Monday, September 18, 2006

Hotfix!! Get yer Hotfix, here!

Hot on the heals of the Turbo product release, we've just now signed-off a rollup of the previous BDS2006 hotfixes 1-6, except 2 and have now added three previously unreleased hotfixes 7-9!  This hotfix rollup will work for all BDS2006 Update 2 editions and all the Turbo releases, all languages.  You'll be able to download it on soon, and it should be up on CodeCentral here.  I'll update this posting as more sites come online.  It will be, ahem... interesting to note that the Borland download site will probably take a little longer to come online than the sites under DTG's more direct control...

Update: There's now an article on BDN and the site has been updated.

Update: The following is the MD5 hash for BDS2006HotfixRollup.exe: 4FE838F389ABB7AD0D477F03192F5330  If this doesn't match what you've downloaded, then you've gotten a corrupted version.  Again, this is for the above mentioned executable, not the .zip or any other download container it may be in.  There are many various MD5 hash generators/checkers available so you can verify the above hash code.

Update: You can download just the .exe here.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

TurboMan, The Game.

In case you missed it, Up-and-comer, David Lock has just posted the source to his TurboMan game in CodeCentral.  Be sure to point it out to all those young budding programmers that you know out there that want to get starting in game writing.  So, let the Middle/Junior/High School programming teachers know about this and pass it along to their students.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Will the real "DevCo" please stand up.

While walking back from the local Japanese/Sushi resturant for lunch, this truck just showed up here at the Scotts Valley campus.  Please take note of the name stamped on the side.  Why is it here?  Well, housed in that large concrete structure on the other side of the truck is a huge diesel generator.  My guess is that this truck is here to fill the fuel tanks.  Anyway, I just thought it was funny and figured I'd share it.  Oh, and as you can guess from the picture, it is a beautiful, hot, sunny, summer day out there.

Friday, September 8, 2006

Treating your developers right...

This is uhmmm... for the benefit of "someone" who I know tends to read this blog.  I also know, many of you already know all of this and have experienced it first hand, so please bear with me for a moment.  For the record, we developers here at the Developer Tools Group at Borland, do have a lot of private offices.  The reasons seem to be very clear from this "Joel on Software" article.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

It's T-Day!

In case you haven't heard yet..., it's T-Day!  The Turbo Explorer and Turbo Professional products are now available for download.  Along with the availability of these exciting new products, there's a wealth of information emerging out there to assist new and long-time programmers in getting up to speed with the products.  Especially for Turbo Delphi.  For instance, you can visit Nick Hodges blog for his series of "30 Camtasias in 30 days."  Just posted moments ago, Huw Collingbourne of Bitwise Magazine has also gotten into the act with these articles, Introduction to Delphi, Learn to Program Delphi Part One, and Delphi Study Guide.  Finally, Neil J. Rubenking has written this review of Turbo Delphi.  4.5 out of 5.