Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 6 for 6:15pm start.

Making database revisions easy
– Shane van de Vorstenbosch

This month Shane van de Vorstenbosch will finally stop consuming free pizza and give his inaugural presentation on “making database revisions easy”.  This simple approach can be applied to any type of database and results in an easily managed database revision system combined with the ability to deal with site specific security issues.

Regular Expressions in Delphi – Lachlan Gemmell

There’s a famous quote about regular expressions that goes

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.

The Delphi RTL has had the ability to add text searching via regular expressions to your programs for a few years now. While regular expressions are useful they are certainly a dual edge sword, as the quote above implies. We’ll take a look at regular expression syntax and how they can be made easier to write, what sorts of problems they can be applied and what are the pitfalls. We’ll explore the Delphi regular expression support in detail and discover just what it’s capable of.

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