Dienstag, 30. September 2008

Back from California ....

Two weeks ago I spent some days in Scotts Valley, visited the HQ of CodeGear there again and last week I attend the oracle conference "Oracle OpenWorld 2008" in San Francisco.

Big, Grand, Huge, Oracle.
With more then 43.000 attendes was this a really big conference in downtown of SF ....

I spent a lot of time on sessions and on talks in the exhibition halls (yeah, I visited Embarcadero in Moscone south and talked to DavidI and AndersO).
On some sessions the speakers are afraid and worked only with powerpoint and prepared movies, no live coding :-(

Very interesting is IMO the idea and architecture of Oracle Beehive, meaning that Oracle plan a solution like Microsoft Sharepoint. The future will show the how it compared against Sharepoint and the market will accept/support this and not like the old unsuccessfull OCS from Oracle.
the secret "the X is comming" opened Larry Ellision on his keynote. The "exadata" combination from HP and Oracle should realize performance for (big) databases; we'll see it.
IMO moves Oracle with this from the virtualization to application-grid technology. Not that virtualization is out for Oracle but the combination from hardware and software and database have another focus.
It is sometimes interesting that a big company like Oracle publish solution like SecureFiles for the database that are a long time available in smaller databases, like BlackfishSQL (calles Filestreams) from CodeGear.

All in all it was a great experience for me and I hope to attend on the next OOW in October 2009 again.

Mittwoch, 3. September 2008

EKON 12 - with a compiler engineer from CodeGear!

Today I visited the page of EKON12, the german conference for Delphi and all the other stuff from CodeGear. And, wooow, there are in the Delphi - area two very, very interesting sessions with Barry Kelly, who is one of the software engineers working on the Delphi compiler at Embarcadero's CodeGear.

Here are the details from the EKON-page:

New Delphi for Win32 language features

Barry Kelly - CodeGear

This session provides an overview of the new Delphi language features for RAD Studio 2009 - Unicode, generics and anonymous methods, and some intermediate and more advanced usage scenarios, including generic collections and concurrency idioms enabled by anonymous methods.

Advanced anonymous method and generics usage

Barry Kelly - CodeGear

This session covers more advanced usage scenarios for anonymous methods and generics. For anonymous methods, it will show a survey of closure-passing idioms as well as uses in threading: marshalling, futures, parallel-loop constructs. For generics it will be about escaping from constraint limitations via helper interfaces.