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April 2014

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XE6 Menu Styling (and a Thank You)

Marco's Tech Blog – One of the new features of the VCL in Delphi (and C++Builder) XE6 is the support for styling in menus. This is an image showing the feature in action for the main menu of a styled application. (Notice, there is no code you need to write, only recompile a VCL styled application in XE6 or enable ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-04-17 14:29
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Delphi XE6, C++Builder XE6, and RAD Studio XE6 Now Available

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has just release the XE6 version of Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio. And this is the call to action. Read the Descriptions You can head to www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi, www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi, www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-04-15 11:02
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RAD Studio XE6 First Look on April 16th

Marco's Tech Blog – First Look Webinar of the XE6 version of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE6 coming next Wednesday, April 16. I'll join JT in presenting the product, showing what’s coming for VCL/Windows and FMX multi-device development in XE6 and get ready to take your app development to the next level. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-04-10 15:04
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Windows Modern UI Screenshot

Marco's Tech Blog – Here is a screenshot of Windows modern UI applications running within a window, rather than full screen. As you might have heard, at the BUILD conference last week, Microsoft unveiled that one of the elements of future versions (or updates) of Windows will be the ability to run Modern ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-04-08 10:06
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #10

Marco's Tech Blog – Here is another round of blog posts, covering the last two weeks. I've been very busy, which is why the blog was so quiet recently. Hope to be able to catch up a little. Blog Posts Transfer & Debug Objects With DataSnap In Delphi XE5 FireMonkey On Android And IOS is the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-04-07 13:08

March 2014

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[OffTopic] Oculus, Glass, and ViewMaster

Marco's Tech Blog – I got these two posts in sequence in Twitter, and it is a coincidence as they came from two different sources. Too funny, so I had to share this. Notice: the one BELOW is the first to read, as it is an inverted temporal sequence. And this is a real snapshop, I'm not making this up. Retweeted by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-27 04:52
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #9

Marco's Tech Blog – I skipped last week (as there wasn't much content), while this was a week with quite some interesting material. Embarcadero Press Coverage R eviews of Appmethods (like this one on sdtimes, this one on thenextweb, and this one on pcworld On CA-ERWin aquisition: wwpi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-23 11:21
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Hotfix Coming for iOS 7.1 Simulator Problems with RAD Studio XE5

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio XE5 has problems running apps on the recently released iOS 7.1 simulator, while targeting an updated iOS 7.1 device seems to work fine (I haven't done it myself). The RAD Studio team had tested beta versions of 7.1 and everything was working smoothly, but in the final release of Xcode 5.1 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-18 22:39
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Mobile Apps Update Rate

Marco's Tech Blog – Compared to the slow uptake of desktop applications, mobile users update very fast, due to store management and notifications. This is what I noticed looking to the migration rate data of my mobile app. True, this is a single data point, and not a statistical analysis, but I'd expect this to be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-16 08:57
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Migrate Legacy Windows XP Applications Now

Marco's Tech Blog – One of the drivers of my webinar next week on "Modernize Your Windows Applications" is the end of support for Windows XP, now less than a month away. What is that, and how is it relevant to Delphi developers? Windows XP End-Of-Support on April 8th As you certainly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-14 16:52
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Delphi Blogs of the (Last) Week #8

Marco's Tech Blog – Another week gone by, and what a week of Delphi and Embarcadero announcements, beside blogs. Announcements: Roadmap, Recharge, Appmethod Let me start with the announcements: A much updated RAD Studio (Delphi and C++Builder) roadmap has been posted at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-10 15:43
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My Webinar about Modernizing Windows Applications (or Move Away from Windows XP)

Marco's Tech Blog – In two weeks I'll host an online webinar about modernizing Windows applications written with the VCL. Live events on a similar topic are ongoing in Europe, and I'm presenting one in Milan next week. The Online Webinar, March 19 The webinar is on Wednesday March 19th (the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-06 11:07
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Delphi and C++Builder Roadmap

Marco's Tech Blog – A RAD Studio roadmap for 2014 and beyond is available on the Embarcadero web site, in case you missed the announcement. Not that I want to add much, if not that we expect updating it more frequently and that not everything is set in stone. Also, the roadmap highlights the key features: There is much ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-05 10:39
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RAD Studio Recharge Program

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week, Embarcadero has announced a new plan for selling updates of Delphi and C++Builder. The idea is to make it easier (and cheaper) for early adopters and loyal users. In summary, the idea is that the new RAD License Recharge Plan allows you to continuall y recharge your RAD Studio, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-04 11:45
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Delphi Blogs of the (Last) Week #7

Marco's Tech Blog – While I was looking to the mobile world, Delphi and C++Builder events kept happening and blog posts kept flowing: CodeRage 8 for C++ took place last week, replays will be coming soon Among the notable videos of the week, check Jim's YouTube video on using a barcode scanner ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-03-03 14:58
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