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December 23, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 50

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: TechTip: Pie Charts: Generate Professional-Grade Charts in Your Programs in Real Time, Part 1
FEATURED ARTICLE: AppWave Could Be the Future Wave for Software Application Deployment
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: MC Press Online Launches BIG Winter Sale
BUYER'S GUIDE: SpoolFlex
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Feature Article - TechTip
 
TechTip: Pie Charts: Generate Professional-Grade Charts in Your Programs in Real Time, Part 1

A picture is worth 1,000 words. In business, a chart is worth 1,000 rows of data. Learn to create charts in real time, just by pressing a function key. I'll explain how.

rafael_victoria_preiraWritten by Rafael Victoria-Pereira

It's common sense that a well-prepared chart can make a difference when you're trying to prove that the numbers are on your side. From the simplest of charts to the most complex, they all try to provide clarity to the (vast) amounts of data behind them. There are numerous business tools (MS Excel and SAP's Business Object, among others) that are able to generate charts on demand. However, you need to set up a connection or extract the data first. Wouldn't it be nice to see the data on your program's screen and then, just by pressing a key, have it displayed as a chart?


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Feature Article - Application Software
 
AppWave Could Be the Future Wave for Software Application Deployment

Distributing Windows software never felt so easy—or worked so well—as when downloaded using AppWave from Embarcadero.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

What if you could try an application without the expense of purchasing it or even the hassle of downloading and installing it? What if you could easily share that application with your colleagues and users through a URL while inviting them instantly to comment on the app's features, benefits, or shortcomings? What if you could do all this before you or your company committed to anything—from providing a credit card number to raising a salesperson's hopes or even giving your mailing address? Life would be better, wouldn't it?


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