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It’s time. Synergy/DE 12.0 has arrived
When It Comes to Legacy Systems, It’s Hip to Be Square
Calling all license admins
Synergex Professional Services at your service
Tech Tip: Known causes of file corruption
Synergy/DE 11.1.1h Is Here
How We Successfully Pulled Off Our First Remote Conference
MVVM or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ViewModel
What’s New in the Resource Center?
Elevate Your Endpoints
Tech Tip: Determining the installed version of Synergy/DE
Announcing Synergy/DE 11.1.1g
2021 DevPartner Conference
Important REV11 Licensing Info
Tech Article: Achieving DevOps through Continuous Integration
Thanks for Sharing (customer survey)
9 Windows Tips and Tricks You Should Know
Tech Tip: Verifying whether an optional parameter was passed
11.1.1f has arrived
REV11 licensing Jan 1 requirement
The game is afoot!
Tech Article: Unit Tests
Everyone loves a success story
What are we blogging about?
Tech Tip: Using Synergy logicals in .NET code
11.1.1d is here
isutl: The Next Generation Harmony Core webinars
Unit Testing in Traditional Synergy
Synergy developer community Tech Tip: Locating OpenSSL libraries after upgrading to Synergy/DE version 11
11.1.1c patch is available
Synergy DevPartner Conference postponed
Modifying Strings Without Getting Strung Out
What are we blogging about?
Make sure you’re getting the most out of the Synergy developer community
Are your development needs being met?
Tech Tip: Making sure changes to code in Visual Studio projects are reflected at runtime
Synergy/DE product roadmap
2020 DevPartner Conference agenda
Presenting in Synergy/DE 11.1.1: Select.Where.Like
Harmony Core office hours
Functional testing for Synergy web services with ASP.NET Core
Need software development consulting?
Tech Tip: How to upgrade a system with a backup license server to REV11 licensing
Synergy/DE 11 is here
Introducing REV11 licensing
2020 Synergy DevPartner Conference registration
Are you protecting yourself from upcoming security threats?
Harmony Core office hours
Select Join Optimization
Is your application ready for 2020?
Tech Tip: Simple method to launch web browser on Windows from traditional Synergy
Announcing Synergy/DE 11 beta
Save the Date: 2020 Synergy DevPartner Conference
Upcoming Office Hours webinars
UK Tech Days
An open letter to managers hiring Synergy developers
Up your security game
Tech Tip: How to obtain the UTC time in Synergy
Synergex Tech Days
Announcing 10.3.3g Patch
What’s Up With Harmony Core?
Synergy/DE 11 beta release coming soon
Tech Tip: Deleting directories with traditional Synergy
Office move announcement
2018 Synergy DevPartner Conference recap
EditorConfig: The key to consistent coding style in Visual Studio
View Trackers in Synergex Resource Center
Big Code: Dealing with SEGBIG issues
Using the Power of PowerShell with Synergy
Tech Tip: Considerations when converting an XML handle to a string using %STRING_FROM_HANDLE
Announcing Synergy/DE 10.3.3f
Last chance to register for the 2018 Synergy DevPartner Conference
Installation Authoring and Testing Techniques
Development projects piling up? Let us help!
Tech Tip: $ERR_FILFUL when file is less than maximum size allowed
See where Synergy’s headed with our 2018 product roadmap
Synergy product ordering made easy(er)
Taking Aim at the Credit Card Security Target
The 2018 Synergy DevPartner Conference will be here soon
Big Code: Dealing with SEGBIG issues
Tech Tip: “Invalid operation join (on)” error after updating
Your input makes Synergy/DE better!
Synergy/DE 10.3.3e provides SDI enhancements and quality improvements
Manage your licenses online
Join us in New Orleans for the 2018 DevPartner Conference
What a cracking Idea – How participating in the Resource Center Community can improve your Synergy tools
Synergex Professional Services at your service
Select performance AND optimization OR optimization
Our training videos are now at your fingertips
Synergy/DE 10.3.3d Delivers Important Features and Fixes
A New Interface for Synergy/DE Online Documentation
“D” Is for Developer
Our History Summed Up…So Far
Conference Videos Live on YouTube!
Tech Tip: Issue in isutl 10.3.1b – 10.3.3c.
Synergy/DE 10.3.3c delivers valuable features and fixes
How much memory does your sort really want?
Don’t pass the buck to the runtime!
