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Why I dislike GoToWebinar by Citrix: 0 stars out of 5.

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/31

Last week, I viewed to webinars. A smaller one Geek Fest – Automating the ForgeRock Platform Installation about Ansible installation of Unix machines, and the first 70% of the last day ofCodeRage 9 | Free Development Event by Embarcadero.

Both had a bad experience because of GoToWebinar has a really bad user experience.

  1.  When a GoToWebinar connection terminates, the GoToWebinar client closes. You loose everything in the Q&A log. You need to hope someone else saved the Q&A log so you can see the public questions, but the private comments you made are gone.
  2. It is impossible to install the Windows client when you are behind a McAfee Web Gateway that filters downloads and HTTPS traffic. After trying for about 15 minutes, we gave up and reverted back to a Mac over another connection. It meant we could not use the conference room and had to cram many people behind a small MacBook screen.
  3. The Mac OS X client does not allow you to resise the Q&A log, so even on a 4k display, you can see like 10 lines of Q&A.
  4. When there are many attendees, the refresh rate slows down from sub second to once per 5-10 seconds, this is really bad when watching demos of software: a big aim of webinars.

When terminating, the only thing GoToWebinar allows you to do is give feed back (too bad they don’t allow for detailed feed back). So I gave it 0 out of 5 stars.

–jeroen

PS: I could save the below Q&A logs. If you have other logs, please let me know so I can publish them. I’m especially interested in Have You Embraced Your Inner Software Plumber Yet? by David Schwartz – The Tool Wiz

These are the  CodeRage 9 – Object Pascal Sessions I could save the Q&A log of:

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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications (Boian Mitov)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/30

Session:

Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications

The session demonstrates how to create beautiful timeline-based animations in Object Pascal using the Mitov Software’s AnimationLab.

Level: All
Boian Mitov – Mitov Software

Q&A:

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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Advanced RTTI in Object Pascal (Ray Konopka)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/30

Session:

Advanced RTTI in Object Pascal

Runtime Type Information RTTI has always been a core feature of Delphi. But until recently, it was complex and limited. Now, RTTI is significantly more powerful, and yet much easier to use as well. This session describes in detail all of the changes that have been made and demonstrates the new capabilities with several examples including field inspection, method invocation, and custom attributes.

Level: Intermediate
Ray Konopka – Raize Software

Q&A:

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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Android Push Notifications (Jeff Lefebvre)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/30

Downloads:

CodeRage 9 Files!

This year I presented Push notifications with Android. Here are the files mentioned in the session!

Session:

Android Push Notifications

Want to send push notifications to your clients or employees? This session goes over setting up GCM, installing push notifications into your application, and calling GCM to push those messages to your app.

Level: Intermediate
Jeff Lefebvre

Q&A:

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CodeRage 9 Q&A: Understanding Distributed Version Control (Robert Love)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/30

Session:

Understanding Distributed Version Control

This session helps developers who have been working with a Centralized Version Control System such as SVN to understand and use Distributed Version Control such as GIT or Mercurial. This session focuses primarily on GIT, but applies to Mercurial. We also cover how to use GIT from the RAD Studio IDE.

Level: Beginning
Robert Love – State of Utah

Q&A:

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Posted in Appmethod, BitBucket, CVS, Delphi, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Mercurial/Hg, Software Development, Source Code Management, SourceTree, Subversion/SVN, TFS (Team Foundation System) | Leave a Comment »

 
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