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September 2018

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Articles and News from the C++ community

Sip from the Firehose – To prepare for the appearance of C++17 support in the "Carnival" release of C++Builder (RAD Studio August 2018 Roadmap), here are some recent articles that have appeared in the C++ community. To stay up to date on what's happening with ISO C++ you should bookmark the ISO C++ foundation's website. ...
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March 2017

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Delphi/Object Pascal at #9 in Tiobe March 2017 index - Swift enters top 10

Sip from the Firehose – The March 2017 Tiobe programming language index report is out. Delphi/Object is at number nine in the report. Swift enters the top ten for the first time. From the Tiobe index post: "This month Swift enters the TIOBE index top 10 for the first time. About 3 years ago Apple announced that it would ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2017-03-19 21:01
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Great idea for a RAD Studio Beacon App

Sip from the Firehose – I was reading an article (from last summer) this morning about how VMware is installing beacons and building apps for use on their Palo Alto corporate campus. This is a great example of the use of beacons and beacon fence to help navigate complex enterprise buildings and corporate/school campuses. I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2017-03-13 17:01

October 2016

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David I becomes an Embarcadero MVP, starts new job at Evans Data Corporation

Sip from the Firehose – In today’s interconnected world, companies in all industries need to publish APIs and cultivate a developer community to access and use them. To be competitive today, attracting and supporting developers is essential. The key to cultivating a vibrant developer community that uses your APIs and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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Delphi Boot Camp September 2016 Recap, Replays and Blog Posts

Sip from the Firehose – Delphi Boot Camp September 2016 Recap, Replays and Blog Posts   We've completed the Delphi Boot Camp 2016. Thank you to the thousands of developers who attended each day. The Delphi Boot Camp introduces the Delphi IDE, Programming Language, FireMonkey framework, Game Application Development and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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Delphi Boot Camp Day 1 - Introduction to Delphi: The IDE and Your First App

Sip from the Firehose – Day 1 [YoutubeButton url='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rwaQN_O3bU']   This page contains resources and the replay for day 1 (September 5th, 2016) of the Delphi Boot Camp.   Trainer   David I.Evangelist & EducatorEmbarcadero Technologies Agenda Purchasing the $0 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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C++ Boot Camp Monday, August 8, 2016 - Building your first application with C++Builder

Sip from the Firehose – The C++ Boot Camp starts on Monday, August 8, 2016 and continues each day of the week. I am kickoff the first day and will cover building your first C++Builder applications using VCL, FMX and the RTL. The following are some of the links to additional information for my presentation. See the ...
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Webinar this Thursday July 14: Useful C++ Features You Should be Using at 7am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time

Sip from the Firehose – Learn about the latest features of C++11 that you can take advantage of today in C++Builder 10.1 Berlin. David Millington, Embarcadero's new C++Builder Product Manager, will show cool C++11 code in the IDE that can be compiled for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android using the Clang-enhanced compiler. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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Extended Beacon sample for Delphi 10.1 Berlin: Standard, Alternative and Eddystone beacons

Sip from the Firehose – If you look at the ExtendedBeaconScanner sample that is included for Delphi in 10.1 Berlin, you will learn how to scan for Beacon devices using different scan modes: Standard, Alternative, Eddystone, and Extended. When selecting the Extended mode, the sample allows you to select the kind of Beacon ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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DevExpress VCL components version 16.1 now available!

Sip from the Firehose – I just got an email telling me that the new release of DevExpress VCL components, version 16.1, is now available. The "What's New in vol. 16.1" page includes: Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the new VCL PDF Viewer Control, new VCL Callout Popup Control, new Range Track Bar Editor, new Windows ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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Apache Server support in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin

Sip from the Firehose – With the release of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin, we have added Apache Server support on Windows (Linux server is on the RAD studio 2016 public road map) for RAD Server / EMS. You can now run the EMS Server and the EMS Console in the Apache server on a production environment. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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Thirty One years of Developer Tools and still moving forward.

Sip from the Firehose – Today marks the 31st year since I started working at Borland International on June 17, 1985. I met Philippe Kahn at Comdex Las Vegas in November 1983. He gave gave me copies of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 on floppy disks (5.25 inch PC-DOS and 8 inch CPM). I put the PC-DOS disk into an IBM PC we had in ...
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Calculating how old I am and how many years I have been married - using Delphi and C++Builder

Sip from the Firehose – Today is my 65th birthday and my 35th wedding anniversary. How do I remember? I have an app. But before I show the multi-device form, Delphi and C++ code, here are a few computer history items from 1951. Tomorrow, on June 14 (my parents wedding anniversary) in 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? davidi@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-28 00:01
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Upgrading from Delphi or C++Builder Berlin Starter edition to higher editions

Sip from the Firehose – This post outlines the steps for upgrading from Starter to higher editions of the same version on the same machine. Please note that Delphi Starter and C++Builder Starter cannot be installed on the same machine. Installing higher editions of the same version alongside Starter on the same machine is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? sarina.dupont@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-22 03:00
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InterBase and Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Sip from the Firehose – We are getting reports from customers who are unable to connect to InterBase after applying the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The error could be: "Cannot attach to password database" or I/O error for file "C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Embarcadero\InterBase\gds_db\admin.ib"Error while trying to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? steve.axtell@embarcadero.com @ 2016-10-22 03:00
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