Last week's virtual CodeRage developer conference was a good place to hang out if you are a Delphi developer.
I've been doing Delphi conferences since 1995 when I lived in Australia and traveled to BorCon in the US ... which meant I would be on a plane for 14 hours each way, and several timezones away from my paying clients for over a week.
Despite that, BorCon was the highlight of my professional year. I was able to network among peers and potential clients. It was a good chance to see what 3rd party component and tools vendors had done in the past year, and to hear how CodeGear had move the platform forward in the same time. It was also good to be able to meet up with old friends who were also Delphi developers, and feed their addictions to Tim-Tams.
Many of us have since moved to other platforms following evolving demand for the kind of software development we do, although as I mentioned in a previous post Delphi aint dead yet and I noticed a lot of long time Delphi guys at CodeRage in the audience as well as doing presentations.
You can find replays of all the CodeRage sessions at http://conferences.embarcadero.com/coderage/sessions.
Check out Cary Jensens presentation on 9 Thread Synchronization Options in Delphi Compared which was an excellent summary of the array of options available to Delphi developers.
Bob Swart did an interesting presentation on building Smart Clients with Delphi and RemObjects
Ray Konopka always delivers a professional presentation, and Creating Custom VCL Component Designers was no different.
You can find mine here
Tour through DevExpress VCL Suites
The Technology of the QuantumGrid
Apparently the most watched was Delphi and Subversion which I'm just downloading now to watch later. The other day I turned a Windows Home Server into my personal Subversion server for my .NET development using AnkhSVN to integrate Subversion support into Visual studio 2008. I'd like to add integrated Delphi IDE support as well (I'm currently using Tortoise to integrate Subversion into explorer).
So which presentations did you attend or download? Any recommendations?