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Q & A about HIPAA, GDPR, PCI compliant Software

By Lee Vasic - October 01, 2020

Alpha Anywhere has all the tools needed to build  
HIPAA, GDPR, PCI compliant Software 

Lee Vasic has been developing secure applications for companies that interface with Banking, DOD, and Medicare. 

You started your career developing banking software. How did that influence your security mindset? 
I worked in the banking industry years ago in Los Angeles, California. At that time, Los Angeles was the bank robbing capital of the world.  Friday afternoon was the most popular time for the banks to be robbed. Smart banks would double the guards. Others, with clueless branch managers, would limit the guard’s hours and would get robbed several times. It’s time for us as developers to double the guards.  
What happened to security when file servers started to replace mainframes? 
The mainframe was built with a foundation of security. It would sometimes take a week for a new employee to get an account to log in. The room where the mainframe was located was also secure with two-door authentication. You also needed two different key cards to get in the room plus someone had to buzz you in.  When the servers started to appear, they would just be put in an unlocked closet.  I remember at the time that file security was obfuscation. They didn’t tell anybody the names of the directories.  They seemed to be surprised when they got hacked. (How did they find my files?)
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Exploiting the Chrome debugger to help Alpha Anywhere developer to visually enhance user experience

By Doron Farber - February 21, 2020

We wanted to gray out some buttons when we need to disable them based on some conditions. This way the user gets the idea that these buttons are disabled. In a way, it is a user-friendly user interface. The user gets the visual understanding that these buttons are disabled, and they will not try to click and then realized that nothing happens.

If you use the Disable/Enable property in the UX component, the colors of the buttons will stay the same. The solution for that is quite simple. We need to find the actual inner HTML code for these buttons. For that purpose, we need to go into the Chrome debugger and see the actual HTML code for each button.

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Member Spotlight - Developer of the Quarter - Lee Vasic

By Lee Vasic - January 01, 2019

Developer of the Quarter - Lee Vasic 1Developer of the Quarter: Lee Vasic

IADN's Developer of the Quarter is Lee Vasic. Lee has worked in banking in Los Angeles, California, a DOD contractor in Salt Lake City, Utah and is currently developing Medicare and HIPPA compliant apps for Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty in West Jordan, Utah.

Lee has been a consistent resource for other IADN members at our Friday Webinars. He has been the featured presenter many times and never hesitates to jump in and show examples from his own library of applications, features, and techniques.
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10 Indications Your Company Needs Custom Software Development

By Steve Wood - November 15, 2017

Are you wondering if custom software development is the right direction to take for your business? Whether you are a New York or New Jersey company looking for new software or a complete revamp of existing systems, here are 10 signs that you should invest in custom software development rather than buying an existing software package.

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Forrester Wave™: Mobile Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2017

By Steve Wood - November 15, 2017

I would like to suggest that all software developers study the following article by Forrester titled The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2017.

Alpha Anywhere is listed as one of the top eleven Moble Low-Code Development Platforms. But that is not why I think you should study the article. Take a look at the first few pages where they analyze what kinds of applications are most popular and why companies are seeking applications built using a Low-Code Platform. It goes on to describe the type of developer that will adopt such a platform and what our strategy might be to grow our businesses.

Then, of course, go back and read how the various Low-Code Platform vendors stack up. It is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of whatever platform you might be using.

Custom Software Development 10 steps to engage with the client

By Steve Wood - November 06, 2017

Software development is often times a lengthy process requiring meticulous attention to detail. The process consists of a multitude of chronological phases which have to be performed and executed effectively. The beginning of custom software development should include heavy consideration to the requirements and focus on the overall objectives. 

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Why we selected Alpha Anywhere over Crystal Reports

By Nicholas Wieland - May 12, 2015

As a software solution provider, our clients need us to stay competitive and cost effective. This meant constantly reviewing the set of tools we use to provide our service. Because we specialize in Accounting, flexible and comprehensive reporting were of primary concern.

For many years our primary tools have been Crystal Reports (reporting), Dotnetnuke (website), Visual Basic (Windows Mobile Solutions) and our customers use QuickBooks Pro/Enterprise, Mas90, Navision, Macola, Exact and many other accounting packages.

So You're Thinking About Using Alpha Anywhere

By Steve Workings - January 31, 2015

This guide is for you if you are in need of a good database system. It's a big commitment after all. You'll invest a great deal of time, money and your future in that critical piece of software. You heard about Alpha Anywhere (and maybe wonder why you haven't heard of it before). You obviously discovered this web site. How can you learn more about Alpha Anywhere?

First, I'm going to give you a short list of reasons why Alpha Anywhere should be your choice. And second, I'm going to recommend other things you can do to learn more.

Creating Filtered Ordered DropDownBox Lists

By Steve Workings - June 12, 2012

Have you used the DropdownBox control for any of your fields yet? If you haven't, then you should consider trying it where appropriate. If you have, you may have run into a limitation in the point & click interface. The limitation is that there's no way to filter or order the records using the genies. Let's see what you can do about this.