What's new in the Visual FoxPro Community


West Wind WebSurge 1.02 released
West Wind Technologies released v1.02 of its WebSurge HTTP request and load testing tool. WebSurge is designed to easily and repeatedly capture and play back individual or sessions of HTTP requests of your applications. You can capture all types of Http content including HTML and asset requests, or more commonly REST or SOAP services. WebSurge's workflow is optimized to make it easy to create or capture requests, test them quickly and then store and share them for later playback or testing. You can be up and running load tests in a few minutes. Load tests produce simple understandable stats that make it easy to capture and compare results between runs. Version 1.02 is a maintenance release that provides a number of UI and performance improvements.
Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday 14 Feb 2017
At our February CFUDG meeting we will take on the challenge to help bring the VFP interface into this century. Starting with the checkbox: What should a modern on/off yes/no checkbox look and act like? At this meeting, we will be doing some live team programming with the objective being to deliver a working and improved checkbox object to the attendees. Join us on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST) at WeWork, 332 S. Michigan - 9th Floor in Chicago. Please RSVP using the EventBrite link at http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com
Help Builder 5.0 RC3 released
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.0 RC3. Help Builder 5.0 is a major upgrade with support for a new topic editing experience using the popular Markdown format and a new rich text editor. There are many improvements in overall workflow for content creation. Help Builder is a tool for building online and offline documentation with easy tools to quickly create content and publish it to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files that you can use with FoxPro. Help Builder's HTML and CSS based, customizable templates make it easy to create great looking documentation while you can focus on content creation.
West Wind Web Connection 6.10 released
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.10 of its Web Development toolset for Visual FoxPro. This release is a maintenance release that also adds a handful of new feature. It adds support for automatic Html Encoding for script tags, support for FTP over SSH (SFTP), user security password encryption, an updated Markdown parser, a new and improved MVC script compiler and a host of small utility class enhancements. As always you can download the free shareware version, or if you're registered you should have received an update notification via email.
Markdown Monster 1.1 released
Markdown Monster is an easy to use and attractive Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. The editor sports syntax colored editing of Markdown text, inline spell checking, live HTML preview, embedding of images, links and built-in support for screen captures along with a few gentle toolbar helpers to facilitate embedding content into your markdown. The editor's goal is to let you focus on your content creation and not get out of your way of your creativity. You can publish your Markdown directly to your Weblog that supports WordPress or MetaWebLog APIs. You can manage multiple blogs and even download existing posts as Markdown. Check it out and edit your Markdown in style.
Philadelphia VFUG Dec. 13: Our future plus Amazon EC2
The Philadelphia VFP User Group meets 12/13 to discuss the future of our group. Dinner will be provided at this free meeting. We'll also have a short presentation on Amazon EC2.
Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday 8 Nov 2016
Celebrate Election Day Night with rational people in their quest for facts at Chicago FUDG. Jody Meyer will be joining us (in person!) to present what she has learned about SQL Server Indexing for mortals. SQL Server is an ideal alternative to native VFP tables as far as reliability and size limitations on the network, but for speed it is quite a step down from the performance of DBFs and Rushmore. Jody will cover indexing basics, best practices and the myths for SQL Server Indexes. This presentation will also help you analyze the effectiveness of your indexes to help you optimize them. Tuesday, the 8th of November 2016 at 5:30pm. Location: WeWork, 332 S Michigan - 9th Floor, Chicago. More info at: http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com RSVP using the EventBrite link on our home page. Members attend free, non-members please contribute $10 to help cover expenses.
Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday 11 Oct 2016
Members who attended Southwest Fox this year will share and discuss the most exciting presentations in Phoenix. Among the favorites was using version control in VFP, and adding DotNet functionality (such as two-way network communications between applications) through VFP. There was also a presentation that allows you to make your desktop applications accessible through the cloud without using web technologies - like remote desktop, but better and cheaper! Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 at 5:30pm. WeWorks, 332 S Michigan 9th Floor, Chicago. More info at HTTP://www.ChicagoFUDG.com where you can RSVP using the EventBrite link on the home page.
West Wind Web Connection 6.07 released
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.07. This is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and adds a few small enhancements to our recent major 6.0 release. This release includes a new Angular 2.0 template and walk through for getting started building an Angular 2.0 applications with Web Connection backend. Web Connection 6.0 includes many enhancements that make applications easier to create, manage and deploy with a new project system and automated deploy scripts. There are also many feature enhancements that facilitate building HTML, API and Service applications with Visual FoxPro. There is improved MVC style Web development, new REST JSON services support and a ton of improvements to existing components and tool libraries to make it easier than ever to create Web applications with Visual FoxPro.
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016: Free Components
DBI is giving away a full license of Calendar COM (ctxCalendar; https://www.dbi-tech.com/ComponentPage_ctxCalendar.aspx) to each Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ 2016 attendee (http://www.swfox.net). Calendar COM is a really great Outlook style scheduling control with three fully extensible views baked into one control: a multi-column Day View (a multiple day appointment scheduler for one resource or multiple resource appointment scheduler for one day at a time), a Week View Appointment Scheduler, and a Month Calendar / date picker. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. DBI has been a long-time supporter of Southwest Fox and we thank them for their generous support once again this year!