By: John Kaster
Abstract: Listen to the replay and read the chat log of the live broadcast of Delphi Hour #2 with Nick Hodges, with in-studio guests from the IT academy of Denmark
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This is a log of the chat room during the live audio chat from September 20, 2006 on the Delphi Hour with Nick Hodges, Delphi Product Manager.
Note: This log is only the chat room transcript. There is much additional information covered in the audio replay that is not available in this chat log. For all upcoming live chats, see EventCentral.
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aohlsson: You should see it in EventCentralaohlsson inserts the following link: http://ec.borland.com
jkaster: obones: "who was best ? Sun, IBM or Borland ?" - Borland and Sun are very high on the list
jkaster: obones: "so what country is it north of?" - nick: Germany
aohlsson: rwachtel: "is there a link to the mentioned it academy?" - http://www.eamv.dk/
aohlsson inserts the following link: http://www.eamv.dk/aohlsson: IT Academy
aohlsson: comiac: "is ECO .net only?" - Yes
NickH: obones: "so do we have to use skype to ask questions ? cause I don't have it installed here..." - No, you don't have to use Skype -- we are also taking questions here in the chat. Like this one. ;-)
jkaster: aikimark: "How do you pronounce Delphi when traveling around the world (Delf-ee?, Delf-ai?) :-)" - nick: I pronounce it both ways
jkaster: obones: "got news about dcc32 for turbo pro ?" - nick: we're working on it very, very hard
jkaster: aikimark: "Is Kim Madsen a software hero?" - nick: yes, of course!
jkaster: comiac: "is there still an announcement coming by the end of this month?" - nick: I'm sure there's some announcements by somebody coming by the end of this month, but who knows what it will be about?
NickH: aikimark: "would you be interested in meeting some whose name is Delphi?" - Yes, sure!
jkaster: comiac: "Very funny, your own CEO stated something to this regards and YOU have quoted him, and I have proof!" - nick: I have nothing further to add
aohlsson: comiac: "lawyers can be REALLY REALLY scary" - no comment
jkaster: obones: "can you wait for me to install it ? I'll call in then" - hurry ...
jkaster: Ronald: "Nick, 2 or 3 weeks ago you asked in the newsgroups for what is needed for win32. What do you think where the top 5 suggestions? And when do you think we will get those?" - nick: I won't answer any questions about timing.
jkaster: sorry for the hum, we cranked him up
aohlsson: I'm tweaking the volume on the mixer. You'll have a lot of noise while we're chatting with Olivier.
jkaster inserts the following link: http://bdn.borland.com/article/33519jkaster: DTG Product Roadmap
jkaster: obones, you ended up sounding ok at the end. thanks for installing skype and asking!
jkaster: holger: "Nick can answer if he thinks the Twins will go to the Playoffs this year before the end as he wears the jersey ;-)" - nick: the only question is, will they win the division
jkaster: jwhall: "anyone install BDS on Vista yet?" - nick: yes, frequently
jkaster: pachecoes: "Can we expect updates on DataSnap on Highlander. e.g. Connectivity with ASP.Net.?" - john: we will have much better ADO.NET/VCL data connectivity for Highlander
jkaster: MrPMorris: "Is it possible to tell us if NDataStore will be revived?" - it's being worked on
jkaster: aikimark: "can Ndatasore be used with Win32 apps?" - nick: the answer should be yes, depending on how many data access features get implemented
jkaster: bwhite: "does the new database stuff require new drivers?" - nick: it will work with existing drivers
jkaster: aikimark: "is Ndatastore an alternative to TClientDataset for large local data cacheing?" - nick: it could be used that way
jkaster: iman: "suggestion, maybe you should kill BDE and go back to the paradox DLL's for a free embedded DB in the box" - nick: that's not going to happen
jkaster: bwhite: "I'm good with new DB stuff so long as it doesn't require new drivers. Should work with existing." - agreed
jkaster: comiac: "although you have tried not to convert anyone to .net, is there a compeling reason why I should look at it? or convert to it?" - eco, asp.net are two reasons
jkaster: holger: "How long does it take to complete University in Computer Science in Denmark? (Semesters)" - 5 years for a master's degree
jkaster: aikimark: "prizes for clicking on the Listening button" - no prizes today, sorry
jkaster: DSiders: "how many turbo registrations to date?" - nick: last I heard was 30,000 in about 2 days
jkaster: LizR: "are you going to make any turbo merchandise like tshirts, mouse mats, mugs etc" - nick: yes, definitely
jkaster: aikimark: "John, why ask us to click the Listening button?" - so we know you're listening!
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