The BASIS International Advantage
Number 2 - 2005
20th Anniversary Edition
Summarized TOC in PDF Format
BASIS Then and Now
By Peggy Lewis
OSI Solidifies OSAS Investment with BBj
Solid business planning helped shape and direct Open Systems Inc.'s future, launching BASIS' largest domestic BBj application.
With BASIS, Denver Computer Still a Mile High
Faced with the demise of their Business BASIC language provider, Denver Computer migrated their business application to BASIS
Grid to Order
This most anticipated BBj 6.0 enhancement offers programmer productivity gains by incorporating very versatile methods for
sorting data with the BBjStandardGrid object.
Safe and Retrievable Intellectual Property
The new CLEARP and enhanced SAVEP verbs provide a safe and dependable way to retain original code, perform maintenance with
unrestricted use, and prevent unauthorized access to your intellectual property.
PDF now also means Perfectly Displayed Forms
The newly extended BBjForm API can now create PDF output directly from BBj, giving BBj programmers a new and useful tool.
OpenOffice.org a Sweet New Suite
Deploy a set of office applications across a variety of operating systems while accessing data stored in BBj data files.for
VKEYED Files New Features for a New File Type
This new file type for variable length records, ideal for storing images and video clips in BLOBs, optimizes storage
requirements while allowing for dynamic addition and deletion of keys and giving programmatic access to embedded string
Tuning the Performance Analyzer
How BASIS enhanced the Performance Analyzer by using it on itself while enhancing the tool with significant improvements.
The State of the IDE
A sneak peek at some of the ambitious BBj 6.0 enhancements to the IDE and those planned for the future, including a new
comprehensive GUI development tool and more convenient ways to debug legacy code.
The Response File Responds Silently
BBj 5.0's new and powerful mechanism offers greater flexibility and more options that provides for total customization of the
entire silent installation.
Choices, Choice, Choices
A simplified look at the many deployment choices for BASIS products including one-, two-, and three-tiered configurations.