Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November 12: Craig Benson: "Keeping Up Appearances in VFP"

Our final meeting for 2019 is Tuesday, November 12. Craig Benson will present "Keeping Up Appearances in VFP"

Abstract: TIW released a FoxPro based Manufacturing Product called "WorkShop" in June of 1990. Over the past 30 years, the product has evolved to become a complete modern ERP solution known today as ALERE. This session will focus on methods of upgrading and expanding the standard VFP user interface to create a modern look and feel. Some of the topics discussed will include Themed Title Bars, Ribbon Menus, Drop-Down Edit Boxes, Document Management, OLE Drag and Drop, Signature Boxes and Mobile VFP Applications using RDS.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September 10: Bob Pierce on "Going Offline"

Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 10. Bob Pierce will present “Going Offline.”

Abstract: Ideally all data presented to the user would be generated in real time, but there are times that it makes sense to process some information offline, I will look at some of these cases where you might consider doing this and some of the reasons why.  Additionally I will show some techniques I use to manage these processes.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 9: Tamar E. Granor presents "Getting Started with PHP"


Our next meeting is Tuesday, July 9. Tamar E. Granor will present a Southwest Fox preview, “Getting Started with PHP”:

PHP is one of the most commonly used languages for adding code to websites. It allows you to pre-process information and generate HTML, and it has extensions for working with a variety of databases, including SQL Server and MySQL. In this session, we'll look at the basics of PHP as well as how to use it to add data to websites at runtime.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 14: Menachem Bazian presents Creating efficient data enabled web pages with PHP, Codeigniter, Javascript, jQuery and Ajax


Our next meeting is next Tuesday, May 14. Menachem Bazian returns for “Creating efficient data enabled web pages with PHP, Codeigniter, Javascript, jQuery and Ajax.”

Abstract: This session will discuss how to make websites and web applications data aware with greater efficiency using Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX). The session will show how to build web pages that seamlessly retrieve and save data. The session will discuss:

1. What Ajax is
2. Creating a PHP module to service ajax data communications from the WebSite
3. Using Javascript Object Notation (JSON).
4. Creating Ajax requests and processing results in the web page.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 12 meeting: VFP in the trucking industry

User group season is back! Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 12. We’ll be focusing on the use of VFP in the trucking industry with a trifecta of speakers:
  • Samuel Katzovicz of TMX Intermodal Inc. will present what his company is doing with VFP today.
  • Jim Connolly will focus on getting data to the web from a spreadsheet.
  • Steven McCann will present VFP programs on the web using West Wind interface.
Mark the following dates for the rest of this year’s meetings: May 14, July 9, September 10, November 12.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

November 13: Leveraging your product's website to expedite product development and stability


Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 13. Scott P. Malinowski will present “Leveraging your product's website to expedite product development and stability.”

Scott works for NEMRC (New England Municipal Resource Center). He has been a VFP Developer for 26 years from FoxPro Base upward, with some Quicksilver and Xbase 3.

Abstract: Most vertical market applications have a corresponding website to market the sales of their application.  The purpose of this session is to show you how easy it can be to use the same website to serve updates, collect and report error information, collect and report other system information, validate active clients and keep your customer databases up to date with current information.  The session will show the use five technologies, Visual FoxPro, HTML, perl and FTP and Windows Scheduled Tasks.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WEDNESDAY Sept 12: Tamar Granor on Drag and Drop


Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 12. (Note the special meeting night, due to Rosh Hashanah.) 

Tamar Granor will do a Southwest Fox preview with her session “Drag Your Applications into the 21st Century with Drag-and-Drop.”

Abstract: Users today expect to be able to interact with applications by dragging and dropping. FoxPro has offered drag-and-drop capability since VFP 3, but many developers have never worked with it. In fact, VFP offers two separate approaches for drag-and-drop, a native capability and OLE drag-and-drop, which allows you to interact with other applications and gives you greater control over the process. In this session, we'll look at both approaches and show both how easy simple drag-and-drop is, and the complex things you can accomplish with it.

Also, be aware that registration is still open for the Southwest Fox conference October 18-21 in Gilbert, AZ. Check out the speakers and topics.