What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   It has never let me down... FOXPRO (VFP)
Date:   2005-02-01 18:38:51
From:   Nurchi
Response to: It has never let me down... FOXPRO (VFP)

Microsoft Visual FoxPro is the best.
At first (we're talking about DOS times, about late 80's, early 90's) when Ms bought FoxPro, we (programmers) thought that Ms wants to "put it under the table" (to get rid of the competitor) to develop their BASIC...
But I made a lot of stuff in VFP (I am from Southern Russia).
In less than a week, I made a program for dental clinic and went to a "conference" and won second place in our province when I was in grade 11.
It compiles EXE for Windows, as well as APP, which is practically platform independent. It had this feature in VFP 5.0 (around 1994-1996), and the only places you could run the APP programs were (still are pretty much) Windows and Macintosh.
But think about it on the other hand, if you are running a Windows-based server, you can put APP to run in the browser, and it (theoretically) becomes platform independent.

But I don't know why it is not used in Canada (almost) at all...
There are no jobs here for VFP programmers (Ontario, probably some in Quebec, and most of the USA only)

Anyway, f**k off, whoever doesn't like VFP.
No one forces you to use it, if you don't like it.
If someone does, find another job.

Fisual FoxPro ROCKS!!!

I am currently learning C#.
Very good language, simple, relatively powerful and platform independent (not C# alone, but the .NET environment), similar to Java (just a little), and it is cool!
The only language I would prefer other than VFP.
C/C++ is powerful, but stupid. You know, it is like using a panzer as a hammer... Powerful, but why panzer?

Anyway, good luck.