Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to  BDS 2006 Oregon Delphi User Group November 2006
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#1 - QUALITY! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some can argue...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#2 - ECO in Pro Version </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But ...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#3 – Live Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let Nick...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#4 – VCL Designer Guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#5 – Four Languages, Four Personalities </li></ul>...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#6 – New VCL Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Margin...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#7 – New VCL Components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TGri...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#8 – Refactorings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greatly en...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#9 – History Tab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New in D200...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#10 – Bundled Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Casta...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#11 – Two-Way Modeling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toget...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#12 – Cool New Tool Palette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#13 – Expandable Debugger Hints </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#14 – It’s the little things that count… </li></ul...
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Describes why you might want to upgrade from Delphi 7 or earlier to the newer format of Delphi, now called RAD Studio and no longer part of Borland.

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14 Reasons to Upgrade

  1. 1. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS 2006 Oregon Delphi User Group November 2006
  2. 2. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#1 - QUALITY! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some can argue… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare with D2005! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stable and Fast </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#2 - ECO in Pro Version </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But just the basics (see feature matrix ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECO III is really easy: 9-year old demonstrates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New: State Machines! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#3 – Live Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let Nick show you: Video </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#4 – VCL Designer Guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waaaaay Cool! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But only for Win32  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more pixel counting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Much faster form building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More consistency in the user interface </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#5 – Four Languages, Four Personalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OK, nothing much new here… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delphi for Win32 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delphi for .NET </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C++ Builder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C# </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-built personalities nice </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#6 – New VCL Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Margins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Padding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alignment </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#7 – New VCL Components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TGridPanel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TFlowPanel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TCategoryButtons </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#8 – Refactorings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greatly enhanced from D2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nick’s tutorial </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#9 – History Tab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New in D2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Braver programming! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better than undo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between version check-ins </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#10 – Bundled Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Castalia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CodeHealer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BeyondCompare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BuilderBooster (C++) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#11 – Two-Way Modeling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Together UML Modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changed code updates diagram! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#12 – Cool New Tool Palette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some like it, some don’t </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you tried Ctrl+Alt+P? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lotsa options </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#13 – Expandable Debugger Hints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchical view of inspected items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand/collapse view—both in debug windows and in pop-up hints </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Nick Hodges' Fourteen Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to BDS2006 <ul><li>#14 – It’s the little things that count… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure Pane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pinnable and dockable windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Built-in HTML editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Explorer window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SDI (Single Document Interface) with MDI option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David’s Favorite: Error Insight! </li></ul></ul>
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