The PodCast at Delphi.org is the definitive podCast about the Delphi programming language, its tools and the people that make the community so amazing. Episodes will generally focus on recent news and interviews with community members. A new episode will be available every Monday.
Your Host: Jim McKeeth, long time Delphi developer, trainer, author, blogger, presenter, breather, and general enthusiast. Catch his personal blog at www.McKeeth.org and his technical blog at www.DavinciUnltd.com. He works as a Delphi developer at WideOrbit. Needless to say, the opinions expressed on any of his sites, in this podcast, via email, instant messenger or Skype, are his own, and not that of his employer.
Delphi: The term “Delphi” refers to the state of the art integrated development environment provided by CodeGear. It also often refers to the Object Pascal programming language it uses. As a strange twist of fate, it is also a tool for visually developing PHP applications and an archaeological site in Greece where people would consult the Oracle of Apollo for cryptic answers to life’s simple questions. This Oracle is often confused with a database by a company of the same name that provides simple answers to cryptic questions. If you didn’t know what Delphi was before reading this chances are you are terribly lost.
Embarcadero: The parent company of CodeGear. They also make fantastic database tools. Interestingly enough it is also the name of a landing place for boats on an inland waterway, the name of the company that owns the building Jim works in, and the cross street for the head quarters of WideOrbit (Jim’s employeer). Some might suspect a conspiricy here, but Jim doesn’t own a boat. 3 out of 4 isn’t bad though (the 4th being that fact that Delphi is Jim’s favorite development tool.) We will keep you posted on the boat though.
PodCast hosting: Turns out Myles Wakeham of www.CyberEars.com is a enthusiastic Delphi developer so has had donated some premium PodCast hosting our way. They provide a very impressive service there that saved me all the confusion of feeds, streaming and hosting audio files. Naturally this came after I already fried my brain on injecting iTunes tags into RSS and ATOM feeds.
Images: The header images on this site are actual photographs taken of Delphi, the ancient archaeological site. They were taken by a Francisco, a coworker, on his vacation to Greece. Later they were cropped down to really narrow bands so that all the interesting bits aren’t visible. Don’t worry, we removed the tumbnails from the meta data embedded in the jpegs (or did we . . ?)
Music: Most of the music I use is by Kevin MacLeod although I used Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton in episode 1. It is all used under a Creative Commons license. Pay attention to music licenses people! It is important stuff!