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June 2017

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RAD Studio 10.2 Patch for Android Released

Marco's Tech Blog – As Sarina already mentioned in the community site, last week Embarcadero released a second patch for Delphi and C++Builder 10.2 Tokyo. The first patch was focused on tool chain issues, while this new one addresses several issues for Android platform support. Namely, some of the fixes relate ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-06-26 11:33
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Celebrating 22 Exciting Years of Innovation with Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi was released over 22 years ago in San Francisco. More than two decades later, the Delphi design philosophy remains steadfastly the same: continual innovation and increasing productivity for developers. Throughout its history, Delphi has been one of the most successful development ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-06-22 11:56
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Pictures from Italian Delphi Day last week

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week I was at a large Italian conference (with almost 100 Delphi developers attending) in my city. I gave a keynote on the status and future of Delphi, and there were many other sessions given by Italian Delphi developers and some international experts (including Stefan, Dmitry, and Yuriy). See ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-06-19 18:23
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The Issue with Delphi Runtime Packages and Windows 10 Creators Update

Marco's Tech Blog – Since Windows 10 Creators Update was released two months ago, we have started seeing reports of issues with runtime package (for example, https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/ RSP-17972, where myself, Embarcadero support and R&D have chimed in), mostly while debugging applications. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-06-12 11:07
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Speaking at the Italian Delphi Day 2017 Conference Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – Next Wednesday, June 14th, I'll give a keynote at the Delphi Day conference in Piacenza, Italy, which is also the city where I live (short trip, for sure). This is a conference I used to organize in the past and that Paolo Rossi and Wintech Italia are continuing to put together, with a fairly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-06-09 11:44

May 2017

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Webinar Tomorrow: Understanding Automatic Reference Counting

Marco's Tech Blog – Tomorrow, June 1st, I'll give a webinar (at 3 different time slots) focused on automatic reference counting memory model in Delphi.. This is the summary: Automatic Reference Counting is the memory management system used by Strings & Interfaces on all platforms, and all objects on Linux ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-31 14:51
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Delphi Linux Blogs of the (Week) Month #52

Marco's Tech Blog – Given I haven't made one of these monthly posts in some time, I have a rather large collection of relevant blogs psots and links, and so I decided to split the blog post in two. This is focused in full on Delphi Linux, a following one will be general in scope. Blog Posts Creating a Linux ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-30 11:26
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Centennial Bridge: BUILD, Creators Update, Windows 10 S and More

Marco's Tech Blog – As you probably know, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin Update 2 last fall was the first IDE to offer native and direct support for the Windows Desktop Bridge (also known as Centennial Bridge). In short, using the bridge you can create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that can be distributed using ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-29 16:28
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My Visit to Australia and ADUG Symposium

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week I was in Australia for the ADUG Symposium, invited by the ADUG committee. For more information about this user groups, which is one of the largest and best organized in the Delphi community, refer to https://www.adug.org.au/. The event was nice and well organized, I ended up talking ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-26 18:33
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RAD Studio May 2017 Roadmap and Commentary

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the last week, Embarcadero published a new official RAD Studio roadmap and an additional blog post with Product Manager comments and further information (including a section of mine). Here are the links, in case you missed one of those: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-19 04:20
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New FireDAC Database Status Page

Marco's Tech Blog – Since last year, beside our regular docwiki with the extensive product documentation (it has over a quarter million pages!) Embarcadero has a platforms status wiki indicating with versions of operating systems are supported -- and how that changes over different versions of RAD Studio. The page ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-10 12:41
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Speaking at ADUG 2017 Symposium Next Week (and Visiting Australia)

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week on Thursday and Friday I'll be speaking at the ADUG Symposium in Brisbane and Melbourne. The event information is at http://www.adug.org.au/meetings/symposiums/2017-symposium/. I'll give two sessions, one focused on the Delphi language and one on its Windows support (including WinRT and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-09 09:28
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Delphi Web Razor Scripting Webinar on Thursday

Marco's Tech Blog – Thursday May 4th (that is, in 2 days) I'll give a webinar on Razor Scripting with Delphi WebBroker, introducing the open source library I wrote (with help of a few others). The same day is also Star Wars Day. I already wrote a bit about the project in a recent ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-02 15:20

April 2017

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Delphi Relax Web Scripting on Linux

Marco's Tech Blog – I've finished porting my Delphi Relax web scripting library to RAD Studio 10.2, adding Linux support. I also added a new set of unit tests. The library is available at https://github.com/marcocantu/DelphiRazor/ and we are considering adding it to GetIt as well. In two weeks I'm going to host a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-21 11:47
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Linux ClientDataSet libmidas.so Now Available

Marco's Tech Blog – To use the ClientDataSet component on Linux Delphi applications you need to distribute the libmidas.so library, the Linux equivalent of midas.dll. We failed to deliver it as part of the 10.2 Tokyo release, and it has been made separately available at: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-19 10:05
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