Valence Developer Diaries #017

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All events are in Central Time.

In this week's session Richard will walk through the steps needed to secure a Valence instance with an SSL certificate and make the instance available outside of the internal network. Specifically we will:

- Apply for and obtain an SSL certificate from the DigiCert certificate authority

- Upload the certificate to the IBM i and import into the Digital Certificate Manager

- Assign the certificate to a Valence instance

- Modify network NAT and DNS to expose the instance to the Internet

 

Valence Developer Diaries #016

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All events are in Central Time.

In this week's session we'll be covering two interesting topics involving data sources in Nitro App Builder: (1) Pulling data from an outside JSON web service to populate a NAB widget, and (2) using the new vvIn_virtual helper function, introduced in Valence 6, through which a widget can apply filters to WITH clauses inside SQL statements.

 

Access Session's Recording: https://youtu.be/trzcMgjiD2U

Valence Developer Diaries #015

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All events are in Central Time.

In this week's session we'll cover some of the new bells and whistles in Form and Chart widgets as part of the Valence 6 Nitro App Builder release, now available in Beta. We'll demonstrate how you can customize an axis, tweak colors, adjust fonts, configure various styling options, insert images and more.

Access Session's Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTaAqFJIavg&feature=youtu.be

Valence Developer Diaries #013

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All events are in Central Time.

In this week's session we'll discuss a new technique for creating PDF documents on-the-fly using Nitro App Builder's Beta Feature "Execute Script" behavior. We'll begin by showing how to enable the Beta feature in Valence, then walk through the process of generating a PDF. 

 

Valence Developer Diaries #012

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All events are in Central Time.

In this week's session we'll cover techniques for adding some visual pizzazz to what might otherwise be considered bland business data. We'll begin by showing how to depict time and date-related information in an intuitive, chronological display using Nitro App Builder's Timeline widget. We'll follow that up by demonstrating ways to convey physical address data through the Map widget, leveraging the power of the Google Maps API.

 

Valence Developer Diaries #006

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All events are in Central Time.

In this week's session we'll walk through some tricks for customizing the look and feel of the Valence Portal. By injecting basic JavaScript into a special IFS file called Hook.js, we'll show you steps you can follow to, for example, replace the Valence logo, create a custom footer, add special text or links to the Portal control bar, change element colors, etc.

 

Access session's recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQE3tc-Hlcc

Valence Developer Diaries #005

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All events are in Central Time.

This week's session will be split into two parts.  In the first part Richard Milone will introduce Valence's newest Beta feature, Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).   In the second part of the session, Sean and Johnny will do a quick dive into customizing the look and feel of grid widgets by creating custom column renderers, adjusting cell color configurations, adding HTML markup, etc.