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Showing posts with label UK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UK. Show all posts

Friday, July 08, 2011

Alpha Five Version 11 Feature Peek #15: Customizing the grid builder for international developers

With international offices in Singapore, South Africa, the U.S., the U.K., Poland, and Abu Dhabi, it's safe to say that Alpha Five has developers all over the world.

In fact, back in January I noticed that our website traffic came from all over the world! So while we were working on Alpha Five Version 11, we kept in mind that many of our developers spoke different languages.

Although our grid builder has always allowed our users to set their own default properties, those properties were only activated when creating a new grid. In Version 11, the default properties will always be used -- even if you use a template. This makes it much, much easier to customize the grid builder for our developers whose native language is not English.

To change the language of a grid, head to the grid builder and click on "options," just like always. But this time, you'll see a new choice in the drop-down menu labeled, "set default properties." When it's selected, you'll get a full window showing the default property values, and have the option of either defining the default property values yourself, or making changes to the predetermined system default property values.

Once you've laid out the properties in whatever language you've chosen, head over to make your grid, and activate it with your customized properties. Make sure to turn on the working preview so that you know the language has been changed.

And voila! Successone! Ai caramba! Wunderbar! Click on the video below to find out how you can create a new grid that speaks a brand new language.

Grid component builder for international developers 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The agenda is in for the Alpha UK launch and Developer Conference!

As the month of June winds down, I'm getting ready for a big date in July. No, it's not the Fourth of July, although that's a big day too -- and you'll find me at the grill in a "Kiss the Cook" apron! But aside from that, I'm referring to July 6.

That's when the Alpha UK launch and Developer Conference will take place at the Heathrow Hilton in London. Last month I gave you a preview of what you'll be able to do at the conference, including meeting the madmen behind Alpha Software and getting in-depth insight into our upcoming Alpha Five release.

As things fall into place, I now bring you the tentative agenda for the day. But before I launch into the list of sessions, let me remind you that the event is free, AND everyone who comes will get the beta version of Alpha Five V.11 How's that for fireworks??

Here's the agenda so far. We'll kick off the day with an 8:30 a.m. start.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Calling all UK developers! Welcome to your new Alpha Software home

Since we announced the opening of Alpha Software's U.K. office, Martin McSweeney has been laying the groundwork for the news he is about to share with you today. As the Head of Business Development in the U.K. for Alpha Software, Martin's been working hard to create a home filled with resources where U.K. Alpha Five developers can go to find solace.

But it's no fun if I just write about the news. Instead, I'm going to have Martin tell you himself. He connected with Melissa this morning on Skype to deliver the news personally. Hit play to find out what it is.

Not only do we have a new website, but this is the first time we've built our entire website in Alpha Five. This gives you a sense of what Alpha Five is capable of. However, it's still a work in progress. Some of the pages aren't skinned yet, but they'll soon reflect the design of the homepage.

And if you're in the U.K. area on July 6, make sure you register for Alpha Software's U.K. Developers Conference. You'll get to meet me, Martin McSweeney, Selwyn Rabins, Bob Moore, and the rest of the Alpha Software family at the Heathrow Hilton, London. Best of all, it's free.

Hope to see you then!

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