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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#GPTechConf Update to Controlling Mouse Cursor from Dexterity Tip


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAt last month’s Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2017 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, Mariano and I presented the session “Yet Another 25 Development Tricks and Hacks in 50 Minutes” with tips 51 to 75.

During this session, we presented a tip on how to control the mouse cursor from Dexterity. When developer, Mark Fuglie tried to use the tip, it did not work for him.

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#GPUGSummit Developers at GPUG Summit


David Meego - Click for blog homepageHey Developers… Are you attending the GPUG Summit 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee in October? If so, this article is to let you know about Microsoft Dynamics GP related Developer content at the conference.

I asked why there was not much content for developers at GPUG Summit and I was told that there are not many developers in attendance. I disagreed and requested a session for Developers, which Bob McAdam promptly organised … thanks Bob. 🙂

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#GPTechConf Update: Sessions for Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017 in Fargo, ND, USA


David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello again Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners.

Following on from my previous article about the sessions I am involved with at the Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017 (being held on the 8th to 10th August 2017 at the Microsoft Campus in Fargo, ND, USA), I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting one more session. This one is all about how developers can use GP Power Tools to make their work simpler and faster.

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#EV3Basic Using the Mindsensors Heat Sensor and Charmed Labs PixyCam with EV3 Basic


David Meego - Click for blog homepageContinuing my series about robotics and using non Lego devices with EV3 Basic, here is an article which demonstrates how to use a camera and heat sensor.

The Robocup Junior Australia competition has introduced a new Rescue division this year (2017) for a Maze rescue. The Maze rescue challenge is much closer to a real life example of a how a rescue robot can save lives.

Maze rescue does not involve any line following, as real buildings don’t have lines on the ground marking paths to follow. The robot must navigate a building, represented by a maze, by identifying walls and working its way around the maze. It needs to explore every corridor and room to locate victims wearing Hi-Vis vests (represented by bright colours on the walls) and identify whether a victim is alive or dead (by looking for a heat source).

This seventh article covers using the Mindsensors IR Temperature Sensor for EV3 or NXT and Charmed Labs PixyCam (CMUcam5) for Lego with the EV3 Basic extensions for Microsoft Small Basic.

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