In this Delphi Programming tutorial we write a single line of code which allows us to recover ftp passwords.  This is a short video of 4 minutes long (after all - how long can I drag out a single line of code).  You can watch the video here.

Delphi is a statically typed language, but there are some tricks you can use if you want to be able to do some dynamically typed coding.  In this Delphi programming tutorial we create a custom variant type (descending from TInvokeableVariantType).  We then override Get and SetProperty to handle arbitary properties (that don't exist at design time).  This video is about nine minutes long and you can watch it here.

In this Delphi programming tutorial we take a look at the various ways we can access field data on a TDataSet.  This video is about six and half minutes long and you can watch it here.

In this Delphi programming tutorial we start with an application that loads and saves some settings out of an ini-file.  We then tidy up the code a bit by creating a new class inheriting from TIniFile that uses properties with getter and setter methods to change the settings rather than ReadString / WriteString.  This makes the code much nicer as you get code completion and error insight.  We also make use of the Initialization and Finalization sections of a unit to create and free our new class.  This video is 10 minutes long and you can watch it here.

This time we take a look at using TStringLists to manipulate CSV data.  This Delphi training video is six and a half minutes long and you can watch it here.

In this Delphi programming tutorial we start with another FishFacts example, this time via Interbase (using the DBX4 Framework) and we look at an alternative way of getting the data from our DataSetProvider.  This video is almost 9 minutes long and you can watch it here.

In this Delphi Programming tutorial we take a look at how we can use the CloneCursor method to share data between multiple ClientDataSets.  This example is based on the classic fish facts application and is a bit over six and a half minutes long.  You can watch it here.

In this Delphi Programming tutorial we take a look at using TDataSet.DisableControls to speed up our data processing.  The movie is just over 8 minutes long and you can watch it here.

In this video we take a look at techniques for migrating applications from the BDE to the DB-Express 4 Framework (DBX4), in particular BlackFishSQL (now obsolete). This video is a bit under 45 minutes long and you can watch it here.  This video is a replay of my presentation at CodeRage III on December 2, 2008.  The current recommendation is to use FireDAC as the database engine of choice for BDE migrations.

I challenged myself to come up with 100 useful IDE tips and hints, and then explain them all in 45 minutes. Did I succeed? Watch and see.  Okay - that was the abstract to my CodeRage III talk.  Some of the hints are a bit lame, but others I hope you will find really useful.  This video is about 50 minutes long and you can watch it here.