What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   It has never let me down... FOXPRO (VFP)
Date:   2003-05-14 13:12:50
From:   anonymous2
Response to: It has never let me down... FOXPRO (VFP)

Some one Tell me why I keep hearing VFP is going to be dropped my MS! I just got a Copy of VFP7 and its great! Now I hear that ver. 8 just came out, can it be any better? Why is VFP such the ugly duckling?
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  • It has never let me down... FOXPRO (VFP)
    2003-05-15 06:41:48  anonymous2 [View]

    VFP is great. It has its own easy to deploy runtime. You can compile to .exe. Its IDE if excellent. It is complete with the front-end user interface, middle-ware code and it's own multi-user safe & high performance database engine (desktop). BUT: M$ (aka the Borg) assimilated back in the early 90's what was then a cross platform development tool. Now M$ vision of cross platform for VFP is multiple versions of Windows. Plus M$ can not make a lot of end-user money on a product whos runtime is free.
    Bej - Philadelphia.