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March 2015

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Preview of Push Notifications in Enterprise Mobility Services

Marco's Tech Blog – On Tuesday I gave a Skill Sprint webinar introducing one of the coming features of EMS (Enterprise Mobility Services) in the next version of RAD Studio, that is, direct support for sending Push Notifications to mobile apps.  This is a feature Google calls "Google Cloud Messaging for Android" (or ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-03-20 14:43
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Updated March 2015 Draft of Object Pascal Handbook

Marco's Tech Blog – A new draft of my (coming) language book is available for free to registered users of Delphi XE7 or RAD Studio XE7 at cc.embarcadero.com/item/30018. If you don't have XE7, you can by it and will find th PDF of my book as part of the bonus pack (if you buy before the end of March, at least). ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-03-18 21:47
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #27 (It's Coming)

Marco's Tech Blog – Lots of news this past week, with the roadmap and initial previews of the next release of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio. It's Coming Proximity awareness with Beacons at community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs/entry/rad-studio-to-support-beacons (images seem to be broken) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-03-11 08:37
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RAD Studio 2015 Roadmap

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero Dev tools PM team (myself included) has officially published the RAD Studio, Delphi and C++ Builder roadmap for 2015, including a number of new features and technologies. To read it, head to: community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs/entry/rad-studio-2015-roadmap ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-03-02 22:45

February 2015

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Three Selected Delphi Week Videos

Marco's Tech Blog – As I mentioned in yesterday's links collection, there is a YouTube channel with Delphi Week videos. Here are the three I prefer. for completely different reasons. Insights in Delphi's Future From Allen This long conversation with Allen Bauer has a lot of ideas, hints, and insights on where ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-02-28 08:36
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IDC Mobile OS Data for 2014: Stability

Marco's Tech Blog – The mobile OS market has been very stable this year, after much turmoil, according to the IDC data. The data is here: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25450615. I've sen different comments, either highlighting Android 80% lead and the first year they shipped 1 billion ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-02-27 11:47
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Delphi Blogs of the Week (or Month) #26

Marco's Tech Blog – It has really been a moth, and with all that was going on (including Delphi Week and trips) I ended up not blogging. Here is some not so new stuff, you might have missed, so it is worth underlining. News From Embarcadero Need to recompile your iOS apps for 64bit? Read ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2015-02-27 11:36

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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