Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tuesday, September 9--Tamar E. Granor

The September meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will take place Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 PM at Valley Forge Pension Management, 715 Twining Road, Suite 202, Dresher, PA 19025. (Note: The Oreland offramp from PA 309 Southbound has been permanently closed. The easiest way to reach the meeting location from the PA Turnpike or 309 Southbound is to come through the Fort Washington Industrial Park.)

As usual, you're welcome to bring some dinner and come as early as 6:30.

Tamar E. Granor will be rehearsing her Southwest Fox session "We Used to Do it That Way, But ...".

Each new version of Visual FoxPro has brought new ways to do things, but breaking old habits is hard. Now that the VFP language has stabilized, it's time to hone our skills. This session examines some of the changes in the language over the years and demonstrates that learning to use the newer constructs can result in better, more maintainable, faster code.

Tamar E. Granor, Ph.D., is the owner of Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC. She has developed and enhanced numerous Visual FoxPro applications for businesses and other organizations. She currently focuses on working with other developers through consulting and subcontracting. Tamar served as Editor of FoxPro Advisor magazine from 1994 to 2000 and was Technical Editor from 2000 to 2008. She served as co-author of the popular Advisor Answers column from 1993 to 2008. She has also written for FoxTalk, Code, and FoxRockX.

Tamar is author or co-author of nine books including the award winning Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro and Microsoft Office Automation with Visual FoxPro. Her most recent books are Taming Visual FoxPro's SQL and What's New in Nine: Visual FoxPro's Latest Hits. Her books are available from Hentzenwerke Publishing ( Her next collaboration, Making Sense of Sedna and SP2, will be published in 2008.

Tamar is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Support Most Valuable Professional. Tamar speaks frequently about Visual FoxPro at conferences and user groups in North America and Europe, including every FoxPro DevCon since 1993.

You can reach her at or through

Note that we will have NO meeting in October, due to Southwest Fox.