Tutorial Sessions – day 1 – extended and corrected

From a variety of sessions I’ve choose two: Microsoft .net Framework Security by Steve Teixeira XML in Microsoft .Net Framework by Robert Love Bellow is a little about first I think it was a great session. Yes, there is not enough time to cover .Net security in 4 hours, but Steve did great presentation. He covered main aspects of incorporating security context into your application. Next topics were included: set a security for your application code -at design time assemblies security settings – signing, security certificates, … cryptography in your applications security in ASP.Net applications ASP.Net authorization What is good about all such sessions, it gives you an idea where to look and what to expect. It gives you a Read more…

Registration

Ok, there we go … First day – preconference sessions My alarm clock died today, so I was just in time for the first session. We was late last night so I wasn’t be able to register so I did it today… Every attendee received usual backpack with T-short – navy blue with ALM elements model at front – very nice, I personally do not like white style, so this one is perfect. Backpack also comes with BorCon 2004 program booklet, set of CD (ASP.Net resource kit, MS Windows XP SP2 and Tablet PC Developer Start CD), Delphi Informant Magazine and ASP.Net Pro Magazine issues, and some adv info. I like a t-short and backpack, they will be a good Read more…

Be a guest…

Borland offers guest passes. I did use this option last year, it was great. I was able to visit exhibitors buffs, keynote presentations. Also I was able to use computer lab and get PostConference CD Information for this year conference: Guest Passes will give you access to the following areas: Keynotes Monday, September 13 8:00AM – 9:45AM Join Boz Elloy, Borland Senior Vice President of Software Products, at this session for a presentation of Borland’s continued innovation and to learn how the right approach unites business, development and operations teams, and roles to transform the black-art of software by applying focus, precision, and control to maximize the business value of software. Monday, September 13 11:30AM – 12:30PM Rick LaPlante, General Read more…

BorCon and accommodation

When you do not live near a location for the conference it is usual question where to stay during 3-5 days while attending conference. From BorCon 2004 website here we can find information about City of San Jose, driving directions and link to BorCon’s online reservation form for the hotel room. What we have here? Fairmont Hotel San Jose $145 San Jose Marriott $140 Hilton San Jose $139 Crowne Plaza Hotel $105 Nice hotels, but what if you think it is not price you are looking for… Can you get 3 stars hotel for half or even 1/3 of the price? Yes, you can! There is a list of on-line hotel reservation services available for travelers (list is not complete, Read more…

Borland’s Corporate Roadmap… inside info

It is not per-se related to BorCon, but… Something very exciting going on lately at Borland. There is information available for public about what actually happened behind Borland’s doors. Some comments about Corporate Roadmap meeting (Aug, 16-18 2004) By Danny Thorpe, a Borland Chief Scientist – link By Allen Bauer, a Borland Principal Architect – link And some more Borland’s SOA Push — JBuilder 2005 and Beyond by Vance McCarthy – link

Delphi 66% discount. Another reason to attend BorCon 2004

I’ve had a great conversation with Borland folks today. It is official (as of 08/11/2004) – Borland will offer 66% discount on Delphi upgrade. It is still Delphi 8, but with Software Assurance it will cover upcoming Delphi 9. Also every attendee will be able to get up to 4 upgrades on this price. Keep in mind additional 20%/30% for Software Assurance, but it is still give 46%/36% discount. PS. If you own D7 Enterprise and want to upgrade to Delphi Architect edition, you will need to pay only 500$ more for upgrade price – difference between D8 Ent and D8 Arch. I did missed 66% when read John K’s post on BDN. But it was there as well. And… Read more…

Delphi 9 is comming. First information.

As expected Borland going to introduce new version of Delphi this year. This is one more reason to attend BorCon 2004. John Kaster, DevRel of Borland, just made available information about upcomming tracks devoted to the next version of Delphi (code-name DiamondBack). See BDN article http://bdn.borland.com/article/0,1410,32499,00.html for more details.