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    Default Corroboree 2012 Conference Wrap Up

    Thanks to everybody who attended this year’s Corroboree on the Gold Coast and the all new Web Application Framework training. This year the committee were very pleased to welcome overseas guests Sam Rosten from Datamover, Canada and Harm Wibier from Data Access Europe.

    We are also happy to report that this year's event ran like clockwork and, for something completely different, things just worked! As always there was a great mix of presentations from individual developers, 3rd Party Suppliers, and Data Access Worldwide / Europe.

    There was a strong focus on the new changes delivered in Visual DataFlex 17.0 and what we can expect in 17.1. The later was backed up by Harm Wibier’s excellent two day training course covering the new Web Application Framework.

    We also heard from Mertech Data Systems and the advances they have made with Flex2Crystal; Connx Solutions and their new product DataSync; Marco Kuipers gave us a workshop on using GIT; Matt Smith and his use of JQuery, while Colin Winger explained how he uses VirtualBox in his day to day development. Embedding email clients into VDF apps was a hot topic and developers Phil Kirby and Jon Harris gave us their take on using the ChilKat SMTP control. Ulbe Stellema (DAE) gave us a VRW roadmap update while Russell McDougall demonstrated the use of Sture Anderson’s Table Query and VRW’s RDS functions. Bob Cergol (DAW) demonstrated the incredible flexibility and power of Dynamic AI and the new pricing. Bob was so good we invited him back the next day to show us more. While Clive Richmond demonstrated the use of VPNs on iPhone / iPads, implementation of the new 17.0 DD features such as ParentNullAllowed and Committed in their application, plus a new utility which switches the registry keys between Studio versions. Finally Michael Macliver demonstrated Triumph’s POS new touch solution using a hybrid Cloud environment and accessible via any WiFi or 3G enabled tablet including the Apple iPad.

    From our general discussion several useful utilities were mentioned including:

    • Fences. Useful when switching resolutions and you wish to maintain the location of your desktop icons.
    • Bins. A taskbar organizer.
    • AutoHotKey. A replacement for the Studio’s Macro Recording function.

    Congratulations to all our door prize winners; John Walsh (Aspire S3 Ultrabook), Mark Redden (Nexus 7), Jonathan Harris (Apple TV) and Matt Smith (new Nano). Sorry Phil maybe next year

    There was plenty of enthusiasm about the new Web Application Framework as we socialised in the bars and restaurants around Surfers Paradise. The Corroboree will reconvene next year either in Bali or New Zealand. Stay tuned and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2013.

    And the winner is . . . .

    Yours sincerely
    DDUG Committee
    Last edited by Clive Richmond; 23-Apr-2013 at 02:43 AM.

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