ITDevCon 2014, Call4Papers

ITDevCon 2014
ITDevCon 2014

Dear potential ITDevCon speaker,

As every year, I’m building the agenda for next ITDevCon that will be held next october 23th, 24th in Milan (Italy), in a new location.

This will be the 6th edition ( we’re getting conference experts J )

The call for papers are officially open right now, so if you want to propose some speeches, I’ll be glad to see it.

As usual, for the Call4Paper I need:

  • Title (for every talk)
  • Abstract (for every talk)
  • Difficulty level (for every talk. Difficulty level is a scale from 1 to 3 with the following mean: introduction, intermediate, advanced)
  • Speaker’s photo
  • Speaker’s profile

I’m looking forward to your proposal. The call4papers ends at Aug 31st, 2014 but if you have *VERY* interesting topic to propose, propose it… I’ll try to arrange the schedule and fit it in the agenda.

Send your proposal to call4paper(at)itdevcon.it.

Proposals will be evaluated and the speakers will be contacted ASAP.

This year topics will be the following:

TOPICS

  • What’s new in the latest Delphi versions

  • FireMonkey platform

  • MacOSX development

  • Android development

  • iOS development

  • Windows development

  • Mobile development (Android+iOS)

  • Develop UIs for different devices (smartphones, tablets, TV, watch etc)

  • BaaS integrations

  • LiveBindings ®

  • Delphi best practices

  • Design Patterns

  • DataSnap

  • DelphiMVCFramework

  • Arduino e/o Raspberry Pi

  • Web Application with Delphi

  • TDD and Unit Tests

  • Agile methodologies

  • ORM and other data access patterns

  • Using NoSQL databases (even to speed up your VCL software)

  • FireDAC

  • UI, UX, optimization for mobile and desktop

  • OOD/OOP

  • Real use cases for extended RTTI, Generics e AnonMethods

  • RESTful interfaces design and development

  • Architectures

Target audience

  • Software architects
  • Software developers
  • Project managers
  • IT managers
  • Trainers

The conference web site is http://www.itdevcon.it (2014 version is still under construction).

Do you want to see a particular topic or have a suggestion for ITDevCon2014? Let me know

Thanks and see you at ITDevCon 2014.

PACKT Publishing Book Review: “Gideros Mobile Game Development”

As you probably know, I did some reviews on PACKT Publishing technical books. Now I did a review on a new book about Gideros Mobile. At bit Time Software we used to create mobile games too and in the last months some of them have been built with Gideros Mobile (we do also training on the Gideros Mobile framework. If you are interested, check the contact me section ad write me an email).

The last game released by bit Time Software, is written with Gideros Mobile and is available for Android and iOS devices. It is called Math Brain HD and it’s free. Here’s the game icon.

Math Brain HD
Math Brain HD

At the last DROIDCON in Turin, IT, we held a speech about the Gideros Mobile framework.

So, being an advanced user, I’ve been really pleased to do this book review for PACKTPUB.

The title of the book is: Gideros Mobile Game Development

The book cover
The book cover

Here you can find the book page on PACKT Publishing web site

http://www.packtpub.com/gideros-mobile-game-development/book

Here’s a bullet list of considerations about the book. These are a sum of feelings, mine and from my colleague at bit Time SoftwareDaniele Spinetti.

Is’s really simple to read, also for non native english people, and the contents are very well organized. When you finish to read the book, you are able to create a good level game, not a trivial one. All the topics related to the complete Gideros Mobile software stack are covered.

During the book, the author incrementally starts to use the most popular plugin for the Gideros Mobile, so you are getting familiar with the “fantastic plugin world” from the start.

IMHO it’s a good book.

However, if you want to find some cons, sometimes seems that it goes into too much details getting too trivial (e.g. zindex).

ITDevCon 2013 – Some Numbers

Next week, in Verona (Italy) there will be the 5th edition of the biggest European Delphi Conference.

This year has been extraordinary for the Delphi community. 2 new versions of Delphi and 2 new platforms (with 2 new big markets). There are very many things to talk about at ITDevCon 2013: Android, iOS, HTML5 and Javascript, Web, new frameworks and many other things.

So, I’d like to share with you some numbers about the upcoming conference.

  • 2 days
  • 3 contemporary tracks each day
  • 19 speaker (IT/EN)
    • 7 english only speakers
    • 5 italian only speakers
    • 7 english or italian (on request, based on the class) speakers
  • 31 speeches (60 minutes + 5 minutes for Live Q&A)
  • 5 training tracks (NEW!)
    • D: Delphi
    • M: Mobile (with or without Delphi)
    • W: Web and Delphi
    • G: General Concepts/Methodologies
    • I: Integration with Delphi
  • Speakers and attendees from all Europe
  • Very Special Speaker from Embarcadero…
Moreover we will talk about libraries, frameworks and best practices that really help the Delphi developer in the day-by-day work.
The website is http://www.itdevcon.it
If you want to attend, buy your ticket here http://www.itdevcon.it/registration#ticket

ITDevCon 2012 – RECAP

Last friday is just ended the 4th edition of ITDevCon. This conference is, now, the biggest Delphi conference in Europe, in terms of speakers, speeches and topics… no doubt!

