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FoxPro and Visual FoxPro Programmers Wanted

The Future of Visual FoxPro - A Video

Since 1981

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We have Visual FoxPro programmers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New York City, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin as well as one in Norway.

We have detailed information about some of our programmers below.

Phoenix AZ (2 programmers)
Prescott Valley AZ
Los Angeles CA
Denver CO
Iowa City IA
Chicago IL
Indianapolis IN
Lexington KY
Detroit MI (2 programmers)
Grand Rapids MI
Waterford MI
Brooklyn NY
Buffalo NY
Akron OH (2 very high level Visual FoxPro consultants to ERW)
McMurray PA
Philadelphia PA
Houston T
Germantown WI

Programmer: Rush S.,  Idyllwild/Los Angeles, CA 

20 years old FoxPro / Visual FoxPro experience.Qualifications:

• Two decades of xBase applications development and support
• Visual FoxPro/FoxPro program design and analysis
• Program maintenance
• Program conversions (FoxPro 2.x to Visual FoxPro)
• User training and support
• Documentation
• Solo development through large teams
• Small applications or huge


• Visual FoxPro (Visual FoxPro), all versions, including normalized database design (free tables and DBCs), custom class libraries (VCXes), sub-classing, updateable/parameterized views, SQL commands, Rushmore optimization

• Visual Fox Express (VFE) - Visual FoxPro framework

• Object Oriented Analysis, Design, and Programming (OOA/OOD/OOP)

• FoxPro 2.0, 2.6, DOS and Windows

• SBT/AccPac/Sage Pro accounting software (DOS and Windows)


• CodeBook, Visual SourceSafe, xCase

• Staff Programmer (FoxPro)
• Automated faxing program (Visual FoxPro)
• Temp worker scheduling program (Visual FoxPro)
• Insurance sales commissions (Visual FoxPro)
• Legacy code support, enhancement, and conversion (Visual FoxPro, FPD2.x, FPW 2.x)
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, San Fernando Valley, 1990 - 1995
Custom dBASE, FoxPro, and spreadsheet programming services
Projects included

• Nationwide budget program
• Sales and inventory system
•  Restaurant location/status tracking program
• Custom database and spreadsheet applications
• Various user support positions for both mainframe computers and PC's
• Various accounting positions in multiple industries

Programmer:  Chris N., Houston, Texas

7 years old FoxPro and 15 years Visual FoxPro experience for a total of 22 years.

I own a small custom software shop which specialized in FoxPro and Visual FoxPro for years. We did custom business applications. We used Visual FoxPro for everything from accounting systems, banking, and bridal gown inventory systems, graphics processors to child care management software, sugar beet harvesting, hazardous waste processing, medical software and games. We still use Visual FoxPro for a few customers, and to prototype applications for the web and dot net languages.

Most of my business now is in large database applications, both on and off the web. I write in VB, C#, ASP, PHP, Perl, and Adobe Flex. Most applications are combinations of two or more languages, one for the front-end GUI and one for the back-end processing.

A large project recently has been a medical database called CirrusDoc ( The program is in Adobe Flex, with a backend of PHP, Perl on a MySQL platform.

I also write phone and tablet apps for Android and I-phone.

Programmer: Yuri, Philadelphis, PA

5 years old FoxPro and 15 years Visual FoxPro experience for a total of 20 years.

Client/server applications based on OLEDB/ODBC, SQL pass-through and ADO technologies

Interaction with MS Office Components, Email and FAX systems based on OOP
converting Visual FoxPro applications to VB.NET

Internet applications based on West-Wind Web Connection Technology

Converting Fox 2.x applications to Visual FoxPro multiuser and Visual FoxPro Internet applications

Developed new applications using VB.NET, MS Office Automation, SQL Server and Oracle calls via VB.NET, SSIS, Visual Basic, Application Script, and third party software incorporated Languages. (VB.NET, Visual FoxPro, SSIS, VB, SQL,T-SQL, Oracle, PL/SQL, Access, VBA, Windows/DOS)

All phases of the programming development life cycle: design, develop, document, test and implement new applications. Convert user requests and problem formulation into format processable by PC. Analyze, review, and alter programs to adapt to new requirements and to increase operating efficiency.

