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Article . VFUG June 2004 Newsletter

This is still one of those buffered and backlogged blogs of mine. (There's still one more before I'll delve into the 'normal operations')

A couple of weeks ago, VFUG released their June newsletter which I printed and brought along to read while I was waiting for a bus en route to a client Wednesday last week. The wait was more than two hours so I was able to finish the whole printed newsletter.

There are a number of good read inside that newsletter. On top of the list would be Les Pinter's Data Management in Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic .NET which was also included in one of DevTeach Pre-conference training sessions.

I would like so much to comment on how Foxpro one liners are bloated into three or even 20++ lines in .NET (which is quite obvious already) but that would be unfair for .NET for now since I haven't delve much into it except for the occasional listening to episodes in .NET Rocks!, the .NET overview the Microsoft website gives plus the codes and snippets that I see online and in some .NET-related magazines.

Yes. I haven't jumped yet into that .NET bandwagon. Quite ironic that years ago I was into this pulling of some friends who are doing things in Clipper 5.2/DOS-related PLs to use Visual-powered tools. And now I'm the one who's quite hesitating to change the 'old-school-ic' ways of mine.

I can give a comparison though between Visual Foxpro and Visual Basic 6 if you like... anytime. But then again I don't want to ignite a VFP versus VisualBasic in here. Well... not now, so give those flame gears of yours some rest. Besides we all know who'll emerge on top when we talk about database-related transactions.

Another irony reveals every time I look back and I remember that when we entered a certain university after graduating from college (five of us to be exact), we were the ones who introduced Visual Basic into that environment. It was predominantly VisualFoxpro and Clipper individuals that were existing in that place back then. Now, here I am convincing an old friend who's still there, to include VisualFoxpro in their curriculum. Quite sad, that not too many institution in this country of ours are into VFP these days.

But still... no worries, child. No worries.

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