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Mike Prestwood
Prestwood IT
Prestwood IT office in Citrus Heights, CA



Real Name:  Mike Prestwood
Primary Role:  Owner
Title:  President & CEO
Company:  Prestwood IT Solutions
Prestwood Staff:  Principal Owner
Website:  www.prestwood.com
Joined: Oct 2000 (18 years ago)
Visits: 10,723
Birthday:  January 8
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H-1B Discussion
The controversial [URL=http://www.prestwood.com/community/reference/H1-B_KB_Article.html]H1-B visa program[/URL] was increased by lobbying groups such as TechNet several years ago. An H1-B visa allows a foreign worker to temporarily take a position in the United States away from a U.S. citizen., , Does the shortage of talent still exist?, Is it time to abolish H1-B visas?, If not, is it time to lower the available H1-B visas to pre-1998 levels?, , [URL=http://www.prestwood.com/community/reference/H1-B_KB_Article.html]Read Full Article[/URL]
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16 years ago

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RE: Paradox & Custom ODBC Driver
To add an ODBC data source, first define its DSN.  Once defined (created), you'll see it listed when you create a Database alias in the Database Driver Name dropdown (default's to STANDARD).
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Couple New Articles
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9 years ago
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RE: No printers installed on the s
Awesome Lothar. Thanks for coming back and posting the answer.
Posted to MB Topic: ObjectPAL « Paradox Board
16 months ago
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RE: Accessing an FTP with filesyst
If I were doing this for a client, I would create a 32-bit DLL in Delphi and simply call it from Paradox to process what was needed.
Posted to MB Topic: ObjectPAL « Paradox Board
21 months ago
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Convert numeric in to Character
Summary: How to print the Charater Value of of a dollar amount on checks.

(Moved from knowledge base.)
Posted to MB Topic: ObjectPAL « Paradox Board
32 months ago

mprestwood
Here is a link to some code in MS Access that you could rewrite in ObjectPAL: http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1188121
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1. Document Known Terms

Every business and custom application uses terms defined for their business. Definitions help clarify communication by establishing the meaning of verbiage and can be either a word or phrase.

To do: Ask client for a list of terms. If they do not have a list, perhaps client staff can generate a list of definitions to kick-start documenting of known terms. We will add to the list as we discover them.

Deliverable: Included as part of the App Specification from the app menu, or printed and/or delivered to the client for review anytime from the App Definitions page.

Posted to KB Topic: Coding Services Info
19 months ago
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2. Archive Legacy System

Get source code, database, and any existing documenation from client. Do NOT check old source code into version control. Instead, place all files on Drive P under folder \ClientLabel\AppLabel_Old\Source\*.*

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3. Generate Legacy Paradox PDFs

Create documentation directly from legacy Paradox system. We have a suite of PDoxDos and PDoxWin analysis tools which create our data models, data dictionaries, file inventories, and searchable reference databases. This documentation is used to create the new database as well as to extract many data driven business rules. This step includes setting up the legacy system with data in our development environment so developers can exercise the legacy system anytime needed throughout both steps of our 2-step process.

Deliverable: Saved as PDFs on drive P as well as sent to the client in an email.

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4. Identify Use Cases Only

After forms are identified, we initially identify but do not document in detail use cases (business processes). The documenting of uses cases can occur later in step 1 or early in step 2 of our 2-Step. Each use case is identified, labeled, and assigned to 1 or more actors as part of the Task Artifact that is identified with the specific form that contains use case, or in a UML Use Case diagram to accompany our standard documentation. If only a UML Use Case diagram is created at this point of the project, then the UML Use Case diagram is used during the Document Use Cases task where each use case and actor are associated with a specific App Artifact and documented.

Deliverable: 1+ tasks in step 1 or 2 of our 2-step. Optionally, we can deliver a UML use case diagram.

Posted to KB Topic: Coding Services Info
19 months ago
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5. Identify and Document Actors

An actor represents a role or user of the application. Actors are defined with each application and can be linked with one or more requirement items, forms, and/or use cases (business processes).

Deliverable: Included as part of the App Specification from the app menu, or printed and/or delivered to the client for review anytime from the App Actors page.

Posted to KB Topic: Coding Services Info
19 months ago
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Yes, we are growing and need to add staff.
Posted 5 years ago
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Help Wanted!
If you live within 30 minutes of Citrus Heights, CA (near Sacramento), and are looking for work, contact us. We are looking to fill postions at our corporate office in Citrus Heights (sorry, no remote work available).
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Hi Mark, The funny thing, or good news, is that Paradox runs better on Windows 10 64bit than on Windows 7 and Paradox runs better on Win7 than Vista. Backwards compatibility is getting better with each version of Windows after Vista. So, use either Paradox 9, 10, or 11.
Posted 31 months ago
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Install Paradox 9 on Windows 7 64bit
Paradox 9, 10, 11, etc. install easily on Windows 7! You do have to download WinHelp to get the Paradox help files to work properly.
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You're welcome Peter!
Posted 35 months ago
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Power: Chapter 11, Programming with Queries
Chapter 11, "Programming with Queries" from Paradox 9 Power Programming by Mike Prestwood.
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1. The Future of Paradox Blog

If you have an existing Paradox system you can keep using it but you'll need to skip the Vista operating system and either stick with Windows XP or move to Windows 7. Because better tools exist, you may very well want to put a plan together now for converting to another development tool or at least understand what the future is likely to hold. If you're a power-user or researcher working with data, stick with Paradox.

Posted to KB Topic: Tool Basics
13 years ago, and updated 39 days ago
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2. ASPSuite Developers Blog Developer blog journal for our ASPSuite product. This blog is intended for the Prestwood ASP Classic developers.
Posted to KB Topic: ASP Classic
12 years ago, and updated 11 years ago
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3. Is Paradox a good Internet solution? My thoughts on whether Paradox for Windows is a good solution for building web-based Internet solutions.
Posted to KB Topic: Tool Basics
15 years ago, and updated 8 months ago
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4. Information Technology(IT) Reading List Blog List of books and articles every IT professional should read. Add your recommendations!
15 years ago, and updated 7 months ago
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