Melbourne Meeting – December 2009

December 2009

Basic Database Architecture – Jim Duff

The latest instalment. Following Don Macrae’s presentation in October, Jim presented the case for RAD. His presentation is in a chm file which you can download from here.

Rapid AJAX Development – with the Ext JS library – Glenn Lawrence

Ext JS is a Javascript library which simplifies AJAX interaction, provides a powerful abstraction of the DOM, sophisticated layout managers and lots of UI widgets.… Continue reading ›

Melbourne Meeting – October 2009

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.… Continue reading ›

Melbourne Meeting – September 2009

September 2009

Basic Database Architecture – John McDonald

A different slant on our architecture issue. John had developed a demo persistence framework in prism, meaning he was writing in Pascal but on the .Net platform. Of particular note was his use of reflection and attributes.… Continue reading ›

Melbourne Meeting – August 2009

August 2009

Basic Database Architecture – Don Macrae

This was the first phase of an exercise to compare various approaches to architecting an application involving pc desktop guis connecting to a relational database. An open invitation was issued to code a sample application according to a chosen architecture.… Continue reading ›