Programmer: Mitch P., Denver, CO

7 years old FoxPro and 17 years Visual FoxPro experience for a total of 24 years.

In 1984, I started working on dBase II and then dBase III+ for mortgage company, Universal Lending Corporation after graduating from college. In 1985, I was introduced to Clipper Summer of 87 with compiler ALink and Blinker and worked on these until 1990. I was using both Foxpro for DOS and Clipper for CADIS, an engineering firm from 1990 to 1994.

From 1994 to 1996, I worked on Clipper 5.0, Foxpro for DOS, and Visual object for FDIC and Colorado Dept. of Public Health. In 1996 to 2004, I worked on Visual Foxpro 3.0 and then 6.0 for Cobe Laboratories, and became independent for Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment.

From 2004 to 2008, I worked on Visual Foxpro 5.0, 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 for Colorado Dept. of Human Services and Policy Studies and used SQL Server 2005 and 2008 as the database backend. From May 3, 2011 to May 4, 2012, I worked on Visual Foxpro 9.0 for a Construction Software Company, on Truss Management System. This is an overview of my Foxpro/Visual Foxpro including other xBase language (dBase and Clipper.)

I started working outside of xBase languages with C and C++ in 1990 to 1992 for CADIS, an engineering firm. I worked on VB6 and with MS Access (then SQL Server backend) for another system in Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment from 2000 to 2003 which was a conversion from Foxpro. From 2008 to present, I worked on VS 2008 C# and VS 2010 C# converting from Visual Foxpro using Windows Performance Foundation,, and Sharepoint.

Have done work  ranging from development / programming, reporting analysis, data migration, database design and maintenance, system specification design, project planning, project lead, system analysis, software quality engineering, QA testing, independent consulting, implementation, training, end-user support, help desk, documentation to LAN and PVCS administration. 

Technical Qualifications Software / Application / Language / Database
Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010, C#, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2005, 2008, Crystal Reports, Visual FoxPro 9.0/8.0/7.0/6.0/5.0/3.0/2.6, MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2010,, T-SQL, Windows Presentation  Foundation (WPF) 2008/2010, Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008/2010,  VB 2008, 2002/2003, Oracle  11g/10g/7.2/Forms 4.5 Reports 2.5, Microsoft Access, Visual Object, Visual
Source Safe 2005, Clipper 5.3/5.2x/5.01/S87, dBase III+/II, Sybase, C++, Microsoft C 6.0, Borland C, K&R C

Operating System / Source Control

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95/NT, Windows 3.1x, MS NT

3.51, Novell SFT 2.1x, 3.1x, ELS2.0a, MS-DOS 3.3/5.0/6.2, Banyan Vines 5.54(10), and UNIX Sun OS 4.1.3.

Source Control:  MS Source Safe, WinCVS, Bit Bucket, and Team Foundation Server (TFS).

EDI Forms

HIPAA X12N 4010 Forms 835 / 837 (Claims – Remittance/Billing), 834 (Benefit Enrollment), TA1 (Interchange Acknowledgement), 824 (Application Advice), 997 (Functional Acknowledgement, 278 (Authorization), 276 / 277 (Eligibility Inquiry / Response), 270 / 271 (Claim Status / Response), HL7 (Health Level 7), COFRS (Colorado Financial Reporting System),  private standards approved by trading partners and not government mandated.

Functional Summary

Software Developer/Programmer Analyst/Reporting Specialist (25 years)
Developed software applications with emphasis on complying with software requirements/specifications and maintaining applications using object oriented programming (OOP), EDI integration, and SQL stored procedures/triggers.  Experienced in researching, debugging, providing direct support to end-users, user acceptance testing (UAT), and system testing.  Application industries included state agencies and health care organizations such as Colorado Department of Health & Environment, Colorado Department of Human Services, Florida Health Kids, Georgia Peachcare, and Tennessee CoverKids.  Applications experience also included working with financial and mortgage industries, Roof Design Archeticture, and with federal agency systems encompassing Claim Liability, Locator Systems, Data Rollup/Rolldown Utilities for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Criminal Referral and Restitution, Litigation, Fraud Tracking, and Asset Liquidation. 

