Thursday, October 4, 2018

Cary Jensen is available to help your Delphi team


Are you looking for help with your Delphi applications and/or your Delphi team? I will be available for contract work starting in mid-November 2018.

Over the past 30 years, I have primarily been a software developer specializing in database applications, but I am also the author of more than 25 books on software, and have written over 100 courses on software development. I was the author of, and principle trainer on the original Delphi World Tour in 1995, continuing until it concluded in 1999. On a related note, I am the founder of Delphi Developer Days, which began in 2001 and continues to this day.

On the more technical level, I have a Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology, specializing in human/computer interaction. My studies emphasized an analytical approach, with a heavy dose of statistics.

Due to my commitments to writing, Delphi Developer Days, and existing clients, I am looking for a part-time opportunity, where I can provide from one to three weeks of support each month.

I love to travel, so I am particularly interested in opportunities that include onsite work almost anywhere in the world, but I am open to some remote support.

I can help in the following areas:
• Application architecture
• Object-oriented development
• Legacy application migration to recent versions of Delphi
• Application refactoring to improve maintenance and support
• Class and component creation
• Evaluating employee candidates
• Developer training
• Developer mentoring
• Class and component creation
• Software documentation
• General business consulting

If you are interested in learning more about how I can help your organization, please contact me at the following email address: cary at jensendatasystems.com.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sign Up for the Delphi Community Edition Boot Camp Today


If you are new to Delphi, the cross-platform, native compiling rapid application development (RAD) tool from Embarcadero Technologies, or know someone who is, there’s an upcoming event that you need to know about. It is the Delphi Community Edition (CE) Boot Camp.

The Delphi CE Boot Camp is a series of lectures designed to introduce you to developing world-class applications using Delphi. Beginning on September 3rd, and continuing for a total of 8 weeks, each week introduces you to a different aspect of Delphi development, from building the user interface to compiling applications for iOS and Android devices. Week 1 begins with an introduction to the Delphi language (object-oriented Pascal), presented by Delphi guru and Delphi Product Manager Marco Cantรบ.

The Delphi CE Boot Camp is free for everyone. To attend, use the following link to get started: https://www.embarcaderoacademy.com/p/the-delphi-ce-bootcamp-2018.

The lessons for each week will become available on the date listed for each topic area. You can watch the lessons any time you want once they are published. In addition, some lessons are followed up with live question and answer sessions with the instructor. See the Boot Camp site for details.

Don’t have a current copy of Delphi. No problem. So long as you meet the requirements, you can download and use the free Delphi Community Edition which became available this past July. The Delphi Community Edition is a full featured Professional Edition designed to get you up and running. To learn more about the Delphi Community Edition, along with its terms of use, visit https://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/starter/free-download.

If you are a database developer, you will want to attend my course on database development with Delphi. My lessons will become available on September 24th.

If you have colleagues who are new to Delphi, please be sure to share this information with them. There’s never been a better time to get started with the best native compiler for building applications for Windows, OSX, iOS, Android, and Linux.