Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) newsletter - June 2009

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) News is an email newsletter for members of the Embarcadero Developer Network. Members who have their "Wants News" flag turned on in their membership profile receive the newsletter by email.

    In This Months Issue

  • Upgrade to Delphi 2009 or C++Builder 2009 and get RAD Studio 2009 promotion ends Friday, June 26
  • Delphi Developer Days 2009 with Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen - London, UK - July 1-2
  • ITDevCon Call for Papers - Delphi conference, Verona Italy - November 11-12
  • Modeling data or reverse engineering a database? Make the Switch from ERwin to ER/Studio
  • New! Downloadable All-Access Trial
  • Announcing Change Manager 5.1!
  • Upcoming Events/Webinars and recorded replays
  • Recent Articles and Blog Posts
  • Free Trial Downloads
  • Current Beta Programs
  • Ways to stay connected and up to date with Embarcadero
  • Write or translate an EDN article

     Upgrade to Delphi 2009 or C++Builder 2009, get RAD Studio promotion ends Friday, June 26

Upgrade to Delphi 2009 or C++Builder 2009 by this Friday, June 26th 2009 and we'll fulfill your order with CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 at no extra charge. This offer is available through all Embarcadero Shop Sites worldwide and through Embarcadero partners who display this offer.

Complete details at

     Delphi Developer Days 2009 with Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen - London, UK - July 1-2

Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen are teaming up for Delphi Developer Days, a live seminar that will visit London, UK on 1-2 July, 2009.

During this two-day event, you will experience both joint sessions, presented by Cary and Marco together, as well as simultaneous tracks, where Marco and Cary break out into separate rooms to present individual topics. Topics and descriptions are available at

Whether you are using the latest version of Delphi, or are developing with an older version, you will come away with loads of information that will improve your development and make you more productive.

All attendees receive:

  * An extensive course book (500+ pages) written by Cary and Marco that includes
    all the material covered in all sessions

  * Source code examples from all of the sessions

  * Lunch on both days

  * A chance to win valuable prizes from sponsors

Complete information for the event is given at

     ITDevCon Call for Papers - Delphi conference, Verona Italy - November 11-12

ITDevCon is a conference entirely focused on Delphi and its technologies.  With 3 tracks and over 20 sessions, ITDevCon is the touchstone for the deepening of Delphi environment.

If you wish to become an ITDevCon speaker and propose an interesting topic related to Delphi and its technologies fill the form using one of the URLs listed below. The call for papers deadline is 31 July 2009!
    English - https://www.itdevcon.it/en/call-for-papers
    Italian - https://www.itdevcon.it/it/call-for-papers
    Spanish - https://www.itdevcon.it/es/call-for-papers

ITDevCon home page:
    English - https://www.itdevcon.it/en/home
    Italian - https://www.itdevcon.it/it/home
    Spanish - https://www.itdevcon.it/es/home

     Modeling data or reverse engineering a database? Make the Switch from ERwin to ER/Studio

If you model data or reverse engineer database schema, using a  data modeling tool saves a lot of time and effort. But if you use--or are considering using--ERwin, don't get stuck with old, second-rate technology. Embarcadero ER/Studio is a next-generation data modeling tool with many advantages. You can learn more and get the step-by-step guide for migrating your data models from ERwin at:
    https:// www.embarcadero.com /erwin/make_the_switch.php

     New! Downloadable All-Access Trial

The All-Access client is a lightweight zero-install client which provides a primary entry point into the various products used with All-Access.  It allows you to launch, install, update, and select product versions, all from a single user interface; and can be configured to run standalone, to receive products from Embarcadero, or to run with an All-Access server on your own network.  Try the All-Access Client today at

Read How All-Access can help enterprises Reduce Total Cost of Ownership cross Application Development and Database Tools by up to 46%

See what people are saying about All-Access and why it was named as the Top IT product of the year by Computerworld!

     Announcing Change Manager 5.1!

Announcing Change Manager 5.1! Now with Data masking, Auto-sync, Cross-DBMS schema compare and Unicode support.  Learn more about how Change Manager helps database administrators and developers simplify and automate database change management.

Read the White Paper. Faster Application Development via Improved Database Change Management: Integrating Database Change Management with Software Development to Reduce Errors, Re-Work, and Testing Efforts

Try Change Manager 5.1 for free at

     Upcoming Events/Webinars and recorded replays

July 1-2 - Delphi Developer Days 2009 with Marco Cantu and Cary Jensen - London, UK

September 8-11 - CodeRage 4- next installation of our popular virtual conference series covering Embarcadero products and technologies - Save the Date!

