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May 2019

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The May 2019 RAD Studio Roadmap

Marco's Tech Blog – The official RAD Studio Roadmap May 2019 has been published at https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/rad-studio-roadmap-may-2019 There is also an extensive and much more detailed commentary blog post, with text by Sarina, David and myself, available at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-05-24 10:47
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RAD Server Webinar Repay and Ebook by David I

Marco's Tech Blog – While Embarcadero keeps adding features to RAD Server (more to come soon) we have made some additional effort to help developers better understand how to use RAD Server for hosting REST APIs and building a modern web service architecture. We have asked David I to help and he delivered for us: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-05-15 11:19

April 2019

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Classic Tip: From Default Project Options to RAD Studio Option Sets

Marco's Tech Blog – In early versions of Delphi and RAD Studio, a user could change some of the current project options and (with a check box) save them as default, that is as the initial options for any future project. It was also possible to change this configuration by selecting the Project Options when no project ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-04-02 16:37

March 2019

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Classic Tips: VCL Multi Column ListBox

Marco's Tech Blog – I might be starting a new series of blog posts, going back to classic tips. This one was triggered by a Quality Portal report, which refers to an imprecise (but not fully incorrect) page of the RAD Studio Doc Wiki -- same works in C++Builder. I did a quick Google search and didn't find a quick ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-03-26 10:35
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Attending Spring4D Conference Next Month in Italy

Marco's Tech Blog – Wintech Italia and Stefan Glienke have partnered to organize the first European conference focused on the Spring4D library.  Stefan is also one of the main speakers, along with Primoz Gabrijelcic, while Paolo Rossi will help hosting the event. You can read more at the conference web ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-03-22 12:16
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Selling your Delphi apps via Microsoft Store is now Cheaper

Marco's Tech Blog – For a few years now, Delphi has had support for the Windows Dektop Bridge. This is a Microsoft technology allowing to create UWP (Universal Windows Platform) applications based on a traditional Win32/Win64 application. Delphi IDE simplifies this process (making it smoother than with Microsoft own ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-03-21 09:38

February 2019

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Presenting RAD Studio 10.3.1 in Dublin and London Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – The first event is on Tuesday, March 5th, at Dublin City University during the morning. Given the location the first session will be an introduction with a significant focus on Community Edition and its role, while a second session will be focused more on existing customers and code migration and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-26 17:51
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RAD Studio 10.3.1 HTTP and SOAP Clients Enhancements

Marco's Tech Blog – In RAD Studio 10.3, Embarcadero moved the SOAP client implementation to the HTTP client library for all platforms, given the issues support HTTPS with the previous architecture (based on Indy) on mobile platforms. On Windows, there was already a native implementation, but based on an older Windows ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-22 16:36
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What’s New in FireDAC for Firebird in RAD Studio 10.3.1

Marco's Tech Blog – Among the many databases FireDAC supports, one commonly used by our customers is Firebird (the open source spin-off of InterBase). FireDAC used to have a single driver for Firebird and InterBase, given they still have a significant degree of compatibility after many years, but more recently the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-19 16:10
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New RAD Server Console Ext JS UI in RAD Studio 10.3.1

Marco's Tech Blog – The new RAD Server Console UI in 10.3.1 is an additional download from GetIt and it sits side by side with the older console. We'll integrate it more deeply in the future, but you can start using it easily today. 1. Download from GetIt The new web applications is available in GetIt only ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-15 11:55
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24 years of Delphi... and Delphi 10.3.1 is out Today!

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi 1 was introduced by Borland on February 14th 1995, so today it marks the 24th anniversary of the product. If you want to see some of the history about the product and its launch, you can refer to my blog post "22 Years of Delphi and it Still Rocks". In that post, there is a collection of my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-14 19:13
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Target Version for running 10.3 Rio apps on Android 9

Marco's Tech Blog – When RAD Studio 10.3 Rio applications are executed on Android 9, you get an intermittent error due the call of a restricted API. As an example, this is reported at https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-23008. The issue is a call to a restricted platform API in FireMonkey, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-02-11 13:32

January 2019

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On the 2018 Spirit of Delphi Award to Cary Jensen

Marco's Tech Blog – As you can read in details at https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/2018-spirit-of-delphi-award-winner at the last CodeRage conference Embarcadero resumed the old tradition of giving recognition to an active member of the Delphi developers community, picking contributors in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-01-29 11:47
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My Today's Webinar on VCL High-DPI in RAD Studio 10.3

Marco's Tech Blog – The webinar covers some of the challenges in building Windows applications for High DPI monitors and in supporting systems with multiple monitors having different resolutions -- like I do. The idea is to cover the issues from general terms, touching on different options the Windows operating system ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2019-01-16 10:46

December 2018

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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 Santa Cruz (California, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2018-12-31 23:02
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