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Delphi Developer Days Agenda

Hey, I’m pretty psyched to do Delphi Developer Days this year.  I always love to travel, and I always love to talk about Delphi, and getting to do both at the same time is pretty great. 

If you haven’t heard, our agenda is out.  We have a general schedule and a description of the presentations.

We’ll be presenting in:

Cary and I will be doing some of the presentations together, and we’ll also break out for separate sessions.  I’m going to be talking about Patterns in Delphi, Unit Testing, and Advanced Language Features.  We’ll also be covering the Debugger, Parallel Programming, and many other interesting topics.

In addition, Marco Cantu will be giving the keynote via Skype and will be available for questions. 

Sign up now as space is limited at each venue. You can also get the early-bird special if you sign up today.   I’d love to see you there.

Flotsam and Jetsam #110

  • I am doing two Embarcadero Partner Spotlights in the coming weeks.  Both will be 15-20 minute videos about chapters in my book.  The first will be on the Command Pattern, and the second will be on Aspect-oriented Programming.  You can sign up here.  There are some other good partner spotlights coming up as well, including Parnassus (which I talk about below.)  You can also watch all the past Partner Spotlights on YouTube.
  • I’ll be speaking at EKON 19 this year.  Topics include Operator Overloading, Parallel Programming, and a three hour tutorial on Dependency Injection.  I always have a great time at this event, and I always learn a lot.  Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen will be there.  I’d recommend attending – and you get early bird pricing before 01 October.
  • I’ll tell you what, the advertising team at Embarcadero is playing at the top of their game.  I can’t go anywhere on the web without seeing an ad for Delphi 10 Seattle.  Google ads is working quite nicely for them.  If you are a Delphi developer and use Google for searching, you have no excuse not to know DX Seattle exists.
  • I’m a big user and fan of Parnassus Bookmarks, and they have released a version for DX Seattle.  Highly recommended.  And I look forward to seeing what they have in store in the future.  David Millington is a great developer, and I expect some cool stuff in the IDE Plugin department from him.  You should also check out his Navigator tool.
  • The Embarcadero newsgroups are back up and running on new hardware and a new backend.  They’ve been reliable and speedy for about two weeks or so, now, so hopefully they will stay that way.  I think the “catch” is that you have to use SSL to connect.  But in any event, if you are still into using the newsgroups, they seem solidly back up now.

Flotsam and Jetsam #91

  • It’s #Code2014 time again! Time to tweet out what languages you used for the year.  Just list your languages and include the hashtag #code2014, and they’ll do the rest.  Of course, you can include Delphi all you want.  I won’t mind.
  • Looks like Ray Konopka will be replacing Dr. Bob this coming year for Delphi Developer Days.  If you haven’t heard Ray speak, he’s excellent.  Really excellent. I’ve been to DDD three or four times, and it’s always great.  Adding Ray this year will maintain the high standards that it has always had.  Looks like Dr. Bob is just taking some time off from traveling, and Ray is stepping in.  Sounds great.  And as Cary notes in his blog post, you can get a reduced rate if you register early!  Smile
  • In a recent post, I talked about IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter and why you should always use it with your path strings.  I should have mentioned that there is also a ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter that is part of the RTL, too, which does what it says – takes off the trailing path delimiter if it is there.  I’m not sure why you’d want to do that, but hey, there it is. 
  • Happy New Year, everyone.  I hope that 2015 has everything in it that you want and hope for.  In case you were wondering, my New Years Resolutions are to finish my new book and 1920×1080.