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December 2014

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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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InterBase XE7 has Been Released

Marco's Tech Blog – A new version of the InterBase server, XE7, has been released yesterday. Details of the announcement and core features are described in details by Stephen Ball in his blog at delphiaball.co.uk/2014/12/03/interbase-xe7/. The most notable feature to me is Change Views, a whole new and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-04 11:05
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Hotfix for FireMonkey Controls Resize Issue

Marco's Tech Blog – There is a hotfix for Delphi and C++Builder XE7 Update 1, related with a resizing bug in FireMonkey controls. The hotfix is available at cc.embarcadero.com/item/30070 and must be applied on the Update 1 version of XE7, not the original release (which didn't have the issue, by the way). The problem ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-12-03 14:48

November 2014

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Castalia for Delphi XE7 Users, Now with Show Debug Variables

Marco's Tech Blog – The latest version of Castalia, 2014.11, adds a very interesting feature, "Show Debug Variables". As you step in the code while debugging, you get to see the values where the variables are used. Truly in this case, a picture is much better than a description: Now even better for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-11-28 21:32
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #22

Marco's Tech Blog – A week with Delphi, from comets to 4K monitors, passing through an update and some expiring offers. A nicely dis-organized list: We landed on a comet, and Delphi had a small role: community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs/entry/delphi-s-involvement-with-the-esa-rosetta-comet-spacecraft- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-11-21 15:15
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XE7 Update 1 is Available

Marco's Tech Blog – The Update 1 for RAD Studio XE7, Delphi XE, and C++Builder XE7 is available to download for registered users (and trial users as well). The update has been available since yesterday, but this morning CodeCentral was having some hiccups, so I waited before posting this. Update Links ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-11-14 17:03
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My Delphi CodeRage Session Replays

Marco's Tech Blog – Replays for the CodeRage sessions are available on YouTube. Here are mine from the Object Pascal / Delphi track, along with further information and source code links when applicable. Delphi Keynote This is the video for the CoreRage 9 Delphi / Object Pascal opening keynote, which offers an ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-11-13 10:38
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #21

Marco's Tech Blog – Here is another long list of Delphi related news and blog posts, just because it's been more than 2 weeks since the last roundup. Delphi Offers and Embarcadero Information Upgrade from any old versions of Delphi to XE7 until November 21st. Read more at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-11-10 16:23

October 2014

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RAD Studio Quality Portal

Marco's Tech Blog – There is a new public bug reporting portal for Delphi and C++Builder that we encourage you to use instead of the old Quality Central, also known as QC. Quality Portal The new Quality portal is open for bug reports from the RAD Studio developers community, and it is the preferred way ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-29 15:55
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My New Object Pascal Handbook

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm working on a new book covering Delphi's Object Pascal language from the ground up to the most advanced features. Getting the Ebook You can get a draft of the ebook (in PDF format) today as part of an Embarcadero promotion:  It is free if you buy Delphi XE7 in the next ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-23 10:19
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Speaking at ITDevCon 2014

Marco's Tech Blog – Next Thursday, October 23rd, I'll be giving a Delphi XE7 keynote at ITDevCon in Milan, Italy. This is one of the Delphi conferences closest to home, given it moved from Verona (where it was help over the last few years -- Delphi Day in Piacenza still beats it, though). Anyway, I'll be giving a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-21 09:20
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