FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:41:06 GMT Southwest Fox 2017: Early-bird extension http://geekgatherings.com/registration 770_201708091722 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:22:04 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >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. Philadelphia VFP User Group meets July 11: Bazian on DataTables http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 769_201706291948 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:48:45 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The next meeting of the Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group will take place on Tuesday, July 11 (early notice due to the holiday next week) at Smooth-On Inc., 5600 Lower Macungie Rd, Macungie, PA 18062. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but come as early as 6:30 PM for dinner, which the group will provide. (If you?re coming for dinner, please send an email to tamar@tamargranor.com, so we get enough food.) Our speaker will be Menachem Bazian. Title: Enhance Data Presentation with DataTables Abstract: DataTables is a jQuery plugin that is a must for any web developer that uses tables. DataTables packs a huge one-two punch in terms of quick, out of the box functionality and incredibly powerful options to customize it just for your needs. If you use tables in your webapps, this session is a must for you. Southwest Fox organizers on The FoxShow https://geekgatherings.com/registration 768_201706201713 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:13:41 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Listen to Andrew MacNeill?s FoxShow podcast (http://traffic.libsyn.com/akselsoft/FoxShow82.mp3?dest-id=29030) featuring Rick, Doug, and Tamar talking about Southwest Fox 2017. Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 has been open for a few weeks and there?s less than two weeks until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register (https://geekgatherings.com/Registration/) before the end of June, you save $125 and we?ll throw in a pre-conference session worth $99. Not only that, but you?ll be entered in the drawings for up to three scholarships (http://swfox.net/scholarship.aspx) that will reduce your costs some more. Check out the speakers (http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and topics (http://swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) on the conference website. Markdown Monster 1.4 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com/ 767_201706191803 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:03:09 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.4 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. v1.4 brings many improvements including a new File Browser, native PDF generation, a new Light theme and direct Commit to Git. Check out Markdown Monster and rock your Markdown in style. West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator https://west-wind.com/wsdlgenerator/ 766_201706122053 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:53:06 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/wsdlgenerator/Images/webservice_128.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released version 1.50 of the West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator. This utility provides an easy way to connect your FoxPro application to SOAP Web Services via .NET's rich Web Service support. The tool includes a Web Service Proxy Wizard that automates the importing of all service functions and support data types and exposes them to your FoxPro code which can then interact with service via simple classes. Version 1.50 adds support for asynchronous service calls, improved Web Service imports and default support for .NET 4.0. Chicago FUDG meets Tuesday, 13 Jun 17 www.ChicagoFUDG.com 765_201706100210 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 02:10:36 GMT Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group fox <img src='http://www.mannager.com/ChicagoFoxLogo.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;Our Junel 2017 meeting will be held on Tuesday the 13th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (CST) at WeWork, 332 S Michigan 9th Floor, Chicago. This month's speaker is Greg Green who will demonstrate his XLSXWorkbook class from VFPx, which allows reading and creating XLSX based files. The class is developed in 100% VFP code with no other file dependencies. More info at www.ChicagoFUDG.com; please RSVP via the Eventbrite link on the home page. Southwest Fox 2017 - Registration Open http://geekgatherings.com/registration 764_201706011849 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:49:06 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx for a list of speakers and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait. West Wind Web Connection 6.12 released https://west-wind.com/webconnection/ 763_201705312304 Wed, 31 May 2017 23:04:07 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://west-wind.com/webConnection/images/webconnection_tiny.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.12 of its Web Development toolset 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. This release is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and provides a few small new feature improvements. West Wind Html Help Builder 5.01 released https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com 761_201705242001 Wed, 24 May 2017 20:01:26 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://helpbuilder.west-wind.com/images/HelpBuilder_150.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.01. Version 5.x is a major upgrade with support for a new topic editing experience using the popular Markdown format and a new 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. Version 5.01 adds support for image pasting into the editor, PNG compression and editor->preview syncing. Markdown Monster 1.3 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com/ 760_201705041809 Thu, 04 May 2017 18:09:22 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.3 of its 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 intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.3 brings many improvements including support for pasting and dragging images into the editor, Weblog publishing to Medium, custom field support for Weblog Publishing, support for Emoji embedding, Pandoc support and many UI improvements. Check out Markdown Monster and rock your Markdown in style. Southwest Fox 2017: Speakers and Sessions http://swfox.net 759_201705032145 Wed, 03 May 2017 21:45:39 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Speakers (http://www.swfox.net/Speakers.aspx) and sessions (http://www.swfox.net/SessionsSWFox.aspx) for Southwest Fox 2017 have been announced. Philly VFUG meets May 9: Tour of Smooth-On, a chemical manufacturing facility automated with VFP http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 758_201705021601 Tue, 02 May 2017 16:01:32 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group meets next Tuesday, May 9 with a special treat, a tour of the Smooth-On plant in Macungie, PA. