Southwest Fox 2010
October 14-17, 2010
SanTan Elegante Conference & Reception Center/Legado Hotel
Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC
Friday, October 15, 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 16, 11:30 a.m.
Servoy is a market leader in powerful hybrid (SaaS and on premises)
software. As an application server and development platform, Servoy is
an ideal tool for Visual FoxPro developers looking to Web-enable their
applications and/or to offer multi-platform client/server applications.
So from a single code-base you can deploy browser based and
client/server applications. Servoy provides a powerful, productive, and
dynamic data-centric programming environment and toolset that FoxPro
developers are used to and can enjoy with Visual FoxPro.
Today, more than 20,000 developers are working with the Servoy product
suite. Companies like Symantec, Stanford University, Wells Fargo,
Verizon, UCLA Hospital and many ISV's rely on Servoy for managing data
and presenting it to their customers and employees through rich
applications over the LAN, WAN and Internet connections. Visual FoxPro
developers who have built and deployed Servoy applications appreciate
the fact that Servoy is very easy to learn with support for taking DBF
based Visual FoxPro applications to the web. Discover resources on
Servoy for VFP developers at www.servoy.com/foxpro including a free
download of our fully functional community edition of Servoy.
Stop by our booth and ask for a free USB stick with software,
documentation, whitepapers, tutorials, and be sure to attend our special
demo-centric vendor session presented by Ken Levy.
Title: Extended VFP Application Data to a Mobile Device
Presenter: Chris Franz, Systems Consultant
Friday, October 15, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 8:30 a.m.
Are your customers asking for mobile access to their VFP data? Do you
need to start providing mobile access for a competitive edge? This
session will cover how to extend your current VFP data to a mobile
device. It will demonstrate how easy it is to allow concurrent DBF data
access from your existing VFP application and a mobile device at the
same time from virtually any mobile device using the IDE of your choice.
There is no need to convert your data to allow DBF data access with
mobile devices such as Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, etc.
all while allowing you the freedom to write the mobile application of
your choice. Come see how!
Title: Visual FoxPro and Xbase++, a Comparison
Presenter: Steffen F. Pirsig
Friday, October 15, 8:30 a.m.
This session is for any Visual FoxPro developer who feels comfortable
with the VFP language in general or has made a significant investment
into the VFP language but doesn't want to abandon his/her existing
knowledge, investments and of course the power of the language itself.
If you are interested in seeing how the xBase language beyond Visual
FoxPro has evolved, this session is a must see for you!
Topics covered are:
This session is about Xbase++ as of today and is a perfect
prerequisite for anybody attending the session about the
"Visual Xbase++, the Next Generation Visual FoxPro".
Title: Visual Xbase++, the Next Generation Visual FoxPro
Presenter: Steffen F. Pirsig
Sunday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.
In this session we will show for the first time how Alaska Software
sees the future for Visual FoxPro developers. In 2008 and 2009,
Alaska Software learned a lot about the VFP community's requirements
and how the Visual FoxPro development tool is used. Since
early 2010 a project team at Alaska Software started to work on
the next-generation VFP tool-chain. Any VFP developer, looking for a
way to continue with the existing knowledge and investments, should
attend this session to learn more about our plans. It is recommended
to those who have no idea about what Xbase++ is to attend the
session "Visual FoxPro and Xbase++, a Comparison" as only then
will the attendee really understand how far and beyond the product
strategy of Alaska Software goes.
Alaska Software also wants to invite the VFP community to share
its thoughts and actively criticize our strategy outline thereafter.
Sunday, October 17, 11:30 a.m.
Foxpert software development and consulting offers its services to
single developers and Fortune 100 companies alike. Whether it's Visual
FoxPro, .NET, whether it's architecture, design, security, or just
getting the project done, whether it's short term or long term, we can
assist you with your software development business. For more information
We also offer two lines of products. Guineu (http://www.guineu.net)
is the FoxPro runtime for .NET compatible platforms allowing Visual
FoxPro developers to extend their services beyond what was possible
PC-AS is an established and long-trusted pharmacy software system for
Foxpert is the exclusive world-wide distributor for Active FoxPro
Pages (AFP 3.0), a product of BvL Bürosysteme GmbH in Berlin, Germany.
