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May 2017

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Delphi in Depth: FireDAC is now available

Let's Get Technical – Last autumn, as I was finishing up my chapters for the 2016 Delphi Developer Days course book, which I wrote with Nick Hodges, Director of Engineering at Embarcadero Technologies, I received a question about FireDAC from my German colleague Dr. Holger Flick. He was asking about the relevance of my ...
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November 2016

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A Special Year for Delphi Developer Days

Let's Get Technical – Delphi Developer Days 2016 with Nick Hodges and me, Cary Jensen, is just around the corner (we start in Chicago a week from today). And, the Delphi Developer Days book has been printed, which for an author is that one milestone that is always rewarding. As in years past, this book is once again ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2016-11-07 19:00

October 2016

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When Migrating to FireDAC, You Must Understand UpdateMode

Let's Get Technical – Let's start with a little history lesson. When Delphi first shipped it had one data access framework, the Borland Database Engine (BDE). While the BDE was a breakthrough product in its early years, providing a fast, independent, and easy-to-use data access layer, it was cumbersome to install, used a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2016-10-11 21:30

July 2016

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Delphi Developer Days 2016 with Nick Hodges and Cary Jensen Agenda Published

Let's Get Technical – The agenda and course topics for this year's Delphi Developer Days with Nick Hodges and me, Cary Jensen, has been released, and we think that you will be pleased with the selection of topics. Over the course of this two-day event we will have a combination of talks, some of which are jointly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2016-07-12 16:22

June 2016

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Delphi Developer Days 2016 with Nick Hodges and Cary Jensen

Let's Get Technical – It is my great pleasure to announce that Nick Hodges will be joining me for this year's Delphi Developer Days tour, which will visit the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia late this autumn. Delphi Developer Days are intense, two-day training events focusing on Delphi, the cross-platform, rapid ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2016-06-07 10:07

January 2016

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Delphi Developer Days Postponed

Let's Get Technical – The annual spring Delphi seminar known as Delphi Developer Days has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control.Loy Anderson (the DDD event manager), Bob (Dr.Bob) Swart, and I have been working to put together this year's Delphi Developer Days, and we were getting close to announcing our ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2016-01-25 08:30

February 2015

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Using Trim in ClientDataSet Filters

Let's Get Technical – I announced in my last blog post that an updated version of Delphi in Depth: ClientDataSets is now available, both in printed and in eBook formats. In response, a reader posted this question as a comment:I used TClientDataSet.Filter. CDS's Filter support "Trim" statement in Delphi help doc. It ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2015-02-13 13:49

January 2015

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Now Available: Delphi in Depth: ClientDataSets 2nd Edition

Let's Get Technical – I published the original Delphi in Depth: ClientDataSets book back in March of 2011. At the time I believe it was my 24th book on computer software, though I must admit that I've lost count. Nonetheless, I greatly appreciated the many kind comments I've received from readers since its publication, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2015-01-12 11:48
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Delphi Developer Days 2015 Agenda Announced

Let's Get Technical – Ray Konopka and I worked over the holidays to prepare the agenda for Delphi Developer Days 2015, and I am very happy with the content we have planned for this year's tour.As usual, we have created a balanced program that offers something for every Delphi developer. We have sessions covering the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2015-01-06 15:53

December 2014

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Delphi Developer Days 2015 with Ray Konopka and Cary Jensen

Let's Get Technical – In case you missed the official press release on Tuesday, let me be the first to share with you that Ray Konopka is going to join me in presenting this year's Delphi Developer Days 2015 tour. We will be visiting four cities in the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia this spring, and it is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-12-18 14:48

June 2014

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Ode to Code

Let's Get Technical – Ode to Code:Reflections on Software Development in Iambic Heptameterby Cary JensenWhile true, it's said, there's work to do, and now it's time to startThis is my task, so plain and clear, it's science, love, and artMy slate starts clean, a screen pure white, no logic bears my willUpon this page, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-06-19 17:33

May 2014

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Simplifying LiveBindings Configuration in Mobile Apps Using Frames

Let's Get Technical – Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you already know that Delphi can create native executables for both iOS and Android mobile devices. These applications must be created using FireMonkey, since FireMonkey is Delphi's cross-platform component library. When using FireMonkey, most developers ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-05-13 17:41

February 2014

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Delphi Developer Days 2014

Let's Get Technical – It is again my pleasure to announce the dates and cities for our annual Delphi Developer Days tour by me and Delphi expert Bob (Dr.Bob) Swart. We will be visiting two cities in the United States and three in Europe/United Kingdom. We will be in the Washington DC/Baltimore area on May 5th and 6th and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-02-11 09:45

January 2014

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Two Approaches to Sub-classing Components Compared

Let's Get Technical – Delphi is an object oriented programming language. Unless you write nothing but console applications, this fact is obvious. For example, when your application includes either a form or a data module, the class that defines the form or data module is a descendent of an existing class. In the case of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2014-01-09 15:38

September 2013

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New 2013 Delphi Developer Days Event

Let's Get Technical – I am pleased to announce a special edition of Delphi Developer Days 2013 and Mobile Development Workshop, to be held this December 4th, 5th, and 6th near London's Heathrow Airport. This three-day event includes the classic two-day Delphi Developer Days 2013 sessions by me and Delphi expert Bob ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 2013-09-19 06:45
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