July 23, 2010

Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RAD Studio this week

Lots of good things going on this past week with the RAD products. Here are some of them.

On Wednesday we had a webinar with AutomatedQA on uncovering performance issues in Delphi applications. You can view a replay on-demand here.

Everyone is getting excited about the Delphi Live! conference that's coming up in August. The Dev Rel team is working with the conference organizers on the content for the attendee notebook computers. And we have some new ad graphics for the conference on the Delphi home page and on EDN.

We've added new Delphi and RAD Studio live events to the events calendar on the corporate site. These are just some of the many upcoming events that will be happening around the world. Dates in Asia and Europe so far include Republic of Korea, Thailand, Netherlands, Belgium, Taiwan, Australia, and France. The Americas team is working on a 17 city tour of the US and Canada in September plus events in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Costa Rica. Be sure to watch out for the invites in your email box and online in the coming weeks.

Thank you to the people who are helping give input to improve our Delphi web pages. There are a couple threads in the Delphi non-tech newsgroups where people are giving feedback on the Delphi Technical Resources page, and the FAQ and Delphi Editions pages so far. If you have any other suggestions on the web content, please send them along.

For Delphi Prism, be sure to check out the "Introduction to Delphi Prism 2011" video on Channel-E.

And on EDN you can see our latest "I Built it in Delphi" magazine ad featuring AquaSoft. This is the fourth in a series that also includes Chemwatch, GasTurb and the U.S. Geological Survey.

July 20, 2010

Embarcadero recognized as a Microsoft Launch Partner with Delphi Prism 2011

We received a nice gift from Microsoft today, recognizing Embarcadero as a Visual Studio 2010 Launch Partner with our recent release of Delphi Prism 2011. It will be a nice addition to our awards case.

You can find more information about Delphi Prism on the Embarcadero web sites including a trial download and the "Buy RAD Studio get Delphi Prism 2011 Free" offer.

And special thanks to our partner RemObjects for helping us deliver the Delphi Prism 2011 product so we could be part of the launch.

July 14, 2010

Delphi Live conference registration discount ends July 16th

If you're planning on attending the Delphi Live! conference in Santa Clara California in August, be sure to register by July 16th to take advantage of the early bird discount and save $100-200.

If you attended Delphi Live last year, if you previously attended a Borland BorCon Conference, or if you attended one of our past four CodeRage online conferences then be sure to register for Delphi Live! using this alumni link and you'll get the early bird discount plus the conference organizers will give you a free notebook/netbook computer with a 3-4 day conference registration (not the 1 or 2 day passes).

The conference team has a great set of sessions planned, including a "meet the team" session with members of the Delphi development team. I'll be there too.

More information about Delphi Live! is available at www.delphilive.com.

July 12, 2010

Interesting survey results on Windows 7 usage

Embarcadero published a press release today with some of the results from a survey that was recently conducted and previously mentioned on this blog. This first part of the survey results Survey: Majority of App Developers on Windows 7 Bandwagon includes stats from the Windows 7 portion of the survey.

Some of the highlights of the survey results are:

  • 54% indicated that they are currently developing applications for Windows 7
  • 25% said they plan to start developing Windows 7 applications in the next year 
  • The majority plan to develop Windows 7 desktop applications first, with database applications second on the list, followed by utilities/tools 
  • More than 10% said their biggest Windows 7 development challenge is having to learn something new
  • Only 3% of respondents cited Windows 7 stability and performance as a development challenge
See the full press release on the Embarcadero web site for more info or the copy on the Embarcadero Developer Network which includes a chart of the Windows 7 features developers are most excited about.

Network World also had an interesting take on the results that Microsoft can thank Apple for Windows 7's popularity.

July 9, 2010

Delphi and AQTime Webinar - Top Performance Management Issues Revealed

Embarcadero and AutomatedQA are teaming up on a new webinar that will be happening live on July 21st at 11AM PDT.

Even if you can't make it during the live time, if you fill out the form to register for the webinar, you'll get a link to watch the replay after the event.

Here's more information on what will be covered:

Top Performance Management Issues Revealed
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
11:00AM PDT/ 2:00PM EDT / 18:00 UTC

One of the key reasons why developers use native software is for speed.  There are times when the application just does not respond like it should, customers complain about slow software, or the code just does not perform as expected.  How do you find these issues?  The task of isolating and remediating performance issues is a time consuming nightmare, period!  There has to be a better way!

Join Embarcadero, with special guests AutomatedQA, as they uncover the top unknown performance issues with a very effective and easy to use analysis tool.  In this webinar, find out ways to isolate performance issues and learn how time can be significantly cut to get your applications running as fast as possible.  The webinar includes a short lecture, demos, and time for questions and answers from the audience.