpeed, FileMaker, and others. But you won't hear these complaints about Alpha Five Version 10. The purpose of this post is to explain why, and to illustrate the depths of capabilities that Alpha Five Version 10 can achieve.

The interesting thing about Alpha Five Version 10 is that the application development capabilities scale as well as the applications themselves. That is, from the novice developer who needs to pull together a quick Web application, to the hard-bitten enterprise pro who wants absolute control over every aspect of the application and needs to integrate it with Web services or enterprise systems.

It only takes one video to demonstrate how easy it is to use Codeless Ajax. That's the single requirement, build an Ajax application quickly.

I want to share with you some more videos, part of our growing library of demos, that show you all the muscle that's under the covers of Alpha Five Version 10. If you're the kind of developer who likes to get your hands dirty, and you want speed and power, these videos will show you what Alpha Five Version 10 is capable of.

Part of this deep power is due to Alpha Five Version 10's robust EVENT model, for both server-side and client-side, support for REST services, CSS support, the ability to support custom code with xBasic or SQL, and the ability to connect with any SQL back end without having to rewrite your code.

Go ahead and grab yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine (depending upon the time of day). Cozy up with a warm laptop and spend some time with these videos to see what Alpha Five Version 10 can do.

  • Alpha developer Peter Conway shows beautiful application-user interface designs that make the user experience extraordinary. In part one and part two of his video, you'll see his designs and how he was able to build an application without using any code. I challenge anyone to detect that these are actually Ajax Web database applications built in Alpha Five Version 10.
  • View our ever-growing library of over 50 videos we've created just for you that demonstrate all of Alpha Five Version 10's features.


bpo manila said...

It is indeed rated "R". Thanks for the warning. -Adrianna

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