Web Publishing with Alpha Five

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

Web Publishing with

Alpha Five


Session 1

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

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
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Alpha Web Publishing
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What


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

Server

Client (browser)

Xbasic

Html

Perl

Javascript

Cold Fusion

XML

ASP.net

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Alpha Web Publishing


Hello world


Demo


<%a5 … %>, only seen by the server.

Alpha Five User Group, Bill Parker, Web
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Why


Leverage current knowledge of Alpha


Rapid development environment


Integrate with other tools, e.g. Dreamweaver


Hybrid desktop


web applications


Technologies such as AJAX

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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
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How


No
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ip.com



see slide notes.


https://
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secure web connections


Active vs. Passive mode FTP


Server licensing


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Application Server

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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

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Session 1, April 2008

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Web Overview


Read the Web Publishing Tutorial in Help file


Video tutorials on Alpha’s web site

http://www.alphasoftware.com/AlphaFive/video/#tutor


Set up the Application Server

http://www.alphasoftware.com/documentation/afas_setup/


New Web Profile genie in version 9

http://support.alphasoftware.com/WhatsNewInV9/NewInV9.htm


View
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> Show quick start help.


Sample web pages shipped with A5.

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Sample Pages

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Web Control Panel


Demo


Tour of Web Control Panel


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Profiles


Concepts important to understand.


Best learned by the following examples.

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Localhost

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Localhost folders

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LAN

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FTP

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