Who we are ...

WX Training and Soft Design Consulting, LLC  is dedicated to providing the best training in WinDev, WebDev, and WinDev Mobile, and that means we bring numerous years of creating course content and presentation to the WinDev community.

Glenn Rathke, owner of WX Training and Soft Design Consulting, LLC is a seasoned developer and former professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Glenn has trained hundreds of developers and students over the years.  He incorporates concepts from many proven programming  courses as well as his own unique 'take' on the WinDev language.

Soft Design Consulting, LLC presented a mini 1 day version of the 'Getting Started Course' at several of the WinDev Conferences where developers were treated to an implementation of Dynamic Business Ruls and a fully reusable Query by Example.

We have been offering consulting services to large and small clients for over 20 years.  With our unique blend of having taught rapid application development at Roosevelt University in Chicago for 10 years, as well as being a seasoned developer for many more, we bring experience and enthusiasm to our WinDev/WebDev clients.
We offer local, client site, Self Study, and Streaming Video training.

WX Training and Soft Design Consulting, LLC provides skills enhancement, skills transfer, mentoring, and training in the PCSoft product line for developers. We also offer this to management for those wishing to understand the development process as it relates to WinDev WebDev, and WinDev Mobile (the suite often referred to as WX). We offer both customized training and generalized courses for a wide variety of developers. 

Soft Design Consulting, LLC was founded in 2005, by Glenn Rathke, and is located in the West Palm Beach area. Glenn was a former founding partner with Blackwell Consulting Services, LLC in Chicago. The idea for providing a WX training solution was formed a few years back when several clients asked us to provide custom training to fit their needs. These training sessions and extensive set of examples is the basis for our current training packages. While this site is dedicated to training classes for WinDev, WebDev, and WinDev mobile, we also offer custom web and desktop application development to serve your business needs. From mission-critical solutions to cost-effective applications, we build them to meet your requirements and expectations.

We provide and teach:

1. Elegantly simple user interface which shortens the learning curve.

2. Data access across all methods; tables, HFilter, Queries, HExecuteSQLQuery, Stored Procedures, and more...

3. Fast data access which increases productivity.

4. Reusable QBE5. Implementation of Dynamic Business Rules

Please explore this Web site to find out about our training class. Thank you for your interest in WinDev and WebDev training from Soft Design Consulting, LLC. 
Call or email us for more information on the perfect training class for you or your employees.

" Glenn’s training style is excellent. You feel at ease and are not afraid to ask questions.


One of the best aspects is the insight into different methods that have been gained from years of experience. This saves the trainee a lot of pain wrestling with approaches that might not be the best. Not only is the course a great training aid it is a transfer of a lot of experience. That is worth its weight in gold." - Keith Woodford 11/01/22

".....Holy Crap, Marie! I'm now two hours into the training and the knowledge blanks that have been filled in are amazing." - Dave Schwartz

"Just spent a wonderful 4 days in West Palm beach with Glenn Rathke learning the in's and out's of WinDev.  His knowledge of the product and programming is unsurpassed.  Was able to learn more than the basics in 3 days, ask questions and explore specific issues ..." - Kevin Perryman

... "I have really enjoyed the RAD pattern capabilities. I have added my own windows and functions and then built new apps based off that and it is just fantastic to me how much coding (your own coding) can be done for you at the click of a button" - William Cook

“After 30 years of programming changing languages can be tough, in my conversion to using Windev and its products Glenn was invaluable as a resource and training mentor to make the transition possible as well as enjoyable.” Andy Stapleton / Cowboy Computing Solutions

"Thank you for the Video Streams . . . They are Great!!

The Video Stream discussion really brings to life the printed training material And the Q&A answered many of the questions that I had. This has taken MONTHS off of my learning curve!" - Jose Maldonado

Business Analyst (to one of the largest Medical Health Insurance Companies in the US)

"We've had the RAD Patterns for 6 days now. Thanks for making us more productive." - Gonzalo Martinez Garcia

“Glenn’s training materials were key to my success in getting started with WinDev & WebDev.  I highly recommend using them as a WXdev beginner and as a seasoned programmer.  His examples show great techniques using the product.” 


Robert Willis,


Blackwrist Gaming Solutions

“Glenn is very knowledgeable and experienced with WX, his training is efficient and effective. He crafted the training to meet our needs, made samples to assist us, and provided clear explanations.” Mark Robbins / University IT Director

“I especially like the practical knowledge of the instructor and informal interchange among the participants, depth of the examples” John Rae

"The real bonus of Glenn's training is the really cool and practical code in his many example apps!" Arnold Young