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November 2007

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Help Update 1 for Delphi 2007 available.

Esteban's Blog – Another great sign of constant improvement of my favorite IDE.If you have not get an information dialog from your installation just go to Programs\Code Gear RAD Studio\Check for updates.You can go here to read the install and Release notes, straight from CodeGear.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-11-15 21:36

October 2007

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Migrating from ADO to dbExpress...

Esteban's Blog – I finally started.After holding the migration for a long time I am doing it, the reason? well, CodeGear has a renew effort on working on dbExpress, and its latest version dbExpress 4 is a great example of it, with good performance, great connectivity with WIN32 and .Net, support for BlackFish SQL, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-10-23 22:23

September 2007

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Consolas fonts.

Esteban's Blog – Well, I was reading the CodeGear's non-technical newsgroups, and found an interesting conversation regarding what kind of font you use on your development IDE, among the recommendations there was the new Consolas Font from Microsoft. Well, I surrender to temptation, downloaded the font, set it up ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-09-27 22:48

August 2007

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Restarting your application.

Esteban's Blog – We are creating a project to automatically update our different modules. That usually implies an application restart, lots of ideas went around, a service that does that, a batch file, or another program working as a proxy of the original one, but, hey, I found this G R E A T article from Zarko ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-08-13 00:32
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The overload directive.

Esteban's Blog – Well, it is fairly common to use the Delphi's overload directive to create a method with different sets of parameters in an object.What I wasn't aware is that it actually works on functions or procedures that are not part of an object. That is cool.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-08-04 23:16
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RemObjects and DataSnap.

Esteban's Blog – I'm using a mix of Delphi's RemObjects SDK and DataSnap on our middletier, and we have implemented session management on all the services and in all the DataSnap remote modules.Thanks to RO, that can be easily done on the DataSnap modules by turning on the RequiresSession property of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-08-02 04:14

July 2007

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Developer Day en Español!!

Esteban's Blog – Hi guys,CodeGear is hosting "Developer Days en Español" a nice gathering of great developers with the spanish speaking Delphi community.There is a wide variety of sessions including Delphi, Interbase, PHP and Java.It is only for 2 days, today was the first session and it was great. An average of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-07-31 23:55
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A nice surprise on Delpih 2007...

Esteban's Blog – I was creating a "Lost Connection" dialog box for our rich client applications and as a distraction I was browsing around through thousands of nice icons on the internet, when I finally selected the icon that i wanted, I realized that it was (as almost every nice icon now days) a .png file.Big ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-07-30 02:05
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Visual Studio launch in 2008....

Esteban's Blog – Latest news said that Visual Studio will see the light in a joint launch with MSSQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 in Los Angeles on February 27th, 2008.But, it will be released officially by the end of this year.CodeGear Studio will be out around September.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-07-22 23:24
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Database scalability with MSSQL 2005

Esteban's Blog – Some news from the battlefront...We are expecting at least a 75% increase of our internet traffic, db transactions, network and database activity in general so our entire company is working hard on getting ready to manage this incoming wave.Regrettably, life is not always good and the core of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-07-15 01:16

June 2007

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CodeGear drops C# Builder.

Esteban's Blog – I was listening to one of the weekly community podcasts from CodeGear, and one of the topics that was mentioned was the announcement of C# Builder being dropped from the CodeGear Developer Studio 2007, to be released later this year.Winforms seems to be a no no too. It seems they will be putting ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-06-20 15:11
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ASP.Net not too scalable....

Esteban's Blog – Scalability is a daily concern on my business. We managed thousands of requests, that startup lots of transactions that will make any online bank website simply jealous.A couple of times, I worked with companies that use ASP.Net as their web framework of preference and it was not long when we start ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-06-14 18:08
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Using Visual Studio 05...

Esteban's Blog – Yes, I know, but hey, I was programming on Java a couple of days ago, so for me it is just more stuff to learn and at least it is more visual than Java.I'm in no way leaving behind my sexy Delphi, we just got a new update and a cool roadmap, but, I need to develop some web applications that connect ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-06-13 23:42
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The big reunion.

Esteban's Blog – Hi guys, I don't know if you were aware of this great reunion between the last two old schoolers of the software industry: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, on an interesting chat together at D5!!.The vision they had and have is simply outstanding, the advances we enjoy today on the software area can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-06-04 04:12
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What will many cores mean to future window releases?

Esteban's Blog – This is a good article about what is going on with Microsoft around the new trend on Multi Core devlopment. You got to love AMD Opterons :)
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Esteban Pacheco @ 2007-06-01 21:43
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