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Want to learn about all that's new in the just released Web Connection 6.0? Find out how to build modern Web applications with Web Connection from creator Rick Strahl in this 2 day workshop. Conveniently scheduled prior to the Southwest Conference, this seminar introduces you to Web development with Visual FoxPro using a nuts to bolts approach that covers general Web development content with FoxPro Web Connection content needed to integrate with your applications. This two day workshop splits between server side MVC style development on day 1 and rich client/mobile Web development using Angular on Day 2. Sign up soon and save on early bird specials.

Chicago FUDG will meet TUESDAY the 19th of April 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S State Street - 6th Floor North meeting room! This month we're trying another day of the week, and checking out some new digs. We'll discuss member topics - progress bars are on the agenda, and managing limited width record ID's (in this case, generating SKU's from autoinc fields). Bring your own troubles and discoveries for discussion. Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link on our home page: http://www.ChicagoFUDG.com.

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be next Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM in room 125, Devry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 and bring some dinner. Member Bob Pierce will present this month. His topic is ?Managing mission critical, high availability VFP applications in real time.? Abstract: In this session I will explore performance, monitoring and maintenance issues when dealing with programs that must be updated and continuously available with limited maintenance windows. I will delve into some code that lets me maintain and monitor dozens of VFP applications running a 24/6 manufacturing operation using VFP.

West Wind Technologies is proud to announce the release of Web Connection 6.0 RTM. This major update to the popular FoxPro Web development framework includes many enhancements that make Web Connection easier to use and manage.Web Connection is a Web development framework for Visual FoxPro that allows you to use your FoxPro skills to build Web applications, services and APIs. Version 6.0 includes a new project system and facilitates creating, managing, moving and deploying of projects. Automated configuration scripts make deployment much easier. Layout Pages, Partials and Sections allow for modular MVC style HTML applications. There's support for extensionless URLs, easier authentication, a Markdown parser, async processing and many new HtmlHelpers. Web Connection 6.0 can be installed side by side with existing installations. There is a free shareware version to try it out and registered users of 6.0 can update to the release version for free.

The West Wind site now has a new and more user friendly Message Board for all support areas. The message board hosts support areas for all West Wind Products, FoxInCloud as well as a number of generic programming forums including a FoxPro forum. The new message board features a rich markdown editor that makes it easy to post images and code, easier thread preview and mobile devie support including support for phones. If you've used the forums in the past, or you simply want to discuss West Wind or FoxPro programming issues, please stop by. The new message board is also included as a sample application in the forthcoming Web Connection 6.0 release.

West Wind Technologies has released a final release candidate for Web Connection 6.0. Web Connection is a Web development framework for Visual FoxPro that allows you to use your FoxPro skills to build Web applications, services and APIs. Version 6.0 is a major update that provides many improvements to the development process. A new project system facilitates setting up, moving and deploying of projects. Automated configuration scripts make deployment much easier. Layout Pages, Partials and Sections allow for modular MVC style HTML applications. There's support for extensionless URLs, easier authentication, a Markdown parser, async processing and many new HtmlHelpers. Web Connection 6.0 can be installed side by side with existing installations. RC2 is the final pre-release prior to RTM - if you are interested in Web Connection your feedback for this RC would be much appreciated.

ThePhiladelphia VFP User Group meets Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 PM in room 125, Devry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. Feel free to come as early as 6:30 and bring some dinner. Our speaker this month will be member Tamar E. Granor who?ll present ?Going OVER and Above with SQL.? Abstract: The SQL 2003 standard introduced the OVER keyword that lets you apply a function to a set of records. Introduced in SQL Server 2005, this capability was extended in SQL Server 2012. The functions allow you to rank records, aggregate them in a variety of ways, put data from multiple records into a single result record, and compute and use percentiles. The set of problems they solve range from removing exact duplicates to computing running totals and moving averages to comparing data from different periods to removing outliers. In this session, we'll look at the OVER operator and the many functions you can use with it. We'll look at a variety of problems that can be solved using OVER.

This is just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2016 and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 are due by 8 AM EST this Friday, March 4. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the Call for Speakers (http://swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx) and submit your proposals via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site (https://geekgatherings.com/Submission).