Visual FoxPro Programmers
November 18, 2020

Visual FoxPro Programmers

JP Bhatt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Visual FoxPro (Discontinued)

We are using FoxPro for few customers. There are still many businesses that are using VFP although Microsoft stopped supporting it years ago. Many legacy applications, particularly BFSI, Healthcare, Real Estate, are running on Visual FoxPro. These software applications and products are being used by hundreds of businesses, that are now so much hooked to VFP, that they do not want to switch to newer technologies. As a result, there are a wide range of companies across market segments that need constant support to their VFP products.

We at Apptread (an ImpactQA company) have helped several customers in maintaining their legacy applications on FoxPro. So much so that we even automated the regression suite making rolling out new features, easy.

There are not too many developers today that are willing to work on VFP but there are still a bunch of companies that are keeping the VFP developers engaged. Some customers have started moving their VFP applications to .NET but that would also need an understanding of VFP code. As a result folks with good VFP and .NET experience are most sought after programmers.

VFP has many advantages over other new age tech. Looks like VFP may not have a great future but it is certainly here to stay for few more years. It would be too early to write it off.
  • Structured language easy access to database.
  • Access to VFP programmers.
  • 3rd party plugins and wizards available that help in application development.
  • Moving to iOS and Android is not possible.
  • Support from Microsoft.
  • We were able to provide VFP services to several customers.
  • It’s a technology that is still being used by many Fortune 1000 and 500 companies hence we see a good ROI.
We use VFP because our customers are on VFP.
There are several easy to use and powerful features of VFP that programmers like.
Although MS has discontinued support of VFP there is a good community of programmers that are available for help. In fact we have several programmers at Apptread that are skilled not only in VFP but also .NET so that if there is a need to migrate some parts of applications to .NET , it is easy for us to do that.

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Legacy applications already on VFP are a good candidate. If you plan to move to iOS and Android apps, VFP is not for you. Also, in future access to VFP programmers may be limited. You could use VFP as a powerful database tool. I know of many programmers who love to exploit the features of VFP to create easy to use applications.