[dba-SQLServer] back at it again...

Francisco Tapia fhtapia at gmail.com
Fri May 25 12:50:31 CDT 2012

hmm. can't find it on Roger's site... I'm going to this link, maybe there's
another site these days:


If you like JQuery you should also look at Sencha it has some really slick
and "Fast" javascript libraries that make the app just scream on webkit
browsers. (android/ios).

iOS development has gone well for me... I ended up working on a sink or
swim project here for our Control Assembly area... Currently we "are"
printing over 300 pages of documents to get the line going per machine we
build.  The workstations that we have deployed the app at are now able to
barcode their production orders and get to their materials list.  Once they
invoke the flag to deliver the PDFs via our ERP system we'll be able to
deliver them from the iPad as well.

in our development systems we were able to test this workflow and it was
stable and fast.

for a jailbroken device this is not true, you can actually just go that
route if your friends are cool with jailbreaking.

but for a standard iOS device the path to get an app onto a device is to
provision the device for development.  Thus the $99/fee, for adhoc and
Enterprise apps that means that you need to re-sign the app once a year.

if the app gets deployed to the appstore, you don't loose out if you decide
to cancel your membership, generally apps in the app store get killed if
you use a private api and apple finds out, or B, you the developer removes

that is a feature I like about Android development is the ability to
generate apk's and just give them away to anyone forever... I still haven't
crossed that bridge to build an Android product... though I have a few
co-workers requesting Android Apps

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On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 8:27 AM, David McAfee <davidmcafee at gmail.com> wrote:

> Think of it like a dynamic survey.
> I think Duane Hookem or Darryl Johnson had a sample db on Rogers site (in
> Access).
> I'm currently playing with JQuery Mobile and I am thinking of implementing
> Phone Gap as a cross platform common language.
> How are things with iOS?
> I had to friends ask me to write apps for them.
> I was turned off when I found out that in order to place an app on my or
> (their devices), I have to pay the $99 annual developer fee.
> If that fee isn't kept current (I get by a bus or something) then the app
> dies on their phones o3 or 90 days later?!?!?!
> I could see if this was a market app, but something that I just threw
> together for a friend gets killed too?
> Do you know if this is true? This is going to kill it for me.
> While I like a lot of things better about iOS, I do like the fact that I
> can make an Android app and give it to a buddy and it is theirs to keep
> forever.
> Sorry, for the off topic hijack,
> D
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 6:53 AM, Francisco Tapia <fhtapia at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > so last week I completed my first ever for production mobile application
> on
> > iOS.  It was a great learning opportunity, and I was able to really get
> > into the working concepts of Objective C.  This little app allows users
> to
> > barcode their orders, view the materials they need to gather for their
> task
> > and review their pdf work instructions without needing to resort to
> paper,
> > fumble through pages to get to their instructions, and lastly they can
> > process their completed work from the iPad w/o having to go stand in line
> > at the computer workstation to log their work.  It was fun, and now that
> we
> > have the demo units out and we are testing we are looking at other
> "mobile"
> > opportunities.
> >
> > The company wants a device agnostic mobile, product (so HTML5).  They
> have
> > an idea concept of a Troubleshooting guide (McAfee, if you're reading
> this,
> > yes, the idea is back).  It's actually a simple concept, You visit the
> > site, punch in your Serial Number so that the system can gather
> information
> > about what you might be having trouble with and then you simply pick and
> > choose from the array of questions and answers such as:
> >
> > SN: 12345
> >
> > I am having trouble with my Machine Spindle (because the user punched in
> > the SN, the questions would lead him straight to the group of questions
> > that match his product, ie: A type Machine with Spindles that are
> in-line.
> >
> > the user is the presented with a group of choices / questions, ie:
> >
> > The spindle will not turn
> > the spindle is noisy
> > the spindle turns rough
> > the spindle is hot to the touch
> >
> >
> > each choice invokes a group of response until the final answer leads the
> > user to a set of procedures. examples would be:
> >
> > Is the Spindle within Specs?
> > > procedure: how to measure spindle temparture.
> >
> > *yes
> > *no
> >
> > (and so forth)
> >
> > So my impulse idea is I need a star schema.
> >
> > I'd need dimension tables For Questions, Answers and Procedures.  I think
> > the trick is in my Fact table when I'm deciding to present the user with
> a
> > result like the above...
> >
> > Question: ---Procedure Link
> > Did you Test A (Here is the procedure to test A)
> > Answers:
> > *Yes
> > *No
> >
> > this is really the first hash at this and any followup ideas are welcomed
> > as I hope to invoke further discussion on decision-supports solutions...
> >
> > comments, questions, ideas?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > -Francisco
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