The reason for this special edition is there has been some big news lately and I wanted to go straight to the source to get you the facts on what is going on as soon as possible.
I tracked down Anders Ohlsson and Christine Ellis of Developer Relations at Embarcadero CodeGear to get the facts on CodeRage 3, an upcoming physical conference and the elusive Delphi Prism. We also discuss plans for a Delphi flash mob at the PDC Open Spaces.
Delphi Twitters at PDC
Post a comment if you will be at PDC and include your Twitter page if you have one.
I will be at CodeRage and PDC. See you there!
As was mentioned in this week’s Podcast, CodeRage III is coming.
Anders is currently looking for speakers.
As Anders mentioned, this is not to replace a face-to-face conference, but is only until a physical conference is scheduled. I planning on submitting a few sessions. I’ll see you all in the chat rooms!
Hopefully you all just got an email from Michael Swindell with the subject line “Product Update: Delphi and C++Builder Changes.” The email address it comes from is “CodeGear from Embarcadero” <firstname.lastname@example.org>. If not, then check your spam folders and furiously refresh your in-box until it shows up.
They will email the download link later. I can hardly wait. Now I just need to get an autographed hard copy. I’ll be sure to pack a copy when I go to the physical Delphi conference CodeGear is planning.
I was really expecting someone to pick this up from the podcast and mention it. If you listen at about 15:56 in the podcast, we hear Nick say the following about the .NET Roadmap.
Historically one of our strong .NET stories has been close compatibility with the .NET and Win32 compilers. But as we have evaluated that we have found that doing that is kind of holding both compilers back to a certain degree. And that compatibility story not as compelling as it necessarily was. And so what we are looking at instead is a solution that departs or sort of begins to diverge away from that compatibility story. And starts heading more towards complete support for the .NET framework kind of thing. And so you’ll be seeing more information about that in the coming weeks.
Does this strike anyone else as huge news, or are you all just more patient then I am in waiting for the .NET roadmap?
What do you all think?
We knew this day was coming, but it is still exciting it is here. Nick Hodges has a nice collection of links for more information. Be sure to check out his interview in the latest PodCast for even more details.
This very special episode features an interview with Nick Hodges, the Delphi Product Manager for Embarcadero‘s CodeGear. A lot of great information and news on the changes with CodeGear and Delphi 2009. This one is a little bit longer at 38:46 with all that we covered in our interview. You will probably find it just flys by though.
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Music provided by Kevin MacLeod.
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Update: Listen to the Interview.
It was a lot of work, but we have Episode 1 online.
This week I introduce you to the podcast and share some of the latest news on Tiburon. Nick Hodges has agreed to be interviewed for next week’s episode, so be sure to check back for that. Total run time is 18 minutes and 30 seconds since I know you are busy.
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There was a noticeable lack of a podcast covering Delphi programming specific topics. Since I really wanted one to listen to I figured I might as well make one. I’ll interview people in the Delphi community that I think are interesting, and explore news and technology that looks cool to me.
I am going to start out with a weekly audio podcast, but in the future I hope to add video podcasts (or whatever you want to call them) and textual articles as well. It will be a lot of fun. Let me know what you would like me to cover, and if I like the suggestion I might do it.
Just remember, Delphi Rocked before Dot Net did!
Update: Episode 1 is out!