mathmo


Arrrghhh.... been trying to buy this book, but Amazon will not allow shipping to the ends of the earth (i.e. New Zealand). Try as I might, I can't find anywhere else that is selling this book. Certainly I know my local bookstores will be a waste of time, it is out of print.

I believe this is the best book to get to learn Visual FoxPro, but because I can't get hold of this one what suggestions are there for the 2nd best book to start off with instead !



Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

mathmo


Am thinking I might have to buy the ebook version from hentzenwerke (damn, is so much better to have a dead tree copy. Even if I am not lying in bed, but working at a computer. An ebook just uses up more precious screen space).

But to satisfy my craving for a dead tree, I'll get Effective Techniques for Application Development with Visual FoxPro 6.0 (any maybe perhaps Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 7.0 as well). After I'm finished with those (in a number of months time, or perhaps even longer...), I'll long into an additional book or two. But for now, this seems like a good starting point Good idea, yes or no Or is there a better suggestion for how to start of learning Visual FoxPro





Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

Naomi Nosonovsky

Learning from books sounds like a good idea. Participating in various forums sounds good too:

foxite, this forum, UniversalThread, tek-tips - these are the forums I know, there are several others.

Also you may watch Craig Boyd videos recommended few threads bellow in Eddie's thread.

Finally, not to discourage you, but have you checked http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll Wiki~FoxProWiki

Read carefully everything on this page and visit links provided.






Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

mathmo

Thanks! I'm off to check out the video right now.....

I've seen the fox wiki site already, though really want to find a good book to get started on. Because I just love dead trees! (yeah I know, I have this secret greenie inside me just begging to get out!)




Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

Naomi Nosonovsky

Did you visit the wikis page I suggested and read it

You may also view blogs of well-known in VFP community developers, such as Rick Strahl, Cesar Chalom, Christof Wollenhaupt and others. I'm using free blog reader from google.





Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

mathmo

I ended up buying the ebook (and a bunch of other books from the publisher).

I've looked at the wiki site a little, but haven't found it quite as interesting as some other sources (which is a little odd, consider how much time I spend on wikipedia). Been reading a few blogs too.






Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

Naomi Nosonovsky

I just found that Craid Boyd started to post again in his blog. And it's so great!

Check http://www.sweetpotatosoftware.com/SPSBlog/default,date,2007-06-12.aspx and all the recent blogs.





Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

mathmo

Ah yes, that is exactly the blog I've been reading the most out of the foxpro ones. Though mainly older topics from it that look interesting to me.




Re: The Fundamentals : Building Visual Studio Applications on a Visual FoxPro 6.0 Foundation

MarciaAkins

mathmo wrote:
I ended up buying the ebook (and a bunch of other books from the publisher).

FWIW, I think that "The Fundamentals" is the best books for people new to VFP. As a matter of fact, when I first started with VFP back in 1996, the predecessor to this book (Programming Visual FoxPro 3.0) was what gave me my first Ah-Ha moment and make the light bulb come on with respect to all this OOP stuff