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When hearing Uwe Habermann, some people associate "Visual Extend". Read here, how Uwe came to VFX and what is there to tell about him.

During his computer sciences study at the Technical University of Berlin he learned dBASE II on an Apple IIe when visiting friends. Shortly thereafter, through his studies he learned dBASE III and dBASE III+. These experiences have shaped his programmer career until today.

During his studies Uwe was able to start working as an independent freelancer and developed custom database applications for small companies.

Because more and more customers asked for Windows applications, he came to the first Windows version of FoxPro, version 2.5.

In 1995 Uwe became member of dFPUG (German speaking FoxPro User Group) and was pleasantly surprised from the extensive offerings and constructive cooperation in the community.

In early 1996, Uwe heard about the framework Visual Extend and since then have been an enthusiastic user of this highly successful RAD tool. Very soon the developer of VFX, Arturo Devigus, was convinced of his ideas for further development. As a freelancer for the Devigus Engineering AG, he has worked on the VFX versions 6 and 7, and since November 1998 he does support in the VFX newsgroup.

In 1999 Uwe founded the Uwe Habermann & Kathrin Leu GbR with a partner. This company mainly deals with the development and distribution of software for dental laboratories. Actually, it does not need to be mentioned that this application is developed with VFX.

In addition, Uwe is still working in the project business and develops customized software for various industries. He supports other VFP programmers and in particular, VFX developers, through training and coaching.

In 2000, Uwe became Microsoft Certified Professional for Visual FoxPro 6 and since that year he is a speaker at the Visual FoxPro Developer conference in Frankfurt. He has also held sessions at numerous regional meetings and conferences, including those in Vienna, Bucharest, Bunnik and Paris as well as many years at the VFP DevCon in Prague.

Since VFX was bought by dFPUG in early 2003, Uwe is responsible for the development and support of VFX as Visual Extend product manager. Since that time the development of VFX is done in Varna, Bulgaria, leaded by Venelina Jordanova as chief developer. Together with Venelina he wrote the developer manuals for Visual Extend 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0.

Since 2008, Uwe is based in Varna and together with Venelina working as manager of V&U Ltd. (www.VandU.eu) In addition to the Visual Extend development, their focus is development of Visual FoxPro applications.

Lately, however, they focus on the rich capabilities of Silverlight. They hope to be able to provide a base for future projects of VFP developers, and especially VFX developers.
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( Topic last updated: 2010.02.14 04:17:45 PM )