Friday, February 15, 2008

PowerSQL to the Developers, FrEDCon2008
Before Eclipse was called Eclipse, names that were considered included 'eBAF' (eBusiness Application Framework) and 'FrED'. I don't remember what 'ED' stood for anymore, but I am pretty sure that 'Fr' stood for Framework.

Have you booked your flight to eBAF2008 yet? :)

A Powerful Name
The new Eclipse-based product that I have been leading since I joined Embarcadero is set to be released the week of March 17 at EclipseCon2008. The beta was made available today.
PowerSQL is the name.

The Pert Plus Phenomenon
My favorite invention of the last 100 years is, by far, shampoo-and-conditioner 2-in-1. Forget the microwave. Forget the crantini.

PowerSQL follows the lead from Pert Plus. You will be able to do cross-platform database development (Oracle, DB2 LUW, Sybase, MS SQL, Generic JDBC) all in one IDE.

Off the Cutting Room Floor

My team of developers ventured in the area of marketing recently and attempted to come up with ads for PowerSQL. The production value is very high.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Romanian Idol

In the world, and particularly in North America, we have a shortage of superstars. More specifically, we are facing the worst shortage of idols in the history of humanity. There are all those great songs being written, and there is no one to sing them.

Shows like American/Canadian/Indian/Cambodian/... Idol produce one new idol every year. That's not nearly enough, but it's better than nothing I suppose.

As I head to my adopted home city of Iaşi this Sunday, I am looking forward to four weeks of Megastar (the Romanian version of Idol), project management and Eclipse speaking engagements.

On February 23, Embarcadero is hosting a conference at the World Trade Center, where I will be presenting an introduction to Eclipse and plug-in development, followed by the European premiere of the new Eclipse-based database IDE we have been working on for the past few months.

It should be a fun event. Iaşi is the home to 8 universities, so we are expecting a decent turnout of students wanting to learn about Eclipse and databases on a Saturday afternoon.

Romanian bloggers are all over this event. If you wish to read about it in Romanian, here are a few links: