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About Basil

Basil has over twenty years of programming experience from a wide variety of industries including warehouse distribution, insurance, state licensing for trucking industry, and discount retail. Programming language experience has predominantly been for IBM’s AS400 platform – CL, RPG, COBOL, Queries, Managed Queries, APF, SQL, Synon, Visual Basic and C++. He obtained his masters from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in 2007.

Android AP ShortTimer-TBS

This android application was designed with contractor in mind, allowing the user to track time spent on multiple projects and clients.  The user interface is easy to use and includes quick one click options to clock in and out. The … Continue reading

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Victor Savkin’s Blog

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WordPress for Android

WordPress 1.3.8 for android upgrade is now available.

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My Android Home Page Apps

Must have aps for Android Incredible Phone. Continue reading

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Learning the Language

Most introductory educational programming courses and textbooks focus on teaching the features of a specific language and how to use them. The volume of features in many languages requires such focus and acquiring such knowledge plays a large part of … Continue reading

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Left verses Right

One might question the effectiveness of one process over another in IT organizations. It cannot be argued the fact that IT process changes have made this industry the better. Integrated applications have become more and more complex as allowed by hardware advancements. Applications of today mandate varying models for process controls. There is one resource however that has remained constant – people. Continue reading

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Conditionally display fields in a gridview (ASP.Net)

The following code will display one of two fields based on the value of the first field. Place the following vb code within the RowDataBound event. Continue reading

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Learning syntax and programming languages

Repetition is listed as an important method of learning software development; however, straight-line coding would not change significantly 2 years from now for most coders. There are two distinguishes types of knowledge – syntactic and semantic. While syntactic knowledge varies … Continue reading

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Software Development – Science or Art?

Comparisons have been made between teaching software development to new students and learning a new foreign language. Acquiring software development skills in many cases has as many similarities to the school of arts as to the sciences. Composing a new … Continue reading

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How to process files in weighted order with RPGLE/SQL

Conditionally sequence records from a data file based on field values using SQL/RPGLE. Continue reading

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