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Subject: RE: VFP in Philippines
Thread ID: 21905 Message ID: 21907 # Views: 47 # Ratings: 0
Version: Not Applicable Category: User Groups & Online Communities
Date: Friday, April 04, 2003 7:44:13 AM         
   


Hi Kiddo,

>
> In relation to our economic "recession" , perhaps we could further "educate" the so called "big time" developers &
> schools regarding the power of VFP , and a "Philippine Convention on Foxers" would be a neat idea to start, so that
> we could invite our FOXGURUS!, this will only boost the possibility of telling MS that "we are the one" , but also a
> much growth that VFP needs.

Self marketing is the idea we should all embrace since I feel that so far, not much comes out from MS.
I wholeheartedly agree with your idea of setting up a local user group (or more, considering travelling distances) and organize a devcon in a few years.
One of the objectives of the FPUP ( FoxPro Usergroup of the Phillipines) could be to set up roadshows on VFP and introduce ceos from all kinds of companies.
Several items that come to mind are:
"How fast can one develop in VFP vs Other tools" or (subtitle) how fast are YOU up and running with your apps.
"How much do YOU pay for your databases" (SQL, Oracle pay per seat.... VFP pays ehhhh, ehhhhh zero per seat)
"Bring your data to the web....." (Integrating VFP data through web interfaces and back-office apps).
"VFP on Linux machines..." (invite Paul McNett).
.....

> I myself has started to embrace "another" dev.tools such as VB & Java , but still, my heart belongs to FOXPRO
> and will always be on that way , especially that there are guys like our FOXGURUS! , who never let us down.

It never hurts to learn other tools. I myself started to use VB for several purposes BUT NOT data-access... (mainly getting win info)
>
> New Age developer's never knew the real power of FOX and it's roots especially the programming discipline
> that was incribed by it's "easy" to use syntax, I think this might be the right time!

What do you mean by "New Age" developers... New Age for me is that pink clouded, wool sockets, long haired types that talk about things that "feel good..." I can hardly imagine them saying: "This fox stuff really feels good, let's contemplate and meditate on it for a while dude...", so my guess is that you mean something else.

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

COMPLETE THREAD

VFP in Philippines Posted by Caij Gomez @ 4/4/2003 3:59:49 AM
RE: VFP in Philippines Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 4/4/2003 7:44:13 AM
RE: VFP in Philippines Posted by Caij Gomez @ 4/4/2003 11:47:20 AM
RE: VFP in Philippines Posted by Amar, Joemarie B. @ 4/5/2003 3:26:37 AM
RE: User Group Posted by Allan Cerrudo @ 4/5/2003 12:23:45 PM
RE: User Group Posted by Rene Relucio @ 4/5/2003 12:43:00 PM
RE: User Group Posted by Dale Dedoroy @ 4/6/2003 9:45:07 PM
RE: User Group Posted by Allan Cerrudo @ 4/9/2003 1:13:33 AM
Calling the attention of VFP Users in Metro Manila Posted by Rene Relucio @ 4/9/2003 9:18:25 AM
RE: Calling the attention of VFP Users in Metro... Posted by Eric den Doop @ 4/9/2003 9:54:01 AM
RE: Calling the attention of VFP Users in Metro... Posted by Erik Gomez @ 4/11/2003 3:45:38 AM