What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Follow-up
Videos for all presentations are now available on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsLb2rL3ALQW9g5r-qqf_jA/videos) for free to everyone, as our contribution to the VFP community. Be sure to subscribe to our channel. If you didn't attend Virtual Fox Fest and want materials (white papers and sample code) for the presentations, go to https://geekgatherings.com/Registration and "register" for the conference.
West Wind Web Connection 7.30 released
West Wind Web Connection 7.30 is a maintenance update 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 7.30 adds additional features to the new integrated admin interface, updates default cookie handling to more secure cookies, and wwDotnetBridge adds big improvements to List, Collection, Dictionary handling via the ComArray class. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
West Wind Client Tools 7.29 released
West Wind Client Tools is a suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web and REST service 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. v7.29 is 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.
Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Don't forget or regret
Thanks to all who have registered for Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct). All the details here: virtualfoxfest.com. Early registrants help us plan ahead. This is another friendly reminder to the rest of you that it takes just a few minutes to register. geekgatherings.com/registration
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Early-bird deadline last call
The Early-Bird discount ends midnight (North American Eastern time) on Wednesday, August 31st, which is just a couple of days away. Here is the direct link to get registered! (https://geekgatherings.com/Registration). Virtual Fox Fest is October 13, 19, and 25, 2022! Only 45 days until we gather virtually via the Internet!
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Reminder of Early-Bird Deadline
Thanks to all who have already registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support and our speakers are excited to share their sessions with you soon. Please register for Virtual Fox Fest before September 1st, our Early-Bird deadline. We know you are interested in saving $50, and we would appreciate processing the bulk of the registrations in August. Perfect synergy! As a bonus, we won't process your payment until September. It takes just a few minutes to register. Virtual Fox Fest is October 13, 19, and 25, 2022.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Speakers, Sessions, and Registration
Speakers (https://virtualfoxfest.com/speakers.aspx) and Sessions (https://virtualfoxfest.com/sessions.aspx) for Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (October) have been announced, and registration (https://geekgatherings.com/Registration) is open! Virtual Fox Fest is October 13, 19, and 25, 2022!
Markdown Monster 2.6 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.6 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.6 adds a new command palette to search for and discover functionality, updates the Snippets Template Expansion engine, Window Presets and more. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy and updates for v2.x users are free.
West Wind Web Connection 7.28 released
West Wind Web Connection 7.28 is a minor bug fix update 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 7.28 adds a few small additional enhancements around the new consolidated Web administration interface. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Call for Speakers
We're excited to offer you Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (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 13th, 19th, and 25th, 2022. We've issued the Call for Speakers for Virtual Fox Fest. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document referenced at https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx and consider submitting sessions.
Markdown Monster 2.5 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.5 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.5 adds a new command palette to search for and discover functionality, a new Emoji picker, improved document loading, a new folder browser preview mode, support for Checkbox list markup and much more. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy and updates for v2.x users are free.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): DBI Drawing, get registered right now
Our friends at DBI want to help incentivize you to register and have provided us licenses to their awesome products to give away. Two (2) Studio Controls COM 64, one (1) Solutions Schedule COM 64 Version 4.0, and two (2) $100 Microsoft Store Gift Cards. Drawing includes any person registered for Virtual Fox Fest by April 27, 2022 at 3:00pm ET (GMT -4). Register now, link to site is in the post topic.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register
Thanks to all who registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support. This is another friendly reminder to the rest of you that it takes just a few minutes to register, here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/registration. Emails to registered attendees begin next week with all the details about the conference. You can order your Virtual Fox Fest gear from https://geekgatherings.logosoftwear.com/. Virtual Fox Fest is May 5, 2022!
West Wind Client Tools 7.27 released
West Wind Client Tools is a suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web and REST service 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. v7.27 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.
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register
Friendly reminder: if you have not registered for @VirtualFoxFest 2022 (May), head on over to https://geekgatherings.com/Registration and get it done. Registration staff are standing by waiting just for you!
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register
Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May) is a one-day event on Thursday, May 5, 2022. We have some great speakers (https://virtualfoxfest.com/speakers.aspx) delivering great sessions (https://virtualfoxfest.com/sessions.aspx), live chatting during presentations, and getting to hang out virtually with new and old friends. This event will feature a mix of new and classic sessions from previous conferences, updated for 2022. Registration details (https://virtualfoxfest.com/register.aspx), deadlines, and cost are available on our Web site. Register for the conference here: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Don't procrastinate, get this done today! We're still discussing whether to hold Southwest Fox in Arizona this fall. We expect to announce our plans for a fall conference some time in April. More details here: https://virtualfoxfest.com
West Wind WebSurge 2.0 released
West Wind Technologies has released WebSurge version 2.0. This release is a major re-write of this Http REST Client and Web Load Testing tool for Windows. WebSurge 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 2.0 features a modern and more responsive UI, a more efficient Http processing engine and many improvements for managing and importing Http requests. A free evaluation version is available to check out WebSurge and v users can upgrade to v2 at a discount.
West Wind Web Connection 7.26 released
West Wind Web Connection 7.26 is a minor bug fix update 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 7.26 adds a few small enhancements around the administration interface. A new server status JSON API allows for better monitoring of servers. Improvements make it easier to switch LiveReload on and off and the new consolidated Administration UI provides single page to all administrative functionality. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Markdown Monster 2.3 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.3 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.2 is a maintenance release that adds better support for long file names, sports a completely redesigned Markdown Two-way Table Editor, improved startup time, and many small UI enhancements to provide more useful information and context sensitive operations to make it easier to create Markdown content quickly. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy.
Markdown Monster 2.1 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 2.1 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.1 is a maintenance release that builds on top of the major v2.0 release and fixes a number of small issues. This release also includes many small UI improvements and performance updates. v2 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.