Cambria Corporation. Computer Programming Services and Custom Software Development since 1984.
Cambria wrote its first FoxBase+ program in the mid 1980s and has stayed with this programming tool through all its incarnations as FoxPro, Fox for Windows, Visual FoxPro and now as senior citizen approacing retirement.Contact Helen
We have been doing programming in FoxPro since the 1980's and today we still do a significant amount of FoxPro support and conversion of FoxPro databases to Microsoft SQL Server or Access. Cambria has written hundreds of Visual FoxPro programs over the years. In the 1980's we could have been termed a Visual Foxpro Programming Company since the great majority of our work in those days was in FoxPro. Today we still maintains quite a few of them and stand ready to convert them as the need arises.
Today our FoxPro programming team is led by Helen Bernstein, who has been programming almost exclusively in FoxPro and Visual FoxPro since joining Cambria in 1992. Helen graduated from Moscow State University with an MS in Mathematics. Greg McCann and Nancy Crewdson, both of whom are Visual FoxPro experts, join her in forming the core of our FoxPro capability. Others in the company have Visual FoxPro experience and can be called upon as needed.
Because of the Microsoft decision to drop support of Visual FoxPro in the coming years all of the FoxPro work we do today is the maintenance of older software. We are happy to do this and rarely have a week in which we are not supporting one program or another, usually one we wrote in the past. If the program does the job for you and nothing is needed but fixing an occasional bug or adding a small module then this is a perfectly sensible alternative to re-writing the program.
Microsoft Corporation, who owns Visual Foxpro, announced on January 12, 2010 that mainstream support for the product has ended. Microsoft will continue "extended support" until January 13, 2015. There are presently no plans by Microsoft to release any further updates or patches for FoxPro so, in effect, practical support has ended.
What does this mean for the user of a FoxPro program? Perhaps nothing at all. If the program is functioning in a satisfactory manner then there is no need not to continue to use it. However, if the time comes that the program can no longer be adapted to changing conditions, or support is harder and harder to come by due to a decline in FoxPro specialists, then the user may wish to upgrade the program to something current.
Cambria is well suited to help in such an upgrade, or to advise if one is even needed, because we are not only a FoxPro Programming company but we have programming teams in all currently popular programming areas as you will see if you visit other pages on this website. In fact many of our old FoxPro hands are still with us but now are now programming in other languages. They would be perfectly placed to help out if help is needed. But do not interpret this as our advising you to convert. There is an old saying "it's rotten but it's written" that applies to aging software. In other words, if it is still doing the job why go to the expense of re-writing it.
"Hi Helen, Thanks a million for getting the EDI 214 fixed. .. I just wanted to let you know that we really appreciate getting that kind of turnaround and are grateful to be working with someone that knows how to hit deadlines, [and] gets it done right... We really appreciate the extra efforts you've put in to our projects."
Patrick Marsh, Infinity Software Solutions, Inc., Decatur, AL