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Korean developers brave Typhoon to see RAD Studio

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I was just in South Korea, participating in the launch event for RAD Studio XE. Early the morning of the event Typhoon Kompasu hit South Korea. It’s been called the worst typhoon to hit South Korea in 10 years. I extend my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the typhoon. I would also like to thank our very dedicated and enthusiastic Korean Delphi and C++Builder developers (about 180 of them) who still made it to the RAD Studio launch event. That shows some real dedication. We had more than twice that many people register for the event, so I’m hoping we can get the rest to come see the XE version another time soon.

Agenda slide

The agenda for the talk

In my presentation, I spoke briefly about Embarcadero and what we’re doing, provided the RAD Studio overview, and demonstrated what’s new in the products. My talk was translated from English to Korean. Other parts of the launch were covered by Korean speakers ,so they could cover more material faster. I do appreciate the audience’s attention while listening to the serial translation.

Debugger features

Demonstrating new debugger features

Talking about Help Insight - an unfamiliar feature

The other speakers were WK Kim, Jun Kim, and Jeehoon Imp Park. WK Kim discussed DataSnap and the new cloud development features of XE. Jun Kim discussed agile methodologies in general. Jeehoon Imp Park demonstrated AQTime, CodeSite, and FinalBuilder.

Jeehoon, WK Kim, and me

The people at DevGear, our partner in Korea, are really great. They organized and put on a great event, even in the aftermath of a typhoon.

DevGear staff

WK Kim is crouching directly in front of me (in the blue jeans). Beomyong Park (the head of DevGear) is to my left, and Jeehoon is next to him.

Next stop, Mumbai, India!


Written by John Kaster

September 4, 2010 at 5:45 am

Looking for the silver lining

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We’re finally at the point where we’re gathering the requirements and wishes for our tagging system for CDN. So, I’m looking at the current tagging system and tag clouds out there to see what I like and don’t like, which things are essential, which things are optional, and which we shouldn’t do.

What tagging system(s) do you like? What tag cloud(s) do you like? We’ll start working on tagging support soon, so if you use the Developer Network, Support site, CodeCentral or QualityCentral at all, I’d love to hear from you about what you like and don’t like with the tagging systems you might be using on other web sites.

Thanks very much for your opinions and suggestions!

Written by John Kaster

January 2, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Posted in Delphi, EDN, IT Industry, Java, PHP, Ruby