Programmed and application / Database used in Visual Foxpro and Foxpro DOS (17 years), C# (4 years), SQL (10 years), (5 years), Visual Studio (6 years), Oracle (6 years), Crystal Reports / Business Objects (7 years), MS Access (12  years), Visual Objects (3 years), Clipper (7 years), and C (1 year).  Combine 25 years.

Database Management Programmer/Analyst (23 years)

Specialized in stored procedures, scripts, triggers, queries, backend database management and production support with emphasis on design (links, relationships, etc.), data modeling, storage, migration / integration, archiving and other maintenance. Knowledgeable in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), assigning user trustee rights and other securities, and manipulating data (tables, records, fields, etc.) using SQL, Visual Foxpro, Oracle, Microsoft Access, Visual Object, Clipper, and dBase.  Managed output data to other databases, tables, web data transfer, printed output, MS Excel, text files, and other applications.  Experienced in handling high volume databases on medical, hospital, dental, pharmaceutical, dialysis tracking, engineering (aerospace, automotive, electrical, etc.), publishing, banking and financial (mortgages, real estate, etc.), legal, and other federal and state agencies applications.

EDI Programmer Analyst and Tech Lead  (10 years)

Accomplishments include coding for commercial, government, and institutional payers’ transfer of HIPAA X12N claims data and HL7 standards to providers through the following systems:  1) ENS-Ingenix/United Health Group; 2)  Report of Spending Expenditure System (ROSE) for Colorado Dept. of Public Health with data transfers to Colorado Financial Reporting Systems (COFRS); 3) Community Contract and Management System (CCMS) for state government payer transfer HIPAA X12N claims data to counties and consolidated offices by Colorado Dept. of Human Services; 4) PERM Audit System for transfer of SQL data from online website application to FL Healthy Kids system and to GA Peach Care system by Policy Studies Inc. (PSI); and the transfer of other data systems such as Criminal Referral and Restitution System, Litigation System, Fraud Tracking System, Asset Liquidation System, and Claim Liability System to Locator Systems.

Project Leader / End-User Trainer and Support (5 years)

Team leader in structured environment for FDIC and Colorado Dept. of Human Services.  Managed projects through complete software development life cycle from initial qualified request through national distribution.  Reported accurate project estimates, assigned resource allocation, work breakdown scheduling, and project status to management saving the client money by reducing the need for additional project managers.  Prepared training materials and trained field personnel on released systems that reduced user problems.  Provided HIPAA work packages and supervised development, internal and integrated testing, and implementation of HIPAA projects.  Coordinated with fiscal agents and agencies during the integrated testing and implementation.

Software Quality Engineer (5 years)

Test analysis, test cases, and execution were done using HP Quality Center using QA Best Practice Guidelines for healthcare applications and Dialysis Tracking systems.  Validated, verified data, wrote test cases, test scripts for white/black/grey box test methods, software requirements specification and other technical writing during different testing stages from unit testing, system testing, beta testing, to UAT testing on Dialysis machines, different versions of ManMan Download System, Incoming Quality Control System, and other warehousing of medical devices applications.  Provided the documentation in preparation for audit by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to support the production of Dialysis and other medical devices.  This is in regulation of FDA Quality System – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations that was supported by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) with all Departmental Operating Procedures (DOP).  Conducted and documented in details the testing procedures / test plans, project management / scheduler, and other validation process in compliance with FDA, GMP, SOP, and DOP.

