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.

Live Templates

07/16/2007 6:00 pm

Starting with Delphi 2006, the base product has a VERY cool feature previously only available in 3rd-party add-on products such as Code Rush and Castalia. The feature is Live Templates and allows the user to write macros with customized paramters. It is a great productivity enhancement and is much more powerful than many people realize.

With Live Templates you can:

  • fix typos automatically;
  • insert large code snippets with a couple of keystrokes;
  • remind yourself of obtuse parameter options;
  • greatly speed up coding.

CodeGear Delphi 2007 and Delphi for PHP Launch Tour!

05/02/2007 6:00 pm

Delphi 2007 Launch Tour

Experience the CodeGear products first-hand in Portland!

You will be provided with a CodeGear update, as well as presentations and demonstations showcasing the new products.

CodeGear Discussion

03/19/2007 6:00 pm

Did anyone "attend" the virtual CodeGear conference last week, CodeRage? There were some good sessions, although I didn't have time to listen in on all I wanted to. If you missed any of them, they're all available at the CodeRage web site.

General Discussion

01/15/2007 6:00 pm

There is no planned presentation tonight. However, if you want to influence this year's schedule, discuss programming concepts, debate politics, or hear some home remodeling stories, meet me at the Lorenzen Center Monday night. I'll be there around 5:30 PM.


Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006

11/20/2006 6:00 pm

Less than half of our meetings this year have covered Delphi (1 month on FinalBuilder, 1 month skipped, 1 month on Java, and 3 months on PHP), so I decided it would behoove us to finish out the year with an actual Delphi presentation. While trying to figure out what would be a good topic and who I might be able to get up on the platform, I happened across an interesting blog.

Content Management Systems

10/16/2006 6:00 pm

Due to the high interest in Content Management Systems (CMSs) and PHP scripting, we'll spend this month's meeting discussing them. There won't be a formal presentation, but there will be a laptop with a working copy of WAMP (Windows/Apache/MySQL/PHP) and at least Drupal and Joomla! loaded.

To get you started on a good discussion, here are some web sites for
reference you can browse beforehand:

Java Study

09/18/2006 6:00 pm

In our continuing exploration on other programming langages and platforms, we cannot ignore Java. By using the JVM (Java Virtual Machine), the programmer can write once and run (almost) everywhere--at least more places than .NET can currently boast. Developers can write GUI client apps, enhance web pages, and build back-end server systems. Perhaps one of the more appealing aspects for Delphi Developers is the fact that Java is stronly typed and fully object-oriented.

More PHP

08/21/2006 6:00 pm

This month, the topic will continue our exploration of PHP. Last month was an introduction, this month we'll get more advanced. The topic will largely be directed by the audience, but will try to at least touch on the following topics:

  • Setting up PHP, Apache, MySQL on Windows (WAMP)
  • Configuration of PHP.INI (Development vs Production)
  • How to control your web application with .htaccess
  • Security issues

Introduction to PHP

07/17/2006 6:00 pm

PHP - that's the P from LAMP - is essentially a scripting language used inside HTML code to build dynamic web pages. Tonight's talk will be an introduction to PHP. Examples of different coding structures will be given, presented from the perspective of what the PHP equivalent is to the familiar Delphi structures. To illustrate these concepts in a practical way we'll go through the steps to build a simple website for a small store. Along the way we'll also be touching on the A and M from LAMP - the Apache Web server and MySQL database.

Build Scripts and InnoSetup

04/17/2006 6:30 pm

If you didn't get your copy of FinalBuilder in February, come to the meeting in April to learn about setting up batch files with command-line compiler options to automate your build tasks. And even if you do have FinalBuilder, come anyway to learn how to use a free, but commercial-quality setup-building tool, InnoSetup.