Phoenix 2019 - 8th to 11th April, 2019

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File design, programming, search techniques, indexing, and multi-threaded processing can dramatically improve processing speed when using your MultiValue database. This session offers proven solutions for optimizing your applications to take full advantage of your computer's resources.

Bootstrap can help you build a responsive website and speed your web development. This session will help you understand how to leverage this framework to build mobile-first projects and show integration with your MultiValue data driving changes to the look of the website.

We have been exporting our data into Excel for years. CSV and Tab Delimited files are the normal, but as Excel advances and implements more security, we are getting requires to generate native Excel files. This session will take you through different ways to create and enhance your exports to be more friendly to Excel.

We have been using the same formulas for over 25 years to forecast and manage our inventory and manufacturing, but these formulas have aged to the point that they may not be accurate anymore. New AI and BI analytics have been developed, but are you using them?

Join us to see the new forecasting and optimization models that you should be using.

If you use Outlook, then you should have a task window that displays each email’s customer information without the user having to look it up in your MultiValue Application. Lean how to create and use addins to extend outlook to be more useful to your business.

It is easy to add an index to a UniVerse file to increase performance, but are you aware of the system performance issues of doing this? This session will talk about the pros and cons of adding indexes to UniVerse files, and different ways to address them.

File Triggers are valuable tools in a developer's toolkit. They allow a developer to monitor, audit, and update information whenever a record is changed, without having to rewrite programs.This session will cover the techniques for using UniVerse file triggers and the pitfalls seen in actual use. Then we will explore a newer option available that avoids the overhead and performance issues of the traditional triggers.

This session will focus on different aspects of modernizing an existing application. Modernization isn’t just one thing, but a lot of little things. Every application and company needs different modernization features.

This session will look these features:

  • Mixing Green Screen and GUI
  • Outlook and Excel Integration
  • CRM presentation of Customer Information and Communications
  • Computer Telephone Integration (CTI) -Who is on the phone and what their information is?
  • Dashboards and Reporting
  • Document Management
  • BlockChain Smart-Contract Example
  • Augmented Reality Example
  • And much More

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Digital Assistants like Alexa and Google are working their way into customer service. Learn how to create an Alexa Skill that will present MultiValue data.

Creating visually appealing reports, charts, maps, and graphics from MultiValue data used to be a long, drawn-out process. With the ability to use Microsoft's PowerBI, your MultiValue data suddenly has the power of modern visualizations and business intelligence.

This session will provide you the means to export and manipulate your MultiValue data using PowerBI.

Let’s face it, many of our MultiValue IT departments are going to be looking at personnel turnover in the next 5-10 year. Succession Planning is business/corporate term for planning ahead.

Succession Planning is similar to a Disaster Recovery Plan, in that, it is an exercise to takes you through how the transaction of personnel affects the business and how to make it as smooth as possible.

Rocket UniVerse Replication provides an automatic way to deliver read-only copies of UniVerse data to another Universe database. This allows you to create standby systems easily and keep them up-to-date and accurate, or to create data warehouses for reporting and other processing.

This session will show what UniVerse Replication can do and how to set it up.

PDFs have become an preferred document exchange method for emails and archival storage. This session will show you different ways to create PDF documents and how to merge your MultiValue data into existing PDF documents.

PROC is dead, Long Live PROC! This session will cover PROC; how it is used, and how it is structured.

Understanding the new IT terms, buzz words, and acronyms can be a full time job sometimes, not to mention translating them into something that you can explain to management.

Terms seem to come and go every 6 months or so. Some are new technologies, but other are just rename existing technologies to make them seem fresh.

Join Nathan to review the current Alphabet Soup and participate in this open discussion on how these terms affect you and how to explain them.

We all have our own ideas on what makes good code. If you are the one setting the rules, this is your workshop. We will go over the concepts and then select audience members to help with specific cases.

How to build and maintain your standards. How to make compliance easier for staff and contractors.

Whether you are using JAVA, .NET or another desktop language, you are likely interfacing with your MultiValue database incorrectly.

Interfacing applications effectively with a database requires developers to split much of the process between the database and the client. In this workshop, we will talk about how to design effective client/server/database interfaces using a MultiValue database.

Hackers & Spammers & Zombies -Oh MY!

Choosing your battles and mounting your defense against the latest cyber-threats. A critical session for any IT department, Susan provides an understanding of the new Security threats and solutions.

Augmented Reality Business applications are not far away. While this technology is still evolving, it is not likely to go away anytime soon.

In this session, we will cover how Augmented Reality (AR) is being used beyond apps like Pokeimon-Go and Google Translate. We will show you a proof-of-concept application using the Microsoft HoloLens connecting to a MultiValue Database.

