What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community
We've issued the Call for Speakers for both the Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ conferences. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please check out http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx.
The Philadelphia VFP User Group will meet Tuesday, March 11. Tamar E. Granor will present ?Office 365: An IT Department for small businesses.?
Abstract: Small development shops (and other small businesses) generally don't have the skills in-house to operate a mail server or host their own website. Time spent on these and other IT tasks comes out of billable hours. Microsoft's Office 365 offers an inexpensive way of outsourcing these tasks. For a small monthly fee, a company gets an Exchange server, web hosting, cloud storage, and the latest version of Office. In this session, we'll look at what Office 365 has to offer, including a look at the SharePoint-based team and public sites you can create.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The February 17, 2014 release of the VMP framework has been posted, containing numerous bug fixes as well as a few enhancements.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
For the Chicago FUDG February meeting, Arturo Caines will be presenting a technology called "Cast Iron" which allows you to integrate cloud and web data sources with your in-house application data. Data sources include web services (including Amazon, UPS, and SaaS providers like Salesforce) and XML data. This should be another good one! Members attend free, non-members please contribute $10 to help cover our costs.
5:30pm (CST) on MONDAY the 17th at our NEW location: 1871 at the Merchandise Mart suite 1212. When you arrive at the 1871 front desk (adjacent to the west elevator bank) ask to be directed to the FoxPro meeting in the IMSA classroom. Reasonable ($10) parking is available 1 block north of the Orleans Street (west) entrance of the Merchandise Mart.
Please RSVP using the EventBrite link on our web page. http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
West Wind Technologies has released an update to the Web Service Proxy Generator, which automates the process for creating FoxPro clients to complex SOAP 1.x Web Services. The tool makes calling Web Services as easy as calling methods on a generated FoxPro proxy class. This release adds better runtime support for various Windows versions without requiring extra runtime installations. It also adds additional type conversions to access some natively unsupported .NET types like Single, char, byte and DbNull. The Proxy Generator is available as shareware and registered users can simply re-download the registered version for a free update.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
West Wind Technologies has released version 5.68 of its FoxPro Web Application framework today. Web Connection makes it easy to build Web applications using the familar Visual FoxPro environment for development, testing and debugging. Version 5.68 is primarily a maintenance release, but also adds a host of new security updates and features to minimize XSS attacks and SPAM posts on open form URLs. Additionally this version also adds better Windows version support for the client libraries to run without requiring addition runtime support libraries. Web Connection is free to try and this is a free upgrade to registered users of version 5.50 and later.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
West Wind Technologies has released version 5.68 of West Wind Client Tools. Client Tools provide a host of Internet functionality to FoxPro applications including support for SMTP email, rich HTTP access, FTP up and downloads as well as high level data services REST, SOAP and HTTP based data services. The toolkit also contains many utility classes including a simple business object layer, SQL Server data access wrapper, .NET bridge helper to access .NET code from FoxPro, XML and JSON serializers, PDF rendering and more. This update fixes a few Windows runtime issues, as well as providing many enhancements to the JSON serializer and wwDotnetBridge functionality. Updates are free to registered users of 5.0 and later, and a free shareware version is available for download to check out the product.