Member Showcase

11/16/2009 6:00 pm


This month's meeting will be a demonstration of three commercial applications written in Delphi: File Extractor Pro, Cell Phone Analyzer, and SIM Analyzer Pro.

DLLs for Easier Updates

09/21/2009 6:00 pm


Using DLLs when you distribute your application allows you to replace individual components of your application suite without having to kick all users out of the program. For instances, the Accounts Payable module can be replaced without shutting down the shipping department.

DLLs can be very useful in many situations and once you learn a few tricks, are really quite simple. We will talk about how to structure your application to use DLLs to make updating installed applications much simpler to manage and keeps customers working happily.

Mid-Summer Fun

07/20/2009 6:00 pm

It's the middle of the summer, so let's set the serious work aside and have a little fun for a change. I bet we can still learn something...

First, I found an old OpenGL program that displays fireworks and thought it would be fun to look at the code and watch splashes of color explode--especially since some major fireworks displays in the area were canceled this year due to budget constraints.

Delphi Magic!

05/18/2009 6:00 pm


There is a saying that any technology that is sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic!

There are a lot of new features and language enhancements in the last three versions of Delphi that may seem like magic to those who do not know about them. And there are some features that have been in Delphi for a long time that some don't realize are there.

Delphi 2009 Tour!

03/04/2009 6:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 4, 2009!

Anders Ohlsson from CodeGear will be at our group in Portland to talk about the latest Delphi products for both Windows 32 and .NET, show how to move your existing projects to the new environments, demonstrate modeling techniques to improve your code, and give you insight on rapidly creating web applications.

There will be discounts on Delphi 2009, C++Builder 2009, or RAD Studio 2009. And one lucky winner will walk away with a free copy of RAD Studio 2009 Pro!