Friday, September 10, 2010We're just back from Paris where the last stop of the CodeWay Tour in France was taking place. Over 100 enthusiast French Delphi developers witnessed not only all the goodies that RAD Studio XE offers, but could see first hand a live demo of the 64bit Delphi compiler that is in the works as well as a demo with the upcoming cross platform Windows / MacOSX version. The 64bit compiler DCC64 demo showed a console application allocating, filling and releasing a whopping 5GB of memory in probably less than a second. The cross platform demo showed our beloved FishFact demo running on a Mac OSX, featuring TDBGrid, TDBImage, TDBMemo.
David I further reassured that Embarcadero is investing more than ever in the Delphi product. Research projects are ongoing for things like a compiler with plugable back-end that could in the future target other CPUs like ARM chips, VCL+, ORM, parallel processing extensions to the Delphi language, databinding with every component property, closer integration between the Delphi IDE and Embarcadero database products, ...
Thierry Laborde had an impressive demo of the Delphi multi-touch capabilities with two-finger smooth large image panning, zooming, rotating. With this power, Delphi developers can create Microsoft surface style applications! A bit later, Thierry was showing the Delphi Prism compiler running under Monotouch to create iPhone applications.
Delphi expert and highly acclaimed book writer Marco Cantu walked through the countless possibilities REST services can provide and especially the features that Delphi 2010 and Delphi XE offer in the area of JSON parsing, REST server creation etc...
Thierry also invited TMS for a presentation and we're very happy to be able to give a presentation about the TMS PolyList Controls.
All in all, a very informative day. One thing is sure: there are so many interesting things going on around Delphi that it will be extremely hard to find enough time to play with all these exciting technologies!
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