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Web Application Development Emphasised in New Visual DataFlex Release


June 18, 2009, Press Dispensary. Asckey Data Services Ltd, the UK channel partner for Data Access Europe, announces the release of Visual DataFlex (VDF) 2009/v15.0, the latest version of the long established and highly successful development tool. VDF 2009/v15.0 adds significant new capability as a web application development system by integrating the AJAX VDF framework library into Visual DataFlex.

This latest version also extends the features of the VDF development studio in helping developers to build applications faster and more efficiently, and adds new features that will further enhance applications developed with VDF.

The AJAX VDF framework, in development and early adopter use for the last two years, and already powering a large number of web applications around the world is key to producing high quality, interactive database applications delivered via a web browser.

These applications feature the kind of interactive data entry checking, well behaved look up lists and multi-file data entry that users expect in a desktop application, but with all the 'any place, any time' benefits of internet delivery via a web browser. Also, for more than low numbers of end users web application licensing can be more economical and easier to manage than the equivalent desktop runtime licensing.

With Visual DataFlex 2009/v15.0, web application developers will be able to go well beyond the traditional 'Fill in a form, submit and then find out what you got wrong' process inherent in so many existing web applications.

Chris Hibbert, marketing manager at Asckey Data Services Ltd says “We have been using Visual DataFlex for web application development for some time, and have a number of extensive data collecting web sites in use particularly in the NHS, so we know how effective VDF is for web application development. We know the AJAX framework is going to make it easier to create really high quality web delivered applications for both us and our developer community, particularly as it builds on the application logic already created and used for VDF Windows desktop applications. AJAX will do a lot of the hard work for developers who are not web application experts”

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Notes for editors
Asckey Data Services Ltd is a channel partner for Data Access Europe - the European subsidiary of the authors of Visual DataFlex, Data Access Worldwide.

Asckey has been involved with Visual DataFlex development since 1994, and has been a prime channel partner for Data Access Worldwide since 2001, running the successful UK VDF special interest group and working with Data Access Europe on other UK events.

Asckey's application development effort is based on Visual DataFlex – including web database applications used by the Department of Health, while its prime Windows/web Asset/Facilities Management system, Eclipse-fm®, is used by many UK NHS Trusts, with several implementations hosted at Asckey’s server facilities via the NHS’s private “Connecting for Health” intranet and Windows Terminal Services.

For further information, please contact:
Bernard Hill, Commercial Director
Asckey Data Services Ltd
Tel: 0845 270 7747

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