Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) newsletter - October 2009

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) News is an email newsletter for members of the Embarcadero Developer Network. Members receive this email if they expressed an interest (by setting the "Wants News" flag in their member profile) in getting community news updates.

    In this months issue
 

- Delphi and C++Builder product surveys are open
- ER/Studio 8.5 - 3 editions for your Data Modeling needs
- Embarcadero DB Optimizer 2.0 Reduces the Complexity of SQL Tuning
- Embarcadero Internationalizes DBArtisan with Full Unicode Support
- Submit your Unicode migration stories for Delphi and C++Builder
- Tell us about apps you've built with Embarcadero tools
- CodeRage 4 session replays - watch or download
- Upcoming Events/Webinars and recorded replays
- Recent Articles and Blog Posts
- Free Trial Downloads
- Ways to stay connected and up to date with Embarcadero
- Write or translate an EDN article

     Delphi and C++Builder product surveys are open
 

We encourage all users of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio to complete the surveys. The surveys are conducted by Embarcadero Product Management for Delphi and C++Builder. The responses are extremely important to us and help to shape the vision and future of the product.
 

The surveys are long but again the information we gain from the answers is very valuable, so we encourage you to complete the entire survey.
 

Please pass this information on to anybody you think would be interested.  If you'd like to help with translating either survey, please contact tim.delchiaro@embarcadero.com and let me know which survey(s) you're willing to translate and which languages. We appreciate any translation help and we will add additional links to this page as translations become available.

  Delphi Survey:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=XrKr27_2bmLfybzGzZi_2brsBQ_3d_3d

  C++Builder Survey:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=_2fgXyuaDw_2b6owMhPz_2fZg8mw_3d_3d

     ER/Studio 8.5 - 3 editions for your Data Modeling needs
 

Innovative data modeling tools for enterprise data and information architecture.  Analyze, visualize, and communicate database and application designs faster and easier.

ER/Studio Enterprise - Innovative data, process and UML modeling tools for enterprise data and information architecture.
ER/Studio Data Architect - Data modeling tool for designing and understanding your databases.
ER/Studio Business Architect - Real-world process and conceptual modeling

  Product page - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/er-studio
  Watch the videos - http://www.embarcadero.com/product/er-studio/product-demos
  Stuck on your old ERwin modeling tool? - http://etnaweb04.embarcadero.com/erwin/make_the_switch.php
  Press release - http://etnaweb04.embarcadero.com/news/press_releases/Expands_Flexibility_for_Data_Modelers_with_ER-Studio_Enterprise_8-5.php

     Embarcadero DB Optimizer 2.0 Reduces the Complexity of SQL Tuning
 

With the new DB Optimizer 2.0, Embarcadero is innovating on the SQL tuning front by incorporating graphical tools like the Visual SQL Tuning (VST) diagram and the Index Analysis feature that allow developers to quickly understand the components of a SQL query and DBAs to make faster at-a-glance decisions.

  Product page - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/db-optimizer
  Watch the videos - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/db-optimizer/product-demos
  Press release - http://etnaweb04.embarcadero.com/news/press_releases/DB-Optimizer-2-0-Reduces-the-Complexity-of-SQL-Tuning.php
  Try it now - https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/db_optimizer

     Embarcadero Internationalizes DBArtisan with Full Unicode Support
 

DBArtisan 8.7 adds Unicode support and a number of innovative database administrator (DBA) productivity features to the latest release of DBArtisan, a database administration tool that supports all major database platforms from a single interface.

  Product Page - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/dbartisan
  Watch the videos - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/dbartisan/productdemos
  Data Sheet (PDF) - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/dbartisan/DBArtisan-Datasheet.pdf
  Press release - http://etnaweb04.embarcadero.com/news/press_releases/Embarcadero_Internationalizes_DBArtisan_with_Full_Unicode_Support.php
  Try it now - https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/dbartisan

     Submit your Unicode migration stories for Delphi and C++Builder 
 

RAD Studio 2009 empowered you, the Delphi and C++Builder developer, to deliver first class, Unicode-enabled applications to your customers. While this important development is opening new markets for your software, in some cases it may have presented a challenge for some existing applications and development techniques, especially where code has included explicit assumptions about the size of strings.


We want to aid those developers faced with the task of migrating existing applications to RAD Studio 2009 and later by compiling a list of real-world obstacles, and the techniques used to overcome then, and you can help.

  How to submit your migration stories - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/40018

     Tell us about apps you've built with Embarcadero tools

We'd like to know how you're using Embarcadero developer tools like Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism, 3rdRail, JBuilder and Delphi for PHP. We've set up new forms where you can submit information on products, apps and web sites that you've built using these tools. You can submit multiple products if you'd like, just one per form.

