Tampa 2020 - 20th to 23rd April, 2020

Event Schedule: Sessions for April 20th

Mon 08:00 AM

International Spectrum registration. Open during the full conference hours.

Join Nathan Rector, President of International Spectrum, for the conference welcome address. See what the MultiValue market and International Spectrum has been doing this past year and what the plans are for the future.

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.

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.

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

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.

Companies have moved to using PDF to send invoices and product catalogsto their customers these days. Most business applications require youto print or display PDF and then hand enter the data. Join David tosee how to scrape the data directly from PDFs and import it into yourBusiness systems without hand entry.

Mon 12:00 PM

On your own for lunch.

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.

Everyone has large files that need to be selected or processed.Depending on the complexity of the selection requirement, this couldtake longer than users want to wait. Throwing hardware at the problemdoesn't always solve it. Join David to learn how to create indexes tospeed up record processing.

Over the past few years, the Rocket R&D team has made significant performance and security improvements to D3. And because you rely on your D3 app every day to help run your business, we always want to ensure you make the most of your investment. If you're interested in learning new ways to maximize your Rocket® D3® application investment, be sure to attend this session presented by John Bramley of NexusTek, a valued Rocket Software partner, where he'll cover:

  • Why you should upgrade
  • The latest features and how you can leverage them to benefit your business
  • What's new in D3 10.3.1 and why you should care

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.

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.

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.

PHP Workshop
Mon 03:30 PM

As a powerful, flexible, easy to learn, and easy to deploy language, PHP provides a platform for an easy transition into web technologies. In this session we'll look at the basics of PHP and discuss how we can leverage Realtime MultiValue data and programming from a web context.

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.