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Our April 2015 meeting starts at 5:30pm (CDT) on Monday the 20th at 1871 at the Merchandise Mart suite 1212. Our speaker for April is Rick Borup and his topic is: "Refactoring VFP Code: If it Ain't Broke, Fix it". He will also do an informal review of the version control software, Mercurial, and discuss a new VFPx utility that eases working with VFP files in Mercurial. More details at

The Philadelphia VFP User Group meets Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 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. This month, member Jim Connolly will speak on ?Document Management within Visual FoxPro.? Abstract: I created programs that will create an electronic filing system. The programs read the bar codes from the invoices and files them in electronic storage. This allows the end user to view the documents with a single click in the app. I will show the class how to setup the bar code reader and to accept individual scans for easy access. There are some recommended programs that will assist in the process. I will present them along with the Fox Pro program.

Chicago FUDG is pleased to announce that Michael Birnholz will be presenting his tools and techniques in creating a successful automotive commerce 'SaaS' business based upon VFP, WebConnect, MySQL and the various other tools needed to run a business. This is a rare opportunity for current and prospective entrepreneurs to see the components and techniques of another success story of a thriving business and chat with the guy who made it happen. Monday 16 March 2015 at 5:30 pm; join us at the Merchandise Mart, Suite 1212 (at '1871'), 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago. Full details available on our website at http:/ We hope you can make it!

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, March 10 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. Member Bill Fitzgerald will present ?SSRS 101: SQL Server Reporting System for beginners?

wwMongoDb is a library that allows access MongoDb from Visual FoxPro. The library uses the MongoDb C# .NET driver and provides a simple CRUD and JSON string based interface that allows FoxPro to interact with MongoDb via JSON commands and FoxPro serialized objects. Push FoxPro objects or string based JSON into MongoDb databases very quickly, query data using MongoDb's query syntax and use the MongoDb Aggregation Pipeline to query data. Results are returned as FoxPro objects or optionally as JSON strings. wwMongoDb is open source with source code on GitHub. The current version is beta so any feedback and pull requests are welcome. Please star the repo if you have any interest.

We?re inviting anyone interesting in speaking at this year?s conferences to submit topics. You'll find the Call for Speakers at Please read the complete Call for Speakers document (linked from that page), and use our proposal submission application at Session proposals are due by March 9. As in the past few years, we plan to offer a good selection of topics in core VFP development, extending VFP, using VFP with other technologies, and VFPX, as well as technology sessions to help VFP developers become better developers, not just more expert at VFP. We are looking for a few sessions on paths forward for VFP developers and we?re looking for a few deep-dive post-conference sessions. The Call for Speakers also lists some topics last year?s attendees specifically requested. Please don?t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We?re looking forward to seeing your proposals. We expect that, as usual, choosing among them will be one of the hardest things we do all year.