  Delphi - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=BNcBkVCUCEDharLhLrmCyg_3d_3d
  C++Builder - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ew8LBUUvCTiNtXXeJHSF3Q_3d_3d
  JBuilder - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=o37QH169QNyOmH6kwUtFuw_3d_3d
  Delphi Prism - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=lrvDFN5KEZeQovcluehCCw_3d_3d
  Delphi for PHP - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=670UnJiLigVoyIxbhcfH_2bQ_3d_3d
  3rdRail - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=a1EwlhAhRFdC_2bUX8vCd3SA_3d_3d

     CodeRage 4 session replays - watch or download

CodeRage 4 took place back in September. If you missed some of the totally technical sessions you can watch or download the replays of all of the sessions.

  http://conferences.embarcadero.com/coderage/sessions

     Upcoming Events/Webinars and recorded replays

November 2-4 - DAMA International Conference Europe 2009 - London

    http://www.irmuk.co.uk/dm2009/

November 3 - Webinar: Maximise database and application performance with DB Optimizer

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#RJHD79$Maximise_database_and_application_performance_with_DB_Optimizer

November 4 – Seminario para DBA’s, Bogota – Colombia

    http://www.ittoolsltda.com/mercadeo/2009/octubre/bda/

November 4 - DevTracks road show - Berlin

    http://www.devtracks.de/

November 5 - Webinar: First out the gate with touch, gesturing and full Direct2D support Windows 7 and RAD Studio 2010

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#MJM87T$Windows_7_and_RAD_Studio_2010

November 5 - Webinar: All-Access - A New Perspective for RAD Developers

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#G2FHN5$All-Access_-_A_New_Perspective_for_RAD_Developers

November 10 - DevTracks road show - Stuttgart

    http://www.devtracks.de/

November 10 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - San Diego, CA  12:30pm-2:30pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-SanDiego?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

November 11 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Silicon Valley, CA  11:00am-1:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-SiliconValley?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

November 11 - Webinar: DBArtisan: single window management of all your database platforms

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#4S4DZH$DBArtisan:_single_window_management_of_all_your_database_platforms

November 12 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Phoenix, AZ  12:00pm-2:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-Phoenix?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

November 11 - Webinar: DBArtisan: single window management of all your database platforms

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#4S4DZH$DBArtisan:_single_window_management_of_all_your_database_platforms

November 11-12 - ITDevCon - conference entirely focused on Delphi and its technologies.

    English - http://www.itdevcon.it/en/home
    Italian - http://www.itdevcon.it/it/home
    Spanish - http://www.itdevcon.it/es/home

November 16-19 - Public training course on ER/Studio Data Architect and ER/Studio Repository

    http://www.embarcadero.com/services/education/emodelers

November 16-17 –Australian Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) National Conference, Melbourne

    http://www.ausoug.org.au/2020/index.html

November 17 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Philadelphia, PA  6:00pm-8:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-Philadelphia?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

November 18 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Raleigh, NC  6:00pm-8:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-Raleigh?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

November 18 - Delphi 2010 in Action - a FREE Workshop - London

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/uk/uk_delphi2010_workshop_reg.html

November 19-21 - International Firebird Konferenz 2009 - Munich

    http://www.firebird-conference.com/

November 19 - Delphi 2010 in Action - a FREE workshop - Manchester

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/uk/uk_delphi2010_workshop_reg.html

November 19 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Minneapolis, MN  6:00pm-8:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-Minneapolis?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

November 23-27 - Delphi Code Camp - Munich

    http://entwickler-akademie.de/codecamps/delphi-cc

November 24 - Delphi Conference Brasil - Prepare-se - Sao Paulo
   
November 26 - Webinar: What's New in RAD Studio 2010

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#R265GQ$RAD_Studio_2010_Overview

November 26 - Webinar: Reach out – beyond your desktop, beyond your firewall, beyond Windows RESTful Web Services with Delphi 2010

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#S5QF2D$RESTful_Web_Services_with_Delphi_2010

November 30 - December 2 - UKOUG Conference Series, Technology & E-Business Suite 2009 - Birmingham

    http://techandebs.ukoug.org/default.asp?p=3740

December 2 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Sacramento, CA  6:00pm-8:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-Sacramento?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

December 3 - Webinar: RAD Studio R&D Year Review with Nick Hodges

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#75Z8MJ$RAD_Studio_R&D_Year_Review