Served as user support to provide SQL queries results requests, creating Crystal Reports templates, and other data research in production.  Development on TMS Truss Management Software for wood and steel truss engineering, Revit Architecture / Roof design programs that includes development, enhancements, and unit testing.  Visual Studio, Crystal Reports, C# user interface development for Georgia insurance eligibility program (P4HB - Program for Health Babies).  Development of report forms by using Crystal Reports XI and Visual Foxpro front-end for task reports, case cracks, and other statistical reporting tools for collection agency.  Creating an automated system to generate reports and distribute them by sending emails.  Creating and maintaining company reports for mortgage intranet application using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) with SQL backend data through Visual Studio.  Also worked on Oracle database, SQL stored procedures, scripts, and triggers while working both as a QA Engineer and Developer/Programmer Analyst.

Development, maintenance, analysis on medical and hospital claims production, transaction exchange, HIPAA Form 997 rejects and 824 application advices, resubmission of claims batch processing, and X12N 837 conversion / transmission process.

Developed in Visual Foxpro with SQL data backend.  Developed and maintained through system requirements on eligibility coverage for health care programs.  Maintained and developed modules for reporting systems.  Also developed the PERM Audit for health care applications and income verifications with image files output and web application data.  Other applications include online transactions, batch processing, database maintenance, and exporting data to different vendors. 

Developed in Visual Foxpro with both Visual FoxPro and SQL data backend.  Maintained and fixed the items in backlog for Construction Permit System, Billing System, Colorado Air Compliance and Tracking System (CACTIS) and other claims and funding systems. 

Served as a project leader and developer for EDI HIPAA projects with Colorado Dept. of Human Services. Responsibilities included data verification of file transmission from database, acknowledgement, and archiving in accordance to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for the Community Contract and Management System (CCMS).  Developed the X12N 837 conversion/transmission process, X12N 835 retrieval / reconciliation process, X12N 824 – Application Advice, TA1 Interchange Acknowledgement, and 997 Functional Acknowledgement for standardizing HIPAA forms with the agencies and the medicaid trading partners. 

Developed in Visual Foxpro.  Served as a developer, software quality assurance engineer, implementation, and trainer for different development and maintenance projects. 

Developed in Visual Foxpro.  Main assignment is database development and modification of printed output for credit card transactions.  Also using Foxfire for printed output reports and using Visual Foxpro for user interface and database.

Developed a customized archiving and compression DOS application for the Colorado Financial System.  Additional duties include development and maintenance of different modules and components for data entry transaction and printed output for Colorado Financial System that includes medical, hospital, and pharmaceutical claims processing and tracking systems.

Designed, developed, and conducted system integration and beta testing on Aerospace, Mechanical/Electrical engineering applications that included manufacturing parts/components specification, product grids, CAD drawing interface, raster page images, product classification, scopes and text files interface regulated by Department of Defense (DOD), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). 

PersonalU.S. Citizen, No Criminal Record, Detail Oriented, Team-oriented environment or Work Independently, Multi-lingual, Excellent Health / Athletic, Good Work Ethics, Positive Attitude, and Solution Oriented.

Former Member:  Toastmasters International Denver Chapter.

HIPAA Certification.

Programmer: John B., Marion / Cedar Rapids, IA

10 years old FoxPro and 8 years Visual FoxPro experience for a total of 18 years.

Large-scale system development. My principal set of systems entails a total of just over 600 tables. It is also a retail system with extensive, automated accounting activity.

Prior to working as a programmer (starting in the earliest days of FoxBase), I worked as an accountant. This has made it much easier for me to program accounting and bookkeeping systems.

 The DOS version of the large system I just mentioned has been in a conversion-process to Visual FoxPro9 for about 8 years.

I speak German and Spanish. My college training was in foreign languages and music composition. I live in Iowa, I am married, and we have three grown children, with a second grandchild on the way. I am 61 years old. I work hard and long hours, but would welcome migrating to a work environment in which a saner schedule. I am tired of working 60+ hours every week, which I have done now for almost 2 decade

Programmer: Jim H.,  Grand Rapids, MI

10 years old FoxPro and 10 years Visual FoxPro experience for a total of 20 years.

