DataFlex community gets a productivity boost from new tools
Two new productivity tools have been contributed
to the Visual DataFlex developer community: a web based newsgroup
search engine and a spell checker for Windows applications.
Andersen of Sture ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark has published a
powerful, free Web-based tool for searching all of the Data
Access Worldwide newsgroups.
Search Page (WASP) is powered by the Visual DataFlex 9.1
Web Application Server, and features the ability to perform
free text searches of the entire contents of the Data Access
public newsgroups. WASP is built on the Visual DataFlex 9.1
platform using the embedded database. The WASP engine is also
what powers the search facility in Electos,
DAW's Web content management system.
Mr. Andersen about the application server's reliability, "After
having converted WASP to 9.1 it's been running 100% unattended."
Mr. Andersen is also the author of VDFQuery,
an end-user query tool that integrates directly into VDF applications.
again, Sture has given our developers a tool to enhance their
productivity. The Web Application Search Page is an invaluable
service and it's free," says Data Access' Vice President
of Product Management Stephen Meeley. "We can't thank
Sture enough for all he does for the Visual DataFlex developer
the recent DISD conference Tony Mackay of Anasazi
Software demonstrated a spell checker for Visual DataFlex
applications. Mr. Mackay announced that Anasazi would be donating
the tool to the Visual DataFlex community and allowing other
developers to integrate it with their applications.
look and feel is very similar to most of the typical spell
checker people are familiar with," says Mr. Mackay.
DISD attendee Nick Herlick of Herlick Data Systems about the
tool, "I can see a role for Visual DataFlex SpellCheck
right away in our application for non-profit organizations.
We will definitely follow up on that one. Good work!"
SpellCheck is slated for release this month.
are terrific examples of the DataFlex community actively and
generously at work and supporting each other's success,"
says DAW's CEO Chip Casanave.
a complete listing of support services available to application
developers, visit www.DataAccess.com/Support.