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West Wind Web Connection 5.72 released
Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 06h36
From West Wind Technologies: "West Wind Technologies has released version 5.72 of its FoxPro Web Application framework today. Web Connection makes it easy to build Web applications and services using the familar Visual FoxPro environment for development, testing and debugging. Version 5.72 adds a number of new debugging and tracing features to make it easier to debug startup problems. There are also a number of enhancements around JSON generation and parsing that drastically improve performance. Finally improvements in the w..."

CFUDG - April - Rick Borup
Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 14h28
Our speaker for April is Rick Borup, a well-known and highly regarded SouthWest Fox speaker. His topic is: "Refactoring VFP Code: If it Ain't Broke, Fix it". Do your applications suffer from Stale Software Syndrome? When you crack open a section of existing code for some simple maintenance work, are you reminded that you've frequently said "I really need to clean this up some day"? In this session we'll explore how and why code gets stale, and how refactoring can be an effective solution. ...

DBI Adds Universal Support to Studio Controls STUDIO CONTROLS for COM v1.4 Released
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 15h46
From DBI Technologies Inc.: "DBI Technologies Inc. continues to see an incredible interest for Scheduling and User Interface design component software for COM based ( ActiveX, OCX ) development. New releases of Microsoft Access (2013), VC++, LabVIEW and traditional development platforms including Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic continue to have enterprise relevance. "We're pleased to be able to respond to our current and new customer requests for additional enhancements that are now found in release 1.4 of Studio Controls fo..."

DBI Adds Universal Support for ERP and Field Service Management Systems with Solutions Schedule COM
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 15h32
From DBI Technologies Inc.: "Solutions Schedule COM offers the perfect ActiveX / COM / OCX component software choice for Creating intuitive resource planning, Field Service management systems, Logistics management and warehousing solutions. Quickly and efficiently. The World's number one Gantt style asset management and multi resource scheduling component software for COM-based development platforms - Solutions Schedule for COM offers the latest in Windows styles and themes and User Interaction with full developer cus..."

Document Management within Visual FoxPro
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 16h26
I created programs that will create an electronic filing system. The programs read the bar codes from the invoices and files them in electronic storage. This allows the end user to view the documents with a single click in the app. I will show the class how to setup the bar code reader and to accept individual scans for easy access. There are some recommended programs that will assist in the process. I will present them along with the Fox Pro program.

SaaS using VFP, WebConnection, and MySQL
Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 11h43
Chicago FUDG is pleased to announce that Michael Birnholz will be presenting his tools and techniques in creating a successful automotive commerce 'SaaS' business based upon VFP, WebConnect, MySQL and the various other tools needed to run a business. This is a rare opportunity for current and prospective entrepreneurs to see the components and techniques of another success story of a thriving business and chat with the guy who made it happen. Full details available on our website at http:/...

SSRS 101: SQL Server Reporting System for beginners
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 11h21
SSRS – SQL Server Reporting System has been evolving quietly over the past decade and has now emerged as Microsoft’s preferred tool for preparing and displaying database reports. It is the default reporting system for SQL Server and .NET, and also is a powerful standalone report generator. At the same time there has been a decline in the support for the integration of Crystal Reports with .NET, creating a need that Microsoft has moved to fill. SSRS is well supported, there are many tutorials...

Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2015 Call for Speakers
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 11h11
From Southwest Fox: "The call has gone out! We’re inviting anyone interesting in speaking at this year’s conferences to submit topics. You'll find the Call for Speakers at Please read the complete Call for Speakers document (linked from that page), and use our proposal submission application at Session proposals are due by March 9. (Yes, this is earlier than in prior years. We have some publicity plans that require us to have a li..."

Chicago FUDG: Carl Karsten on Python
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 22h57
Our February meeting will feature a long-time member from way-back: Carl Karsten. He'll be revealing the Python programming language to us. You know what programming is, now learn how to do it in Python with a crash coarse in the syntax. We'll start with 'Hello World!', followed by an introduction to the list and key/value dictionary data types, then touch on function and class definitions, and end when we run out of time. I will mention the standard library and package index, but discover...

Open Mike Night--VFP Tips and Tricks
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 15h41
This month is part 2 of our VFP Tips and Tricks series. Come prepared with one or two (or more) short items you want to share with the group. They can be about the VFP UI, the language, application design, great tools, or pretty much anything else VFP-related. (And it’s okay to come even if you have no tips to share.)

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