August 24, 2008
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Here's what some of our customers are saying
about Web Connection
Don't take our word for it! Here's what some of our customers are saying
about West Wind Web Connection for Visual FoxPro. There are also several entries here that
describe what people are doing with Web Connection on the Web:
- Absolutely top product, extremely easy to use and
- Andrew Wood
You are going to love this tool!!! Rick has done
for Visual FoxPro and the Internet what Ken Levy did for the Screen Builder and FoxPro
John V. Petersen (Dr. FoxPro), Integrated Database Technologies, Inc.
I experimented with Web Connection this past weekend for the first
time, and have had marvelous results in a very short period of time. Your class hierarchy
is well laid out, clean, and easy to understand. I look forward to working with it.
Paul Bienick, PCSI, Inc.
I've just been playing with the shareware version of Web
Connection. I've been in the software products business for a long time, and I have to say
I was very impressed with your documentation and the PowerPoint slide decks on your Web
site. Nice job!
As the largest private developer of electronic case management
software for the Federal Court system, we have found Web Connection indispensable
development of our products. As a web development tool, it's unrivaled in speed,
flexibility, robustness and 'developer appeal'. Our customers depend on our software
as a mission critical application, and we depend on Web Connection. Over 40 U.S.
Federal Courts use our Electronic Case Manager software, including the 3 largest, to scan
their case documents, accept them via electronic filing, and provide remote access to them
via the Internet. Together they handle over 600,000 cases per year, containing over
20,000,000 documents. Those documents consume over 700GB per year of disk space, and
are accessed by over 25,000 Internet users. The foundation of our entire suite of
applications is built with Web Connection, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Without
Web Connection, we couldn't have done it. With it, it was ridiculously easy.
Jay Wade, Wade Systems
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center we're using Web Connection to
develop custom applications and feel that it provides strong advantages in a data driven
environment. Your HTML forms generation is a feature of particular value to our team. Your
forms generation and our event processing give the web user similar operational
characteristics that you get from a VFP executable. You're becoming a household name in
our shop. Keep up the good work!!!
Kudos to you Rick, and whoever else supported you
in developing Web Connection. Been thoroughly reading the User Guide,
and it's by far, the best app documentation I have experienced so far.
Particularly enjoyed the section on how the app works. It's a veritable
Web development tutorial. I also don't know how Web developers kept
their sanity without using a tool like Web Connection! The best part,
blowing away all the FoxPro non-believers who, as usual, trash this
great development platform without knowing a damn thing about it!
Ken McMillen, Dynacs Engineering, Inc., Kennedy Space Center"
Web Connection allowed us to leverage our investment in head
office reporting onto the web at a very small development cost. I also want to thank
you for your speedy responses to my support questions. In 15 years of development I have
never experienced support so timely and effective.
John Campbell, National Money Mart
I have been evaluating your product for some time now and like
what I see. Your well-written classes and documented code is some of the best VFP
programming I have ever seen.
Michael Parsons, Platinum Software
Without Web Connection's creative genius I could
not have pulled off the IBank Travel Management project and developed a system that is
changing the way corporations purchase and manage travel expenditures worldwide. My deep
respect and gratitude.
Rock Blanco, New Media Solutions
- Because of Web Connection we managed to kick four
opposition companies' butts to get the contract to build an online bookstore for
Australia's largest online bookseller, Collins Booksellers. In doing so we saved my client
about $50,000 dollars.The site has site has about 1 million titles and users can update
Inventory on the WEB from their desktop with a click of a button.
Fred Besterwich, Cyberlogic Pty Ltd
Bless you and this product Rick. We are using it so much now at Eagle that
it comes up as the only logical solution to the majority of our Internet E-Commerce needs.
We have had one of our products that uses WC (E@GLE Advisor) named as a finalist in the
Internet Solution category for the upcoming Microsoft VFP Devcon. The source code you
include with the Message Reader, Message Thread, and examples make the development of similar apps for our business a hell of a lot less
laborious. If there is an easier way to make all of this stuff work, I haven't seen it
Bob Towle, Eagle USA Airfreight
Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your fantastic work
on Web Connection. I have been developing a demo intranet application for a prospective
client for the past month using the shareware version. I found the documentation and
examples to be very well organized, thorough, and extremely helpful. Having never written
any web based apps before, I found myself easily creating the many pieces to the demo
within a few short days.
This past week, our demo was approved by our prospective client,
and we got the proposal, beating out several java companies. We ordered the latest version
of web connect the same day. If it had not been for the tremendous power and ease of use
of this product, we would have never stood a chance obtaining this project. Thanks again
for the outstanding work on the product. It's a true benefit to the Foxpro community.
