Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted

We predicted this last year when after Win32, WinForms and WPF Microsoft announced moving to Silverlight as key display technology and now it’s confirmed: Silverlight is no longer the key focus for desktop/browser apps but html5 is. Too bad if you just built your strategy around Silverlight. Maybe a good time to switch to a vendor that doesn’t render all that code that you just wrote useless every few years.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-our-strategy-with-silverlight-has-shifted/7834

At Servoy we understand that you don’t want to rewrite all the time which is exactly why from a single codebase you can deploy to all modern platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux but also mobile platforms such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Nokia, Palm and more. Servoy’s ready for the future, if you are: join us!

Servoy speaker & sponsor at European PostgreSQL conference

PGDay.EU is by far the largest PostgreSQL conference in Europe. This year it will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany on the 6th – 8th December 2010. PGDay.EU is a unique chance for developers to learn and network with fellow professionals that use and work with PostgreSQL. The event attracts developers, customers and vendors including EnterpriseDB, Dalibo, 2ndQuadrant andServoy.
The event will span two days of talks, with 26 sessions in English and 13 in German, 2 keynotes and a key signing party! These sessions will be aimed at users, developers, hackers and decision makers in the PostgreSQL community. The event will also provide in-depth training sessions in both German and English. Also Gold Sponsor Servoy’s CEO Jan Aleman will do a session about Servoy and how to develop and deploy a business application in 30 minutes.

Also Bronze Sponsor Robert Ivens of ROCLASI Software Solutions will be giving an introductory training on Servoy and how to build business applications for the Cloud.

Website: http://2010.pgday.eu/
Schedule: http://2010.pgday.eu/schedule
Registration: http://2010.pgday.eu/register

CodeCast Episode 91: Servoy Development Suite with Sean Devlin

Code Magazine, the leading independent resource for .Net developers has posted an interview done by Ken Levy to Sean Devlin, a Senior Technical Engineer at Servoy. This discussion covers the architecture and product suite offered by Servoy to deploy solutions towards users either as a zero-deployment, native smart client, or a browser-based web client.

Watch the latest episode of CodeCast!

Servoy 5.2.2 Released

Servoy is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest version of its namesake software — Servoy 5.2.2.

Servoy 5.2.2 is available through the Servoy Download page on the Servoy website (Developer section) and auto-update. Always make a backup of your current Servoy installation (directory and database) before installing/upgrading. To update a Servoy 5.x eclipse open, “Check for updates” via the Help menu.

Find out more about the Servoy 5.2.2 release.

Servoy to Speak and Exhibit at Cloud Computing Expo – Nov. 1-4

Servoy will be exhibiting and Jan Aleman, Servoy CEO, will be speaking at the Cloud Computing Expo — the largest, most important tech cloud event in the world — in Santa Clara, CA. Mr. Aleman will be presenting a session on the currently hot “Agile Development in the Cloud.” If you are attending the conference, do not miss the opportunity to meet with him.

Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term “cloud computing” was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. In November 2010, Cloud Expo is returning to Santa Clara with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors.

Find out more and register for the Cloud Computing Expo.

Servoy to Speak at Software Developers Conference 2010 in Zeist, The Netherlands

Jan Aleman, Servoy CEO, will speak at the Software Developers Conference 2010 (SDC), a 2-day event being held in Zeist, The Netherlands, on October 25-26. Servoy is also a sponsor of this year’s event — one of the most important conferences in The Netherlands for software developers who want to learn what’s hot and happening in the world of software development tools. SDC is an annual conference organized by the Software Development Network (SDN) – the largest Dutch software developers organization.

Find out more details about the Software Development Conference.

Ken Levy: Developing with Servoy for VFP Developers (Post SwFox) Webinar – Oct. 27

Ken Levy, former Visual FoxPro Product Manager, and Sean Devlin, Servoy Senior Technical Engineer, host this comprehensive one-hour webinar including a demonstration and discussion on using Servoy with existing Visual FoxPro applications and Servoy for FoxPro developers — focusing on how features common to Visual FoxPro applications are developed in Servoy; cool Servoy features not supported in Visual FoxPro; how Servoy works with DBF tables in existing FoxPro applications; and the benefits to FoxPro developers in adding Servoy expertise to their toolkit. An interactive Q&A session immediately follows the presentation.

Register today for the Ken Levy (Post SwFox) Webinar.

Servoy to Sponsor Southwest Fox Conference: Oct. 14-17

For the fourth year in a row, Servoy will be a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor at Southwest Fox — the annual conference hosted for FoxPro users. Developers who have used FoxPro in the past are finding that they love Servoy. Microsoft has announced they will no longer be revving this popular 4GL tool; and will stop support for the product entirely in 2015. As a result, many FoxPro users are looking for the “next step”. Servoy is a great alternative.

Be sure to stop by the Servoy booth, where Ken Levy will be presenting two special demo-centric vendor sessions:

– Friday, Oct. 15 at 11:30am-12:45pm
– Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11:30am-12:45pm

Find out more information about the Southwest Fox Conference.

Check out the Servoy FoxPro Landing Page.

Call for ServoyWorld Papers – Deadline is Nov. 1

The official ServoyWorld “Call for Papers” is now open for those Servoy developers and executives who wish to submit their presentation proposals for this year’s ServoyWorld Conference — to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on February 3-4. The goal of the annual ServoyWorld Developer’s Conference is to share the best practices related to development, deployment and business models utilizing the Servoy Product Suite.

Please send in your topic(s) with a small bio of yourself to Paul Bakker.

The deadline for submitting your proposed topic and bio is November 1, 2010.

ServoyWorld 2011 – Early Bird For Only 3 More Days!

You missed the ServoyWorld Eager Beaver opportunity! But you can still join the Servoy Team in Amsterdam on Feb. 3-4 2011. Visit the ServoyWorld 2011 page and register today. The Early Bird will end after Oct. 15th and then the price will go up to $699 USD.

**ServoyWorld Early Bird Pricing – only $499 USD!**

Register for the ServoyWorld Early Bird TODAY.