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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 ...
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...
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...

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Special product offers for Developers during March 2011 I continue to hear from developers who tell me that they either didn't hear about previous Embarcadero product  special offers or couldn't take advantange of them at the time.   Here is a month of opportunities for all of you. There are four special offers that are available until the end of March 2011 for developers using Embarcadero  tools.  Thirty one days to take advantage of savings on our developer and database tools. Here are the currently available offers that end March 31st. Up...
Suburban Chicago Delphi Users Meetup - February 23, 2011 - 7pm The Suburban Chicago Delphi Users are having a meetup on Feb. 23.  The meet up topic is "Let's talk about 3rd party VCL components!" Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:00 PM Porter Lee Meeting Location (Schaumburg suburb of Chicago, IL) 1901 Wright Blvd Schaumburg, IL 60193 Price: $5.00 per person Everybody has a favorite tool they use to enhance their programs. Let's get together to share ours and learn about ones that are other programmers favorites. Everyone please bring $5 to cover the cos...
David I - Head is in the cloud, feet planted firmly in the ground Back in December I had fun conversation with John K. Waters (Application Development Trends editor-at-large).  The discussion focused on development issues facing software engineers who are moving their applications to cloud computing architectures.  Originally I thought that John was going to write an overview article quoting several industry friends.  He ended up writing a wonderful (if I say so myself) piece, "David I. Has His Head in the Cloud...". I am definitely spending a lot of time, ...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 8 - T minus 17 days December 8: Pascal Programming for Schools, Migrating Delphi Applications to Delphi XE and John Lennon Each day brings us closer to Christmas and the end of 2010. There is still plenty of time to update your skills and your versions of our developer tools before the year ends. Today, in particular, is one of those (sadly) memoriable days. Where were you on December 8, 1980 when you heard that John Lennon had been killed? Pascal Programming for Schools Marco Cantu recently blogged about ...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 4 - T minus 21 days December 4: Developer Newsworthy Items It's the weekend here in California. While it is a day off, we developers never acutally stop. Here are a few news items and tecnnical articles that I have been reading this past week: Steve Wozniak preview tour of a new exhibit at the Computer History Museum Samsung's Galaxy Tablet hits 1 million units sold Android is the fastest growing smartphone in the US Quantum Computers Easier to Build Computer Program Recognizes Human Emotions JSON ...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 3 - T minus 22 days December 3: Magazines, Books, Blogs and WebSites for Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RadPHP There is a worldwide ecosystem supporting our Embarcadero developer tools and technologies. Here are just a few of the resources available to you: Pascal Gamer Magazine - now available for purchase on lulu.com Bob Swart's Delphi XE Development Essentials Marco Cantu's books on Amazon C++Builder Developer's Journal Jose Leon's RadPHP blog Delphi Feeds All of Bruce Eckel's books Ji...

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