Tampa 2020 - 20th to 23rd April, 2020

Event Schedule:

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.

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, and how to keep Continuity in your business during a disaster.

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.

There is a long standing argument in the industry that Re-architecting and modernizing existing business software costs more than replacing it with something new. In most cases, that is not the case, but providing the needed arguments, information, and other information to make the Re-architecting case is hard.

This session is both informational, as well as, an open conversation about promoting Re-architecting existing system.

From my beginnings with the Market America in 2006, we extensively used UV/Net across all our systems and environments. Here, we are going to detail how we have outgrown the capabilities of UV/Net and show how we leveraged U2 Data Replication to move some systems into the cloud while reducing our dependency with of UV/Net. Sounds impossible? It's been said that necessity is the mother of invention. UV/Net has been a sound technology for many years, and if your solution is all local (LAN vs. WAN), you can continue using it. However, once you extend applications to the cloud, UV/Net just cannot perform adequately.

U2 Data Replication is the answer! We moved from extensive UV/Net usage across all systems to leveraging U2 Data Replication across all of our environments with great success! We used it to assist in posting specific information to Couchbase via Kafka. Whatever our business needs, U2 Data Replication is the critical path.

Now, in 2020, our business relies on replication 24x7x365 – yours can too! You will see how you can use U2 Data Replication to push data to cloud servers, other databases as well as deprecating the need for UV/Net. Beyond that, we can explore how U2 Recoverable File System will play with the same solution.

In conclusion, our road to moving from a reliance on UV/Net to relying on U2 Data Replication has been a long one, with some bumps along the way. Now we have succeeded and rely on it daily for mission critical applications.

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.

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.

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.

Your business systems have been around for years, and the people that "know" how it works have retired. The documentation on its processes do not exist. It is now your job to figure out how it works and what is going wrong. Join Susan to find out how to use "Data Stratification" and "Archeology" to map your business systems.

This session is designed to better equip IT professionals to communicate the business value that MultiValue applications provide to a company's operations. We will talk about generating a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) statement that you can provide to management.

We'll look at the cost benefits of upgrading UI and reporting versus replacing the whole business application with a new system. We'll cover the license and maintenance costs involved and provide a few comparisons.

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.

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.

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