Jodah’s trip to Atlanta
The Synergy DevPartner Conference: “Go. Learn. Stay current”
See what you missed!
Tech Tip: Writing to an ISAM file hangs, but reading the file works
Synergy/DE 10.3.3b provides full support for traditional Synergy development in Visual Studio
Is the conference on your radar?
Check out our new logo!
Tech Tip: “Unsupported server version/Feature not available” errors occuring in an xfServer upgrade
Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar for the 2017 Synergy DevPartner Conference: May 8-12
Has anyone ever asked you “What is Synergy DBMS and how does it compare to Relational Database Management Systems”?
Do you ever wonder why Ace answers his own questions?
Join us for a day, reap the benefits for years to come
Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3
DO examine and modify your Synergy data
Do you want to know what issues have been reported or fixed in your version of Synergy/DE?
Tech Tip: Debugging Visual Studio crashes
Calling Synergy DBL users in Europe
Pick a version, any version
Tech Tip: Unexpected “Login Failed or MaxUser” error on
xfServerPlus system Replicating data to SQL Server
CodeGen 5.1.4 released
Announcing Synergy/DE 10.3.3a patch for Windows and Linux
The reports are in: Jack Henry saves memory, time with new PDF reporting
Join the Select who Select using Join
Tech Tip: Fixing TOKUDF errors (“Symbol already uniquely defined”)
Are you hiring new programmers? Need to train existing programmers on the latest features in Synergy DBL?
The 2016 Synergy DevPartner Conference: “Synergy rocks!”
Your developer tools just got even better
Introducing the Synergex Resource Center Community
For security compliance, update to current Synergy/DE version
Important information if you are upgrading to Xamarin 4.1
Deadline is looming for free Windows 10 upgrade
Windows Update automatically downloads Windows 10 – what this means to Synergy/DE users
Paving the way to Visual Studio
WebDocs updated and expanded
Get your new employees up to speed quickly on Synergy/DE
Synergy/DE 10.3.3 to debut at Synergy DevPartner Conference next week
Get ready to interact with your Synergy community
Keynote: Cyber security expert to speak at Synergy DevPartner Conference
One IDE to rule them all
The ‘types they are a-changin’
Announcing new SDI developer build—required for Visual Studio 2015 Update 2
Got a UI Toolkit application you’d like to modernize?
IPv6 is coming! IPv6 is coming!
The stars have aligned—Microsoft’s plans now synchronize with Synergex’s founding principle of portability
A Sneak Peek at the Synergy DevPartner Conference!
The Writing Is on the Wall! Join Our 2016 Calendar Game!
Sign of the Times: Improved Ordering with DocuSign
Registration is now open for the 2016 Synergy DevPartner Conference!
Dream it and Reap: How Turn-Key Benefited Immediately while Transitioning Gradually from OpenVMS to Windows
Tech Tip: Did you know you can use the latest and greatest DBMS utilities even when using an older version of Synergy?
Back-end to the future: Jackson Lumber migrates their back-end solution from an OpenVMS-hosted
xfServerPlus solution to a Windows-hosted WCF solution with native Synergy .NET Synergy supports newly released Visual Studio 2015 Update 1
The mystical world of client/server applications in TCP/IP
Save the date for the 30th annual Synergy DevPartner Conference!
Turn-Key turns to Synergy/DE License Manager to protect their software
Need to debug on another machine? Sit back and use the remote
Introducing the new Synergex Blog
Tech Tip: License Manager generates 10061 System error
Synergy/DE 10.3.1b is available for download
Free Mai Tais. Security can’t afford to take a vacation: Strengthen your application’s security with Synergy/DE 10.3.1b
OpenVMS customers: Join us at the upcoming OpenVMS Boot Camp
Synergy ventures into Universal Windows apps
2015 DevPartner Conference tutorials now available online
Get started today with Visual Studio 2015!
What’s in it for you when Synergy/DE sim-ships with Visual Studio?
Use Synergy/DE 10.3.1b for Windows 10
Synergy/DE 10.3.1b stays vigilant with heightened security compliance
Why is that first WCF operation SO slow?
