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May 2020

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Record Number of Issues Addressed in RAD Studio 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio 10.4 has a nice set of new features, now covered in several blog post and in the announcement webinar (the replay is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rTLEXLVueQ). The 10.4 release also addressed a large number of issues, including fixes for over 700 publicly reported ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-29 07:04
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Updating RAD Studio 10.4 Sample to Fix LF Issue

Marco's Tech Blog – There was a configuration issue in RAD Studio Sample GitHub Repository (https://github.com/Embarcadero/RADStudio10.4Demos), namely the fact the demos were configured with LF only (Line Feed), rather CR LF (Carriage Return and Life Feed) as the RAD Studio IDE expects. Compiling and running the demos ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-28 10:39
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Delphi 10.4 Sydney is Available

Marco's Tech Blog – Following the beta testing period and some blog post pre-announcing some of the key features (see also my blog), yesterday Embarcadero officially released RAD Studio 10.4 Sydney, which includes Delphi 10.4. My Top Three Features There are many new features in the product. For Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-27 05:53
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Coming Delphi 10.4 Runtime Library Enhancements

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi Runtime Library is one of the foundations of the product, as the UI libraries such as VCL and FireMonkey and also database access libraries and many third party components reply on the core RTL. That is why changes to the RTL are particularly relevant, as they tend to affect ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-22 06:48
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May 27 Webinar: See What's Coming in RAD Studio 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – With the release of RAD Studio 10.4, Delphi 10.4, and C++Builder 10.4 approaching, Embarcadero is hosting a webinar to go over the main features of the release. This is the official description from https://www.embarcadero.com/events: Title: See What's Coming in RAD Studio 10.4 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-21 07:25
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GetIt Package Manager Enhancements Coming in RAD Studio 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio has a light weight package manager, a mechanism for downloading additional product features, add-on libraries and components, demos, VCL and FMX styles and more. Some of the content is provided by Embarcadero, but a lot comes from our community of developers and third- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-19 06:50
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VCL Per-Control Style Coming in RAD Studio 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – In the past, the VCL library allowed a developer to select one style (or no style) for the entire application. Starting with 10.4 the VCL library will allow you to use multiple VCL styles at the same time in different forms of your applications, or even different controls of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-15 07:27
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New VCL TEdgeBrowser Component Coming RAD Studio 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio 10.4 is going to bring support for working with web content through a new Chromium-based Edge browser control in VCL applications. The new TEdgeBrowser component wraps Microsoft WebView2 component. TEdgeBrowser supersedes TWebBrowser, which uses the Internet Explorer ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-12 14:13
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Custom Managed Records Coming to Delphi 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – What is a Managed Record in Delphi? Records in Delphi can have fields of any data type. When a record has plain (non-managed) fields, like numeric or other enumerated values there isn’t much to do for the compiler. Creating and disposing the record consists of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-08 08:46

April 2020

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My Interview by Alister Christie

Marco's Tech Blog – Alister Christie interviewed me and we had a long chat (well over one hour) covering many topics. The idea was to discuss book writing, self-publishing, and Delphi books. We spend quite some time on this. But we also covered Delphi status and operating systems trends and the challenges we have with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-04-30 13:20
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New Embarcadero Licenses and Download Portal

Marco's Tech Blog – One of the focus areas of Embarcadero, besides working on RAD Studio and other products, is to improve the overall user experience. As part of this effort, we have been working to replace the old EDN (Embarcadero Developer Network) website infrastructure with a more modern and smoother experience. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-04-17 10:08
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A Bit Distracted From Blogging

Marco's Tech Blog – I've been a bit distracted, because of Corona Virus health emergency. IT affected Italy badly (before causing the same level of trouble in other countries) and it has particularly affected my city -- among the worse affected in Italy, if you look at pro-capita data, not absolute number. I've been ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-04-17 09:55

March 2020

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Essential Delphi 10.3, Three Chapters Done

Marco's Tech Blog – As I already blogged about (Essential Delphi New Edition, the First Chapter) I'm working on a new introductory book to Delphi starting with a good coverage of the IDE. For now 3 chapter are ready covering: - an introduction - a tour of the IDE and an articulated analysis of its main menu ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-03-19 09:20
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Get Ready for 10.4 Beta

Marco's Tech Blog – In a blog post by Sarina DuPont, Embarcadero has announced the plans for 10.4: https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/get-ready-for-the-10-4-beta-with-update-subscription The article includes the plans for the beta, which will be made available to all active ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-03-17 10:18
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Blog Now Configured as HTTPS

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the weekend, I reconfigured the Apache server hosting this blog to use HTTPS for a few of my sites (the other will follow up soon). I starting moving to https blog.marcocantu.com and www.marcocantu.com. If you are using HTTPS it should work fine, although there might be individual pages with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-03-16 10:03
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