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Willson De Veas


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Hi, I'm Willson ("Bill") de Veas.

I have helped to develop several successful applications at Alpine Land Information Services, using:
My work often involves integrating ESRI's MapObjects with Visual FoxPro.

I regularly attend Southwest Fox, where I have had the pleasure and honor of making the acquaintances of -- and learning from or collaborating with -- many awesome folk. Southwest Fox has my highest recommendation.
(Years attended: 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and soon, 2014)
I like the following quote. The forestry metaphor is easy for me to relate to.
"A bug's preferred environment is complexity. If you clear-cut its environment, it has nowhere left to hide." -- WayneConrad


Then there's this quote, from our esteemed host, which changed my view of programming.
The GUI is not a part of the application. It is the first client of the application. -- Steven Black

I have this comic and this comic displayed in my work space.
The number one feature that I wish could have been implemented in Visual FoxPro: Named Parameters. Ah, well. At least we can create Parameter Objects. :)
The following is mostly a "note to self", as I seem to forget this whenever I need it:
(The "d" in my last name is capitalized here for the sake of readability within Wiki, but properly it's: lowercase-d, e, (space), capital V.)
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( Topic last updated: 2014.10.09 03:48:04 PM )