Synergy/DE 10.3.1a is available on all platforms for download
The DevPartner Conference results are in
DBL’s long-standing Synergy with Visual Studio
Source control becomes source of pride: Fleet Factors improves processes, productivity after PSG engagement
Where.In is where it’s at: Using Select Where.In to optimize your code
Where else can you find so many Synergy/DE developers and experts under one roof?
xfServer goes mobile Scanners offer American Dryer a cleaner way to update inventory
What’s hot in Synergy? Find out at the Synergy DevPartner Conference
Internationally renowned UX authority Billy Hollis to speak at the 2015 Synergy DevPartner Conference
Synergy now supported on more devices. Announcing full support for iOS, plus PCL support for Windows Phone and Windows Store
Introducing SDI developer builds. New Synergy “developer builds” support the latest updates of Xamarin tools and Visual Studio
Developing for Android and iOS. Here’s how to deliver your existing Synergy .NET application to Android or iOS
End of life coming for older versions of OpenSSL
Calling all Synergy developers! Register today for the 2015 Synergy DevPartner Conference May 11-15 in Philadelphia, PA
Licensed to roam. Discover how Synergy device licensing differs from traditional licensing
TECH TIP: Ensuring data integrity with binary data
Put the power of Synergy into the palm of your hand. Synergy/DE 10.3 brings native Android, iOS support plus a ton of new features and enhancements!
On the road with Synergy-enabled devices. Learn from Rural Computer Consultants’ success with devices and find out how they’re saving customers thousands.
The changing world of agile product releases. Read the latest blog post from Synergex CTO Roger Andrews
Reasons to be cheerful. Read the latest blog post from Richard Morris, Synergex Technology Evangelist
Synergex’s 2015 Synergy DevPartner Conference will take place May 11-15 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Automated Systems, Inc’s SynergyDE-based Insite app helps Currie State Bank compete with the big guys!
A Spooktacular eQuiz for the Halloween Whiz. Can you figure it out?
TECH TIP: An addition operation involving decimal variables and literals sometimes shows the ^A results with leading zeros. Why?
Get a sneak-peek at our new Synergex Resource Center. Give us your input!
Synergy Interop migration offers Jack Henry huge gains in productivity and code quality
TECH TIP: Applications in Workbench are unable to find System32 DLLs or EXEs. Why?
Synergy/DE 10.3 Beta – Develop for Mono, Android, Plus Synergy DBL Integration for Visual Studio enhancements and More!
Warning: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RC causes Synergy Projects to crash Visual Studio
TECH TIP: Make
xfServer environment variables available to a web application hosted on IIS
Synergy DevPartner Conference 2014 in Birmingham, UK
Worth the Wait: Version 10’s Multi-user Repository
TECH TIP: Getting a “Cannot access network license server” error when Windows Firewall is enabled
Synergy DevPartner Conference Customer Demo
The DevPartner Conference: There’s No “One-Way” About It
Synergex Achieves Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency for 9th Year
Out of Scope, but Not Out of Mind
TECH TIP: Worbench no longer appears on Start screen
Announcing Synergy/DE 10.1.1c
What Have Synergy/DE Customers Been Asking about This Year?
Steering Your Application Toward the Future
Overcoming Performance Problems Associated with Upgrading to Windows Server 2012
TECH TIP: %SYSERR returns error even though last Synergy I/O call returned successfully
Bit Shifting Operators Come to Synergy .NET
Quiz – Is Love in the Air? – Test your knowledge of enumerations as bit fields thus creating a collection of flags
Leading Australian corporate management software company launches 100% Synergy.NET-based Dashboard
TECH TIP: Determining which source code version created a binary file
Microsoft launches VS 2013; Synergy Developers can benefit immediately
Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
Get your solution “Connected” with Synergy/DE v10
TECH TIP: ISUTL error “Duplicates detected – records moved to exception file”
Announcing Synergy/DE 10.1.1b
PSG Blog: Synergy and XAML in Harmony
PSG Blog: UI Consistency 101 – Put some “Style” into your application
PSG Blog: Become Master of your AppDomain – Thread your way through Synergy.NET
Why we’re partial to Partial Methods
Quiz – Are you up for the Challenge? – Do you pass a Property as the argument to an “out” or “in” parameter?
