Thanks to all who have already registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support. There is less than a month until the first day of the conference! That said, we know there are procrastinators who have not registered and have good intentions to do so before the conference starts. Please, please, please do so sooner than later. In case you are procrastinating, please register for Virtual Fox Fest before October 1st. Three good reasons: 1) Save yourself $50!, 2) Our registration staff has a super busy October and would appreciate you saving $50. Not joking, and 3) If you wait until the week of the conference to register, you might not get your credentials until just before the first session on October 14th. You’ll miss all the details about the conference we’ll be sharing over the next few weeks, as well as chance to read white papers and download the examples before the conference starts. It literally takes just a few minutes to register. We'd hate to see you miss the opportunity to get a head start on all the goodies. Go get registered! Now, really, don't waste another minute. Here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/registration. Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021!
posted Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Speakers and sessions for Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October) have been announced, and registration is open! https://www.virtualfoxfest.com
posted Monday, August 16, 2021
West Wind Client Tools is a suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web access, FTP, SFTP and low level TCP/IP access to your Foxpro applications. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, JSON and XML conversion features, several configuration management classes and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development. v7.23 is primarily a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and updates various support libraries to the latest versions. Updates for registered users of v7 are free and a shareware version is available to try.
posted Friday, August 6, 2021
West Wind Web Connection 7.22 is a small maintenance release for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.22 is mostly a bug fix and optimization release that updates various internal functionality. There are also improvements to the admin UI, as well as a few small feature enhancements including support for retrieving multiple same name query string variables, AES support for encryption routines, and authentication updates in wwSmtp. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
posted Tuesday, August 3, 2021
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.0 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2 is a major overhaul of the underlying Markdown Monster platform that changes out the editor and preview rendering browser to use a Chromium based browser for better compatibility, performance and integration of future Web based features. MM is now a 64 bit application and there is a new much more responsive and more feature rich table editor. There are many small new UI enhancements and performance improvements. This is a major version upgrade from v1, but anybody registered after Jan 1st, 2021 can qualify for a free upgrade. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy.
posted Saturday, June 12, 2021
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.28 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use, plain text writing format for creating HTML content, and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with tons of out of your way tooling support. MM can create HTML and PDF output and publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.28 is a maintenance release that brings many small UI enhancements and small bug fixes, a new table editor, project and marker file configuration enhancements and few other small updates. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users can always upgrade minor versions for free.
posted Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Just a reminder that the deadline to submit session proposals for Virtual Fox Fest is next Monday, June 7th. You'll find details on our Call for Speakers page, https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx. We look forward to your ideas and session proposals. Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021!
posted Friday, May 21, 2021
We're excited to offer you Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October), a three-day online conference presenting the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques and interoperability with other technologies. This conference provides a venue for VFP developers to come together virtually to learn more about how our fellow developers are using and extending VFP. For details about Virtual Fox Fest, please see https://virtualfoxfest.com. The conference is going to be on October 14th, 20th, and 26th, 2021. We've issued the Call for Speakers (https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx) for Virtual Fox Fest. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document referenced in that page and consider submitting sessions.
posted Tuesday, May 18, 2021
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.33. Help Builder creates online and offline documentation with easy Markdown based content editing to quickly create content and publish output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder uses Web based HTML templates to create great looking online documentation, while letting you focus on creating great content. Version 5.33 is a maintenance release. This release also adds new search features for Web output including indexed and weighted searches of content, syntax highlighting for various languages in the Markdown editor while typing, project imports from Markdown files in a folder, better editor and preview link navigation and more. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users of V5.x can update for free.
posted Thursday, May 13, 2021
West Wind Technologies has released WebSurge version 1.23. WebSurge is an easy to use Url and Load testing tool. It makes it quick and easy to test APIs and Web Sites using an easy to use user interface for creating sessions of Urls to test either individually during development, or under load for stress testing. Version 1.23 brings many small user interface enhancements, better support for larger test result sets, drag and drop support and interactive request editing in the results viewer and more. A free shareware version is available and updates for registered users are free.
