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Want more...Speed Quintus Arrius, in the movie Ben Hur, implores the rowers to give him "Battle speed!... Attack speed!... Ramming speed!"  On October 15, 1997, the rocket powered car, ThrustSSC, driven by Andy Green, set a world land speed record of 763 mph. ThrustSSC is the first car to break the sound barrier on land. The qote, "I feel the need, the need for speed", from the movie Top Gun, says a lot about what drives our native code compiler team. Who doesn't want more speed and fast optimizing compilers? ...

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Want more...Bits Who wants more Bits (binary digits)?  I first started programming in September 1969 on an IBM 360 model 40 as a Freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Computer Science Department.  The IBM 360/40 had a 16-bit data width, 32-bit general purpose registers, and 64-bit floating point registers.  I also got permission to program (using Assembler and FOCAL) on the PDP-8 (12-bit single accumulator, up to 32k of 12-bit memory words) that was in the Journalism department.  Later on, Professor Emile Attala ...

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InterBase XE Update 2 is now available for download The InterBase team has announced the general availability of InterBase XE Update 2 (version 10.0.2) maintenance release for Windows and Linux. This release makes InterBase even more stable and ready to address the needs of both 32-bit Editions (Windows/Linux) and 64-bit Edition (Windows) environments. The updates are provided for both English and Japanese versions of InterBase XE. CodeCentral has been updated with links to download the various update kits for production (Windows and Linux) an...
David I is heading down under to Australia March 21-25 I will be in Australia for the ADUG Autumn Symposium 2011 in Melbourne and Sydney.  It will be wonderful to be among the fanatical Australia Delphi User Group attendees once again.  You'll find the details about my presentation below.  I hope to see all my Delphi friends in Melbourne and Sydney.  See you down under!   Title: Delphi and the Road to 64-bit, Cross Platform and Mobile Development Presenter: David Intersimone "David I" Locations: Melbourne, Thursday, March 24. Sydney, Frida...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 16 - T minus 9 days December 16 - 9 more days until it's Christmas!  We are now in the single digits countdown to Christmas Day.  You still have plenty of time to get your shopping done (especially if you do it online -perhaps using one of our Embarcadero Shop Sites), fill those stockings with stuffers and send out those holiday eCards, eMails and even real stamped cards.  I've been doing my other temporary job, Santa Claus, in San Francisco (yesterday) and today in Scotts Valley.  It's so much fun to see the ki...
The new InterBase XE - 64-bit support and more plus special offers Embarcadero Technologies recently released a new version of InterBase, InterBase XE. InterBase XE includes new features to improve security, scalability and to simplify application development.  Included in new Interbase XE you'll find 64-bit support Larger index keys Stronger password protection with SHA-1 cryptographic hash function and passwords up to 32 characters long Ability to manage 8 times more data Support for Dynamic SQL in Stored Procedures Optimized performance of larg...

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