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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Recorded live and in person at Delphi Tage in Berlin (I’m still here for 2 more weeks for EKON too). The Delphi Tage (“Delphi Days”) was a short (3-day) conference organized by the German Delphi PRAXiS community forums, alongside Embacrdero and Developer Experts. It provided two days of preconference workshops, and a day with 3 tracks of conference-style talks on various topics surrounding Delphi and Delphi Prism . Our podcast is basically a roundtable discussion with a bunch of people involved in the conference, including the organizers (Daniel Wolf and Daniel Magin), some RemObjects folks, David I from Embarcadero and Uwe Schuster (the guy behind the SVN integration in Delphi/Win32 XE) and Arvid Winkelsdorf of Indy fame.
Since this was so much fun, we decided to share this episode between here and RemObjects Radio.
Update: The organizers of the Delphi-Tage is the German Delphi community represented through Delphi-Praxis, Delphi-Treff and Entwickler-Ecke supported by Embarcadero Germany and Developer Experts. – Thanks to Martin for clarifying that for me.
Today we talk with David I, chief Developer Evangelist and VP of Developer Relations from Embarcadero Technologies.
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Primoz is a long time Delphi developer as well as writer for The Delphi Magazine, Monitor and Blaise Pascal magazines. You may know him from his blog TheDelphiGeek.com or his OmniThreadLibrary for threading in Delphi. You can also find his articles at 17th Elephant and he is on Stack Overflow.
- We discuss Delphi Mac support
- Delphi Garbage Collection
- 64-Bit Delphi
- The OmniThreadLibrary
- and more!
I need your questions for an upcoming interview with Nick Hodges, the Delphi & RAD Studio R&D Manager with Embarcadero Technologies. Leave them as a comment to this message and then listen to his answers in our next episode.
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Talking with marc hoffman of RemObjects talks with us about what is new in the Oxygene compiler in Delphi Prism and what to expect when developing applications on the Mac.
I remixed the audio to remove the 5 minute gap.
Visiting with Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen.
If you have any other questions or comments for Marco or Cary you can leave them here, or catch them online:
Kind of expected this to happen due to all the conflicts, but I just received an update for the Delphi Live! 2010 dates.
Due to the rather short notice of the date, which gave some other potential speakers a bit of a hard time and because we have received quite a few emails from the community, we have decided to shift the dates to August 23-26. The location will still be San Jose, this time the Crowne Plaza in downtown.
Hopefully this date works for more people.
The Crowne Plaza looks really nice, although I am not sure where the new Embarcadero office is located in relation to it.
It is however right next to the Tech Museum, which we have had conference evening events at in the past.
Still no update on the Delphi Live! website, and I don’t know if there is an extension on the Call for Papers or not.
I didn’t get the episode with Marco and Cary edited and posted yet (came close – might still get it posted tonight when I get home). In that episode Marco mentioned his free REST webinar which occurs at three different times tomorrow (March 3rd). So sign-up to attend one of those sessions and download the white paper, it will be really good.
Marco Cantù presents REST in Delphi and RAD Studio 2010
Let Marco Cantù show you how to get the most from RAD Studio 2010 with Representational State Transfer (REST) – a new architecture for Web services that is having a significant impact on the industry. Join Marco as he delves into the technologies involved in REST from the Delphi perspective.
Topics covered in this webinar will include:
- The Concepts Behind Representational State Transfer
- REST technologies and Delphi
- Creating Delphi REST clients that interface with RSS feeds, maps, and Twitter
- Data-Oriented REST Servers
Marco Cantu has a new Delphi 2010 book coming out. Cary Jensen has a new Advantage Database Server 10 book coming out. Together they have their Delphi Developer Days coming up. Now is your chance to ask them about any of these topics, or get their opinion on any other news in the Delphi community, or stump them with a technical question. Post your questions or vote for other questions. I’ll do my best to ask the top questions.
I’ve setup a separate Uservoice forum for your questions. Be sure to log-in so I can ask you questions in case I need more information! Anonymous questions are OK too though.
The interview is scheduled for 9 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday the 24th. Get your questions in before then!
[Questions closed - interview recorded.]