Thursday, August 19, 2004

SD Times: Microsoft Updates Visual FoxPro

SD Times: Microsoft Updates Visual FoxPro "SQL Server and Access get all the attention, but the not-so-famous FoxPro database appears to be alive and well at Microsoft Corp.
Last month the company made available at msdn.microsoft.com/vfoxpro the beta version of Visual FoxPro 9.0. Among the many features new to 9.0 is the ability to create .NET-compatible solutions using XML Web services, said Visual FoxPro product manager Ken Levy.
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Although the market for Visual FoxPro is not expanding rapidly, the database has a loyal following among roughly 100,000 users worldwide, most of whom have used it for more than 10 years, Levy said, adding that because it includes a language, an IDE shell and a database engine all in one, FoxPro is attractive to developers who do data-centric programming. The language is tightly bound with the database engine features, and unlike most databases, FoxPro supported object orientation as early as 1995, said Levy."

The Xbase database product that wouldn't die...
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