Want more...Toys

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Continuing my month of July theme about wanting more, this time it is Toys.  Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie,  said he would never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, not me ("I Won't Grow Up").  That's me in spades.  I suspect that many developers also have a lot of kid inside themselves.  We have toys.  We want more toys.  My list includes nerf weapons, fishing rods and reels, frisbees, scuba gear, and golf clubs.

For technical toys most developers probably have a smart phone, an iPad, AppleTV, a Drobo, funky memory stick, electric guitar, ambient orb, RC helicopter, and hundreds of other techie toys.

In development environments, components, and tool sets we also have our favorite toys.  My favorite developer toys include DB Power StudioTMS Component Pack ProAQTime, Raize Components, UML, xUnit Testing framework, CodeSite, Beyond Compare, GExpertsCodeHealer, FinalBuilder, Jedi VCL, REST, TeeChartCastalia, DevExpress VCL Subscription, DataSnap, FastReport, Jedi Code Library, InstallAware, and Vision Lab.

So, whether I'm playing or programming, the more toys I have, the more fun I'm having.

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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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    Radek Cervinka Saturday, 2 July 2011

    Only one question. Why is not FastReport default report engine in Delphi?

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    David I Sunday, 3 July 2011

    There are several great reporting tools for Delphi/C++Builder. Originally we included ReportSmith, then QuickReports and in the past few versions RaveReports. All are part of our technology partner program. We continue to take a look at tools we might add in the future. I will always keep everyone posted if we add additional capabilities to RAD Studio/Delphi/C++Builder.

    Thank you Radek, and everyone, for your continued support and feedback.

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    bathtub restoration Tuesday, 29 November 2011

    I agree that ones inner kid never dies.Despite being a grown up i love playing with toys such as wrestlers action figure, remote controlled car.I hate technical toys.Toys bring out my childhood memories.

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    commercial roofers n Friday, 13 January 2012

    Yes you are right some one's inner child never dies and i also loved to play with toys such as cars and i love technical toys and these toys bring me to my childhood and my favorite toy in my childhood is Rail engine.

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