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 Dan Baker
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Subject: RE: Requests
Thread ID: 395770 Message ID: 395929 # Views: 47 # Ratings: 3
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Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:59:41 PM         
   


... when I'm in the office I tend to be too busy to reply to people in general (apologies to Stefan, Mike and Dan - maybe others - people who have sent me nice emails - not emails asking me to do work - and I've fully intended to reply to them but just been too busy until it got to the stage where weeks later it just seemed too late to do it) sorry guys.

Paul,

People have different styles of contributing.  Some post almost daily replies to
people needing help.   And their broad knowledge of VFP is pretty incredible.

But yours is a different style -- going deep on a particular methodological point.

For instance, your post explaining Helper Classes was highly influential
for me.  Before reading that, my conception of "classes" was limited to methods
added to a particular control.  The thought of a catch-all class that manages tasks
in one functional area like goDate, goForm, goString turned on a new light bulb in my brain.

Many things seem to be needed to round out a VFP education.

1. Understanding the OOP model and get started in VFP -- Garfield Hudson's Learning VFP Video Series
2. Having Daily Tutorials and References in the Language -- Hentzenwerke Hacker's Guide to VFP and many other books
3. Getting Answers to Problems of the Moment -- Foxite
4. Getting Philosophical or Methodological advice from Experts -- Foxite
5. Improving the IDE, Code, and Filling in for Microsoft as VFP System Developer -- VFPX, Thor etc.
6. Getting Time-Saving or Advanced Code examples -- the Websites and Foxite blogs of dozens of VFP pros.
7. In-Person Contact with VFP Pros -- conferences and local user group meetings.

And count your blessings for this community.  I use Microsoft Expression Web.  It's a solid application
for managing HTML page editing and website management, but there's no community supporting that
application to speak of.

So Paul, keep up what you're doing on Foxite -- time permitting!

It's also good to hear that you're busy, proving again that VFP and a money-making
career can still go hand-in-hand.

Dan B.

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Requests Posted by Pete Sass @ 1/18/2014 7:13:21 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/18/2014 8:02:29 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Dan Baker @ 1/18/2014 8:34:55 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Paul Gibson @ 1/20/2014 3:03:56 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Koen Piller @ 1/20/2014 3:19:47 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Paul Gibson @ 1/20/2014 4:11:58 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Dan Baker @ 1/21/2014 2:59:41 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Vilhelm-Ion Praisach @ 1/21/2014 9:46:22 AM
RE: Requests Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 1/21/2014 12:06:34 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Vilhelm-Ion Praisach @ 1/21/2014 12:32:08 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 1/21/2014 8:05:58 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Vilhelm-Ion Praisach @ 1/21/2014 9:57:40 PM
RE: Requests Posted by Norm Braz @ 1/22/2014 12:07:12 AM
RE: Requests Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 1/22/2014 8:52:22 AM
RE: Requests Posted by Gene Wirchenko @ 1/21/2014 6:39:50 PM