West Wind Technologies has released version 6.17 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 and SFTP up and downloads as well as high level REST and HTTP based data services. The toolkit also contains many utility classes including a simple business object layer, SQL Server data access wrapper, a powerful.NET bridge to access .NET components and extend FoxPro code, JSON and XML serializers, a JSON REST service client, PDF rendering and more. This release adds a couple of small feature enhancements and fixes a number of small bugs. A free shareware version is available for download to check out the product.
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.17 of its Web Development tool set for Visual FoxPro. Web Connection is a rich tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using Visual FoxPro for backend processing. Use your existing FoxPro skills to get applications on the Web or act as a backend to a mobile app, rich Web apps, or more widely accessible APIs. Version 6.17 is mostly a maintenance release that fixes a few bugs, and enhances performance in several areas. As always, registered users of Version 6.x get a free upgrade, and a free shareware version is available for all to check out Web Connection.
posted Thursday, September 7, 2017
The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at Smooth-On Inc., 5600 Lower Macungie Rd, Macungie, PA 18062. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but bring some dinner and come as early as 6:30 PM.
Our speaker will be member Bob Pierce. Here?s his description:
Dashboards and Graphics ? I will show how I have integrated graphics and dashboards to make information faster to digest. I will explore several different techniques to present data with and without graphics. Several of the styles are straight VFP implementations, but also will show a couple tools from VFPX.
posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.6 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM is a user friendly application to make content creation easy and productive with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.6 brings small UI enhancements including new useful Editor and Preview context menu options, copying markdown selections to HTML for pasting into rich documents, saving to encrypted files, easier word wrap toggling and more.
posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017
VFPX has moved from CodePlex to GitHub. See my blog post at http://doughennig.blogspot.com/2017/08/vfpx-has-moved.html for details.
posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
White Light Computing has copies of HackCX Professional and ViewEditor Professional available on the Forward Thinking Software VFP store. Also, if you know of someone who needs a license for Visual FoxPro, you can pick up one for only $999 and it includes the Visual Extend framework from Wizards and Builders GmbH.
posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.02. Version 5.x is a major upgrade with support for a new topic editing experience using the popular Markdown format and a new much richer code based 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 focus on content creation. Version 5.02 is a maintenance release that also adds preview syncing, pasting of images into the editor and a smoother editing experience.
posted Friday, August 18, 2017
West Wind Technologies released v1.08 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 1.08 adds support for remembered session cookies, and adding multiple simulated users as well as many UI tweaks and fixes.
posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Ooops, we goofed! One of the us went on vacation and completely forgot to schedule the end of July reminder to get registered before the Southwest Fox 2017 Early-bird deadline. So to make up for this colossal mistake, we have decided to extend the Early-bird discount of $50 through August 21st. The conference takes place October 26-29, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. Head over to the registration Web site today: https://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Check out our list of amazing speakers and dig into our session tracks on our site: http://swfox.net. Follow the news about the conference on our blog.
posted Monday, August 7, 2017
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.50 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM is a user friendly application to make content creation easy and productive with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.5 brings many small improvements including a new light application theme, saving to encrypted files, easier word wrap toggling, a non-admin installer, easy PDF output, and externally opened preview links.