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Security Concerns Outside The Software

There are many attack vectors outside the programming for gaining access to your company's data. This video reviews labelling and security techniques that can be helpful.

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Exploring OO Programming In The ABL

A 30 minute look at using the OO abilities of Progress' ABL to create common data structures.  Introduce the idea of how objects can act as "toolkits." Some speaking about how the ABL has beneficial features and how it could be improved.  This is very source code intensive.

 

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Secure Web Application Development

Some questions came up recently about developing web applications and what measures should be taken to protect the company, as well its customers, from trouble making on the internet. I said I would put together a quick movie on some points and make it available. It looks at issues on the page, subsystems used, logins/sessions, data, legal consequences, and developer guide creation. The page includes a downloadable .mov with narration as well a .pdf of the presentation used. The movie should take about 33 minutes to view.

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Software Estimating

Software estimation is a complex process that requires many deliverables. This presentation aims to introduce some techniques in software estimation focusing on sizing with a statistical method.

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Business Reasons For Upgrading and Adding Software

Often the most compelling reasons for business decision makers for making an upgrade of software is not the new technical features but with business reasons. Technical champions often overlook the business reasons for making changes to a company's software portfolio. This presentation hopes to aid the technical champion in developing a business case for implementing new changes in the systems.

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Financial Analysis for Software Business Decisions

These days describing the benefits of your technology project and measuring its results financially is growing every more important. In this economy, the spigot for the latest whiz bang feature of the latest upgrade grind has been turned off. This presentation is for technology workers and managers to better describe not just the technical reasons for a proposed technology but the financial ones too.

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Consuming a Web Service via the Advanced Business Language

A step by step tutorial on accessing web services using the Advanced Business Language (ABL) by Progress Software Corporation.

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Creating Web Services with the Web Service Adapter

A step by step tutorial on creating web services using the Web Services Adapter provided by Progress Software Corporation using the Advanced Business Language. It starts with a simple calculator program to installing Tom Cat JSE to configuration of all the peices.

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