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 Randy Bosma
Subject: VFP Training in Chicago on May 6
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Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003 5:19:25 PM         

The Chicago FUDG (www.chicagofudg.com) is hosting Andy Kramek & Marcia Akins on Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
They will do four of their FoxPro sessions that day. The cost to any developer will be ONLY $15 apiece AND half price for students / unemployed and under-employed. All for $65 -- lunch included. Sessions in Suite 620. 2 N. LaSalle, Chicago. Here are the subjects:

9:00 a.m. Marcia Akins - Where does the Code Go
A tutorial on using classes and sub-classes. How to decide when it is appropriate to create a new class. The difference between the abstract and concrete models of class design. How to decide which responsibilities belong to the class. When the functionality belongs in a subclass. How to manage the class and containership hierarchies.

10:30 a.m. Andy Kramek - Designing Data bases
Before we can even start thinking about table definitions, data normalization and referential integrity we need to ensure that the database accurately models the process (or processes) that it will have to support. It doesn't matter whether we are using Visual FoxPro, SQL Server or some other database, getting this right is the key to a successful database implementation. In this session Andy explores the issues involved and illustrates, with practical examples, how the application of some simple rules will help you to get it right first time.

12:00 noon - Break for Lunch

1:30 p.m. Marcia Akins - Working with Active X Controls in VFP
Marcia shows how to harness advanced functionality -- one example: the tree view control. ActiveX controls have been around for quite a while now, and are quite widely used by developers working in other languages. However, they have never been really popular among FoxPro developers. This is a shame because there are some very good ActiveX controls available, completely free, that provide useful functionality with little or no effort. In this session, Marcia shows you how you can leverage some of these standard controls to extend your Visual FoxPro applications.

3:00 p.m. Andy Kramek - Design Patterns in Visual Fox Pro
Andy addresses a number of typical development problems and shows how to implement the relevant Design Pattern to help solve them. Starting with the Bridge, he develops the theme by illustrating the Strategy, Chain of Responsibility, Mediator, Decorator/Adapter? and Wrapper patterns in the context of specific development issues. Samples written in Visual FoxPro illustrate how you can implement these patterns in your own work.

5:15 p.m. Andy Kramek & Marcia Akins will hold court: Q&A, potpouri, Kit Box Unplugged, a relaxed good time. Meeting in Suite 500. 2 N. LaSalle, Chicago.

Save the Date and RSVP to Bill Drew: bdrew@harrisassoc.com.

Randy Bosma
Cook County, Illinois


VFP Training in Chicago on May 6 Posted by Randy Bosma @ 4/10/2003 5:19:25 PM