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but come as early as 6:30 PM for dinner, which the group will provide. (If you?re coming for dinner, please email rpierce@smooth-on.com, so we get enough food.) The address is: Smooth-On Inc. 5600 Lower Macungie Rd Macungie, PA 18062 Abstract: Smooth-On is a large chemical manufacturer that recently moved into a new facility just south of Allentown. Prior to the move, we used VFP to do Order Entry, Inventory Control, Purchase Orders, Formula Management and Batch Scheduling, among other things. When we made the move, we took it to the next level and used VFP to Automate much of the manufacturing process. This tour will be conducted by the COO and explain the process, show examples of the types of things are made with our products, and discuss the benefits and challenges of the transformation. Southwest Xbase++ 2017 - Cancelled http://swfox.net 757_201704110108 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:08:13 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >Geek Gatherings LLC, the organizers of Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++, have partnered with Alaska Software and the best speakers from the Xbase++ community to run Southwest Xbase++ for the past five years. Last November, Alaska Software informed us their core staff members would not be presenting at conferences in 2017, in order to focus on their other commitments including the LEAP program, which tests Visual FoxPro source code projects in Xbase++. After hearing the news, we initially thought we would put the Xbase++ conference on hiatus for a single year as Alaska expects to have speakers available again in 2018. But after talking with others in the Xbase++ Community (including Alaska), we decided to try to run the conference without speakers from Alaska. We issued the Call for Speakers for both conferences. Unfortunately, we did not receive enough session proposals to put together an Xbase++ conference this year. We are naturally disappointed, but Alaska will continue to sponsor Southwest Fox and we are sure Southwest Fox will be a terrific conference on its own as it was for eight years before we incorporated the Xbase++ conference. In 2018, we hope to return to our usual dual conference format. We look forward to announcing the session topics and speakers and to getting registration rolling for 2017 very soon. West Wind Client Tools 6.10 released https://west-wind.com/WestwindClientTools.aspx 756_201703220933 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:33:55 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/WestWindClientTools_small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released version 6.10 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 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 SFTP class, a new Markdown Parser and Markdown() function and much more. A free shareware version is available for download to check out the product. Southwest Fox 2017: Session submission deadline extended http://swfox.net 755_201703201922 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:22:43 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >We?re still looking for a few more speaker submissions for Southwest Fox 2017. If you have something to share with our developer community, read the Call for Speakers (http://www.swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.pdf) and then use the Submission site (https://geekgatherings.com/Submission/Speaker) to send us your ideas. Please let us hear from you by next Monday, March 27. Philly VFUG meets March 14: Tour of Smooth-On, a chemical manufacturing facility automated with VFP http://vfpphilly.blogspot.com 754_201703072103 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:03:02 GMT Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group fox The Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group meets next Tuesday, March 14 with a special treat, a tour of the Smooth-On plant in Macungie, PA. The meeting will begin at 7 PM, but come as early as 6:30 PM for dinner, which the group will provide. (If you?re coming for dinner, please email tamar@tamargranor.com, so we get enough food.) The address is: Smooth-On Inc. 5600 Lower Macungie Rd Macungie, PA 18062 Abstract: Smooth-On is a large chemical manufacturer that recently moved into a new facility just south of Allentown. Prior to the move, we used VFP to do Order Entry, Inventory Control, Purchase Orders, Formula Management and Batch Scheduling, among other things. When we made the move, we took it to the next level and used VFP to Automate much of the manufacturing process. This tour will be conducted by the COO and explain the process, show examples of the types of things are made with our products, and discuss the benefits and challenges of the transformation. Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2017: Call for Speakers http://swfox.net 752_201702271827 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:27:04 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='http://swfox.net/images/KokoWhite.jpg' align='left' hspace='5' >We've issued the Call for Speakers (http://www.swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.pdf) for Southwest Fox 2017 and Southwest Xbase++ 2017. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the document and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site (https://geekgatherings.com/Submission). The conferences take place October 26-29, 2017. Session proposals are due by Monday, March 13 at 8 AM EST. Markdown Monster 1.2 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 750_201702222103 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:03:13 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://west-wind.com/Images/MarkdownMonster_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.2 of its Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is a an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM is a user friendly application to make content creation easy and effective. Generate HTML output or publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.2 includes many improvements to image handling and optimization and features new Scripting and Text Expansion addins that let you extend Markdown Monster's features quickl. Check out Markdown Monster and rock your Markdown in style. West Wind WebSurge 1.02 released http://websurge.west-wind.com 749_201702201937 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:37:58 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='http://websurge.west-wind.com/images/WebSurgeLogo_165.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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 http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com 740_201702120300 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 03:00:57 GMT Chicago FoxPro Users and Developers Group fox <img src='http://www.mannager.com/ChicagoFoxLogo.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;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