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January 2017

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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

November 2016

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Building and Deploying a Local Appx Package

Marco's Tech Blog – With Delphi (and C++Builder) Berlin Update 2, you have the ability to create and deploy on the local machine an Appx package, leveraging the Microsoft Desktop Bridge (aka Centennial Bridge). The IDE also support deployment for Windows Store, using slightly different steps. However some of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-11-24 15:17
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Further Information About RAD Studio Berlin Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – Here is some further information and links related with the recent Update 2 release of Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio Berlin 10.1. More official info - The official press release can be found at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161115006033/en - The specific page of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-11-18 10:54
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RAD Studio Berlin 10.1 Update 2 Anniversary Edition Available

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero released today the second update of RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin, with significant new features (mostly focused on Windows 10 Anniversary Update) and quality improvements. The features were announced in last week webinar available as a replay at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-11-15 10:05
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CodeRage XI Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – The 11th edition of the online CodeRage conference is kicking off next Tuesday. As usual it features dozens of technical sessions by Embarcadero speakers, MVPs, and tech partners. Don't miss the most comprehensive online event of the year for Delphi and C++Builder developers. Titled ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-11-11 12:23
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A Delphi UWP App on Windows 10 Store

Marco's Tech Blog – Using the Windows Desktop Bridge (aka Project Centennial), I've been able to publish a Delphi-based UWP application on the Windows Store, for Windows 10 Anniversary Update desktop user. This is great news as it proves in practice a long anticipated opportunity Microsoft is giving to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-11-04 11:31
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RAD Studio Berlin Update 2 Announce Webinar Tomorrow

Marco's Tech Blog – Tomorrow the RAD Studio PM Team (Nick, Myself, Sarina and David) is hosting a webinar introducing the new features in Update 2 for Delphi and C++Builder. You might be surprised to learn that this update has bug fixes, but also significant new features. In fact, it is the first update ever to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-11-02 11:44
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