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February 2019

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Presenting RAD Studio 10.3.1 in Dublin and London Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – The first event is on Tuesday, March 5th, at Dublin City University during the morning. Given the location the first session will be an introduction with a significant focus on Community Edition and its role, while a second session will be focused more on existing customers and code migration and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-26 17:51
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RAD Studio 10.3.1 HTTP and SOAP Clients Enhancements

Marco's Tech Blog – In RAD Studio 10.3, Embarcadero moved the SOAP client implementation to the HTTP client library for all platforms, given the issues support HTTPS with the previous architecture (based on Indy) on mobile platforms. On Windows, there was already a native implementation, but based on an older Windows ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-22 16:36
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What’s New in FireDAC for Firebird in RAD Studio 10.3.1

Marco's Tech Blog – Among the many databases FireDAC supports, one commonly used by our customers is Firebird (the open source spin-off of InterBase). FireDAC used to have a single driver for Firebird and InterBase, given they still have a significant degree of compatibility after many years, but more recently the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-19 16:10
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New RAD Server Console Ext JS UI in RAD Studio 10.3.1

Marco's Tech Blog – The new RAD Server Console UI in 10.3.1 is an additional download from GetIt and it sits side by side with the older console. We'll integrate it more deeply in the future, but you can start using it easily today. 1. Download from GetIt The new web applications is available in GetIt only ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-15 11:55
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24 years of Delphi... and Delphi 10.3.1 is out Today!

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi 1 was introduced by Borland on February 14th 1995, so today it marks the 24th anniversary of the product. If you want to see some of the history about the product and its launch, you can refer to my blog post "22 Years of Delphi and it Still Rocks". In that post, there is a collection of my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-14 19:13
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Target Version for running 10.3 Rio apps on Android 9

Marco's Tech Blog – When RAD Studio 10.3 Rio applications are executed on Android 9, you get an intermittent error due the call of a restricted API. As an example, this is reported at https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-23008. The issue is a call to a restricted platform API in FireMonkey, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-11 13:32

January 2019

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On the 2018 Spirit of Delphi Award to Cary Jensen

Marco's Tech Blog – As you can read in details at https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/2018-spirit-of-delphi-award-winner at the last CodeRage conference Embarcadero resumed the old tradition of giving recognition to an active member of the Delphi developers community, picking contributors in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-01-29 11:47
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My Today's Webinar on VCL High-DPI in RAD Studio 10.3

Marco's Tech Blog – The webinar covers some of the challenges in building Windows applications for High DPI monitors and in supporting systems with multiple monitors having different resolutions -- like I do. The idea is to cover the issues from general terms, touching on different options the Windows operating system ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-01-16 10:46

December 2018

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My Year in Cities 2018

Marco's Tech Blog – This is my end-of-the-year blog post listing places I've visited in 2018 for at least one night (plus some relevant daily trips, marked with an asterisk), in chronological order. At times, the reason for the trip is listed:  Piacenza (Italy) -- where I live Santa Cruz (California, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-12-31 23:02
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What's In RAD Studio 10.3 Architect Edition?

Marco's Tech Blog – Since the early days, Delphi and RAD Studio have always been distributed in different editions, which occasionally change over time. During the last year, we have redefined all of the editions of RAD Studio, creating a new offer. Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio Versions We ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-12-19 12:45
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New RAD Server Features in RAD Studio 10.3

Marco's Tech Blog – The version of RAD Server that ships with RAD Studio 10.3 offers a very significant set of enhancements, mostly focused on how a resource (and have a URL) is mapped to classes and methods on the server. While the key idea of having classes (or data modules) that implement resources remains the same, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-12-17 17:50
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My CodeRage 2018 Sessions Source Code

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the last two days, I gave two technical sessions at CodeRage 2018.  For the session on RAD Server, including new features in 10.3, I created a single project with multiple resources and endpoints, that you can find at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-12-07 12:19
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CodeRage 2018 Starts Today

Marco's Tech Blog – The 2018 edition of CodeRage, Embarcadero online yearly conference, starts today as you can see at https://www.embarcadero.com/coderage-2018 The event takes place online (participation is free, but you must register to attend) today, tomorrow and Thursday, from 8AM to 6PM Central US time. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-12-04 12:42

November 2018

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New Delphi 10.3 Warning "Unknown Custom Attribute"

Marco's Tech Blog – Up to Delphi 102, if you used a custom attribute that was not known to the compiler (because you typed it incorrectly or a unit was missing in the uses statement), you'd receive the warning: Warning: W1025 Unsupported language feature: 'custom attribute' This message was misleading, because ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-11-30 17:19
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Delphi RTL Improvements in 10.3 Rio

Marco's Tech Blog – While working on 10.2 updates, we started delving into some performance issues of the Delphi RTL, that were effecting other libraries like JSON processing, streaming, string processing, DataSnap and RAD Server web services, and more. In many cases, addressing these issues required adding new methods ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-11-26 18:17
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