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Delphi 2009 Updates 3 & 4 are in the Wild!

The long anticipated Delphi 2009 Update 3 is now available.  Just run check for updates. As if the long list of fixes in Update 3 wasn’t enough, they also released a Database Pack Update 4.  You can also download to install on multiple machines.  Looks like there is a Boost update for C++ Builder 2009 users too.

Update: Nick Hodges, Delphi R&D manager has added a post about the release.

Delphi Live! 2009 – What is Cooking in the Delphi Labs – Part 4

Here is a demo of some of the RTTI enhancements as well as Project “X” – Delphi application compiled to Mac OSX

Nick Hodges, R&D Manager
Allen Bauer, Chief Scientist

Embarcadero Technologies

DelphiLive! 2009
May 2009 in San Jose

This is part 4 of 8.



Project “X” – Delphi application running on Mac OSX

[Part 3] – [Part 5]

Delphi Live! 2009 – What is Cooking in the Delphi Labs – Part 3

Another video from Delphi Live! 2009 . . .

Nick Hodges, Delphi R & D Manager
Allen Bauer, Chief Scientist

Embarcadero Technologies

DelphiLive! 2009
May 2009 in San Jose

This is part 3 where we see more of the code formater.  Also the non-modal find box.  Then Allen takes over to show off the Direct2D canvas.  I zoomed in pretty good so you can see the differences.    At the very end you see the email from David I. saying he is ready for his demo next.

[Part 2] – [Part 4]

Delphi Live! 2009 – What is Cooking in the Delphi Labs – Part 2

Swapped out the video host for one less skinny.

Delphi Live! 2009 – What is Cooking in the Delphi Labs – Part 2 from Jim McKeeth on Vimeo.

Nick Hodges, Delphi R & D Manager
Allen Bauer, Chief Scientist

Embarcadero Technologies

DelphiLive! 2009
May 2009 in San Jose

This is part 2 where we start to see some of the IDE enhancements including:

  • Quick Access
  • Code Formatter

[Part 1] [Part 3]

27 – Nick Hodges – R&D Manager

Welcome to Episode 27 of the Podcast at Delphi.org 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 Delphi.UserVoice.com.

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.

DelphiLive! Speaker Series

DelphiLive! Speaker

Let me know if you have a specific speaker from DelphiLive! you would like interviewed on the podcast, and any specific questiosn you might have.  I’ve already contacted a few speakers at random,  but I am certainly open to interviewing all the speakers.  If you are a speaker then feel free to nominate yourself or just drop me an email.

With each speaker I plan to talk with them a little about their background, what they are up to, and what we can expect from their sessions.


17 – CodeRage III and WideOrbit

This is Episode 17 for Monday, December 01, 2008. I just returned from a vacation over the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. If you didn’t get any Turkey last week, then just send me a self addressed stamped envelope and I will mail you some leftovers.

Today is day 1 of CodeRage, which is going on all day today, so I will keep this really short.R egister for sessions and schedule time this week to attend a few sessions.

First of all, if you missed have missed the fun so far, here are a few notes and impressions. It was really early for me, but I was able to attend in my pajamas, so it worked for me. I counted about 216 people in attendance. They are using Microsoft LiveMeeting this year, which seems to have some occasional compatibility issues with Vista and XP, and doesn’t support any other operating systems. If you connect and don’t hear any audio, then click Voice and Video and you will most likely see an error with a big X. Click the “X” and then click “Join Audio.” You may have to do that a few times, but after that it seems to work well.

I must say I am looking forward to the nice mix of Database and Development sessions I see on the agenda. In the opening keynote Michael Swindell mentioned that there are 2 million Delphi Developers, 1.2 million C++ developers and then I thought he said Embarcadero has a total of 3.2 million customers. Now I realize there is some overlap between users of each product, but it sounds like most of their customers are Delphi or C++ Builder users.

Another interesting comment he made was about the importance of globalization to avoid localize market instability and downturns. Now I am sure this comment was motivated by the fact that Delphi 2009 now has full Unicode support and some new globalization features, but I think it is a good comment none the less.

Finally there were the token Interbase and Firebird SQL questions. DatabaseGear is going to add Interbase support to their product roadmaps, so we can look forward to that. As a nice change of pace Michael spoke positively about Firebird SQL and indicated there would be some good news about Firebird SQL support after CodeRage. A nice change of pace to be sure.

