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September 2014

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Delphi Blogs of the Week (or Month) #17

Marco's Tech Blog – More monthly than weekly again, but there is a lot of interesting stuff in the Delphi world during the month of August... and in the related development worlds. So here is another round of useful links. Windows Udpate and old Delphi IDEs A recent Windows Update broke old Delphi IDEs: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-01 18:04

August 2014

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RAD Studio Tech Preview Webinar on September 4

Marco's Tech Blog – Next thursday Embarcadero will host a tech preview webinar of the coming version of RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder. If you want to know what's coming in the next version of our products, sign up now at  forms.embarcadero.com/RADXE7FirstLookWebinar . The webinar will show the new ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-08-28 16:36
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Mobile Platforms August 2014

Marco's Tech Blog – Some completely personal consideration (not an Embarcadero point of view) on the current status of mobile platforms, with a few interesting links. Given this is a specific topic, I didn't want to include these in my Delphi bi-weekly blog posts. These are mobile posts with some comments: IDC ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-08-25 15:56
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Fix for Buffer Overflow in VCL Bitmap Processing Code

Marco's Tech Blog – A potential buffer overflow condition in the VCL bitmap processing code (specifically in the function PaletteFromDIBColorTable) could be potentially used to inject malicious code into an application. So this is a serious issue and you are recommended to apply the patch to your new and existing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-08-19 15:01
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August Series of Developer Skill Sprints

Marco's Tech Blog – After the success of the June/July series, mostly done internally by Embarcadero folks, the Developer Skill Sprints gets back with an August series including many MVPs. If you haven't attended these webinars in the past, these are 20-minute online live tutorials on software ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-08-05 14:24
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Delphi Blogs of the Week (or Month) #15

Marco's Tech Blog – It has been a while, among business trips and some vacation. Here is a collection of noteworthy links, covering most of July. Embarcadero and Related InterBase 2014 Roadmap at edn.embarcadero.com/article/43963 Using C++ on Mobile (by JT) at betanews.com/2014/07/22/why-c ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-08-04 13:11

July 2014

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Apache Support in Delphi XE6

Marco's Tech Blog – Today I'm giving a Developer Skill Sprint on Apache support in RAD Studio XE6 (I already gave the first session live, the recording will be replayed), and I'd like to complement the session with this blog post, showing some of the code and providing the same hints and suggestions. First of all, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-07-17 16:18
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Versioning Mobile Store Applications

Marco's Tech Blog – As you publish single source applications written in Delphi on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, you easily bump into an issue: each store uses a different version numbering rule. This is my direct experience with the "My Minifigures" app I wrote with my son and published on both stores ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-07-10 13:40
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #15

Marco's Tech Blog – A little busy and it took a little to move the server hosting this blog, but here am I again with another round of links. RAD Studio and Appmethod Development  Calculated fields with no code by Malcolm at www.malcolmgroves.com/blog/?p=1572 SecureAuth available for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-07-09 14:38

June 2014

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RAD Studio Recharge Plan, Again

Marco's Tech Blog –   Just wanted to remind all of the existing XE5 users that they have a chance to upgrade to XE6 for a low cost, using the recharge plan. This is automatically active for anyone who owns a license of Delphi XE5, C++Builder XE5, or RAD Studio XE5, with any edition (safe for the Starter). ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-06-25 14:04
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RAD Studio 2014 Develoeprs Survey

Marco's Tech Blog – A new survey of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder customers is available. Your input is appreciated and will help shape the future versions of the product. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014RADStudioSurvey This is the "2014 RAD Studio. Delphi, and C++Builder ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-06-23 16:12
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #14

Marco's Tech Blog – Maybe this is the blogs of the month, but anyway, here is another edition of this collection of relevant blog posts. The most relevant news was the release of Update 2 for XE6 end of Appmethod. Technical Blog Posts Implementing generic interfaces in Delphi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-06-23 11:04
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RAD Studio XE6 Update 1 Available

Marco's Tech Blog – Update 1 of XE6 versions of RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi are available today as free registered users downloads on Embarcadero web site. Installing Udpate 1 Specifically, the Delphi web install is at downloads.embarcadero.com/item/29895, the RAD Studio install is at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-06-19 13:37
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Swift Development for iOS... and Android with C++ and Object Pascal

Marco's Tech Blog – Swift is the name of the new programming language by Apple, announced last week at the company developers conference. I'm pretty sure you've heard about it. Swift Roundup Here are some interesting links and blogs, with widely different opinions: Apple's official introduction to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-06-11 13:56
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Delphi Developer Days 2014 in Europe

Marco's Tech Blog – Cary Jensen and Bob Swart are coming along with another two stops of their popular 2-days Delphi class in Amsterdam (June 12th) and London (june 18th), after the stop in Frankfurt and the two in the US. This is the event I was involved with Cary before joining Embarcadero, and he and Bob have ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-06-02 16:55
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