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CodeGear Developer Network News - September 2007 - RAD Studio 2007, 3rdRail, JGear and more

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: CodeGear (from Borland) Developer Network (CDN) News is an email newsletter for members of the CodeGear Developer Network. Members receive this by email if you expressed an interest (by setting the CDN News flag in your member profile) in getting community news updates.

    RAD Studio 2007 - Rapid Development of Native Windows and .NET applications - is now shipping

Includes Delphi, Delphi for .NET and C++Builder, Build AJAX powered websites with ASP.NET 2.0 and VCL for the Web, Blackfish SQL - the managed SQL database with support for Delphi language stored procedures and triggers, and Delphi for .NET language support for parameterized types.

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What's New


Feature Matrix

RAD Studio 2007 announcement video replay

RAD Studio 2007 Developer Days session replays - View or download sessions by the R&D team and community luminaries including: WCF programming, dbExpress 4 development, ASP.NET 2.0 development, Blackfish SQL, Parameterized types,C++ in RAD Studio 2007, ECO IV development, VCL for the Web, Rave Reporter.

    3rdRail - High Power Ruby on Rails IDE - is now available

Write applications faster and with fewer keystrokes using intelligent Code Completion. Easily navigate to where you need to be with Code Navigation and view all of a project’s interdependencies with the Dependencies View. Merge the power of the command line with the ease-of-use and productivity of the IDE using CodeGear Commanders. Improve and simplify application design with 3rdRail’s refactoring tools to reorganize application code without changing results. Get a complete, turnkey Ruby on Rails runtime environment including databases, Ruby, Rails, and the Gem manager.

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Reasons to Buy

3rdRail Videos - learn more about programming Ruby on Rails by viewing or downloading videos created by the R&D team

Tour of the 3rdRail IDE

Creating a New Rails Project

Using Code Completion

Using the Dependencies View

Project Commander and Rails Console

Refactoring a Rails Action

    JGear plug-ins for improved Java development

Do you need to improve the performance of our Java applications? Do you want to speed up development time with graphical tools like an EJB Workbench, Web Services Designer, or UML modeling? JGear plug-ins have you covered. There's even a JGear plug-in that can streamline project setup and enhance collaborative team development.

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JGear Performance Datasheet

JGear LiveSource® Datasheet

JGear Team Client Datasheet

JGear Team Server Datasheet

JBuilder 2007 Reviewers Guide (covers functionality available in the separate JGear products)

JGear videos - Watch or Download short videos demonstrating CodeGear’s new JGear plug-in products for Eclipse.

    Upcoming live, in person CodeGear events

EKON 11 / EuroDevCon 2007 - September 24-28 - Frankfurt, Germany

Developer Conference in Brasil - October 29-31 - Sao Paulo, Brasil

CodeGear European Event Calendar - the place to check for upcoming Seminars and Roadshows, Tradeshows, Online Seminars and Webinars and Trainings

CodeGear Asia Pacific Web Seminar Series 2007 - August & September

    Recent CDN articles

3rdRail Release Notes - Release notes for the first release of CodeGear 3rdRail, a Ruby on Rails developer environment.

3rdRail Installation Notes - Release notes for the first release of CodeGear 3rdRail, a Ruby on Rails developer environment.

Introduction to WCF Programming in Delphi - The "Introduction to WCF Programming in Delphi" session starts from WCF object model basics, including message-based communication stack, service contracts, endpoints, transports, exchange patterns, and interoperability with Web Services. After explaining basics Pawel is going to demonstrate building simple WCF services and clients with Delphi for .NET compiler, and consuming WCF services with Delphi for Win32 Web Services clients.

CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 End User License Agreement - The EULA for CodeGear RAD Studio 2007

Important Delphi 2007 and C++Builder 2007 Update Information - Special information regarding Update 3 for Delphi 2007 for Win32 and C++ Builder 2007.

