Skip to main content

Mach-II Contact Manager DB: Sample App + Captivate Preso

In response to numerous requests from people for a simple sample application that demonstrates the use of a database in Mach-II, I've updated the Mach-II Contact Manager to use a database, and I did another Captivate presentation that walks through the code.



I promise I'll do some shorter Captivate presentations on smaller Mach-II topics in the future, with the first of these likely focusing on Listeners. Let me know what you want to hear about!


Comments


This is great. I've been following your and other examples as I begin a rewrite for a spaghetti-code application. I really appreciate you taking the time to do these explanations.

The contact manager looks nice and simple as there is only one table. As I get into my app which has a ton of tables, it seems I am going to have a Listener, DAO, Gateway, and Bean for every table. And just last weekend I decided to give ColdSpring a go which added a Service cfc between the Listener and the other objects. Although bean generators and copy-paste-search-replace keep from typing much code, I feel like there is a lot of redundancy.

Having only started on the rewrite, I already have 7 Listeners, 7 Services, 10 DAOs/Gateways, and 6 Beans. I am keeping these organized in their respective directories.

Currently my hope lies in the fact that I'll be at cf.Objective where you and others will help me see the light.

(another) Matt W



Matt - thanks as always for posting some code that we can study and learn from.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Running a Django Application on Windows Server 2012 with IIS

This is a first for me since under normal circumstances we run all our Django applications on Linux with Nginx, but we're in the process of developing an application for another department and due to the requirements around this project, we'll be handing the code off to them to deploy. They don't have any experience with Linux or web servers other than IIS, so I recently took up the challenge of figuring out how to run Django applications on Windows Server 2012 with IIS.

Based on the dated or complete lack of information around this I'm assuming it's not something that's very common in the wild, so I thought I'd share what I came up with in case others need to do this.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Assumptions and CaveatsThe operating system is Windows Server 2012 R2, 64-bit. If another variant of the operating system is being used, these instructions may not work properly.All of the soft…

Installing and Configuring NextPVR as a Replacement for Windows Media Center

If you follow me on Google+ you'll know I had a recent rant about Windows Media Center, which after running fine for about a year suddenly decided as of January 29 it was done downloading the program guide and by extension was therefore done recording any TV shows.

I'll spare you more ranting and simply say that none of the suggestions I got (which I appreciate!) worked, and rather than spending more time figuring out why, I decided to try something different.

NextPVR is an awesome free (as in beer, not as in freedom unfortunately ...) PVR application for Windows that with a little bit of tweaking handily replaced Windows Media Center. It can even download guide data, which is apparently something WMC no longer feels like doing.

Background I wound up going down this road in a rather circuitous way. My initial goal for the weekend project was to get Raspbmc running on one of my Raspberry Pis. The latest version of XBMC has PVR functionality so I was anxious to try that out as a …

Fixing DPI Scaling Issues in Skype for Business on Windows 10

My setup for my day job these days is a Surface Pro 4 and either an LG 34UC87M-B or a Dell P2715Q monitor, depending on where I'm working. This is a fantastic setup, but some applications have trouble dealing with the high pixel density and don't scale appropriately.
One case in point is Skype for Business. For some reason it scales correctly as I move between the Surface screen and the external monitor when I use the Dell, but on the LG monitor Skype is either massive on the external monitor, or tiny on the Surface screen.
After a big of digging around I came across a solution that worked for me, which is to change a setting in Skype's manifest file (who knew there was one?). On my machine the file is here: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\LYNC.EXE.MANIFEST
And the setting in question is this:
<dpiAware>True/PM</dpiAware>
Which I changed to this: <dpiAware>False/PM</dpiAware>
Note that you'll probably have to edit the file as administr…