CodeRage X is coming October 13-15, 2015

CodeRage

CodeRage X is coming October 13-15, 2015
Call for papers and pre-registration are open now!

Embarcadero Technologies has begun planning for our tenth annual CodeRage online conference. The theme for this year’s CodeRage conference is “Develop Anything, Anytime, Anywhere.”
The CodeRage X Online Developer Conference will take place October 13-15, 2015. The conference will cover development topics for the Object Pascal and C++ programming languages. Sessions about Windows 10 development using VCL, Multi-Device development using FireMonkey, the Internet of Things, Proximity app development using Beacons, Cloud Services, Enterprise Data and Programming Tips, Tricks and Techniques will be covered. The conference will have two live stream developer tracks – one for Object Pascal and one for C++
Start your Registration now! Interested in presenting?

You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as a speaker. Please submit an abstract for each of your proposed presentations. Please read all information carefully.
The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts is: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of Embarcadero employees and we will notify submitters within 2 weeks of the abstract submission deadline regarding the status of proposals.
Thank you for your interest. We are excited about hosting these CodeRage events each year and the participation of our community is vital to our success. We look forward to seeing your ideas!
Sincerely,The Embarcadero Developer Relations Team

This is a free event that any developer or interested party can view on their device for each day.  Some subject areas are listed below

Conference Topics

We are looking for presentation submissions in the following topic areas:

Programming, Debug, Test, Deploy

  • Programming tips, tricks and techniques
  • Application debugging and testing
  • Deployment tips for multiple platform targets
  • Developer productivity – tips, tricks and techniques
  • Programming language and runtime library features
  • Creating and using packages and components
  • Best practices, patterns, refactoring and more
  • Developer success/customer stories

Multi-Device Development

  • Multi-device development for Windows, OSX, iOS and Android
  • Optimal UI/experience for mobile and tablet applications
  • Working with platform native controls, API(s) and services
  • Extending your desktop apps to mobile
  • Development and user interface best practices
  • Windows 10 application development
  • Building connected apps/application tethering

Enterprise/Business/Cloud/Database

  • Working with local and remote SQL Databases using FireDAC
  • Mobilizing enterprises and businesses
  • DataSnap and EMS multi-tier development
  • Integrating mobile in your multi-tier architecture
  • Integrating multi-device apps into your in-place enterprise infrastructure
  • Leveraging cloud-based REST Servers and Backend as a Service (BaaS)
  • Big Data/NoSQL

IoT, Beacons, Devices and Gadgets

  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Working with devices, gadgets and wearables
  • Programming with devices and sensors
  • Proximity-based development using beacons

Hardware Review of the WinBook TW801 Black Tablet

Recently the lab decided to test out the Winbook TW801 Black Tablet on a trip to see whether it can hold up to durability, usability and just plain old device use.  The lab is reporting that the tablet performed well on a recent Los Angeles business trip that provided the person with internet usage on a strong wi-fi connection, creating Lazarus Pascal programs on the tablet during the work days and finally checking emails or performing typical duties.

Winbook TW801

The TW801 tablet has a 8 inch screen which is capable of enough space to view videos and documents.  The tablet also comes with a one-year Office 365 package but you have to activate within the time limit which was 15 days based on our research.

  • Multi-Touch Touchscreen IPS 16:10 8″ 1280×800 Display
  • Intel Baytrail-T Z3735D 1.33GHz Quad-Core CPU
  • Intel HD Graphics (Gen 7 GFX)
  • 2GB RAM & 32GB eMMC Flash Storage
  • Windows 8.1 + Bing
  • Expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • Front and Rear Cameras (2 Megapixels each)
  • AC Adapter, Charges via USB Port
  • 1 x Micro USB 2.0
  • 1 x Full Size USB 3.0
  • 1 x SD (SDHC/SDXC)
  • 1 x Micro HDMI
  • 1 x 3.5mm Audio Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
  • 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth

The device costs between $99 to 129.00 depending if you can get it on sale, the functionality is pretty awesome with touch thus allowing the end user to use Windows 8.1 the way it was meant to.

The warranty is for one year from the vendor and as always you can get the additional extended warranty as a cheap add-on but that is up to the end user whether they want to do that.

Office 365 Personal includes

    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • Publisher
    • Access

Other available TW devices are the TW100 (10.1 inch), various different versions of the TW800 series and the TW700 which is the low end.

Using the Lazarus compiler the lab was able to design and develop working Object Pascal applications during the trip but the big key is to use the microSD card as much as possible, the flash storage gets eaten up fairly quickly if you decide to put too much on to the device.

We recommend that if you are looking for a cheap Windows 8.1 solution that you should give a solid look at the Winbook TW tablet series to see whether it fits your needs.

Go to www.microcenter.com for more additional information