Developing and Deploying with Blackfish SQL and Delphi - This article summarizes what you need to know about developing and deploying Blackfish SQL that is part of RAD Studio 2007

C++Builder 2007 List of Fixed QC Reports in Update 3 - 48 fixes to QC reports in the C++ Personality as part of the RAD Studio 2007

Delphi 2007 List of Fixed QC Reports in Update 3 - Over 100 fixes to QC reports to the Delphi personality as part of the RAD Studio 2007 release

RAD Studio 2007 ASP.NET Feature Overview - Important supplementary information that may not yet appear in the main product documentation.

Readme Release Notes for CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 - Important supplementary information for the RAD Studio 2007 release containing Delphi 2007 for Win32, .NET, and C++Builder.

Installation Notes for CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 - Installation instructions for RAD Studio 2007

Blackfish SQL Developer's Guide Overview - Overview of the Blackfish SQL database and link to the download of the Blackfish SQL Developer's Guide.

    Recent CodeGear blog entries

Mixing data types in arithmetic OCL expressions

Formatting numeric attributes in ECO IV

Delphi JS Generator Library for ASP.NET 1.5 available

Super editor zoom - proof of concept.

Blackfish SQL -- background article about Blackfish SQL's origins and architecture

Maximizing your RAD Studio 2007 experience - an unpublished (and unsupported) way to add fullscreen code editor resizing support to the RAD Studio 2007 IDE

ECO IV databinding

RailsConf Europe 2007 video interview with Neil Ford

David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) video interview at RailsConf Europe 2007

Wading in the shallow end of the pool - Thread Pools

Introducing 3rdRail for Ruby on Rails, and InterBase

RailsConf Europe 2007 in Berlin

A Generic Playground, an intro to parameterized types in Delphi for .NET

JGears on Eclipse Update Site

Charged Up about 3rdRail

    CodeGear in the News

CodeGear Delivers Ruby on Rails IDE - CodeGear 3rdRail aids Rails developers in building database-driven Web applications - eWeek

CodeGear ships Ruby on Rails IDE - Computerworld

CodeGear releases IDE for Ruby on Rails - InfoWorld

NetBeans, Watch Out: 3rdRail Arrives - EclipseZone

CodeGear Releases Ruby/Rails IDE with Intelligent Completion of Dynamic Methods - InfoQ

CodeGear Touches 3rdRail with New IDE -

CodeGear Rolls Ruby Onto 3rdRail - New IDE focuses on framework, not just language - SD Times

Development Bonanza Brings New Ruby, PHP, Java Tools - CRN

3rdRail F***ing Rocks - (warning language may be too intense for some people)

CodeGear Unveils IDE for Rapid Web Development - Redmond Developer News

CodeGear Releases RAD Studio 2007 - SD Times

Interview with Marco Cantù on Delphi and CodeGear -

Nick Hodges on Channel 9

YouTube video on C++Builder - Craig Fredrick

CodeGear pushes Java to real world - eWeek

JGear Eclipse Plug-ins to Address Key Java Development Challenges - Java SYS-CON

    Product Roadmaps

JBuilder Product Roadmap

Delphi and C++Builder Roadmap

    Do you have a development project success story?

If you have a development project success story that you would like to share with other community members or share with CodeGear, send an email to . In the subject line include the text "development project success story" along with a little background on the project, the CodeGear product(s) used, and contact information (email, phone number, etc) so that we can follow up with you.

    Write or translate a CDN article and get paid!

The CodeGear Developer Network's "Get Published" Web application allows you to contribute technical articles, news, opinion essays, interviews and other articles. You can also translate an existing article into your spoken language. Many of the articles listed above were written by CDN members. If your article is published, we'll even pay you for it! Do you have knowledge to share with other members? Write it up and head for

    Project "Havoc Report" survey

You've probably heard of The Standish Group's "CHAOS Report"? The CHAOS Report categorizes software project outcomes into three areas: Success, Challenged, and Failed. David I is running his own little survey of project success, challenges, and failures. You can find his "HAVOC Report" survey at

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    Reporting product problems and feature suggestions using Quality Central

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