Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rad Studio XE - DelphiLive

At DelphiLive last week it was fairly obvious that Embarcadero was close to shipping RAD Studio.   When there I took a few photos, and Jim wanted to play with the Camera so he took more :-)   I have recordings of the keynote session that I will be posting in the next day or two on the VDUG site.

Well RAD Studio XE was released yesterday, and I am really impressed as SA/Maint Customer I received the keys and the download the same day.    I was able to get the full product installed today.   In past releases I have had to wait a few weeks to get the product, so this is very welcome change.

I had an Windows XP Machine and I bit shocked by the menu bloat, and I did not even install InterBase or Installaware.    But it does highlight some of the new editions the the RAD Studio Line.   For Delphi and C++ Developers they get to look forward to Automated QA, and CodeSite.        For Delphi, C++ Builder, and Delphi Prism developers  they get Subversion Integration, FinalBuilder.   Rave Reports is still the product, since we depend on it I am happy as it appears that Nevrona is all but a dead company.      Delphi Prism now integrates into both Visual Studio 2010 but also MonoDevelop.   There is even an install for Delphi Prism to install with  MonoDevelop on a MAC.    To round out the Menu RadPHP (Formerly Delphi for PHP) is now included in the RAD Studio XE  product line.

There are a few other new items bundled with RAD Studio XE that don't create menu items (Thank you for not doing that!)
And I would not be surprised if I missed something else that is bundled.       Of course my next questions and potential blog posts are what is under the covers.

Monday, August 23, 2010

DelphiLive - I am here!

I am now at DelphiLive,  I ran into the guys at RemObjects.   Today waiting for the conference to get underway we took a little trip to Cupertino to visit Apple and had lunch.   Marc nearly sold me on an iPad his with 3G support was used quite a bit as we navigated the streets.     One of the things we talked about was RemObjects TV, which really looks good.  BTW I found out that some of the VDUG videos don't work on iPad and that Jim re-encodes the Camtasia results to make it work on iPad.   They guys at RemObjects are all carrying Flip Ultra HD Video Cameras, and I suspect we will get all sorts of good material from it.    I am carrying a Kodak Zi8 and Digtal Rebel T1i so I have a couple of options to gather and share what is going on here.

Looking forward to the keynote tomorrow!