Posted by jpluimers on 2013/10/03
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EKON17 (from November 4-6 in Cologne, Germany) will be a fun event this year: lots of nice sessions and workshops, a lovely city (not just the Dom Cathedral), and a great group of speakers.
Since there are so many speakers that are able to speak English, it is interesting for non-German attendees as too, especially the post-conference workshop from Nick Hodges.
I’ll be speaking too (more on that below) and will be there all 3 days (plus the evening before and morning after to aid people with their Delphi related questions).
Among the speakers, these will do their sessions in English:
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Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/28
Some 20 years after someone thought it was a nice idea to allow spaces in path names on Windows, it still is a bad idea to rely that just “works” for everything.
Today I tried to see if it still applied what I mentioned 2 years ago during the German BASTA! Fall conference in the Rheingoldhalle when talking about cross platform .NET development using MonoDroid/MonoTouch/Visual Studio:
Do not install in a directory with spaces (not C:\Program Files, but C:\android-sdk)
And it does still apply: though not mentioned in the Android SDK/ADT documentation, most of the batch files in the Android SDK ADT bundle are not compatible being stored in a path that has spaces.
Unquoted referrals to paths like this are used in most SDK batch files:
cd /d %~dp0
The only way to run these batch files is with the current directory being the directory of the batch file itself, or referring to them in their fully quoted form.
Another correct way would be to use short names, but that’s only done in
Summary of the batch files and how they are affected:
(Side note: most incompatible batch files correctly do `for %%i in (“%cd%”) do set prog_dir=%%~fsi`)
So: make sure “…” is a path not containing spaces.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/27
The Dutch stop of the RAD Studio In Action LIVE! tour is on September 7th.
The venue location is via Holiday Inn Leiden Hotels: Haagse Schouwweg 10, 2332 KG Leiden, The Netherlands.
It is close to the advertised “Amsterdam Netherlands” (about half an hour drive), close to the A44 highway and close enough to public transport. And it is indeed on Saturday September 7, 2013
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Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/19
While scheduling this year’s projects, it was clear that it would become impossible to have the summer holiday in the summer (last year was also outside, as we fulfilled Nicolette’s dream: visit the Antarctic region).
So we moved this year’s holiday to early November, hoping that would be outside the Fall conference season.
Alas, EKON (Entwickler-Konferenz.de), this year in Düsseldorf, Germany, moved themselves to November, so this will be the first EKON ever that I won’t attend (out of 3 or 4 people that never missed one). Sorry guys I will miss the great speakers, sessions and workshops (:
I am going to speak on two other European Delphi conferences though:
I’m really looking forward meeting the attendees, speakers and organizations there. Conferences are always a lot of fun and a great way for me of learning new things.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2011/11/03
I uploaded the EKON15 conference download materials to http://bo.codeplex.com.
The changeset you are after is http://bo.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/changes/70872
It contains most of the materials for the Delphi Tage and the Delphi Live conferences too, though I will upload the missing pieces soon.
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