Visual FoxPro consultancy and programming service
We offer professional help with all aspects of Visual FoxPro application development. Whether you're thinking of outsourcing an entire project, or simply need occasional technical advice or support, we can give you the expert assistance you're looking for.
Visual FoxPro Consultancy
If your project is at an early stage, talk to us about conducting a feasibility study, requirement analysis or technical design. These will form a solid foundation for your application.
Visual FoxPro Programming
We carry out software development to the highest technical standards. You can confidently delegate an entire development project to us, or use us as an extra source of expertise for your existing projects.
Ad Hoc Assistance and Trouble-Shooting
If you are experiencing problems with any type of Visual FoxPro application or development task, we can almost certainly help. From tracking down hard-to-find bugs to re-engineering an entire application for a new platform, we can provide the assistance you need. With 12 solid years of VFP experience, we know the product inside out, and we know how to communicate our knowledge to our clients.
Here are some examples of some recent Visual FoxPro projects:
- Conversion from earlier versions of FoxPro. We have assisted several clients in the successful migration of their applications from FoxPro 2.x (DOS and Windows) to Visual FoxPro. Some of these were mechanical conversions; others involved an element of re-design and re-coding. All were completed to the clients' complete satisfaction, and all are now in current day-to-day use.
- Migration to SQL Server. We have recently undertaken four separate projects that involved converting VFP applications to work with a SQL Server back end. In each case, we helped the client plan a strategy for the migration, adapted the existing code to work with SQL Server, and assisted with the actual upsizing. All four projects were completed on time and to budget.
- Building framework classes. A client asked us to design and build a comprehensive framework of Visual FoxPro classes for long-term use by the client's own programming team. This proved to be a very worthwhile investment for the client, leading to substantial savings of time and money in the team's day-to-day development work.
- Code reviews. We are often asked to help programmers solve particularly difficult technical problems or debug unusually troublesome code. In one recent case, we conducted an intensive three-day code review, working alongside client staff, in which we found and eliminated over 50 serious bugs in a critical Visual FoxPro application. We also identified several other potential weaknesses in the code, and made many suggestions for improving the user interface. As a direct result of this effort, the client was able to reverse a six-week delay in the application's live-date.
An international service
We are based in the UK (Edinburgh, Scotland), but we serve clients throughout Europe, North America and beyond. We are happy to visit clients' premises where necessary, but generally aim to work at our own offices, with the finished product being delivered by email or via remote control software. We have found this to be a very economical arrangement, and one that works to the client's complete satisfaction.
Your next step
Contact Mike Lewis by phone or email to discuss your requirements - in complete confidence and with no obligation.