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October 2014

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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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CodeRage 9 Coming Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week Embarcadero technology will host the its 9th CodeRage, a free online developers conference, with parallel tracks covering Delphi XE7 and C++Builder XE7. The CodeRage conference is known for its great content, long hours of sessions, live Q&A with speakers from around ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-20 16:26
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Delphi XE7 Blogs of the Week #20

Marco's Tech Blog – Another bi-weekly round of updates, regarding Delphi, applications, third party, and more. XE7 Updates and HotFixes PA Server Hotfix for simulator and latest Xcode described at community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs/entry/paserver-hotfix-for-delphi-xe7-and-rad-studio-xe7-to- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-20 10:42
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2014 Conference in Brazil

Marco's Tech Blog – Yesterday in Sao Paulo myself and Jim McKeeth gave session at the largest Delphi event of the year, a great gathering of passionate developers. With over 600 Delphi developers attending this was really a big event, with a perfect organization, and many great speakers, mostly local Delphi MVPs who ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-17 17:22
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Open Source "TurboPack" Components for XE7

Marco's Tech Blog – An important set of open source components has been migrated to XE7 and is now available. These includes some of the former Turbo Power components, plus a few others. This is why we are thinking of referring to them as "TurboPack". The work has been done by Roman Kassebaum (with a little help by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-13 10:26
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RAS Studio Hotfixes for BMP Buffer Overflow and PAServer

Marco's Tech Blog – There are two hotfixes for different versions of RAD Studio that have been released over the last few days. All of these fixes are listed in the registered users download page at cc.embarcadero.com/myreg (notice they are sorted by version first, and date next). Bitmap Buffer Overflow This ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-09 16:24
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A Subtle Delphi TRegEx Change

Marco's Tech Blog – Last month I was approached by a customer who was migrating code from XE2 and saw some incompatibilities (or actually some bugs) in the way regular expressions are processed in the TRegEx class. He pointed out that using: RegEx := TRegEx.Create(sPattern); Match := RegEx.Match(sInput); ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-09 10:28
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Embarcadero Conference Brazil, Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – On Thursday next week, October 16th, I'll speak for the first time at the Embarcadero Conference in Brazil, a large gathering of local, mostly Delphi developers in Sao Paulo. While I was invited few times in the past, this is the first time I'll be attending... and I know a lot of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-06 13:56
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Delphi XE7 Blogs of the Week #19

Marco's Tech Blog – As usual, more than a week went by, and this is why this list of blogs is quite long. Lots of nice content from the Delphi world and beyond. Delphi XE7 Technical Information and Additional Packages Git integration (by Malcolm) http://www.malcolmgroves.com/blog/?p=1605 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-10-03 00:22

September 2014

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VCL in XE7: Styles

Marco's Tech Blog – Even if they have been in the product for a few versions, styles have seen several improvements (like the recent addition of menu styling in XE6). But what is a VCL Style? Here is a tentative definition: A style is a collection of painting rules you can dynamically apply to an entire ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-26 16:55
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Generating Object Pascal interfaces from Java on Android with Java2OP

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has made available a new tool for Delphi XE7 developers that helps interfacing with Android Java classes by translating Java APIs to Object Pascal. The download is available here (for registered users): cc.embarcadero.com/item/30007 How does it work? ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-26 09:58
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VCL in XE7: TaskBar Buttons and JumpList

Marco's Tech Blog – As promised earlier (blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2014-september-building-vcl-apps-xe7.html) here is a first technical blog post on the VCL in Delphi XE7.  While most existing Windows applications run fine on new versions of the operating system, they often lack a good level of integration with some ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-24 17:07
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Building VCL Applications in Delphi XE7

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi XE7 (and C++Builder XE7, for those using the C++ language in RAD Studio) has a significant number of new VCL features, even if there is only one new VCL-specific component, TJumpList. There are many other components you can use in VCL applications, from TFDBatchMove in FireDAC to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-24 15:11
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Free Castalia for Delphi XE7

Marco's Tech Blog – Castalia is a great addition to the Delphi IDE and Embarcadero offers a free license of Castalia to all XE7 developers. That's a great offer. If you are already on XE7, you an download your copy of Castalia from cc.embarcadero.com/item/29995. If not, what are you waiting? Buy before the end of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-19 09:43
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Dynamic Arrays in Delphi XE7

Marco's Tech Blog – There is a significant new feature in the Object Pascal language for XE7 and that is the improved support for initializing dynamic arrays and operating on them. The What's new page covers is here: docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en/What%27s_New_in_Delphi_and_C%2B%2BBuilder_XE7#String- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-18 15:54
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