Steve Ellenoff Applications Unlimited
After looking through a number of Foxpro products for one that
allowed us to publish our in-house databases on the Internet, we settled on West Wind Web
Connection as the one most suited to our needs. Despite regular requests from the authors
for things we would like to add to the wish list, we have always found that the package
develops faster than we can take advantage of enhancements. Its a real pleasure to not be
tied down by limited software. I recommend Web Connection to experienced Foxpro users. We
have used WC for several years to manage a public database of 700,000 records. I have
found it to be a rock-solid application that never lets our system down. Invariably I have
found the functions available exceed those I need and the help desk service is simply
amazing! Never had any regrets basing our service on WC.
Scott Willams, Cowley's Online, www.cowleys.com
My first Web Connection HTML application was done 100% with FoxPro
2.6 syntax. This first application was a site that created web sites via HTML forms and
was a great way for me to get my VFP feet wet. Web Connection made the task a tolerable
challenge, even though I had never worked in Visual FoxPro or HTML. I didn't even
need my "Internet for Dummies" book. Web Connection has been a great
learning tool thanks to its easy to use and well documented programming interface.
We currently use WC for a US
Naval Air Command Logistics Project. The users can check stock data, document processing
status, & some reports. Not very glitzy. The WC project is replacing a distributable
data set/FOX 2.6 application. So far we have only had positive feedback. Our stock display
screen consolidates information from about 18 data tables, we found that ODBC queries were
much too slow & complicated to handle this kind of display. Web Connection allowed us
to build the application quickly and reuse much of our existing code to make this project
George Winter, Q-sys
Our vertical market package is successfully
marketed throughout the US and 10 other countries. It is running in about every version of
Fox somewhere. Web Connection has given us a natural evolution to link our clients'
internal operations directly to their customers and independant distributors, without
having to sacrifice our current investment in Fox code and performance. One client in
particular that is growing in sales exponentially was about to collapse under the weight
of this growth, with the need to add new staff to enter orders and answer shipment
questions. Within one week of installation of our Web Connection integration, they had
immediate relief. Over 25% of their orders are now entered over the Web, and their
customers and distributors are able to handle their own service, with direct access to
shipment status, UPS tracing, account balance display, etc. We have even set up
dynamically built web pages for their Distributors using the WC tools, that allow them to
sublet sites and make sales online with Fox tables and Web Connection controlling it all.
They consider it a godsend, and we (and Rick Strahl) are the heroes.
Tad Barnard, Software Design of Kentucky, Inc.
We are a photo finishing lab. Our customers
are photographers who take pictures of events (graduations, reunions, races, contests,
etc.), and send the film to us. We return proof sheets of the events to the photographers,
who in turn show them to the end customers. We then produce the pictures ordered from the
event. Using the West Wind Web Connection software we interfaced to our existing lab
software (which is written in FoxPro) to show the proofs on the Internet, and allow the
end customers to order on-line. Many events (reunions are a prime example) had no place to
show the proof sheets after the event was finished. Now the photographers provide an event
password to the customers at the time of the event, and within a few days the customers
can view and order proofs from the event on-line at www.partypics.com. From a
hard-coded prototype to running live, it took about a week to develop the commerce site.
We're currently getting between 8,000 and 14,000 hit a day, and expect the number of hits
to increase as more events come on-line.
Bruce Jackson, Candid Color Systems
The Air Miles shopping website we developed with Web
Connection is seemlessly integrated into a already existing site made by a large IT
consultancy-company (CMG). The little data-retrieval that is done on the CMG-part of the
application uses ORACLE database/tools. The CMG application crashes about 10 times a week.
Web Connection has been up and running for 4 months now without a single crash and
Frits van den Munckhof, ITOA
We did a presentation of our Web site and had great
response. People were amazed that they could search for items and get real-time
information on THEIR price (we tied Web Connection to our pricing matrix) and
availability. I can't thank you enough for putting out such a great product. You've really
made us look like stars!
Michael Dyer, Merisel Latin America
We recently purchased your software "Web
Connection" and are using it successfully on our web site to build
the very first site of our country (PAKISTAN) that is providing
intelligent search services in the sector of Real Estate. I must
praise the performance of the software. You and your team are a gift for
the FoxPro community.
Aamir Islam, Auj International, Pakistan
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Below is a short list of some of our customers that you
may recognize. The list is by no means complete as it doesn't include listings for smaller
customers and sites developed by independent Web Connection developers or consulting
companies. We also have a number of consultants that are servicing Web
Connection applications for Fortune 100 companies.
Web Connection is used by many organizations large and small from small 1
developer shops to corporate departments, with over 9500 individual registered customer
site licenses to date. Isn't it time to join the ranks of satisfied Web Connection developers?
Eagle USA Air Freight
General Motors, Canada
American Express Europe
The Gillette Company
Bank of America
Chase Manhattan Bank
Dana Farber Cancel Institute
Steven Black Consulting
US Air Force
Federal Reserve Bank
Dept. of National Defense
National Climactic Center
National Weather Service
Department of Energy
Dept. of General Services
Dept. of Consumer Affairs
State Dept. of Education
US District Courts(over 50)
NY State University
Kansas Board of Education