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33 – Andreas Hausladen

Andreas HausladenFor our first podcast after an extended hiatus we spoke with the amazing Spirit of Delphi 2007 award winner Andreas Hausladen.  For those who don’t know Andreas, he is the creator and maintainer of a number of Delphi addons, libraries and fixes, including DDevExtensions, VCL Fix Pack and IDE Fix Pack.  Much of the code of his DelphiSpeedUp were incorporated into Delphi 2007 and most all of it into Delphi 2009.

This is the first podcast recorded with my new Blue Snowflake microphone.  Let me know if you like the audio better.

The picture of Andreas is actually a few years old.  He didn’t have a current one.

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32 – Upgrading WordPress

And now for something completely different.  Today we have a video podcast of upgrading WordPress.  This is an experiment in formatting video podcasts to play on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

You can watch the video online, or download it to watch later.  I included the MP3 as well, but this is much better as a video podcast.

Let me know if you like these portable formatted video podcasts.

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31 – MonoTouchDevelopPrism

marc hoffman of RemObjects discusses some of the news about MonoTouch for the iPhone, MonoDevelop for the Mac, and Silverlight 3 development, and all with Delphi Prisim.

You can follow the progress of Delphi Prism and the MonoDevelop rewrite in marc’s blog and join them in the newsgroup.

I discovered that EKON 13 is also known as Delphi Live Germany.

Follow along with CodeRage IV.

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28 – Ray Konopka

ray-konopkaToday we talk with the talented Ray Konopka as part of our DelphiLive! speaker series.

Ray Konopka founded Raize Software, Inc. in 1995. Today, he serves as Raize Software’s President as well as Chief Architect for the company’s award winning CodeSite and Raize Components products. Ray is also the author of the highly acclaimed Developing Custom Delphi Components books and has published numerous magazine articles on software development. Ray specializes in user interface design and custom VCL and .NET component development, and is a frequent speaker at developer conferences in North America, Europe, and Australia.


In this podcast we talk about his sessions at DelphiLive! and we get into the details of some of the secrets that make his Raize Components some of the best components out there.

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27 – Nick Hodges – R&D Manager

Welcome to Episode 27 of the Podcast at for Monday the 20th of April, 2009.

This episode was recorded with Nick Hodges on Thursday, the 17th of April, 2009.  Nick discusses his new role as an R&D manager and some of the other changes going on at CodeGear.  Also discuss the upcoming release of Delphi, the DelphiLive! conference, and some of the suggestions on

The episodes with Nick are always great ones, so I hope you enjoy it!  If there are other links I missed please add those in the comments.

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26 – Dwitterphi

The TMS AdvSmoothListBox - Nice twitter UI don't you think?Introducing Dwitterphi – the Delphi native Twitter client

The idea is to build a great light weight (lighter than Air) native Twitter client with Delphi 2009.  It will show off some of the cool Delphi 2009 features and will be available as open source via the MPL 1.1 or New BSD licenses.  While it uses some amazing 3rd party licenses, the goal is to make it buildable by everyone with Delphi 2009.

Recent contributions (Thanks guys!)

Other libraries

  • DISQLite3 DISQLite3 – A high performance, multi-user, fail-safeSQL-92 database engine with ACID transaction. Using the free version.
  • Ararat Synapse – Blocking (synchronous) sockets or with limited non-blocking mode. Open source – BSD License.
  • TMS Smooth Controls Pack – Feature-rich sophisticated looking & smoothly animated controls. Free with Delphi 2009.  Full version with source donated to the project by TMS – Thanks!
  • Addict Spell Checker – Native Delphi spell checking component suite of controls. Premium commercial components – able to exclude via compiler directives.
  • Delphi restLib – REST Library for Delphi derived from lingr-delphi. Worked with D2009, but uses WideString.

The project is hosted at Assembla in an SVN repository.  All 3rd party dependencies will be included when possible.

A few of the features we have in mind:

  • Lightweight
  • Groups of friends
    • Filter by Groups
    • Highlight by Groups
    • Autogrouping by keyword / hash tag usage
  • Filter / Highlight by keywords
  • Threading in the stream
    • Expand the thread to see what the tweet is in reply too
  • Database that stores all your Tweets to allow easy searching
  • Use the latest OAuth authentication (thanks to Chuck!)

The core Twitter API wrapper, and other parts as it makes sense, will target earlier versions of Delphi and FreePascal.  Additionally the project will be loosely coupled and fairly modular to allow peices to be removed or swapped out with minimum effort.

[Music Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton]

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25 – DelphiLive!

In this episode we discuss the upcoming DelphiLive! conference.


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24 – Delphi Projects

In this episode I talk with Jamie Ingilby, Steven Kamradt and  marc hoffman.  We introduce the Delphi Projects series which focuses on simple useful projects written in Delphi.  Our first project is a Twitter client written in Delphi Win32.

This episode is the start of a series of podcasts.  I thought it would be more interesting if there was something more to this podcast then just interviewing people and discussing Delphi news.  So what we have done is started a series of Delphi projects that a small group of volunteers will work on and then discuss how the project goes via the podcast.  Our first projects is a Twitter client written in Delphi.

Leave suggestions for names for the client in the comments.  Allen Bauer is already using the Delphitter name.  I am kind of leaning towards something that combines both Delphi and Twitter, but it needs to not contain the whole word “Twitter,” but you can be creative too.  I’ll set up a poll with all the suggestions so everyone can vote.  I have a name in mind already, but I am not attached to it.

If you are excited about this then please spread the word!

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23 – DataRage and All-Access

Today we talk with Greg Keller about DataRage and All-Access.

I just got an email on the Free 4GB ToolPod. Looks like we finally have portable USB Delphi.

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22 – Delphi Developer Days 2009

In this episode we talk with Marco Cantù and Cary Jensen about Delphi Developer Days 2009.  This is a two day event in two different cities.  The first is in the Washington DC area on March 30th and 31st and the second is in the Chicago area on April 2nd and 3rd.  The early bird pricing is available until February 20th.

Marco CantuMarco Cantù is on Twitter now, as well as Facebook and LinkedIn.  His latest books include the Delphi 2009 Handbook and Essential Pascal.  You can find more about him on his website, or keep track of him on his blog.  Marco lives in Piacenza, Italy, but frequently travels to consult and train on Delphi development.

Cary JensenCary Jensen is now on Twitter as well and plans to frequently post about Delphi. He is President of Jensen Data Systems, Inc., a Texas-based company that specializes in Internet and database development training and consulting, and winner of the Delphi Informant Magazine 2003 and 2002 Readers Choice Awards for Best Training.

Marco and Cary are great.  We ended up talking about all sorts of stuff in addition to the Delphi Developer Days.  In fact, we will need to do another podcast to talk some more.