Perth Meeting – October 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 6 for 6:15pm start.

Topics
* Clayton Johnson – MS Word documents as report templates
* Peter Thönell – Design Pattern – A practical application of design patterns
* Rod Grasso – Rod’s commercial software for processing metal sheets

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Melbourne Meeting – October 2018

Monday 15th October.

The theme of this meeting was Delphi IDE extensions.
We had several short presentations:
Geoffrey Smith on Project Magician
John McDonald on Documentation Insight
Peter Magor on GExperts
Tony Bryer on MMX Code Explorer
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Melbourne Meeting – September 2018

Monday 17th September.

The meeting started with the Annual General Meeting

Then Brian Watson and Peter Postmus presented on Virtual TreeView

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Australian Delphi User Group Inc Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the
“Australian Delphi User Group Inc. No A0038181F”
(aka ADUG) will be held at 6:15 pm AEST on Monday 17 September 2018
at the Melbourne Men’s Shed
Adjacent to the Level 1 Car Park, Federation Square
Corner Flinders and Russell Streets, Melbourne

The ordinary business of the annual general meeting shall be:
(a) to confirm the minutes of the previous annual general meeting and of any special general meeting held since that meeting;
(b) to receive and consider –
(i) the annual report of the Committee on the activities of the Association during the preceding financial year; and
(ii) the financial statements of the Association for the preceding financial year submitted by the Committee in accordance with Part 7 of the Act;
(c) to elect the members of the Committee;

Current financial members of ADUG are eligible to vote and nominate for the Committee which comprises the officers of the Association:
President
Vice-President
National Secretary
Treasurer
and up to five Ordinary Committee Members.

Nominations of candidates for election to positions on the committee must be made in writing, specifying the position for which the candidate is nominated, signed by two members of the Association and accompanied by the written consent of the candidate (which may be endorsed on the form of nomination).

An eligible member of the Association may nominate themselves; or, with the member’s consent, be nominated by another member.

Nominations must be delivered to the National Secretary of the Association not less than 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the Annual General Meeting, by email
secretary@adug.org.au

If there is only one nomination for a position by the cut-off date that nominee will be deemed elected without a ballot. Any positions without nominations by the cut-off date will be open to nominations at the AGM.

A nomination form may be downloaded here:
www.adug.org.au/admin/agm/CommitteeNominationForm.pdf

If you wish to vote, but won’t be present at the AGM, you may submit a proxy as described in rule 34 of the ADUG rules.
Proxies need to be with the secretary by 5 pm on the day before the AGM. They may be lodged by email to secretary@adug.org.au or as hard copy.

Candidates are also welcome to advise the ADUG membership of their nomination and provide a brief statement of purpose to the ADUG members list
members@adug.org.au

The Nominations received are as follows:

  • Geoffrey Smith – President (VIC)
  • Frank Malcom – Treasurer (NSW)
  • Scott Hollows – Ordinary Committee Member (WA)
  • Eivind Bakkestuen – Ordinary Committee Member (QLD)
  • Adam Webb – Ordinary Committee Member (SA)
  • Steve Corbett – Ordinary Committee Member (ACT)

The following positions are still available

  • Vice-President
  • National Secretary
  • 1 Ordinary Committee Member

I encourage any member who would like to make a contribution to the group, to nominate for the Committee. It is due to those who have contributed, that ADUG is in its present state of good health.

The Rules of the ADUG are available on the web site:

www.adug.org.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ADUG_Rules_2013.pdf

Documents for the AGM

Geoffrey Smith
National Secretary
secretary@adug.org.au
The AGM will be followed by a normal Melbourne meeting:

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Melbourne Meeting – August 2018

Monday 20th August.

Loc Nguyen presented on his POS System

His talk covered:

  • The system’s 3 tier architecture consisting of an FMX client app, a VCL datasnap server and a backend SQL Server database.
  • A short demo of the server module and the client app.
  • The code uses mostly out of the box components and the Spring 4 Delphi framework.
  • Code structure combines the use of MVVM design pattern and Interface to increase decoupling.
  • For UI design, TFrame with some animation and good use of transparent property.
  • In some places, use of TTask to improve application responsiveness.

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Melbourne Meeting – July 2018

Monday 16th July.

Grahame Grieve from Health Intersections presented on using Javascript in your application.

You can easily embed javascript in your application to allow your customers to write their own business rules. This presentation showed us how to do this using a simple data entry form as an example.

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Melbourne Meeting – June 2018

Monday 18th June.

Continuing our Multi Threading theme from last month, Jarrod Hollingworth presented a master-class in advanced threading:

Topics included:
– Demonstrate the new Delphi parallel library (parallel for loop, tasks run in thread pool, joins and futures)
– Thread safety (expanding on what was shown with critical sections, mutex/semaphore, TEvent, interlocked increment, etc)
– Tips, techniques, issues (stopping a thread, more on interacting with the main thread, debugging)
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