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Come join us in Arizona on October 14th and 15th prior to the Southwest Fox conference for two days of intense Web development training for West Wind Web Connection presented by Rick Strahl. We only have a few seats left as our room is filling up, so if you plan to come now is the time to make arrangements. This year we'll introduce a new version of West Wind Web Connection (6.0) and walk through the creation of a server based, MVC style Web application using the new scripting features on day one. On day two we look at building client centric, mobile Web ready applications using JavaScript and Angular JS with a FoxPro Web Connection backend. This training is relevant for all levels from beginners to existing Web Connection and Web experts and is loaded with lots of tips and tricks and best practices as we build a couple of applications from scratch and go through the development cycle. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hone your Web development skiills in an interactive classroom-style environment.

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 update is a maintenance release that adds a host of updates for wwDotnetBridge to facilitate interaction with many more new .NET types including, structs, long, char, byte, Single, DbNull and more. This release also updates the documentation with new examples and a new, easier to parse display theme. The Proxy Generator is available as shareware and registered users can simply re-download the registered version for a free update.

The Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will meet on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 PM in room 104, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 for a pizza dinner (or bring your own). Please email Tamar Granor ( or Jim Connolly ( if you plan to eat pizza, so we can make sure there?s enough. Toni Feltman will do a Southwest Fox preview of her session ?SQL Server Reporting Services.? The session will be a three-hour precon at the conference; this meeting features a shortened version.

West Wind Technologies has released West Wind WebSurge v1.0. WebSurge is an easy to use Web request and load testing tool, that makes it easy to capture HTTP sessions and play them back either individually or under load. Capture HTML, AJAX, REST or SOAP Service requests from browsers or Windows applications using our built-in capture tool, or manually create HTTP Headers for request sessions. Easily test individual requests for API testing or fire off full sessions of requests under heavy load. WebSurge runs locally on Windows machines and works inside of your Firewall or VPN for internal and external Web load testing. WebSurge is free for personal and open source use, and licensed for commercial use.

Simple, quick reminder: the Early-bird registration deadline is this Monday, August 31st. We would hate to see you lose out on the $50 discount. If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today: Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers. Only 50 days until we gather in Gilbert.

Chicago FUDG meets tonight! 5:30pm Our speaker is Phil Sherwood, and his topic is Software Marketing, a SWFox practice-preview. Info and RSVP at http://www.

West Wind Technologies has released a beta of West Wind Html Help Builder 5.0. Help Builder is a documentation solution that makes it easy to create any kind of documentation for applications, FAQs, references and more. Version 5.0 is a major update that introduces a new editor and a much richer editing experience as well as-you-type spell checking. Help Builder also adds the popular Markdown format for quicker text input and the ability to share text more easily. There are also new, cleaner and simpler templates for output creation and an overall overhaul of the user interface. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users can upgrade to the new version.

We're disappointed to share that Cathy Pountney won't be speaking at Southwest Fox this year after all. (She's fine, but needed to step out.) But we're delighted that Tuvia Vinitsky has agreed to help fill the schedule. He'll be covering two topics that should be of interest to both Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ attendees: (1) dbSchema: SQL Server Database Design and Maintenance Made Easy ( (2) PCI Compliance: Facts and Fears ( Tuvia's bio: Also, just a quick reminder that the next discount deadline is rapidly approaching. Register before September 1 for a $50 early-bird discount.