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Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group--Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 7 PM--Mike Feltman plus FREE Pizza RRS feed

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  • Philadelphia Visual FoxPro User Group
    Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 7 PM
    Location: Valley Forge Pension Management, 715 Twining Road, Suite 202, Dresher, PA 19025

    FREE PIZZA. Come at 6 PM for a pizza dinner

    This month's door prizes include a one-year subscription to MSDN Visual Studio Team System Edition; retail value is over $10,000.

    Speaker: Mike Feltman, F1 Technologies

    Topic: How’d they do that? Inside F1 Technologies Visual FoxExpress
    F1 Technologies has been actively developing Visual FoxExpress since Visual FoxPro 3.0 first went into Alpha testing. In that timeframe, F1 Technologies has pioneered many techniques that are now commonplace to Visual FoxPro development in general and others that were “leveraged” into Visual FoxPro itself. Developing and maintaining a framework for as long as F1 has can often be extremely challenging. There are always tradeoffs to consider in terms of new features verses backward compatibility. In this session, Mike will reveal the code and the analysis behind various features of Visual FoxExpress. Among the highlights of these topics will be mixing and matching dynamically generated SQL with Visual FoxPro views, using BindEvents to invisibly insert objects into complex runtime hierarchies, implementing data driven object factories and other topics. For non-Visual FoxExpress developers, this session will provide you with insight on how to implement features such as these into your own applications. For Visual FoxExpress developers, this session will help answer the nagging questions of “why did they do it that way?” and “how do I use this?”

    Plus: Introducing F1 Technologies Visual FoxExpress

    F1 Technologies continues to develop, support and promote its award winning Visual FoxExpress framework. In this session, using the latest and the greatest version of VFE, Mike will demonstrate building an enormously powerful and highly maintainable application in a ridiculously short amount of time. The latest incarnation of VFE features support for many new VFP 9 features, new team development features and even more support for SQL Server.

    Whether or not you're interested in acquiring a new Visual FoxPro framework, this session will give you insight into how applications are crafted with what many consider to be the best of breed in Visual FoxPro frameworks and ideas that those not using Visual FoxExpress can apply to their own applications.

    Bio: Mike Feltman has been president of F1 Technologies since founding the company in 1990 as Neon Software. With Mike at the helm, F1 Technologies has enjoyed years of success as a consulting firm, training firm, distributor and most notably the developers of the FoxExpress line of application development tools.

    Since late 1991, Mike and his wife and partner Toni Feltman have focused on the development of the award winning FoxExpress product line. Since its initial release for FoxPro for DOS in 1992, F1 Technologies has sold over 10,000 copies of FoxExpress in over 100 countries. The latest edition, Visual FoxExpress, continues to be one of the most popular frameworks available for Visual FoxPro.

    Prior to the release of FoxExpress, F1 Technologies focused primarily on FoxPro training and provided training to hundreds of developers throughout North America. Mike developed courseware for and taught several popular FoxPro for DOS and Windows courses.

    In addition to his work on FoxExpress, Mike is a frequent conference speaker and has spoken at conferences throughout North America and Europe on a wide variety topics. Mike’s main focus is Visual FoxPro application development, but he also speaks on object orientation, Internet application development, client-server development, the software business and other subjects. Mike has also published articles in FoxPro Advisor, FoxTalk and the Virtual FoxPro User Group’s newsletter and served as technical editor of the book “Building Visual FoxPro Applications with Visual FoxExpress” published by Hentzenwerke.

    Mike is also actively involved in F1 Technologies consulting practice and has developed numerous applications for a wide variety of industries including Automotive, Healthcare, Construction and Manufacturing. Mike has been involved with a number of successful software projects for large companies such as General Motors, Mitsubishi, Libbey Owens Ford, Teledyne and others as well as many projects for small and medium sized business. Mike is heavily experienced in desktop, LAN, client-server and Internet development.

    Prior to starting F1 Technologies, Mike worked at Fox Software - the original creators of FoxPro. At Fox Software Mike worked in technical support, training and marketing, developed in-house systems and performed product maintenance on the FoxCentral module in FoxBase+

    Mike got his start in computers at the age of 15 as an assistant instructor at the University of Toledo and became an instructor at the University of Toledo at the age of 17. At the University Mike taught a wide variety of courses on topics including operating systems, databases, word processing and robotics. Mike also developed the University’s robotics courseware and developed a registration system for the university in FoxBase+.


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