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Melbourne Meeting – May 2018

Monday 21st May at 6 for 6:15pm start.

John McDonald and Brian Watson will look at MultiThreading in Delphi.

John McDonald on TThread: John will discuss the use of TThread for multithreading and the issues that have to be handled in multi-threaded applications.… Continue reading ›

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Melbourne Meeting – April 2018

Monday 16th April.

Robert Horbury-Smith introduced us to the Mormot (usually written as mORMot to emphasize the Object Relational Model aspect of the product).

… we saw how a fairly simple ORM based server using a database can be used to host “client” interfaces over REST and HTTP for both browser based (a la JavaScript) and VCL Front Ends from an n-Tier “Server” application using JSON …

… mORMot is a highly scalable, light footprint solution that deserves much more attention than it gets.… Continue reading ›

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Melbourne Meeting – March 2018

Monday 19th March.

Brian Watson, Geoffrey Smith and Andrea Coffey shared some tips and tricks with Delphi and the IDE…… Continue reading ›

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Melbourne Meeting – February 2018

Monday 19th February.

Brian Watson described a program he had written to read, format and display XML data. Then John McDonald and Brian went through the results of John’s code review of the program. There was some interesting discussion about finding and avoiding memory leaks, generic lists, and writing safer code.… Continue reading ›

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Melbourne Meeting – January 2018

Monday 15th January.

We had three presentations on different types of inter-process communication.

Brian Watson spoke about MailSlots.
Tony Bryer spoke about named pipes, semaphores and mutexes.
John McDonald spoke about sockets.… Continue reading ›

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Melbourne Meeting – Christmas Pi Night – December 2017

Monday 18th December.

Our December meeting was a Christmas Pi Night.

We had food, Christmas Pies, Raspberry Pi, Ultibo, Christmas Lights, microprocessors playing Christmas music and more.… Continue reading ›

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Melbourne Meeting – November 2017

Monday 20th November.

Glen Kleidon presented on encryption. The presentation included:

  • Generating Certificates for testing.
  • General encryption topics including how RSA public/private keys actually work, using some basic mathematics.
  • How to create SSL Clients connecting to a NodeJS backend, using Indy 9 on Delphi 7 and Indy 10 on Berlin.
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