CodeGear Developer Network Newsletter - December 2007 - Happy Holidays

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: This article contains the contents of the December 2007 monthly CodeGear Developer Network newsletter. This newsletter is sent to members who have their "wants news" flag turned on.

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Recent case studies include:

Euclid Technology's ClearVantage integrated CRM, ERP, eCommerce, and Web Content management solution built with Delphi.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's use of JBuilder 2007 to build applications for collecting, managing, and disseminating information from scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean.

    3rdRail, Ruby, and Rails resources on the Internet

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"3rdRail has a well designed and very impressive interface which covers programmers at all levels from beginners to experts." Yukihiro Matsumoto, creator of the Ruby programming language.

"This opens up a whole new world for things like advanced refactorings and, in general, provides an environment that's familiar to anyone coming from IDE-heavy environments like .NET or J2EE." David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails.

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    Recent CDN Articles and Blog Posts

JBuilder2007 Web Services – Building a Web Service Client from an Existing Web Service.

Use JBuilder2007 to create a web client from an existing web service.

3D Programming with Delphi for .NET and WPF

Well Christmas is over, time for the Top 10 Predictions for 2008

RAD Studio 2007 - List of Fixes to Delphi.NET in December Update. List of 157 fixes (40 from Quality Central) for RAD Studio 2007, Delphi.NET personality in the December Update.

C++Builder 2007 - List of Fixes from December Update. List of 46 fixes

C++(12 from

Quality Central) for C++Builder 2007 in the December Update

Delphi 2007 - List of Fixes from December Update. List of 93 fixes (32 from Quality Central) for D2007 as part of the RAD Studio 2007 December Update.

RAD Studio 2007 December Update List of Core Bug Fixes. 284 core bug fixes (84 from Quality Central) sorted by area addressed in the December 2007 Update.

3rdRail Release Notes. These notes apply to Release 1 and Update 1.

The Unicode Soft Hyphen vs. the Latin 1 Soft Hyphen (Cage Death Match)

Creating a Live Templates Scripting Engine. In this article, I’m going to show you how easy it can be to create a Live Template Scripting engine.

List of main third party components compatible with Delphi 2007 for Win32 and RAD Studio 2007. This article has a list of the main components used in Delphi, compatible with Delphi 2007 for Win32 and RAD Studio 2007

A General Discussion about the RAD Studio End User License Agreement. The purpose of this article is to try to clear up a few of the common issues that arise when people read the RAD Studio EULA.

Release Notes for RAD Studio 2007 December Update. This update applies to RAD Studio 2007, C++Builder 2007, and Delphi for Win32 2007.

RAD Studio & Software Archeology

3rdRail Installation Notes. Installation information for CodeGear 3rdRail, a Ruby on Rails developer environment.

Database backup for Blackfish SQL. This article provides information on how to execute some built-in stored procedures to backup a Blackfish SQL database.

Leveraging What You Have: 10 Top Things Added to Delphi Since Delphi 7. You may not be aware of all the great stuff that has been added to Delphi over the years.

Introducing the CodeGear chat server. An introduction to the CodeGear chat server beta test.

Delphi 2007, C++Builder 2007, and RAD Studio 2007 documentation update. An update is available to the documentation for Delphi 2007, C++Builder 2007, and RAD Studio 2007. Use the IDE update interface or go to the registered customer download page.

Authentication with Restful_Authentication in 3rdRail

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