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Agenda

See the topics that were on the agenda at EDUC 2018. Here is also where we make the presentations available for you to download.

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First Day (Thursday, May 24th)
Second Day (Friday, May 25th)
Welcome
Team EDUC 
State of the Union

Business and technology are changing faster than ever. Data Access is investing to prepare our products and company for growth in the future – you will learn what we’re doing in this EDUC introduction.

Chip Casanave
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State of the Union
Chip Casanave
DataFlex – What’s Hot and What’s Coming Soon

Come hear all about the latest release of DataFlex. DataFlex 2017 adds exciting additions to SQL connectivity, Windows applications, Web applications and more. We’ll provide an overview of these features and also discuss the exciting new capabilities in the works for DataFlex 19.1.

Stephen Meeley
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DataFlex – What’s Hot and What’s Coming Soon
Stephen Meeley
DataFlex 64-bit & Unicode

Major work is being done to prepare DataFlex for the future. Harm Wibier will provide a status update on the project. 

Harm Wibier
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DataFlex 64-bit & Unicode
Harm Wibier
Break
DataFlex Reports

This presentation gives you a detailed guide through all the new features of DataFlex Reports 6.2 and show how these features and improvements can be used to create great looking reports. DataFlex Reports also contains improvements which will increase your productivity when creating new reports.

Vincent Oorsprong
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DataFlex Reports
Vincent Oorsprong
Dynamic AI

EDUC 2018 is a great opportunity to launch the pre-release of Dynamic AI V7 - finally!
Version 7 is a 64-bit, Unicode product, ready to run on Windows and Linux, supporting JSon and REST and Docker run for very easy Cloud deployment. So, what else? Carsten Sorensen will show that!

Carsten Sørensen
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Dynamic AI
Carsten Sørensen
Lunch
Introduction to JSON in DataFlex

The latest version of DataFlex includes a JSON parser class and a JSON Http transfer class. We will introduce you to JSON, explain why and how it is used, compare using JSON vs. XML and introduce the new JSON classes. We will all provide a quick introduction to REST and show how the JSON parser classes can be used to access REST-full services.

John Tuohy
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Introduction to JSON in DataFlex
John Tuohy
Using Managed SQL Connections

Managed SQL Connections simplify how you use SQL databases. This important addition to the DataFlex framework makes it easier than ever to use SQL databases. Find out all about this powerful new feature and see how it is used to create, maintain and deploy SQL applications.

Stephen Meeley
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Using Managed SQL Connections
Stephen Meeley
Break
We made the Back Button work!

A big step forward for DataFlex WebApps is the support for history management and meaningful URL’s in DataFlex 19.1. Harm Wibier will explain how this new feature will improve the usability of your WebApps.

Harm Wibier
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We made the Back Button work!
Harm Wibier
DataFlex, out of the box

DataFlex Studio comes with everything you need as a developer. But in its eco-system, there is more to than meets the eye. Nick will provide a quick update about techniques, tools and services that are not in the box. They are available now, or will be in future.

Nick Nikijuluw
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DataFlex, out of the box
Nick Nikijuluw
Cloud encounters of the Third Kind
This is a show-and-tell presentation by Mark Eppley, sharing the experiences during the journey of the Horizon (USA) developer team, into the Cloud. It involves project history, technologies used, hurdles conquered, goals for the future, and the ultimate process for moving an application to the web in a SaaS model.
Mark Eppley
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Cloud encounters of the Third Kind
Mark Eppley
Database Update Framework

The Database Update Framework is a DataFlex code based framework for making automated database updates, even remotely. Easily update customer’s data, before installing a new revision of software that relies on database changes, before the new software version can run. This presentation updates you to what is currently released and what comes next.

Nils Svedmyr
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Database Update Framework
Nils Svedmyr
Getting Your Applications Ready for the Next Generation of DataFlex

What kind of changes are going to be needed to get your applications ready for 64-bit and Unicode? Are your applications using the latest code and coding standards? What will be your strategy for moving your applications forward? We have answers and we have a suggested path that will get you there.  Learn how.  

John Tuohy
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Getting Your Applications Ready for the Next...
John Tuohy
Material Design

Take your DataFlex Webapp to the next level with the Google-inspired Material Theme. Not only does it provide a fresh coat of paint for your application, it can also improve usability by utilising depth through shadows, allowing you to accentuate certain elements. This presentation will guide you through the changes and improvements made, so you’re ready to upgrade your web applications.

Nigel Smink
Designer
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Material Design
Nigel Smink
Break
Security Matters

Adding good security measures to your projects can be difficult, and technological progress will force you to stay up to date. This presentation shows a number of things you should think about. It also demonstrates the new DataFlex Security library – a framework that will make some things a lot easier.

Jeroen Steehouder
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Security Matters
Jeroen Steehouder
DR Automated running of Reports

Michael discusses how he has benefited from DataFlex Reports as a developer, and a custom built framework that he developed with Sean Bamforth, for testing and automating DataFlex Reports. The testing framework allows the pre-definition of the parameters that a report will use, and schedules the report to Run as needed. It includes reporting from straight tables, database views, and embedded SQL statements. This allows the developer to test ALL the reports in an application, with one button click.  The resulting reports are printed to PDF files, which can be easily reviewed by the client. 

Michael Mullan
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DR Automated running of Reports
Michael Mullan
Lunch
Building modern and secure WebApps

The WebApp Framework is constantly extended with new controls and features. During this presentation you will see how you can utilize DataFlex 19.1 to upgrade your web application’s user interface and enhance its security and performance with Server Web Properties.

Harm Wibier
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Building modern and secure WebApps
Harm Wibier
Creating REST Services

Mike will look at how we can create RESTful JSON-based Web Services in DataFlex and some of the reasons it is important that we do that. In addition he will discuss some of the design constraints which make such services truly "RESTful", as opposed to simply being JSON-RPC over HTTP, and how we can go about meeting those in our APIs.

Mike Peat
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Creating REST Services
Mike Peat
Break
Skipping Windows!

Imagine modernizing a 30-year-old, 1000+ screen ERP from DataFlex 3.1d to 19.0 Web Touch/Mobile. Building tools, automate testing, manage customer expectations and scope creep. Opportunities & Lessons Learned.

Marco Kuipers
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Skipping Windows!
Marco Kuipers
Custom Web Controls (Gantt Chart)

Web applications do not have a limited or fixed set of standard UI controls. Welcome to the very fluid world of web controls. The open architecture of the DataFlex Web Framework allows developers to create libraries to add to the current set of controls. Henri will show the latest development at this front, including a new, data-aware library for developing Gantt charts.

Henri Reterink
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Custom Web Controls (Gantt Chart)
Henri Reterink
EDUC 2018 Awards & Closing statements
Peter Bragg
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