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Episode #55 – Interview with JT

An interview with John Thomas “JT”, Senior Director of Product Management over RAD Studio and Delphi with Embarcadero Technologies.This episode was recorded almost a year and a half ago, right after the XE5 release added Android support, but is still a relevant conversation today.

It is 2 weeks from our last episode, so we are going to try and keep it at an episode every 2 weeks for now and see how that goes. Also we are moving to Soundcloud for audio hosting.

Episode 54 – Sarina DuPont

Welcome back to the Podcast at Delphi.org. This is my first podcast since I’ve started working for Embarcadero Technologies back in 2013. When I first started I’d planned to resurrect the podcast, but got caught up with all the new projects, travel and excitement and it fell by the wayside.

With the New Year it seems fitting to recommit to the podcast. I’ve got a lot of changes planned. I’m not sure about the frequency format and other details, but figure it is better to get a rolling start.

I actually recorded this interview with Sarina DuPont (@SarinaDuPont) back in August of 2013, right before the RAD Studio XE5 release added Android support. So some of the comments are dated in that regard, but most of it is still relevant. So while XE5, XE6 and XE7 have all shipped since the podcast, Sarina is still a product manager and the focus of getting to know her and her vision for RAD Studio is still relevant.

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Typically I am in the Scotts Valley office about one week a month. My plan is to start recording some interviews when I am there. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know people behind the scenes with my favorite development tools, and hope you will too.

In the next episode I’ll have an interview with John Thomas (@FireMonkeyPM), or JT, the Senior Director of Product Management here at Embarcadero Technologies.

Oh, and check out the new Embarcadero Community Podcast by David I.

New XE7 Android Features Skill Sprint

XE7 is full of new features everywhere, but there are some really nice ones specific to Android. Here is a replay of my Skill Sprint session on New Android Features.

The new Android specific features in XE7 include:

There are lots of other new features that are not specific to Android, but that will still help make your apps amazing for Android, iOS, Windows and OS X.

Also on the Tablet Show

As an interesting turn of events I was interviewed on The Tablet Show a couple weeks ago. The Tablet Show is all about developing for tablet devices, and is by the same people who make .NET Rocks. The show is live today as episode 94. This show was recorded when I was still a Delphi MVP, before I was an Embarcadero Employee, but after I had accepted the position.

In this episode I am interviewed about Tablet Development Using Delphi and FireMonkey. It was a lot of fun and hopefully informative. Thanks to Carl and Richard for the interview.

53 – Subject 33 & Android Game Development

Taking with Jason McMillen & Paul Nicholls of Pascal Game Development talking about Subject 33 and Android game development. Subject 33 is being developed with RemObjects Software’s Oxygene for Java and they are specifically targeting the new Ouya platform as well as Android in general.

52 – Marco Cantu & Delphi XE4 for iOS

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.

51 – Nick Hodges

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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50 – Tables Turned

Simon J Stuart and Jamie Ingilby turn the tables on Jim McKeeth and interview him for this 50th episode.

This episode is our longest yet, but it was a lot of fun. Hopefully you will enjoy this candid episode where we discuss a wide range of topics.

49 – Gad D Lord and MTG Studio

Gad D LordToday 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.

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48 – Pascal Game Development with Jason McMillen

Jason McMillen of PascalGameDevelopment.com

Jason McMillen of PascalGameDevelopment.com 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:

Jason has also provided us a list of Delphi / Pascal game engines and games developed with them. Some of these were mentioned in this episode.
Game libraries & engines

API Headers

Games

Commercial 

Non-commercial / in development 

Notable sites

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.