Thursday, September 20, 2007

Gothenburg Meetup Recap

Magnus Flysjö picked me up at the airport. He also organized a customer visit with Extenda - an international IT company offering system solutions for department stores, fashion chains, commodity retailers and general merchandise chains. It was great to meat with them and see what the cool stuff they're doing in Delphi.

After the visit with Extenda, we headed to the restaurant for dinner, beers and CodeGear talk. It was a great turnout in Gothenburg, and we had lots of fun. Unfortunately I was dumb enough to leave my camera in Magnus' car, but luckily he had his cell phone and took these artistic shots. :)

Thanks Magnus for organizing a great afternoon/evening!

Picture of blogger on Rails

David requested picture proof of blogging on train. So here it is, uploaded and posted while still on the train. :)

RailsConf interview with Neal Ford

Short interview with Neal Ford.

No one has ever done this before!

I'm pretty sure this is the first time in history that someone is blogging about writing a Rails blog application, while actually using 3rdRail hooked into the third rail.

I just boarded the high speed train that runs between Gothenburg and Stockholm. They have wireless Internet on board. This is the way to commute if you have to!

Back to my blog app in 3rdRail. :)

Recording solution on MacOSX

Kirby asked in a comment on my 3rdRail video post what software I used to record the videos.

Don't laugh, but I (and others) haven't found anything much better than VNC to a Windows machine and use Camtasia, so that's what we did.

Feel free to share your thoughts on what we *should* use for Mac. The solution we have is far from perfect, but it does work better than other ones we have seen.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

3rdRail feature videos - recorded on MacOS X

Fresh off the presses. Born mere hours ago. Five videos. See for yourself how 3rdRail frickin' rocks!

Again, thanks a million to Shelby and Mark for taking the time to sit down with me and record these.

"High speed" Internet at hotels

Is there anything more frustrating than sitting on what feels like a 0.0000000001 GBps line at a hotel?

Shelby, Mark and I spent the better part of the evening and night recording videos for 3rdRail and I'm trying to upload them as I type this. They're awesome videos and will serve as both internal training and videos for customers to watch. Thanks a million to Shelby and Mark for taking the time to sit down just before your well deserved vacations!

Oh, so back to uploading these things... The 72MB of sweet rockin' SWF files are estimated at 40 minutes to upload. That's almost longer than it took to generate them once recorded and edited. I'm almost afraid that it'll take longer because I'm blogging this. :)

Oh, and to top it off, stupid me only bought an hour access at the rate of 6 Euros and thought I'd be in bed by now. It's 4am in Berlin...

I'll have to get another hour, so that I can get them up before getting some sleep.

Hold please... :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

DHH video interview at RailsConf

Here's a short video of me doing a quick interview with David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH).

More pictures from RailsConf Berlin

Here are some of the photos I've been taking in and around the booth today:

David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) chatting with Joe McGlynn and Mark Howe.

Roy Fielding stopped by and chatted with me for a bit.

Shelby "Schmoozelicious" Sanders

I just couldn't resist taking a photograph of this photographer and her toy right in front of our beautiful logo... :)

Interviewing speakers and luminaries

I'm doing some impromptu interviews with a few speakers and luminaries. I'll be posting these shortly as short video clips.

So far I've chatted with David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH), Roy Fielding, Martin Fowler, Neal Ford, and a few more. Hopefully I can locate David Black and Dave Thomas as well.

Excitement about Ruby on Rails and 3rdRail

Joe's post does a great job of describing the passion and interest here at RailsConf Europe in Berlin.

A couple of times yesterday our booth was just as packed with people as the U-Bahn is in rush hour! My low res video from yesterday doesn't quite make it justice.

I will post Shelby's and Mark's talk and more high res video once I get back to the office and produce it.

Neal Ford introduced me to Martin Fowler yesterday. Hopefully I get a chance to talk to him some more today.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Video from RailsConf Berlin

I edited a little bit of booth video. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday :-)

The Smiley :) Turns 25!