A results-driven, customer-focused, articulate and analytical Senior Software Engineer who can think “out of the box”. Strong in design and integration problem solving skills.

Expert in Visual Foxpro(for DOS and Windows and all versions from 2.6 to 9.0),with database analysis and design. Extensive knowledge of the entire solutions lifecycle, design, sales and installation of computing devices, networks, software and cabling.

Strong team player with unsurpassed time management skills and personal initiative. Strong background in all phases of the software development life cycle, including project management, writing business and functional requirements, process modeling, testing coordination, documentation, user training and support documentation. Strong leadership qualities; able to execute projects and manage project teams. Highly reliable self-starter; can be counted on to manage and complete projects


Bachelor Of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology 
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio

Microsoft Certified(MCAS)
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Word

LanguagesVisual FoxPro, FoxPro, SQL, Classic ASP, Access, Visual Basic, Basic, C. Microsoft Office


Operating SystemsMicrosoft Windows, DOS

Quality Control/Processing/Supervisor

•Develop applications and procedures
•Train and manage employees
•Set and maintain workflow
•Quality control of electronic discovery material
•Processing of electronic discovery material
•Final check of electronic discovery material
Programmer AnalystMay

•Lead programmer on multiple projects to aid in business operation
•Developed and maintained budgets
•Designed and implemented applications  utilizing Visual FoxPro, SQL, and Classic ASP applications
•Worked closely with clients to establish problem specifications and Application design
•Developed complex applications and support procedures for maintaining them
•Self motivated to maintain time constraints and budget concerns

Completed Projects

Network Installation and Maintenance Area Agency on Aging
•Configured Windows NT network into main office.
•Installed and configured networking cards, hubs, printers and wiring in all 6 locations.
•Installed and configured Windows based network in 5 of their locations. Each containing 8 to 15 workstations.

Modular Home Selection and Cost Approximation ApplicationAs project manager I was asked to develop a software application to aid in the day to day operation of a modular home seller. This application contained:

•Developed in FoxPro 3.5
•Select a home from a database of basic home models.
•To add or remove features available to that particular model.
•The client then received a complete floor plan, feature list, and cost estimation form.
•Seller received the same forms as the purchaser along with contracts and invoices.

Multiple Listing ServiceThis was a software application for a collection of ten to fifteen real-estate offices that was designed to aid in the sharing of real estate listings.
•Developed in FoxPro 3.5
•Allow brokers, agents, and offices access to each others listings while maintaining the necessary security.
•Protect certain sensitive date from general viewing.
•Make the addition and editing of listings as simple as possible.
•Update each office with new listings daily.
•Retrieve multiple pictures from scanner, camera or disk.
•Protect certain sensitive date from general viewing.

Alarm MonitoringThis application was designed to help operate an alarm monitoring system, and contained the following features.

•Developed in FoxPro 3.5 – Visual FoxPro 5.0
•Allow for operator login and scheduling.
•Monitor “Silent Night” monitoring station.
•Parse string received from station.
•Display customer account and any instructions.
•Allow for operator notes and incident reports.

Insurance Underwriters Loss Control Management SoftwareThis application was developed for an insurance company that underwrote electrical co-ops. The following are some of the features of this application.

•Developed in Visual FoxPro 5.0 and 9.0
•Completely network compatible.
•Allow for the Co-Op’s to monitor any number of branch offices.
•Allow for a robust login security.
•Allow for the easy input of incidents.
•Provide the user with a means of searching incidents on various search parameters.
•Display data in complex reports that included graphs designed with Microsoft Graph.

Programmer: Tore B. Norway
10 years old FoxPro and 20 years Visual FoxPro experience for a total of 30 years.

FoxExp I have worked with xBase since dBaseII for CPM, was probably the first user of FoxBase in Europe. Has worked with every version of dBase, FoxBase and Visual FoxPro. Has attended most Fox conferences in USA and Europe. A good reference is that one of my best friends is Ken Levy, who was the "boss" for Microsoft's Visual FoxPro department until it was closed down.

