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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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RAD Studio 2017 Themes and Developers Survey

Marco's Tech Blog – With 10.2 Tokyo shipping last month, we at Embarcadero have renewed our focus to future plans, while R&D is still busy with fixes, updates, and some additional Tokyo features (mostly C++ for Linux). Themes for 2017/2018 The RAD Studio PM team (that is myself, Sarina, and David)  has ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-12 10:45
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Windows 10 Creators Update and Delphi 10.2

Marco's Tech Blog – Creators Update Developers Information Today Microsoft shipped Windows 10 Creators Update. You can read some of the key developers information in many places, including: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-10-version-1703 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-06 16:03
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Deploying Files (and PAServer) to Linux via WinSCP

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm a longtime fan and user of WinSCP (https://winscp.net/eng/index.php). This is a nice free utility to do SCP (Secure Copy via SSH) to Linux boxes, manage files, remotely, and even perform a variety of file system operations on remove Linux boxes. All from a nice and familiar Windows UI, with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-06 09:42
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New Warnings, Illegal Casts, and other Delphi compiler changes in 10.2 Tokyo

Marco's Tech Blog – The focus for the Delphi compiler R&D for the 10.2 Tokyo release was clearly the development of a new compiler for Linux. However, there were many bug fixes and several minor changes to the compilers for all platforms worth covering. Command Line Compilers are Large Address-Aware You can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-04 11:10

March 2017

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Konopka Controls, Radiant Shapes, TurboPack and more in GetIt for 10.2 Tokyo

Marco's Tech Blog – A significant number of the components and libraries distributed on GetIt are available for the newly released RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo, including "bonus pack" items like Konopka Controls and Radiant Shapes. Konopka Controls and Radiant Shapes The two add-on libraries are available and get be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-30 11:35
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Delphi 10.2 has been Released Today

Marco's Tech Blog – Today Embarcadero has released Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10.2, also known as Tokyo.  The new version of the product includes our new Delphi 64-bit compiler for Linux, and much more. Given a lot of the content of the release has already been discussed, I'm not going to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-22 16:27
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Delphi Blogs of the Week/Month #51

Marco's Tech Blog – It has been quite some time from the last installment, and there is a lot to cover -- although I did blog about a summary of the coming Delphi for Linux related news separately. Embarcadero News The company has released a new version of InterBase, read more at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-22 10:03
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Delphi for Linux is Coming

Marco's Tech Blog – Does Linux Matter? I'm personally going to switch my current server from Windows to Linux, and save quite some money in the process, but this is what other developers told us: https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/why-is-delphi-for-linux-important Getting Ready In case you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-17 18:49
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Delphi for Linux Database and Web Development

Marco's Tech Blog – Following my blog post on the compiler and the one on the RTL, this third post covers the focus of our Linux solution, building database web applications and web services. This blog post covers the feature we are expecting to release for the coming Delphi version including support for the server- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-10 15:03
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Delphi for Linux RTL units

Marco's Tech Blog – I want to follow up my blog post covering the Delphi Linux compiler with a second one focused on the RTL units that are going to be available in Delphi for the Linux platform. The System Name Space These are the units part of the System name space that are available for the Linux ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-02 18:57

February 2017

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Case Study Webinar Tomorrow about my Mini Figures Mobile App

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has asked me to give a webinar covering my experience in building and publishing my Mini Figures Mobile App, which is actually available on 3 Stores (iOS Apple, Android Google, and Windows Desktop Microsoft). The description says "available on mobile, using many Delphi and RAD ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-02-22 17:23
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Key Traits of the Coming Delphi For Linux Compiler

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero is about to release a new Delphi compiler for the Linux platform. Here are some of the key technical elements of this compiler, and the few differences compared to Delphi compilers for other platforms. Linux Intel 64-bit Before we get to language specific features, let me ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-02-17 11:54
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22 Years of Delphi and it Still Rocks

Marco's Tech Blog – To celebrate another year of success for Delphi. I dug a bit in my archive. Here are a few old images, mostly ads from Borland, before and after the product release. You can find a higher resolution version of these images at https://goo.gl/photos/WeWa3wEL9xDYAp179. Here are smaller versions, with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-02-14 12:04
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