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.

XAF

10/18/2017 6:00 pm

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There's a pretty cool framework in .NET from DevExpress called XAF. We'll start out with some tech talk and see if there's anything Delphi related that we'd like to discuss. Then demonstrate some of the cool features XAF has to offer and why some of the things it's trying to do may become the norm over time in software development.

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Tech Talk

09/20/2017 6:00 pm

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Tonight, we'll just hang out and talk. If someone would like to demo something they've been working on lately that would be wonderful. If nothing else we can fire up Delphi and play with the new REST features they've been adding. It might be fun to have a small database and just explore questions we might have about this technology together.

Pivot Tables - Part II

08/16/2017 6:00 pm

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The interest in Pivot Tables was high. We saw demos last month and talked about concepts. This month we'll see some real-life examples.

Additionally, you might just see a hover-craft as a side-line interest!

Discussion on Pivot Tables

07/19/2017 6:00 pm

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Ron will lead a discussion on Pivot Tables and show some examples with the DevExpress Pivot Table. It allows you to dump data so your customers can create them using Excel's Power Pivot feature.

Delphi Surprise!

06/21/2017 6:00 pm

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This month, among other subjects, we'll be looking at RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo. There's a possibility of other subjects being brought to the table, but you'll have to be there to find out!

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.