David I "Round the World Tour in 13 Days" report - Cologne/Moscow

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Two more stops are complete on my RAD Studio XE2 world tour.  Last Saturday I was in Cologne Germany for the Delphi Tage 2011 conference.  Tuesday I was in Moscow for the RAD Studio XE2 launch.  We had more than 280 enthusiastic attendees in both cities.  It was great to see all of the excitement about multi-platform development, FireMonkey, and mobile application support.

[caption id="attachment_41240" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Delphi Tage 2011 Audience Panorama"]Delphi Tage 2011 Audience Panorama[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_41241" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Moscow RAD Studio XE2 launch audience panorama"]Moscow RAD Studio XE2 launch audience panorama[/caption]

I will upload more pictures from the stops after I get back to the office.

Below you will find several screen grabs from some of the demo applications we are using.

The first image shows how I have customized my File|New project menu to include many of the common new project wizards I use in my demos and application development. You can customize your own New project menu to suit your needs.

[caption id="attachment_41234" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="My customized "File|New" project menu"]My customized "File|New" project menu[/caption]

The second image shows how you can select additional required run-time package libraries to be deployed along with your executable.  These files will be sent from the IDE via the Platform Assistant that is running on the target system.

[caption id="attachment_41235" align="alignnone" width="295" caption="Project deployment feature package selection dialog "]Project deployment feature package selection dialog [/caption]

The third image shows a screen grab of Anders Ohlsson's DataRoom/DataCube FireMonkey demo in action after it has been rotated along the x, y, and axis.  This demo shows a 3D form containing TPlane(s) for the left side, right side, top, back, and bottom of the 3D space.  FireMonkey TLight(s) illumnate the surfaces of each TPlane.   Imaging flying through your data and using the camera to look to the left, right, above, and below your a data visualization.  Easy to do with FireMonkey on Windows and Macintosh.

[caption id="attachment_41236" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Anders Ohlsson - DataRoom - DataCube demo"]Anders Ohlsson's DataRoom - DataCube demo[/caption]

The final image shows shows the RAD Studo XE2 IDE with an iOS form containing a button, edit box, listbox and image.  I have loaded a style (Blend style) file to change the look of the application.  Notice that instead of a rectangular button, I have changed the TButton's style to "CircleStyleButton" which changes the button to a TEllipse and adds glow effect (all with styles).  For the Image, I added a MonoChromeEffect component and added an OnClick event for the image that toggles the MonoChromeEffect enabled property to show color or monochrome.

[caption id="attachment_41238" align="alignnone" width="260" caption="Delphi FireMonkey iOS application built in Moscow"]Delphi FireMonkey iOS application built in Moscow[/caption]

Thank you so much to our teams in EMEA, Germany, and Russia for the events.  Thank you also to the Delphi Tage 2011 speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors that included Blaise Pascal Magazine, TMS Software, Delphi Experts, Sybase, Digital River, Safenet, DA Soft, RemObjects, and Sisulizer.  Also, huge thanks to all of the great developers who attended, cheered, asked probing questions, and smiled for the camera.  I am now in Warsaw Poland today, Wednesday.  Then I move on to Amsterdam and Washington DC before arriving back in San Francisco where I started.

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David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.


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    Pol Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    Great show today in Warsaw, thanks!

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