October 2010

Introduction to the Virtual Treeview component – Colin Johnsun

The Virtual Treeview is an open-source Treeview component for Delphi. It is an alternative to the TTreeView component that is already available in the VCL. This short presentation will cover the design principles behind the component as well as the basic steps of setting up and using the Virtual Treeview in your Delphi project.… Continue reading ›

June 2008

What’s new in Firebird 2.1 – Mathias Burbach

In April 2008 the open source Firebird community released version 2.1 of Firebird (see also here). Let’s have a look together what all these new features mean to our day-to-day work:

Database Triggers
Dynamic Recursive Queries
Update or Insert Statement
Treat Text Blobs Like VarChars
Database Monitoring via SQL
… (and many others)
Whilst this presentation aims at explaining most of the new features we also want to discuss their relevance for your current projects.… Continue reading ›

August 2007

The New Firebird Versions – Richard King

Richard had been trialing Firebird 2.0 and 2.1 beta . He told us what was new and what worked.

Data Scrubbing – Roger Connell

Most of the data that needs to be loaded into a new database often already exists but is contained in ad hoc spreadsheets and often in less than ideal formats.… Continue reading ›