2008-10

Speaking at EKON 12 in Germany

I'll be speaking at the EKON 12 Conference, taking place from October 27th to October 31st in Mainz, Germany (not far from Frankfurt).

Mail Server Down

My mail server is dead, I switched to custom Gmail domains.

SDN: Nick Refers to Delphi Prism

As the SDN conference in the Netherlands, Delphi product manager Nick Hodges made a public reference to a new project, Delphi Prism

More on SDN Conference 2008

I've not blogged a lot from the SDN Conference, so here is a post-conference summary.

Delphi.org Podcast... With Myself

Last week I recorded a rather long interview with Jim McKeeth, now featured as Episode 10 of his delphi.org podcast.

Delphi 2009 Handbook: Progress and Cover

I'm at a good point in writing my new book, Delphi 2009 Handbook. Here is the draft cover and the current status.

Not so fast, TStringBuilder

Last week Olaf Monien posted a TStringBuilder benchmark that surprised me, because in my experience the TStringBuilder class isn't that fast. Here is why.

Podcast Roundtable and Twitter

I'm on Jim Mc Keeth new podcast, a roundtable, and got on Twitter on his push.

Vista Cleanup Overstated

The other day I had to install a program and having a small primary hard driver decided to go for some cleanup...

Six Hidden Features of Delphi 2009

You've heard about Unicode, generics, and the like... but there is way more in Delphi 2009, including a few hidden gems. Here is a random selection.

Embarcadero Shines Light on Delphi Prism: it is Oxygene!

The Delphi Prism press release has hit the web. I guess this makes it an announcement, this time... and we have more details.

EKON 12 Conference Report

This is a summary of my three days in Mainz, Germany, for the EKON 12 conference, which is still taking place.

Delphi 2009 Update 1

A first update to Delphi 2009, fixing a number of serious bugs, is hitting the road as I post this entry.