Back from wxDevCon with a few announcements


It’s been a little quiet at Uncle Pete’s Corner, at least as far as the Blog/Webinars are concerned. As most of you know I was busy prepping for the wxDevCon Developers Conference. We had a really great time, and my hat’s off to Tim Fischbeck and the rest of the team, this was by far the best conference yet, and if you didn’t come you missed a lot! Beautiful location, and many great presentations.

We did make a few announcements during wxDevCon.

First we announce that sometime this year (likely 2nd quarter) we will be offering a week long very indepth WebDev training course here in Biloxi, MS. The folks at wxDevCon got a preview of that course, which is based on the demo site NextAge Power, but there was only so much we could cover in 8 hours of presentation time. The week long course will be hands on, including building the entire site from scratch. We will start with the basic WebDev site, then enhance it with jQuery and CSS, and on the final day we will switch it from standard HF and Query logic to using the FileManager classes from Andy Stapleton, which will give you a good feel for the difference in development strategy and what the advantages are. Not only will you leave the class with a solid understanding of WebDev development principles, but you will also leave with the code for the fully function NextAge Power Website, which is a simplified version of a production bill payment portal developed for one of our clients. Class size will be limited to 10 to 15 participants as there will be a lot of one on one direct coding involved, so be sure to sign up quickly once we announce a date.

In the meantime, if you would like to take a look at the NextAge Power website, just shoot me an email, and I will set you up with a login ID for the demo site.


The second announcement made at wxDevCon, involved the formation of a new support resource founded by Andy Stapleton, Glenn Rathke, and myself. wxPerts, was create as a resource for that “I need help now” situation, where you have some code that you just can’t get to work, or your trying to use a WX function and it doesn’t seem to behave as expected. It is a per incident support service, that will get you quick help from a wxPert to get you unstuck and moving forward with your project. Along with per Incident pricing we will also be offering Quarterly Support options for those corporate clients that want to control their support budget. In the coming months there will be a lot more information available, and we will be adding a couple of additional wxPerts to the team, but in the meantime we are up and running and here if you need assistance. By the way, if you are curious and asking the question was that site done in WebDev, the answer is yes it was!! So don’t let anyone tell you that WebDev can’t create websites with a modern look and feel!

That’s all for now, I am sure all of use presenters will get back to doing webinars shortly, once we catch up! For those of you that made it this year, thank you for the support and the good times, I hope to see you all at the next one, as well as many new faces!

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