There are a couple of points that grabbed my attention:
1. dbi-Tech are not after a quick bit of marketing, and Rod is no dummy. He is obviously a considered businessman, so a decision to embrace the VFP community (or to continue to) is not to be dismissed as some off-hand thing – they have sensed the building interest in VFP and are taking it seriously.
2. Rod notes in the show how the sales of VFP 9 have outstripped VFP8 already – ie sales are increasing markedly (he refers, for example, to a 3rd party reseller in the US who has seen a 40% increase in sales).
3. And there is an announcement from dbi-Tech in the show (which I won’t spoil)…
This is just further evidence of the surge that VFP is experiencing. Like Andrew, I liked wOOdy’s comments over at Tucows, and agree that many VB devs are now turning to VFP as a viable alternative. And with the .Net interop and Office 12 support coming in Sedna it is easy to see why VFP appeals.
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Incidently, Andrew ‘apologizes’ for having not podcast for 2.5 months – yikes, if Scott and I could get a show together that often we’d be very happy. We know how much work goes into a show Andrew, so thanks for your continued efforts. 37 shows and counting – awesome work!