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July 2019 In Brief


The Printwiser Estimating 8.0 upgrade was completed and installed for the client. It features advanced quote writing options complete with branding images like logos and signatures, two new analysis report formats, and access to the work-back estimate report.

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June 2019 In Brief


Work started on the next major Printwiser Estimating 8.0 upgrade that had been in the works for some time, featuring advanced quote writing options complete with branding images like logos and signatures, as well as two new report formats including a cost analysis spreadsheet. Labelwriter also got a couple of upgrades to speed up an essential report generation.

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May 2019 In Brief


The Microsoftware Blog got its first upgrade this year, the main additions being a Search menu item for a live search facility, the “Similar Posts” section on post viewing pages, and post tag deletion. Research and review of web development technologies continued on VueJS for which a new Discovery Vue Journal thread was started at Nairaland as well as here; also HTTP call processing and the NuxtJS framework were looked into.

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Deploying the Todo app to the web


To compare and contrast, I decided to upload both versions of the Todo List app to a web server, first the enhanced HTML version, and then the CLI version from the Traversy crash course, with mixed results.

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Enhancing the plain HTML Todo app


The next assignment I set for myself was to enhance the Todo app, working with my plain HTML/JavaScript version: Implementing a Data Source dropdown, saving the value as a cookie, using an SQLite database, expanding the About page, etc. This has been accomplished between April 28 and today, May 5...

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April 2019 In Brief


Labelwriter was updated twice with technical support provision. Research and review of web development technologies continued from last month, with emphasis on VueJS. MoneyBooks Accounts Payable was updated, while Randomizer got its first revision of the year. A demo WordPress website was installed and a PHP website template was also set up on our server.

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Customizing the build in Vue CLI GUI


The Configuration menu of the Vue CLI GUI lets you change the options used when building for production. The settings are saved in the vue.config.js file in the project directory, which you can also edit manually.

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Converting the Todo Vue CLI app to plain HTML/JavaScript/CSS version


I next gave myself the task of converting the Vue CLI Todo List app from the Traversy course to a plain HTML/JavaScript version, to see how it would go. The CLI version had 1 .html file, 2 .js files, 7 .vue files or components distributed across different directories, plus two external modules uuid and axios. At the end of the successful exercise, the non-CLI version had just three files, for the HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

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Building the Todo course application


The Vue JS crash course by Traversy did not include the build process for the completed application, so I tried this out after the video ended. I first used the Vue Package Manager GUI for the build, then later npm run build, sorting out the app location issue when opened with the browser afterwards.

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The Vue JS crash course by Traversy


I work through another introductory Vue course this time by popular YouTube author Brad Traversy, building a simple todo list. The Vue-Router and the Vue CLI 3 are introduced along with the Vue Package Manager, a browser-based GUI for managing applications.

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