From The Inside May/June 2012
For me, it is the time of year to start planning for the rest of 2012 and what we are going to be doing in the beginning of 2013.
Clif Notes: Shut Up and Put Up
As I talk to MultiValue developers about modernizing and evolving their MultiValue applications into this millennium's technologies, I find that the conversations tend to fall into a set of patterns. I may have ten or fifteen conversations with people at the conference about this topic, but each of them usually mention only three or four of the same things. So in the hopes of giving you something to think about and alternate ways to approach the problem, I've identified a couple of these and have some suggestions for a different approach.
The Cost of Context Switching
A lot has been written about the subject of multitasking and context switching. Most of the articles against multitasking concentrate on a very narrow time definition of a task. This article takes a broader view
International Spectrum 2012 Conference Recap Interview
At the International Spectrum 2012 Conference, Nathan introduced a roundtable lunch panel with some of the regular Conference speakers. The attendees were invited to ask these panelists ad hoc questions, but as the moderator, Nathan didn't get to express any of his views. So we put him on the spot to hear his answers to some of the questions asked of the panelists, plus find out more about the conference and International Spectrum's plans.
Building RESTful Web Applications — Building a Website in MultiValue
This article about using widely available tools to build your website and using MultiValue to provide the data and the business logic presents a complete step-by-step example of using REST web services. OpenQM supplies the MultiValue data. All other tools are OpenSource.
Rolling Your Own Multivalue Web Connector: Part 3
This series has shown how easy it is to connect just about any MultiValue system to the web using a little bit of Basic, a little bit of PHP, and a single environment variable. Now that the basics have been covered, this final article in this series will tie up a few loose ends.
Automated Testing Part 2 - Unit Tests
Unit Tests are a fundamental building block in the modern Test Driven Design method of software development. Unfortunately, most of the literature on the subject concentrates on objectoriented design and programming. Even though several of our MultiValue platforms now support object-orientation, our legacy code from years ago does not. Second in a series, this article explores both the concept of Unit Tests and how to implement them in our non-object oriented environment.
Context Switching Link
Context Switching Link