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Updated: Unit Testing in Visual FoxPro, now in ODP and PDF
Rebuilt the 2001 presentation on Unit Testing in Visual FoxPro (which includes some notes on Extreme Programming and refactoring) into better formats. The original was exported PowerPoint 9.x into malformed HTML. This version is available in standard format and in industry-standard Portable Document Format.
Published: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 15:54:06 GMT
Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets: a never-ending continually-improving presentation to the Dartmouth / Lake Sunapee Linux User Group's ( March 6th 2008 meeting.
Published: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 15:49:27 GMT
Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
Slide show presentation in S5 format of "Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets," presented to three chapters of the Greater New Hampshire Linux User Group: on 5 November, the Central New Hampshire Linux User Group, on 8 November, the Monadnock Region Linux User Group in Peterborough, on 15 November, the Merrimack Valley Linux User Group. Includes some discussion on why to use CSS, the basic glossary, the rules of cascading and the CSS box model and positioning.
Published: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 21:02:25 GMT
Source Code for Publishing News via XML, FoxTalk May 2005
Source code for the article "Publishing News via XML," a two-part introduction to creating and consuming RSS (and XML in general) using Microsoft's Visual FoxPro. Originally published in Pinnacle Publishing's FoxTalk technical journal, since purchased by Eli Journals and the archives taken off line. The article content and source code are still owned by me and reprinted with permission of the original publisher. Part one of the text article is available here and the second half here.
Published: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 02:04:44 EDT
Introduction to Dabo
Introduction to Dabo: a presentation to the Python SIG of the Greater New Hampshire Linux User Group's January 25, 2007 meeting.
Published: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:55:15 GMT
NX: An Introduction
NX: An Introduction: a presentation for the Monadnock Area Linux User Group's September 14, 2006 meeting. Following 2X's announcement last week of releasing the NX Server as Open Source (the NX technology already was, and the NX Client is free on Linux, Mac and Windows, I took a look at what NX offers. Here's a high-level view.
Published: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:53:45 GMT
AmigaDOS articles posted
Four articles posted (in PDF formats, from scans) that I wrote for the Boston Computer Society's Amiga Culture newsletter in 1988 through 1990. Included for historical reference and sentimental reasons. The articles cover several aspects of scripting.
Published: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 18:20:33 GMT
The Future of FOSS Tools
The Future of FOSS Tools: a presentation for the Software Association of New Hampshire's annual Info eXchange 2005 conference. I was invited to be one of the panelists on the "Latest in Development Tools & Techniques" topic as well as the wrap-up plenary session on "Guaranteeing the Success of an IT Implementation." The slides contain a sketch of what I was presenting.
Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 15:19:23 GMT
The State of the Art, December 2005
Ted Roche & Associates, LLC specializes in the development of data-centric software applications on Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms using a variety of tools: Apache, IIS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Python, PHP, Visual FoxPro, Visual SourceSafe and Subversion. The LAMP platform offers complementary services to applications running on Windows desktops: inexpensive, scalable services for LAN, in-house intranet and external internet applications. Stay tuned as we expand and refine our offerings on this exciting new platform.

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The upcoming winter season is great time to get started on new projects. Ted Roche & Associates, LLC offers software development, consulting, training and mentoring on Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python, Visual FoxPro, SQL Server / MSDE, and Visual SourceSafe. If you are interested in tapping our services for big projects or brief consultations, contact us soon.
Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 15:13:06 GMT
AmigaDOS articles posted
Four articles posted (in PDF formats, from scans) or articles I wrote for the Boston Computer Society's Amiga Culture newsletter in 1988 through 1990. Included for historical reference. The articles cover several aspects of scripting.
Published: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 19:28:59 GMT
It's the Process, Stupid
Application Development is easy. Coding is simple. Debugging is... well, debugging. But the process of application development, that's hard. Discussion of the steps to be taken to speed application development, including innovations in lowering the overhead of converting requirements to prototypes to working applications. Slides presented at the Great Lakes Great Database Workshop 1997 and recently converted to HTML using See the associated paper at
Published: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 20:15:57 GMT
How to Speak Good
How to Speak Good: A simple outline structure for presentations, presented to the Greater New Hampshire Linux User Group at their Summer Summit. A brief review of key points: one-sentence summary, tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em, and the importance of preparation.
Published: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 19:55:29 GMT
Updated Conference Whitepapers and slides
Whitepapers, speaker's notes, slides and some sample code from nine years of Visual FoxPro conferences. Please browse to find what you're looking for, and email me if you find broken links, missing graphics, or want samples.
Published: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 19:56:33 GMT
Presentation: WebMin, a tool for remote web adminstration of a Linux machine
Webmin is a great tool for remote adminstration of Linux machines. Written in Perl and released under an Open Source license, Webmin provides add-in modules that support administration of a huge number of common applications, like Apache, Samba, Sendmail, as well as supporting many common administrative tasks.
Published: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 01:29:23 GMT
PDF Whitepaper: Tools for Managing MySQL

A brief paper developed as part of the LAMP curriculum at the New Hampshire Technical Institute's Center for Training and Business Development. Includes brief reviews and screenshots of tools suitable for maintaining a MySQL database from a Windows, Linux or Macintosh client. In PDF form, 1.7 megabytes in size. Released under a Creative Commons license.

Published: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 15:40:21 GMT
Updated: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 15:55:19 GMT
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