Category Archives: podcast
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.
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.
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.
The new Android specific features in XE7 include:
- Google Mobile Ads SDK (replacing AdMob for XE6 too)
- Immersive Fullscreen mode (for Android KitKat 4.4+)
- Splash screen support for Android
- Push notifications and advertising project options
- Project Manager support to add Java libraries to app
- Java2OP tool: Generate Object Pascal interfaces for Java Android Classes (separate download)
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.
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.
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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