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Apache Cordova provides the ability to create hybrid mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript and Microsoft recently released a preview of Cordova tools integrated into Visual Studio that allow building, running and debugging of Cordova apps right from within Visaual Studio including remote debugging support for iOS (which is fantastic). In this article Rick takes a look how to use these tools to specifically convert an AlbumViewer Web application to run natively on an iOS device as a local, self-contained app.

January's presenter is Doug Hennig; he will speak on "The Latest Techniques in Deploying VFP Applications". "Deployment of your application is easily as important as the rest of the development cycle since it's the first encounter your users have with the application. This session looks at some new ideas for application deployment, including creating a workstation-only installer, installing your application on a server without requiring a workstation installation (zero footprint deployment), and how to update your applications over the Internet." Join us on Monday January 19 at 5:30 pm; please RSVP using the Eventbrite link on our home page:

ASP.NET vNext reimagines the core ASP.NET framework from the ground up with a more modern stack that provides better performance, lower resource consumption, and an async model for improved performance, scalability, and economy in cloud-based hosting scenarios. In this article Rick describes some of the motivations behind this radical change, why it?s needed, and how it?s going to affect planning going forward with ASP.NET.

West Wind Technologies has released version 5.70 of West Wind Client Tools. Client Tools provide a host of Internet functionality to FoxPro applications including support for SMTP email, rich HTTP access, FTP up and downloads as well as high level data services REST, SOAP and HTTP based data services. The toolkit also contains many utility classes including a simple business object layer, SQL Server data access wrapper, .NET bridge helper to access .NET code from FoxPro, JSON and XML serializers, PDF rendering and more. provides many enhancements to the JSON serializer and wwDotnetBridge functionality and a number of important bug fixes. Updates are free to registered users of version 5.0 and later, and a free shareware version is available for download to check out the product.

Looking for a modern but familiar development environment to easily transition to? There has been a great deal of interest in the cross-platform Lianja environment - supporting Web, Windows, Mac and Linux. We're looking forward to seeing this presentation by Hank Fay. Hank is a very experienced VFP developer and tools developer who has decided that Lianja will be his new focus. We hope you can make it! You know the Who. Here's the When: Monday, 15 December 2015, 5:30pm And the Where: 1871 on the 12th floor at 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza - IMSA Classroom - Chicago, IL 60654

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group is Tuesday, December 9 at 7 PM in room 104, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. As usual, feel free to bring some dinner and come as early as 6:30 PM. Menachem Bazian returns this month to teach how to ?Jazz your Web Applications with JQuery!? Abstract: This session is an introduction to the most powerful and widely used client side function library in the web development world. JQuery is both a function library and a foundation that makes web development easier and more powerful. It is also the basis for hundreds of really handy plugins that can make you look like a master web developer with little effort. This is an introductory session to JQuery and will introduce you to how it works and show you some of the great plugins I use daily in my web application development.