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Questions for Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen

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.]

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Delphi Live! 2010 – Call for Papers

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Delphi Live! 2010 in San Jose!  This is an email I just received . . .


With the great success of the inaugural event in 2009, Delphi Live! is coming back to San Jose from May 17-20UPDATE: New dates announced.

We are looking forward to another great gathering for Delphi developers from all over the world and to meeting you again in that area where Delphi history has been written – and we want to celebrate with you, of course, Delphi’s 15th birthday!

Please accept our invitation to submit session proposal for this great community event. Here is some basic information as well as the Call for Papers!

>> Conference Dates:
Main Conference: May 18 / 19
Pre Conference Tutorial: May 17
Post Conference Tutorial: May 20

UPDATE: New dates announced.

>> Conference Location: San Jose

>> Tracks

  • Architecture / Design
  • OOP
  • Database
  • IDE, Tools & Components
  • Core Development
  • Basics / Fundamentals
  • Native Delphi
  • Delphi Prism
  • Delphi & .NET
  • Delphi & Web
  • Delphi & PHP

>> Call for Papers:
Please submit your proposals by February 24, 2010 at
http://delphilive.com/input

If you already have a log in to this website, you can use it. If not, registration only takes you a few seconds.

>> Sessions:
Sessions are 75 minutes. It’s possible to divide a session in an introduction and a sequel.

>> Target Groups:

  • Software developers
  • Software architects
  • Project managers
  • Consultants
  • IT managers
  • Trainers

>> Misc:

  1. Accommodation will be covered based on the contribution of each speaker to the conference.
  2. You have free access to all sessions and tutorials.
  3. It is mandatory for each speaker to give at least 2 talks.

We are looking forward to meeting you in San Jose!

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Join the Delphi Dropbox

Have you signed up for Dropbox yet?  It is a service that makes it really easy to syncronize files between multiple computers, your iPhone and friends.  I am considering using their folder sharing as an alternative method to share out Delphi related materials, like maybe raw episodes of the podcast (before I edit them and add the music), or possibly trials, freebies, videos or other goodies!

Dropbox offers 2 GB free, but up to 100 GB for premium subscribers.  As a bonus, if you sign up via a referral, then you both get an additional 250 MB free.

So if you are interested in something like that, let me know, and sign-up for Dropbox.  If you do sign up via the link in this post, then we both get an additional250 MB of storage for free (more if you upgrade to a premium account).

I have some fun and exciting stuff planned to share out, and I would love to see what everyone else would be interested in sharing.  Of course we want to make sure if it isn’t your own creation you have permission to share it.

So either sign up via one of the links here, or if you have already signed up then let me know you want to be part of the network.

If you want to know some more cool thinks you can do with Dropbox, check out 15 Dropbox Hacks from Maximum PC.

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Request for feedback

Upcoming Michael Rozlog Interview

I need your questions!

Michael Rozlog has agreed to an interview.  I am planning to discuss his roll as the Delphi Product Manager, the Delphi Survey, the Delphi Road Map and your questions from the comments on this post.  The interview is scheduled for Thursday, so I need your question before then.  Try to keep the question short and succinct.  If you have a bug report, please use QC.  If you have an issue in QC then please include the QC number.

If you would like to email me an audio question or use the Delphi Hot Line to submit a question you can do that too.  My email address is thepodcast@delphi.org or call (361) 4Delphi.  You can also post your questions to a special user voice forum, which might be the best way so I can ask you questions back about your question.

UPDATE: Listen to the interview.

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36 – Žarko Gaji?

Today we have a great interview with Silver Helmet of Delphi Legends Community Award winner Žarko Gaji?Follow on Twitter from Delphi.About.com.  Be sure to checkout his interview on Wings of Wind.

Some of the stuff we talk about:

  • Teaching developers new to Delphi.
  • Answering Delphi questions.
  • Delphi Best Practices.
  • The advantages of a free Delphi.
  • The move to Embarcadero.
  • And a lot more.

I really enjoyed this interview and Žarko is a great guy who does a lot for the community.

A couple points of news:

  • I actually interviewed Primož Gabrijel?i? previously, but unfortunately lost most of the audio.  So I will get with him an record it again.
  • I haven’t had any posts for a while because my database filled up with stats, which prevented adding new posts.  Thanks to Jamie Ingilby for his help troubleshooting it.  I reconfigured it to keep the stats size down.  Shouldn’t happen again.
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Delphi Legends 2009 Community Award

Community NomineeJohn Thomas of Wings-of-Wind.com started a community poll. Originally he was calling it the Spirit of Delphi award, but then it was pointed out that the Spirit of Delphi is awarded by the Delphi R&D team. Well John didn’t let this discourage him, so he renamed it the Delphi Legends Community Award.

John kicked off the poll process by nominating Zarko Gajic of Delphi.About.Com and Peter Below of TeamB. Then the community nominated a number of others, including myself. Just being nominated among such other great Delphi legends is quite an honor.

In the end around 500 developers voted and I received 11% of the votes, ending up with 4th place, making me a Nominee. The other winners are:

Other nominees include

Also Primoz Gabrijelcic won the nobility prize for encouraging other to vote for Peter Below.

Be sure to check out the interviews with a number of the winners, including me.

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Spirit of Delphi Poll

Typically the Spirit of Delphi award winner is chosen by the Delphi R&D team, but this year it would appear there is a community poll.  I am quite honored to find myself on the list of nominees.  To be numbered among such other great contributors is a treat in itself.

I encourage you all to get out and vote in the poll.  It closes this Saturday the 24th of October.

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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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DelphiLive! Presentation Downloads

DelphiLive! SpeakerI’ve been meaning to post this for a while.  Kind of surprised I haven’t seen anyone else post it.  I don’t recall for sure where I got the link from, but this is the official download for all the presentation materials from DelphiLive! 2009 in San Jose.

I was surprised how many people from across the pond (beyond the US) were in San Jose.  I wonder if I will see the same sort of ratio of Americans at DelphiLive! Germany.

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30 – Delphi Prism with AOP

Talking with marc hoffman of RemObjects about the latest Delphi Prism release.  A large portion of this episode focuses on Aspect Oriented Programming with the Cirrus framework and Delphi Prism.  We also talk about a number of the other features in this latest May 2009 release.

Yeah, this one is a little long.  The last bit is marc and I shooting the breeze for a bit about whatever.

This was also recorded out of order.  It was recorded before episodes 28 and 29.  I lost my original recordings and had to recreate it from marc’s recordings.  We had some lost audio in the call too, but it ended up coming out pretty good.

BTW, CyberEars (the podcast host) upgraded their download servers so we should have faster download speeds.  Let me know if you can tell a difference.  Also I replaced episode 8 that I accidently deleted a while ago.  Sorry about that!