The Southwest Fox 2015 Conference has fewer speakers and tracks this year (eight and two, respectively), but there is a chance that more speakers could be added, depending on the number of registrations by July 1st.
Southwest Fox 2015 is the only Visual FoxPro developer’s conference in North America. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend making an effort to go this year. It’s a great learning experience, shared with fellow Visual FoxPro developers.
Last week, I presented a session titled, “Unicode Made Easier with SQLite” at the Southwest Fox 2014 conference.
At the end of the session, an attendee asked about manipulating strings, specifically using SUBSTR() on UTF-8 encoded strings.
Last night, I played around with creating my own SUBSTR() function to deal with UTF-8 encoded strings, and I think I may have been successful, but I’m not sure.
If there are any readers that can tell me if the image below looks correct for a SUBSTR(2,3) on the Russian phrase in the textbox, I would appreciate it very much.
On the other hand, if you think I’m going down a rabbit hole that doesn’t need to be traveled, please let me know. I would hate to think I’ve wasted time “substringing” a phrase for which there is really no need for “substringing.”
Pre-conference sessions are three-hours long, which provide a great opportunity to dive deeper into the session topic.
There are four pre-conference sessions for Southwest Fox 2014:
Desktop to the Web? No Need to Eat that Elephant in One Bite (Bo Durban)
Lessons Learned: SQL Server (Christof Wollenhaupt)
PostgreSQL vs Microsoft SQL Server (Frank Perez)
Web APIs: Getting Paid, Making Calls and Other Cool Tricks (Steve Bodnar)
Pre-conference sessions for Southwest Xbase++ 2014 include Frank’s and Steve’s sessions above, and:
eXpress++ Pre-Conference Workshop (Roger Donnay)
Xbase++ 2.0 Workshop (Steffan Pirsig)
I’m very excited to be coming back this year. It will be my first trip back to Southwest Fox since 2011. I’ll be presenting two conference sessions: More Multi-threading with Visual FoxPro, and Easier Unicode with SQLite.
Remember, just a few more days are left to save some money and receive a free pre-conference session, so visit the registration page today to learn more about these awesome conferences!