Some numbers:

  • 2 days
  • 31 speeches
  • 15 speakers from all over the world (Italy, USA, Norway, Slovenia, Benelux)
  • 70 attendees c.a. from all over the world (Italy, Germany, Russia etc)
  • 32 prizes offered by our (beloved) sponsors. No one of the attendee went back home without some prize won. In many cases the price of the prize has been even bigger than the price of the ticket!

Some speakers, attendees and other people, have already blogged about the conference and many others have talked about it on twitter and facebook. There’s been a great partecipation… before, during and after the conference.

#itdevcon on twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ITDevCon&src=hash

http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42634

http://www.thedelphigeek.com/2012/10/itdevconrecap.html

http://www.thedelphigeek.com/2012/10/itdevcondinner-in-verona.html

http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2012/10/28/39863

http://www.thedelphigeek.com/2012/10/itdevcon-photos.html

http://blog.talentgarden.it/2012/07/24/itdevcon-tag-mediapartner-della-conferenza-per-sviluppatori-delphi/

http://www.hubme.in/events/europe/italy/itdevcon-european-delphi-conference-2012-san-giovanni-lupatoto-verona

http://www.marco.breveglieri.name/blog/?tag=itdevcon

http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/conferences_itdevcon_2012.html

ASAP will be published other photos on Google Picasa.

This year too, ITDevCon has been a great experience.

I want to say THANK YOU to all the speakers, attendees and sponsors. And also to all the great bit Time crew that makes this conference the biggest Delphi conference in Europe. As you may think, I’m very proud of it.

See you next year for ITDevCon 2013!

RAD Studio XE3 World Tour – Milan, Rome and Dubai

Last week I was busy with the event “RAD Studio XE3 World Tour“, held in 3 different cities: Milan, Rome and Dubai. In Milan we had a lot of attendees, the developers were looking forward to see the last RAD Studio XE3 features.

Fabrizio Bitti, opened the event, introducing bit Time Software as italian representative of Embarcadero Techonologies.

I presented RAD Studio XE3 Product Address, Visual LiveBindings and HTML5 Builder with the mobile deploy facilities for Android, iOS and others mobile platforms.

Marco Cantù presented Firemonkey fm2, Windows 8 and the new Metropolis UI showing a lots of demos.

The next day we held the event in Rome, setting the same timing and contents.

The following day I flew, with Fabrizio Bitti to Dubai, where the launch event went live too.

I came back to Rome last night and I’m preparing the materials for the course that I’ll do Oct 16, 17 2012 in Rome.

The course title is “Update to Delphi XE3 from previous versions” and if you are interested in the training, contact me. You can find the topics (in italian and in a bit longer version) here.

Here you’ll find some photos:

Me and Marco while setting up the official RAD Studio XE3 promo video
Me and Marco while setting up the official RAD Studio XE3 promo video
Me presenting the new Visual LiveBindings. It is a very cool technology.
Me presenting the new Visual LiveBindings. It is a very cool technology.
Me, talking about the upcoming Mobile Studio for iOS and Android
Me, talking about the upcoming Mobile Studio for iOS and Android
Fabrizio in front of bitTime International Office in Dubai UAE
Fabrizio in front of bitTime International Office in Dubai UAE

 

See you soon at ITDevCon and DROIDDevCon in Verona.

ITDevCon2012 – Call4Papers

ITDevCon2012

Dear potential ITDevCon speaker,

I’m building the agenda for next ITDevCon 2012 that will be held October 25th,26th in Verona (Italy), the same location of the past year.

The call for papers are officially open right now, so if you want to propose some speeches, I’ll be glad to see it.

As usual, for the Call4Paper I need:

  • Title (for every talk)
  • Abstract (for every talk)
  • Difficulty level (for every talk. Difficulty level is a scale from 1 to 3 with the following mean: introduction, intermediate, advanced)
  • Speaker’s photo
  • Speaker’s profile

I’m looking forward to your proposal. The call4papers ends at July 31st, 2012.

Send your proposal to call4paper(at)itdevcon.it.

Proposals will be evaluated and the speakers will be contacted ASAP.

