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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Why application development in South Africa is more than a job: Mbuso Ngcongo interview transcript

For some, developing database applications is just a job. But for Mbuso Ngcongo, Systems Specialist at Infomas in South Africa, it has the potential to create wealth where there isn't any. It's one of the reasons why he's starting an Alpha Five training school in South Africa.

Melissa talked to Mbuso about his training school in a video interview last week. Now this week I'm giving you the transcript of the interview in case you prefer to read it. Scroll down to read the exciting plans Mbuso has for his Alpha Five training school and potential it can bring his students.



Melissa: Hi, everyone. I'm Melissa and I'm talking with Mbuso Ngcongo. Sorry if I didn't pronounce that right, but he is the system specialist at Infomas in South Africa. How are you today? Thank you for joining me.

Mbuso: I'm pretty well. Thank you, Melissa, and hi everyone.

Melissa: And just for the audience, what was your name again? Because I know I didn't pronounce it correctly and I apologize.

Mbuso: It was very close. Mbuso Ngcongo.

Melissa: All right. Well, thank you, Mbuso, for joining us. Mbuso is actually one of our Alpha Five developers in South Africa who is starting a training college focusing on database application development using Alpha Five.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Project management as a service, the transcript

I recently posted Melissa's video interview with Mauricio Maisterrena, industrial engineer and creator of Projects AI, a full Web-based project management system built with Alpha Five Version 10.5.

But if you prefer to read the interview, I had it transcribed. Keep on reading to find out why Alpha Five developers should test the beta version of Projects AI.

You'll also hear why Mauricio decided to build a project management application, how it's different from other apps such as Basecamp and Primavera Project Planner, and more.



Melissa: Hi, everyone. I'm Melissa and I have Mauricio with me today. Hi, Mauricio.

Mauricio: Hello, Melissa. Thank you for having me.

Melissa: Oh, no problem. Now, Mauricio, pronounce your last name because I'm going to ruin it and I don't want to do that. So what's your last name?

Mauricio: Maisterrena. Or Maisterrena, people in the U.S. pronounce it like that.

Melissa: All right, well that's a much better job than I would have done, so thank you. So Mauricio did a full Web-based product management system in Alpha Five Version 10.5, called Projects AI.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dan Bricklin on mobile application development: The transcript

The other week we debuted our extended interview with Dan Bricklin about his thoughts on the future of mobile application. If you'd rather read the interview than watch it, here's a copy of the transcript. Dan also talks about his new iPad app, Note Taker HD, developer burnout, his thoughts on Web-based development tools, and much more.

But if you want to hear what Dan thinks about the mobile development framework being released in Alpha Five Version 11, flip to page eight. Thanks again Dan for chatting with us!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How Canada's largest supplement maker is using Alpha Five to save big

If you prefer text to podcasts, here's the text version of our podcast with Bert TerHart.

We talked to Bert about what it was like to build his first Alpha Five Web app for Factors Group, Canada's largest supplement and nutriceutical manufacturer.

Today his app is saving the company tens of thousands of dollars. Read about how Bert did it with Alpha Five and all the other benefits Factors Group is reaping from it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hear why Web developers are abandoning Microsoft Access

We've talked to plenty of developers this past year about their frustrations with the Web capabilities (or lack there of) of Microsoft Access in podcasts.

Frankly, we did this because we know that Alpha Five offers Access developers an easy, cost-effective solution for migrating their apps to the Web.

But instead of me telling you this over and over, I wanted to give you the raw, unedited conversations we had with developers about why they left Access for Alpha Five.

Melissa, the voice of the Alpha Software podcasts, talked to some of these developers. In case you missed any of them, I compiled all of the podcasts for you below. Browse through our selection because Melissa talks to a variety of developers.

From long-time, experienced Access developers to non-developers, Melissa gives them the floor to express the reasons why Microsoft is not a good Web solution. And if you don't time to listen, you can always grab the transcripts.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Read how one nonprofit is migrating from Microsoft Access to Alpha Five

A few weeks ago, we asked Alan Owen, Managing Director of JA Computer Solutions Ltd (JAC), why he decided to migrate his applications from Microsoft Access to Alpha Five in a podcast. In case you missed it, you can now read the transcript or go back and listen to the interview. In it, Alan also reveals the successes he's had and the road bumps he's encountered while migrating, and much more.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Using Alpha Five to power your nonprofit: the podcast transcript

If you didn't catch our podcast with educator Alex Steinman, I won't give you a demerit. He's the Education Director and Principal of the Harambee Christian School and head of education for the nonprofit Urban Concern. We talked about how he migrated from Microsoft Access to Alpha Five to build his Web app, Harambee Tracker, and much more. Flip back now to listen to the podcast or download the transcript.

Friday, October 01, 2010

A spoonful of transcript will help the medicine go down

For those of you who have an e-reader or still prefer to read off of dead trees, you can download the transcript of Dr. Michael Scholin's podcast. Read how Mike's app, USMON Pro 2, takes advantage of the Alpha Five Version 10.5 feature packs, external integration with Web services support, and JavaScript add-ons, just like you saw in Bob Moore's video, and more.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Unix and Alpha Five: the podcast transcript

You heard how Alpha Five and Unix can play nice with each other. But if you're more of a reader than a listener, here's the transcript of Melissa's interview with Bill Griffin. Find out how the Alpha Five Version 10.5 feature packs are helping extend Bill's Unix application, save him time, and much more.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Microsoft Access headaches: Take one transcript and call me in the morning

Still struggling with Microsoft Access headaches? Well here's another way to get your Alpha Five prescription. You can now read the transcript of Melissa's podcast with Dr. Chris O'Brien. He's the doctor, not a full-time professional developer, who successfully migrated from Microsoft Access to Alpha Five to build an application for the cloud. You can still listen to the podcast if you missed it, or print the transcript and read it at your own leisure.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

How Microsoft is abandoning its Access developers: The podcast transcript

If you didn't catch our podcast last week with Wayne Hopkins on "How Microsoft is abandoning its Access developers," I encourage you to flip back and take a listen. Due to Microsoft Access 2010's limited Web capabilities, Wayne decided to switch to Alpha Five. He tells you all the reasons why he made the decision and more. But if you prefer to read the conversation, here is the transcript.

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