Some teething troubles with the recent site upgrades. Please bear with me and let me know if you come across any other problems.
Today is a special day indeed, marking as it does my first contribution to the blog of the product I work on, announcing a technical overview of the forthcoming new version of Flow, the middleware, EDI and integration solution developed using Delphi by us at Flow Software, here in New Zealand.
For some reason my two most recent posts don’t seem to have been picked up by the DelphiFeeds aggregator. Apologise to anyone who found my posts by other means. I wouldn’t normally be bothered except that I thought that those two posts were worth some attention.
As I alluded to a couple of posts ago, I have only recently regained something approaching good health. To get me back on track among other things I have found music to be a great healer. I’ve been playing electric bass and singing with a bunch of guys from work since Christmas and having a blast. Then a few weeks ago a friend in that group suggested I audition for a “proper” band that were looking for a lead vocalist. The long story short is that I took the plunge and I am now lead singer with “5th Quarter”, a covers band here on the North Shore of Auckland in New Zealand where I live.
eWeek have a detailed article with quotes, attributions and pricing in which they state an August 25th (next Monday, by my reckoning) release date for Delphi and C++ Builder 2009! The Delphi blog-sphere is probably going to go into meltdown with this news and speculation as to whether it is accurate or not. The indications were that the release wasn’t far off, but it’s much sooner than I think many were expecting, myself included. I am also somewhat surprised that we didn’t hear about it first from CodeGear directly, certainly confirmation (or clarification) now is quickly needed.
I’ve tried numerous aborted attempts to kick off a blog in the past. The usual pattern is feverish enthusiasm at the outset, finding tools, creating an identity, tweaking artwork, an initial post or two etc etc, which rapidly diminishes into disinterest as I find that the hassle of setting up the blog site itself wasn’t actually all just setting up and that some of that hassle continues on in the blog ownership experience. This time I’m confident that things will be different, and here’s why…