West Wind Technologies
West Wind Web Connection 7.09 released
West Wind Web Connection 7.09 is a maintenance release for the popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.09 adds a preview of a .NET Core based local development Web server that doesn't require IIS or IIS Express installed. It also includes built-in LiveReload functionality and can also run behind an IIS Web server providing and end to end Web Server solution that's low impact on the development machine. This version also adds additional developer convenience features like an improved launcher, and project shortcuts to your favorite editor, configuration settings and a number of updates to the automated build features. As always, Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
West Wind Html Help Builder 5.20 released
West Wind Technologies has released Help Builder 5.20. Help Builder creates online and offline documentation with easy tools based on Markdown to quickly create content and publish output to the Web, PDF, MS Word or CHM files. Help Builder's Web based templates make it easy to create great looking online documentation while you can focus on creating your content. Version 5.17 is a maintenance release that fixes a few small bugs, improves image url encoding and pathing issues, adds an option to open topics for editing in Markdown Monster (with updates), adds a new copy to folder for HTML output, command line Local Web Server previews, and a cleaner build completion dialog. Help Builder is available as shareware, and registered users of V5.x can update for free.
Markdown Monster 1.19 Released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.19 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output and can publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.19 adds project support, a new configuration editor, find in files, a new VS Code Light editor theme and new pre-configured Window size manager and lots more. Markdown Monster is free to try and registered users always upgrade minor versions for free.
West Wind Web Connection 7.08 Released
West Wind Web Connection 7.08 is a maintenance release for the popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.08 fixes a number of small bugs, and makes it even easier to use the new Live Reload feature that auto-refreshes content in the browser as you make changes. The new app launcher helper has also been improved. Both features provide a big boost in development productivity. Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
West Wind Internet and Client Tools 7.07 released
West Wind Technologies has released version 7.07 of its client side toolkit for Visual FoxPro. The Client Tools provide a host of Internet functionality to FoxPro applications including SMTP email, FTP and SFTP, and a rich HTTP client. There are also many utility classes including JSON and XML Serializers, a simple business object component, SQL Server data access wrapper, a powerful .NET bridge to access just about all .NET components without COM registration, PDF rendering, a REST Service client and more. Version 7.07 is a maintenance release that fixes a few small issues, and adds a few small enhancement features to various libraries. The Client Tools are available as a shareware version for download to check out the product. As always, registered users of version 7.x can upgrade for free.
West Wind Web Connection 7.07 Released
West Wind Web Connection 7.07 is a maintenance release for the popular FoxPro Web development framework. Web Connection is a rich and mature tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and services using FoxPro, so you can continue to use what you already know to build Web applications. Version 7.07 adds a a new application launcher that automates launching Web Server, Application and Browser in your development environment. Also new is support for Live Reload on the server that allows for server code changes to auto-restart the application. Combined with client side Browser-Sync you can now cycle through run/debug/edit/run without manually restarting your application or refreshing the Web browser. Web Connection is available as shareware and registered users of v7 are eligible for free upgrades.
Markdown Monster 1.17 released
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.17 of its popular Markdown Editor, Viewer and Weblog Publishing tool. Markdown is an easy to use writing format for creating HTML content and MM makes it easy to create Markdown content in a productive writing environment with intuitive tooling support. MM can also create HTML and PDF output or can publish Markdown directly to your Weblog. v1.17 includes many image handling improvements, improved support for Favorites, Git improvements, better HTML to Markdown parsign and more. Markdown Monster is free to try but requires a small registration fee for continued use.
West Wind WebSurge 1.14 released
West Wind Technologies released v1.14 of its WebSurge HTTP request and load testing tool. WebSurge is designed to easily and repeatedly capture and play back individual or sessions of HTTP requests of your applications. You can capture all types of HTTP content including HTML and asset requests, or more commonly REST or SOAP services. WebSurge's workflow is optimized to make it easy to create or capture requests, test them quickly and then store and share them for later playback or testing. You can be up and running load tests in a few minutes. Load tests produce simple understandable stats that make it easy to capture and compare results between runs. Version 1.14 modernizes the results page display for easier at a glance stats, enhances warmup request handling and stats, adds New Session options and fixes a number of small UI bugs. A free evaluation and personal use version is available and registered users for v1.x can upgrade for free.