The big news for Today, April 22nd, 2013 is the release of RAD Studio XE4 which includes the new Delphi for iOS. I thought it would be fitting to talk with Marco Cantu, long time Delphi author and supporter who recently took over as the Delphi product manager.
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Embarcadero just published the road map for RAD Studio Mobile. The interesting part is it will be a “low cost add-on” unless you have software assurance and RAD Studio. There is an SA option if you have the “Enterprise+” edition of Delphi for “Win / Mac / iOS”.
If you haven’t gotten Delphi XE3 yet then spring for RAD Studio with SA. Of course that also gives you Prism and its regular updates. And once you have a RAD Studio license then you also qualify for the discounted upgrade to all three flavors of Oxygene (adding Java and “Nougat“), so you can get a jump on your mobile application development for $349.
If you don’t want the full RAD Studio, but still would like to get started with mobile development today, there is a cross grade option for all Delphi users to all three flavors of Oxygene for just $399. Those super discounted rates are temporary, so jump on them right away.
Talking with Nick Hodges, former Delphi product manager, Spirit of Delphi award winner, development manager at Gateway Ticketing, and all around great guy. This was originally going to be part of a series of pre-release podcasts highlighting XE3, but that didn’t work out. Before talking with Nick I did a little coverage on XE3 and Oxygene 5.2, including the new Nougat flavor. I’ll have more coverage on XE3 and Oxygene 5.2 in future podcasts.
Nick and I discuss unit testing, development methodology, the Spring Framework and other interesting topics on Delphi development.
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Today I am talking with Gad D Lord, creator of MTG Studio, a program for building and managing decks for Magic the Gather (a collectible card game). Gad is both a MicroISV with MTG Studio at PalmROOT, and a team leader for a software development team at a 400M company. He shares his thoughts on the popularity and suitability for Delphi in both settings. He also compares Delphi to many other development tools and languages. Talks about what sets Delphi apart and helps it to stand out. Finally he shares his thoughts on what Delphi needs in the future.
In this much belated episode I talk with Jason McMillen of Pascal Game Development. We discuss the surprisingly vast world of Pascal Game Development with Delphi, Free Pascal, Oxygene and other Pascal and Object Pascal derivatives. You can find Jason “WILL” McMillen in the following places:
- DelphiX / UnDelphiX
- Asphyre Sphinx
- Phoenix Game Library
- Andorra 2D
- Jarrod Davis’ libraries (Big Daddy Games, Pyrogine, Hadron, Simvector)
- Cast II
- Dage Adventure Game Engine
- Kambi VRML Game Engine
- Thundax Physics Engine
- Genesis Engine
- Quake2Delphi engine translation
- Game Maker
- Clootie’s DirectX Headers
- DelphiGL’s 4.2 Headers
- Noeska’s OpenAL & OpenGL headers
- Sascha Willem’s Newton Game Dynamics Headers
- Hedgewars for iOS
- Dachinko & Knight of Dulcinea by Gamecask
- Sushi Quest (franchise)
- Druids: Battle of Magic
- Mars Miner
- A Magnetic Adventure
- Spectromancer: League of Heroes
- Age of Wonders (series) by Triumph
- Drawn 1 & 2 (Big Fish Games)
- Drawn 1 on iOS
- Dreams of a Geisha
- Siege of Avalon
- Tomb Climber & others
Non-commercial / in development
- Free Pascal meets SDL
- Pascal Programming for Schools
- DelphiGL.com German community
- Pascal Gamer Magazine
- PGD Annual Game Developer’s Competition
- PGD Annual Showcase Site
Again only a fraction much of the libraries and games have come and gone and there isn’t much of a reference to them on the Internet anymore.
Delphi Live! for 2011 is September 12 – 14th down in San Jose again. Sure to be a great live conference with the upcoming release of Delphi XE2. Unfortunately I won’t be there (scheduling conflict), but a lot of other great speakers will be presenting.
Also coming soon is Code Rage 6. This is Embarcadero’s own virtual conference. The call for papers is currently open with the conference taking place October 17-21, 2011. I am planning on presenting at Code Rage again this time around. Again I am sure there will be a lot of great sessions there.
Somehow all the episode links were lost. I rolled back to an earlier backup of the database but that didn’t fix it. Instead I manually restored all the episode links. Enjoy!
Talking with Marco & Cary about Delphi, it’s future and Delphi Developer Days 2011. I will be joining Marco and Cary in Huston for Delphi Developer Days. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
A special interview with Carlo Kok about the new project “Cooper” – an Object Pascal compiler for Java and Android. “Cooper” is a new and exciting research project going on in the RemObjects Software Labs, to bring the Oxygene language from Delphi Prism to the Java and Android platforms. The original Oxygene for .NET set out to bring a modern and “next generation” Object Pascal to the .NET world, Project “Cooper” is taking this endeavor to the next level, expanding the reach of Oxygene to the second big managed platform.