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March 2020

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Essential Delphi 10.3, Three Chapters Done

Marco's Tech Blog – As I already blogged about (Essential Delphi New Edition, the First Chapter) I'm working on a new introductory book to Delphi starting with a good coverage of the IDE. For now 3 chapter are ready covering: - an introduction - a tour of the IDE and an articulated analysis of its main menu ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-03-19 09:20
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Get Ready for 10.4 Beta

Marco's Tech Blog – In a blog post by Sarina DuPont, Embarcadero has announced the plans for 10.4: https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/get-ready-for-the-10-4-beta-with-update-subscription The article includes the plans for the beta, which will be made available to all active ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-03-17 10:18
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Blog Now Configured as HTTPS

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the weekend, I reconfigured the Apache server hosting this blog to use HTTPS for a few of my sites (the other will follow up soon). I starting moving to https blog.marcocantu.com and www.marcocantu.com. If you are using HTTPS it should work fine, although there might be individual pages with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-03-16 10:03
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Despite Rumors Delphi is Alive and has Frequent Releases

Marco's Tech Blog – You might have seen that over recent days the TIOBE index website has published their March 2020 status focusing on Delphi’s demise -- after it went one position down since last year -- and a few other web sites have mentioned it.  TIOBE analysis includes some factually incorrect statements. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-03-10 10:26

February 2020

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Chuck J on Delphi Design and Architecture

Marco's Tech Blog – While looking around for old Delphi content, I found references to the old blog post "RemovingAllDoubt" by Chuck Jazdzewski, the developer behind Delphi's VCL and many other UI libraries (he worked for Microsoft and is now at Google). The domain was let expire, but the content is still floating ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-02-28 11:33
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Essential Delphi New Edition, the First Chapter

Marco's Tech Blog – As I mentioned two weeks ago, in the occasion of Delphi's 25th anniversary I decided to go back to the roots and publish a book introducing the Delphi IDE based on content of my old Mastering Delphi volumes with additional material covering more recent changes. The ebook is fully edited for version ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-02-26 10:48
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My Delphi 25th Anniversary Videos

Marco's Tech Blog – So far I have 2 videos for Delphi 25th celebration (10 days ago) published, plus the one of the webinar with the early product architects I was involved with. There is another video pending to get out (I'll update this blog post when done). The first is a summary of my videos edited by my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-02-24 18:42
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Delphi is 25!

Marco's Tech Blog – Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Delphi launch in San Francisco at the Software Development Conference (SDC ‘95 West). I was there at the launch event and I’m still here using the product and helping to further extend and nurture it. Embarcadero is marking this anniversary with a large ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-02-14 14:59
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25 Reasons For Using Delphi in 2020

Marco's Tech Blog – When Delphi 1 was released 25 years ago, I compiled a top ten reasons for using Delphi. This is my original list from the preface of the original Mastering Delphi books: “There are many programming environments you can work with, but Delphi is outstanding for a number of reasons. Here are my top ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-02-14 10:56
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Questioning Your Software Design Assumptions

Marco's Tech Blog – While it is likely this post can stir some controversy, among my friends who are more "purist of design rules", I think a dicussion is well worth.  I was searching totally unrelated information, when I hit the web site of my long time friend Bruce Eckel (of Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++ ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-02-05 10:25
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Moving This Blog to New Server

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the next few days I'll be moving this blog to a new VM, based on different VM technology, and hosted by a different physical server at a new IP address. Everything seems to be ready for the change, but some disruption is expected, as not everything is binary compatible. In case you are ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-02-04 18:36

January 2020

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RAD Server Docker Technical Guide Released

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has just published a long and detailed guide covering the deployment of RAD Server to Docker. It is available at: https://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30910 The guide introducing some key concepts and than covers in details (providing information about all ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-01-31 12:11
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Introducing Additional RAD Server Deployment Options

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the past few months, we have seen a significant increase in interest and adoption of RAD Server, Embarcadero’s REST-based Web Service solution. We think this is due to the many additional features we’ve added to RAD Server in recent releases to further simplify development and offer additional ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-01-27 12:08
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RAD Studio 10.3.3 Indy Server SSL Certificate Patch

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero just released a patch for RAD Studio 10.3.3 for a problem caused by a regression in our copy of the Indy library and related to Indy servers on the Windows platform as they load SSL certificates. The issue was reported on Quality Portal as RSP-27144. The patch includes source code ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-01-13 14:48

December 2019

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My Year in Cities 2018

Marco's Tech Blog – This is my end-of-the-year blog post listing places I've visited in 2018 for at least one night (plus some relevant daily trips, marked with an asterisk), in chronological order. At times, the reason for the trip is listed:  Piacenza (Italy) -- where I live Verona (Italy) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-12-31 17:58
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