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January 2015

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RAD Studio Update Subscription

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero is launching the new Update Subscription program for the RAD Studio family of products, a version of the old Maintenance and Support on steroids. The new program (described in details at www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio/update-subscription ) is an addition to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-01-30 11:07
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Delphi Blogs of the Week (or Month) #25

Marco's Tech Blog – More a monthly than a weekly roundup of Delphi and RAD Studio related blogs post, news, and more... but a fat one. Languages-Related Blog Posts Nick on Delphi and #Code2014 at www.codingindelphi.com/blog/delphi-and-code2014/ (I agree, Delphi did very well, but I personally consider ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-01-28 14:56
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New Series of RAD Studio Partners Webinars

Marco's Tech Blog – Besides the current two series of skill sprints (including the new one on FireDAC), we are  hosting another series of short webinars covering third party components... and starting today. Partner Spotlights Every Friday from today, with two sessions available, we'll host ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-01-23 11:37
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Embarcadero Acquires Castalia and Usertility

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm very pleased to let you know (unless you've already seen the announcement, of course) that Embarcadero has acquired Castalia and Usertility from TwoDesk Software. The official press release is at www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-acquires-castalia-and-usertility-from-twodesk- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-01-21 10:28
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XE7 Beta Hotfix for TForm HighQuality on iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – Another hotfix in beta version (that is still pending further testing on our side) for a regression in FireMonkey forms on iOS. The HighQuality setting for the TForm.Quality property should now support higher resolution graphic as expected. The issue is only on the iOS platform. Download (only the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-01-21 10:11
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Double Series of Skill Sprints on RAD XE7 and FireDAC, Starting Today

Marco's Tech Blog – Two series of of Developer Skill Sprints starting today, one general for RAD XE& and another focused on FireDAC and database development. Developer Skill Sprints: Explore the Flexibility of RAD Studio XE7 Live sessions every Tuesday: January 20 - March 24, 2015 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-01-20 11:40
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Lollipop Hotfix (Beta) for Delphi and C++ Builder XE7

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has released a hotfix for RAD XE7 to update the Java JNI bridge support for Android 5. Specifically the issues relate to the exchange of array data between the C++/Delphi side and the Java side, as part of a technology called "JNI bridge". The issue shows up in all versions of Android ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-01-09 11:07

December 2014

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My Year in Cities, 2014

Marco's Tech Blog – Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006 (and continued in 2007, 2008, 2009 ,  2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013)  here is my year 2014 seen through the cities I've been to, mostly for work, occasionally for vacation. The rule is: Places I've ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-31 10:26
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #24

Marco's Tech Blog – Another bi-weekly installment of my weekly column... but making 24 of these posts in 2014 was a good pace and I hope it helped. Anyway, heres comes the last round of the year. A Prize RAD Studio named "Best of 2014" in the Mobile Star Awards. See the award site and our press release. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-29 13:59
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Spelunking Delphi RTL new Features since XE2

Marco's Tech Blog – What's new in the Delphi (and C++Builder) run time library (or RTL) in XE7, compared to the classic Xe2 version? There is likely way more than you thought! While I don't have time to delve into each and every of these new features, this is a summary, based on a direct unit to unit comparison. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-24 10:01
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Resources for my Delphi's Object Pascal Class Today

Marco's Tech Blog – Here are the links to the resources for the online class I did today on Delphi's Object Pascal language: Slides in PDF format can be downloaded at ObjectPascalOnlineClass_Dec2014.pdf Source code browsing at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-18 00:54
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Turbo Pack: A Short Video

Marco's Tech Blog – For a VCL migration session I recorded a short video covering some open source components recently upgraded to XE7 compatibility and collectively called "Turbo Pack". I blogged about these components last October on blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2014-october-turbopack-xe7.html. You can find the projects ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-12 16:38
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VCL Features You Might Have Missed

Marco's Tech Blog – If you are still on older versions of Delphi and C++Builder, there are many features you are missing, including some important VCL features you don't hear much about these days. Let me focus on those, after recapping some major features. Great VCL Features Added Recently Improved ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-11 17:57
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #23

Marco's Tech Blog – Another round of activities... over the past two weeks. News, technical blogs, and more. Parallel Library and More Technical Blog Posts A great series of Parallel Library blogs posts by Malcolm Groves: WTF is a Future? What happens after ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-10 21:52
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Special Object Pascal Online Training (Dec 17th)

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week I'll give a special and exclusive online training  class on the Object Pascal language. I've been doing a lot of Delphi and Object Pascal training for companies before joining Embarcadero, and while I've been doing a lot of webinars, talked to conferences, and given ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-09 10:43
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