Report: Embarcadero Roadshow in Bochum, 2/23/2017

On February 23rd, 2017, Embarcadero hosted a Roadshow in Bochum, Germany. As usual both Delphi and C++ were covered with various technical presentations. In particular:

  • RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin — What’s new?
  • Mobile Development with Delphi and C++

Presentations were supposed to start at 9 am. However, the room was packed with about 80 people showing up that morning to learn about Delphi and C++. As I could not ask everybody for permission, I will not publish a photo on this blog that shows the crowd. Thus, the start was a bit delayed to accommodate everybody.

Lang Huynh (Embarcadero Technologies) opened the event by welcoming all participants and explained the Idera acquisition of Embarcadero in detail. Furthermore, she gave an overview of all the products and explained how Idera and Embarcadero can benefit each other.  Of course, a general outlook for the future with regard to Delphi and C++ was given (please refer to the Embarcadero website for the Roadmap etc.). Finally, the academic program for Universities and schools was introduced: Embarcadero Germany offers special licensing for these institutions and can be contacted for further details.

After a short break, Matthias Eissing (Embarcadero Technologies) and Bernd Ua (probucon Business Consulting GmbH & Co.KG) presented new features and other interesting aspects of RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin Update 2. The focus was on Windows 10 Store deployment which has become a very easy task with RAD Studio compared to other software development products on the market. The Internet of Things (IoT) was another major part of the presentation. Attendees had the chance to ask their questions as well.

Before diving into mobile development, attendees had the chance to get to know each other and the presenters while having lunch.

During the session about Mobile Development it became very clear thatMatthias Eissing needs to be referred to as the ‘Master of Mobile Devices’ in the future. He was able to proof this way that Delphi and C++ are handling a lot of Android and iOS devices just perfectly. Matthias even deployed an app to his smart watch.

Bernd (safely and not weak after lunch) presented several pitfalls when working with interfaces: weak and unsafe references were a focus.

The show concluded with a session about C++ and a raffle.

It has been a wonderful event that useful for any developer: beginner, intermediate or advanced — the agenda covered a lot of topics for everybody. 

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