Monday, August 29, 2011

Kscope11: Java API Tips/Tricks Slides

I have been quite busy working on getting Dodeca version 6.0 ready to ship, thus the long delay in getting these slides posted.  I wanted to get these posted, however, as they are unfinished business before I can really start writing about Dodeca 6.  So, without further delay, here are the slides..

BTW, the slides contain the abbreviation 'WWEAD'..   This stands for 'What Would the Essbase Addin Do?'

I also have uploaded some sample code that shows two different variations of signing on to the server, several different ways of getting member information and some examples of grid operations.  The member information example was very interesting as I added a speed test that shows how one particular method is much faster than another.   The code is available for download here.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Quick Essbase 32-bit on Win7 64-bit Installation Tip

I don't remember if I posted about it, but I have been using 64-bit Essbase on Win7 64-bit system for about 9 months now and have not encountered any significant issues.  Remember, this installation is on my laptop and is used only for my development purposes.   The 64-bit installation was very easy but, when I had my team testing installations on Win7 64-bit, they didn't have very much luck installing Essbase 32-bit in this environment.

This weekend, a blog reader reached out to me for help on installing 32-bit Essbase on Win7 64-bit but, unfortunately, I wasn't able to help him.  He emailed me today and told me he had found a solution!  The trick, apparently, is to run the installer from a 32-bit command prompt (which I didn't even know existed).  I did a quick search and found this tip/trick for running a 32-bit command prompt along with an explanation of how it works differently:

I haven't tried this approach yet but thought I would share it..  Thanks to reader Kevin Tate for this tip!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Got the Plane Back

My plane was in for its annual inspection and I got it back on Tuesday.  Here are a couple of shots leaving Jackson, TN on the flight home.  Thanks to Paul New, who is one of the world experts on the maintenance of Cessna 210's, for these shots.

I was doing about 150 mph has I hit the end of the runway and turned off towards home!