 I have converted several applications from FoxBase into Visual FoxPro9, both complete rewrites and "adaptions".

 I have very good experience with automation, both Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat and other programs.  I am a very frequent helper on Universal Thread, I very rarely need to ask.

Since 1972 in Basic. Some experience in C#. Designed and ran my own "webshop" in more than 10 years, so I have plenty of experience in HTML and WestWind Connection. The same goes for JavaScript.

References Was self employed until 1-1-2011, reference would be by myself, and goes as follows: Nice guy, extremely clever, no problem is too big for him. :-)
Programmer:  Scott P., McMurray, PA

14 Visual FoxPro experience 


•Senior Developer/Architect for enterprise level CRM\ERP higher education student information systems software
•Designed and developed migration of codebase from Visual Basic 6/SQL Server Solution to a SOA/WCF/.NET solution
•Consistent company leader in defect resolution and quality
•Repaired /deployed over 1200 software defect fixes and product enhancements
•Developed/ deployed an internal web based solution for defect resolution
•This solution tied together many disparate systems into one unified application
•Product Manager for legacy higher education product, duties included, release planning, enhancement review and implementation
•Developed/ architected groundbreaking solutions including an automatic updater for CRM\ERP product, a user configurable report designer and writer, an automatic data archiver and a solution for orchestrating financial aid processing for student higher education without the need for manual interaction
•Managed/mentored direct report staff of 6
•Legacy product is 50% of total company revenue

•Maintained/enhanced proprietary CRM\ERP solution for financial services firm
•Utilized/maintained Visual FoxPro 6.0 application
•Designed/developed internal tools for reporting, check disbursement, account reconciliation and CRM
•Developed use cases for future migration to .NET/SQL server technology upgrade
•Designed/developed integration software to allow in-house application to interface with external accounting and predictive dialer products

•Maintained/enhanced proprietary CRM\Predictive dialer solution for financial services firm
•Utilized/maintained Visual FoxPro 6.0/C++ solution
•Enhanced application to work with latest Cisco Telephony hardware
•Designed/ maintained application for cube reporting to management
•Worked onsite with clients to deploy/ maintain dialer solution

•Maintained/supported FoxPro for Windows and FoxPro for DOS Helpline software for non-profit charities and crisis centers
•Co-developed the first online web based self-referral service for people in need of crisis mitigation such as domestic abuse and rape
•Developed/deployed custom scripts for clients to adapt their software for their specific needs

Computer Information Sciences, B.S.                      

Business Administration, Graduate Studies      
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Business Administration, B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


•14 years full SDLC Application Development Experience utilizing various technologies such as .Net, Visual FoxPro, ASP.NET, T-SQL
•Enterprise -level development, analyzing system load and technical specification for high load environments
•14 years of Database Development using SQL and FoxPro.
•4 years using .NET technologies such as C#
•Strong Database Architecture, Database Development, and Data Modeling
•Work in SQL 2000/2005/2008
•SQL writing Stored Procedures, Functions and Triggers
•ETL development and Data Migration using native tools of  SQLSERVER ,Visual FoxPro)
•UML modeling tools such as Enterprise Architect
•Writing/designing automated unit tests for quality and performance metric gathering
•Thorough knowledge of Agile and Waterfall SDLC development processes
•Thorough knowledge using analytical functions, hierarchical queries
•Normalized Database Design and Modeling.(Logical and Physical design of database)
•Data flow diagrams, data dictionary techniques, Entity relation modeling and design techniques, database normalization theory
•Physical and logical data modeling
•Version control tools like VSS
•Translation/reporting & converting analytical needs into technical solutions
•Writing SQL queries, understanding requirements, writing functional specs, writing test specs and plans.


.NET (inc. 4.0)
Visual FoxPro
MVC Design DP
UML Modeling
SQL Server to 2010
Visual C++
Visual Basic
Waterfall SDLC
Data Warehousing
Cisco Telephony