Snapshots in a snap – Recover previous data states with ISAM Change Tracking
TECH TIP: Ranging errors with string variables will cause “Unhandled Exception” errors at runtime in Synergy.NET code
Quiz – Synergy/DE Pros, can you answer this one? – Using the unit testing capabilities built into Visual Studio for testing code and returning proper results
C# to Synergy DBL conversion tools now convert solutions
Are you ready for the demise of Windows XP? – See what Synergex CTO Roger Andrews has to say
TECH TIP: Error message: “List’s load method not found”
Quiz – Can you figure out the results of this Code example? – Tests proper handing of Optional Parameters in your code and consider using Synergy Objects instead
Synergy/DE supports preview release of Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 8.1
Improving software quality and QA productivity through Automated Testing
TECH TIP: How to get Intellisense to recognize files as Synergy source files
New Synergy/DE 10.1.1a patch delivers more than fixes – See the new features that improve code optimization
Introducing the power and flexibility of ISAM REV 6
TECH TIP: Which libraries do you need when running Synergy/DE on Linux?
Quiz – Synergy/DE Pros, can you figure out this one? – Learn more about Micro Substitutions and how it can keep your code “clean” for reading the flow of a function
To infinity and beyond – How a Synergy/DE customer changed app to Multi-Tier application
I support incremental loading – Windows 8 support for infinite scrolling!
TECH TIP: Unable to set Width property of a .NET form to less than 132 pixels
Quiz – What’s wrong with this code? – Things to remember when working with the XML parser – instantiate it!
Asynchronous programming: What you’ve been Awaiting for to improve responsiveness of your application
Paradise by the dashboard light – A fully functional interactive dashboard written in Synergy.NET!
“One of the best European airports” selects Synergy/DE-based ALDIS airport software
TECH TIP: Printing a PDF file in Synergy/DE
Quiz – Can you guess which code implementation gets accessed for an instance of Spring? – Learn how Synergy.NET supports classes that provides a mechanism for a form of multiple Inheritance
IP-based licensing makes its debut in Synergy/DE version 10
TECH TIP: Unable to create VTX14.so database driver for MySQL on Linux
Quiz – For St. Patty’s day, review the code to choose odds of getting Murphy’s Irish libation! – A function that derives its initial random seed from the current date and time to determine the odds
Greater productivity with Visual Studio 2012
William Mooney Blog: Windows 8 – If I can do it, so can you!
TECH TIP: Removing a product generates the error: “Error opening installation log file. Verify that the location specified ‘log.file’ exists and is writable”
Quiz – Can you figure out the output of this program? – Learn what happens when you cast an alphanumeric value as a string and as an object and then compare them for equality
Synergy/DE 10.1 has been released! – It will take you wherever you want to go
Nullable ain’t nothin’! – How to use nullable types
The changing face of data – PSG Blog from Richard Morris
HTTP API enhancements in version 10 – PSG Blog from Steve Ives
TECH TIP: Building using a .NET DLL
Quiz – If a DLL routine is opened but fails to close what happens on a second call to it? – Test your knowledge of opening and closing DLL routines multiple times using the %DLL_ calls
Synergex International Corporation has new leadership
Synergex announces KitaroDB – A free NoSQL database for the next generation of applications!
Pinning Synergy/DE application in Windows 8 – Utility giving quick access from single Windows tile
Synergy/DE 10: The version too big for a byte – Ensuring your development won’t be affected
Quiz – What is the output of our latest challenging code? – Learn to keep functions with the same name in different namespaces straight
Synergy/DE supports newly-released Visual Studio 2012 – Develop modern apps across Microsoft’s platforms
Yeild better code in Version 10 – Using Synergy .NET v10
Sendig us data so we can help you troubleshoot an issue? STOP!
Welcome back, DBL! – Blog from the General Manager
TECH TIP: Print preview displays incorrectly in Synergy Windows printing API
Quiz – Can you figure out the output of our Code? – Highlights the new Lamdba statement in Synergy.NET & shows the compiler’s improved type resolution using .NET Framework
TECH TIP: Seemingly valid code fails to compile with an “Invalid initializer” error
Quiz – Can you pick the code line that will correctly display a Euro symbol?
Test your knowledge of displaying a Euro symbol to an open terminal channel
The dreaded Record Lock: It appears without warning, leaves no trace, and instills rage in the innocent users who encounter it!
TECH TIP: Invaluable tools to help you troubleshoot Synergy .NET assemblies
Quiz – Can you figure out this Code question?
– Test your knowledge of the Dblproto utility and Prototyping your code
Introducing Synergy/DE WebDocs – Access specific Synergy info via traditional Web search
A Fond (and Overdue) Farewell – To UI Toolkit’s gblctl.def & lstprv.def
PSG Blog – Updates on CodeGen, Windows 8, and more!
