The DataFlex Developers and Users Group is pleased to announce that the 2011 Corroboree will be held in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Victoria from October 5th To 8th.

Registrations are now open for this event. Visit the Registration page to apply!

At this our 12th annual event, you can expect 3 jam-packed days of presentations and webinars by local and overseas presenters including Data Access Worldwide staff, bringing you up to date with the latest happenings in the Visual DataFlex world. There will also be the usual tips and tricks, breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities to socialise with your fellow developers.

The location will be the Ether Conference Centre on Little Bourke Street in central Melbourne just a stone’s throw from Chinatown, the Melbourne Theatre District and Melbourne’s renowned CBD shopping precinct.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the latest news in 2011 and what’s coming up in 2012 – can you afford not to be there?


The agenda for the event is still being planned, however at this stage you can expect to see the following presentations:
  • Presented by Data Access:
    • Visual Dataflex Roadmap
    • Prompt and Selection Lists with the new VDF Grids
    • Visual Report Writer - general product introduction and overview; revision 2.0 is expected to release prior to the event
    • Using Web Services to send files
    • Using Http from VDF to post/load data to/from web page (fill out web form automatically)
  • Remote presentations by overseas guests:
    • Algorithms and Techniques used in the VDF Query toolset - Sture Anderson
    • Using non-registered Active X controls and embedding the manifest in the .exe - Dan Levene (Anasazi Software)
    • Codejock Grids in VDF16 - Peter H. van Wijk (X-Organize Consultancy N.V.)
    • Crystal Reports 2011 .NET wrapper for Visual Dataflex - Riaz Merchant (Mertech Data)
    • Virtualization & the Cloud - Andrew Oakley
  • Local presentations by DDUG members:
    • Application within an ASP page using AJAX and JQuery - Chris Spencer
    • Integration between iPhone/iPads and Dataflex - Jonathan Harris (JNH Software)
    • Contraints Tricks & Tips - David Gleeson (Mediflex)
    • An introduction to JQuery - Matt Smith (Legend Performance Technology)
    • Distributed Version Control & GIT - Marco Kuipers (NCI)
    • Incorporating Software Testing Methodology - Phil Kirby (Mediflex)
There is still room for further presentations, so if anyone attending the conference has anything they’d like to present, please contact Agenda Coordinator Jonathon Harris.


This year we have the opportunity to run a 2-day JavaScript and AJAX training session run by Mike Peat from Unicorn InterGlobal. Mike is well known amongst his peers in the DataFlex community and has made presentations at past Synergy, EDUC and Corroboree events.

As a recent quote from an attendee below will attest this is an excellent opportunity to update your skills and take advantage of Mike’s unique insight on the subject matter.

“I attended the JavaScript training Mike facilitated at the EDUC 2010 conference. The quality and level was very pleasantly intense and Mike’s humour helped staying focused. I can recommend Mike, and in specific this training to anyone that knows a thing or two about JavaScript but needs to know more about the objects, closures and namespaces amongst other advanced techniques.”
The cost of this 2-day course is $550 per person and runs on Tuesday the 4th and Wednesday the 5th October prior to the conference. Bookings can be made on our website. However due to the logistics of organising training we should be grateful if you indicate your interest by either sign up for the course or contacting us no later than by the 19th August.