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April 2014: Open Discussion Night
Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 11h43
Yes, we are meeting this evening - it will be an open discussion night. 5:30pm (CST) on MONDAY the 21st at 1871 at the Merchandise Mart suite 1212. When you arrive at the 1871 front desk (adjacent to the west elevator bank) ask to be directed to the FoxPro meeting in the IMSA classroom. Reasonable ($10) parking is available 1 block north of the Orleans Street (west) entrance of the Merchandise Mart.

It's so, uh, "gray", Tips & Tricks to Improve Your App's User Interface
Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 13h03
Ever have a developer ask you to look at the "coolest app ever written," only to discover the UI is an incomprehensible mess? You know the apps: garish background colors; a mish-mash of fonts, colors and sizes; a steady stream of run-of-the-mill windows with the default 'gray' background; alignment issues; tab order that hasn't been properly set; buttons with wildly different sizes; the list goes on (I've written my share of these apps myself). In this session, we'll take an ugly ("writte...

Why Thor? by Jim Nelson
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 07h35
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Detroit Area Fox User Group (DAFUG) presents: 1) "Why Thor?" by Jim Nelson Because: -the IDE has been stagnant since version 9 was released about a decade ago, when its features were already lagging behind what was available in other environments; the IDE has the feel from a time long ago. -the intricacies of SCXs and VCXs and the inheritance model make for a complex environment in which we have become accustomed to making do with the tools provided, as if th...

DBF Converter v3.95 released
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 08h15
From HiBase Group: "DBF Converter v3.95 allows convert DBF files (dBase III/V, dBase Level 7, Foxpro, Visual Foxpro) to other common formats: XLS, XLSX, XML, TXT, HTML, MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle script, CSV from GUI or command line. The new version improves conversion to MySQL. DBF Converter runs on Windows XP, NT, Vista, Server 2012, Windows 7/8/8.1 (32/64-bit)"

.Net Development Manager
Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 17h12
HealthFitness has a great opportunity for a .Net Development Manager/Technical Leader for our Lake FOrest, IL office. We are looking for the .Net Developer Manager/Technical Lead to lead an experienced and motivated team of software developers on a multi-year effort to design, implement, and support a Wellness Management SaaS Platform, which is a key business system for HealthFitness. Primary Duties & Responsibilities: •Responsible for design, development, and implementation of an ...

Lead .Net Developer
Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 17h07
Job Description HealthFitness has a great opportunity for a Lead .Net developer in out Dallas, TX office. The Lead .Net Developer is to lead a group of 3-6 developers and work in collaboration with the team to ensure that user stories, acceptance criteria and usability requirements are developed in a manner that meets the business needs and software engineering best practices, and is in alignment with architectural guidance. JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES: •Provide high level analysis, desig...

.Net Developer
Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 17h04
HealthFitness had a great opportunity for a .Net Developer in our Dallas, TX office. The role of the Developer is to work in collaboration with the team to ensure that user stories, acceptance criteria and usability requirements are developed in a manner that meets the business needs and software engineering best practices, and is in alignment with architectural guidance. JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES: •Provide high level analysis, design, programming, testing, implementation, and documentat...

Southwest Fox 2014 Call for Speakers Reminder
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 15h29
From Southwest Fox: "Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 are due by 8 AM EDT this Friday, March 21. If you’re interested in speaking, please see http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx for instructions. We look forward to hearing from you."

Open Mic Nite - Development Tools
Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 16h53
Chicago FUDG's March 2014 meeting will feature members Open-Mic night to show favorite development tools. Michael Hogan will also present a simple FoxPro/WebConnect/JQuery Mobile business application for tablets and handhelds. We will also discuss plans for the spring thaw - whenever it decides to arrive. Our usual agenda includes a few moments for business chatter followed by one or two presentations on a relevant Database Development topic and some group discussion We occasionally have nationa...

Cloud Now Initiative
Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 00h44
Businesses are beginning to realize the advantages of running their operations from the internet with web enabled software. There’s a paradigm shift moving from on premise local networks towards Cloud Computing. For years the focus had been developing a traditional client-server application. Today, the Cloud has been gaining traction as a result of advancements in technology and a reduction in cost. Applications written in Visual FoxPro are currently running web-enabled in the VOS platform. The ...

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