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Adrian Heath

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I have worked for Track Trans Limited since 2006, where I continued with my Visual FoxPro/VMP/West-Wind development. In 2010 I started replacing VFP9 as a front-end to our Debian/PostgreSQL databases with Java & GWT (so I am now using Eclipse, Java, Google Web Toolkit (GWT), SVN, Trac).

Previously I worked (allegedly) for Kuehne + Nagel in the UK between 1994-2006 where I developed and supported applications written in FoxPro 2.6 (DOS) and recently VFP7/8. During that time we addopted the Visual Max Frame framework for VFP.

I started developing applications with dBASE II on ACT micros (which became Apricot) and IBM PCs, moving through Fox BASE II, dBASE III/III+ (very VERY briefly), Fox Plus, Clipper and then FoxPro 2 and finally VFP in earnest.

Still using VFP as a front-end to Postgre SQL, MS SQL Server and IBM AS/400 databases, automatic emails (with attachments), XML data to websites, ftp routines. Who needs VB?

Third party products used to assist with the above include :-

Internet Client/X Pack from Mabry Software Inc - TCP/IP controls (obvious really)
Dynazip from Inner Media Inc - *.Zip routines (yeah, right)
ESS/400 from Extended Software Solutions Inc - IBM AS/400 data/RPC routines (now IBM iSeries)
West - Wind Web Connect (New for 2004)

Sorry no colour or graphics but as an MS-DOS developer I am still trying to use a mouse, let alone html.

Adrian Heath
Track Trans Limited
Building L33, Crown Place
University of Reading
United Kingdom
Voice: +44 (0)118 935 7259
Facsimile: +44 (0)118 935 7330

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