Tech Predictions for Next Year

TOPIC

The November meeting is our last meeting of each calendar year. This year, we'll get out our crystal ball and peer into the future of what 2020 will bring to the tech industry. Come add your thoughts to the mix!

DISCLAIMER: The discussions will be purly speculation and the opinions of those present!

LOCATION

Embarcadero MVP Visit

TIME CHANGE!

To accommodate as many people as possible, we are moving the start time for this month's meeting to 4:00 pm.

TOPIC

Glenn Dufke, an Embarcadero MVP, will be visiting Portland in July and would like to meet fellow Delphi developers around the world. While here, he offered to stop by our group and talk to us on the following topics:

  • Briefly go through how to set up RAD Studio to build and compile for Android Things and what you can do with it;

Arduino Projects

TOPIC

We have something a little different this month. Gene Juhos will bring a couple of Arduino projects he's been working on:

  • Pill dispenser for the Age(d)s
  • Socket head screw safety wire hole deburring machine.

We'll probably have some left-over time, so if you have any hardware projects to add to the discussion, feel free to bring them and share with everyone.

LOCATION

SMS and Missed Meeting Makeup

TOPIC

We'll have a short presentation of how to send SMS messages from a Delphi app. There isn't much to it but might be interesting for some.

We'll fill the rest of the time by covering any previous topics that you'd like. If you've missed a recent ODUG meeting and would like to ask questions or see demos of things that have been missed, come to this meeting and we'll dig stuff out of archives and get you caught up. (If you send a note to the presenter, he'll make sure to get your questions prepared early to save time during the meeting.)

PRESENTERS

Homer Jones sells insurance agency management software through his company Agency Business Systems. He has been adding features to his application, written in Delphi, for a long time and will show us his latest addition: sending SMS messages.

David Cornelius is a contract software developer building applications for almost any platform, creating client/server and mobile apps, e-commerce integrations for Retail Pro. He writes mostly in Delphi, some in .NET, and uses several web technologies. You can read more about him at Cornelius Concepts, LLC.

Client/Server Mobile App - Part 2

TOPIC

This month, we'll continue exploring the client/server application we looked at last month, but we'll concentrate on the client end. The end result is an Android app that communicates by sending JSON data via REST protocols to the Windows server. We'll use Delphi 10.2 Tokyo and the Firemonkey framework utilizing both a Windows client for quick testing and then deploying to an Android phone. The app will demonstrate login/logout, multiple pages with navigation, using a barcode scanner, and capturing a signature.