Friday, June 18, 2004

Borland Accelerates Success of State of Geneva

Pretty cool case study. Tim Del Chiaro just posted this on the BDN.

"The State of Geneva’s Information Technologies Centre (CTI) has selected J2EE and Borland for all future local government development projects."

“The ease of implementation of the Borland Enterprise Server solution, its standards compliance, open infrastructure (CORBA) and excellent JBuilder integration gave it the edge.”

Case Study - Borland Accelerates Success of State of Geneva

Thursday, June 17, 2004

First post

Well, first post exclusively to this blog. And using w.bloggar!

w.bloggar rules - I've used it for 3-4 months now. Awesome tool!

TeamB bloggers

It's all over now. TeamB unleashing their blogs on the world!

TeamB blogs

Enjoy people!

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Delphi 8 help as PDF

The Delphi 8 help file is now available as PDF to registered users.

BDN article


Scott Bellware blogs about Borland presentation in Austin

"Chris Patterson from Borland gave a presentation at the Austin .NET User Group last night. I must say, I’m thoroughly impressed."

"I’m simply blown away with how much value Borland is delivering with this release."

"Thanks Borland! You guys really get it!"

Scott's blog (a must read)

Thanks for having us, Scott!

Don't talk to strangers

Cell phone virus? Yep, the first one is out. At least it won't spread to far, only about 30 feet at a time. To get infected you have to have a cell phone running the Symbian OS and have BlueTooth on, and be foolish enough to accept an incoming transmission that you didn't initiate. Noone would ever do that, right?

CRN article

My own speculation goes like this... When these things get really intelligent they'll be infecting your camera phones over the cell networks and be keeping an eye on everything through your own lens. Talk about Big Brother...

One more spammer down

"Head has shut down his operation, called Gold Disk Canada, and become a drummer in a rock band."

Well, at least I won't hear his noise...

CRN article

Friday, June 11, 2004

Borland to Present at Bear Stearns 15th Annual Technology Conference

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 10, 2004--Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq:BORL - News) today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, Dale L. Fuller, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth R. Hahn, are scheduled to deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the Bear Stearns 15th Annual Technology Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY. The presentation is scheduled for 1:45 PM Eastern Time, on Tuesday, June 15, 2004.

Press Release

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

A picture is worth more than a billion words

A little background: A buddy of Loren Hudziak's (a Borland employee) is a Navy pilot and was flying Tomcats off the Constellation when it was in the Gulf. Loren sent him a care package, and in it was one of the Made in Borland stickers. This is what he sent back. Just an FYI, though: That's not a Tomcat. It's the new F-18A Super Hornet. Be sure to click on the image for the full impressive view.

Delphi 7.1 update has been fixed

The persistent field issue has been fixed.

BDN article

Happy downloading!

Tuesday, June 8, 2004

New home coming soon

Unfortunately that means you'll have to switch RSS feeds.

More info coming soon. Stay tuned.

Monday, June 7, 2004

The Black Widow

Found an excellent specimen of the female Black Widow today. Big one too - about 1.5 inches long. The bastard was hiding right under my hot tub lid.

Not having had any experience with spiders I took a moment to figure out how to kill it for sure, without having it run away and hide. These things are apparently shy, and since it was now hiding tucked underneath the lid, I decided to go with a tool that happened to be handy - my long lighter for the BBQ. Perfect long flame grilling the poor sap. Bad spider, no donut.

Toasted Black Widow anyone? ;-)

BDNtv: Together for Visual Studio .NET version 2.0 tutorials

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: LiveSource
Part 3: Audits
Part 4: Patterns

Borland showcases Together for VS.NET 2.0 at Austin .NET User Group on Monday, June 14th, 2004

Come check out Together for Visual Studio .NET version 2.0 at this event in a week.

Austin .NET User Group

BorCon 2004

Mark your calendars and join us at the 2004 Borland Conference to UNLEASH THE POWER of your applications!

Register now! Save $300!

Friday, June 4, 2004

Welcome Deepak!

Deepak Shenoy

Uncrackable, eh?

If there's a key, there's a crack. It may take forever, but sometimes you get lucky...

Chad's post reminds me of a friend of mine. Super expensive computer equipment at this company. State of the art security to get in through the door.

Just one problem... Computer rooms like these are raised off the floor, with a crawl space underneath. The floor is made out of a bunch of tiles - some of them loose.

Fundamentals of cracking puzzles... ;-)

Thursday, June 3, 2004

CrossKylix beta

Simon Kissel just posted this in kylix.non-tech:

I'm about to release CrossKylix, a free (as in beer and speech) toolkit to integrate the Kylix compiler into the Delphi Windows IDE.

This project was created for people who wish to develop cross-platform web/server/middleware applications with Delphi. Up until now doing this required you to have a seperate Linux installation (either on a dedicated box or inside VMWare) to recompile your project for the Linux platform. With CrossKylix this is no longer needed - you are able to build your project using the Kylix compiler from directly inside your Windows Delphi IDE, without the requirement of a Linux system.

After a few nights of coding, the project is mostly finished now and probably will be released this weekend.

I would be nice to have a few betatesters now to check if there are any compatibility problems I haven't thought about etc.

Requirements for Beta-Testers:

- Delphi 6 or 7 - Windows 2000 or XP - Kylix 3 (either installed or Installation CD). Other Kylix versions are welcome for testing, too.

The testers should be at least be a bit skilled in Kylix development, so they are able to give decent bug reports.

If you are interested, please drop me a mail [kissel at computerman dot de] , and I'll send you the current beta.

Thanks, Simon


Now I just need to migrate my 205 posts... :-)


Some new bloggers:

Corbin Dunn (Borland)
Chris Bensen (Borland)
Wayne Niddery (TeamB)
Delphi bloggers of SLC
Atozed bloggers
RemObjects bloggers
Hallvard Vassbotn
Chris Woodruff

Learn how to manage your requirements

Register today for a 1-day training event with Falafel Software. The training takes place on June 14th.

If you register by the end of tomorrow you save $100 on the $399 fee.

Falafel's CaliberRM training

With 82% of all cost of fixing bugs related to bad requirements, this is a no-brainer event.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Borland Developer News .NET Edition June 2004

Read the June 2004 installment of the Borland .NET Development Newsletter. The newsletter contains information, news, and links.

Read all about it!

Whatever you do, don't read this...

Actually, please do. Tell all your friends to read it to. Everyone else too. More viewers is good.


...but don't read this...

Mark Miller at TechEd

John Lam took the picture below. I'm borrowing it... ;-)

It's real! No photoshop involved here. Mark told me about it at a party at TechEd. I believed him even without the picture. Those who know Mark will know that if it's a crazy stunt like this, then it's real.

BTW, he did manage to buy a ticket without getting mugged. ;)

PS: Thanks Mal for the reference!

Borland and Segue Collaborate

Borland and Segue Collaborate to Optimize Performance, Reduce Risk and Deliver ROI in Mission Critical J2EE Environments