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TechCon2019 Conference Sessions


Force for the Future, eXtending Your Reach

TechCon 2019, October 28 - 30, Las Vegas, NV.

BASIS International Ltd. invites you to register for TechCon2019 - "Force for the Future, eXtending Your Reach", Monday, October 28 to Wednesday, October 30 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Join fellow partners, resellers, and end users for three days of inspiring sessions and priceless networking opportunities. The first session is at 1 pm Monday and wraps up at noon Wednesday. 

Don't forget the hands-on training on Thur and Fri (Oct 31-Nov 1).


Session Categories:

Database Management System (DBMS)
Development Tools
System Administration
Application Building Blocks/Utilities


BBjingo Conference Game

The BBjingo conference game, a mobile web app built on BASIS technology, was a great hit two years ago and it met its goal of facilitating interaction and networking between attendees. We have a new game for 2019. We’ll show you how to play it and tell you about the prizes you can win. We'll also give you a quick peek under the hood to show you a few of the noteworthy technology components from BASIS that powers the game.

Strategic Marketing and BASIS Professional Services

Aside from your development expertise, you probably need to re-energize your business thinking about presenting and selling to new and existing customers. Your development efforts using BASIS' utilities like the digital dashboard and the change auditing are extending the life and relevancy of your application, but how do you get the word out to your client base? In what ways can BASIS assist in getting a project moving or across the finish line? What about marketing support?

The New Java Minefield

Oracle's announcement of the end of free Oracle Java has caused concern and confusion in the application development community. What are your choices as a provider or user of BASIS-based technology? This session will provide you with all the answers to the questions you’ve asked and endeavour to answer any new ones you raise in the session. Come prepared!


JavaScript Events in the BBjHTMLView Control

BBj’s ability to seamlessly integrate with JavaScript, and take advantage of the wealth of open source JavaScript libraries, is showcased in this session. The new BBjGridExWidget plug-in is a modern data grid with useful features like sorting, filtering, and drag & drop. Its innovative HTML and JavaScript-based UI architecture provides significantly better performance than its predecessors. The session also presents the Chromium Engine offering faster performance and more functionality than the JavaFX HtmlView, and doesn't require the installation of additional libraries.

BBx 19

The release of BBx version 19, incorporating PRO/5 and Visual PRO/5, is the most feature-rich revamp of “BBx” in nearly two decades. Without any data or application code changes, your applications have access to data replication, triggers and asynchronous triggers, task scheduling, change auditing, the digital dashboard, the email utility, web services and more. In fact there is so much functionality included in this release that we have two sessions dedicated to exposing all the goodies inside. Best of all, we made it available in a single download and the configuration is simpler with the new installer.

Database Management System (DBMS)

Compare BBj File Types + Transforming your Data without any Downtime

It is easy to migrate to newer file types like VKEYED and XKEYED files as part of an upgrade path. Expansive KEY formats greatly extend your query options and literally bring your historical and live data to life. ESQL offers SQL-only access and additional capabilities like rollback. Online copy jobs have been available for years but you might not be aware of their usefulness. This session will demonstrate use cases for transforming your data in real-time using after-read and before-write triggers and the database update wizard.

Development Tools

What's New in the BDT?

Eclipse BDT (Business BASIC Development Tools) provides plug-in tools for Eclipse that support developing BBj software applications. This session explores the latest plug-ins, BASIS community forums, the latest WindowBuilder features, and numerous tips and tricks for your application development that will deliver greater productivity gains.

System Administration

Zero Deployment 

Zero deployment is here! Change brings opportunity, a saying that is validated by Oracle’s abrupt withdrawal of Web Start from Java. BASIS has stepped into the breach, and in this session we’ll cover a simpler, faster and easier methodology for delivering your BASIS applications to the desktop or the browser. We’ll also review the dynamic jar downloading technology of the new classloader debuting in BBj 19.10 that made it all possible. We’ll cover great new functionality of the updated installer that can download requested packages ‘on the fly’.

Enterprise Manager Enhancements

Metrics, Disaster Recovery, License usage, new Filters and more. We use the open-source Prometheus monitoring and alerting package to collect and export various system metrics to Grafana. Grafana is an open-source visualization tool that generates beautiful, browser-based, interactive, and highly-customizable visualizations of system metrics. We’ll also demonstrate the key benefits of BASIS’ data replication functionality to offload ad-hoc or batch reporting tasks from a production server, and facilitate near-real time copies of production data for disaster recovery from events such as ransomware attacks.

Java's Garbage Collection

BASIS Support is frequently asked about Java's garbage collection and the new algorithm in Java 11. In this session we’ll explain some of the mysteries of Java’s memory management and explore the tools we use to determine how to optimize memory usage in your application.

Application Building Blocks/Utilities

BASIS Technology Adoption in AddonSoftware and Barista

The most recent release of AddonSoftware includes several exciting features, some courtesy of Barista. You should consider these for your application development - integrated credit card payment, ACH payments in Accounts Payable, and carrier data exchange for shipment tracking. Also, see the new Document Management Barista-based subsystem in action.

BASIS Components Library and BBj Plug-Ins

BBj Plug-ins are designed for BBj developers who want to add feature-rich components and controls to their BBj project. In contrast to the Utilities and Building Blocks that are shipped with BBj, Plug-ins are most often Open Source and are maintained independently from the BBj release cycle. They are "The Caffeine for your BBj Development!"


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