Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August 13--Hank Fay on Lianja, with dinner provided

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 13 at 7 PM. We’ll provide dinner for the group beginning at 6:30 PM. Please send an email to tamar@tamargranor.com if you’re coming for dinner, so we have enough.

We continue our Southwest Fox previews this month. Our speaker is Hank Fay and he’ll be presenting the instructional material from the pre-conference “Workshop on Migrating Applications to Lianja.” During the workshop, this material will be interwoven with hands-on work relevant to the instructional material, when participants will have the option to perform these actions on an app of their own choosing.

Hank Fay is President of Professional Systems Plus, Inc, (ProSysPlus) and Chief Technology Officer of DataWorks, Inc. His interest in enhancing software development through the use of metadata began in 1995, shortly after his book on "Event-driven Programming in FoxPro 2.5" was published. Together with Frank Camp, he wrote a tool integrating xCase with the Visual ProMatrix framework for VFP, along with libraries that supported and extended VPM. That toolset has delivered, and continues to deliver, enterprise applications world wide. Hank is a Lianja MVP for both 2012, when the award was initiated, and for 2013. Lianja is the toolset that meets his criteria for being able to provide a development platform for domain experts to create enterprise-class software that runs everywhere, on everything. ProSysPlus created the ERD tool integrated into Lianja.