This year topics will be the following:

TOPICS

  • What’s new in Delphi
  • FireMonkey
  • iOS development (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • MacOSX development
  • Android clients for Delphi servers
  • Windows 8
  • Delphi best practices
  • Design Patterns
  • DataSnap
  • “Unusual” Delphi markets
  • TDD and Unit Tests
  • Agile methodologies
  • Dependency Injection
  • ORM
  • Software engineering
  • “Hands on” sessions for the most used Delphi frameworks (e.g. Delphi Spring Framework, OTL etc)
  • Mobile
  • HTML5/SVG/WebGL and Delphi
  • OOD/OOP
  • Web development with Delphi
  • Real OOP Delphi applications developments
  • Delphi fundamentals/advanced
  • Metaprogramming
  • Games
  • SOA/ROA
  • Architectures

Target audience

  • Software architects
  • Software developers
  • Project managers
  • IT managers
  • Trainers

The conference web site is http://www.itdevcon.it (2012 version is still under construction).

Do you want to see a particular topic or have a suggestion for ITDevCon2012? Let me know

Thanks and see you at ITDevCon 2012.

P.S. This year, ITDevCon will be even more amazing! Stay tuned!

App Android ITDevCon2011 disponibile sul Market (ITALIAN)

Manca solo una settima all’inizio di ITDevCon2011. Per permettere a tutti gli iscritti (e far decidere chi è ancora indeciso) di sfruttare al meglio i due giorni di intensa formazione, abbiamo appena pubblicato l’applicazione ITDevCON2011 sul’Android Market.
Trevete il programma completo della conferenza, i profili degli speaker e informazioni sugli sponsor.
Inoltre, potrete definire i vostri speech preferiti in modo da essere avvisati subito prima dell’inizio dello speech.
Potrete votare e commentare ogni speech. Potete commentare da subito inserendo le vostre aspettative per lo speech o alcune delucidazioni sul contenuto. Il voto invece sarà possibile solo a speech avvenuto.

Dal punto di vista tecnico, questa applicazione Android utilizza un servizio REST scritto con Delphi utilizzando DataSnap e i Mobile DataSnap connectors per Android.
Per chi fosse interessato al “Making”, durante la conferenza potrà assistere allo speech di Salvatore Sparacino che illustrerà i vari step dello sviluppo e le soluzioni tecnologiche adottate.
Per definire il vostro profilo, votare e commentare, dovrete utilizzare il codice fornito al momento dell’iscrizione. Se non siete partecipanti, o ancora non vi è arrivato il codice di accesso, potete utilizzare l’applicazione come “anomymous”. In questo caso non potrete salvare i vostri speech preferiti Né votare o commentare.

Dashboard

La time table
Speaker details
Dettagli dello speaker (in questo screenshot, DavidI)

Il link da dove installare l’applicazione è il seguente:
https://market.android.com/details?id=it.bittime.itdevcon2011

Happy ITDevCon2011

Developing Application Services with PHP Servers and Android Phone Clients

My new white paper about “Developing Application Services with PHP Servers and Android Phone Clients” is on line under the Embarcadero RAD-in-Action initiative.

Developing Application Services with PHP Servers and Android Phone Clients
Developing Application Services with PHP Servers and Android Phone Clients

Are (or will be) available:

  • The White Paper
  • The complete source code from the white paper
  • 2 videos showing a complete (obviously very simple) Android application interfacing with a PHP REST web service (developer with RAD PHP XE).
  • A webinar (9th february)

In bit time we are heavily working with the Android operating system used in conjunction with DataSnap or PHP services.

This RAD-in-Action initiative (sponsored by Embarcadero) should be useful for all who want to start to work with Android and REST web services developerd with (RAD)PHP or Delphi Datasnap.

ITDevCon 2010

Last Friday ended the second edition of ITDevCon, the European Conference on Delphi and its related technologies.
ITDevCon This year was even bigger.
There have been more present, more sponsors, more speakers, more topics and a lot of people with the desire to learn new things and improve their every day work.
In addition to a large group of Italian and European speakers, we had speakers from all over the world. From the coast of the U.S. Ovest to Russia. The participants who came from all over Europe. The most intrepid of them even came from Australia to follow the Mobile Boost on Android and the 2-day conference. Congratulations!
A special thanks goes to all the speakers who participated and the sponsors who have contributed their support to make this conference a major event for the European community Delphi.
I hope that the content and the organization is liked to you at least half of how much it is liked to me.
We are organizing slides, videos and examples for each speech to put it all on-line available to participants at the conference as soon as possible. You will receive an email informing you of how to download all the material available.
In the coming days, on the conference website (www.itdevcon.it) we will post all the pictures we have done in these three days. If you have any photos that you want to see published, send them to me, we’ll publish it on the official website.

Many speakers already blogged about the conference:

Paweł Głowacki
http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2010/11/22/39140

Marco Cantù
http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/itdevcon2010_report.html

José León Serna
http://www.joseleon.es/2010/11/22/itdevcon-2010-conclusions/

Bruno Fierens
http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/blog.asp?post=185

Primoz Gabrijelcic
http://www.thedelphigeek.com/2010/11/itdevcon-2010.html

And now, Daniele Teti 🙂

If you want to see the tweet about the conference, you can go here.

I thank again all those who have spoken and all those who have attended to ITDevCon.
See you next year.

— Daniele