Friday, April 25, 2008

Linq to SQL

Inside that other Development tool that I use, I found an interesting link to Luca Bolognese's  blogpost about Linq to SQL. You really should watch the video where he shows how it works in C#.

Linq to SQL is about accessing relational data with LINQ. (Language Integrated Query).

I find this really amazing stuff. It looks very easy to map data from a database to objects in your code.

The video gives a good intro on how this new stuff works. If you want to know more about LINQ, like me, you should check out Charlie Calvert's blogpost "Links to Linq" with a whole bunch of links and information.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Delphi roadmap update

The Delphi and C++ Roadmap has been updated. It contains only updates for the native side of the fence. According to Nick's blogpost a separate update is in the make for .NET.

In short Tiburon is planned for second half 2008, focusing on:

1. Connectivity (Enhanced Datasnap)
2. International development (read Unicode)
3. Delphi language Enhancements

Commodore is planned for mid 2009 and will focus (among other things) on native 64bit compilation and parallelization in the RTL. 

For all the details go checkout the roadmap.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Blaise Pascal Magazine

There is a new international magazine about Delphi and related languages! The magazine has it's root in the HCC (Hobby Computer Club) from the Netherlands. The Pascal Usergroup (PGG) section of this club offers for many years a magazine in ducth about Delphi languages for beginner, intermediate and expert users.

They now have gone international with an englisch version!

According to their website there will be a printed and a free download version:

The printed version contains 40 pages and entitles you to download all the code free of charge.
You will receive all issues for one year for only € 40,00.
A subscription to the download version is free, but you must pay for each code -or programm with code- download.

I think this is great news for Delphi!
You will find the table of contents of their first issue here.

Go get it here: http://www.blaisepascal.eu/.