FoxCentral News http://www.foxcentral.net/ FoxCentral - News about the Microsoft Visual FoxPro community en-us Sun, 14 Aug 2022 21:17:51 GMT Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Speakers, Sessions, and Registration http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 912_202208041458 Thu, 04 Aug 2022 14:58:04 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Speakers (https://virtualfoxfest.com/speakers.aspx) and Sessions (https://virtualfoxfest.com/sessions.aspx) for Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (October) have been announced, and registration (https://geekgatherings.com/Registration) is open! Virtual Fox Fest is October 13, 19, and 25, 2022! Markdown Monster 2.6 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 911_202206301724 Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:24:20 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 2.6 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.6 adds a new command palette to search for and discover functionality, updates the Snippets Template Expansion engine, Window Presets and more. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy and updates for v2.x users are free. West Wind Web Connection 7.28 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com/ 910_202206171841 Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:41:38 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.28 is a minor bug fix update for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.28 adds a few small additional enhancements around the new consolidated Web administration interface. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (Oct): Call for Speakers http://geekgatherings.com/Submission 909_202205102252 Tue, 10 May 2022 22:52:53 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >We're excited to offer you Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (October), a three-day online conference presenting the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques and interoperability with other technologies. This conference provides a venue for VFP developers to come together virtually to learn more about how our fellow developers are using and extending VFP. For details about Virtual Fox Fest, please see https://virtualfoxfest.com. The conference is going to be on October 13th, 19th, and 25th, 2022. We've issued the Call for Speakers for Virtual Fox Fest. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document referenced at https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx and consider submitting sessions. Markdown Monster 2.5 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 908_202205101721 Tue, 10 May 2022 17:21:54 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 2.5 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.5 adds a new command palette to search for and discover functionality, a new Emoji picker, improved document loading, a new folder browser preview mode, support for Checkbox list markup and much more. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy and updates for v2.x users are free. Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): DBI Drawing, get registered right now http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 907_202204270014 Wed, 27 Apr 2022 00:14:11 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Our friends at DBI want to help incentivize you to register and have provided us licenses to their awesome products to give away. Two (2) Studio Controls COM 64, one (1) Solutions Schedule COM 64 Version 4.0, and two (2) $100 Microsoft Store Gift Cards. Drawing includes any person registered for Virtual Fox Fest by April 27, 2022 at 3:00pm ET (GMT -4). Register now, link to site is in the post topic. Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 906_202204212355 Thu, 21 Apr 2022 23:55:16 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Thanks to all who registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support. This is another friendly reminder to the rest of you that it takes just a few minutes to register, here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/registration. Emails to registered attendees begin next week with all the details about the conference. You can order your Virtual Fox Fest gear from https://geekgatherings.logosoftwear.com/. Virtual Fox Fest is May 5, 2022! West Wind Client Tools 7.27 released https://client-tools.west-wind.com/ 905_202204201942 Wed, 20 Apr 2022 19:42:12 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://client-tools.west-wind.com/images/ClientTools_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Client Tools is a suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web and REST service access, FTP, SFTP and low level TCP/IP access to your FoxPro applications. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, JSON and XML conversion features, several configuration management classes and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development. v7.27 is primarily a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and updates various support libraries to the latest versions. Updates for registered users of v7 are free and a shareware version is available to try. Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 904_202204052119 Tue, 05 Apr 2022 21:19:47 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Friendly reminder: if you have not registered for @VirtualFoxFest 2022 (May), head on over to https://geekgatherings.com/Registration and get it done. Registration staff are standing by waiting just for you! Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May): Time to Register http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 903_202203231713 Wed, 23 Mar 2022 17:13:11 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Virtual Fox Fest 2022 (May) is a one-day event on Thursday, May 5, 2022. We have some great speakers (https://virtualfoxfest.com/speakers.aspx) delivering great sessions (https://virtualfoxfest.com/sessions.aspx), live chatting during presentations, and getting to hang out virtually with new and old friends. This event will feature a mix of new and classic sessions from previous conferences, updated for 2022. Registration details (https://virtualfoxfest.com/register.aspx), deadlines, and cost are available on our Web site. Register for the conference here: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration. Don't procrastinate, get this done today! We're still discussing whether to hold Southwest Fox in Arizona this fall. We expect to announce our plans for a fall conference some time in April. More details here: https://virtualfoxfest.com West Wind WebSurge 2.0 released https://websurge.west-wind.com/ 902_202202030228 Thu, 03 Feb 2022 02:28:28 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://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 has released WebSurge version 2.0. This release is a major re-write of this Http REST Client and Web Load Testing tool for