This month, Steve Kramer will discuss scaling PledgeStar.com from an idea to a successful fundraising platform hosting over 1,000 events in its fifth year. Topics include marketing, infrastructure, custom software development, third party services and personnel changes throughout PledgeStar’s short history.
This month Jim Ferguson will be talking on emulating a simple sample of TradeStation EasyLanguage with Delphi. Using Class Operators to perform series calculations on sets of data to recreate chart indicators in the same style.
Part 2 of the c to delphi converter. After completing the c structure converter, I working on a completely new parser to do logic code covering from c to Delphi. I got stuck. So to break things loose I used the parser to make a applesoft basic compiler. I will go through that proces in the meeting showing vintage basic programs that run with a console and even a debuging ide. All written from scratch with Delphi.
HangMan.bas Delphi Vintage Basic conEmulator (https://youtu.be/6giCUEKT_OU)
HangMan.bas Delphi Vintage Basic Windows IDE Emulator (https://youtu.be/59g_8C1v-W0)
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This month Michael Duncan will be presenting on MVM, possibly MVVM or perhaps MVC. Come by and learn more about separation of concerns when it comes to displaying your data and manipulating the user interface.
At this meeting Greg Stevenson will cover unit testing and code coverage using freely available open source tools. Greg will show his methodology for unit testing and how it can be used to test virtually any existing Delphi unit without making any changes to the unit. Although Greg will focus on tools designed for more recent versions of Delphi, the the techniques can also be use for testing code compiling under older versions of Delphi as well. (Developers still using Delphi 1 may need to make additional compromises.)
This month we will talk about coding styles. Since it is always easier to criticize rather than create, Greg will act as the initial sacrificial lamb and show his current coding style and give the reasoning behind it. Some unique features of Greg's style is that he ALWAYS, includes units with no code in them in the uses clause and NEVER has code in PAS files that include a DFM file. Others are encouraged to share there coding style as well. There is no right or wrong, but do try to think about why you code the way you do. It should make for a lively and hopefully productive meeting.
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My dog lies. I don’t mean to say that he sprawls out on the floor, although he does that, too. No, I mean he’s deceptive. If I go downstairs in the morning and I ask him if he’s had breakfast, he’ll act like he hasn’t eaten in a week, even though my wife had just fed him. If my wife is cooking dinner and asks him if he’s eaten yet, he jumps up and down and begs, even though I fed him just minutes earlier. This is the problem I set out to solve with my son when I bought him an Arduino Starter Kit for the holidays.
See the Amazing Dog Lie Detector in action at this month’s Delphi meeting. Steve will also discuss the development of both the Arduino and Android versions of this must have technology.
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