posted Wednesday, May 12, 2021
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.27 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use, plain text writing format for creating HTML content, and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with tons of out of your way tooling support. MM can create HTML and PDF output and publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.27 is a maintenance release that also adds a new table editor, active document tracking in the folder browser, integrated Web search, and folder and project based configuration overrides. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users can always upgrade minor versions for free.
posted Monday, April 26, 2021
Our thanks to all those who responded to our plea not to wait for the last minute. Here's a reminder in case you got busy and forgot. Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (May) is next week on May 6, 2021! Get registered today! https://geekgatherings.com/Registration
posted Monday, April 12, 2021
We’re glad so many have already registered for the May 6th Virtual Fox Fest. We still have room for many more. If you’re planning to attend, please register sooner rather than later. We don't want you to miss all the details about the conference we'll be sharing over the next couple of weeks. We want you to have a chance to read the white papers and download the examples once we release them before the conference starts. We'd hate to see you miss the opportunity to get a head start on all the goodies. Go get registered! Now, really, don't waste another minute. Here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Thanks to all who have already registered for Virtual Fox Fest (https://virtualfoxfest.com; May 6, 2021); we appreciate your support and our speakers are excited to share their sessions with you soon. That said, we know there are those who have not registered and have good intentions to do so before the conference starts. Please do so sooner than later. It literally takes minutes to register. Here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Our Virtual Fox Fest shirt store has been updated for 2021! Check it out at https://geekgatherings.logosoftwear.com/. You can choose your favorite color or put the VFF logo on any item LogoSoftwear sells. You’ll find instructions for customizing your purchase at https://virtualfoxfest.com/geekwear.aspx.
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2021
After much consideration, we've decided to stick with a virtual event for 2021. It will be structured similarly to Virtual Fox Fest 2020. Dates will be announced later. We're already looking forward to a live Southwest Fox in 2022.
posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021
West Wind Web Connection 7.20 is a maintenance release for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web apps. Version 7.20 adds support for WebSockets in Web Connection servers to push server messages to clients and have clients broadcast messages to other connected clients. There's a new Admin UI that consolidates the various Admin pages into a single Admin dashboard. wwDotnetBridge now supports .NET 5.0 (Core), and there's an updated local Web Connection Web Server running on .NET 5.0 and more. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
posted Friday, February 19, 2021
We had so much fun at Virtual Fox Fest 2020 that we've decided to do more online conferences. They won't all be three-day events; in fact, the next one (Thursday, May 6, 2021) is a one-day event. However, it'll still have the same great features everyone loves about VFF: great speakers delivering great sessions, live chatting during presentations, and getting to hang out virtually with new and old friends. This event will feature classic sessions from Southwest Fox, updated for 2021. Registration is available now so sign up today! We're still discussing whether to hold Southwest Fox in Arizona this fall. We expect to announce our plans for a fall conference by the end of March.
posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.32. Help Builder creates online and offline documentation with easy Markdown based content editing to quickly create content and publish output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder uses Web based HTML templates to create great looking online documentation, while letting you focus on creating great content. Version 5.32 is a maintenance release, which also has a number of improvements in the Web output templates. Web searches are improved with a new indexed search feature and better search navigation for topics. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users of V5.x can update for free.
posted Tuesday, December 22, 2020
We have 11 quick questions to help us plan future Virtual Fox Fest conferences. We would really appreciate your input: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F8ZLX9J
posted Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The Web Service Proxy Generator makes it easy to SOAP Web Services from Visual FoxPro. The tool provides a Wizard to generate a FoxPro Web Service client interface using a generated and automatically compiled .NET proxy and a FoxPro class that can then be used to a call Web Service methods. Version 1.70 updates the Proxy service generation to produce .NET classes with properties rather than fields for better compatibility and updates to the latest version of wwDotnetBridge. There's also a new sample service and FoxPro client that serves as a playground and demonstration tool to access special type features in the .NET interface and how to call it. As always upgrades to the same major version are free, and a shareware version allows you check out functionality.