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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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RAD Studio and Natively Compiled Code

Marco's Tech Blog – In today's development landscape, natively compiled code is making a significant comeback, even if in a fairly different variety of scenarios. RAD Studio has always been focused on it and developers using Delphi and C++Builder probably experience its advantages without even noticing them. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-02-06 11:38

January 2017

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Delphi Blogs of the Week #50

Marco's Tech Blog – Another review of announcements, news, blog post, webinars, and anything else related to Delphi that I feel important to share. Embarcadero News Embarcadero competition, Delphi 10.2 T-Shirt Graphic Contest: Read more at https://community.embarcadero.com/competitions/11-delphi-10-2-t-shirt- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-01-30 22:40
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January Updates in RAD Studio GetIt Package Manager

Marco's Tech Blog – I guess I should turn this into a regular blog post, here are some more updates in GetIt package manager, after those in December. I'm listing updates for Berlin, only some of them are also in older versions. More are coming shortly. RAD & Installer There is now a second tool to build ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-01-23 16:12
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Fun with Delphi Contest: NASA API Mashup

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero is promoting a contest for applications that leverage OpenData, in particular the NASA API (available at https://api.nasa.gov/index.html). Given the large amount of data available, there is room for building many different applications. Also, you can submit Windows or Mobile ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-01-20 09:20
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Delphi Blogs of the Week/Month #49

Marco's Tech Blog – The first list of interesting links and blog post of 2017, focused on Delphi development. Embarcadero Udpates Press release "Embarcadero Announces RAD Studio Desktop Bridge Support for Windows 10 Deployments" including a comment by Kevin Gallo, corporate vice president for the Windows ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-01-16 12:27
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Answering the Question: Do I have Berlin Update 2?

Marco's Tech Blog – There is a glitch in RAD Studio Berlin Update 2: For some users the About Box indicates the wrong version number in the "Installed Updates" field. An example is below: So how do you know if you actually have Update 2 installed? An easy way is to keep an eye to the Splash ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-01-09 09:44

December 2016

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My Year in Cities 2016

Marco's Tech Blog – Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006 (and continued in each of the following years), here is my year 2016 seen through the cities I've been to. The rule is: Places I've visited in 2016 for at least one night (plus some relevant daily trips), in chronological order. At times, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-12-31 11:36
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Delphi Blogs of the Week/Month #48

Marco's Tech Blog – It has been a long time, but here is another roundup of notable blog posts in the Delphi space. Updates Debugger Hotfix for iOS32 (for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin) at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/debugger-hotfix-for-ios32 Technical Blogs Optical Barcode Recognition ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-12-30 10:08
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New GetIt Packages: AQTime, InstallAware, Redis, ErrorSoft, Component Trials by TMS and Others and Much More

Marco's Tech Blog – There are many additional packages recently added to the GetIt Package Manager for Berlin, from free tools and components, to trial versions of paid ones. The list include AQTime, which was until recently an integrated third-party tool and it is available now for Berlin as part of the core product. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-12-27 15:59
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Microsoft mentioning RAD Studio Desktop Bridge Support

Marco's Tech Blog – It is a fairly interesting time to see Microsoft promote RAD Studio Berlin Update 2 support for the "Centennial" bridge, as the only IDE providing this capability out of the box. First, Microsoft Windows Developer account tweeted about it at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-12-21 10:13
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Less is More - Why Less Major Releases with Non-Breaking Updates Adding Features is a Good Thing

Marco's Tech Blog – Answering to pressing requests from customers and partners, RAD Studio is moving this year from a 6 month release cycle with one main bug-fix update to a 1-year release cycle with multiple updates including fixes and new features.  As we announced in our last published roadmap, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-12-07 15:25
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Speaking at SDN Event, December 9th, in the Netherlands

Marco's Tech Blog – Bob Swart, who coordinates the Delphi events for SDN, invited myself and Andrea Magni (all Italian crew) to talk at the SDN Event next Friday, December 9th. I'll be giving a keynote on the status of Delphi, a session on Windows 10 and the Centennial Bridge, and one on my experience publishing mobile ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-12-06 21:36
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