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ADUG is an organisation dedicated to providing a forum for activities and information that promote and improve the professional use of Delphi and related products and services in the Australian developer community.

We have local chapters and monthly meetings in most Australian states. If you’re new to Delphi or just visiting, feel free to drop in and say hello.

Please note that our technical blog that was previously at members.adug.org.au (on wordpress.com) has been merged here under the technical category.

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Brisbane Meeting – June 2016


Wednesday June 1st at 5:30pm to 9pm.

Calling all Delphi-ites!

The next Brisbane meeting, on Wednesday June 1st, is one you don’t want to miss. Please note, the meeting is open for anyone who wishes to attend; an ADUG membership is not required.

Malcolm Groves, now representing his own company Code Partners, will give an Introduction to the just released Rad Studio 10.1 Berlin version. Come along and find out what great new features await you!

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Melbourne Meeting – June 2016

Monday 20th June at 6 for 6:15pm start.

Subject Anonymous Methods and Generics – Colin Johnsun

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Perth Meeting – 17th May

Perth ADUG Meeting – May 17th

The ADUG Perth branch are meeting on Tuesday 17th May
Delphi 10.1 Berlin user group launch party – presented by Lachlan Gemmel

Where Artifactory  8/16 Guthrie St, Osborne Park WA 6017
When Tuesday 17th May 6pm start
Why Freebie drinks and loads of Marco’s “Food Of The Gods” pizza.  Email dietary needs to scott.hollows@gmail.com

10.1 Berlin expands developers’ ability to use a single codebase to rapidly develop applications for any device, while FireUI enhancements allow multiple device previews in real time. This version provides core technology enhancements such as the GetIt Package Manager that make it easier to create components and extensions for Embarcadero’s large partner ecosystem. This is especially important to develop and support a broad range of IoT-connected applications.

  • New FireUI Capabilities
  • Broad IoT Connectivity
  • New Installer for faster get up and go
  • Native Platform Enhancements
  • Loads of other stuff

Lachlan Gemmel is the President of the Australian Delphi User Group, an Embarcadero MVP and the webmaster of The TIndex Delphi directory website.
He is also the director of The Continuity Group where he brings a passion to seeing Delphi projects everywhere prosper well into the future.
Lachlan Gemmell is an experienced software developer with specialties in Delphi object oriented design and advanced language features. Prior to co-founding The Continuity Group Lachlan owned and operated his own software consulting business Solid Sphere Software for over 15 years providing custom software solutions to diverse sectors such as insurance, medical and professional sports.



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Melbourne Meeting – May 2016

Monday 23rd May

RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin – Malcolm Groves – Code Partners


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Sydney Meeting – April 2016

Meeting Postponed – We’re postponing the meeting until next week. It will now be on

Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 6 for 6:15pm start

New Venue – As the Sydney Embarcadero office is now closed we have a new venue for our meetings. Read further for the details.

This month Paul Jervois will show us how to get started with COM Automation and Lachlan Gemmell will demonstrate Delphi 10.1 Berlin and Firebird 3.0.

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Perth Meeting – April 2016

Perth Delphi Meeting – 19 April 2016

Where Artifactory  8/16 Guthrie St, Osborne Park WA 6017
When Tuesday 19th March.  6pm start

Agenda (not necessarily in this order)

* Scott van der Linden – Fast Calc Engine
Fast Calc*
– a formula calculation engine, and using attributes for in-application documentation.

The newly RTTI capabilities introduced in Delphi 2010 also allowed a new paradigm of coding in Delphi: Aspect Oriented Programming.  By taking this approach I was able to separate functional behaviour from documentation behaviour – a good coding practise. I will also go through the principles involved in building a language parsing engine, some of the “gotchas” that I found along the way, and how it has evolved over time.

* The Fast Calc engine I developed replaced COM access to the Excel Execute method that was far too slow – this calculation engine offers multiple orders of magnitude speed improvement.  It is used in SeleXpress – an engineering equipment sizing application developed exclusively for WorleyParsons, and a unit conversion tool that is about to be released as a free download by Advisian (a WorleyParsons company).

* Peter Wright’s Embarcadero Jiras.  Q&A on the items he has raised on the new Embarcadero JIRA system

* Peter Thönell – PtEvents and PtSettings from FOSS library
PtEvents is an implementation of the “Observer” pattern.  That means that an object can make callbacks to multiple “observers”/listeners.
With component events in Delphi (ex. OnButtonClick(), OnMouseDown(), etc.) you can specify only one observer (ex. TMainForm.Button1Click() ).
With PtEvents you have a collection of callbacks methods, so that when an event fires it can call all of them
There have been a few gotchas in making this stable.

Marcos pizza courtesy of Embarcadero

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Brisbane Meeting – April 2016

Wednesday April 6th at 5:30pm to 9pm.

We will have a quick look at the TMS Scripter product, a library and
component set that makes it easy to add custom scripting to your
applications, or even build your own IDE!

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2015 Symposium

Our 2015 Symposium was held in Canberra and Melbourne. The ADUG wishes to acknowledge the assistance of the following companies whose sponsorship helped to make our Symposium possible:

Arena Business Technology TCG-Logo Nexus DB Help and Manual Devart Gnostice Information Technologies