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Thursday, December 02, 2010

New training video for moving Alpha Five desktop apps to the cloud

Jay Talbott is a well-respected Alpha Five developer who has been instrumental in leading some of our recent Alpha University courses. When he wasn't in the classroom, Jay was creating a new Alpha Five video that shows you how to get your Alpha Five desktop database applications in the cloud.

If you haven't been paying attention, I only mention how important Web applications are in every single one of my blog posts! Your customers want their apps in the cloud, so you need to be able to get their applications to run in the cloud. Either get on the bus, or you're going to get run over by it.

The 104-minute video, "Upsizing: Freeing your database from the desktop," shows what it takes to convert a desktop app to a Web app. Jay teaches you how to upsize your database, which includes taking data stored in .dbf files and putting it into a SQL database for better performance and reliability.

In addition, the video covers converting .dbf tables into MySQL, troubleshooting the conversion process, building a Grid Web component for SQL data, using Web components, reporting against a SQL back-end, previewing reports, integrating reports into an application, adding defaults to the Grid, and more.

The regular price for this video is $89, but you can buy it now for just $59. If you do purchase the video and give it a whirl, let us know how moving your desktop app to the cloud went.

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