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Embarcadero Community 3.0 is live at community.embarcadero.com

We are using Appmethod as the start of our new 3rd Generation Embarcadero community software infrastructure, community.embarcadero.com. This one is based on Joomla/JomSocial and ties into your Embarcadero customer account login. We will add other products and additional social functionality throughout this year. We started the community site at the developer conference in July 1999. It has been live, continuously since the launch. We have moved through several different software infrastructures (Storyserver, Vignette and custom software modules). We are starting the next generation community site with articles (technical, tutorial, support), answers, events and forums.

The Embarcadero Developer Network (edn.embarcadero.com) site will continue to be used for our other products for now. We will gradually move EDN content over to the new infrastructure and add new capabilities (blogs, jobs and more) in the coming months, quarters and years.

Login to the new community site with your existing account (some call it the EDN user id) and update your profile. Pose questions and participate in the forums.

{ 13 } Comments

  1. Q Correll | March 18, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Why???

    Q

  2. David Intersimone | March 18, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Q - Why?

    Since we started with the community site, we have continued to move forward both with content and with functionality. We will continue to move forward. This time we have added social network capabilities and a newer publishing and content management infrastructure built on off the shelf subsystems and plug-in modules. That is what you see in the first release of Community 3.0. There will be much more to come as I mentioned in my blog post.

  3. Eric Fleming Bonilha | March 18, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Amazing David!!!

  4. Navid | March 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Really a great site - the networking aspects, being able to link to videos, etc … look very promising! Thank you!

  5. Remy Lebeau | March 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    How will this affect this current forums at forums.embarcadero.com - especially NNTP access?

  6. Wilfred Oluoch | March 19, 2014 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    I like it. It’s in with the times.

  7. Fronzel Neekburm | March 19, 2014 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    I always had trouble finding information at Embarcadero because it was split up into so many different subpages. This Looks quite promising.

  8. IL | March 19, 2014 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    David, could you tell more how Appmethod and Joomla are tied together?

  9. David Intersimone | March 19, 2014 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    IL - Appmethod and Joomla are not directly tied together. I was just saying that we are using Joomla/JomSocial to build the Community 3.0 site.

  10. David Intersimone | March 19, 2014 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Remy - current forums for our other products are still open for now. As to what will happen in the future when we add all products to community 3.0 - still being discussed what to do since they are community management newsgroups. Suggestions?

  11. Remy Lebeau | March 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Whatever you decide, please make sure it supports NNTP access, at least. Otherwise a LOT of existing forum.embarcadero.com users (including quite a few TeamB members) are going to be very upset. Web Forums just plain SUCK compared to NNTP for those of us who deal with support discussions in bulk. Web forums are just too slow and inefficient. I see the new community.embarcadero.com forums are following a similar UI structure as the current Web frontend to forums.embarcadero.com, so I hope that means the new community forums will allow NNTP in the backend. If you are going to migrate existing products to the community site, I hope you also consider migrating the existing product forums to the new community forums, or at least link them to the same backend data source.

  12. Milan Vydareny | March 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Let me echo Remy Lebau’s comments: Unequivocally, Web Forums just plain SUCK. I mainly lurk, but receive a great deal of benefit from the existing NNTP forums. This is largely not possible using web based forums. In fact, as a general rule, anything that depends on a web browser for an interface is of poor quality compared to a real application dealing with real data. Why do you think I develop using Delphi, Datasnap, FireDAC, FireMonkey and [yes even] LiveBindings? The simple answer is: The User Experience is extraordinary using Delphi technologies rather than depending on web browsers.

    Web browsers have a place; maybe that place is with the Affordable Care Website. But now I become facetious. You get the point.

  13. davidi | March 20, 2014 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    Thanks to Remy and Milan for your feedback. My personal opinion (not company) is that there is a place for both types of interaction with customers, partners, family, etc. Browser based and also if you want to use it, NNTP based.

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