December 3 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Los Angeles, CA  7:00pm-9:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-LosAngeles?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

December 8 - What's New in RAD Studio 2010 - Denver, CO  5:00pm-7:00pm

    http://update.codegear.com/forms/AMUSCA0910RADStudioTour-Denver?elq=c0acb8cde0a54a1a874ba915e18673ff

December 10 - Hands-on (Delphi) Developer Workshop - Utrecht, NL

    http://www.barnsten.com/events-agenda.aspx?item=166


CodeRage 4 Replays (recorded) - download or watch the sessions from the fourth virtual Embarcadero developer tools and techniques conference

    http://conferences.embarcadero.com/coderage/sessions

DataRage Replays (recorded) - download or watch the sessions from the first virtual Embarcadero database tools and techniques conference

    http://conferences.embarcadero.com/datarage/sessions

For additional events and webinar replays go to the Embarcadero and Developer Network calendars at

    http://www.embarcadero.com/news/events.php

    http://www.embarcadero-events.eu/index.html

    http://edn.embarcadero.com/efeed

     Embarcadero News and In The News
 

    Recent Articles and Blog Posts

Delphi 2010 Touch demo
  part I - http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/09/touch-demo-part-i.html
  part II - http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/10/touch-demo-part-ii.html
  part III - http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/10/touch-demo-part-iii.html

Delphi Unicode Migration Statistics Tool
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/ao/2009/10/09/39042

JBuilder roadmap
  http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39969

RAD Studio 2010: TThread support for naming a thread
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/10/22/34895

Windows 7 Development Center
  http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/40055

Top Ten Customer Reasons to Switch from ERWin to ER/Studio
  http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/40053

Fast Graphic Deformation Using Scanlines
  http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/40052

Section 508 Compliance for Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and Delphi Prism
  http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/40051

Delphi Tips and Tricks - Additional files
  http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/10/delphi-tips-and-tricks-additional-files.html

Last chance to upgrade from Delphi and C++Builder 2005 or earlier to 2010
  http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/40021

Importing data from text files in IBConsole
  http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/39873

Readme: Update 1 for RAD Studio 2010
  http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/39983

RAD Studio 2010: Keeping Watches (and Locals) expanded
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/10/06/34989

Debugger Enhancements since Delphi 7/C++Builder 6
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/10/05/34980

How to write applications useful for color blind users
  http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-write-applications-useful-for.html

RAD Studio 2010: TThread support for naming a thread
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/10/22/34895/

Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene #133
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/nickhodges/2009/10/21/39328/

Delphi@SDC2009
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2009/10/21/38805/

Visual SQL Tuning (VST)
  http://db-optimizer.blogspot.com/2009/10/visual-sql-tuning-vst-is-ground.html

Debugger Tip: Another case for selective symbol table loading
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/10/19/34955/

SafeMM Debug Memory Manager available on CodeCentral
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/medington/2009/10/16/24839/

How much testing is enough?
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrispattinson/2009/09/25/38942

C++Builder 2010 Boost support
  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/ddean/2009/09/23/34847

Graphics vs Text
  http://db-optimizer.blogspot.com/2009/10/interesting-discussion-of-gui-verses.html

Delphi TypeInfo workaround
  http://alex.ciobanu.org/?p=270

     Free Trial Downloads
 

ER/Studio - Data modeling tool for designing and understanding your databases
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/er_studio_enterprise

Rapid SQL - Integrated cross-platform SQL IDE for increased database development efficiency
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/rapid_sql

Change Manager - Database change management
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/change_manager

DBArtisan - Cross-platform database management
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/dbartisan

DB Optimizer - SQL profiling and validation tool.
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/db_optimizer

InterBase SMP 2009 Developer Edition - Highly scalable, powerful, embeddable database
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/interbase

InterBase SMP 2009 Trial Edition - Highly scalable, powerful, embeddable database
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/interbase

J Optimizer - Java™ profiling and tuning IDE
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/j_optimizer

JBuilder - The fastest way to develop enterprise Java™ applications
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/jbuilder

Performance Center - 24x7 database monitoring tool
  http://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/performance_center

RAD Studio - Everything you need to build native Windows®, .NET, Web and database applications
  https://downloads.embarcadero.com/free/rad_studio

All Embarcadero free trial downloads are available at
  http://www.embarcadero.com/downloads/

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    http://www.embarcadero.com/privacy.php

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Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) News is an email newsletter for members of the Embarcadero Developer Network.  Members receive this email if they expressed an interest (by setting the "Wants News" flag in their member profile) in getting community news updates. Members can update their membership information, email address, and contact flags at

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