Embarcadero Developer Network - new skin, communities, and content

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By now you have probably seen the new look to our Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN).  We've combined the database tools and developer tools communities into one integrated developer community.  All of the CodeGear developer network content is still available (redirects will bring you to the same content and systems).  We are also adding additional database specific content from the database tools side of the house and multi-mapping digital artifacts between product communities.

Combining developers, designers, and database administators (I call it D-Cubed) into one integrated community will help everyone who has to deal with system, database, and application development that involve tools, components, and databases.   If you use our developer tools you can still go direct to the product communities.  If you use our database tools, you can navigate directly to those product communities.  If your job involves both application and database development, you know have content for those job responsibilities.

As with any Internet changes, we have preserved the URLs, the sub-systems, and the content that you use on a regular basis.  We are adding new content as well.  The home page for EDN will continue to contain community navigation, top level news, important information, employee blog posts, upcoming events, and in the lower right hand corner timely and topical videos, articles, and other content.

To find the technical articles, examples, downloads, videos and more you have many ways to get to the meat - 1) at each top level product community, 2) using the new Articles main menu, 3) using the Resources menu to get to videos, examples, report problems/suggestions, and submit content, 4) member services and registration via the My Account link at the top of every page (once you are logged in), and 5) using the Lucene based search engine that will search across the company site, forums, blogs, and developer network content.

When we started the developer community in July of 1999, we announced that (as with all web sites) the community site would a constant work in progress based on your suggestions.  You can add feature requests and report problems using the Quality Central system on the Developer Network project tree.

Our long term goal is to make the developer network integrated and indistinguishable from our tools and IDEs.  Imagine hitting F1 in one of our products and get the on disk help, the online help, and content and resource links from the developer network.  Imagine opening example projects, components and using tools from the respositories and APIs on the developer network.  EDN is the second step in a long journey along the road to the complete integration of developer and database tooling, desktop use, on-demand tools, and the Internet.

Let me know what you think about the new EDN.  You can email your feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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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