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It is the last day to register for A SPECIAL EVENT: Christof Wollenhaupt will be presenting live and in person to the Chicago FUDG on Tuesday the 14th of Oct. previewing his SWFox presentation: "Lessons Learned from SQL Server". Please RSVP at the Eventbrite link on our web page. This is a must-see presention!!

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be next Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7 PM in Room 104, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. (Note the change of room.) As usual, feel free to bring something to eat and arrive as early as 6:30. We continue our Southwest Fox previews this month. Toni Feltman will (remotely) present both of her Southwest Fox 2014 sessions: "I Need a REST!" and "Should I be Concerned?"

West Wind Technologies has released version 5.70 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 5.70 adds new and improved REST service features and JSON improvements to facilitate building rich client JavaScript applications. A new client centric AngularJs mobile-first sample application has been added to demonstrate some of the new REST features and integration between client centric apps and Web Connection. Web Connection is free to try and this is a free upgrade to registered users of version 5.50 and later.

A SPECIAL EVENT: Christof Wollenhaupt will be presenting live and in person to the group on Tuesday the 14th ofOct 14, previewing his SWFox presentation: "Lessons Learned from SQL Server" in which outlines the methods and pitfalls he encountered while migrating the data tier of a VFP application to SQL Server. Please RSVP at the Eventbrite link on our web page.

West Wind Technologies has released Version 1.30 of 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 is a maintenance release that adds a number of wwDotnetBridge routines to simplify working with various specialized .NET types like enums, and complex array values and speciality types like DbNull, Single, byte values that are not natively supported by FoxPro. This release also fixes issues with Reference parameters. The Proxy Generator is available as shareware and registered users can simply re-download the registered version for a free update.

September's Chicago FUDG meeting will feature Toni Feltman practicing her SWFox sessions; "I Need a REST!" and "Should I be Concerned?" More info and detailed descriptions at http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com. Save the date for our next meeting: Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 featuring Christof Wollenhaupt as our speaker.

Alaska Software is offering special discounts on Xbase++ 2.0 for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 attendees, as follows: 1) Xbase++ 2.0 is available and shipping September 30, 2014. 2) Prerequisite for this offer is registration to Southwest Xbase++ or Southwest Fox conference 2014. 3) Get a 30% discount for all new customers purchasing Foundation Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,199) or Professional Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,999). 4) Get an additional 10% Competitive Upgrade, if you provide proof of purchase of VFP 9 or Clipper. 5) All attending Southwest Xbase++ who have a subscription (purchased in last 12 months) get 3 months extension for their current subscription. How does this offer work? Simple: you contact Alaska Software at their booth during the conference, place your order, and get the boxed Xbase++ 2.0 DVD on the spot. This is also true for the active Xbase++ users who stop in at the Alaska Software booth. Regardless of which edition of Xbase++ 2.0 you purchase, your savings goes a long way towards paying for the conference ticket. We want to make Alaska?s offer even more attractive, so we?re extending our early-bird pricing for Southwest Fox/Xbase++ right up until Xbase++ 2.0?s September 30 ship date. Register for either conference before midnight September 30 and get a $50 discount; pay only $745.

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, September 9at 7 PM in Room 158, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. As usual, feel free to bring something to eat and arrive as early as 6:30. We continue our Southwest Fox previews this month. Tamar Granor will be rehearsing her session ?Go Beyond VFP's SQL with SQL Server?. Abstract: The subset of SQL in Visual FoxPro is useful for many tasks. But there's much more to SQL than what VFP supports. Those additions make it easy to do a number of tasks that are difficult in VFP. In this session, we'll solve some common problems, using SQL elements that are supported by SQL Server, but not by VFP. Among the problems we'll explore are combining a set of values contained in multiple records into a delimited list in a single record, working with hierarchical data like corporate organization charts, finding the top N records for each group in a result, and including summary records in grouped data.