November 11-12 - ITDevCon - conference entirely focused on Delphi and its technologies.
    English - https://www.itdevcon.it/en/home
    Italian - https://www.itdevcon.it/it/home
    Spanish - https://www.itdevcon.it/es/home

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

Database Change Management For Developers (recorded)


Overview of InterBase SMP 2009 (recorded)

Understanding Static Analysis with Delphi (recorded)


Starting With More Than a Blank Page: Modeling With an Industry Standard Data Model (recorded)


Optimization Tools to Maximize Performance and IT Resources (recorded)


DBA Day Online - Portuguese (recorded)

DBA Day Online - Spanish (recorded)

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


     Embarcadero News and In The News

Embarcadero All-Access Gets a Boost with Latest Database Change Management Tool

SD Times 100 - 2009 Award Winner for Innovative Contributions to Software Development Community - Embarcadero wins for Database & Data Tools and Tools & IDEs categories

ebizQ - Controlling Cost of Licensing and Tool Provisioning for Enterprise Development Teams In this article, Embarcadero's Philip Rathle examines ways businesses can re-tool their software licensing (e.g. All-Access) to achieve greater efficiency.

eWeek - Managing the Chaos of Licensing Software - In this eWEEK podcast hosted by Mike Vizard, the senior director for product management at Embarcadero Technologies, Scott Walz, talks about how developers can overcome the challenges associated with managing the software licensing process.

Information Management - Know your customer with modern CDI - Jason Tiret of Embarcadero joins DM Radio to talk about customer data integration trends and best practices for identity resolution, the value of various architectural approaches, how to incorporate third-party data, strategies for avoiding re-duplication and what you can accomplish without new software.

IT World - How to lower software costs - Jeff Anders of Embarcadero Technologies offers insight into how to lower software costs.

DatabaseTrends and Applications - Embarcadero Technologies offers Embarcadero All -Access Embarcadero's Philip Rathle explain the significant cost and time saving advantages of the All-Access approach and how it's setting a new standard for the future of software tools licensing.

Programmer's Paradise - Controlling the cost of licensing and tool provisioning for enterprise development teams - Philip Rathle of Embarcadero Technologies offers insight into the hidden costs of owning and managing software.


     Recent Articles and Blog Posts

Better smart-linking through class construction

Programming VSTO-based Microsoft Office application-level extensions in Delphi Prism

DBArtisan 8.7 Beta Opportunity - Looking for beta testers for next release of DB Artisan

Data Masking with Change Manager 5.1

Extending TObject with data at runtime

High-speed mathematics parser for Delphi and C++Builder

Getting Started with All-Access

On Renaming Eclipse...

White Paper: EmbarcaderoR J OptimizerT Tutorial

Why Quality Assurance?

"Globalizing your Delphi applications" - Delphi Unicode Resources

Version Database Changes with Your Application Code | Change Manager 5.1

Software + Database Archeology in Moscow

Yes, Virginia, there is a Delphi MacOSX and Linux project.

Enumerating over a directory structure

Arbitrary precision integers

Getting Started with Delphi and C++Builder 2009

Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene #112

Mac OS X Stack Alignment

Mach-O OBJ Format Trivia

Simple Delphi Prism WCF service and Delphi 2009 client

dlsym - subtle bits of the POSIX API dlsym

     Free Trial Downloads

ER/Studio - Data modeling tool for designing and understanding your databases

Rapid SQL - Integrated cross-platform SQL IDE for increased database development efficiency

DB Optimizer - SQL profiling and validation tool.

J Optimizer - Java profiling tool designed to find and fix code problems earlier in the development process

InterBase SMP 2009 Developer Edition - Highly scalable, powerful, embeddable database

InterBase SMP 2009 Trial Edition - Highly scalable, powerful, embeddable database

Performance Center - 24x7 database monitoring tool

All Embarcadero free trial downloads are available at

     Current Beta Programs

Current and Upcoming Early Adopters and Beta Programs include:

  DBArtisan 8.7 Beta - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39663
  Delphi "Weaver" - April 2009
  C++ Builder "Weaver" - April 2009
  Performance Center 2.7 Beta - April 2009

You will find the complete list of current and scheduled early adopter and beta programs at

     Ways to stay connected and up to date with Embarcadero

Follow Us! Embarcadero on Twitter - http://twitter.com/EmbarcaderoTech

Watch Us! Videos on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/embarcaderotechnet

Network with Us! Embarcadero on LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/companies/embarcadero-technologies

Take Part! Embarcadero Events - http://www.embarcadero.com/news/events.php

The Blogosphere! Embarcadero employee blogs - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/

Talk Shop! Embarcadero Discussion Forums - https://forums.embarcadero.com/index.jspa

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