VFP: OzFox quick survey results

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Here’s some interesting stats from the OzFox networking session.

At the networking session there were 40 or so attendees (plus the speakers). I have not included the speakers in the results below.

I asked the following questions about VFP developer ‘behaviour’:

How many people attend User Groups (VFP or other): 21 (ie ~50%)
How many read blogs (VFP or other): 23 (ie >50%)
How many write blogs: 10 (ie 25%)

How many are using the following versions of FoxPro:
VFP9: most people (approx 35)
VFP8: 4
VFP7: 3
VFP6: 7
VFP5: 3
FPW: 5
FPD: 1

How many have products or projects that use SQL Server as the backend: 10

How many people had NOT heard of VFPx prior to today: 5
How many people had downloaded something from VFPx: 3

How many people had tried any of the Sedna CTPs: 2
How many people had tried the VFP9 SP2 CTPs: 2

4 comments

  • Interesting to see that there are people out there still working with FPD & FPW. I wonder if they might have some insights regarding how to survive the post-32 bit world considering their survival of the post-16 bit world.

    I am sure they have gone on the same emotional rollercoaster that the VFP world is going through right now.

    What type of clients do they have? How do they justify their continued use of a product that ended its official life over 10 years ago? Their feedback would be extremely intriguing.

    We all know that FoxPro is an excellent language so I am not suggesting that its not up to the task. I just ask how they avoid the impact of technological inertia.

  • Interesting to see that there are people out there still working with FPD & FPW. I wonder if they might have some insights regarding how to survive the post-32 bit world considering their survival of the post-16 bit world.I am sure they have gone on the same emotional rollercoaster that the VFP world is going through right now.What type of clients do they have? How do they justify their continued use of a product that ended its official life over 10 years ago? Their feedback would be extremely intriguing.We all know that FoxPro is an excellent language so I am not suggesting that its not up to the task. I just ask how they avoid the impact of technological inertia.

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