#GPUGSummit Pre Pre Conference GPUG Academy Training


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSo here I am in Nashville, Tennessee USA where I should be listening to music and relaxing. But that is not to be.

Starting on Monday 2nd October, I ran a Dexterity Fundamentals 5 day bootcamp class for GPUG Academy.

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#GPUGSummit Welcome to GPUG Summit 2017 in Nashville, TN, USA


David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello from Nashville, Tennessee, USA, the “Home of Country Music” and location of this year’s Dynamics Communities User Group Summit which includes GPUG Summit along with the UGs for the other Dynamics products.

I have already been in town for a week as I came in on Friday 29th September in preparation for the Dexterity Bootcamp training which started on Monday 2nd October.

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Friday Funny: Don’t Say Velcro


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am flying to Nashville, TN, USA today for GPUG Summit and the pre conference Dexterity and GP Power Tools training I am presenting. Here is something fun, but with a serious underlying message.

A few days ago, the company that 40 years ago invented the “hook and loop” fastening, Velcro, released a funny video begging people to stop calling the fastening “Velcro” regardless of who actually made it.

They are trying to address the issue where the name of one of the most popular brands for a product becomes synonymous with the product itself. This becomes a problem as it is difficult to maintain a trademark when everyone is misusing the brand name. There is a legal ruling about not being keep a trademark that has become part of the common language.

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The Pseudo Science of Computer Software Bugs – Part 1


David Meego - Click for blog homepageEvery developer out there tries to write perfect computer software code.

Well, if they are not trying to write perfect code, they should be.

So, what is perfect code? One would hope it is code that functions as it was designed to. Even better if there are actual documented specifications and the software looks and behaves as described in the specifications.

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#SQLServer Working with Dexterity Dates and Times in Transact-SQL


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWhen Dexterity was first implemented on SQL Server for version 3.15, there was a number of decisions made on how to map the datatypes, fields and tables designed for ISAM platforms such as Ctree and Btrieve/Pervasive SQL to work on SQL Server.

One of the decisions was how to map the individual date and time control types to work with the datetime datatype in SQL Server.

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