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Synergy 2019

Businesses worldwide are demanding more and better mobile, web and Windows applications. DataFlex provides developers with an advanced platform, exceptional productivity and continuous technical innovation to deliver them. Synergy 2019 offered a totally different conference experience to introduce the latest in DataFlex and related technologies. During Synergy 2019 some presentations were recorded, they are shown below.
DataFlex 2019 19.1
Course instructor: Stephen Meeley
The new capabilities of DataFlex 2019/19.1 touch every area of the product; from the installation experience to more streamlined application deployment, and everything in between. In this presentation Stephen gives an overview of all the changes you can use to take your Web, Windows and service-based applications to the next level with DataFlex 2019/19.1.
DataFlex NextGen
Course instructor: Harm Wibier
The next generation DataFlex is in the making, which will include support for 64-bit and Unicode. What will change, and how will changes affect the work for DataFlex developers? In this presentation Harm Wibier shows what will change in the next generation of DataFlex.
New HTTP Handler
Course instructor: Harm Wibier
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is essentially the basics of the web. Everything you do in your browser uses HTTP. For example: websites, Web Applications and SOAP Web Services. With the New HTTP Handler in DataFlex HTTP requests can completely be handled in DataFlex. It makes you independent from Classic ASP and provides the perfect basis for building your REST Services. In this presentation Harm shows the New HTTP Handler and how you can use it in DataFlex.
DataFlex Reports in the Real World
Course instructor: Marco Kuipers
The DataFlex Reports visual report designer and its wizards are getting better and better. In this presentation Marco shares how to use this tool effectively in order to create affordable and great looking reports. He presents some tips and tricks, shares his subclass and discusses some features like its automated document archive.
Getting your applications ready for DataFlex NextGen
Course instructor: Stephen Meeley
What kind of changes are going to be needed to get your applications ready for 64-bit and Unicode? Are your applications using the latest techniques and coding standards? What will be your strategy for moving your applications forward? In this presentation Stephen gives the answers you need to future-proof your applications. He will demonstrate how the new compiler warnings can be used to get you there with minimal effort.
Graphics Library
Course instructor: Vincent Oorsprong
The DataFlex Graphics Library was first introduced with DataFlex 14. In this presentation we introduce a new update that's available now and how you can use it. The latest graphics library can now be used in both Windows GUI and Web applications and supports BLOBs and copy/paste.
Web Application Deployment using SPLF
Course instructor: Stephen Meeley
Adding security and scalability to your web application deployments using the DataFlex Security, Performance, Load-Balancing and Fail-over (SPLF) server is easier than ever. In this presentation Stephen shows how the new features of DataFlex 19.1 streamline the process.
DataFlex Reports Update
Course instructor: Vincent Oorsprong
In this presentation Vincent shows all of the changes made in recent versions of DataFlex Reports including the new version 7. The new cross tabs, edit in preview and the use of a specific locale and more are features that developers can easily take advantage of to quickly create customer-satisfying results.
How to build a RESTful API in DataFlex 19.1
Course instructor: Mike Peat
RESTful APIs are a hot topic these days - applications and their developers benefit from them - Mike Peat explains why. It has been possible to create REST APIs in earlier versions of DataFlex, but the new cWebHttpHandler class in DataFlex 19.1 makes doing this much simpler and more efficient. Especially when using a library of classes that Mike has built and published. He will give an overview of REST and show you how a basic API can be developed using his library in just a few minutes.
We made the back button work
Course instructor: John van Houten
New in DataFlex 19.1 are deep links and history management support. Basically it's the long way of saying that the back button works! This comes together with improvements in the navigation system for drill-down applications. John will explain how to migrate your existing applications.
MySQL and DataFlex
Course instructor: Chip Casanave & Marcia Booth
A 2018 Stack Overflow survey reported that MySQL and the compatible MariaDB and AWS Aurora, accounted for an amazing 77% of the database market. With this level of popularity and to offer developers more economical, high-performance database alternatives, MySQL is now on the list of SQL servers supported in DataFlex 2019/19.1. This presentation's first segment will introduce MySQL and compatibles and their cloud options. The second segment will include a MySQL demonstration using familiar DataFlex sample applications, describe our testing methodologies and performance test results including a Microsoft SQL comparison and conclude with recommendations, tips and advice for using MySQL successfully with DataFlex web and Windows applications.
Building powerful Web Applications
Course instructor: Harm Wibier
The DataFlex WebApp Framework has matured into a versatile platform. Lets take a step back and look at how it can be used to build powerful, modern web applications. Get ready for a fast paced session that will discuss the latest controls with the latest theme and show off the simplicity of the web designer.
SQL Confessions of an Old Time DataFlexer
Course instructor: Bob Cergol
How one long-time (3+ decades!) DataFlex programmer who was reluctant and skeptical about migrating from the embedded database to an SQL database became an enthusiastic believer that every DataFlex developer should do just that! This session will explore the history of experiences that triggered that change of heart and demonstrate various real-world examples, from simple to complex, of how this developer leveraged the power of SQL with DataFlex applications.
Reduce Application Coding with SQL Based Components
Course instructor: Frank Valcarcel
This presentation describes the use of SQL and grids to create operational tools and multi-use components to reduce application code in a large, mature ERP environment. Included are user, operator and in-line SQL statement submitters using token replacement, a result set display grid with multiple export capabilities, universal lookup using stored queries and a standardized report output grid. This presentation was recorded during Synergy 2019.