BDNradio - The 24 hours of DeXter (audio recordings)

By: Anders Ohlsson

Abstract: Listen to (or download) the presentations and interviews from the "24 hours of DeXter". DeXter is the R&D project name for Delphi 2006, C++Builder 2006, and C#Builder 2006 which are offered together as part of Borland Developer Studio 2006.

The 24 hours of DeXter - Listen to the stream, download the MP3

Listen to (or download) the presentations and interviews from the "24 hours of DeXter". DeXter is the R&D project name for Delphi 2006, C++Builder 2006, and C#Builder 2006 which are offered together as part of Borland Developer Studio 2006. The 24 hour live Internet radio event took place on October 24, 2005. DeXter R&D engineers, Borland partners, book authors, field testers, and community members took part in the 24 hour event. The radio guests provided tips and tricks for moving your projects to DeXter for Win32 development, as well as moving your applications to Microsoft .NET and the .NET compact framework. They discussed real world examples, success stories from community members and their customers, and also covered the roadmap for the next three years.

The complete schedule for the 24 hours of DeXter is listed below. There are links for you to listen to the streaming audio for each session. You can also download MP3 format versions of each session by right-mouse clicking on the download link and saving the file to your local hard drive (stay tuned for podcast XML feeds).

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    John KasterAnders OhlssonDavid Intersimone "David I"
Listen/Save Duration (minutes) Speaker(s) Description

 

60

David Intersimone, Michael Swindell, Jason Vokes, Malcolm Groves - Borland

Michael, Jason and Malcolm introduce the 24 hours of DeXter and present a discussion of Delphi, C++Builder and C#Builder usage around the world. They will also present future directions for the products with support for .NET compact framework, .NET 2.0, and Windows Vista.

 

25

Daniel Wischnewski

Daniel talks about how you can use the DeXter Welcome Page to suit your needs. Further he discusses how the German Delphi Community will receive DeXter, what they expect and what it is doing to support the Delphi product line.

 

25

Jeremy North - JED's Software

Jeremy discusses how to create applications using the .NET Compact Framework in DeXter. He also talks about the DeXter ActionManager VCL and VCL.NET fixes.

 

25

Hadi Hariri - AtoZed Software Pty

Hadi will discuss the new features of IntraWeb, new C++ support, DeXter integration process, and their new testing framework.

 

15

Kim Madsen - Components 4 Developers

Kim dicusses message bus driven development, SOA, living as a 3rd party vendor.

 

30

Eli Boling - Borland

Eli talks about the new C++ compiler in DeXter.

 

60

Henrik Jondell, Jan Norden, Jesper Hogstrom, Fredrik Haglund, Anders Ivner, Mats Helander - Borland

Henrik starts off with a high level ECO III intro after which the development team discusses features of ECO III, such as OR mapping, Executable State Machines, the ECO Action Language, multiple database support and reverse engineering of existing databases

 

30

Paul Gustavson - SimVentions, Inc.

Paul talks about his excitement about DeXter and the return of C++Builder. He shares user community feedback on C++Builder, as well as his thoughts on the VCL. He also gives us a short overview of his DevCon talk.

 

25

Yorai Aminov - Shorter Path

Yorai talks about the BDN projects he built with Dexter (GetPublished and DocAdapter). He also talks about Unicode in ASP.NET applications.

 

25

Bob Swart - Bob Swart Training & Consultancy

Bob discusses the new courseware he's been developing for DeXter (with Brian Long as Technical Editor), some upcoming topics for articles in the magazines he writes for, as well as his DevCon and European DevCon sessions(s) and the Delphi User Groups hes part of.

 

25

Marco Cantu - Wintech Italia Srl

Marco talks about his DeXter experience, about his DevCon talks, as well as his Delphi books.

 

15

Jud Cole - SOCK Software, LLC

Jud will talk about the upcoming release of CodeHealer, SOCK Software's source code analysis and verification tool for Delphi, and his experiences while updating it to include support for DeXter.

 

30

Huw Collingbourne - Bitwise Magazine

Huw talks about Bitwise Magazine, and about programming coverage in magazines and the web (from the golden days of BYTE in the early '80s to now). He also talks about his 'life with Delphi' - going back to Turbo Pascal 3 and the first big program he ever wrote, an adventure game called The Golden Wombat of Destiny.

