Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WideOrbit is hiring for lots of positions!

WideOrbit is hiring for the following positions at this time:

  • Software Developer – Delphi – Software Developer with 3+ years in Delphi. Must be based in SF or Lynnwood
  • Software Developer - Java – Solid backend Java experience. Must be based in Coppell.   
  • Software Developer -  C# -  2+ years in .Net development. Must be located in Lynnwood or NY.
  • Software Developer – Javascript Software Developer – PHP – Front end and back end PHP experience. Must be based in SF or Lynnwood.
  • Sr Software Developer – Java – Senior/Lead level development experience.  Must be based in Coppell

  • Business Analyst – WO Central 3+ years as a true business analyst – industry experience a plus but not required. Can be based in SF, Lynnwood or Hoover.
  • Data Analyst – 3+ years of experience in business intelligence and SQL. Must be based in SF.
  • Early Adopter Specialist – WO Media Sales1+ year of experience on WO Media Sales. Preferably based in Hoover. If not, should be based in another WideOrbit office.
  • Product Support SpecialistWO Media Sales 2+ years of experience in customer service or technical support or advertising/broadcasting industry.
  • QA Engineer -  4+ years of experience testing software. Must be based in Coppell/Dallas.
  • Release Engineer 3+ years of solid Desktop Support experience, SQL experience a plus.  Must be in San Francisco.
  • Revenue Accountant – 5+ years of experience in accounting. Experience analyzing contracts is required.

Send me your resume (aohlsson at wideorbit dot com) and I will make sure it ends up with the right people.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

WideOrbit is hiring Delphi, C# and Java and JavaScript developers!

We have quite a few positions open in CA, WA, TX and AL. We have open positions for Delphi, C#, Java and JavaScripts developers.

Send me your resume (aohlsson at wideorbit dot com) and I will make sure it ends up with the right people. Must be able to work in the US. Telecommuting may be an option for some positions.

Thanks, and best of luck!

You Rock! You Rule! You Rage!

You exist to build great apps and you’re not alone. Join Embarcadero and software development experts from around the world at CodeRage – the totally free, totally technical, online conference dedicated to technology and development.

CodeRage Delphi is coming October 15-17, 2013

Start your registration now!
Why attend CodeRage?
  • Check out all the FREE technical sessions led by industry and Embarcadero product experts
  • Boost your development skills by learning from your peers on their best tips, tricks and processes for software development and management.
  • Learn everything you need to know about Android and iOS mobile development.
  • Gain knowledge about optimizing your use of the world’s leading software development and database management tools.
  • Hang out with other software development professionals around the globe, working hard on the same technologies you do!
  • Scope out the virtual exhibit hall – see all the new HOT products out there
It's easy to register! Simply click the button above to sign up for any or ALL of the education and training session days.
There’s so much you have to know, so much you have to do, and you’re constantly being challenged to keep up with less – less time, less money, less training, and even less staff. CodeRage strips away the marketing and serves up meaty, real-world technical sessions designed to provide you with information you can put to work immediately in your environment. Plus, CodeRage delivers it to you in the most efficient manner possible – online. Attend the live sessions and interact with session leaders and your peers, or if you miss a session, you can return any time for a video replay version at your convenience.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

WideOrbit is hiring Delphi developers!

Since I'm now listed at DelphiFeeds, I figured I could repeat myself a little bit... ;)

WideOrbit is looking for a few good Delphi developers. Please send me your resumes if you're interested, and I will make sure they end up in the right place right away!

For more info on open positions - please see http://careers.wideorbit.com/

Please send to aohlsson at wideorbit dot com.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WideOrbit is growing and hiring!

WideOrbit is hiring for the following positions at this time. Feel free to send me your resume and I will personally walk it over to the right folks!

  • Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist3+ years of experience in collection. Based in SF.
  • Desktop Support Specialist – Junior – 1+ experience in help desk and enthusiasm in making IT a career. Based in SF.
  • Data Analyst – 3+ years of experience in analytics with knowledge of Tableau and SQL. Based in SF.
  • Delphi / Report Builder Developer – Experience in Delphi and Report Builder – Based in Hoover.
  • Implementation and Product Support Specialist – We’re looking for someone that has strong industry experience and technical skills. 50% travel required and must be based in SF or Denver.
  • Product Support Specialist – 3+ years of experience in cable network with strong computer skills and based in NY.
  • QA Engineer -  4+ years of experience testing software. Must be based in Coppell/Dallas.
  • Sales Director 7+ years of experience in pricing and planning within the cable network industry AND well networked within the cable network industry in New York.
  • Software Developer – Delphi – Software Developer with 3+ years in Delphi. Must be based in SF or Lynnwood
  • Technical Solutions Engineer – 3+ years of experience in IT with IIS experience and Microsoft certifications. Can be based in SF or Hoover.
For more information, please see http://careers.wideorbit.com/

Looking forward to seeing your resume in my inbox! :)

Send it to aohlsson at wideorbit dot com


Thursday, July 18, 2013

My bike route

Victory Fernandes - Embarcadero MVP - pointed out to me that I can't leave Embarcadero. In fact, I take my bike on the Caltrain and ride my bike to/from work along the Embarcadero. Much faster than walking (43 minutes). :)
Also, the Embarcadero office is just about 10 blocks south of the WideOrbit office.


Hiring a Delphi/ReportBuilder developer

We're hiring a Delphi/ReportBuilder developer!

The position is located in our Hoover, AL (Birmingham area) office, but tele-commuting is an option for the right fit. Must be able to work in the US.

