The Oregon Delphi User Group is a community-sponsored group of Delphi developers and enthusiasts in and around the Portland, Oregon metro area. We offer periodic meetings presented by leading developers, authors, and community members who graciously share their experiences with the group and focus on the Delphi Integrated Development Environment and related technologies.

Photo Kiosk Project

05/17/2017 6:00 pm

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This month, we'll take a look at a project that involved multiple technologies.

A church requested a touch-screen enabled member photo display in their lobby. After some research and looking at options, it was decided the display would be built in HTML5 using jQuery libraries to provide picture zooming and layout control and so that it could work on multiple devices with varying screen sizes. The list of member names and picture filenames was maintained in two spreadsheets, one sorted by last name and one sorted by first name.

Impromptu Discussions

04/19/2017 6:00 pm

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We have no specific planned presentation this month. We'll gather as colleagues in the industry and friends that like to talk about computers and programming and see what topics emerge!

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March is for Makers

03/15/2017 6:00 pm

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Have you ever heard the phrase, March is for Makers? With the rise of inexpensive and easy-to-use micro computers, people are enjoying the hobby of making all kinds of gadgets themselves. Arduino and Raspberry Pi are two of the most popular names in the maker space.

DevArt Database Libraries

02/15/2017 6:00 pm

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DevArt Software is once again sponsoring our meeting and will offer the standard 20% discount and one product license give-a-way to a randomly chosen attendee. We will have a discussion about their Data Access Tools, or DAC for short. I will show some demos, some prepared by DevArt, some written by myself. They will cover SQLServer, SQLite, VirtualTable, and MySQL database connections.

We will also have some audience participation to cover Firebird support through IBDAC and will touch on Oracle considerations. Anyone with experience in DevArt database connection products is welcome and encouraged to share your experience.

Reflections and Predictions

01/18/2017 6:00 pm

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Let's just talk about the state of development, tools in use today, what transpired over the last year, and where you think industry trends are headed this year.

Metafiles and TeeChart

11/02/2016 6:00 pm

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This month, we have a couple of topics to cover. The first presentation will cover manipulating meta files, including reading them from a database, displaying them properly on various sized screens, and preparing them for printing. The really cool thing is a metafile permits consistent quality report printing regardless of monitor resolution, aspect ratio, or user selected enlargement (125%, 150%, etc.). They can be used with any report writer that supports a TImage equivalent. Homer Jones will share his experiences with us.

Our second presentation will be a demo of the TeeChart components by Steema Software. You will see how to add charting to your application and see some demos that come with the product. David Cornelius will be talking about this component set.

Quality Management Principles

10/05/2016 6:00 pm

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The official title of this month's meeting is, "An Overview of Quality Management Principles as Applied to Software Development." That's may look like a lot to swallow, but it's important to differentiate Quality Management from Quality Assurance, and this talk will be specifically geared to you, the software developer. Finally, since we only have an hour or two, it'll be just an overview--this topic could consume a large amount of time.

The discussion will cover two main areas:

  1. Predictability in Software Development: What does it mean, and how is it achieved?
  2. Using "Quality Gates" as a project scheduling and development process improvement tool.

Tech Talk

09/07/2016 6:00 pm

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This month, we'll have a general tech session, discussing whatever subjects happen to come up while we eat and catch up on what's been going on over the summer.

SecureBridge

07/06/2016 6:00 pm

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This month, we have a short demonstration of SecureBridge, another great product by DevArt. This small set of components makes setting up SSH and SFTP client and server connections a breeze and the latest version supports all the new security-enhanced protocols required by today's increased standards.

DOOR PRIZE!

Show Me The Code!

05/25/2016 6:00 pm

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This month is going to be a "show and tell" with three different applications:

  1. an Android application using Delphi and FireMonkey,
  2. a insurance management program incorporating compiled resources,
  3. a back-end integration using plug-in modules, REST APIs, and UniDAC accessing SQLite and MySQL.