October 2009

Basic Database Architecture – Don Macrae

Don attempted to categorize the pure OO approach to coding an application in comparison to the Delphi/RAD approach using data aware components. His notes, including a tabular comparison are here. It is hoped that the table will provide a reference for Jim Duff when he does the corresponding analysis for Delphi/RAD.

Audio Handling in Windows – Alex Moss

Based on his experience and additional investigation for this presentation Alex gave a comprehensive overview of handling audio signals using Delphi. Topics covered included the PC sound system, pcm encoding and the Wav file format, VCL and third party audio components, the Delphi Multimedia unit (MMSystem), some audio applications and a demonstration app in Delphi.