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January 2020

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RAD Studio 10.3.3 Indy Server SSL Certificate Patch

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero just released a patch for RAD Studio 10.3.3 for a problem caused by a regression in our copy of the Indy library and related to Indy servers on the Windows platform as they load SSL certificates. The issue was reported on Quality Portal as RSP-27144. The patch includes source code ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-01-13 14:48

December 2019

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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 Verona (Italy) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-12-31 17:58
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Delphi RTL: Generic vs. Traditional Collections

Marco's Tech Blog – Since Delphi got generic types, in the 2009 version, its runtime library (RTL) has a generic collections unit. The RTL however, still has the classic collections. Recently I got some requests about which is recommended to use, and while the discussion can go a bit deeper, I wanted to blog a high ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-12-20 15:49
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Delphi Android 64-bit In-App-Purchase Fix

Marco's Tech Blog – After our release of RAD Studio 10.3.3, which includes for the first time Delphi Android 64-bit support, a few customers have reported issues with when recompiling applications that use the TInAppPurchase component. When these applications are compiled for 64-bit Android and runtime they raise an ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-12-19 10:11
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IBX QP Issues Addressed in RAD Studio 10.3.3

Marco's Tech Blog – Along with all of the bugs issues addressed in RAD Studio 10.3.3 and listed at http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Rio/en/New_features_and_customer_reported_issues_fixed_in_RAD_Studio_10.3.3 we also included improvements to the IBX (InterBase eXpress) library that ships with the IDE, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-12-13 11:53
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Deploying RAD Server with Linux Docker

Marco's Tech Blog – Earlier this week I blogged about Getting Started with Delphi and Linux Docker Support covering the Docker scripts and ready-to-use Docker images on DockerHub you can use to deploy Delphi Linux applications manually or via PAServer and the IDE. Now the main reason Embarcadero invested on Docker ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-12-05 15:35
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Getting Started with Delphi and Linux Docker Support

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the last few years, it has become more and more common to deploy server side solutions (and in fact any type of application) to lightweight containers rather than physical machines or virtual machines, as this allows more flexibility (also in terms of testing), a better way to rebuild the same ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-12-02 12:05

November 2019

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RAD Studio 10.3.3 Launch Webinar Wednesday and Event in Milan Friday

Marco's Tech Blog – This week I'm involved in two events focused on the recent RAD Studio 10.3.3 release.  Tomorrow, Wednesday November the 27th, I'm co-presenting an online launch webinar for RAD Studio 10.3.3, covering the main features introduced in the new release of 10.3 Rio. The webinar is at 12 noon ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-11-26 16:17
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Delphi Android 64-bit Support in RAD Studio 10.3.3

Marco's Tech Blog – The main feature of just released RAD Studio 10.3.3 is the Delphi language support for the Android 64-bit platform. Android 64-bit Delphi Support The platform support is provided via a new Delphi compiler for the Android 64-bit platform, based on the LLVM compiler infrastructure like the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-11-22 15:07
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Delphi 10.3.3 is Available

Marco's Tech Blog – I've very happy to see the official release of Delphi 10.3.3, which is primareily focused on adding the Android 64-bit platform to the product, so you can publish again any application to the Google Play Store (also thanks to the new support for the Android App Bundle format). ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-11-21 14:14
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Visual Components Library (VCL): The Best Choice for Windows Applications

Marco's Tech Blog – Atanas Popov (General Manager of Embarcadero) and Marco Cantu (RAD Studio Product Manager at Embarcadero) have had a conversation about the role of VCL for Windows client development. This is an un-edited transcript of the recording of the chat. Atanas: Hi Marco, I wanted to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-11-20 12:05
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InterBase 2020 Released

Marco's Tech Blog – I just wrote a blog post on Embarcadero community site to announce the release of InterBase 2020: https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/interbase-2020-released-by-embarcadero Main feature is the addition of tablespaces, which allow you to customize the mapping ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-11-15 16:25

October 2019

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InterBase Change Views Patent Granted

Marco's Tech Blog – I’m pleased to announce that Embarcadero has been granted a patent for "Tracking change data in a database" that matches the architectural and implementation work done to implement Change Views in InterBase. The patent request was originally filed in 2014, in advance of the feature’s general ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-10-30 11:42
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CData Enterprise Connectors in Delphi Enterprise and Architect

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has made available the Enterprise Connectors version of CData FireDAC add-on package to any customer buying Delphi or RAD Studio Enterprise or Architect Editions, but also to all customers already on update subscription with one of these versions. As you can read at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-10-25 17:18
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New Tip: TBooleanHelper.ToString and TUseBoolStrs enumeration

Marco's Tech Blog – Among the native type record helpers that were introduced in the Delphi RTL a few years back, there is one for the Boolean data type. It has a few methods you can apply to a Boolean variable, including ToString. This is the class helper definition: If you call ToString on a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-10-07 18:07
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