Saturday, August 12, 2006

VFP Coding

So I'm working on a new VFP application that tracks team management towards an overall project. It's loosely Scrum based with a lot of school of hard knocks thrown in. If I get it working the way I want to get it working, it really does have the potential to be one of the best agile process project management apps out there.

Aye, there's the rub. Getting it working the way I want.

It's been 5 1/2 years since I wrote a soup-to-nuts VFP application. Yes, I've written monstrous amounts of code during this time but most of it small routines for algorithms or test scenarios. But I haven't put it all together for quite some time.

And it's downright embarrassing what I've forgotten. I feel like Werner Von Braun with Alzheimers asked to design a Mars booster. Sure, I'm an expert in the foundations but the step-by-step part is a bitch.

There is so much experience-rated wisdom in being a good VFP developer that you don't realize until you've been away from it for a while.


Garrett said...

Amen. I'm in much the situation you are, John, except I'm _still_ not building apps. I'm trying to work on some fun stuff at home, but between work and family, it's hard to find time for practice.

Gonzo said...

It's frustrating because I can see it in my head, just can't VFP do it