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New hands-on white paper for C++ guys to take a look at. Increasingly, customers are asking that the applications developers build for PCs, also work on Mac, so here is a path for VC++ guys to follow without having to leave their Windows Developer Desktop and use FireMonkey to get to Mac. Secret admission. TBH, I did not quite manage to get the classes in a C++Builder project, compiled and over to Mac in 90 seconds, but did manage to do it under 3 minutes end to end (for those of you reading this late at night, that is <180 seconds ;-) But, I am going to stick to the 90 seconds as with some fast typing, it was only that length time in actual coding.. and the marketing guys liked the title...

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Following on from the BE-Delphi community event, I have heard that there are some great opportunities open for Delphi developers of various levels in Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp) with some big name organisations. If you are based in Belgium and interested then please feel free to contact Experteam or drop your CV over to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Best wishes for success!...

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Thierry Laborde presenting at BE-Delphi, Antwerp, Belgium. 17 Nov 2011
It was my pleasure to be the first presenter at the first ever BE-DELPHI community (as in BElgium-Delphi) event in Antwerp, Brussels on Thursday 17 November.  Other presenters were Brian Long, Bob Swart, Stefaan Lesage, Thierry Laborde and Bruno Fierens. When the guys first discussed the idea with me back in June, we would have been happy with 50 attendees, but they ended up with over 100 ! Great to see that the Delphi community is so excited about Delphi XE2 and also to see some great presentations from the guys. Very much looking forward to the next date being announced! [caption id="attachment_34271" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Thierry Laborde presenting at BE-Delphi, ...

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I met with some of the team from Ocuco at both the Dublin and Manchester launch events overt the last couple of weeks. Ocuco are currently looking for European based, smart Delphi professionals to join their team and I offered to blog it. Ocuco provide software solutions for optical retail and optical labs and have offices in 8 countries; Ireland, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Canada & USA. They are the second largest optical retail software company in the world, & continues to expand global. Many of their products have been developed using BDS2006 and the team are now migrating to XE and XE2 versions. If you would like more information click here. Interesting enough. I ...

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Manchester, UK RAD Studio XE2 Launch Event
Thanks to everyone that packed out the venue that hosted the Manchester RAD Studio XE2 Launch Event last Thursday. Here is a shot from the back of the room with Stephen Ball presenting. [caption id="attachment_34259" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Manchester, UK RAD Studio XE2 Launch Event"][/caption] One thing that is really easy to show with RAD Studio XE2 is the multi-platform targeting of a single application. Here you can see that it is a simple option in the Project Manager... [caption id="attachment_34260" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Multi-platform Projects in RAD Studio XE2"][/caption] ... and here you can see a clip from the Task Manager with both the ...

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Looking forward to seeing the gang from the UK Developer Group at a session today in Maidenhead UK. Come along and see RAD Studio XE2 in action with myself and Glenn Wylie if you can make it. Agenda details are here.... UK Developer Group Meeting Glenn - don't forget the FireMonkey T-shirts!...

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Stephen Ball doing Mobile Session
The third RAD Studio XE2 launch for me this week. Just flying out from Paris after a packed out launch event here today. Thierry Labord of Arrow ECS, was the host for myself, Stephen Ball, Marco and Bruno Fierens to present today. Really exciting to be talking with so many French developers today. Here are some shots from the sessions. [caption id="attachment_34240" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Stephen Ball's Mobile Session"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_34241" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Marco's FireMonkey Session Today in Paris"][/caption]...

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Pawel needs a haircut ;-)
Hi All, Been a while, but thought that people would appreciate these shots and some comment. Three launch dates for me this week, with London yesterday, here is a shot of how long Pawel's hair has got! ....oh yes, and the London crowd. I did the 90 min overview/product address with lots of short demos and Pawel Glowacki and Stephen Ball did deep dives. Pawel Presenting in London London RAD Studio XE2 Launch - From back of the room Stephen and I were in Dublin today and have now landed in Paris to work with Thierry, Marco and Bruno tomorrow for a packed date. We are adding more dates all the time, so watch out for more opportunities as we run into October as well now. New date...

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Busy week last week in France and then Germany. Hot stuff for two reasons, one with the weather being unusually warm, summer weather. The other with all the things that we have been up to. Iin Paris earlier in the week with some meetings on Monday, including talking with Michael Zam of Karmicsoft, about cool ways of working and showing Delphi and PHP. Next off to stop in Frankfurt, before off to Wiesbaden for the Jax Conference where also summer certainly seems to have arrived early. David I was giving a keynote there, talking about Java IDEs past, present and especially what developers are going to need in the future. Here's a couple of shots of the hall that I took from my phone. The Jax...
So, I got tagged first by Pawel Glowacki (Benelux, Spain and Itlay) in our CodeGear European Evangelist Team to get my next blog entry up. Especially as we have been very busy getting around to around 30 locations in the EMEA region over these weeks with news of Delphi 2007 for Win32 and Delphi for PHP. The guys in the team have been doing really well getting their blogs going...like Fredrik (Delphi Lead), Matthias (Germany). It was great to have David over the other week and here are a couple of event shots from Stockholm and Amsterdam...         Fredrik at Stockholm Event                                           David I in Amsterdam So from my /other/ tag this week, from Michael Swinde...