Kevin Ragsdale: Visual FoxPro 9.0

Unfinished Business

It's been a few days since the big announcement, and from reading the various blogs, articles and comments, it seems that half the VFP developers in the world expected it, and the other half were shocked that there will be no VFP 10.

Meanwhile, the rest of the developers in the world were shocked that there is a VFP 9.

For me, while the announcement was expected, it still felt like a kick in the gut. Until I started thinking about the real surprises in the announcement. Sedna will be FREE for download and released on CodePlex under a shared source license.

The community will continue to grow and prosper. With VFPX, we have the ability to continue to further extend the capabilities of Visual FoxPro.

For me, one of the best things about using Visual FoxPro is knowing that I'm probably going to learn at least one new thing every day. The product is so rich in features, there are still many parts of the product I haven't even touched yet. I'll be lucky to hit them all before 2015.

So, I'm not too worried about having to learn new paradigms and new languages. I've got too much unfinished business with FoxPro.