OI10 from Sprezz’s viewpoint


Whilst everyone at the conference we talking positively about the changes that are coming, and rightly so, it is always nice to see what people decide to put into writing following the event.

If you have a blog article that you have written and which relates to the conference, or anything OpenInsight related, please let me know and I’ll gladly add a post onto my blog which has a growing reach.

Today, Sprezzatura have published their viewpoint on the conference.  Entitled ‘A view from the Rev Conference 2015‘ the posting make for a good read AND it includes a screenshot of the new OpenInsight 10 IDE that the guys are working on, plus some details about how Carl put that amazing login screen together without the use of html or fancy image manipulation.

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Conference Pictures


Bob at the 2015 Conference. I think that Bob just might have been caught me taking this picture of him posing as one of the Blues Brothers, Bryan and the other Bob escaped the camera.  However, with a few hundred photographs taken, not everyone noticed so obviously.

Following the final days closing address where the slide show was run, numerous delegates asked me if they could get a copy of the slideshow and also copies of the photographs taken throughout the three day conference.

I am pleased to announce that the slideshow has now been uploaded to my RevUK YouTube channel and the URL is copied below.  This presentation includes some captions on most of the images but you really had to be at the conference to understand them.  For those of you that were there, who enjoyed the laugh in places and who took the time to mentioned the emotion that it drew out of some people, the lasting reminder and captions will make sense and I hope that you will enjoy another viewing.

The photographs have also now been uploaded to my M4Photo website.  The images have been posted into two separate galleries.  The first contains the images captured during Dan Lier’s highly motivational keynote address and for those of you who simply want to jump straight into the Revelation community photographs, those are contained in the Revelation 2015 Conference gallery. The  links are:

For those of you that are interested in such things, I have created a specific Revelation Software gallery on my photographic website and I plan to house all of my Revelation related images there. All of the images in the Revelation Software gallery are available to Revelation developers and clients around the world.

Please ignore the default link to the ordering page, they are available without charge in .jpg format and supplied by email.  Simply find the image or images that you wish to receive and drop me an email with the number of the image or images. Each page has 12 thumbnails and clicking on any thumbnail will open up a slightly larger version of the image which has the photo’s ID.  For example, 1P7A8397.  It is that number that I require, along with your preferred email address for the images to be sent to.  I will use Hightail because the files will be large.  Please let me know if you are unable to accept hightail emails and we’ll work something out.

I received some great comments following the conference about the slideshow and as photographing this sort of event is new to me, I will be very interested to hear your thoughts and comments.  I just hope that you enjoy the images and I look forward to see you again at the next conference, whenever and wherever that may be.

Another day of learning in Houston.


1P7A8706Well today was another full day of socialising, learning and inspiration.  Sorry for the brief overview of my day, but tomorrow will be a long day and I’m still putting to bed a photo presentation for the morning.  It’ll also be going online somewhere next week, so watch for more when I’m back home.

Today (we’ll yesterday now), began with breakfast before we broke into two sessions.  I’d listened to Carl yesterday, so it was a hour or so with Bob Carten on the changes to Indexing and Selects.  With help from others in the community Bob has done allot of work on performance profiling of OpenInsight and he is putting that knowledge to good use.  Some long standing assumptions have been dashed and set aside and we can look forward to a new set of OI profiling tools that will help to achieve performance increases within our systems.  Bob has seen increases of up to 30% in places with regards to Selects and Indexing.

Performance and system profiling is an extremely hot topic at the moment with many of my customers and you really needed to be in this session to fully understand the work that Bob and the team have been doing in this area.

Mike followed Bob in a session that looked at the new Forms Designer and some of the new controls that we can look forward to.  However, from my point of view, it was great to see first hand just how easy it will be to utilise much of the new GUI design elements without having to learn and write new code.

Lunch was a wonderful Italian themed affair with lots to choose from.  Refreshed and ready for more, we all joined Mike in the main hall for a session on what is involved with moving an OI 9.4 and prior application to version 10.  The process is not an upgrade, it’s a conversion and Revelation have built tools to, not only help developers through the conversion process, but if you decide to copy the tables over, the process will optimise them as well – a double bonus.

Mike included allot of useful information about preparing for the conversion process and he confirmed that there are numerous ways to achieve the conversion.  As usual there are two ways to do it well, two ways that’ll get your there and two that are not ideal but they’ll get you there all the same.  The attendees, now know at least one of the two best ways and this session provoked allot of questions, so this is clearly something that developers worry about and want to do right first time.

The afternoon got a little heavy for someone with my limited technical understanding but Bryan’s presentation about the Engine Server was not only entertaining (as usual) but highly educational.  We learned how to properly configure and control the engine server and much more.  I the other room, Bill and Dave educated their audience on the introduction of R/List into the Banded Report Writer.

I finished up the afternoon listening to Bill talk about the new OpenInsight Authentication Module that is coming in OI 10 and which ‘can’ be made available to developers using 9.4, on request.  This is another highly topical subject and questions flowed throughout and not least from people building web based solutions.

The weather had turned today and the evening rounded out with a lovely dinner in the Palm Court.  It was a little cold and damp for the planned pool side party.  However, everyone had a great time and many of us took the advantage to catch up with people before we all head off for home tomorrow lunchtime.

That’s it for now.  We have an early start and a long journey home tomorrow and I need some shut eye.  Please watch the blog for details of the photographs and video presentation being published on-line and also how to get Dan’s motivational download.

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.