By: J.D. Hildebrand
Abstract: Here's an update on the latest news of interest to the Borland Community.
Come see the community you built! Community members just like you are sharing their expertise, their solutions, their
frustrations, and their source code! Some see what they have to say. Learn from your peers, explore useful coding examples,
study instructive source code -- and add your comments!
A DATABASE-ENABLED WEB USER LIST
Let's face it -- for most of us, user validation data needs to be stored in a database. Fortunately, writing a component
to encapsulate this functionality is easy. By community member Jimmy Tharpe.
FROM WINDOWS TO LINUX: A CROSS-PLATFORM ODYSSEY
A chronicle of how the /n software team ported the IP*Works! Internet Toolkit from Delphi to Kylix. /n's Gent Hito wrote
this informative article.
HELP FOR COMPONENT CREATORS
Create a help file for your new component that is exactly like Delphi's internal help pages. With source code, examples,
and installation instructions. By community member Pintir Gabor.
Linux offers many features that are of value to Delphi developers, says community member Todd Shoemaker. This
article highlights some of the features that genuinely distinguish Linux from Windows.
HOW TO ADJUST TDBGRID COLUMN WIDTHS AUTOMATICALLY
This handy procedure automatically adjusts the size of static DBGrid columns to fit the DBGrid client width when
the user resizes the form containing the grid. Say goodbye to the horizontal scrollbar! By
INSTALLING INTERBASE TO START AUTOMATICALLY AND RUN AS A
SERVICE UNDER LINUX
Community member Richard Combs shows how he installed and set up InterBase to automatically run as a service.
CHANGES TO TTHREAD IN DELPHI 6 AND KYLIX
Delphi's TThread class and its various support methods have been significantly revised in Delphi 6. This article
explains what these changes mean to developers of multithreaded applications. By Craig Stuntz.
THE PATH TO SIMPLE TEXT EFFECTS
David Pankhurst's informative article discusses the path API calls in Windows, and the various effects possible,
especially for text, such as clipping and outlining.
ACCESS RIGHTS IN WEBSNAP
Here's the latest from WebSnap expert Nick Hodges. This article shows how to limit access to specific pages
based on a user's access rights.
CROSS-PLATFORM DRBOBCGI FOR DELPHI, C++BUILDER, AND KYLIX
In this article the redoubtable Bob Swart presents the cross-platform edition of DrBobCGI 3.1 to help produce
Web-server applications with Delphi, C++Builder, and Kylix without the need for WebBroker technology.
UNTER DER LUPE: DELPHI PACKAGES
Kleiner Exkurs in das Delphi/Kylix "ABI" und Verweis auf "schmutzige Tricks," die Packages ermvglichen. Von
INTEGRATING JBUILDER4 FOUNDATION WITH APACHE TOMCAT
A step-by-step procedure for integrating Tomcat 3.2.1 with JBuilder 4 Foundation, which allows servlets to be modified
and debugged directly from the IDE. By Richard Lawson.
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BUG CENTRAL PROJECT
This project is the community "bug-tracking" system that will be coming soon to a web site near you. John K has put up a description of it to solicit feedback from the
community before the public beta starts.
TRY THE NEW AND IMPROVED CODECENTRAL
Test out the new beta version of CodeCentral. It's significantly faster than before, and has a few enhancements.
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