IBM recently rolled out a free mobile app for using IBM Redbooks. The app is available for Apple devices through the Apple App Store and Android devices through Google Play (search either store for “IBM Redbook”). Microsoft mobile devices are left out in the cold! Again.
Tag Archive: Tech tip
The question, “How can I FTP a binary file with AVR for .NET” has come up a time or two in tech support lately. Here is a quick and easy response to that question. As you’ll see, uploading a file with FTP with AVR for .NET is pretty simple.
Here is something new for the ASNA Newletter, a video article. This 20-minute video shows you how to create and then use a class library, a DLL, with AVR. This video is aimed at AVR coders with little or no class library experience. It shows the basics of creating a class library and then how to use it.
ASP.NET’s GridView is one of the workhorse controls in AVR browser-based apps. It generally serves as the primary replacement for a subfile; used for navigating to a row and then selecting something to do with that row. This article shows how to fix a nagging problem with the GridView: how to make multiple columns clickable and associate actions with those columns for the corresponding row.
Programming is a constant evolution thanks to changing technologies, the changes in languages and change in programming teams. With all that change programmers have to keep on the ball to maintain their edge. Here is a list of seven ways to becoming an even better programmer.
Virtually all AVR for .NET applications use a DataGate database name to connect to the application’s database server. This article shows how to soft-code a database name in either a Windows or ASP.NET application. Soft-coding your database names makes it easy to make runtime changes between database names–without the need to recompile and redeploy the application. With this technique, we’ll store database names in the project’s config file and then at runtime read, and apply, the soft-coded DB name.
Linux has a set of utilities provided under the umbrella of the “Advanced Packaging Tool.” One of its really handy components is a utility called apt-get. apt-get provides a way, via a command line, to install utilities and other software. While there are point-and-click ways to do this in Linux, diehards don’t do it that way, they use the command line.
Over the years, we have implored our customers to get, and learn how to effectively use, a version control system (VCS). Over the years, many have. And those customers won’t ever be making frantic phone calls to tech support hoping we can magically resurrect their source code from EXEs and DLLs. However, just as many haven’t yet embraced VCS and live their every programming day on the edge of the abyss of disaster. For all but the most trivial of software projects, good version control is essential.