I wasn’t sure they would arrive in time, but after a mad packing session by the guys in the office, I’m happy to say that our order of Cardboard Virtual Reality headsets arrived in time to be at our Australian and New Zealand RAD Studio XE8 events.
We have a bunch of RAD Studio XE7 events coming up in APAC over the next month or so. They are free, half day sessions focussed on modernising existing VCL applications, where you’ll learn topics such as:
The current list of cities, along with links to more details are:
If you’re anywhere near Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Tauranga, Dunedin or Christchurch next week, then you may see me rushing through looking stressed and/or over-caffeinated. In conjunction with the IITP, I’m presenting in all those cities on Mobile Development, using RAD Studio XE5 of course. Read On…
Things have been hectic since the XE4 launch. We’ve had in-person events in lots of countries around Asia. I’ve done Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, but they’ve also been happening in Australia (with ADUG) and China, and we’ve had lots of webinars as well.
What has been really encouraging is the number of new people at the events. I’ve spoken to Xcode developers, Visual Studio developers and Java developers across multiple countries who are all trying out Delphi for the first time. Read On…
The ADUG (Australian Delphi User Group) hold two, one-day conferences in the first half of the year, and each year they “import” a keynote speaker. They’ve just put out the call for papers for 2013, so if you’d like to score a free trip to Australia to present to a bunch of Delphi developers (don’t worry, we are mostly harmless), head over to their site and give them your ideas.
Last week I presented on “Building Distributed Applications That Don’t Suck” twice at the ADUG conferences in Melbourne and Canberra. As the name may suggest, it’s a heavily opinionated session about the common mistakes people make when building distributed systems, and some techniques you can use to avoid the mistakes.
One of the great things about opinionated sessions is that they spark arguments, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the discussions that started during the breaks between sessions and that have continued on in email since then. One of those discussions has been around distributed transactions, and my advice to actively look for opportunities to avoid them. In the session I discussed how, where the business rules allowed, you could use things like Idempotency and even ordering of inserts to avoid the cost of a distributed transaction. However, it was the topic of Eventual Consistency that caused the most angst.
The ADUG Committee have started organising next year’s Symposium, and have created a short survey for feedback on topics that you might want to see. So, if you’re a Delphi or C++Builder developer and there’s a reasonable chance you’ll be in Australia around March or April of next year, then make yourself heard by filling out the survey.
I promised to post more details of these upcoming events when I could. Well, now I can.
…and here’s the very high-level description:
Whether you are building new applications, or migrating existing systems, this workshop will help you decide where to invest your team’s time and effort to make the most positive impact on your business, today and into the future.
You will hear about:
Before you ask, yes, there will be more cities and countries added soon. Not just in Asia but around the world.