Sunday, October 26, 2003

October Hentzenwerke news: FoxTales - Behind the Scenes at Fox Software released

Great new things from Hentzenwerke!

1. FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software released
2. Painless Legacy FoxPro Applications on Modern Networks ebook released
3. Big, big, big sale - it's Halloween!

1. FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software released
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FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software chronicles the rise and sale
of Fox Software by one of the early developers, Kerry Nietz. Kerry joined Fox Software fresh out of college in the late 80's, and was responsible
for the Report Writer, the Screen Painter, the Foundation Read, and other parts of Fox that you still use every day.

While doing so, he found the time to keep a detailed diary of events
in Perrysburg through the day that the development team packed up their
offices and moved to Microosft. This is his story.

We've been shipping this book to Seattle and Toledo by the crate; get
your copy before they're all gone! No special pricing available - other
than the standard preferred customer and multiple book quantity discounts
that are always around - it's only $9.95, for Pete's sake!

Sample chapters and table of contents available at
  http://www.hentzenwerke.com/catalogpricelists/zcatalogpricelists.htm
 
2. Painless Legacy FoxPro Applications on Modern Networks ebook released
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Com'on, admit it. You're still maintaining a decade-old Fox application,
and will be for a while, since the powers that be haven't found a bucket
of money for new software development any time recently.

This ebook describes how FoxPro/DOS and FoxPro/Windows applications run
on current versions of Windows, to describe the best approaches for
configuring the environment in which a multi-user legacy FoxPro
application runs, and to suggest ways of handling problems.

The book is written for professional developers who have older apps that are still in use. It is also aimed at technical personnel who are
not necessarily FoxPro developers but are charged with installing and
supporting legacy applications on current networks. As a result, this
book isn't concerned with development per se but will be more of a
general guide to relevant operating system and network issues.

Electronic format (PDF) only.

Sample chapters and detailed table of contents available at
  http://www.hentzenwerke.com/catalogpricelists/zcatalogpricelists.htm

3. Big, big, big sale - it's Halloween!
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Why should kids get all the fun? Cuz they get all the cavities, that's why.

If you're looking for a little treat for yourself, wander on over to our
online store by midnight, Thursday, October 30th (CST) and grab a handful
of books. All printed books (except FoxTales) ordered through our online
store are 35% off between now and then. As always, preferred customers
get an additional discount, and multiple book discounts also apply. And Hacker's Guide to VFP 6.0 is 50% off!

And if you're ordering, why not throw a copy of FoxTales on the order? The
cost to ship it in addition to the rest of your order is nearly nil and
you need something to do while you're waiting for the trick or treaters
to wander by your door, right?

- Online order form already reflects the discount.
- Discounts available only for printed book orders placed online.

Order here:
  https://hentzenwerke.com/olbs/A1_Instr.olb

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