Melbourne Meeting – June 2020

Monday 15 June at 6 for 6:15pm start.

ONLINE MEETING – WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN PERSON

We will meet online, instead of meeting at the Shed.

At this meeting, Anil Krishnan from Aerion Technologies will present on Database Performance Tuning.

In this session we will look into the index internals (Not a deep dive). Index is one of the most important things that one should look into for Performance Tuning of their SQL Server DBs (or any database – we will look at SQL Server here). And its not just about creating them, one needs to take into account a lot of factors before designing an effective index.
This session aims to provide few insights and probably help you to implement better indexes.

Then Brian Watson from Desktop EDA will present on Making a program go faster with OmniThread Library.

His presentation is an account of the knowledge gained in the process of using parallel programming to speed up a time consuming process in a 3D CAD product. The open source parallel programming library OmniThread was used for this.

We will open the connection around 6:00pm and start the meeting at 6:15pm. We won’t have a coffee break, and will finish by 8:00pm. Read more ›

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Melbourne Meeting – May 2020

Monday 18 May at 6.

We met online, instead of meeting at the Shed.

At this meeting, Andrea Raimondi presented on System.Messaging.

Andrea showed us how System.Messaging could decouple the user interface from the business logic of a program. This approach works cross-platform and with VCL and FMX.

The code from this presentation is available here: Read more ›

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Melbourne Meeting – April 2020

Monday 20 April.

Because of a microscopic strand of RNA, we met online, instead of meeting at the Shed.

Our meeting included a presentation by Roger Plant showing how to use databases in Lazarus, and a presentation by Aneal Chandra showing us how to create an automatic update feature for MS-Windows.

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Melbourne Meeting – March 2020

Monday 16th March.

This meeting was online because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Geoffrey Smith introduced us to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and all the services that are available in AWS.

Then John McDonald showed how to use Regular Expressions in a Delphi Program. Regular Expressions can be used in Delphi to validate text, parse text, extract data, and replace or reformat text data. Read more ›

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Melbourne Meeting – February 2020

Monday 17th February.

At this meeting, Richard King introduced us to Lazarus and FreePascal.

If you’re interested in a cross-platform alternative to Delphi, or you are concerned about Embarcadero’s redefinition of perpetual, you should take a look at FreePascal.

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No Melbourne Meeting – January 2020

As our venue is unavailable, our January monthly has been cancelled.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 17th February.

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Melbourne Meeting – December 2019

Monday 16th December.

At our December meeting, Roger Plant showed us Registration-Free COM. This allows a program to access a COM server without the server being registered in the Registry. You can use either a custom manifest, or an external manifest.

Then Brian Watson described his experiences setting up and using Azure virtual machines, and how to use Azure without incurring large bills. This lead to discussion about alternatives to Azure.
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