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Top Five Reasons to Rewrite Those Legacy Applications

By Eric Layne on August 14th, 2014 // No Comments

pad and pen

Many companies make use of custom developed applications that address specific business needs in unique ways.  These applications can be large or small; some are home-grown, department-level applications that automate some kind of internal process, while others drive the entire business and provide a competitive advantage.  If your organization has been around for more than 10 years and makes use of custom developed applications, there is a good chance that some of your apps fall into the “l...

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Mobile Application Development with jQuery Mobile

By Eric Layne on May 15th, 2012 // No Comments

iPhone

Following up on my recent post about mobile application development, I thought I would share my experience using the jQuery Mobile framework. The jQuery Mobile framework is a set of user interface components (buttons, lists, toggles, etc.) that work well on the smaller displays of mobile devices. Where a standard HTML checkbox control might be too small to effectively use on a small screen, the jQuery Mobile replacement is more “finger friendly.” In addition to the usability aspects, the jQu...

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Leveraging Web Development Skills to Build Mobile Apps.

By Eric Layne on May 1st, 2012 // No Comments

developing a mobile app to display photos

I recently had the opportunity to build my first mobile application.  It is a simple data collection application based on a form.  It’s the kind of app that has been written thousands of times to support myriad business processes.   The cool new wrinkle is that by putting it on a phone, the support staff in the field now has the ability to feed data directly into the back end system, instead of phoning a call center and dictating the details to an operator who fills out the form while seate...

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Fun with SharePoint security trimmed UI

By Eric Layne on July 13th, 2007 // No Comments

I recently had a need to add a custom web part page to my SharePoint 2007 site. Following the various examples that I found, I ended up with something like this in my elements.xml.WebPartPage.aspx is a source file included in my feature project under the PageTemplates folder. This worked fine.I then added a link to this page in my Quick Launch bar and all was good.I soon realized that the webparts that I put on this page accessed a SharePoint list that not everyone had access to. The webparts wo...

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