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Want more...Exploration The Space Shuttle Atlantis landed this morning on Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 5:57am EDT.  The landing marked the end of 30 years of the Space Shuttle program.  I want more explorations both robotic and manned spacecraft.  In Star Trek we were told over and over again "To boldly go where no man has gone before".  In software development we continue to go where no programmer has gone before. Exploration drives us forward. Exploration drives our imagination.  Explo...

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Want more...Knowledge I am in the constant search for knowledge of all kinds. While I continue my search in the areas of software engineering and computer programming, I also explore other areas where software might be used.  In my undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Computer Science (1969-1973) I took a range of non-computer science courses as part of my degree.  The Cal Poly "Learn by Doing" philosophy expanded our knowledge to include areas where computers and software would be used in my future career.  After gradu...
Webinar(s): Tuesday, June 21 (tomorrow) - learn about the new Delphi certification program Tomorrow, Tuesday June 21, Andreano Lanusse will give three webinars telling you about Embarcadero Technologies' new Delphi Certification program. Certification exams are now available for Delphi developers. Embarcadero’s Delphi Certification Program offers two levels: Delphi Certified Developer and Delphi Certified Master Developer. “This certification program is designed to identify Delphi experts around the world. The two distinct levels of Delphi certification test general and advanced p...
David I's 60th birthday fund raising challenge - send Cal Poly CS/SW Women to Grace Hopper Conference Today is my 60th birthday.  My beautiful wife Martha and I are also celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary today (yes, I got married on my 30th birthday).  This Saturday (June 18) will be my 26th year since starting at Borland International in 1985. As part of my birthday and anniversary celebrations, I am issuing a fund raising challenge to all my friends, relatives, community members, and anyone else that I have ever helped in the 42 years since I wrote my first program and my 26 years wo...
Still haven't migrated your Delphi apps to a Unicode world? If you still haven't moved your Delphi applications into the world of <a href="http://unicode.org/">Unicode</a> strings, you should definitely check out Cary Jensen's Unicode blog post, webinar replay and white paper: Migrating Existing Delphi Applications to Unicode-enabled Delphi (blog post) Delphi Unicode Migration for Mere Mortals: Stories and Advice from the Front Lines by Cary Jensen (PDF white paper) On-Demand Webinar: Migrating Legacy Applications to Unicode-enabled...
How to start a programming career with Delphi XE and C++Builder XE Starter Editions Over the years, one of the recurring conversations has been around how to get started in computer programming, what language to learn first and how to prepare for a career.  There have been numerous articles, blog posts, conference talks, videos, white papers and studies done.  Colleges,  placement centers and employment agencies also offer advice to students, entrepreneurs/start-ups, retirees, laid off workers and others looking to get into the software and technology industries.  We want to ma...
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...

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Developer Christmas Countdown - December 15 - T minus 10 days December 15 - Ten days to go!  Computer Science Education Week, SigCSE 2011, Grace Hopper Women in Computer Science Computer Science Education Week took place December 5-11.  The week is focused on spreading the message that computer science is vital to a successful education no matter what  career or industry you take part in.  Computers are at the center of our modern economy.   Just teaching math and science is not enough.   From the CSEdWeek web site - "Computer Science Education Week (CS...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 14 - T minus 11 days December 14 - Developer Christmas Gifts, Developer Solutions Conference Las Vegas Feb 8-10 Have you done all your Christmas shopping? We've now passed three cyber Mondays since the traditional Thanksgiving start of the Christmas season here in the US. There still is time to buy gifts for your developer friends and family. Might I suggest a Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RadPHP stocking stuffer? Or maybe you enjoy geek gifts and funny looking thumb drives?  You might consider giving that...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 10 - T minus 15 days December 10:  RadPHP in Action, Facebook and PHP appdev webinars next Tuesday! There are over 20 million PHP servers worldwide, serving up a lot of content on the web - everything from the most used blogging software, WordPress, to websites like Wikipedia. With all of these sites using PHP, there must be something about PHP that helps web developers get their job done better and faster. Our RadPHP in Action web site gives you all the information you need to rapidly and visually take your PHP ...

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