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xTupleCon: Days of Future Apps

We've just announced the full agenda for this year's xTupleCon user conference, and it's a doozy. More great speakers, innovative technology, inspirational stories, and all around cool stuff than you can shake a stick at! By now you might have heard that the conference opens with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. But did you know we're also hosting the Chief of Staff for the US Navy Mid-Atlantic? How about ERP guru Cindy Jutras?

And speaking of those future apps, they'll be on full display - mobile warehouse, including wireless Android barcode scanners and hot-off-the-presses xTuple Workflow?? The new xTuple Quality system for manufacturers? The full rundown on the xTuple Server, including deep dives on Business Intelligence dashboards and the xTupleCommerce Web Portal?

And, oh yeah, an audience-participation mobile warehouse relay race featuring handheld devices versus a prototype of xTuple on Google Glass. Full details here.

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A Whirlwind 90 Days: A Birdseye View of a Spanking New xTuple Reseller

Our company, erpDevelopers, signed on as an xTuple Gold Partner on March 15, 2014. It has been a whirlwind ride since then - including closing our first project just yesterday!

Since originally signing up, we’ve worked a trade show jointly with xTuple, attended the 101 "Setup, Configuration & Operation" training class (in Vegas), the Project Management & Implementation Methodology class (via the Web), are scheduled for the upcoming 202 "Power User Training" class, done some paid scripting training with "xTupleVangelist" Mike Atherton and have spent, literally, hundreds (yes, that is 100s!) of hours of self-training with xTuple and all of it’s working pieces. We have been on approximately a dozen sales calls so far and handled the demos ON OUR OWN (which, in and of itself, is quite a testimonial on how one can teach themselves xTuple, if they avail themselves of all the material that is available). Read more »

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Installing PostBooks the Long Way Update

Perry Clark, systems engineer at xTuple, wrote a blog post on installing PostBooks® the long way. Some things have changed in the latest version of PostgreSQL. As of this writing, I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3. The PostgreSQL version Perry used is 8.4. If you are new to xTuple and PostgreSQL, you should read Perry’s blog post first. Read more »

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HTML5 at xTuple

We're happy to hear that NetSuite is finally thinking about rewriting their application in HTML5. In other words, they're working towards a mobile-ready design. This is a good step forward for them, and it's the same insight that we had three years ago when we started in on our web product.
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xTuple Web Client: It's not just for mobile devices

One of the great  misunderstandings about the new xTuple web client is that its primary purpose in life is to provide an interface for mobile devices. This may surprise people, but that was never the primary reason for its creation. In fact, we expect more people to use it on laptop and PC environments than on mobile devices. It has been labeled the “Mobile” client entirely for marketing reasons to differentiate it from the Qt based “Desktop” client. There were actually several goals we were attempting to achieve in development by creating this technology including:

  • A user interface that could run in any modern browser.

  • Cloud-ready architecture.

  • An object oriented paradigm for defining business objects and their corresponding functions.

  • Improved performance on large data sets.

  • Unit of Work commit transactions.

  • Inline editing.

  • System wide support for locking.

  • More consistent user interface.

  • More modular design.

  • Web services support for easier system to system integration.

  • Native support for column and row level security.

  • Mobile ready interface that will work on any device including touch devices such as tablets and phones.

 

That's a lot of goals! Some of them may not make sense to you, so I will describe each of them in more depth.

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Heartbleed -- the xTuple Response

HeartbleedEarlier this week, security experts revealed a significant flaw in a widely used Internet security product called OpenSSL. The bug, called Heartbleed, is a vulnerability in systems that use OpenSSL to encrypt information over SSL connections. OpenSSL is used on about two-thirds of the Internet servers in the world, so the impact of this bug is very widespread. The existence of this bug does not mean that any specific private information has in fact been stolen, but it does mean that it could have been stolen, and all sites that employ the OpenSSL encryption library must implement a security patch immediately, as well as perform a number of other security-related updates, to protect against Heartbleed.

xTuple has taken the following actions to update our servers, secure our data, and protect our customers:

  1. The day after the information on Heartbleed was released, xTuple replaced the OpenSSL code on our servers with an updated version that does not contain the bug.
  2. We have revoked and reissued all SSL certificates for our servers, to remove any lingering vulnerability.
  3. We are informing our user community of our actions and recommending that you update your passwords.

What should you do?

This is not fun, we know, but the potential impact of this bug is quite serious and affects thousands of websites around the Internet, including ours. Now that we have updated our SSL certificates, you should update the passwords you use to connect to xTuple sites and services. You should also update any passwords you use to connect to any other Internet service, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc., as they all have been affected by this bug.

Want to know more?

If you want to learn more about Heartbleed, read the information posted by Codenomicon, the security firm that first exposed this bug.

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Bigger, Better xTupleCon for 2014 - Special Community Pricing through April 30

xTupleCon14 global user conferenceYou asked for bigger and better. And we listened! Now, you're getting the biggest, and best, conference that the "innovation corridor" of downtown Norfolk, Virginia (USA), has to offer!

Registration is now open for xTuple Early Bird Pricing. Save $250 off with the Ultimate Combo Pass by registering before June 30, 2014. Don't miss out on your opportunity to save your seat, save money and maximize your xTuple investment. Note: Community-exclusive pricing ended April 30.

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To free or not too free, that is the question

To be more specific ... the question we would like help answering is would xTuple be better off changing the CPAL license on its core PostBooks project to the GPL license, or an extremely permissive license like BSD or MIT?

Anyone who works with open source software knows that one of the most-discussed aspects of an open source project is its license. The license of a project you incorporate into your own can impact the licensing of your own software. This is because licensing can dictate not only the legal terms under which the code you are incorporating must be distributed, but the legal terms under which the entire body of code into which it was merged must be distributed.

There is something of a religious debate about what the "free" in free and open source software (FOSS) means.  Let's dive in...

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Easily visualize your data with Sales Analysis Dashboard

While we work to integrate Business Intelligence (BI) with the Mobile Web client, it is available now to help you understand your sales performance. Since it's fully integrated into the xTuple Mobile Web client, it's not only easy to use, you're not forced to deal with a separate system.

It's a powerful analysis tool to help you explore and visualize your data, and it's pre-loaded with a number of sales measures to help you evaluate current status and to review trends. For example: Read more »

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xTuple for Macs and Mobile featured at Macworld 2014

xTuple ERP for Mac - Mobile Web appIt’s almost that time of year again – Macworld/iWorld! Attending this “best place for all things Apple” conference is just one of the highlights of my year. It gives me a chance to meet face-to-face with Mac-lovers worldwide to talk about solutions we have at xTuple for their business.

Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, or manage a bit of both worlds, I’m looking forward to letting you “test drive” the xTuple Mobile Web application. You’ll have a chance to see Read more »