West Wind Technologies
West Wind Client Tools 8.0 has been released
West Wind Client Tools is a suite of FoxPro utility classes that provide Internet and general purpose utility functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web and REST service access, FTP, FTPS, SFTP and low level TCP/IP access to your FoxPro applications. There's support for JSON and XML serialization, an easy to use REST Service Client which is ever more important these days. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, a configuration management class and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development. Version 8.0 introduces new SFTP support and updates to FTP and SFTP implementations. Notable enhancements include improved performance and features in the JSON serializer and REST Service integration. Additionally, there are several small improvements in wwDotnetBridge, making it easier to work with complex .NET types. Upgrading from previous versions is required for this major release and a free shareware version is also available to try out functionality.
Markdown Monster 3.3 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 3.3 of its rich Markdown editor that makes it easy to create Markdown content with its many easy to use and unobtrusive support features. The tool is equally suited to experienced, code-only users who can UI keep features out of the way, or novices that are just learning to work with Markdown features and want to discover Markdown functionality interactively. Version 3.3 is an extensive maintenance version rollup release that has many fixes and small enhancements to improve user experience. A fully functional evaluation version of Markdown Monster is available for free and registered users of v3.x can upgrade for free.
Web Connection 7.40 has been released
West Wind Web Connection 7.40 is a maintenance update for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. This update fixes a few small issues and also includes several nice improvements: Many improvements to automatic server launching specifically the local Web Connection Web Server. .NET 8 can now be auto-installed if you chose to use the Web Connection Web Server locally from the Wizard or during install. Additional improvements to REST service Bearer Token Authentication and updates the JSON Service client that allows simplifies calling JSON services from FoxPro code. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Markdown Monster 3.2 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 3.0 of its rich Markdown editor that makes it easy to create Markdown content with its many easy to use and unobrusive support features. The tool is equally suited to experienced, code-only users who can UI keep features out of the way, or novices that are just learning to work with Markdown features and want to discover Markdown functionality interactively. Version 3.2 has been updated to .NET 8.0, adds an AI Image Generator, now supports saving with elevated rights, improves custom keyboard mappings, improves how dropped and pasted links and images are labeled and more. A fully functional evaluation version of Markdown Monster is available for free and registered users of v3.x can upgrade for free.
Html Help Builder 5.38 released
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.38. Help Builder creates online and offline documentation with easy Markdown based content editing to quickly create content and publish output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder uses Web based HTML templates to create great looking online documentation, while letting you focus on creating great content. Version 5.38 is a maintenance release. This release updates theme styling, adds a new Open on Web Site shortcut on the Topic Context menu, and allows for script embedding that in content that doesn't render in the preview, but renders on generated live output so you can render things like MathJax and Mermaid Charts. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users of V5.x can update for free.
Web Connection 7.35 has been released
West Wind Web Connection 7.35 is a maintenance update for this popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML Web applications and HTTP API Services using Visual FoxPro, so you can continue to use the tools you already know to build Web applications. This update fixes a few small issues and also includes several nice improvements for server and client side REST Services: Servers add a Bearer Token Authentication implementation and JsonServiceClient gains a number of improvements to simplify request processing for REST calls. There are also improvements to the JSON serializer, wwDotnetBridge and List, Collection and Dictionary handling. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Markdown Monster 3.0 Release
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 3.0. This release is a major update that brings many internal changes for better performance and responsiveness, as well as a host of new features, user improvements to the user interface and external integrations. Markdown Monster is a rich Markdown editor that makes it easy to create Markdown content with many support features that make common tasks quick and easy. The tool is equally suited to experienced, code-only users who can UI keep features out of the way, or novices that are just learning to work with Markdown features and want to discover Markdown functionality more interactively. Version 3.0 is a paid upgrade, and you can try Markdown Moster for free with a fully functional evaluation copy.
West Wind Client Tools 7.33 released
West Wind Client Tools is a suite of FoxPro utility classes that provide Internet functionality including SMTP Email, full featured HTTP Web and REST service access, FTP, SFTP and low level TCP/IP access to your FoxPro applications. There's support for JSON and XML serialization, an easy to use REST Service Client which is ever more important these days. Utility classes include object based data access to SQL Server and Web Data, a light-weight business object framework, a .NET Interop helper component, a configuration management class and a rich library of utility and API functions useful in everyday Visual FoxPro development. v7.33 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of small issues with focus on wwDotnetBridge, wwJsonServiceClient and wwJsonSerializer improvements. Updates for registered users of v7 are free and a shareware version is available to try.