Servoy for Visual FoxPro Developers
by Omar van Galen, ISV and founder of Intrasoft Solution Center
Although Visual FoxPro has been discontinued by Microsoft there are still many,
many developers of the original estimated 500.000 who keep their applications running
and possibly are still creating new applications in their favorite programming environment.
Nevertheless time is ticking and eventually we will want to embrace new technologies
or we will slowly turn into a breed of Cobol-like dinosaurs (with all respect of
Many have looked at Visual Studio.Net and appreciate the wealth of the .Net framework
despite its steep learning curve, but simply can't reach the same level
of productivity that they are used to.
After receiving mails of Servoy that announced a seminar for Visual FoxPro with
Ken Levy as the speaker I got curious and reluctantly decided to see what this was
all about. Ken says: "For me this was the first product since the introduction
of Visual FoxPro 3.0 that caused the same level of excitement..."
As Visual FoxPro developers are discovering the potential of Servoy, Servoy is
discovering the potential of the Visual FoxPro community and has added this banner
to their site.
So what to think of a programming platform that offers cross-platform compatibility
and browser independence? Running a smart windows client with full access to local
resources or a web client on an iPad or on an Android phone - with only one code
base! Develop on your windows laptop, your Mac or a Linux computer using the same
project? Update an application without a need for the users to logout? Rapid Application
Developement so easy and fast that building an application makes you think of the
goold old days...
With this site I hope to offer the VFP community a bright new perspective on future
developement for Visual FoxPro developers and encourage you to check out
www.servoy.com/foxpro, a page by Ken Levy, former productmanager of Visual
FoxPro at Microsoft. Just take some time to watch some of the videos, tutorials
or webinars so you understand the power and potential of the Servoy application
The banner above this site, which Servoy allowed me to use (thanks Servoy), is meant as a teaser
because Visual FoxPro Developers have allways been proud of Foxpro's sheer speed
and, as you can see, Servoy is too. Needless to say however that I am still
independent and objective and that this site is not related to Servoy in any way.
This site will gradually be filled with content to get you up to steam! Enjoy!
To keep track of changes regularly check the News blog.