Rolling Your Own MultiValue Web Connector - Part 1
In case you have been asleep the last few years, let us fill you in on some important news. The Web has taken over. In order to meet your customers' demands and stay competitive, the data in your MultiValuebased applications must be accessible by Web technologies. While there are a number of fine products in the MultiValue world to allow you to do this, if you are willing to get your hands dirty with a little bit of programming, you can accomplish a lot of this with tools readily available to you as open source.
Business Tech: Crazy People
The world demands synergy between business and technology, but the conversations between the two sides are often shouted across a gulf chocked full of misunderstanding. In the process, both parties sound crazy to each other until a commonality can be found. Chuck talks about how to address these issues and suggestions on how to find the commonalities so you no longer sound like "All those Crazy People".
Business Intelligence in the MultiValue Community
Business Intelligence is certainly not a new concept. It has been utilized by businesses for almost two decades. Due to the lack of native support for the non-first normal form database structures, it has not been an easy journey for the MultiValue community to adopt most Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. As a result, some MultiValue application providers have taken the strategic approach of using various ETL (extract, transact and load) processes to migrate the MV application data into a relational data warehouse or data mart. The end user community then performs their analysis on this derived data source. Dorien Gardner discusses other solutions and means to access MultiValue Business Intelligence without remapping into non-MultiValue database.
From the Inside July/August 2015
It is the time of year that I start planning for the next Spectrum conference. If you haven't yet seen the ad for the 2016 Spectrum, it will be April 11th-14th in The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, (Phoenix), Arizona. We are having it at the same venue in which the 2014 conference was held. While it's not the PGA, it also has a beautiful golf course, so bring your clubs!
Roll Your Own (Highly Experimental) MultiValue Database — Part 2
In Part 1 of this series we laid the groundwork. In Part 2 we will take a look at some basic file transaction functions. A database isn't a database if you can't CRUD(Create, Read, Update, Delete) it up.