Alpha Five v11 Developer Kit Upgrade

Alpha Five v11 Developer Kit Upgrade


The fastest & easiest way to build powerful AJAX web and mobile database powered applications!

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Alpha Five Version 11 - Welcome to the future of web application development!

Alpha Five Version 11 sees the coming of age of Alpha Software's standards-based rapid database development platform; with the power to deliver information, to any location, on ANY web-enabled device. Alpha Five delivers a new “create-once, use-everywhere” development environment. From desktop to netbook, from tablet to smartphone, Alpha Five positively encourages an ‘accessible everywhere’ approach to information delivery over the web.

With the introduction of new calendar based scheduling support, geo-mapping capabilities, and stunning new video and image gallery components, Alpha Five takes web application development to the next level, but it doesn't just stop there. V11 also offers HTML reporting, great charting capabilities and an open-door policy welcoming the integration of .net components.

Along with gesture support for touch-driven devices, Alpha Five Version 11 is quite simply a virtual Swiss army knife no self respecting web app developer should be without. We think it’s fair to say that Alpha Five Version 11 represents the future of web application.

Desktop, Web, and Mobile - Alpha Five v11 is There for You Back to the top
The only HTML5 based rapid application development framework that meets your needs for powerful and secure Desktop, Web and Mobile applications.

Modern applications are increasingly expected to work on the web and on all major mobile devices from all the major manufacturers. With Alpha Five v11 we have embraced HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript and we are able to offer you a truly remarkable ‘build-once, run-everywhere’ solution!

Mobile Development Framework Back to the top
This rich and comprehensive new framework lets you build mobile applications (based on HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript) that extend your web applications and runs across multiple brands of mobile devices. These mobile applications look and behave like ‘native’ applications with full touch, gesturing, orientation and pinch/zoom support.

You build your mobile database application in Alpha Five ONCE and then you are able to run it across MULTIPLE mobile devices, including tablets as well as on your full screen desktop browser because it is all based on the modern web standards of HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript.

Top New Features in Alpha Five v11: Back to the top
  • Improved Quick Report Genie - The Quick Report Genie has had a major overhaul, making it easier to design better looking reports, more quickly.
  • Layout Table reports - This new type of report allows you to create better reports in HTML (including "drill down reports") and it allows your reports to be exported to a Microsoft Excel file (XLS file).
  • Linked Reports - Make your reports interactive by allowing you to "drill down" and see granule detail. For example, suppose you have a report that display sales figures for each month, a linked report would allow to click on a particular month and drill down to see sales for each day. You could drill down further see all of the invoices for a particular day.
  • Faster Application Server - Much of the Alpha Five Application server has been rewritten to provide faster and more robust performance (as well as to support future IIS compatibility.)
  • New CSS3 Style builder - There's a lot of excitement in the industry about CSS3, the newest specifications for cascading style sheets (which if you don't know is used for controlling the look and feel of web pages and applications). The all new style builder takes advantage of new CSS3 features and Alpha Five also includes attractive new component styles for building great looking applications.
  • .NET Framework - Allows your applications and Xbasic code to take advantage of the rich collection of objects built into the .NET framework. For example, the .NET framework includes support for both text to speech and speech recognition, which you could add to your applications. (Working examples are provided for text-to-speech, graphing, emailing, and controlling a serial I/O port)
  • New Class Syntax in Xbasic - Powerful new class syntax that supports data hiding (encapsulation) as well as new features in the code editor that make working with classes easier, including pop-up auto suggest that offer you the correct class names as you type.
  • Microsoft Excel Support - Your Xbasic scripts can now read, work with, and create native Microsoft Excel files (in both XLS and XLSX file formats). You have complete control over formatting, (including fonts, colours, etc.), and you can work with multiple sheets within an Excel file. You do not even need to install (or own) Microsoft Excel.
  • Xdialog Improvements - Xdialogs now allow full HTML formatting and now support many more web components, including the Tabbed UI control and the Dialog Component (which itself has been greatly improved in this release).
  • Charting - Alpha Five taps into the power of the .NET charting object, allowing you to easily adds charts and graphs to your reports and user interfaces, including desktop forms and web components. No 3rd party components are required.
  • Web Services Support - As a result of .NET integration, it is much easier to incorporate web services (like Google maps) into your application. So your applications can harness the power of distributed computing and augment functionality by interoperating with other servers on the Internet / Intranet.
  • Improved Dialog Component - The dialog component is a popular way to build custom web interfaces (instead of using a grid). The improved dialog component builder, now supports repeating sections and optional Genie-assisted data binding, among many other new features.
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