David I and Greg Keller had some demos of their products too. Nick followed that with the RAD Studio Product Address: This includes Delphi 2009 for Win32, C++ Builder and Delphi Prism (with the Visual Studio Shell). Nick has a good blog about Delphi Prism and additionally the Software Assurance emails went out about a day after the product announcement, which is a great improvement.

I am always surprised how many people don’t know what Software Assurance is. Think of buying Delphi like buying a magazine. A new version comes out about once a year, although lately they have been staggering the Delphi and RAD Studio releases. So you can keep buying the individual editions, or if you know you want to get the next version, then you can save money and buy software assurance, which is a one year subscription to all the upgrades at your product level (i.e. Delphi Professional or RAD Studio Architect being different levels.) So you pay a little more for the first purchase, and then you can keep renewing Software Assurance, which continues to give you the new versions for a better price then buying each version individually. I am sure if you talk to a sales rep they can explain it much better than I did, but you get the general idea.

Two things before I let you go: First be sure to check out the Revenge of Delphi Robot Rage. Delphi Prism is now released and you have until Midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday the 3rd to submit your bot.

And lastly, I know a lot of people are looking for work right now, so I wanted to let you know WideOrbit, the company I work for, is now actively hiring Delphi super stars for their Seattle and San Francisco offices. Real quick about WideOrbit:

  • WideOrbit is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Silicon Valley and North America.
  • Our software helps Media companies manage their advertising business
  • Our customers include more than 1200 TV stations, radio stations and cable networks around the globe
  • Our product is the #1 recommended sales, traffic and billing software 7 times running and over 92% customer satisfaction
  • In October 2008 we closed $10m in growth funding
  • We ranked on the Deloitte 2008 Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 and 2008 Technology Fast 500 Lists
  • Currently there are over 150 employees… and we’re looking for great Delphi developers in San Francisco and Seattle!

You can learn more about WideOrbit on our website, but if you are interested then please email me, or let whomever you contact know that you heard about WideOrbit from Jim McKeeth on the Podcast at Delphi.org. I look forward to working with you.

I hope you enjoy CodeRage III and I will have a wrap up session from my impression of CodeRage next Monday. After that we will be back to our usual interview format, although I will be refocused on shorter podcasts.

Screencast 3 – Delphi Prism first look

I recorded a quick first look at Delphi Prism in Visual Studio 2008.  Just a short overview of only 3:24 seconds to create a Hello World video.  This was recorded live while sitting in the hall at PDC2008.

More to come!  Let me know what you think and what you would like to see.

The Further Adventures of Turboman

It would appear Dr. Deadline has returned in an attempt to foil the plans of Delphi Man!  Thanks to the amazing Dave Keighan for sending me an original Dr. Deadline PDF.  Maybe print out and give one of these to your manager. . . .

Thanks to B. Peuthert who pointed out that we can learn more about the original adventures of Turboman in the CodeGear Museum!  Now if we can just get him to snap some pictures of him with his inflatables!  I’d love to post them here!

My son is really getting into this superhero stuff.  He suggested Courageous CodeGear as the group all the superheroes belong to.

Anyone else have any developer super hero swag?  Send me a picture or a link and I will post it here.  Or maybe you have a new superhero / supervillian name or original artwork?  Just leave me a comment!

Return of Delphi Man

My friend Jamie sent me a Twitter earlier that he found an original Delphi Man.  Jamie said he has actually had Delphi Man at his side on his desk for quite some time.  He is actually planning to patch him to say CodeGear instead of Borland, although the Borland is fairly discrete now.

So print out Delphi Man and take him with you on all your Delphi Programming adventures as you fight the evil forces of Doctor Deadline and his sinister sidekicks Bug Boy and Feature Creaper.

Does anyone out there have Doctor Deadline pdf?  If I remember correctly Borland released them as a pair, and some lucky developers actually got a inflatable of them!  I actually made up Bug Boy and Feature Creaper, but maybe some one is talented enough to make them. . . . .

For those who don’t know Jamie he was the first Delphi developer I connected with on Twitter and actually encouraged me to start the Podcast, so if you like the podcast send Jamie a big thanks.  He also recently updated his blog to include Delphi Programming on every page.  Way to go Jamie!

Delphi is sure to be language of the year with support like that!