posted Dec. 18, 2018
This white paper contains my session notes for the Southwest Fox 2018 session Marking up the World with Markdown. This article provides an overview of what Markdown is and why it is useful for generic writing tasks as well as for integration into FoxPro or Web applications. Markdown is immensely popular these days as a text entry format and in this post you learn how you can easily use it from your own FoxPro and more importantly why you might want to use it in the first place.
posted Dec. 13, 2018
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.14 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. v1.14 is mostly a maintenance release that improves usability, stability and performance of the editor and support features, along with a handful of small enhancements to improve usability. Markdown Monster is free to try but requires a small registration fee for continued use.
posted Nov. 27, 2018
Need to add a full authentication system to your Web Connection application? User Security Manager is a drop in interface for West Wind Web Connection to provide user authentication, profile management, account validation, password recovery, a user menu widget and an administrative user management interface. The library is a drop in wwProcess class, along with a set of page templates that can be customized to your application's UI and feature set. Why reinvent the wheel when you can get a head start to one of the most common tasks that almost every Web application needs.
posted Nov. 20, 2018
West Wind Web Connection 7.0 is a major upgrade to the popular FoxPro Web development framework. It 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 know to build Web applications. Version 7.0's focus is on making it easier to create new projects, get started quickly and effectively manage, deploy and update your Web Connection applications by providing automated yet customizable tools to set up and manage your applications. There are also many functional improvements, performance enhancements as well as a number of security fixes. As always Web Connection is available as a shareware version to check out for free, with full versions and upgrades available for users of earlier versions.
posted Oct. 24, 2018
West Wind Technologies has released an update to West Wind Web Service Proxy Generator that addresses a few security and compatibility issues. The proxy generator is a tool to allow you to easily connect FoxPro to SOAP 1.x Web Services by generating a .NET based proxy that is directly callable from FoxPro, without requiring you to create intermediary .NET code. A Wizard facilitates importing of services and generating the .NET proxy and FoxPro wrapper class that can be used to call the service. This updates addresses more explicit support for TLS 1.2 in older clients, and updates security settings and automatically attempts to deal with .NET DLL blocking for internet installed applications.
posted Oct. 10, 2018
West Wind Technologies has released Web Connection 6.50 BETA of its Web Development tool set for Visual FoxPro. Web Connection is a rich tool for building HTML based Web applications and HTTP APIs and Services using Visual FoxPro for back-end processing. Version 6.50 updates all support frameworks including upgrades to Bootstrap 4 and FontAwesome 5 and reconfigures how dependencies are loaded (away from now obsolete Bower), adds a number of new Markdown features, support for easily sanitizing HTML from user input and Markdown, new generic wwPDF Printer driver support, many enhancements to wwDotnetBridge and new upload components. Although a major update with lots of support feature updates, the core product has no breaking changes from Version 6. Version 6.50+ is a paid upgrade, but during the beta period registered v6 uses can get the full version and a free shareware version is available to check out Web Connection.
posted Oct. 3, 2018
Time is running out - we're only a couple of weeks away from Southwest Fox and there is Web Connection training again this year immediately before the conference. Come to our 2 day West Wind Web Connection workshopand find out how to create powerful Web applications in 2 content packed days. Find out about the new features of Web Connection 6.0 and see them applied in hands on sessions that walk through creating a Web application from scratch. Day one provides an introduction to Web Connection and shows off what's new in Web Connection 6.25, while day 2 brings you a full day of conference style sessions that deep dive into specific Web and Web Connection technologies in detail. Come join us in Gilbert and up your skillset to build modern Web applications with FoxPro.
posted Oct. 1, 2018
West Wind Technologies has released Markdown Monster 1.13 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. v1.13 brings support for Favorites, a key mappings manager, a new vertical tab bar for Files, outline and Favorites. There have also been a lot of bug fixes and UI tweaks to improve usability. Markdown Monster is free to try but requires a small registration fee for continued use.