ITDevCon 2011 has closed its doors and I’m back at home, completely washed out. It was tiresome but it was also fun!
All the sessions I’ve visited were interesting and I always managed to learn something new. If I would have to expose three most important products I didn’t knew before, I would mention (in the order I learned about them) CopyCat, a great database replication engine which you can compile into your application; Delphi Relax, an extension to Delphi’s WebBroker and DataSnap REST architecture; and DORM, a new ORM for Delphi.
I’ve given four talks – about OmniThreadLibrary (Multithreading Made Simple with OmniThreadLibrary; well visited and well accepted – and I also learned more about OmniThreadLibrary usage in the world), refactoring tools (Refactoring in (and out of) Delphi; talking about refactoring tools in Delphi, ModelMaker Code Explorer and Castalia; extremely well visited – the room was almost too small for all the participants), profiling (Pleasures and Pitfalls of Profiling; discussing profiling in general and profiling tools, namely AQTime, ProDelphi and Sampling Profiler) and anonymous methods (Going Functional; my favorite although it was the most technical of all my sessions and therefore attracted least visitors). All slides and companion code can be downloaded from http://www.thedelphigeek.com/p/presentations.html.
This year bit Time organized a party at the end of day one. Lots of bear and an Italian country band :) We had fun, as you can see from the pictures below. And don’t forget to scroll to the end, there’s a surprise waiting for you!