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Title: The Developers Group http:www.richplum.net


1
  • The Developers Group http//www.richplum.net

20th September, 2005 Meeting POSK, Hammersmith
Group Leader Brian Long http//blong.com
2
Agenda
  • 100 - 200 Welcome, News Problem Clinic
  • 200 - 245 How To Write User
    Documentation Mike Unwalla
  • 245 - 305 Tea/coffee biscuits
  • 305 405 Petes Home Videos (and
    Windows Media Centre) Pete Sykes

3
Agenda
  • 405 - 410 Brief fidget break
  • 410 - 455 Spreadsheet Components In
    Applications Steve Wilcox
  • 455 - 500 Brief Fidget Break
  • 500 - 600 Delphi and OpenGL an
    Introduction to 3D Graphics Christopher
    Gold and Maciek Dakowicz

4
News
  • 24 Hours of Delphi BDNRadio event held on 13th
    July
  • Many Delphi luminaries involved
  • Official recordings of all sessions available at
  • http//bdn.borland.com/article/ 0,1410,33109,00.ht
    ml

5
News
  • BDNRadio 3 channels available around the
    clock
  • All interviews from 24 Hours of Delphi broadcast
    mms//bdntv.borland.com/delphi24hrs
  • All Delphi content mms//bdntv.borland.com/delphi
  • All Java content mms//bdntv.borland.com/java

6
News
  • Delphi for .NET Compact Framework Technology
    Preview available now!
  • Delphi 2005 registered users area
    http//www.borland.com/products/ downloads/registe
    red/ download_delphi.html
  • Tutorial posted by David Clegg on BDN
    http//bdn.borland.com/article/ 0,1410,33109,00.ht
    ml

7
News
  • Next meeting on Tuesday, October 17th at
    Microsoft, Reading
  • Topics to include
  • ECO II
  • PocketPC interaction
  • RemObjects
  • ADO.NET 2
  • And more besides
  • Full agenda available at
  • http//richplum.net/meeting/20051017.pdf

8
News
  • ASP.NET Security Best Practices Masterclass with
    Michael Li
  • October 3rd, Microsoft Office, Soho
  • http//www.richplum.co.uk/meeting/20051003.pdf

9
News
  • PDC is over
  • However all the slides are online http//microsof
    tpdc.com/content/ downloads.aspx

10
News
  • The second DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper day is
    coming.
  • Scheduled for October 22nd
  • To be held at Microsoft office, Reading
  • To contain 30 minute and 60-75 minute sessions
  • http//www.developerday.co.uk

11
News
  • Windows Longhorn was officially renamed on 22nd
    July to Windows Vista http//msdn.microsoft.com/w
    indowsvista
  • Indigo is now called WCF (Windows Communication
    Foundation) http//msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvist
    a/ connected
  • Avalon is now called WPF (Windows Presentation
    Foundation) http//msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvist
    a/ experience Note Longhorn code name not
    original...

12
News (Vista cont.)
  • The UX (user experience) guidelines are called
    AERO
  • Authentic
  • Energetic
  • Reflective
  • Open
  • Direct3D10 is now called WGF 2.0 (Windows
    Graphics Foundation 2.0)

13
News
  • Subsequent versions of Delphi, starting with
    DeXter, will at last support Microsoft Active
    Accessibility
  • ActionBands have had MSAA support added, which
    trickles through to the IDE

14
News
  • Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 launch
    date announced as 7th November 2005
  • .NET 2.0 (aka Whidbey) will implicitly be
    launched on the same date

15
News
  • Microsoft e-Learning is offering free 90 day
    subscriptions to eLearning courses on VS2005 and
    SQL 2005 until 8 November 2005.
  • https//www.microsoftelearning.com/ visualstudio20
    05

16
News
  • Altova have released their XML engines (as used
    in XMLSpy et al) for free download
    http//www.altova.com/altovaxml.html
  • AltovaXML2005 includes engines for
  • XML validating parser
  • XSLT 1.0
  • XSLT 2.0 (schema-aware)
  • XQuery 1.0
  • Can be accessed from
  • Command line
  • COM interfaces
  • Java interfaces
  • .NET interfaces

17
News
  • VoIP is clearly big business
  • eBay is to buy Skype (http//www.skype.com)
    for 2.6 billion (!!!)

18
News
  • Add ICE entry to your mobile phone contact
    database
  • In Case of Emergency
  • For multiple contacts add ICE, ICE2, ICE3, etc.
  • N.B. The recent email that claimed this was a
    spoof was a spoof

19
News
  • Having a walk outdoors in nice weather makes you
    feel good
  • Its a fact!
  • http//abcnews.go.com/Technology/ DyeHard/story?id
    223505page1

20
News
  • Warning! Wear a hard hat if you are planning on
    going to Oxford

21
News
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