October 11, 2013
RAD Studio XE5.
Embarcadero documentation is notoriously bad. This makes Google, Stack Overflow, Experts Exchange as well as books some of the primary means to resolve problems. I do a lot of database work and use XCase as a quick and intuitive way to design, construct and mantain them.
I'm a veteran IT Professional only recently returned to development. Things have changed since I last used Delphi (was it 6?) Strong IT support skills and experience with data base design and system architecture. Currently working on cloud apps.
Overall a good experience to meet and exchange with other Delphi developers. Group needs to be careful to focus on Delphi and avoid possible diversions into other technology issues.