Windows. WebSurge makes it quick and easy to test APIs and Web Sites using an easy to use user interface for creating sessions of Urls to test either individually during development, or under load for stress testing. Version 2.0 features a modern and more responsive UI, a more efficient Http processing engine and many improvements for managing and importing Http requests. A free evaluation version is available to check out WebSurge and v users can upgrade to v2 at a discount. West Wind Web Connection 7.26 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com/ 900_202201180839 Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:39:59 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.26 is a minor bug fix update for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.26 adds a few small enhancements around the administration interface. A new server status JSON API allows for better monitoring of servers. Improvements make it easier to switch LiveReload on and off and the new consolidated Administration UI provides single page to all administrative functionality. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Markdown Monster 2.3 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com/ 901_202201140845 Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:45:05 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 2.3 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.2 is a maintenance release that adds better support for long file names, sports a completely redesigned Markdown Two-way Table Editor, improved startup time, and many small UI enhancements to provide more useful information and context sensitive operations to make it easier to create Markdown content quickly. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy. Markdown Monster 2.1 released https://markdownmonster.west-wind.com 899_202110170429 Sun, 17 Oct 2021 04:29:40 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 2.1 of its popular Markdown Editor and Weblog Publishing tool. v2.1 is a maintenance release that builds on top of the major v2.0 release and fixes a number of small issues. This release also includes many small UI improvements and performance updates. v2 is a major version upgrade from v1, but anybody registered after Jan 1st, 2021 can qualify for a free upgrade. You can try Markdown Monster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy. West Wind Web Connection 7.25 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com 898_202110120526 Tue, 12 Oct 2021 05:26:01 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.25 is a maintenance release for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.25 is mostly a bug fix and optimization release that updates various internal functionality. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades. Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Last call for Early-Bird savings http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 897_202109300137 Thu, 30 Sep 2021 01:37:14 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Last call (we want to make sure we have your attention)! Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021. The Early-Bird discount ends midnight (North American Eastern time) on Thursday, which is tomorrow night. Here is the direct link to get registered: http://geekgatherings.com/registration Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Procrastinators Unite and Register Today! http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 896_202109221738 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:38:46 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Thanks to all who have already registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support. There is less than a month until the first day of the conference! That said, we know there are procrastinators who have not registered and have good intentions to do so before the conference starts. Please, please, please do so sooner than later. In case you are procrastinating, please register for Virtual Fox Fest before October 1st. Three good reasons: 1) Save yourself $50!, 2) Our registration staff has a super busy October and would appreciate you saving $50. Not joking, and 3) If you wait until the week of the conference to register, you might not get your credentials until just before the first session on October 14th. You’ll miss all the details about the conference we’ll be sharing over the next few weeks, as well as chance to read white papers and download the examples before the conference starts. It literally takes just a few minutes to register. We'd hate to see you miss the opportunity to get a head start on all the goodies. Go get registered! Now, really, don't waste another minute. Here is the link: http://geekgatherings.com/registration. Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021! Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (Oct): Speakers, Sessions, and Registration http://geekgatherings.com/Registration 895_202108180345 Wed, 18 Aug 2021 03:45:54 GMT Southwest Fox Conference fox <img src='https://virtualfoxfest.com/images/ZoomFoxSmall.png' align='left' hspace='5' >Speakers and sessions for Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October) have been announced, and registration is open! https://www.virtualfoxfest.com West Wind Client Tools 7.23 released https://client-tools.west-wind.com 894_202108170519 Tue, 17 Aug 2021 05:19:43 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://client-tools.west-wind.com/images/ClientTools_Small.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Client Tools is a suite of utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web access, FTP, SFTP and low level TCP/IP access to your Foxpro applications. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, JSON and XML conversion features, several configuration management classes and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development. v7.23 is primarily a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues and updates various support libraries to the latest versions. Updates for registered users of v7 are free and a shareware version is available to try. West Wind Web Connection 7.22 released https://webconnection.west-wind.com 893_202108061754 Fri, 06 Aug 2021 17:54:14 GMT West Wind Technologies fox <img src='https://webconnection.west-wind.com/images/webconnection_165x124.png' align='left' hspace='5' ><img src='http://www.foxcentral.net/images/wwIcon.gif' align='right' />&nbsp;West Wind Web Connection 7.22 is a small maintenance release for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.22 is mostly a bug fix and optimization release that updates various internal functionality. There are also improvements to the admin UI, as well as a few small feature enhancements including support for retrieving multiple same name query string variables, AES support for encryption routines, and authentication updates in wwSmtp. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.