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Web Publishing with Alpha Five. Session 1. Alpha Web Publishing. What Why Where How Integration with Alpha Five Desktop Overview of Web environment Getting Started. Alpha Web Publishing - What. Runs xbasic code on the server and sends html/javascript to the client (your web browser).

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Web publishing with alpha five

Web Publishing with Alpha Five

Session 1

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing

Alpha Web Publishing

  • What

  • Why

  • Where

  • How

  • Integration with Alpha Five Desktop

  • Overview of Web environment

  • Getting Started

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing what

Alpha Web Publishing - What

  • Runs xbasic code on the server and sends html/javascript to the client (your web browser).

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing hello world

Alpha Web Publishing – Hello world

  • Demo

  • <%a5 … %>, only seen by the server.

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing why

Alpha Web Publishing - Why

  • Leverage current knowledge of Alpha

  • Rapid development environment

  • Integrate with other tools, e.g. Dreamweaver

  • Hybrid desktop – web applications

  • Technologies such as AJAX

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing where

Alpha Web Publishing - Where

  • Local development – localhost

  • Local web server

  • Hosted service

  • “Publishing” is ALWAYS required.(must convert paths on local machine to path used by web server)

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing how

Alpha Web Publishing - How

  • No-ip.com – see slide notes.

  • https:// - secure web connections

  • Active vs. Passive mode FTP

  • Server licensing

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing application server

Alpha Web Publishing – Application Server

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing desktop integration

Alpha Web Publishing – Desktop Integration

  • Field Rules – engine level

  • Reports – Yes, but no UI features (Ask vars.)

  • Forms – No

  • Operations – Yes, via xbasic

  • Xbasic – Yes, but no UI

  • Xdialog – No

  • Action scripting – Must convert to xbasic

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing web overview

Alpha Web Publishing – Web Overview

  • Read the Web Publishing Tutorial in Help file

  • Video tutorials on Alpha’s web sitehttp://www.alphasoftware.com/AlphaFive/video/#tutor

  • Set up the Application Serverhttp://www.alphasoftware.com/documentation/afas_setup/

  • New Web Profile genie in version 9http://support.alphasoftware.com/WhatsNewInV9/NewInV9.htm

  • View -> Show quick start help.

  • Sample web pages shipped with A5.

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing sample pages

Alpha Web Publishing – Sample Pages

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing web control panel

Alpha Web Publishing – Web Control Panel

  • Demo – Tour of Web Control Panel

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Alpha web publishing profiles

Alpha Web Publishing - Profiles

  • Concepts important to understand.

  • Best learned by the following examples.

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Publishing localhost

Publishing – Localhost

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Publishing localhost folders

Publishing – Localhost folders

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Publishing lan

Publishing - LAN

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Publishing ftp

Publishing - FTP

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


Publishing aliases

Publishing - Aliases

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web Publishing - Session 1, April 2008


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