If you're interested, drop me a line, and I will hook you up with the right folks.


Delphi Rocks!


As many of you know, I have joined WideOrbit as Technical Product Manager for WO Traffic for Radio.

In my new role, I will manage the technical product roadmap, vision and release cycles for WO Traffic for Radio.

The best part of it all is that I will be using Delphi. I'm very excited to be using Delphi as a customer.

Let me also say that I fully believe in the future of Delphi. With the Delphi coming to Android soon, the competion will have a very tough time catching up. Delphi is quite simply the best rapid prototyping tool there is.

See you around,

Friday, March 22, 2013

Anders' Analog Clock app ported to Delphi for iOS

My FireMonkey Clock app has been ported using a beta version of Delphi for iOS.

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Above you can see a screen shot of the app as it starts up. By default it uses "normal drive" - the second hand moves once per second and the minute hand moves once per minute.

The app is a Universal app (supports iPhone and iPad). The main clock screen uses a TScaledLayout to ensure proper scaling down to the iPhone (the app was designed for the iPad).

If you hit the Info button it will take you to the setup tab, where you can select "Flame" (or FireMonkey second hand) as well as "Smooth drive" - the second and minute hands move smoothly.

[caption id="attachment_39422" align="alignnone" width="225" caption=" "]Setup tab[/caption]

The setup screen uses a combination of items that scale and items that don't scale. For instance, the toolbar, the back button, and the listbox with its items are not supposed to scale, but still be aligned properly. The clock faces, however, do scale inside of a TScaledLayout.

[caption id="attachment_39425" align="alignnone" width="225" caption=" "]FireMonkey second hand[/caption]

Above you can see what the FireMonkey second hand looks like.

Below is a screen shot of my Structure Pane where you can see how I designed the app:

[caption id="attachment_39424" align="alignnone" width="127" caption=" "]Structure View[/caption]

I also wanted to mention performance. The previous version of the app was created in XE2 where I got about 2-3 frames per second in smooth mode - not very smooth. However, this version created with our upcoming product gets a blazing 60 frames per second on the iPad 3 using iOS 6.1.3 and almost the same fps rate on iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1) and iPad 2 (iOS 6.1) at about 55+ frames per second.


PS: The screen shots above are actually from the *next* update I will be pushing soon... The current one looks almost the same, except for a few changes in layout.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Webinar: C++ in the Multi-Device Enterprise

Across social media, industry articles, and corporate polices, we hear more terms like “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device).  Enterprises these days are seldom just Windows or Mac, onsite or cloud.  Multiple devices are the new reality for software developers, but how can you keep up with it all?

Join us for “C++ in the Multi-Device Enterprise”, a live webinar on Tuesday, March 26th. This webinar showcases how C++ can help satisfy the Enterprise’s need to support multiple devices on desktops, servers, web, mobile and multi-tiers in their infrastructure.

Sign Up Now!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mobile Preview Webinar: Last show at 5pm PST today!

Amazing attendance today! We browned out GotoWebinar! We're sorry if you were among the ones that where turned away when we hit the ceiling.

Fantastic response. Thanks for all of your questions and comments!

We've had 3,000+ folks register for this webinar.

Thanks all for watching!

The last live webinar will be at 5pm today - REGISTER NOW!

If you miss this one, the replays will be up within the next two weeks.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Save the Date: Mobile Preview Webinar on February 21!

Don't miss our Mobile Preview Webinar on February 21! Register now. Space is limited and this webinar is filling up FAST!

Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:00AM PST / 9:00AM EST / 14:00 UTC
11:00AM PST / 2:00PM EST / 19:00 UTC
5:00PM PST / 8:00PM EST /
12:00PM 22-Feb Australia EDT

The new Delphi and RAD Studio development solution for iOS is coming soon. Now is a great time to get started on the path toward multi-device application development across Windows, Mac, iOS and then Android. Join us for this informative webinar to learn why mobile development is becoming increasingly important and the Delphi solution for mobile development.

  • Mobile opportunities for Delphi and RAD Studio developers

  • Developing iOS apps with Delphi from IDE to simulator to device

  • Delphi mobile UI and style tips

  • Data connectivity options with InterBase and SQLite for your mobile apps

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

MVP Nuggets #10

Francois Piette:

Microsoft Word or Excel calls a Delphi application
Internet Explorer Automation Part 1
Internet Explorer Automation Part 2

Adriano Santos:

Adriano has announced a workshop on Developing Mobile Applications Using FireMonkey and HTML5Builder - Portuguese - English

Ricardo Boaro:

Developing Apps for Windows and Mac (Portuguese)
LiveBindings and new edit support (Portuguese)
Working with Packages Using VCL in Delphi XE3 (Portuguese)
Working with Packages Using FireMonkey and VCL in Delphi XE3 (Portuguese)

Zarko Gajic:

The (Open) Case Of Dangling Pointers (Invalid Object References) In Delphi

Felix Colibri:

VCL Styles in Delphi

Nick Hodges:

Delphi and the Observer Pattern

Embarcadero Acquires AnyDAC From DA-SOFT

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 5, 2013 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced it has acquired AnyDAC from DA-SOFT Technologies. AnyDAC is a powerful, yet easy-to-use software development library for Enterprise-class data access. AnyDAC is known for its high performance, rich developer feature-set, and ease of use. Embarcadero plans to incorporate AnyDAC based technology into its multi-device app development tools which include Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio. Embarcadero developer tools roadmap includes single source native deployment to Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices in 2013.

Full Press Release