Update: We had a great response to the webinar. Thanks to everyone who attended. I’ve updated the post below with the recording and links to the other materials.
Code Partners is co-presenting a webinar next week with Embarcadero, detailing the story of how a major freight company took a 20-year old Delphi 6 client-server application and converted it to a Microservices architecture, leveraging Kubernetes and containers and still using Delphi.
Here’s the description:
It’s 2014. Brazil’s largest domestic Freight company is facing a problem. The 20 year old Delphi 6 application which ran a crucial part of their operation could not scale to keep up with the massive growth they were experiencing.
They’d already tried to replace it twice, once with SAP and once with Java, and both projects had failed. Their next attempt had to work.
It’s 2019. Their new operational system is flexible, scalable, saving them money and rock solid. It uses a modern, microservices architecture built on top of Docker and Kubernetes and leveraging DevOps principles.
Oh, and it’s still written in Delphi!
Join us for this real world Case Study to learn what happened between 2014 and 2019:
Why did the two earlier attempts to rewrite fail?
How did an 8 person Delphi development team pull off this massive turnaround in less time than much larger external teams?
How did the project pay for itself in reduced Citrix costs alone?
How did they architect this new system to provide the elastic scalability and development speed that other systems could not.
This is a great story of recognising the value in an existing system, and how migration is often a faster, lower risk approach than a rewrite. It will be presented by Code Partners’ own Malcolm Groves, Fernando Rizzato from Embarcadero and Kelver Merlotti from Embarcadero Brazil.
The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11am AEST (9am in Perth/Singapore, 1pm in New Zealand) and you can register here.
Product management at Embarcadero have published more details of the 2018/19 Roadmap.
Covering topics such as RAD Studio 10.3, codenamed Carnival (hmmm, no prizes for guessing the city name for that release. I guess Wagga Wagga will have to wait for 10.4 maybe?), FireMonkey Native Controls, Platform support, VCL and Windows Changes, RAD Server changes, language and debugger changes and more.
We’re teaming up with Embarcadero to hold an event around ExtJS, the very cool web dev framework that came through the Sencha acquisition.
The aim of the event is to show RAD Studio developers how they can leverage ExtJS to extend their Delphi and C++Builder code onto the web. To get you over that initial learning curve so you can start experimenting. One of the nice things about ExtJS, unlike React or Angular, is that it works in a similar way to the VCL and FireMonkey, so RAD developers usually get comfortable very quickly. (more…)
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Our Services business is growing nicely, and as a result we’re hiring several experienced RAD Studio developers to work on our customer projects.
The job description is below, but I want to highlight that location is not that important. We’re much more interested in your attitude, experience and creativity than your GPS coordinates. Our team is currently spread across Australia, Asia and Europe, and that’s working just fine for us.
So if you want to work on interesting Delphi and C++Builder projects, covering desktop, mobile, web and the serverside, then read on.
Embarcadero have released RAD Studio 10.2.2 (what would have been called Update 2 in the old days). They actually did this back in December, but I’ve held off posting as their was an issue with the initial release they needed to fix. Now that’s done (and we’re back from the New Year break) I thought I’d better post about it.
Where to get it?
Sarina has a post up with links to downloads for the ISO and Web Installers. Remember to retain your component settings when uninstalling 10.2, or use the Settings Migration Tool to export them and import them into 10.2.2.
What’s in it?
There’s a mixture of bug fixes and new features. The full list of publicly reported bugs that have been addressed is here.
The new features fall into a few major groups: (more…)