UK Delphi Developers Meeting

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Hi All.

This is a cordial invitation to join UK Delphi developers for an afternoon of Delphi.

Monday 17th April from midday UK time. On-line on Zoom.

The topics/speakers for this meeting:

  • The usual catch-up/news - Jason Chapman

  • Delphi Powered Web Server with Server Side Scripting in Delphi - Rob Lambden

  • A Brief Refresher on WebBroker - Robert Evans

  • One, some or all of the following:

  • RADStudio 11.3 - has arrived and so we will probably have an open session on this, unless there is nothing to talk about OR we exhaust it in the News chat

  • Open Mic for members suggestions on the day.

The group is semi-professional with an annual fee to help organisers cover costs, but the first meeting is free.
If you are interested please contact Jason Chapman who will send a link to join.

[ Midday London (GMT+1) = 7pm Perth time = 9pm Eastern states ]

Melbourne meeting just ended … UK meeting getting under way soon.

If you are interested to join it, msg me here, or email paulmcgee1969@gmail.com and I’ll get a notification and reply with the details.

Sorry guys. I have replied now.

General info given was …

[Their 12 is 8pm in Perth, 10pm eastern]

11:30 is for speakers to test comms and anyone to have a chat. 12:00, start with some news and talks planning. Then 13:15 for main event. Join whenever you can and say hi.

UK Developers meeting in approx 8 hours (currently GMT+1)

Dear All,

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 16th May 2023 - 12pm to 5pm.

The topics/speakers for this meeting:

  • The usual catch-up/news - Jason Chapman
  • An introduction to Antonio Zapater – Pre-sales Consultant at Embarcadero Technologies
    • RADServer talk that Antonio has been slaving over recently
  • Code Huddle – led by Neil Parrish
  • Open Mic for Mote /Fleck/Gobbit/Tools / Tricks / Tick

For more information and the blurb for the sessions please visit - http://www.ukdevgroup.co.uk/next-meeting/

All the dates for 2023 can be found here.

The UK group is a (semi-?)closed group … people are welcome to attend a meeting to try them out, I believe.

UK Developers Group … MONDAY 17th July (Aussie time) (Start time WA 7pm, AEST 5pm)

Oh cr&p … had assumed it was Tuesday … it’s right after / at the end of the Melbourne meeting.

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Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday 17th July 2023 - 12pm to 5pm.

Note about the meeting:
We are prepping for the meeting next week and may have time for our near regular feature “Open Mic / Mote / Fleck / Gobbit / Tools / Tricks / Ticks” session.

We will be using Zoom to host/manage the meeting, the invite will be sent out on Friday 14th June, please see meeting notes below for more information:

The topics/speakers for this meeting:

    The usual catch-up/news - Jason Chapman
    Home Automation with Delphi, MQTT and Home Assistant – David Akerman
    Fast Fourier Transform – Kevin Bond
    Auto archiving database data to keep all versions – Andrew Cutforth
    Open Mic for Mote /Fleck/Gobbit/Tools / Tricks / Tick
    News from: International Pascal Congress – Salamanca Spain – Attended by Richard & Erwin.  Richard has agreed to show us his holiday snaps – it may be in the news section or at some point in the day, so don’t miss that.

For more information and the blurb for the sessions please visit - http://www.ukdevgroup.co.uk/next-meeting/
All the dates for 2023 can be found here.

“Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 12th September 2023 - 12pm to 5pm. (UK time)”
(Australian translation : Tuesday 12th … Start time WA 7pm, AEST 9pm)

"Dear All,

We will be using Zoom to host/manage the meeting, the invite will be sent out on Monday 11th September, please see meeting notes below for more information:

The topics/speakers for this meeting:

  • The usual catch-up/news - Jason Chapman
  • Creating custom functions for Excel in Delphi using XLLs (Excel DLLs) – Conrad Vermeulen
  • A talk about talks (Salamanca, Code Camp etc) – Richard Hatherall
  • Tbc: Debug locking classes that log messages when they timeout due to deadlocks - Richard Marsden
  • Open Mic for Mote /Fleck/Gobbit/Tools / Tricks / Tick

For more information and the blurb for the sessions please visit - http://www.ukdevgroup.co.uk/next-meeting/
All the dates for 2023 can be found here."

Maybe time for a new Subject?

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Or a new Email?

