Git Extensions and OpenInsight


OpenInsight 10 LogoOpenInsight Git is an interface from OpenInsight to the Git source code management system.  It will be included in OpenInsight v10.

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git Extensions is the only graphical use interface for Git that allows you to control Git without using the commandline. It comes with a manual and video tutorials to get you started quickly.

Will you be at RevCon 2015?


Revelation software Conference 2015
Revelation software Conference 2015

Personally, I can’t wait for this year’s Revelation World Conference.  The format will be slightly different because only those people working on OpenInsight 10 will be talking and there will be an opportunity for all of the attendees to watch all of the main OpenInsight 10 sessions as they will be repeated.  There are only three general technical sessions on the Friday that will not be repeated – at least looking at the online schedule.  This is great news for me because I always struggle to decide between two compelling sessions and I won’t have those dilemmas this year.

Along with the informative technical sessions, Mike will be opening and closing the conference with the usual addresses and our Keynote Speaker will be Dan Lier.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and show what you have been doing with OI during an informal evening session, a BBQ by the pool and it’ll all kick off with a Welcome Reception on the Tuesday evening.

Those of you that saw the January Revelation newsletter will know that the Early Bird Discount rate was extended until the 30th January owing to publication issues surrounding the printing of the hard copy conference brochure.  Hat only leaves you with a few short days to get your place booked on the number one premium learning event in the Revelation calendar.

If you are developing with OpenInsight, planning to develop with OpenInsight in the near future or a user wanting to learn more, then this is the event for you.  The wealth of knowledge that is available for everyone to soak up is amazing and it will only lead to a deeper depth of product knowledge that usually leads to the ability to do more, faster and at less cost than now.

If you are still undecided and tempted, please check your education and training budgets.  If there is a little left, then this event is a prime candidate because of the amount that you will learn from my colleagues taking the talks.  Yes, there will be some fun, yes there will be the opportunity to network and make new friends and share development experiences, but mostly it’ll all be about helping you to get a head start with OpenInsight version 10, regardless of whether you are an early adopter, someone who simply wants to get the most of the beta, or a hardened OpenInsight fanatic who’ll jump straight into the new version on release day.

I’ll be tweeting and blogging my way through the conference, but it’ll be no compromise to actually being there!  Tempted and want to know more – download the conference brochure here and contact Revelation through the conference website.

I hope that you can make the conference.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2015.


Firstly may I take this opportunity to wish all of my readers a very happy and prosperous 2015.

It is hard the believe that 15 years ago I was sitting at Revelation in Milton Keynes and wondering (along with many thousands of IT people around the globe), how the millennium change would affect us.  Of course, it had no effect at all for most of us and all of the Revelation systems I was involved with simply ticked over the year end and continued to operate without any trouble at all.

Since then we have seen some massive changes at Revelation.  Mike took over the company, he took the product line to 32 bit, added countless new features and supported countless new technologies and the whole package has gone from strength to strength.

Now we are all looking forward to a new year with a new OpenInsight release in a few weeks time at the Revelation conference in Texas and all sorts of new possibilities and opportunities.

2015 is looking like being a bright and productive year for Revelation and our OpenInsight developers and users around the world.  Hopefully I will see most of you at the conference in Texas and I hope to catch up with those of you who can’t make the conference online as we head into a new era for OpenInsight.

As always, please keep an eye on the blog for breaking news, conference and OpenInsight 10 updates and more.