Saturday, September 13, 2008


I started a discussion on the FoxPro developers group on LinkedIn regarding VFPX. While VFPX had a huge number of people who signed up to receive notes about it, Foxpro developers I'm meeting aren't really aware of it. This was echoed by Rick Schummer when he asked about it at one of the conferences.

So I've created a little poll

Now, most people who read here will likely have heard about VFPX so feel free to post it around or send around to other FoxPro developers.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ken Levy joins EPS

I would have put the automatic title link in the post here but the title of the page says "Untitled page" :( - you would also see this if you were subscribed to Markus on Twitter.

From the release:
"Ken Levy is joining EPS Software Corp. in the role of an Evangelist for several EPS brands. Ken is the founder of MashupX LLC, and through his new partnership with EPS, Ken will focus on EPS’ effort as well as CoDe Magazine (the leading independent magazine for .NET developers) and EPS’ custom software, mentoring, and consulting efforts around .NET and Microsoft server products. "

Evangelism? Ken? Somehow, those two often end up in the same sentence.

A great catch for EPS, certainly...

Monday, September 01, 2008

So where are all the FoxPro developers?

15 years ago, it was relatively easy to find developer communities - they existed pretty much in one place: CompuServe. Over the past 15 years however, they have spread out to wikis, newsgroups, independent sites (such as the UT or Foxite) as well as many who have gone into hiding. There are now tons of social networks out there and while some may dwell more on the social aspect, such as Facebook (which does have its own FoxPro group), others are more business related, such as LinkedIn.

When I first joined LinkedIn, I linked to a number of developer associates as either "past speaker at conferences" or other relationship concepts along those lines but since then LinkedIn made creating groups much easier. As soon as I created the FoxPro developers group, developers started to join.

The link is here:

LinkedIn: FoxPro Developers Group

What do you do with it? For starters, not much right off the bat. It's a pretty easy way to find other FoxPro developers you know and add them into your LinkedIn network but recently, LinkedIn started adding Discussions as a way for groups to communication so now there's a new tool as well. It's not really intended as a replacement for any UT or Foxite or ProFox where regular discussions are held but it will become whatever it becomes.

If you aren't using LinkedIn, it's a good business resource - as opposed to a traditional social networking site - and it works really well for finding former co-workers or others in a similar area.

Check it out and join the group!