TECH TIP: Error: “Shared library located outside of
SYS$SHARE not found” Quiz – How well do you know your UI Toolkit routines?
– How to prevent losing data in an input field if you exit without hitting Enter
Generic methods and delegates
TECH TIP: Prompted for a reboot when installing Synergy/DE 9.5.3a – Why?
Quiz – Can you determine the output of our sample code?
– Learn the Powers and Dangers of using Override Properties in Synergex
Deploy your Synergy applications faster and easier with ClickOnce
Free Code for Synergy developers – Parse XML files with over 65,534 characters on a line
TECH TIP: Errors when installing Synergy/DE – “Unidentified Publisher” or “The certificate in the signature cannot be verified”
Quiz – Figure out our Printing code results?
– You need to know your “For Loops” and the true value of a “^b operator” value
Liberated development – Synergy Language Integration (SLI) for Visual Studio
CodeExchange – Calling C routines from Synergy and vice versa on OpenVMS
TECH TIP: Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) can prevent access to libraries used by Synergy/DE
Quiz – Solve our code question and learn something?
– Challenge your knowledge of basic Low-level Windows calls
CodeExchange – Add PDF capabilities to your Synergy apps
Spotlight on Synergy/DE: Extending the Unextendable
TECH TIP: “psect $DBL_FXD4CTL” warnings on OpenVMS
Quiz – Test your skills with Classes!
– Learn how Synergy/DE’s strong rules about private members enable full encapsulating of the inner workings of classes
Keeping up with industry security standards – UI Toolkit making PCI compliance easier
CodeExchange – Demystifying ArrayLists
TECH TIP: ILASM errors when trying to run dblnet
Quiz – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Is our sample Windows application wearing any Green?
– Refresh your knowledge of Low-level Windows routines to solve this quiz
Now that’s a good cup of Joe – Synergy/DE 9.5.3 includes hot Java features for
xfNetLink deployments Google It
CodeExchange – You can use Google Maps APIs in Synergy applications
TECH TIP: Unexpected
xfServerPlus connection error Quiz – Can you figure out what our Sample Program’s output?
– Be prepared with your skillset of ‘Bit Sets’ and ‘For Loops’ to solve this Valentine’s Day quiz
OpenVMS Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
Are “Lamdbas” just Greek to you? – An introduction to Lamdbas for Synergy Developers
Bit CodeExchange – Get a head start on Synergy .NET development
TECH TIP: ILASM error when trying to run dblnet
Quiz – Find the answer to this sample program
– Working with complex data structures, are you ready?
Synergy/DE 9.5.3 Enhancements – DBMS files, U_Edit, Lambda functions, Synergy Language Integration, and More
Hooked on Synergy DBMS – Possibilities abound with the new
IOHooks class TECH TIP: Limitations on using XCALL COPY on OpenVMS
Quiz – How efficient are you with your calculation code? – Test your ability with the use of a d28 field for greatest accuracy
Bit CodeExchange – RemoteServer enables you to compile remotely on Unix & OpenVMS systems with Workbench
TECH TIP: Data corruption using
xfServer over a VPN Quiz – How well do you know the RANDM subroutine?
– When using an integer field, just what do you get back from the RANDM subroutine, find out
Synergy/DE based application first in its industry to provide one-step remote electronic check deposit
Support for multiple Synergy/DE versions on one machine has come to an end with v9.5.1
CodeExchange – Chose the best client/server architecture for your application
xfServerPlus service is not restarting after a reboot Quiz – Don’t get Boxed up with this Quiz?
– How well do you know your primitive data types and their boxed equivalents?
CodeExchange – Get information on calls from and to a routine
TECH TIP: Getting an ActiveX list in UI Toolkit composite window to load completely
Quiz – Is your coding too clever, to excess? Find out with our sample code
– Learn how excessively clever code can get you into trouble!
Powerful, home-grown Synergy app gets a new Infragistic’s front end
CodeExchange – Have you ever wanted to code a Synergy program to transfer files via FTP?
TECH TIP: VSLICKCONFIG error in Workbench
Quiz – Watch your Math parameters in your code
– Know your parameters and how they are declared when using them for math calculation in your code
Synergy/DE 9.5.1b patch released
TECH TIP: Workspace in Workbench not restored
Quiz – Learn some good programming tips from this quiz
– Three good lessons to learn from this programmer’s quiz, learn what they are!