We offer support, training, and custom development around AFP. Foxpert
works closely together with BvL Bürosysteme GmbH to further develop and
enhance the AFP product family.
Presenter: Thierry Nivelet
Friday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 16, 10:00 a.m.
FoxInCloud is a Visual FoxPro layer that enables your existing
application to run on the Web, while continuing to operate as today with
the very same code base.
We shall present FoxInCloud founding principles: HTML generation,
events capture and server-side processing by the VFP form code, user
state management, and UI updates on HTML page.
We'll review scope of class and events support and play with the
FoxInCloud adaptation assistant, a very handy IDE tool to identify and
easily adapt your code. You'll even be able to try it yourself
during the session.
We'll see how long it takes to adapt an application and how this work
can mitigate with your normal evolution tasks. We'll also discuss how
your client can slide from your existing "LAN" version to the
No doubt you'll have a lot of questions about FoxInCloud. We'll take
time to answer each of them through examples and demos.
Title: Live Demo & Presentation of GeneXus IDE
Presenter: Roy Hart, GeneXus
Friday, October 15, 3:30 p.m.
In this session we will do a live demo of
building a small invoicing application from scratch showing the
GeneXus methodology. We will also preview the brand new
Device Generator for Smart Devices: iPhone/iPad, Android and
is an Application Generator that has been used by the Fox community
since the release of its FoxPro Generator in 1988. It generates "pure
code." The 11th Major Version was recently released (still
supporting VFP). The Smart Device Generator & the
GeneXus Smart Devices Express
(SaaS in the Cloud) products were just announced! There are over
70,000 licenses world-wide. It is a multi-language / multi-environment
cross-platform suite of software tools to drastically improve
programmers' productivity so that applications are developed much
quicker and more efficiently. 100% of the application (programs & data)
can be created using the GeneXus open IDE. GeneXus supports JAVA, AJAX,
.NET (C# and .NET Mobile), COBOL, RPG, Visual Fox Pro, Ruby, etc. and
the most popular DBMS including DBF, IBM DB2, Informix, PostgreSQL,
MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. No runtime costs!
Title: Case Study Presentation - Developing Using
Presenter: Charlie Mitchell, Owner & Chief Developer
Mitchell Technology Services, Inc.
Complete Nursing Home Solution
Friday, October 15, 5:15 p.m.
In this session Charlie Mitchell will demo & present his VFP / .Net /
GeneXus nursing home solution (MTS), developed using
GeneXus. Charlie is a former CIO for a large nursing home
chain where he led an IT staff of over 200 people (78 developers) He has
been developing medical systems for 25 years since 1985 and he started
his own company in 1995. He selected GeneXus back then after evaluating
other tools, and has been using it ever since. His nursing home
application is "the best one in the business." He will discuss
why he selected
GeneXus in the first place, has
stayed with it for over 15 years, what he has been able to accomplish
with limited staffing, and answer questions.
"I have been using GeneXus for my VFP development since 1995 and
have developed many medical applications using GeneXus. With my small
staff, I could not have done it without GeneXus. Now, using GeneXus I
also maintain a .Net version of my solution."
The Foxfire! Report Writer v8+ product line is a family
of data mining tools designed for regular business users. Developers
can adapt it to almost any database and add any needed features on
demand, in order to fit user needs like a glove. It is the only set
of report writers for the VFP environment that can operate
interchangeably on both platforms. Its new interactive drag-'n-drop
design tool (released May 2007) has been praised by users and
usability experts alike for simplicity without sacrificing power.
Micromega Systems, its developer/publisher offers Foxfire!
consulting, integration, and training services. Our growth strategy
is partnering, and we are currently seeking other developers
who want to partner to create custom or localized versions to
address special market opportunities. Go to
www.foxfirereporting.com to explore how we might work together.