The Two Weeks of Delphi/C++ 2006 Webinar Series - Nov 6-17 - the Replays!

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: The Developer Relations team presented ten live one-hour Delphi and C++ 2006 Webinars on BDNtv Nov 6-17. Each Webinar covered a different product use and development theme. If you missed them, watch the replays.

    The Two Weeks of Delphi/C++ 2006 Webinar Series – the Replays!

The Developer Relations team presented ten live one-hour Delphi and C++ 2006 Webinars on BDNtv starting Monday, November 6, 2006 and ending Friday, November 17.

Each Webinar will cover a different product use and development theme. The hour will feature live demonstrations of product capabilities and application development scenarios.

Listeners will be able to use email, call, Skype, and submit questions to the presenters at the end of each hour. We expect that this will be a lively two-way conversation where you’ll learn a lot on a topic of interest and have some fun interacting with the team.

    When:

Weekdays, Monday November 6, 2006 to Friday November 17, 2006

1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time [ 4pm New York City, 2100 GMT/UTC, 9pm London, 10pm Frankfurt, 6am (+1 day) Tokyo, 8am (+1 day) Sydney ]

    Who Should Attend:

  • Current users of Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi .NET, and C# (versions 2006 and prior).
  • Users of the new Turbo Explorer editions.
  • Users of Borland Developer Studio 2006, Delphi 2006, C++Builder 2006, and C#Builder 2006.
  • Anyone else who is interested in learning how to move their application development projects to the next level.

    Special Product Offers:

Special product offers will be available for attendees. To qualify for the special offers, see the information at the end of this article.

    Webinar Dates, Times, Themes:

Monday – November 6, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time – Completed, replay available Tuesday November 7.

What's New in Delphi/C++Builder 2006

There have been many new innovations since the different versions of Delphi and C++Builder that developers are still using. This Webinar will demonstrate new features that are sure to increase programmer productivity and the spectrum of applications you can develop.

Watch the replay.

Tuesday – November 7, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Delphi/C++Builder Database Application Development and Project Migration

Are you still using BDE? Still building client/server applications? This Webinar will cover database technologies including BDE, DBExpress, BDP, and moving your applications to a multi-tier architecture.

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Wednesday – November 8, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Building .NET Compact Framework Applications with Delphi 2006.

Learn how to use the Delphi language to build, test and deploy .NET compact framework applications. We’ll show how to use Jeremy North’s CF Build Helper plug-in to develop, test and deploy .NET applications.

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Thursday – November 9, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Building, Testing, and Delivering Quality Applications using Delphi

This Webinar will show you how to use integrated unit testing, the integrated debugger, and audits/metrics to build and deliver high quality applications using Delphi 2006.

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Friday – November 10, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

IDE Personalization, Configuration, and Tuning Tips & Tricks for Delphi/C++

This hour will show you all the tips and tricks to make the 2006 environment work the way you work. Some of the tips will include pruning your IDE to the smallest footprint, using custom desktops for different development stages, how to use Quality Central problem reporting, and using Delphi Speedup. This session will also cover the updates and hot fixes that have appeared since 2006 first shipped.

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Monday – November 13, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Delphi/C++Builder 2006 Reporting Solutions

Most business applications require producing reports. This Webinar will cover the different reporting solutions that are available for Delphi/C++ including the integrated Nevrona Design’s Rave Reports component package. You will also see demonstrations of additional reporting solutions including QuSoft AS’s Quick Reports, Business Object’s Crystal Reports, and Gnostice Software’s eDoc Engine VCL for the creation of PDF and other file formats.

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Tuesday – November 14, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Building Applications with Commercial, Open Source, and Free Components

This Webinar will show you how to build Delphi and C++ applications using commercial third party components and tools, open source and free components. We will showcase some of the top tools and component libraries from our Technology Partners like Atozed Software’s IntraWeb, Raize Software’s CodeSite and Raize Components, TMS Software VCL component packs, AutomatedQA’s AQTime performance profiling and memory and resource debugging toolset, Developer Express’ VCL components and tools, and others. We will also demonstrate how to use the Turbo Power, Project Indy, and Project Jedi open source libraries and components.

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Wednesday – November 15, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Working with Single and Multi-Language Project Groups

This Webinar will show you how to work with mixed language and mixed platform project groups. The session will also cover mixing C++, Delphi and C# code to manage (develop/debug/deploy) suites of applications.

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Thursday – November 16, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Using C++ Libraries, DLLs, ANSI C++, Boost, and the C++ TR1 Library

This C++ specific Webinar will showcase how to use the full range of C++ language capabilities including use of libraries, DLLs, ANSI C++ features. The Webinar will also show how you can use the BOOST C++ libraries and the C++ TR1 (C++ Technical Report on Standard Library Extensions #1) library.

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Friday – November 17, 2006 – 1pm to 3pm Pacific Standard Time

Preparing your Delphi/C++Builder Applications for Windows Vista

This Webinar will show you how to modify your Delphi and C++Builder applications to get them ready for Windows Vista. We will also cover the tips and tricks for installing Borland Developer Studio and the Turbo editions on Windows Vista.

Watch the replay.

    How to contact Developer Relations during each broadcast:

During each broadcast you can ask questions through the BDN chat room, a toll free 800 number, dedicated email address, and Skype.

SkypeID: upgrade_a_thon

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Toll free call-in number: +1-800-800-0361

Email: migrate@borland.com

    Watching the live Webinar and asking questions:

Open a browser, media player, or click on mms://bdntv.borland.com/chat to watch or listen to the live broadcast.

Asking questions using our online chat room:

Go to http://chatjet.borland.com/event/login.html to join the chat questions room, where you can ask questions or provide feedback during the audio broadcast. Please always use "/ask" in front of your question text to ask a question.

The chat questions roomkey is "livechat" and will be activated shortly before the live chat begins. When you are prompted for the login information, put in your current Borland chat nickname and optional password, or simply type in a new one. Then provide the roomkey "livechat".

You can also ask questions by using the following contact points during the Webinar:

SkypeID: upgrade_a_thon

Toll free call-in number: +1-800-800-0361

Email: migrate@borland.com

    How to Register for the Promotional Offer

Go to http://test.borland.com/broadcast during one of the live Webinar times/dates. If you are not logged into BDN, you will be asked to login. If you are logged in (and the broadcast is live), click on the “I am Listening” button to qualify for the offer.

    Troubleshooting Connectivity Problems

If you want to test your connectivity to our live broadcasting system, open your media player using mms://bdntv.borland.com/replay/UpgradeAThon_20061106.wmv . If you have trouble watching this replay, try setting the buffer on Windows Media Player to 20 seconds. You can also manually set your connection speed lower or higher. It's under the Tools | Options | Performance dialog, shown here:

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If you can't connect to this replay at all, you probably have port 1755 (Windows Media Server) blocked on your firewall, and you'll need to get that port opened. If you can't open the firewall port yourself, you'll have to request it from your IS department. We hope to "see" you on the broadcast!

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