VFPX: New PEM Editor Beta Now Available

If you haven’t downloaded the latest PEM Editor from VFPX, you’re definitely missing out. Instead of the traditional tiny dialog to add properties and methods, the new PEM Editor gives you literally everything at your fingertips. See here: It’s not just a good replacement for adding, it’s also a fairly good replacement for the Property sheet as well. It’s also starting to add features that VS developers have had in their IDE but VFP never got them. Some immediate highlights (not just from this release but overall):a) ability to mark properties as favorites globally (so any instance of those properties …

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Cloudy or Dark? – your choice for future development platforms depends on you

John, over at gonzomaximus, asked me to respond to his latest post (“The future is cloudy”) – I would have directly on this blog but he has comments disabled, so here I am.I think part of the confusion may have been from my previous post about his World of Tomorrow where I commented that there are a lot of free or low-cost how to’s for DotNet. Since he did ask, I will respond point by point. I certainly don’t expect this to become a “read here, read his response, read my response, etc” but I think it’s useful to see …

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In 21st century development, separate runtimes appear to be more popular than ever

Mike’s post about the “Business Decision” to kill VFP reminded me I had this older post that was still stuck in drafts. As Mike says “Microsoft was hell bent against dynamic languages. But now? Microsoft is investing in creating versions of Python and Ruby for .NET and of course already has Jscript. If these dynamic languages can be developed for .NET, there’s no reason VFP can’t be ported to .NET.” I recall a time when the promoted disadvantage of FoxPro applications was that it required a separate runtime. “True applications don’t need additional runtimes” was the mantra of many a …

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