Monday, October 25, 2004

Why is Delphi 2005 a must have upgrade

Michael Swindell talks on his blog about why you should upgrade to Delphi 2005.
It is a great summary of all the new stuff in Delphi 2005.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Delphi 2005 launch in Amsterdam

Today was the Delphi 2005 launch in Amsterdam.

It was a blast! At least 300 people (I guess, it was pretty crowded I did not count them....) enjoyed several workshops about Delphi 2005.

Jason Vokes(Borland) talked about the software delivery optimization from a helicopter view and Borlands vision on that matter.
The second speaker was Bob Swart aka Dr. Bob 42 who showed all the new IDE stuff like SyncEdit(very sexy editing as he named it) , refactoring and unit testing.
After the break Thomas Huijer (Oosterkamp) talked about the Delphi ADO.NET advantage. And he build, on the fly, a multitier application with the new BDP components DataSync, Datahub and remote server/connection. And that all without one line of code!!
Micha Somers(Borland) showed the improved ASP.NET IDE and some cool new DBWeb controls. He also showed ECO II in combination with ASP.NET

Well after a re-engineered SQL Northwind ECO Model Driven Application, complete working, again (with autoforms and drag an drop and undo/redo) without minimum coding I was convinced:

The future of software development will be model driven.

OK the auto generated application is not, what we call, a real world application, but it sure shows the power of the ECO/UML technology.
At the end of the afternoon a Delphi 2005 Architect edition was raffled under the participants.
Well I guess it was not my lucky day :(

It was a very intresting afternoon and Delphi 2005 sure looks great and is a must have upgrade!!

Friday, October 15, 2004

Delphi 2005 is out there....

Borland announced this week the release of Delphi 2005.
And it really looks great!
Delphi 2005 offers a multi personalty IDE offering development in the Delphi and C# language for Win32, .NET Winforms and ASP.NET development.
So now we can develop both Win32 application and .NET applications in one IDE.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

New blog

Well I finally have a real 'atom feeded' blog now.

I will continue blogging here, and if possible merge the two blogs in time. I guess I could post to my old blog and then update the atom feed for this blog, so that it would be in sync. Well I will have to work out......

This blog will have blogs, mainly about the Delphi development tool, my own experiences, and links to other Delphi resources.

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