CodeGear Developer Network Newsletter - July 2008

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: CodeGear (from Embarcadero Technologies) Developer Network (CDN) News is an email newsletter for members of the CodeGear Developer Network. Members with their "Wants News" flag set receive this period community news via email.

    Live Webinar, July 31: Introducing DatabaseGear products to the CodeGear community

On July 31, Greg Keller, Chief Evangelist for DatabaseGear, will demonstrate
Embarcadero database product solutions to the CodeGear community. These live
demonstrations will take place at three different times on July 31st at
6am, 11am, and 6pm (Pacific Time, UTC-7).

    Embarcadero Technologies Closes Acquisition of CodeGear™ from Borland® Software

It's official!  CodeGear is now part of Embarcadero Technologies. Embarcadero
will support CodeGear's customers and partners and will evolve and deepen the
functionality of CodeGear's existing product lines. Embarcadero's professional
database tools will be marketed under the DatabaseGear™ brand, and its
application developer tools will be encompassed under the CodeGear™ brand.

    Embarcadero® PowerSQL - SQL IDE for Application Developers

Embarcadero PowerSQL simplifies SQL development for application developers with
many features for improving productivity and reducing errors. A rich SQL IDE
with code completion, real–time error checking, explain plans, and on–the–fly
tuning streamlines coding tasks while producing quality code. PowerSQL offers
native support for IBM® DB2® for LUW, Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL Server, and
Sybase® as well as JDBC. PowerSQL is available as a stand-alone application
or as an Eclipse plugin.

    Tiburon, Delphi 2009/C++Builder 2009, Preview Information

Here Comes Tiburon

Tiburón - String Theory

Tiburón Preview: TButtonedEdit

Some new and enhanced VCL components coming in Tiburon

New Language Construct for Exit

Boost support in Tiburon C++Builder 2009

Tiburon Preview: Vista Wait Chain Traversal

Tiburon DataSnap enhancements

Tiburon - more about DataSnap

Tiburon/C++Builder - soon with live UML modeling

Tiburon’s LoadFromFile and SaveToFile for Unicode characters

Unicode database support in Tiburon for Delphi and C++

Don’t Get Caught with Boxes

    db FEST - You have one hour to rock your world

Embarcadero Technologies has thrown down the gauntlet to all database
administrators, developers and data modelers. We firmly believe that our
professional grade, cross-platform database tools, ER/Studio®, DBArtisan®,
Rapid SQL®, Embarcadero® Change Manager, and Embarcadero® DB Optimizer
can deliver measurable results in YOUR environment in less than 60 minutes.

db FEST has a list of common database problems that you can quickly solve
using Embarcadero tools. Each task has an estimated time for completion - but
we think you can do it even faster! Just let us know how long it took to
complete a task and you will automatically receive a FREE Embarcadero
'db FEST tour' t-shirt* - and the chance to win an even bigger prize.

    3rdRail Release 1.2

The latest release of 3rdRail version 1.2 introduces Problem Detection and
Correction. Each time you save changes to your code, 3rdRail provides detection
of common Ruby and Rails coding errors. Detected errors are marked within the
code and explained in the Problems view. In many cases, automatic correction
is available via the “Quick Fix” option found within the context menu of the
problem description. When automatic correction is not feasible, more general
solution suggestions are shown.

3rdRail Product Home Page

3rdRail 1.2 Installation Notes
3rdRail 1.2 Release Notes

    Upcoming Events and Webinars

A case for reuse with JBuilder 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Introducing the DatabaseGear products to the CodeGear Developer Network
Thursday, July 31, 2008
  6am Pacific Time (7am Mountain Time; UTC-7)
  11am Pacific Time (12noon Mountain Time; UTC-7)
  6pm Pacific Time (7pm Mountain Time; UTC-7)

Enterprise Development
Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Doing Swing Development
Thursday, August 7, 2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Implementing Performance Management
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Developer UML - Get the most out of the UML functionality in JBuilder 2008.
Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Software Archeology with JBuilder 2008 - You have just inherited 1,000,000 lines of code… now what?
Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT

August 4-8, 2008 Sybase TechWave Las Vegas, NV

August 19-21, 2008 LandWarNet 2008 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

21. August 2008 - DevTracks Roadshow in Offenbach / Germany
CodeGear and DatabaseGear

September 21-25, 2008 Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, CA

Additional listings for upcoming CodeGear and DatabaseGear events and webinars around the
world can be found on the following web pages:

    Recent Articles and Blogs beta - For those who want one-stop access to CodeGear product docs
in PDF, HTML, and/or CHM formats, use

PHP resources for Oracle databases - This article contains links to PHP documents
and the PHP development center site for Oracle databases.

