New Year wish for Idera and the Rad Studio.

Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts, Software Events
With 2016 now in full force the expectations for Idera to start getting aggressive for Embarcadero product line.   It has been highly speculate what is currently happening but this is without any written notice from Idera.  This opens nothing but hearsay or smoking guns on the demise of Delphi which is further from the truth.  Delphi is alive and doing very well all over the world, you may not hear many developers speaking about Object Pascal but there is a underlining amount of developers using either the Delphi or Free Pascal compilers. These developers are designing applications for various operating systems and devices, you just do not hear anyone parading these accomplishments.  This is largely due to the developer who does not think it is cool to work with…
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Embacadero releases DB PowerStudio® 2016

SQL Tips
Embarcadero has released DB PowerStudio 2016 during the DataU Webinar 2 day conference.   Product installation is simple and quick.  The new features that provide DBAs the ability of checking SQL Server performance by using the add-on Performance IQ. Only Rapid SQL and DBArtisan 2016 have been released, not sure what the status is on DB Change Manager and DB Optimizer since they were not part of this release.    The packages are getting more robust but the add-on cost is big for smaller firms.   Key Enhancements for DBArtisan and Rapid SQL 2016 Deep performance integrations into DBArtisan & Rapid SQL Significant SQL IDE enhancements to detect poor SQL performance Cardinality problems Data skew issues Substandard SQL syntax Inefficient index usage & index suggestions Full alerting package (+blackouts &…
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Developers always looking to keep with the current market based on their skills.

Software Events
Software developers have always fought to keep up with the skills necessary to make themselves marketable.  A new survey has been created by IDC / Application Developers Alliance that provides the insight on the tools used as well as organizations.   As always a survey is conducted by taking a sample from people of where they are working.  So take it with a grain of salt because certain software tools are used in particular areas of the country. The survey, conducted by research firm IDC and commissioned by the Application Developers Alliance, drew responses from 850 developers—not a massive cross-section of the world developer population, which easily numbers in the millions, but certainly enough to bring certain trends to light. Here are some highlights from the study: Some 68 percent of…
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How to Recognize when SQL Windowing Functions are Likely to Help Improve Database Performance

Software Events, SQL Tips
Baron Software is proud to present "How to Recognize when SQL Windowing Functions are Likely to Help Improve Database Performance" webinar on September 24th, 2015 during the Embarcadero DataU webinar series.  Richard Baroniunas will discuss the benefits of using Rapid SQL to prepare SQL statements to use Windows Functions and increase performance.   10:00am - 10:45am PDT How to Recognize when SQL Windowing Functions are Likely to Help Improve Database Performance SQL Window Functions address a wide variety of querying tasks that encompass computations, pivoting and sorting which are applied to a set of rows that is all applied by a function. Each function can be grouped into Ranking, Analytic, Aggregate thus providing multiple methods to gather what is needed from one data query. Level: All Richard Baroniunas - Baron…
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