Location: The Prince Albert, 163 Royal College Street, London, NW1 0SG
- Talk: Taekwondo Case Study – Neil Parrish
Neil recently provided software for coverage of the Manchester Taekwondo Grand Prix, shown online by the BBC. The system took feeds from the electronic scoring system and combined it with info from the venue system to drive the TV graphics. We’ll see how it all worked, what was easy and what was not including how to produce a REST server with Delphi Pro.
- Nugget: Dynamically Decoding Googles search results – Mark Jacobs
I devised a random website page on my jacobsm.com, which uses a dictionary of search words (the English dictionary with 267,751 words in it). It selects a word at random from this list and then uses Google search to get the first 25 results within the last month into a list. It then selects one of these 25 links at random and attempts to render it in an IFRAME on the random site page. I will be demonstrating it in action, and dissecting how it works and the caveats I had to program around in order to get it working properly.
- Nugget: Auto-generated SQL v. write your own in SQL Server – Eric Thorniley
More information and timings to follow.