Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SWFox Begins

SWFox_2011_BoothSWFox 2011 begins tonight with the keynote followed by a reception. This is my fifth year attending/exhibiting at this conference. As I mentioned in a previous post we will be doing two sessions on Extending Your FoxPro data to other applications.
One of the demos is a JQueryMobile website that displays the class information for SWFox. This data is stored in VFP9 dbf files and is also used by the Kokopelli scheduling application.

The demo was written using JQueryMobile and accessing the data via the Advantage Web Platform. The example will work in virtually every browser and will automatically resize for various devices such as smartphones and tablets. The data is all read-only, however, data can be modified using simple methods if desired.


You can view the demo here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Southwest Fox 2011

We will once again be attending SWFox in Phoenix Arizona which starts on October 26th. I always look forward to this conference because of the great FoxPro community, it always feels like a gathering of friends. I am always impressed with the variety of training offered and the diversity of applications that are using FoxPro.

This year we will be focusing on Extending FoxPro applications. Advantage provides easy access to FoxPro data without any conversion and allows for concurrent access ensuring that current applications will continue to run without any code changes.

I will be presenting a session titled “Mobile Access to your VFP” on Thursday October 27th at 2PM. Here is the class description.

Need to extend your current VFP application to mobile devices or another technology? We will show you how without changing you current VFP application. See how to share your VFP data with your desktop application and mobile devices at the same time, along with getting other client/server benefits. In our session we will demonstrate concurrent data access with an iPad, iPhone, Android, and a mobile web application. Your current data can now be accessed by mobile workers without having to change the application currently used by the office workers. Your VFP application's life span can grow... we can show you how to do it.

If you are going to be attending SWFox this year please come to the session. Feel free to stop by our booth we will have an amazing giveaway as always. See you in Phoenix.