Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Southwest Fox Call for Speakers

Today we released the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2009. Anyone interested in presenting should visit http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx, read the Call for Speakers document, and download the proposal submission application. Session proposals are due by March 16.

We're adding a track this year called Technology for the VFP Developer. It'll cover things other than VFP that make life easier for FoxPro developers, like source control and virtual machines. Of course, we still plan to offer a good selection of topics in core VFP development, extending VFP, using VFP with other technologies, and of course, VFPX.

If you think you have something to say to the VFP community, please submit session proposals, even if you've never spoken at a conference before. Our community is strengthened when more people take an active role. Do be aware that speaking at a conference is a serious commitment. Even for experienced speakers, preparing a new session takes 40-80 hours. Doing it well at the conference calls for several rehearsals beforehand, too. So make sure you can commit the necessary time--the Call for Speakers lays out all the deadlines.

We're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Reading through the proposals we receive each year is really exciting, and choosing among them is always a challenge.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Using Tables Over 2GB in VFP

J.D. Mullin posted a video showing how to use Advantage Database Server to access DBF files that are over 2 GB in size, something you can't do if you access the table natively in VFP.