Delphi Programming

Delphi software development is the oldest software activity at Cambria. Our Delphi Programmers have been providing Delphi Solutions for our clients from Turbo Pascal through to the current version, Delphi XE.

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Delphi Software Development at Cambria

Our Delphi experience began at Cambria in 1984 when Dick wrote our first custom software application using Turbo Pascal, the predecessor of Delphi and still the language that Delphi is based upon. In fact those old Turbo Pascal programs can still be compiled in Delphi even today with only minor changes. This should not be overlooked - it is an important issue in software maintenance. Ask this of other programming tools and see what the answer is. We have been using Delphi for custom programs from Turbo Pascal through to the current version, Delphi XE.

Cambria Delphi Programmers

Delphi Software Development by our Delphi Programmers in the Philippines

With the addition of Jon Mora in 2006 and Rodel Acidera in 2007 Cambria now has 5 senior Delphi programmers with two programmers less experienced in Delphi supporting them. Delphi programmers Jon Mora, Yuliy Belitskiy, and Dick Crewdson have in the past been the ones most called upon for this type of software development.

Veteran Delphi Programmers

Dick is president of the company and has been programming in Pascal/Delphi since Cambria first opened its doors. James is an expert Delphi programmer who is conversant enough with the details of Delphi that his team prior to joining Cambria wrote a program that translated Visual Basic code to Delphi.

Why use Delphi for your programming project

Turbo Pascal was a sensation when it was introduced in 1983 because of the simple elegance of its language, the speed of the compiler and the ease of creating complex applications with readable source code. It is much like C and C++. Unlike C/C++, however, Pascal and Delphi help the programmer by having a compiler that catches common programmer errors. As a result, delphi application development is faster and fraught with fewer bugs.

Starting with Delphi 8 we have an alternate tool to develop .Net applications. Moreover, it is the only choice for creating cross platform programs, with a common code base, that can run on .Net, Win32 and Linux. Full disclosure is probably needed here. Delphi is the favorite programming tool (where it is appropriate of course) of Dick Crewdson the old man of Cambria. But he is not the only one who likes it. For a much more in depth discussion of the advantages of Delphi see this discussion of Delphi by a well known programmer

Opportunities at Cambria for an Expert Delphi Developer

If you are an experienced Delphi Developer looking for a new opportunity please check the "careers" section of this webssite to see if we are currently hiring Delphi Programmers. We are a stable company that has provided Delphi Programming services (originally Turbo Pascal) since our inception in 1984. As a Delphi Consulting company we can offer a wide variety of projects so that you will never get bored working on the same old thing. For example, in addition to writing Delphi software for desktop applications, these days our Delphi developers do Delphi web development and more recently Delphi mobile applications.

Sample Delphi Projects

Joist Delphi Programming ProjectJoist is a Delphi CAD application used to design steel joists. Users can chose to use the text based designer or the visual designer. The visual designer behaves like common designer tools wherein users can select members and modify properties. Multiple-selection is also supported.

Cambria converted the original program from Turbo Pascal 7 to Borland Delphi 7. The application is heavy on mathematical computations and numeric precision is a top priority.  It doesn’t rely on third party database for its data storage needs. Instead, the program uses text files and variable-record-length binary files.

Technologies Used: Turbo Pascal, Delphi 7, Binary files for data storage

 

IntegrityDDS is an information management system for dental shops. It supports thousands of accounts with multiple members, scheduling, insurance claims management, and many others.

The original application was developed in Delphi 7 using a multi-tier database architecture on top of the DBISAM database engine. Cambria upgraded the application to use MS SQL Server for performance and support reasons. Optimizations in both code and SQL statements were also applied together with the GUI make-over. The end-result is a much faster, more responsive, and professional-looking application.

Technologies Used: Delphi 7, DBISAM database, MS SQL Server 2008, ReportBuilder, Indy Components

 

Telescope deals with Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). It is used to project repurchase obligations. A user creates a study and a scenario in which assumptions and census information is entered. Each combination of information, assumptions and census data is a scenario. Scenarios are grouped together in studies; all scenarios in a study share the same census data. A user creates a separate study for each different census. Telescope allows users to create and retain multiple studies, and multiple scenarios within each study.

The application is developed in Delphi 2007 and is using FlashFiler for database and RAVE for reports.

Technologies Used: Delphi 7, Delphi 2007, RAVE Reports, FlashFiler database, Indy Components

 

Cambria also develops web applications in Delphi (ASP.Net) and VoltrakWeb is one of them. It is a volunteer tracking software with support for touch screen monitors. The touch screen support is for time in/out logging.

Cambria created the web version of an existing Win32 desktop application. To minimize development time (and cost too!), the existing reports (90+ of them) were reused. They were wrapped in a DLL and each report has one exported function. The function returns a filename of the generated PDF file then the web app provides a link (URL) to that file.

Technologies Used: ASP.Net, Delphi 2007 (upgraded from Delphi 2006), ASP.Net 1.1/2.0, MySql database server, ADO, QuickReport, AJAX

 

 

 

Another web application developed in Delphi.Net is a Yard Duty Scheduler. It automates scheduling of yard duty for teachers. The school admin simply enters start and end of school year, teacher information, list of holidays, and list of tasks. Then the application will generate a schedule for the entire year making sure each teacher has equal number of days worked. The generated schedule can still be manually modified if necessary.

Technologies Used: ASP.Net, Delphi 2007, MS SQL Server, AJAX

  • "[Dick, Jon].. Thank you for the great work done so far."

    David S. Phillips, D'LangEMobile,
    Grovetown, GA

  • Hi Dan [Santor],

    This is great! I believe that completes this project. Thanks for everything... I appreciate how quickly you addressed all requests. It certainly made my job easier.

    You've been a pleasure to work with. Thanks again,

    H.A.Frederick, H.A.Frederick,
    Killen, AL

  • Dick,

    I thought you might find the attached feedback from our client’s of interest. Cambria, and in particular, James Cerezo, have played an integral part in helping us achieve our vision. You have also enabled us to respond quickly to our client’s unique technology needs. Your team is always responsive and eager to tackle any challenge we send their way. We truly appreciate all your team does (and continues to do) for us.

    Thanks again,

    Mark Tinney, JOBehaviors,
    Gig Harbor, WA

  • (To James Cerezo) Now that the original "Customer Cross Reference Tool (CD)" has been launched to our entire Surgical Technologies Division sales force and management team I wanted to provide feedback to you for all of your hard work toward the completion of this project. To date, since the official launch at our National Sales Meeting in February, we have received numerous comments from both our own employees (sales force members) and our customers indicating that this finished software product (CD Rom) is a complete SUCCESS -- and very much APPRECIATED! I wanted to personally thank you for your efforts, your expertise, and above all, your patience with us as we continued to identify the optimal (and most user friendly) format to provide our customers with this essential cross reference information for our products.

    David Swanson, Aesculap,
    Center Valley, PA

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