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c|net - NBA players wear Glass to enhance fan experience Cool video on c|net shows the use of Google Glass at a Sacramento Kings shoot around. Caption for the video says "The Sacramento Kings is among the first pro teams to experiment with using Google Glass. The team recently invited CNET to a shootaround practice session. Here's what dunking and dribbling looks like through the eyes of a professional NBA player." Video is at http://news.cnet.com/1606-2_3-50162081.html...
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...
The Internet of Things and M2M - massive opportunities for developers During January we are blogging, writing, demoing and webinaring about Devices and Gadgets and the need for developers to help make it all work. On Wednesday, January 22 during 3 webinars, Jim McKeeth, David I and guests will be presenting "Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time. While some of the devices and gadgets we will be using support alternate user interfaces (Google Glass, Leap Motion 3D input and Emotiv EPOC brain computer interface), others a...
Source code in TV and Films, Nvidia crop circle and other stories Catching up on more of my new year reading, especially with technology stories that are cool, strange, odd and more. I read a tweet by Grady Booch and almost at the same time was reading a BBC article (the BBC used the title "dodgy program code explosed") about a cool web site that has screen shots from television shows and movies showing source code from various programming languages, applications, shells scripts and other places. Over the holidays there was a crop circle sighting in Chualar Ca...

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Happy New Year - 2012! Happy New Year to all the programmers out there, the start of a new year and new projects.   Thank you to everyone who took part in our tours, webinars and events in 2011.  We will do even more in 2012 to help you be successful in your development projects.  And, in 2012, we all have an extra day to write our code - it's a leap year! Leap Year Algorithm for the Gregorian Calendar Result := (Year mod 4 = 0) and ((Year mod 100 <> 0) or (Year mod 400 = 0)); Looking forward to see you...

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Twas the night before a programmer's Christmas.... Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a programmer was coding, Not even using his mouse. The programs were all prepared, tested and engineered In hopes that they would run before St. Nicholas appeared. The coders were snuggled all comfy in the beds, While visions of class models swarmed in their heads. And my manager with his spreadsheet and I with my tablet, Had just settled in for an evening watching the net. When out in the cloud, there arose ...

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Want more...Satisfaction Some of our customers, in their newgroup and blog posts, tell us they want more satisfaction.  I absolutely agree.  While there aren't always specific satisfaction requests, we are constantly listening, surveying, visiting, and working every day to keep developers happy and satisfied.  From time to time, we just can't give some developers the satisfactions they need.  But, I can tell you we try 100% every day, even on weekends.  We have consistently delivered increased capability for all develop...

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Want more...SledgeHammers Fifty years ago, today, the Berlin Wall was built, separating the city into two parts.  I've been to the beautiful city of Berlin several times.  I was in Munich when the wall was torn down, visited Berlin when the new German government center was just a hole in the ground (with pumps draining the water our of the "big dig" site), and again last year for the Delphi Tage (Delphi Day).  In 1989, I remember watching TV and seeing people using sledgehammers, chisels, metal poles, cars, trucks, and t...

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Want more...Peace Today is August 6th, Hiroshima Day.  Sixty-six years ago, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima.  Three days later, another bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.  Last year, I fulfilled one of my all-time travel dreams, and visited Hiroshima.  Seeing the atomic bomb dome, touring the museum, and walking around peace park was a wonderfully calming experience.  Visiting Hiroshima reinforced my belief that we must continuously strive for peace in our world, in our countries, in ou...

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Want more...Agility Are there any of today's software development teams that aren't using some form of agile method? Dictionary.com defines agility as "the power of moving quickly and easily" and "the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly".  Both of these definitions fit perfectly with what developers (individually or in teams) need more of in their projects. Early computer software methodologies involved so-called "heavyweight" or "ad hoc" methods. When I worked at TRW in Los Angeles in the 1970's we us...

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