Contract developer

Dash Logistics Systems, Inc

I’m looking for someone familiar with Google Maps API to assist with the conversion of a vehicle routing application that currently uses Microsoft Mappoint. This is a Delphi 2007 application that won’t be upgraded to any of the XE versions anytime soon, so you would need to be able to adapt your solution to this version.

This is a remote contract position, which we are experienced in managing.

We will utilize email, chat, and SVN. We will provide requirements, test data, and application frameworks to work with you in an iterative process.

This is a US-based company with US customers, but since it is a remote position we are not restricting our search to any one country or area.

Please respond to info at dash logistics dot com with your CV, rate requirements, and especially information on your experience with this type of implementation. We will be looking for someone that can hit the ground running, so please only respond if you have implemented a vehicle routing program with Google Maps. I could be persuaded to use Bing or some other mapping solution for compelling reasons or price savings, so feel free to share your recommendations.

Google Maps or equivalent
Experience with vehicle routing

Contact Details
Please contact us at info at dash logistics dot com
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TDUG Meeting July 9 between 6PM and 8PM – North York Central Library

The next meeting will be at the North York Central Library on Yonge Street, north of Sheppard Avenue.

Meeting times and locations have moved around recently. Unless there are objections, we should have a more regular schedule. I suggest something like we had before where meetings were around the third Thursday of the month at the 5120 Yonge Street location.

We don’t have a speaker for this meeting, and I would like to make it an open discussion.

If you have a technical problem, pet peeve, question about the job market or just want to talk about best practices or the future of Delphi; Bring them to the meeting. I think it will be interesting.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
North York Central Library – 5120 Yonge Street
6:00PM to 8:00PM

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Meeting follow-up – Tim Young presents Elevate Web Builder 2

I apologise for not posting this sooner.

I’d like to thank Tim Young for coming to talk to us about their upcoming Elevate Web Builder 2 (EWB2), a development environment for building web applications. You can write in Object Pascal and the compiler will produce the necessary HTML and JavaScript.

I knew it would be an interesting presentation. Tim is always a great and technical speaker. However, I was blown away by how functional, productive and flexible this product is. On top of the things you would expect (fast development, easy styling, etc), EWB2 includes both front end and server functionality, database and JSON features  and lets you extend the server using Delphi. Especially if you’ve had to code any of these things yourself.

There was a draw for a full license of EWB2. Congratulations to Brian Muegge, the lucky winner.

EWB2 has now officially been released. They have also published updated product information and an introductory video.

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WideOrbit is looking for senior Canadian Delphi Developers

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Delphi gaining new popularity?

Interesting ….

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Reminder: User group meeting May 4th

I wanted to post a reminder about the next user group meeting on Monday, May the 4th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Toronto Northern District Library.

Tim and Samantha Young will be here to talk about how Elevate Web Builder lets you build web applications using Object Pascal.

I think this is going to be a VERY interesting meeting.

I know we have changed locations the past few meetings. This will stabilise once we hit a rhythm. Please let us know your preferred meeting locations and we will try to make it happen. Most of the time.

Expect another post shortly with the different location options we have available

Monday, May the 4th, 2015
Toronto Northern District Library – 40 Orchard View Blvd
6:00PM to 8:00PM

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TDUG Meeting May 4 between 6PM and 8PM – Northern District Library

Delphi has always been an outstanding tool for developing native desktop and server applications on Windows and more recently for the Mac, iOS and Android.

Web applications – not so much…

Tim and Samantha Young of Elevate Software (makers of DBISAM and ElevateDB) will be here to show off the upcoming second release of Elevate Web Builder, that helps fill that gap.

If you have already made up your mind and want to get your hands on it early, they are accepting pre-orders now.

Monday, May the 4th, 2015
Toronto Northern District Library – 40 Orchard View Blvd
6:00PM to 8:00PM

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April meeting follow-up

In our April meeting, we had a sneak preview of the next release of Delphi.

Since then, Rad Studio XE8 has been relased. Embarcadero’s launch webinar is now available online. So far it looks like another great release.

DevArt donated a license to any of their products. Congratulations to our winner, Robert Crandall.

Del123 donated licenses for their collection of Delphi examples. Congratulations to Brian Muegge and Rick Scheibl.

Stay tuned for details about our next meeting, which will be on May 4th.

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TDUG Meeting April 2nd between 6PM and 8PM

In our last meeting we had a look back at twenty years of Delphi.

This month we will be giving a sneak peek at the next version of Delphi and talking about Embarcadero’s road map.

Please join us.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
North York Central Library – 5120 Yonge Street
6:00PM to 8:00PM

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February meeting follow-up

I’d like to thank Warren Postma for giving us the benefit of his significant history with Delphi from before version 1 right up to XE7. In spite of some technical difficulties, it was an interesting walk down memory lane and sparked some great discussion.

Warren has gone to the trouble of recording his presentation and putting it online. Please enjoy:

Since then, Embarcadero has updated their road map, giving us some hints about what to expect in 2015:

We are planning to have another user group meeting around the last week of March. Stay tuned for more details.

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