MadFox July 2010 Recap: It’s Like Jazz

Posted by in C#, FoxPro, Other on 21. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

July’s MadFox meeting was like good jazz: we played around with a main theme throughout the night while continually improvising side solos on whatever caught our fancy at the time. We slowly built up to the main theme by reintroducing a theme from a previous meeting, Freshbooks. We discussed some of the features of Freshbooks […]

MadFox Recap, June 2010

Posted by in FoxPro on 18. Jun, 2010 | 0 Comments

MadFox June 2010 Recap, in which we talk FoxMock and mock FoxTalk (not really)!

The Panda and The Fox

Posted by in FoxPro on 24. Dec, 2009 | 2 Comments

Be careful when you name your software after animals, as not all animals get along well. At first.

On VFP and MySql ConnectionStrings

Posted by in Database, FoxPro on 30. Nov, 2009 | 10 Comments

I’ve begun doing some preliminary data warehousing of VFP data into MySql in order to test the speed, similar to what I did a few posts back with Advantage Database Server. Since MySql can’t just use VFP tables the way Advantage can, I created a script to manually load the already extracted and transformed data […]

Results of In-Depth Testing of Visual Foxpro vs. Advantage Database Server

Posted by in Database, FoxPro on 19. Nov, 2009 | 4 Comments

I was able to spend quite a bit of time configuring a copy of Advantage Database Server (ADS), and then running a series of tests to compare its performance against native Visual Foxpro (VFP). For the ADS, I created a new database on the server and pointed it at a folder of VFP tables. I […]

Sybase Advantage Database Server @ MPCUG

Posted by in C#, FoxPro, Web on 12. Nov, 2009 | 0 Comments

Last night Jay and Chris from Sybase took a detour after their presentation at Chicago’s FoxPro User/Developer’s Group to come up to Madison to give a presentation to the Madison FoxPro Users Group.

Top 10 Memories of Southwest Fox 2009

Posted by in FoxPro on 19. Oct, 2009 | 0 Comments

10. For an interesting, insider perspective you can read everyone’s twitter feeds during the event. You don’t need a twitter account to use this, and it only shows you the ones that where tagged with a ‘#swfox’ tag, which isn’t required and not everyone did on every post, but it’s insightful to say the least.  […]

For Each … FoxObject

Posted by in FoxPro on 18. Oct, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here’s a tip taken from Tamar’s session: Prior to VFP 9, enumerating through a collection object rendered COM objects which were…problematic.  In VFP9, Microsoft apparently introduced a FOXOBJECT keyword which will not make it a COM object, but rather a native VFP object.  This speeds things up tremendously, improves memory and stability, and reduces overhead.  […]

Getting Your Head Around Business Objects, with Tamar Granor

Posted by in FoxPro on 18. Oct, 2009 | 0 Comments

I chose this session with very low expectations.  After all, I had been using business objects pretty religiously for quite a while and consider myself adept at their usage. I get really annoyed when I encounter an app whose business logic is embedded in the U/I, but I try to make my clients understand that […]

What’s Guineu?

Posted by in FoxPro on 17. Oct, 2009 | 0 Comments

Well, it’s Catalan for Fox, but that’s not really your question is it? It’s also a slick runtime that allows you to run most VFP apps in a .NET runtime.  Wha? Yes. And that means you can run VFP apps on Windows Mobile or Linux or of course Windows.   It’s a commercial product by Christof […]