Picture Perfect – Major UK photo developing company migrates Synergy OpenVMS to new platform
CodeExchange – Access United States Postal Service information from your Synergy application
TECH TIP: Internal runtime failure: HATFNC when using DD_ routines
Quiz – Do you know your ASCII character codes?
– Find out what the Synergy/DE call %CHAR(2764) returns to you!
xfNetLink Java and Encription PSG Blog – Exposing WCF Services using
xfNetLink .NET PSG Blog – All Hooked up(Circa 1957, Elvis Presley)
CodeExchange – Generate
xfMethod and xfParam sttribute statements from existing Synergy source code or your current SMC data TECH TIP: Too many column returned by query
Quiz: Do you really know what the routine %NUMARGS tells you?
– Find our how it can fail you and your code if not used correctly
Extending your Synergy applications with MEF
PSG Blog – Building distributed apps with Synergy/DE and WCF
CodeExchange – Send an email from a Synergy program
TECH TIP: Licensing error on a Windows machine with both 32 and 64-bit Synergy/DE installed
Quiz: How well do you know Repository Schemas?
– Be careful when referencing a field from within Repository that is not unique, problems can occur
Constraints on generic types
And the Winner is – Rural Computer Consultants, awarded Minnesota Small Business Persons of the Year
CodeExchange – ISAMUtils routine provides a handy GUI wrapper to several ISAM utilities
xfServerPlus environment variable confusion on UNIX Quiz: How well do you know your UI Toolkit window coloring calls?
– See the diffence between color numbers and pallete entries in a Synergy.ini or Synuser.ini file
Introduction to Generic Types in Synergy .NET
CodeExchange – Compare
xfServer with mapped drive performance TECH TIP: “Signal Trap/Segmentation violation” error at runtime – On a 64-bit Windows Synergy/DE app
Quiz: Can you write a method that returns three different strings?
– Try using a Custom Class – Synergy/DE provides several options for solving any problem
FOREACH with a twist – Spotlight on Synergy/DE
CodeExchange – Display a splash screen in a Synergy .NET Windows Presentation Foundation application
TECH TIP: Exceeding buffer size for command string argument in SPAWN routine
Quiz: Why does our code snippet fail? Opps, gave you the answer or did I?
– Learn the differences between boxed primitives and their unboxed equivalents
Unraveling the Mystery behind installation issues
TECH TIP: Application hangs when using a custom destructor. Why?
Quiz: Do you fully understand the Synergy/DE USING statement?
– The USING statement is not only linguistically expressive, it performs as well as the CASE statement
Referencing Synergy .NET Assemblies
TECH TIP: Calling a destructor from outside a shared image on OpenVMS
Quiz: Why does Case-sensitivity affect the outcome of this code snippet?
– Synergy/DE has the ability to port your code to Microsoft’s .NET Framework and thus new issues can result
Synergy .NET new language feature: Delegates
Synergy/DE in the World – Supplying the foodservice industry with fine refrigerated food products
CTO Blog – Mapped drives and Synergy
TECH TIP: “Rountine not found in ELB” error on 64-bit system when routine is there
Quiz: Can you create a wrapper with the S_BLD for your own routines passing the same arguments?
– It may depend on your knowledge of Synergy Call-back routines or .NET Framework to make it possible
Keeping to Code Standards: Code formatting in Synergy Language Integration for Visual Studio
That prototyping Thingamajig: Understanding & Using a Quality Assurance tool that you can bank on
TECH TIP: Debugging segmentation violations or signal trap errors on UNIX with core files
Quiz: Can you have a Class and a Namespace both with the same name in Synergy/DE?
– Learn how to deal with Classes, and Namespaces and not create confusing code for others to have to figure out later
Getting started with Synergy .NET – Itching to kick the tires of Synergy .NET, but not sure where to start?
TECH TIP: Passing arguments by ^DESC, ^REF, and ^VAL
Quiz: Can you figure out what our Mangled text says without running the sample app?
– Test your skill with this sample code for a secure encryption algorithm, or at least half of one.
TECH TIP: Viewing build output when working with .NET and Java component projects in Workbench
Quiz: Can you take the Static out of our sample code and improve it?
– Changing a Static method to an Instance methods, what issues does this cause?
Where in the World is Synergy/DE? – Selling heaters with the help of TV personalities Bob Vila & Richard Karn
xfODBC error: INTERNAL:ZEXMAIN:Multi RID overflow Quiz: In Synergy/DE, do you know what the operator “//” means?
