At A Glance: Visual FoxPro
As the wealth and variety of programming languages grows, changes, and develops, there are often times in which a particular element is reaches the end of its life and is discontinued. Frequently, when working within the digital world, you will find systems or parts of systems designed around or written using one of these deceased elements. When encountering one of these elements, it is important to have access to a skilled professional. Visual FoxPro is a data-centric procedural programming language once heralded as one of the fastest PC database engines. Although Visual FoxPro has not received support or updates since 2007, any database system currently running Visual FoxPro requires a knowledgeable specialist to continue its operation or to integrate it with newer platforms and systems. Visual FoxPro is a proprietary commercial software that was produced by Microsoft. Visual FoxPro specialists are therefore often skilled in a variety of other Microsoft programming options and formats.
Since Visual FoxPro has reached its end of life, it is not likely that a specialist will encourage the development of new programs with the language, but he or she will be able to provide a high level of expertise in assessing any problems with a client’s current programming. The highly-skilled specialists available on Upwork are typically able to effectively code in Visual FoxPro or at the very least offer ideas and solutions when it comes to translating or porting to other languages or frameworks. Having access to a freelance Visual FoxPro specialist is absolutely vital to any client working with a system that is currently using Visual FoxPro.