Delphi/400 for PHP Tutorial - Building your first application using Delphi/400 for PHP

Using the AutoCompleteExtender AJAX control in Delphi for .NET - Describes how
to use the AutoCompleteExtender AJAX control to provide auto-complete textbox
functionality in Delphi for .NET ASP.NET applications

JBuilder 2008 Technical Videos - Video tutorials covering JBuilder 2008 features

Delphi for PHP Sample Programs Online - Run the Delphi for PHP 2.0 sample programs
online and download the source

Social Bookmarking on CDN - Read this to learn how to use tags on the Developer Network

JBuilder 2008 Swing Designer Screencasts - This article contains links to several
JBuilder Swing Designer screencasts created by Jeff Anders, CodeGear's Product
Marketing Manager for JBuilder.

Java Application Factories Webinar Replay - Ravi Kumar presents Application Factories,
and teaches you how to transfer knowledge between team members

Creating Compact Framework Applications in RAD Studio 2007 - This article describes
how to create Delphi for .NET applications targeting the .NET Compact Framework
using RAD Studio 2007

Delphi for PHP videos on YouTube - CodeGear community member, Noam Rachmany, has
posted 14 Delphi for PHP videos on YouTube. Check them out!

    CodeGear and Embarcadero in the News

Embarcadero Unveils DB Optimizer for High-Performance SQL Profiling and Tuning

CodeGear Collaborates with Open Source Japan and Network Applied Communication
Laboratory to Drive Enterprise Ruby on Rails Adoption in Japan

ZDNET TechRepublic articles about 3rdRail and Delphi for PHP - Here are two recent
articles that appear on the ZDNET TechRepublic web site covering 3rdRail and
Delphi for PHP. One of the articles includes an interview with Michael Swindell.

Embarcadero Change Manager Selected as Editor's Choice by SQL Server Magazine

CodeGear recognized for innovation in SD Times 100 for 2008 - CodeGear named one
of the top 100 software development companies for 2008 by SD Times

SD Times 100 - SD Times (June 1, 2008)

Artima Developer - Leading-Edge Java Application Factories, An Interview
with CodeGear's Jeff Anders

Dr. Dobbs Journal - Application Factories: Pre-built Application Modules from CodeGear

    Embarcadero Beta Center

Embarcadero Technologies runs two types of programs offering customers an advanced
look at our products:

  Early Adopters Program - The Early Adopters Program is designed to give
    people an advanced look at our newest product offerings. This program
    would normally target a brand new product, or a significant new add-on
    to an existing product. The program includes a purchase incentive for
    downloading, installing, and trying the product.

  Beta Program - Beta programs are designed to meet the needs of our customers
    and our internal development teams during the launch of a new version a
    product. The beta test process helps Embarcadero determine the quality
    of a product before it is released to the general public.

For additional information and to see the list of current and upcoming programs,
check out

    CodeGear and DatabaseGear employees are Blogging!

Embarcadero Technologoes (DatabaseGear + CodeGear) employees are using
blogs to keep you up to date on our products, development technologies,
database technologies,work they are doing, news of interest to members,
technical information, programming tips, modeling and design, trivia,
and more.  Check out the DatabaseGear and CodeGear blogs at

    Reporting product problems and feature suggestions using Quality Central

Quality Central is a "request" box for CodeGear customers. When someone
posts a "request," other community members can agree, disagree, rate, vote,
or comment on that topic. These requests will be problem reports, feature
suggestions, ideas for community articles, requests for content on the
CodeGear web site, and so on.

    Write or translate a CDN article and get paid!

The CodeGear Developer Network "Get Published" Web application allows you to
contribute technical articles, news, opinion essays, interviews and other articles.
You can also translate an existing article into your spoken language.  Many of
the articles listed above were written by CDN members.  If your article is
published, we'll even pay you for it! Do you have knowledge to share with other
members? Write it up and head for

    Find Solutions Fast in Code Central

Code Central is a database driven repository of code samples, components,
projects, models, patterns, tools, and more.  Code Central allows you to
store, search, and retrieve submissions by product, category, date updated,
submitter, copyright type, or keyword. Quick links are provided to the most
popular authors, popular downloads and highest rated entries.  Code Central
is your community repository.  Feel free to contribute and share your examples
with CDN members.

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