2013 Symposium - Symposium Extraordinaire!
Once again an excellent symposium and learning experience for all attendees of the ADUG 2013 event.
All attendees were treated to an unusually diverse range of topics at this year's event. It was interesting to see something of the dark side, I mean Apple computers.
Alistair impressed us with Datasnap and REST server showing us his real estate application working on Android.
Mason did a great job of showing Delphi Web Script, its flexibility and capabilities.
Malcolm's presentation showed us MVVM, which to use his words, provided the ability to "write 400 lines of code in one unit, to remove 2 lines of code in another" Joking of course, but this was a very interesting look at coding methodology with a leaning toward DUnit testing.
With Embarcaderos's Firemonkey really taking hold, the new development areas of iOS and OSX are opening up. These relatively new (to us) operating systems will provide Delphi developers with a new range of Apple based clientele. Guiding developers to those new operating systems, Scott's presentation passed on some very important and useful knowledge for those upcoming OSX and iOS users, Scott also as volunteered his assistance to those users when they take that big step. I was so impressed that I bought a MacBook Pro!
Embarcadero's continued progress and advancements creating feature rich products ensures us, as developers, that we have a great future with a great product range and this in turn will allow us as the ADUG committee to provide you with an even greater symposium in 2014.
Tentative dates and venues for the 2014 Symposium are March 20th in Melbourne and March 21st in either Brisbane or Canberra. Its been a few years since we last ventured north, so we'd love to return to Brisbane. Any Brisbanites who'd like to encourage us are asked to attend the Brisbane meetings (details here) to find out how they can assist.
As always the Symposium was well supported by sponsors, either finacially and/or by donation of prizes. The following sponsors contribution to the 2013 Symposium is much appreciated, and we encourage you to consider their products whenever possible.
The ADUG Symposium is on again - 21st and 22nd of March 2013
ADUG is again presenting knowledgeable and informative presenters.
WIth the superb development of Delphi under the Embarcadero development team we now have an even more powerful and versatile development tool and environment.
Our presenters this year will cover some of this more diverse development capability.
As in other symposiums this also is a set of presentations that you should not miss. The information will rejuvinate your thought patterns and provide food for thought on new and interesting channels you can discover for your future projects.
You are likely to find new ways of using the development tool you know and love, to reinvigorate your existing applications.
Don't miss the opportunity...
Melbourne 21st of March 2013
Sydney 22nd of March 2013
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The 2012 Symposium - another successful event...
Ariving back in Perth on a 24° autumn evening was a pleasant change from the cooler climes of 4°-18° Canberra day.
The warmth and friendliness of our presenters and attendees was excellent. Reports from Melbourne confirm a successful and informative symposium for those attendees. As an attendee of the Canberra symposium, I am pleased to state that the Canberra event was a very successful event. Both venues received an excellent turnout. The only glitch was a minor wifi problem at each venue.
Bruno Firens, an excellent presenter removed any aprehesion developers had about Firemonkey and made Firemonkey development look much easier than we may have thought. Malcolm Groves took his turn and presented his thoughts on distributed computer systems. Another excellent presentation as expected from Malcolm, very useful and informative and interspersed with humour. Glenn Stevens provided a superb presentation on REST development. Glenn's talk made REST development seem much easier for the rest of us (pun intended).
All presentations were delivered with a great deal of thought so that they were not complicated and could be followed with ease by the attendees. I think the level of understanding was correct and judging by the less than usual number of questions asked at the end of each presentation, the information was well absorbed.
Overall, any perceived burden of development for Firemonkey, Distributed Computing and REST development has been removed from the mind of the respective developers. Each attendee/developer was reinvigorated and enthused about his/her task and probably could not wait to get back to work (yeah right!).
After the symposium, the ADUG committee members held their usual meeting to discuss the just completed symposium and to set the wheels in motion for the next symposium in 2013. We (the committee) feel quite excited about what we are trying to achieve for the next symposium - 2013. Barring any Mayan Calendar cataclysmic events in December this year, next years symposium could be one of the best ever.
The dates and cities will be announced soon so keep watching.
Of course we all know the end of the world will not happen. Microsoft will not let it happen! On that date, we'll all press "Ctrl-Alt-Del" and via Windows Live, we'll all receive Windows Mayan Edition.
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