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 From: Boudewijn Lutgerink
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 Boudewijn Lutgerink
 To: John Discallar
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 John Discallar
Subject: RE: Foxite Book !!
Thread ID: 21813 Message ID: 22271 # Views: 11 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 8 Category: Other
Date: Monday, April 14, 2003 9:47:37 AM         

> Since we already have the "store" , i think it will be great if we put all of the things we say
> in literature, how about launching a book titled "VFP@FOXITE.COM" , foxite could really
> rake in profits , since majority of the resources of the books will come from all of us foxers.
Three thoughts come to mind.
1. Maybe a separate section on the forum. Success stories. But that is up to Eric den Doop.
Some input from the other forum members to either support or reject this idea is welcome.

2. Use the template as I give in the Marketing - revisited, thread...
Do that anyway. The more MS hears about how VFP can shine the better...

3. I have written two book sin the past and quite a few articles.
Writing a book is tedious work and requires a lot of rewriting (any book is at least 10 times rewritten before publishing...)
Are YOU willing to do that? Or do you expect anybody else to do that.
Another problem we face with this approach is that, in order to give theh book a consistent look and feel there should be ONE end-editor with good knowledge of English ( that, I expect, is not THE problem) AND that end-editor should know all the inside stories on the app about which is spoken in a chapter... (THAT is the problem).

Therefore I tend to stick with my 1st and 2nd thought, use the template from MS and create a section on success stories.

ONE thing though about those success stories. They should not address VFP programmers, they KNOW that VFP is strong.
The stories should address managers (preferably the upper and middle management of companies.)
Managers are not interested in technique. So safe them the "gory" details of the techniques you used.
What they are interested in is, "how long does it take to develop an app" (time is money), "how long does it take to get my data available..." "How can I access my data over the I-net." (availability of data at any given time...)
In that context, the story from "Pete from the great white North - aye" is a perfect example of what we can do.

Boudewijn LutgeĀ®ink
Experience is the knowledge you get immediately AFTER you actually needed it...


marketing of VFP Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 4/2/2003 9:42:59 AM
RE: marketing of VFP Posted by Rene Relucio @ 4/2/2003 2:20:07 PM
Good news. Our VFP, among others, for delivery! Posted by Rene Relucio @ 4/5/2003 12:35:23 PM
RE: Good news. Our VFP, among others, for deliv... Posted by Erik Gomez @ 4/5/2003 4:17:00 PM
Rest assured Posted by Rene Relucio @ 4/8/2003 7:43:44 AM
RE: Rest assured Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 4/8/2003 9:24:35 AM
Remains to be done. Posted by Rene Relucio @ 4/9/2003 9:27:03 AM
Pete Speaks his mind ! Posted by Pete Sass @ 4/11/2003 4:19:01 AM
Foxite Book !! Posted by Caij Gomez @ 4/11/2003 7:38:38 AM
RE: Foxite Book !! Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 4/14/2003 9:47:37 AM
RE: Pete Speaks his mind ! Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 4/14/2003 9:15:50 AM