2019 ScheduleSchedule

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01/12/19
T-SQL Fundamentals Third Edition by Itzik Ben-Gan

  Annual Elections

  • Currently held positions (2018):
    • President & Webmaster: Jody Meyer
    • Secretary: Mike Lyzun
    • Treasurer: Mike Potjer

SQL Server 2017 - In the beginning...

Let's learn SQL Server together! We are assuming that there is no knowledge of SQL Server and we will learn together.

Please get the book: T-SQL Fundamentals-Third Edition
For more information: Itzik Ben-Gan

  • Discussion on any installation issues
  • Creating a SQL Server database
  • Connection to SQL Server via VFP 9
  • And... anything between the lines

It is helpful but not required:

  • Download SQL Server 2017 - Developer's Version
  • Download SQL Server 2017 - SSMS
Everyone








Jody Meyer
&
Group Effort
02/09/19
T-SQL Fundamentals Third Edition by Itzik Ben-Gan

 SQL Server 2017 - In the beginning... Chapter 2 We had a great first meeting... So... let's continue!!

If you haven't done so already, please get the book:
     T-SQL Fundamentals-Third Edition
     For more information: Itzik Ben-Gan

We are starting into Chapter 2 of this book. We won't be able to cover everything. If you have any suggestions about what you would like covered in this chapter, please let me know. See you soon!

Jody Meyer
&
Group Effort
03/09/19
T-SQL Fundamentals Third Edition by Itzik Ben-Gan

 SQL Server 2017 - In the beginning... continuing Chapter 2*

We are in the middle of Chapter 2 of this book. We will cover:

  • All-at-once operations
  • Data types
  • Operators and functions

* If you haven't done so already, please get the book: T-SQL Fundamentals-Third Edition. For more information: Itzik Ben-Gan

Jody Meyer
&
Group Effort
04/13/19
T-SQL Fundamentals Third Edition by Itzik Ben-Gan

 SQL Server 2017 - In the beginning... finihsing up Chapter 2*

We will cover:

  • Working with Date and Time data
  • Querying Metadata
  • System Stored Procedures and Functions

* If you haven't done so already, please get the book: T-SQL Fundamentals-Third Edition. For more information: Itzik Ben-Gan

Jody Meyer
&
Group Effort
05/11/19
T-SQL Fundamentals Third Edition by Itzik Ben-Gan

 SQL Server 2017 - In the beginning... Chapter 3

We will cover:

  • Cross Joins
  • Inner Joins
  • Composite Joins
  • Non-equi Joins
  • Multi-Join queries
  • Outer Joins

* If you haven't done so already, please get the book: T-SQL Fundamentals-Third Edition. For more information: Itzik Ben-Gan

Jody Meyer
&
Group Effort
Summer Break GRAFUG  S U M M E R     B R E A K     ~ June 2019  
Summer Break GRAFUG  S U M M E R     B R E A K     ~ July 2019  
Summer Break GRAFUG  S U M M E R     B R E A K     ~ August 2019  
09/14/19 Southwest Fox 2019, Gilbert, AZ, November 12-15, 2020

 SWFox Practice Session: Design Considerations for Multi-Language Applications

Preparing your vertical market application for an international customer base involves a lot more than just swapping the captions with a new language. MessageBox and WAIT dialogs need to be handled differently. Hard-coded combobox values need to be handled differently. Dates, numbers, and dollar amounts need to be formatted differently. Controls may need to be resized and groups of controls may need to be realigned. Certain customer data, such as lookup tables, may need to be translated. Utilities need to be created for helping with the translation process. The list goes on and on! Even if you're not considering multi-languages ... Is your application used by various disciplines? Nomenclatures can be handled using many of these same design considerations. For example, is it "Client" or "Customer"? Is it "Part Number", "Item Number", "Product Code", or "Service Code"? Starting to get the picture? In this session, Cathy discusses a wide variety of design considerations to help guide you through the process of localizing your application.

You will learn:

  • The general concept of how to swap languages (or nomenclatures)
  • The special considerations for MessageBox and WAIT dialogs
  • The special considerations for formatting of dates, numbers, and dollar amounts
  • The special considerations for various types of controls
  • The special considerations for implementing customer-translated data
  • Lots more!!!

Prerequisites: None

Cathy Pountney
10/12/19 Southwest Fox 2019, Gilbert, AZ, November 12-15, 2020

 SWFox Practice Session: Get More Productive With Visual FoxPro

Rapid Application Development is a leftover buzzword from decades past. Are you as productive with VFP as you can be, or wish to be? How do other developers use the world's best database application development tool to bring applications to market quicker? Are there tips I can learn to save me 10 minutes a day or an hour a week? This session demonstrates as many tips and productivity ideas as can be crammed into a 75-minute session. As the old saying goes, there are always three ways to accomplish something in Visual FoxPro. Sometimes we only know one way and there are two other ways that are faster or better. Sometimes we don't even know that you can accomplish certain things with VFP. I am constantly amazed, even after using Visual FoxPro for more than two decades, how much I have learned just looking over the shoulder of others as they develop with this product.The session has productivity tips for developers working with all versions of VFP, but focuses on IDE tips and tricks as well as some goodies from VFPX, including a new tool from VFPX that will be introduced at the conference.

You will learn:

  • How to make better use of the VFP tools: Class Browser/Component Gallery, IntelliSense Manager, Object Browser, and Task List Manager, Task Pane, Toolbox, and Code Reference
  • How to make better use of the code editors, IntelliSense, and IntelliSenseX (VFPX)
  • Why features like Document View, List Members, Quick Info, and Macros should be at your fingertips
  • How Property Sheet productivity is improved via Property Editors
  • How to extend the Class and Form Designers with Builders
  • How to use the Debugger more effectively
  • How to enhancing the VFP IDE to be more productive day-to-day
  • What VFPX enhancements can help

Prerequisites: None

Rick Schummer
11/09/19 Southwest Fox 2019, Gilbert, AZ, November 12-15, 2020  ~ SWFox 2019 Review ====> GoToMeeting - Please RSVP GoToMeeting
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December 2019

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