GRAFUG Meeting January 13, 2007

General Information

Big thanks to Jody for taking notes for me this month, I really appreciate the help!  Another big thanks to Cathy for being the speaker.  Our Next Meeting is February 10, 2007 and will be a special long session, 10am-1pm with a break for lunch as Andy Kramek discusses SQL before lunch and VFP Intellisense after lunch.  If you can’t make it for both topics, come and enjoy one of them.

Announcements

Advisor VFP DevCon 2007 has been announced to be held on May 6-10, 2007 in Anaheim, California.

SW Fox will be held again in October 2007 in Arizona.  Exact dates and more to be announced later.

Main Presentation

Cathy brought some of her, Ahhhh moments from Southwest Fox…

Christof  Wollenhaupt - Crashing VFP.  C000000005 - what is causing it:

Bugs; Dangling References; Drivers; Dangling References

Defective Software; Dangling References - Never fully releasing the objects

The file that is created to  - EndTask - because it file is still on disk.  Then look at it to maybe figure out what really crashed it.

Andy Kramek – programming in SQL – using SQL Select in the Field listing  SQL Select Statement. 

Went over variable tools.  - Cathy uses CursorAdaptors

SouthWest Fox for next year.  :O)  There will be one.  Sept or October.  Watch and see whose putting it on.   Arizona

Types of conferences:

"Best Practices" - WillFest

DevCon last year was only 100-200 attendees.

Advisor - Official already

Atlanta Conference - Some big name speakers - volunteers - it was successful - Fox Forward

 

Why go?

¨     Benefit - That you can do this... Exposure to stuff... Ahhhhh moments.  Free SQL application.  Duffy -

¨     John Harvey - Web Connection.  Was a cop in Memphis - web connections for the police department. 

¨     Rex Willis - Opalcreek.com

¨     Getting to know other developers

There was also a discussion on topics of interest for our future meetings.  These were some of the ideas: 

ASP 2.0, FrontPage 2003, being a consultant, Vista, Deploying Software - Free installer program - Script base, Windows Installer-InnoSetup, Rick Schummer's View Editor and DataExplorer, SourceSafe - SourceOffSite-then a little utility to play nice with projects, Incorporating VFP Foundation Classes, and Virtual Print Engine.

Next Month

Our Next Meeting is February 10, 2007 and will be a special long session, 10am-1pm with a break for lunch as Andy Kramek discusses SQL before lunch and VFP Intellisense after lunch.  If you can’t make it for both topics, come and enjoy one of them.

Be a Volunteer

If you wish to volunteer to be a speaker for a future meeting, information and a link for topic submission can be found on our website: http://www.GRAFUG.com.