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02/10/18

Pracitcal Uses of wwDotNetBridge to Extend Your VFP Applications

wwDotNetBridge lets you call just about any .NET code directly from Visual FoxPro and helps overcome most of the limitations of regular .NET COM interop. This library by Rick Strahl allows you to provide .NET functionality to your Visual FoxPro applications that wouldn't otherwise be available. In this session, you'll see many practical examples that show how you can add new capabilities to your applications that would be difficult or impossible to achieve natively in Visual FoxPro.


Doug Hennig   About Doug Hennig: He is a partner with Stonefield Software Inc. He is the author of the award-winning Stonefield Database Toolkit (SDT); the award-winning Stonefield Query; the MemberData Editor, Anchor Editor, and CursorAdapter and DataEnvironment builders that come with Microsoft Visual FoxPro; and the My namespace and updated Upsizing Wizard in Sedna.

Doug is co-author of VFPX: Open Source Treasure for the VFP Developer, Making Sense of Sedna and SP2, Visual FoxPro Best Practices For The Next Ten Years, the What's New in Visual FoxPro series, and The Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 7.0. He was the technical editor of The Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 6.0 and The Fundamentals. All of these books are from Hentzenwerke Publishing (http://www.hentzenwerke.com). Doug wrote over 100 articles in 10 years for FoxTalk and has written numerous articles in FoxPro Advisor, Advisor Guide to Visual FoxPro, and CoDe. He currently writes for FoxRockX (http://www.foxrockx.com).

Doug spoke at every Microsoft FoxPro Developers Conference (DevCon) starting in 1997 and at user groups and developer conferences all over the world. He is one of the organizers of the annual Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ conferences (http://www.swfox.net). He is one of the administrators for the VFPX VFP community extensions Web site (http://vfpx.org). He was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) from 1996 through 2011. Doug was awarded the 2006 FoxPro Community Lifetime Achievement Award (http://tinyurl.com/6po3pwv).

Doug Hennig
03/10/18

Southwest Fox 2017, Gilbert, AZ, October 26-29, 2017

Toni M. Feltman presents: Putting the Pieces Together for Web Development

Level: Beginner

Up until recently I just didn't "get" how all pieces fit together when it came to Web Development. I knew and understood the basic fundamentals like HTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP.NET, and so on. What I never could fully grasp was how the pieces should be assembled. I read articles, watched videos, and even deployed a web site built upon a simple web framework that someone else wrote. I still couldn't make sense of it after following the step-by-step directions. It was not until I began to match up web techniques and components with things I had done in Visual FoxPro that I really started to understand.

This session will take you on a journey building parallel systems (a simple one) using both FoxPro and web technologies so that you can better understand how to build web applications using common architecture.

You will learn:

  • Basic web terminology and how it relates to Visual FoxPro terms
  • Using layers appropriately for various application types (Web Terminology = Layers)
  • How to quickly and easily build simple web applications using your Visual FoxPro experience
  • To understand how the web pieces fit together and should be assembled
  • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of web technologies such as HTML and CSS, and of various different type of objects in Visual FoxPro and how they can be used
Toni M. Feltman
04/14/18

Toni M. Feltman presents: Parkt Time SQL Server DBA

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of SQL Server

For a recent long term project I was afforded the luxury of having a true SQL Server DBA involved. In fact, my role as a developer isolated me completely from the production servers. Every interaction with the database had to go through the DBA before it went to production. This was a good thing because as SQL server has grown and advanced, I have lost sight with all of the ways to secure, monitor, and tune it. I was spoiled. Our DBA knew what he was doing and was a team player who worked well with the development teams.

Fast forward and our awesome DBA finds a different opportunity and leaves the organization. He is replaced with someone who is very inexperienced by comparison AND is not a team player. Suddenly systems that used to hum along nicely are crashing and somehow it is the developer's fault because the DBA has no clue how to monitor, tune, or secure the database.

This session will be a crash course in the bare bones basics of DBA level database tuning, securing, and monitoring. I hope that a few attendees can bring some of their horror stories to share.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize that your DBA needs help
  • Simple security techniques
  • Basic database monitoring tools and techniques
  • Database performance tuning
Toni Feltman
05/12/18

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06/09/18

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Summer Break GRAFUG  S U M M E R     B R E A K  
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09/08/18 Southwest Fox 2017, Gilbert, AZ, October 26-29, 2017

  2018 SWFox Practice Session

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10/13/18 Southwest Fox 2017, Gilbert, AZ, October 26-29, 2017

  2018 SWFox Practice Session

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11/10/18  ~ SWFox 2018 Review ~  
12/08/18

 W I N T E R     B R E A K - Happy Holidays

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01/13/18

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  • Currently held positions (2017):
    • President & Webmaster: Jody Meyer
    • Secretary: Mike Lyzun
    • Treasurer: Mike Potjer

  BULK INSERT - Getting From VFP to SQL Server... FAST!!




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