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Just When I Jump on a Bandwagon, the Wheels Fly Off

Recently, I received praise from the FoxPro community for writing a small number of sentences in praise of the product.

But I apparently made on error, arguing that the loyal FoxPro user base would not let Microsoft kill off the product. I was wrong.

Visual FoxPro 9, due this year, will be the last of what Microsoft believes is a legacy tool (it has its roots in the old dBase market), but what users consider a powerful, controllable tool with plenty of third-party support and a massive library of custom applications.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 15, 2007