Welcome to Alpha Five!If you are new to Alpha Five, the best way to get started once you have downloaded Alpha Five and viewed the short introductory videos is really to sit down with the product and build something. What you should build first depends on whether you are more interested in developing Ajax Web applications or desktop applications.
To develop Web applications...We recommend starting with the introductory videos below, and then working through Chapter 1 of Martin Heller's book Alpha Five v10: The Tutorial, which is a free PDF download. If you'd like to continue that tutorial, the rest of Volume 1 is available as a PDF for $24. You can learn about additional aspects of Web development from this site and from the V11 videos and V10 Web Feature Videos; many of these videos may also be found on YouTube in a form viewable on iPads and iPhones. Finally, refer to What's New in Version 11 for V11 tutorials, references, and samples.
If you're coming to Alpha Five from Access, you might want to read Alpha Five Web Applications for Access Developers
To develop desktop applications...We recommend starting with the introductory videos below, and then working through the desktop tutorial. After that, continue with material on this site and view the V10 Desktop feature videos as well as the V11 videos. Finally, refer to What's New in Version 11 for V11 tutorials, references, and samples.
Introductory Videos(Open individual videos in a new tab or window for the best viewing experience)
Server Installation VideosHow to install the Alpha Web Application Server on a VPS
Feature VideosV11 videos
V10 Web Feature Videos
V10 Desktop feature videos
BooksAlpha Five v10 - Building Web and Intranet Apps - The Tutorial, by Martin Heller Ph.D. Click here.
Alpha Five v10 - Building Desktop Apps - Alpha Five v10 Made Easy, by Susan Bush. Click here.
Alpha Five Web Applications Made Easy, The Basics and More for Version 10.5, by Susan Bush. Click here.