– Learn that this operator is more than just a division operator in Synergy/DE calculation codes
It’s easy to give your Synergy/DE-based application a Modern UI
Ready for the Rush – How a company’s proactive practices paid off BIG
TECH TIP: Error returned when building the SQL Connection server shared library for Oracle 10g on Solaris
Quiz: Does a Class of Strings have anything to do with a Music class?
– Learn how Synergy/DE code converts Objects to strings – explicitly!
New Security updates for SSL on HP OpenVMS
If you use mapped drives or NAS drives, be aware of possible issues
TECH TIP: Using Visual Studio to create a ClickOnce deployment
Quiz: Why is RAD50 called RAD50?
– Learn more about Synergy/DE’s ASCR5 & R5ASC routines for conversion between ASCII string & RAD50 integer equivalent
Synergy/DE customer migrates 14,000+ data tables from Oracle to SQL Server – with ease
TECH TIP: Use
xfODBC to enable Crystal Reports to access Synergy data Quiz: What type of field can store a numeric value between 0 and 255, inclusive, in a single byte?
– Learn how values are stored in Alpha, Integer and Byte types to solve this question
If data security is of any importance to your business, Synergy/DE can help you
TECH TIP: Configuring
xfODBC access to multiple databases on a single OpenVMS machine Quiz: Why can’t I use GOTO’s in my code anymore? – See why in our sample code
– Even though Synergy/DE has limited support for GOTO statements, it’s no longer recommended! There are better ways to get there
PSG Blog – Are you keeping up with all of the Tips & Tricks of the PSG Blog?
Crisis averted with Version Control Software
TECH TIP: Consuming keyboard input in a .NET form within a UI Toolkit application
Quiz: How do you look at your IF conditional code? – There are two ways to do so
– Learn the options you have with the IF conditional code in Synergy/DE
AgTrax’s TraxView – Instantly displays Synergy DMBS data vis
xfServerPlus in Map form TECH TIP: Creating a form letter with Microsoft Word and
xfODBC Quiz: Can Strings and Alphanumeric values be used interchangeably? – Find out how.
– See how to get the results you want when combining Strings and Alphanumeric values
An ounce of Encryption is worth a pound of cure – Part 3 – Data Encryption
TECH TIP: Visual Studio Data Source wizard error: “Failed to add relation(s) Unexpected error”
Quiz: What does the message “Signal 11 re-signaled” mean?
– Have you ever seen this error and wondered what’s wrong? Learn now what causes it within Synergy/DE code
An Ounce of Encryption Is Worth a Pound of Cure — Part 2 – Network encryption with
xfServerPlus Where in the World Is Synergy/DE? – Awarding over $1M to independent tire dealers in need of a bailout
TECH TIP: Debugging performance issues on Windows
Quiz: How can you create a “lazy list” in Synergy/DE?
– Find out what a “lazy list” is and how you can use one to your advantage
An Ounce of Encryption is Worth a Pound of Cure – Network Encryption with
xfServer TECH TIP: Error when defining TRUE and FALSE
Quiz: Can you make your Sequential file sorting more efficient?
– Learn the way to efficiently sort a sequential file containing 12,000 records of 1024 bytes each
Synergy/DE is Now “Compatible with Windows 7” – “But didn’t Synergy/DE already support Windows 7?”
Spotlight on Synergy/DE – Developing
xfServerPlus Applications Just Got Easier TECH TIP: XSUBR call causes untrappable segmentation violation error
Quiz: Do you use good Design Principles in your code?
– Get some suggestions on how you can create better and less confusing code in the future
Spotlight on Synergy/DE – Controlling the User Installation Experience for Synergy/DE Products
TECH TIP: Why is the .NET assembly loading so slowly?
Quiz: Did you know you can control the background color of a field when focusing it in UI Toolkit?
– From this quiz. learn how to use Arrive, Leave, IEDTFMT_METHOD, & IDISPLAY_METHOD methods in UI Toolkit to do this
Binary Prototypes – Speed up compiles and reduce dependencies
Implementing Interoperability Between Embedded .NET WinForms and your Existing Synergy/DE UI Toolkit Logic
TECH TIP: Consuming keyboard input in a .NET form in a UI Toolkit application
Quiz: How do you get the current Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)?
– Learn the Synergy/DE functions %timezone and %datetime in ways you may never of thought of
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