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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

May 2014

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Developer Skill Sprints by Embarcadero

Marco's Tech Blog – Today JT kicked off the new Embarcadero webinar series called "Developer Skill Sprints". This event will run twice a week, until the end of June, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It runs 3 times a day (more of less the standard webinar times) and it is a short and focused how-to session (taking 20 to 30 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-05-29 20:20
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C++ Mobile Day, June 4th

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero is hosting a full day online conference focused on C++ mobile development. The full day conference is free to attend and will take place on June 4th. It will cover Android and iOS development using C++, and also writing single source applications for both platforms, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-05-27 14:50
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #13

Marco's Tech Blog – Another round of my now bi-weekly list of relevant blog posts about Delphi, RAD Studio, C++Builder and more. Delphi and XE6 Dmitry has published on his own site a very detailed list of changes, bug fixes, and improvements to FireDAC in XE6. There is much more than in the official ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-05-26 16:27
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Recharge your XE5 License

Marco's Tech Blog – Owners of Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio XE5 can recharge their version to XE6 for half the upgrade price. To be more precise, you are going to pay a little less than 50% of the upgrade price, so even by buying a recharge twice in the year (for each release) you'll spend a little less than doing ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-05-22 15:36
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Background Operations on Delphi Android, with Threads and Timers

Marco's Tech Blog – You should never do slow, blocking operations on mobile. You should probably avoid those also on desktop, but on mobile the scenario is worse as your app will own the entire screen. In fact, the Android OS does complain almost immediately if your app is not responsive. To better explain the scenario ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-05-21 09:48
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Advertising with Delphi XE6 on iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – As a follow up of yesterday blog post on advertising on Android, this blog post covers the iOS side of the story. To make the story short, you can recompile the same application and support iAd (Apple advertising network) on the iOS platform. Given iAd does not require an ID for the ad, you can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-05-16 10:48
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