Tuesday, January 17, 2012

February 14: Menachem Bazian on Class Design

Just in! Our February 14 meeting will feature Menachem Bazian, presenting his Southwest Fox 2011 session "Class Design Strategies":

When is a class needed and when isn't it? How can you design classes that add power and flexibility not only to your current application but to all your projects? How can you simplify the development and maintenance by using classes?

The "textbook" answer is to do a full blown object orientation analysis and design. But what do you do if you don't have the time for that formal process?

This session, which is both theoretical and practical (code based), will discuss how to think in "OO" mode and how the traditional Cowboy Programmer approach of Visual FoxPro and the formal world of Object Orientation can come together and live in harmony.

The session will also discuss how to modify classes safely.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January meeting: Bob Pierce on status info

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 10. Our speaker this month will be Bob Pierce. He will demonstrate building a small VFP project that can be used to display status info and data that is simple to build yet has a modern App/Gadget feel using just basic VFP controls and classes.  If there is time he will discuss his recent adventures in bar-coding and lot control and some of the issues he ran into as well as the advantages it has delivered already and future planned enhancements.

We’re looking for speakers for upcoming meetings. If you have something to share with the group (whether it’s 10 minutes or the whole session), please get in touch with Bob, rpierce@smooth-on.com.