Pictures from RailsConf Berlin

We're enjoying a short break here in the booth, and what better time to post some pictures I've taken. I still have to process a bunch of video. Speaking of Rails, I did take the U-Bahn (subway) to the show this morning. :)

Shelby and Mark discussing the next upcoming 3rdRails feature. I was sworn to secrecy... :)

Joe talking to a potential customer.

Joe (sitting), Shelby and Mark showing off 3rdRail to a couple of customers.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Come harness the power of 3rdRail

Learn how to Harness the Power of 3rdRail in Shelby Sanders' session at RailsConf Berlin.

Here's a preview (click the image):

Heading to RailsConf in Berlin!

If you're in or around Berlin, come by and say hi. Have a beer with us in the booth, or just chat about all things CodeGear.

Something tells me that you'll find more and more stuff around here soon.

RAD Studio 2007 technical sessions live

The replays of the two developer days I just hosted are now available for replay. Special thanks to John Kaster and Christopher Jones for helping my out in David I's absence. David is recovering from surgery (gallbladder removal) and doing well.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Stockholm and Gothenburg meetups

I'm hoping that I'll be able to get to the Delphi meet up in Göteborg (Gothenburg) on 9/20 at 6:15pm. I'm also working with Fredrik Haglund to see if we can schedule a meetup in Stockholm on 9/21.

Stay tuned.

Friday, September 7, 2007

RAD Studio 2007 launch chat replay posted

David I has posted the RAD Studio 2007 Launch Chat

David I presents the new product and Nick Hodges, Delphi Product Manager, demonstrates several new features of RAD Studio. The demonstrations include:

  • Multi-language project support - Delphi, Delphi for .NET and C++Builder
  • Delphi for .NET language support for parameterized types (generics)
  • AJAX powered websites with ASP.NET 2.0
  • Blackfish SQL - the managed SQL database with no charge deployment
  • VCL for .NET 2.0

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Working like mad...

It seems like there's an insane amount of stuff going on at the moment...

Almost seems like it was yesterday we announced the JGears, but it was actually almost a month ago. You'll find some good resources for the JGears on the JGear support pages.

We just announced RAD Studio 2007 the other day, which will be available very soon. I've been deep down in producing the Partner DVD.

Very soon, as you may have seen indications of, there will soon be some noise on the Ruby on Rails front. Less than two weeks until that Berlin trip. :)

I am going to be in Sweden. Want to meet?

Surrounding my trip to Berlin for RailsConf Europe 2007, I will be in Stockholm, visiting family. I will arrive on the 16th of September, then head for Berlin the afternoon of the 17th. Back in Stockholm afternoon of the 20th, and then head back to Scotts Valley the morning of the 23rd.

So, there's a little room in my schedule for meetups, or impromptu chats over beer. Possibly even in Gothenburg - a 4.5 hour train ride from my dad's house.

You tell me, fellow Swedes - what shall we do? Chat about RAD Studio 2007? Ruby on Rails? JGears? JBuilder? InterBase? BlackFish? Let me know.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Ruby (on Rails) community added

Are you doing Ruby on Rails yet? We are!

We have added a new community - Ruby, where we will soon start posting Ruby and Rails articles.

As you may know, we announced that we are working on a Ruby on Rails IDE product at RailsConf in Portland, OR earlier this year. You will see a lot more of what we have been working on shortly. A good place to start looking (if you have the chance) is our booth at RailsConf Europe in Berlin. The booth is open September 18th and 19th, and I will be in it. :)

Stay tuned to the new Ruby community for lots of cool stuff over the next couple of weeks.

RAD Studio 2007 announced!

CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 Provides Rapid Application Development for High-Performance Windows(R) and .NET Database-Driven Applications

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CodeGear, a leader in developer tools, today announced CodeGear RAD Studio 2007, a new version of the award-winning rapid application development (RAD) environment for Microsoft® Windows. The new offering is designed to help developers more quickly and cost effectively build rich database-driven Windows and Web applications.

Complete press release