Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April: Jim Connolly and Steven McCann on using West Wind Web Connect to put a legacy application online

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 10 at 7 PM. As usual, feel free to come as early as 6:30 and bring some dinner. This month, member Jim Connolly and his co-worker, Steven McCann, will present the work they’re doing with West Wind Web Connect. They show the web site for Volpe Express Trucking. They created a customer interface for rating, tracking and access to accounts receivable. They also created access for the employees to allow access of the tracking of the deliveries and the drivers. They interface with Google APIs to allow tracking and to calculate distances between stops. They use XFRX to present reports on the Web site. They’ll explain how West Wind gives them the ability to interface with their legacy FoxPro system and can show examples of easy web pages to interface with FoxPro. Jim has been working since 1985 with FoxPro. He created the Volpe Express legacy system since 2003. Steven has been working with FoxPro since 2008 and has been working for Jim since the fall of 2011.