An Introduction to Ruby and Rails
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 12h56
An introduction to the Ruby language and the Ruby on Rails™ framework for developers with a background in Visual FoxPro®. PDF, 64 pages.
General information
File type:Freeware
Rating: Rate this entry
"An Introduction to Ruby and Rails" is the white paper from my pre-conference session at Southwest Fox 2010. It introduces both the Ruby language and the Rails framework, focusing on their installation and use on a Windows® platform with a perspective geared toward experienced Visual FoxPro® developers. I hope that anyone reading this paper finds it to be a good starting place for VFP developers who are interested in Ruby and Rails. It's probably unique in its perspective, but there are literally hundreds of great resources out there. The paper includes references to several of the ones I found most useful.
Created by
Rick Borup, Information Technology Associates
Rick Borup is owner and president of Information Technology Associates, a professional software development, computer services, and information systems consulting firm he founded in 1993. Rick earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and spent several years developing software applications for mainframe computers before turning to microcomputer database development tools in the late 1980’s. He began working with FoxPro in 1991, and has worked full time in Fox...


Add a comment

More downloads created from this member
Saturday, October 30th, 2004 at 12h47
AgeCalculator is a Visual FoxPro® class to calculate a person's age in years, months, and days. This release features a complete replacement of the core logic using custom methods to handle the calculation of 'next month' and 'next year' and gives more accurate results when the date range starts on day 29, 30, or 31 and spans several months or years.
Sunday, June 1st, 2003 at 23h55
Zip Automation Manager is back under its new name. Zip Automation Manager is a Visual FoxPro® class that allows you to run WinZip® programmatically. Using the ZipMgr class, you can control WinZip® from within your VFP application to create ZIP files (archives), add files to existing ZIP archives, and extract files from ZIP archives. ZipMgr comes with complete documentation; download and read the help file to find out what's new in this version. WinZip is a registered trademark of WinZip Computin...
Tuesday, July 11th, 2000 at 12h27
FOXMAPI.H is a header file of the MAPI control constants, formatted for Microsoft Visual FoxPro.
Friday, April 28th, 2000 at 00h40
rbInputBox() is a simple, general-purpose input box for Visual FoxPro. Although VFP now has a native InputBox() function (as of VFP 7.0), rbInputBox() provides certain functionality not available in the native VFP InputBox() function, such as the ability to handle character, date, numeric, and currency data types. New in this version is the ability to set the PasswordChar property of the textbox, which enables using it to enter masked passwords. Freeware with source code, a readme file, and a de...
Monday, April 10th, 2000 at 19h09
INSTRING() searches for an occurrence of one string in another string. Unlike VFP's "$" function, INSTRING() treats the searched string as a series of substrings whose length is equal to the length of the string being sought. This is useful for validating codes that are greater than one character in length. For example, if "AB" and "CD" are valid values for some field, INSTRING("BC", "ABCD") returns .F. whereas "BC" $ "ABCD" returns .T.   In contrast to INLIST(), INSTRING() requires only a sing...
Monday, December 27th, 1999 at 15h34
A classlib to add a "tip of the day" feature to your VFP apps. Easy to use and completely documented. Compiled with VFP6/SP3 but works with VFP5 as well. See the "readme" file for details and instructions. Freeware... enjoy!
Friday, July 10th, 1998 at 08h37
Use this class to make numeric data display the way you want it to while it's being entered. You can choose adding machine style (implied decimal) or calculator style (explicit decimal). Comes with a sample form and a readme file with examples.    The control now allows for default behavior of the PgUp and PgDn keys so they function as expected when the control is used in a grid. Also the InteractiveChange() event now fires when the 0-9, '+', '-', '.', or Del key is pressed.    This class is a...
Wednesday, May 20th, 1998 at 23h34
PROGBAR.VCX is a ready-to-use progress bar featuring a dynamic title and message line in a simple, nice-looking form. Built using the COMMCTRL class library by Alexander Grigorjev, which is included here with his permission.   This version of PROGBAR (3.0.001) is updated to use v3.0 of COMMCTRL and includes code to avoid error messages when compiling a project using that library. Now includes a demo program, too.