November - EDI

This month’s presentation is on EDI, a Business-to-Business (B2B) data transfer protocol used in just about any industry. Learn about the two biggest problems a developer will face when implementing an EDI interface during the brief overview from a developer who's used it in several industries, Jonathan Eaton.

October Meeting

There is no particular topic for this month's meeting but I'll have my laptop with several versions of Delphi and we can discuss whatever comes up--whether it's related to programming or not. In any case, join us for pizza!

September - Delphi Debates

People develop strong opinions about things they do or believe and sometimes have a difficult time seeing another point of view. This certainly exists for politics and religion but is also strong in the technology sector. Whether you use Mac or Windows, Android or iPhone, C++ or Delphi, it's not hard to find heated discussions about what is the best or "right" choice. We'll tackle some of these issues in search of increased wisdom.

Add Full Text Search to Your Delphi Web Apps using Rubicon and REST

Rubicon allows Delphi and C++Builder developers to add full-text search capabilities to their database applications, enabling both simple wild-card queries and complex search expressions with blazingly fast search results. This month, Ann Lynnworth of HREF tools will present to us on how to use Rubicon in a REST-enabled DataSnap web server written in Delphi and using the PostgreSQL database from the Amazon cloud!

June - Skia4Delphi

Embarcadero has a contest going on right now for creating the most beautiful GUI with Skia for Delphi. Skia is a 2D graphics engine, sponsored by Google, that provides a common API across various hardware and software platforms, including all the major web browsers.

A couple of smart guys in Brazil have created an open source library called, Skia4Delphi to make this API work in both VCL and Firemonkey applications. We'll run their sample programs and perhaps even show some of our own creations at the June meeting.

May - Logging: Local and Remote

What kind of logging do you implement in your Delphi apps? Do you simply write out a few lines to a .LOG file? Or do you use a library that has detailed and highly structured logging for every action your users take?

What about remote usage reporting? If you distribute a desktop app, how do you know how many people use it and how often?

There's no one true way for everyone or every application. Join us tonight to share what works for you and hear ideas from others.

April Meeting

We're meeting in person this month--and at a new location!

No specific topic planned but we will, as usual, catch up with what we're doing with Delphi and technology in general, share pizza and laughs, and evaluate the new location.