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Sunday, 25. January 2015

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Selecting Which Data Access Components (DAC) to Use with RAD Studio XE7

Delphi Insider – FireDAC, DataSnap, dbExpress, IBX and dbGo are all options available out of the box to Delphi/C++ Buider programmers. Faced with these choices how should you make the decision on which database access layer to use in your applications. Some of the factors that may influence your decision can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 19:50
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The Either type for Delphi

Delphi sorcery – In a previous post I talked about the Maybe type that similar to the Nullable type allows you to handle values or the state of having no value in a functional approach.Today I show you another type that is common in functional programming - the Either type. It allows you to return 2 different ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 13:52

Saturday, 24. January 2015

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Flotsam and Jetsam #93

Delphi-losophy – In my post about my new book, I mentioned that I thought my outline was a little thin, and indeed it was.  I left out a large topic about which I planned on writing – “Writing SOLID Code”.  Add that in, and things seem a bit more fleshed out.  The silly thing was that I was working ...
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Friday, 23. January 2015

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Delphi and RAD Studio January Offers End Soon

Delphi Insider – Reminder of the current offers on RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. There will also be a price increase, averaging 4%, across all Embarcadero products on February 1, 2015.RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder January SpecialsDon’t miss out on these great offers for upgrades, new purchases and moving up ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 20:18
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Delphi, C++ and InterBase Community

Stephen Ball – I’m sure some of you have seen the new Delphi, C++ and InterBase community platform that is being developed at Embarcadero. If not I would highly recommend a visit. The Embarcadero Community is the new home to blogs, event diaries, latest news and features articles. While the old locations are ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 15:34
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New Series of RAD Studio Partners Webinars

Marco's Tech Blog – Besides the current two series of skill sprints (including the new one on FireDAC), we are  hosting another series of short webinars covering third party components... and starting today. Partner Spotlights Every Friday from today, with two sessions available, we'll host ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 12:37
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Looking at Radiant Shapes

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I’ve been playing with Raize Software‘s new Radiant Shapes components this week. These are the brand new primitive shape component set for FireMonkey on all platforms: Windows, OS X, iOS and Android. I’ve been a long time fan of Raize Components because of their attention to ...
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Thursday, 22. January 2015

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RosettaCode: cool way to improve your coding skills

The Wiert Corner – Wow: I feel like having lived under a stone for 8 years, as RosettaCode has been alive since it was founded in 2007 by Mike Mol. The idea is that you solve a task and learn from that, or learn by seeing how others have solved tasks or draft tasks. So in a sense it is similar to the Rosetta stone: it ...
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Wednesday, 21. January 2015

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Episode #55 – Interview with JT

The PodCast at Delphi.org – An interview with John Thomas “JT”, Senior Director of Product Management over RAD Studio and Delphi with Embarcadero Technologies.This episode was recorded almost a year and a half ago, right after the XE5 release added Android support, but is still a relevant conversation today. It is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 22:33
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A few nice G+ threads on Castalia and Usertility being acquired by Embarcadero, and Jacob Thurman staying active on them

The Wiert Corner – Uwe Raabe was the first one to suggest that it might just be so that Castalia got acquired by Embarcadero. In the thread rumoured Usertility might as well been, or that Jacob Thurman might be responsible for IDE stability. So today Uwe Raabe confirmed it (in a private post) by pointing to an ...
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New RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder Webinars - Just Announced

Delphi Insider – You’re invited to join Embarcadero for some amazing new webinars and Skill Sprint series. Build your development skills and learn something new. Just click the links below. The forms will be pre-filled with your information, so it only takes a minute to register. There’s something for everyone.RAD ...
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Embarcadero has acquired Castalia and Usertility

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – There have been rumors, and some of them are true…. I’m excited to announce today that Embarcadero Technologies has acquired Castalia and Usertility. The official press release is here: http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-acquires-castalia-and-usertility-from-twodesk- ...
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Free FireDAC training online

Stephen Ball – Free FireDAC training online FireDAC is the Universal Data Access library for developing applications for multiple devices, connected to enterprise databases. Starting tomorrow you can join the embarcadero team for free FireDAC training online in these special sessions, where you will be taken from ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 12:03
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Embarcadero Acquires Castalia and Usertility from TwoDesk Software

Stephen Ball – I did a blog post recently about Castalia which includes a video demoing some of the additional features Castalia adds to super charge the RAD Studio IDE. Having played with it for over a month now, I’m really excited that it will have tighter integration in the future following the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 11:39
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Embarcadero Acquires Castalia and Usertility

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm very pleased to let you know (unless you've already seen the announcement, of course) that Embarcadero has acquired Castalia and Usertility from TwoDesk Software. The official press release is at www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-acquires-castalia-and-usertility-from-twodesk- ...
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