MVP News

Embarcadero MVP of the Year for 2015 – Stefan Glienke

Stefan GlienkeAs a way to acknowledge some of the hard work and amazing contributions each of our MVPs provides we are starting a new MVP of the Year program. It is already a few months into 2016, but I would like to start by recognizing our MVP of the year for 2015, Stefan Glienke. (He is missing from the MVP directory, but we will get him added right away.)

Stefan started programming with Turbo Pascal over 15 years ago, and now uses Delphi as his productive language of choice. He is an expert in software design patterns, principles and practices. He developed the DSharp library, Test Insight and is lead developer of Spring4d.

The process of selecting an MVP of the year involves nominations and feedback from other MVPs as well as our internal consideration. Everyone holds Stefan in high regard and appreciates his many contributions. Here is a little about Stefan.

  • Stefan GlienkeVery active in the developer community, especially on G+
  • Shares smart insights and code examples
  • Hosted a Developer Skill Sprint
  • Regular conference speaker
  • Writes great technical blog posts
  • Maintains some important open source libraries
  • Top contributor for Delphi on Stack Overflow
  • Created Test Insight IDE Plugin


You can find Stefan online in some of the following places:

Please join me in thanking Stefan for all that he does to help the community!


What is Your Favorite Delphi Demo?

When you are showing Delphi to someone for the first time, what demo do you turn to? There is so much Delphi can do there really isn’t only one thing that sets it apart. Of course the classic demo is the button, edit box and list box. I’ve just that one a lot, and it is a good way to introduce someone who is new to programming.

I recently showed off my 5 minute REST Client demo. That one is a big hit with seasoned developers when they see how easy it is to consume a REST service and then deploy to 4 different platforms. I’ve done similar demos with InterBase and SQLite, also crowd pleasers. 

Another demo that I think goes over really well with seasoned developers is AppTethering. It makes it so easy for apps to discover each other on the local network and then share data, actions and resources.

Possibly even cooler is how easy Delphi makes it to connect to devices like Bluetooth heart rate monitors, drones, brain-computer interfaces, etc. 

What is your favorite Delphi demo? Maybe your favorite demo is an IDE feature, like the ability to preview an app on multiple platforms in realtime. Or maybe it is building a multi-tier app to safely share data across multiple devices. 

Leave a link, video or description of your favorite demo in the comments below. 


Meet the New Embarcadero MVPs

With the recent update of our Embarcadero website, now dedicated completely to developer tools and InterBase, there is a backlog on getting the MVP directory updated. So I’m just going to announce the new MVPs here:

You can look forward to seen all of these MVPs as well as others showing up in the MVP directory soon. I’m excited to welcome them all to the Embarcadero MVP program and my apologies for not getting them listed sooner! It is great to see so many excited and talented developers in our community!