MSXML sniffing in VFP

Seeing Rino’s blog entry on XML Sniffing reminded me of how common this little gotcha is.So you might find the following handy. When our apps start up we just run a checkdependencies(bCheckXML3, bCheckXML4, etc) method with something like the following (and can someone tell me how to get code samples looking good on blogger please): LOCAL cSaveErrorLOCAL oObject3, oObject4, cMessagecMessage...


A big thank you to Andrew MacNeil for putting me on to this one.Haven’t laughed this much since I saw Team America last week.
Here’s a taste:


We’ve been playing with DNN the last few months and so far it is proving to be worth the effort.On the good side it is reasonably straight forward to get up and running, has all the basic building blocks we need in a content management system including security and simple workflow, and is reasonably easy to customise.On the bad side, it is free (ie support is difficult) and documentation is...

Currently residing in the ‘Where are they now?’ file

It has been a really tiring year so far (good for Talman though) with so much work on.So it was a welcome phone call a few weeks back from my good friend Greg calling to say he wanted to get the band back together (sorry).Many years ago a bunch of us were in a band called Kaos Theory (we were crap) and then later formed a studio band called Sexagesima (look it up – it’s not what you...

R+D server

Magic Dave (our IT Manager) has installed our brand new R+D Blade Server. At Talman we do most of our development on Terminal Servers (allows our 15 developers to all have consistent Dev tools, performance, backups, test environments etc) and so it is necessary to be strict with what gets installed on them. No Betas, untested tools, unknown shareware downloads etc.So when it comes to evaluating...

Team America

Funniest film I’ve seen this year. Reasonably high on the offensiveness scale though (not one for the kids). worth catching on the low budget movie list: Napoleon Dynamite

Chicken Little and VFP

I couldn’t agree more with David Stevenson’s editorial in the March edition of FoxTalk. Basically he says to the Fox worriers, be Fox warriors instead.Stop wasting time lamenting the demise of VFP (which we’ve been expecting for the last 3 years now…) and instead get out and use it to make money. I get deflated each time the conversation at a user group or online thread...