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Hmmm. I screwed up that timezone translation … shocking … Start time WA 7pm, AEST 9pm

Today … maybe 7pm in W Aust … please double check for yourself …

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 11th October 2023 - 12pm to 5pm. (UK Time)

@jasonukDev
The topics/speakers for this meeting:

  • The usual catch-up/news - Jason Chapman
  • Using the htmx library for lightweight but powerful web frontends - Glenn Dufke
  • Book Review “Delphi Legacy Projects” by William Meyer - Adam Brett
  • Application Foundation - Rob Lambden
  • Open Mic for Mote /Fleck/Gobbit/Tools / Tricks / Tick

"Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday 13th November 2023 - 12pm to 5pm.

Note about the meeting:
Drum Roll - Our next meeting (Monday 13th November) is face to face in Nottingham. Savoy Systems have a great venue and we are delighted to hold the meeting there. We will be streaming the meeting on Zoom as well, but this is only the second time we have tried this and so the main effort will be going into the in-person event. We really hope you can make it. Places are limited (22 seats) and we will be opening this up to non-members as well.

We will be sticking to the same timings as usual (12:00 - 17:00), but if you are attending in person, there will be Pizza for lunch, with tea, coffee & biscuits during the day. Later the bar will be open and we are hoping that you will be able to stay, as we are likely to be talking shop for a few hours.

The topics/speakers for this meeting:

  • The usual catch-up/news - Jason Chapman - this may be cut short, so don’t rock up and 13:15 and miss the beginning of the actual talks!
  • An Introduction to Mammoth – A Climate Action Cinema - Patrick Hort
  • A Blazor Recap - Dave Capps
  • Oscar – from VCL to the Web with Blazor - David Mew, Patrick Hort, Dave Capps
  • A Delphi Mobile app development walk through - Dave Akerman

For more information and the blurb for the sessions please visit - http://www.ukdevgroup.co.uk/next-meeting/… but I have added the blurb here as well…

An Introduction to Mammoth – A Climate Action Cinema - Patrick Hort
Savoy Systems Ltd has been providing Ticketing and Retail POS Software (called Oscar) to cinemas in the UK for over 15 years, so when a 22 seat cinema in their home town of Nottingham came onto the market, it seemed rude not take it on! The cinema used to be in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s smallest cinema, and Patrick is now running it to use film as a way of starting conversations and inspiring action around the Climate Crisis.

A Blazor Recap - Dave Capps
Blazor is Microsoft’s answer to writing rich web application without the need to write Javascript; instead you write C# to bring client-side interactivity to HMTL pages. Dave covered Blazor in some depth at an earlier Dev Group Meeting, and will be providing a reminder of what it is and how you might use it – because we’ve been using extensively to revamp Oscar.

Oscar – from VCL to the Web with Blazor - David Mew, Patrick Hort, Dave Capps
Oscar, Savoy Systems’ Ticketing, Retail and CRM system, is written in Delphi and sits on an ORM created by Patrick in the dim distant past. Over the last five years, the ORM has been ported to C# and Dave has designed a platform-neutral UI framework in C#. The team have now used Blazor to implement a rich web interface to replace the Oscar Delphi Desktop Client, and David has been responsible for making it look thoroughly modern and beautiful! We are now rolling it out the first features to customers, while we continue to port the rest of the Delphi UI to Blazor. We’ll give you an overview of the Oscar architecture and show you how we’re making the move from Windows Desktop to Web using C#.

A Delphi Mobile app development walk through - Dave Akerman
This talk will show the development of a mobile app with deployment on an Android device, and the steps to go through to get that app published in the Google Play store. Along the way it will cover some differences between VCL and FMX, UI on mobile devices, FMX styles, design time views, testing during development, device testing via USB or network, interfacing with GPS and other phone sensors, USB, Bluetooth and BLE devices, file storage, invoking other apps with intents, app permissions, splash screens and icons, app and file deployment, preparing for the app store.

Latest update : 1st Meeting 2024 = February Monday 19th.

I believe they start at 12pm London time … 8pm here in W. Australia … 11pm in Melbourne with DST

Times are for the UK (London, I guess). Interested in attending, contact @jasonukDev

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday 19th February - 12pm to 5pm.

The topics/speakers for this meeting:

  • The usual catch-up/news - Jason Chapman
  • How create a conversational AI Chatbot - Olaf Monien (EMBT MVP)
  • Using Sempare Delphi Template Engine with DelphiMVCFramework (and/or other web frameworks) - Conrad Vermeulen