Disaster Recovering planning is usually much like closing the barn door after the animals have escaped. Most planning is done after a disaster has taken place. Many times the disaster is minor, but planning for outages that span any length of time can be an eye opener.

This session will talk about the old and new techniques that are needed to make disaster recovery planning work.

This session will talk about the MultiValue database and application design — what works, what is optimal, and how it should and shouldn’t be done. Since MultiValue Databases and files allow developers to combine structured and non-structured data, as well as for developers to create their own structures, many developers design their data files differently. Due to this flexible way of storing data, developers do not always design new files and structures optimally. Developers may also have inherited a sometimes chaotic designs in an application that has been modified extensively.

Whether you are a new developer or an experienced developer, join us in this session to help understand the why and how. Or just impart your own knowledge and understanding.

Automated Testing and Unit Testing are all solutions used in many development environments, but due to the integrated UI that MultiValue applications sometime include, it can be hard to find good testing tools.

Brian will review the various tools he's used with clients, and how well they worked in different testing situations. If you are looking to move beyond the "make change and push to live" to find bugs, then join Brian to see what you can do and how to implement testing solutions and plans in your enterprise.

If you you are new to working with MultiValue databases and need to access, extract, or share data with the MultiValue platforms in your enterprise, then this session is a must.

This session will help developers who are more familiar with other development environments understand the MultiValue database and data structures. If you are a .NET, PHP, or Python developer and you are trying to explain your data requirements and needs to your MultiValue developers and administrators, then join us to learn the common terms and design practices used in the MultiValue applications.

Every year the landscape of IT changes - new products, new platforms and new risks. Governments enact laws and regulations to bring order - new ones arriving somewhere almost daily. Let's review what is going on in the coming year with governance and compliance requirements, the threats that they address and things you can do to stay ahead of the wave.

MultiValue Retrieval is a fact of life in all MultiValue applications whether you are an end user or developer. MultiValue Retrieve (ACCESS, ENGLISH, U2Query Language, etc) is one of the many features that make the MultiValue Database so powerful and versatile. This session will cover aspects of writing your own retrieval statements. The major topics are Verbs, Sorting, Selection Criteria and Output Specifications.

This session is a good refresher course for the professional, or an introductory course for your new IT staff or power users.

If you use MultiValue Retrieval in any aspect of your job (end-user or developer) you need to understand what is happening in your file dictionaries. During this session you will learn how to read and write dictionaries, understand the various dictionary structures and how they process. We will cover what each line of the dictionary does, how to convert data and create calculated dictionaries.

The PICK A and S type dictionaries will be covered in this session, as well as the corresponding INFORMATION I-Type dictionary items.

Finding Tech Talent that fits your company's culture can seem like a hard task. There are many things managers can look at up front during the interview that can make your job easier.

We all know that there is more work than you can find qualified candidates. This session will help you develop better interview questions and procedures to help weed out the people that look good on paper, but don't really fit your company's needs.

From problem reporting and project management through change control and deployment with rollback, PRC can increase productivity while meeting your compliance requirements. PRC works within the MultiValue environment to automate change control and deployment while enforcing security and protecting the integrity of software and data. With PRC in place a company can move ahead with in-house development without restricting their ability to take vendor upgrades.

Never lose work, step on each others' work, or make a mess that you have to fix in live under the gun again. Whether a company wants to provide tracking and robust tools for programmer convenience or must take it all the way through to compliance, PRC meets the needs of the developers (even specifically the “Pickie” type of developer who is used to moving quickly and freely) and of management (even the accounting/auditor type of management who recoils at fast and free development) easily and conveniently from within the familiar environment.

Code Review and Coding for Testing are techniques that can offer quality and productivity improvements to any organization; large or small. Both are gaining traction in every industry and development platform, MultiValue need not be an exception.

This session will explore code reviewing - what it is, how it's done and what it can bring and will review ways to develop with function, unit, and white-box testing in mind.

Encryption in your data isn’t just an option any more. There are many Regulation and Compliance issues that affect business applications these days. This session will cover not just the "how to" setup and implement database encryption, but best practices for implementing encryption, PCI Compliance, and Health compliance.

Get an Introduction to Python programming. This session will cover syntax and structures and how they relate to languages you already know.

There are many different "Frameworks" and "Coding Methodologies," not to mention various "Best Practices." This session is designed to help Developers understand what each one brings to the enterprise, and how it can be used or combined with others.

Find out how MVC relates to MVP and MVVM. Talk about "Best Practices" when it comes to Desktop developer vs. Web development vs Mobile Development. See how they may or may not be related to MultiValue applications.

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