 

30

Joe Hendricks - SoftwareRunners, LLC

Joe discusses how he has used D6/D7/D2005/DeXter for a career/training placement app, used to help returning Iraq servicemen, World Vision's relief efforts, and to aid Katrina evacuees.

 

20

Hallvard Vassbotn - Infront AS

Hallvard talks about his Win32 memory manager clone, and his Win32 record operator overloading example for DeXter. He also talks about his company's new product, the leading Nordic financial real-time information and trading product, The Online Trader, and how they developed it using native Delphi.

 

30

Nick Hodges - Lemanix Corporation

Nick discusses ASP.NET development with DeXter, including his talks at DevCon about ASP.NET component development, and how DeXter helped him improve his productivity when building the QualityCentral web client.

 

20

Dan Miser - TipTech/DistribuCon

Dan talks about migration considerations for DeXter, including changes to VCL, DBX, and DataSnap.

 

20

Leonel Togniolli

Leonel talks about the BDN projects he built with DeXter (QC Stats and Digital Signatures). He also discusses ECO development on ASP.NET.

 

15

Chuck Vertrees - Extended Systems

Chuck has a surprise announcement for us, and also talks about their data access options with Dexter - ADSTDataSet VCL, ADSTDataSet VCL for .NET, ADS BDP and ADS .NET Provider. And of course, he invites everyone to learn more at their DevCon booth.

 

15

Jim Cooper = Tabdee Ltd.

Jim talks about communicating with PocketPCs with DeXter via ActiveSync.

 

30

Chris Hesik & Alastair Fyfe - Borland

Chris and Alastair cover all that is new, improved and cool about the Integrated Debugger for Dexter, including features for both native and managed debugging. They also discuss what C++Builder 6 users can expect from the debugger when moving to Dexter.

 

20

Scott Arnold - Borland

Scott talks about Borland Developer Studio 2006 (Delphi 2006, C++Builder 2006 and C#Builder 2006) and the roadmap going forward from his perspective as CEO.

 

30

Bruno Fierens - TMS Software

Bruno covers VCL, VCL.NET, IntraWeb & ASP.NET component support for DeXter.

 

30

Danny Thorpe - Borland

Danny details the new Delphi compiler enhancements in DeXter, such as records with methods and operator overloading in Win32, and improved function inlining.

 

30

Allen Bauer - Borland

Allen discusses the new features of the DeXter IDE.

 

30

Alisdair Meredith - TeamB

Alisdair talks about the C++ side of DeXter as well as about his role on ANSI/ISO C++ meetings.

 

20

Jim Gunkel - Nevrona Designs

Jim talks about Rave Reports, bundled with DeXter.

 

50

Doug Chapman, Mike Devery, Calvin Tang, Tom Avila - Borland

Doug, Calvin, Mike and Tom discuss the R&D, QA and build/integration processes used in Project DeXter.

 

30

Pierre Le Riche - Professional Software Development & John O'Harrow - Elmcrest Consultants Ltd

Pierre talks about the new memory manager in DeXter. He discusses backward compatibility, the new features, as well as the differences in behavior between the old and new memory managers. He will also give a technical insight into the inner workings of the new memory manager. John discusses the Fastcode project: What it is, who it is, the history behind it, and the contribution that it has made (and continues to make) to Delphi and the Delphi developer community. He also mentions some of the improved runtime library functions that were developed by the Fastcode project and are now incorporated into DeXter.

 

20

Cary Jensen - Jensen Data Systems Inc.

Cary talks about and take questions on general database development issues. Topics covered include database development under both Win32 and .NET environments, in-memory datasets, and database development in a service oriented architecture (SOA).

 

20

Holger Flick - Korfmann Lufttechnik GmbH

Holger discusses ASP.NET and ECO in DeXter.

 

20

Jacob Thurman - TwoDesk Software

Jacob talks about his companys support of DeXter

 

30

J. Peter Mugaas - Project Indy Pit Crew

Peter discusses features of Indy 10 and takes questions about it.

 

15

Jon Robertson - MedEvolve, Inc.

Jon gives a sneak preview of his DevCon session, "Writing StarTeam Utilities with Delphi and the StarTeam SDK".

