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Welcome to Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC, which has been providing custom software for a quarter of a century.

Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC is owned and operated by Tamar E. Granor, Ph.D., a consultant and application developer specializing in database applications. Since 1988, Tamar has been working primarily with Visual FoxPro and its predecessors, FoxPro and FoxBase+. She has worked with both large and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations.

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Tamar has written several books and hundreds of articles about Visual FoxPro and spoken at numerous conferences and user groups. She was a Microsoft Support Most Valuable Professional from the program's inception in 1993 through 2010. In 2007, Tamar received the Visual FoxPro Community Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tamar is also one of the partners of Geek Gatherings, the sponsor of the Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ conferences.

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What's New at TSLLC

Dec 15
Save October 15-18, 2015 for Southwest Fox 2015

Save the dates for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2015! The conferences take place October 15-18, 2015.

This year we again have two conferences as one great event at the same location. The conferences offer developers an opportunity to learn and extend their skills, and network with fellow developers. You get two conferences for the price of one!

The conferences take place at the San Tan Elegante Conference and Reception Center, the same great location as last year.

At the 2014 conferences, we mentioned our risks in running the conferences, primarily the tens of thousands of dollars we have to commit to the conference center. Fortunately, we found a way to mitigate those risks to an acceptable level, so we’re happy to be hosting the conference again in 2015.

We choose speakers from the developer community based on their session proposals. We are always looking for new speakers. Watch the Call for Speakers page of the conference website; we’ll post the Call for Speakers in mid-February.

All the details about registration, speakers, sessions, and more will be published in May.

Special Request!!!

If there are any topics you hope will be covered this year, please send them to info@geekgatherings.com, right away.

Nov 24
Blogged about Southwest Fox/Xbase++ evals
I just blogged about the results of this year's Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ evals.

Sep 11
Get a discount on Xbase++ and an early-bird discount for Southwest Fox or Southwest Xbase++

Alaska Software is offering special discounts on Xbase++ 2.0 for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 attendees, as follows:

  • Xbase++ 2.0 is available and shipping September 30, 2014.
  • Prerequisite for this offer is registration to Southwest Xbase++ or Southwest Fox conference 2014.
  • Get a 30% discount for all new customers purchasing Foundation Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,199) or Professional Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,999).
  • Get an additional 10% Competitive Upgrade, if you provide proof of purchase of VFP 9 or Clipper.
  • All attending Southwest Xbase++ who have a subscription (purchased in last 12 months) get 3 months extension for their current subscription.

How does this offer work? Simple: you contact Alaska Software at their booth during the conference, place your order, and get the boxed Xbase++ 2.0 DVD on the spot. This is also true for the active Xbase++ users who stop in at the Alaska Software booth.

Regardless of which edition of Xbase++ 2.0 you purchase, your savings goes a long way towards paying for the conference ticket.

We want to make Alaska’s offer even more attractive, so we’re extending our early-bird pricing for Southwest Fox/Xbase++ right up until Xbase++ 2.0’s September 30 ship date. Register for either conference before midnight September 30 and get a $50 discount; pay only $745.

Aug 27
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ early bird deadline approaches; so does Xbase++ 2.0

The Early-bird registration deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 is this Sunday, August 31st and there's exciting news!

Alaska plans to ship Xbase++ 2.0 in September, so this will be the first conference where developers can learn all about the newly released Xbase++ v2.0. In addition, Alaska has deep discounts to offer conference attendees whether you're upgrading from a prior version of Xbase++ or doing a competitive upgrade from Visual FoxPro or Clipper. So whether you are coming from an Xbase++, Clipper, or Visual FoxPro background, Alaska has a product you can learn about at the conference, buy at the conference, and start using immediately when you get home! Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ is the place to be in October. Please sign up now to get the conferences' $50 Early-bird discount, which expires on September 1st. More details on the Xbase++ discounts coming soon.

Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers.

Jul 28
Southwest Fox on the FoxShow--special offer

​Listen to Andrew MacNeill interview Rick Schummer, Tamar Granor, and Doug Hennig about Southwest Fox 2014 on the FoxShow #79. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to listen for a special offer in the show.

Jun 24
Less than a week to Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ Super-Saver deadline!

​We're not sure how it happened, but it's less than a week until the end of June and the Super-Saver registration deadline. If you haven't registered yet, what are you waiting for?

Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ take place October 16-19, 2014 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value).

If you're still deciding whether to come, check out our list of amazing speakers and dig into our session tracks for VFP and Xbase++. Follow the news about the conference on this blog.

If you've already registered, we thank you. Can you help us remind your fellow developers who have been procrastinating about the looming deadline by sharing this blog post or tweeting about it?

By the way, if you sent in your registration and haven't received a confirmation, please contact us to see what happened. Everyone gets a confirmation when the registration is processed. As promised, we are not cashing checks or processing credit cards for new registrations until the middle of July.

We're looking forward to seeing you in Gilbert in October.

May 27
Registration is open for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014

Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ is now available. See the website for a list speakers, VFP sessions and Xbase++ sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait.
 
Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to commit to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment. We will not do "We need your help" appeals this year so please do not wait, get registered by June 30th! We know most of you like to wait until the last minute to avoid the credit card bill arriving too soon. We will not charge any attendee credit cards or cash any checks until sometime in the second half of July or early August (once we've committed to going forward), so this no longer is a reason to wait.

Rick, Doug, and I look forward to seeing you in October!

May 16
Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 speakers and sessions announced

We've announced the speaker and session lists for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014. I'm really excited about both my own sessions and the rest.

I'll be resurrecting an old VFP community tradition, the Tips and Tricks session. I'll present as many goodies as I can fit into the session.

My other session has me looking at what SQL Server's T-SQL offers beyond my VFP-based SQL roots.

As we always try to do, we have two speakers new to Southwest Fox (Matthew Olson and Phil Sherwood, neither of whom are new to the conference, actually, just to speaking) and two more newbies (Peter Alderliesten and one not yet announced) for Southwest Xbase++.

Several sessions touch on things that I've had to deal with in the last few weeks, including PostgreSQL and REST. I'm also looking forward to Jim Nelson's IntellisenseX (or, as I think we should spell it to increase attendance, IntellisenSex) session to finally get me started using this cool tool.

On the Xbase++ side, many of the sessions focus on what's new in Xbase++ 2.0. There's even a pre-conference session dedicated to that version.

​Registration opens soon.

Mar 18
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2014 session proposals due Friday, March 21

​Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2014 and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 are due by 8 AM EDT this Friday, March 21. If you’re interested in speaking, please download the Call for Speakers (http://swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.aspx) and submit your proposals using our online application at www.geekgatherings.com/submission. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mar 06
Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ 2014 Call for Speakers

Conference planning season​ has begun. The Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2014 and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 is out. If you're interested in speaking at either conference, check it out.

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