Visual FoxPro is the perfect front end for client-server applications. Its robust user interface, native local data engine and integral hooks into binding with remote data sources, and rich object model, combined with the powerful SQL Server database engine are an unbeatable combination. But with power and flexibility comes potential complexity. Client-Server Applications with Visual FoxPro and SQL Server will teach you how to put these two powerful tools together and take advantage of the best features of both. Urwiler, DeWitt, Levy and Koorhan together have decades of real-world client-server application building as well as the broad, in-depth knowledge gained only through hundreds of hours of classroom training.
Chuck Urwiler is a Senior Instructor, Consultant, and Developer for Micro Endeavors, Inc., a Microsoft Solution Provider Partner and Certified Technical Education Center in Upper Darby, PA. He is a highly respected instructor who has trained thousands of developers nationwide in all versions of Visual FoxPro and in version 7 of SQL Server. He has authored numerous seminars and hands-on courses for Micro Endeavors, including introductions to the new features of SQL Server 7 and Visual FoxPro 6, Migrating FoxPro Applications to Visual FoxPro, and most recently, Mastering Microsoft Visual FoxPro Development. Chuck was also a technical contributor and editor for the Microsoft certification exams in Visual FoxPro. Currently, he holds several certifications: a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Visual FoxPro and SQL Server 7.0, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT), as well as one of the first 1000 Microsoft Certified Solution Developers (MCSD) in the world.
Not content to spend all of his time in the classroom, Chuck keeps his knowledge current by working with the Micro Endeavors development team on a variety of projects, many of which include both Visual FoxPro and SQL Server. He is a consultant for Micro Endeavors clients on their software projects, using his expertise and experience to solve business and technical problems with both SQL Server and Visual FoxPro.
Chuck can be reached at email@example.com.
Gary DeWitt has been a frequent contributor to FoxTalk and FoxPro Advisor magazines for several years and was the technical editor of Developing Internet Applications With Visual FoxPro 6.0 from Hentzenwerke Publishing. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a past Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. In addition to Visual FoxPro, Gary also works with C++, Java and Visual Basic, and has been in the computing industry in one way or another since 1976. Gary is currently senior software magician at Sunpro, Inc., the leader in fire service software, where he recently completed a client/server COM application compatible with the new National Fire Incident Reporting System. Gary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Levy is a consultant with G.A. Sullivan where Mike specializes in SQL Server and database technologies. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Database Administrator (MCDBA) and Trainer (MCT). As an MCT, more than 400 students in 60 classes have benefited from his 10 years of FoxPro and four years of SQL Server experience.
Mike is a well-known member of the Visual FoxPro community and donates his time helping others on various Internet newsgroups. In addition, he has spoken at multiple conferences and user-groups and is a frequent contributor to various technical journals.
Mike is a University of Cincinnati graduate, and lives with his wife, two kids, eight fish, and an old dog in a house that? still waiting for Mike to discover 'landscaping.'
Mike can be reached at email@example.com.
Leslie Koorhan is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in database applications. He has worked with nearly every version of FoxPro and Visual FoxPro, as well as Microsoft SQL Server since the mid '90s. He is also a Visual Basic developer. He has written numerous articles for several publications, most recently a series on Microsoft SQL Server OLAP Services for FoxTalk magazine. Leslie has also written several training manuals.
Leslie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaim Caron is the President of Access Computer Systems, Inc. in New York City which, despite its name, specializes in software development using primarily Visual FoxPro. The firm also provides data integrity testing, data cleansing services, and various other services relating to data design and software development and support.
Chaim has specialized in FoxPro and Visual FoxPro since 1990. His articles have appeared in FoxTalk and FoxPro Advisor. He has spoken to technical and industry groups on technical and business issues for many years.
He spends his free time with his wife and daughter. His third love (after wife and daughter) is the mandolin, which he plays with the New York Mandolin Quartet. Major mandolin influences were provided by Barry Mitterhoff, Carlo Aonzo, Ricky Skaggs, John Monteleone, and of course Bill Monroe.
You can reach Chaim at: email@example.com