You can now execute shell commands directly from the Interactive Window. You no longer have to open a separate CMD window to execute shell commands. This can be a very useful time saver for developers. For example, when building an…

Configuring AlphaDAO Connections When Publishing to a Remote Server

A project that uses any type of SQL based database will normally use AlphaDAO connection strings. The suggested method is to use named connections. This allows using the name of the connection in every area that requires a connection. The…

Total Internet Failure: Why You Need to Build Offline Capabilities Into Your Apps

Businesses assume that the Internet will always be there when they need it. But a dire warning from the cyber security team at the global consulting firm KPMG shows you why that is no longer the case. And it shows…

Add the Alpha Software Twibbon!

Help us spread the word about Alpha Anywhere, and let your fellow developers and clients know what framework you use for rapidly developing business/enterprise mobile, web, and desktop apps, by adding the Alpha Software Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook…

IDG Connect Profiles Alpha Software Corporation CTO Dan Bricklin

This week, IDG Connect reporter Michael Veitch published an extensive interview with CTO Dan Bricklin. The interview profiles Bricklin’s contributions to the computer industry, from creating the “killer app” for the PC to developing one of the top 50 apps…

Edit-Combo Control – Specifying a Different Stored Value from the Display Value Dropdownbox controls allow you to specify that the stored value is different from the display value. For example, the control might display a ‘ProductName’ but the stored value…

We’re constantly hearing from our users, whether new to Alpha Anywhere or experienced Alpha experts, that they routinely discover new and exiting features in the product that they had no idea even existed! Features that fundamentally change their development process…

If you’re a mobile app developer, and wondering whether you should focus your attention on the consumer market or the enterprise market,  the answer is simple, at least if you’re mainly interested in income. You should spend your time developing…

Three Lessons Business Developers Can Learn From Consumer Mobile Apps

If you’re a mobile developer for a small, medium, or large business, you may think that the business apps you develop have nothing to do with the millions of mobile apps people download. In fact, though, there’s plenty you can…

New in Alpha Anywhere: Reports – Suppressing “Blank” Lines in Layout Table Reports

With Alpha Anywhere’s mobile web reporting tools, you can easily develop full-featured reports that can include grouping, calculations, summaries, images and much more—all optimized for any device or platform. Display your reports as HTML, PDF or both and your data…