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Delphi 10.2 in Lillestrøm, Norway The weather started to rock. Last week was great and today in Norway, really up North, is beautiful sunny day and I'm wearing shorts waiting form my flight back home from Oslo. Norway is really nice. They have this nice balance between North and South European countries and people are relaxed. I like the fact that the floor in the whole airport is wooden. Nice feeling. Today I have been continuing my RAD Studio 10.2 tour with the morning presentation in the culture centre of Lillestrø...
RAD Studio 10.1 event in Warsaw, Poland Just back from Warsaw, the capital of Poland, from the RAD Studio 10.1 "Berlin" event yesterday, that attracted many Delphi and C++Builder developers! It is incredible how well the new version of Delphi and C++Builder was received by Polish developers. There was plenty of questions during the break and at the Q&A session at the end of the event. That's always a good sign! It is true that RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin provide you with the fastest way to develop applic...
RAD Studio XE8 Launch in Brno today was great! Just sitting at the Prague airport waiting for my flight home after an excellent RAD Studio XE8 launch event in Brno (Czech Republic) today. There was almost one hundred - primarily - male, Delphi, VCL developers gathered to see what's new and hot in XE8. The energy was good and there was a lot of positive feedback around what Embarcadero is doing for Delphi and C++Builder. Obviously the biggest fun was building a Delphi app that is using new "TBeacon" component for proximity awareness! The E...

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Code Monkey in Code In this special musical number I’ve created a music video based on Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey written in Object Pascal. uses JoCo; // . . . NonBlocking(procedure begin Music.Start; CodeMonkey.GetUp.GetCoffee; CodeMonkey.&GoTo(Job); CodeMonkey.Have(BoringMeeting). &With(BoringManagerRob); Rob.Say(['Code Monkey very diligent', 'But his output stink', 'His code not "functional" or "elegant"', 'What do Code Monkey think?']); CodeM...
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Celebrating 29 years playing with developer tools here in Scotts Valley Today (June 17, 2014) marks 29 years working here in Scotts Valley with our developer tools. Philippe Kahn hired me and I started working for Borland International on this day in 1985. I continue to have tons of fun learning about programming, software architectures, tool chains, frameworks, devices, APIs and more. I wrote a blog post in 2011 detailing some of my journey for the first 26 years here. During the past 3 years we have extended the experience for developers into multi-tier, smartphon...
Catching up on more reading - 2014 developer New Year's resolutions I was catching up with postings on the various developer newsgroups, community sites, Google + (Delphi and C++Builder) and other developer blogs and came up with several fun links talking about New Year's resolutions for 2014. As part of my own resolutions for the year, I am trying to blog about developer topics, programming, coding fun and more each day this year. I am writing ideas down, creating draft blog entries and trying to get them posted (sometimes, unfortunately, days after I started w...

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Merry Christmas from David I December 25, 2013 - Merry Christmas to everyone.  I hope you are all having a great day today. Thank you to all the developers who I have visited with, met with, spoken on the phone and Skype with, emailed, had lunch with, demoed to, spent time during CodeRage and took part in our webinars. You make my job so much more than just a job. No lumps of coal for anyone this year. I send along good cheer, programming success and hope for peace in our world. Developers Rock! "The developer 12 ...
24 Hours of Delphi - Tuesday, December 20 - current session schedule The following is the current agenda/schedule for the 24 Hours of Delphi that takes place next Tuesday, December 20 from 12:00am PST (08:00 GMT) and ends December 21 at 12:00am PST.  During the 24 hours we will have special guests, live presentations and demonstrations, live Q&A, and additional sessions from CodeRage 6 and our recent series of Delphi XE2 webinars.  You can register to join the fun online at http://forms.embarcadero.com/forms/24-HoursofDelphiRegistrationIntl The following i...

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Want more...Magic Programming is magic.  Developers are pulling software rabbits out of their hats every day. At the same time, what we do is also very real to our users.  When my daughters were young they played Magic the Gathering card game by Wizards of the Coast.  I would buy the card packs and individual cards for them and they would spend hours assembling their game play decks.  They would also trade cards with each other and with their friends.  They would play against each other and also go to the local h...

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Want more...Creativity I've always thought that software design and programming is a very creative process.  Developers create something from nothing using their mind, hands, hardware, and development tools.  I love that we can create software anywhere.  I can be sitting at my notebook computer on the beach, in a coffee shop, at home, at work, in an airport, on an airplane.  One of these days it would be cool to work on programs while riding a bike, skydiving, surfing, and scuba diving (talk your about extreme program...

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