 

15

Brian Long - Brian Long Training and Consulting Services

Brian talks about his EuroDevCon talks (.NET components and .NET Interop) and how he managed to track down some Delphi-written malware on a client's web server.

 

30

Jim Tierney & Steve Trefethen - Borland

Jim and Steve discuss their top ten list of new and improved features for building, testing and deploying ASP.NET applications with DeXter.

 

30

Janet Major - Borland

Janet discusses the documentation and help system improvements in DeXter.

 

30

Mark Edington - Borland

Mark, DeXter's Quality Architect, discusses the R&D quality and performance efforts and improvements in DeXter.

 

20

Rob Cheng - Borland

Rob talks about how Borland is marketing DeXter. He answers marketing related and target audience questions.

 

20

Dick Walker - Granite Solutions

Dick talks about his positive experiences using some third party products in his ECO applications. He also discusses some of the performance hurdles that he's come across and how using ECO handles solved most of these issues.

 

20

Bruce McGee - Glooscap Software

Bruce talks about the Toronto Delphi user group, Delphi events in the city and the Borland and Delphi personalities from the area. He also discusses why he's so optimistic about the future of Delphi.

 

30

Troy Kitch, Mark Duncan & Darren Kosinski - Borland

As product manager for the C++Builder product line and personality within Borland Developer Studio, Troy discusses his favorite new features in C++Builder, and what is new from C++Builder 6. Mark and Darren discuss the IDE features of DeXter's C++Builder personality.

 

25

Lino Tadros & Charlie Calvert - Falafel Software

Lino and Charlie dicuss Falafels support for DeXter, including training, consulting, customer stories, and their DevCon talks.

 

20

Bernd Ua - Ua Consulting & Jeroen Pluimers - Oosterkamp training and consultancy BV

Bernd talks about DeXter in Germany, and of course about the German EKON conference where DeXter was first shown. Jeroen talks about .NET compact framework development with DeXter.

 

15

Ray Navasarkian & Richard Morris - DevExpress

Ray and Richard discuss DevExpress' support for DeXter and their components for Win32 and .NET.

 

30

Ramesh Theivendran - Borland

Ramesh discusses the new database support in DeXter including the new connection pooling capabilities.

 

15

Keith Chuvala - United Space Alliance

Keith gives a sneak preview of his two sessions at DevCon, CASE STUDY: Sending C++Builder Apps into Orbit - WorldMap 5.0 and To VCL or Not to VCL? Pathways for C++ Developers.

 

30

Atanas Stoyanov & Azret Botash - AutomatedQA

Atanas and Azret discuss their support for DeXter, and talk about AQtime profiling experience with full IDE integration in Dexter.

 

15

Girish Patil - Gnostice Information Technologies

Girish tells us what's cooking at Gnostice to enable the DeXter developer to harness the full power of electronic documents to rapidly build business applications that will create, process, edit and deploy electronic documents.

 

30

Jeff Overcash

Jeff talks about the work hes done for BDN (QualityCentral), as well as the IBX components.

 

30

Tim & Alexandra Jarvis - Borland

Tim and his eleven year old daughter, Alexandra, talk about ECO and how ECO is child's play.

 

30

Ray Konopka - Raize Software

Ray discusses VCL enhancements that are coming in DeXter and how they affect component writers. He also covers how Raize Software is taking advantages of these enhancements for their next release of Raize Components. He also encourages listeners to attend his DevCon sessions and tutorial on component writing in Delphi at DevCon.

 

30

Robert Love - Peak Business Solutions

Robert Love discusses the BDN work that hes done using DeXter, as well as talk about his DevCon talk(s) and the Delphi User Group hes part of.

 

60

David Intersimone, Michael Swindell, Jason Vokes, Malcolm Groves - Borland

Michael, Jason, and Malcolm along with David I, John and Anders present closing comments that summarize the 24 hours of DeXter, take final questions, and award some prizes.

Thank You!

Thank you presenters, and thank you to the BDN members who participated and asked questions in the chat room and to members who were listening in on the BDNradio broadcast. Winners of the prizes during the broadcast are listed at http://test.borland.com/broadcast/winnerslist.aspx?RootId=1:18863.

A big thank you goes out to the Borland Technology Partners who donated prizes for the event:


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