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May 2017

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Centennial Bridge: BUILD, Creators Update, Windows 10 S and More

Marco's Tech Blog – As you probably know, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin Update 2 last fall was the first IDE to offer native and direct support for the Windows Desktop Bridge (also known as Centennial Bridge). In short, using the bridge you can create Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that can be distributed using ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-29 16:28
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My Visit to Australia and ADUG Symposium

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week I was in Australia for the ADUG Symposium, invited by the ADUG committee. For more information about this user groups, which is one of the largest and best organized in the Delphi community, refer to https://www.adug.org.au/. The event was nice and well organized, I ended up talking ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-26 18:33
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RAD Studio May 2017 Roadmap and Commentary

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the last week, Embarcadero published a new official RAD Studio roadmap and an additional blog post with Product Manager comments and further information (including a section of mine). Here are the links, in case you missed one of those: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-19 04:20
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New FireDAC Database Status Page

Marco's Tech Blog – Since last year, beside our regular docwiki with the extensive product documentation (it has over a quarter million pages!) Embarcadero has a platforms status wiki indicating with versions of operating systems are supported -- and how that changes over different versions of RAD Studio. The page ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-10 12:41
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Speaking at ADUG 2017 Symposium Next Week (and Visiting Australia)

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week on Thursday and Friday I'll be speaking at the ADUG Symposium in Brisbane and Melbourne. The event information is at http://www.adug.org.au/meetings/symposiums/2017-symposium/. I'll give two sessions, one focused on the Delphi language and one on its Windows support (including WinRT and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-09 09:28
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Delphi Web Razor Scripting Webinar on Thursday

Marco's Tech Blog – Thursday May 4th (that is, in 2 days) I'll give a webinar on Razor Scripting with Delphi WebBroker, introducing the open source library I wrote (with help of a few others). The same day is also Star Wars Day. I already wrote a bit about the project in a recent ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-05-02 15:20

April 2017

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Delphi Relax Web Scripting on Linux

Marco's Tech Blog – I've finished porting my Delphi Relax web scripting library to RAD Studio 10.2, adding Linux support. I also added a new set of unit tests. The library is available at https://github.com/marcocantu/DelphiRazor/ and we are considering adding it to GetIt as well. In two weeks I'm going to host a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-21 11:47
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Linux ClientDataSet libmidas.so Now Available

Marco's Tech Blog – To use the ClientDataSet component on Linux Delphi applications you need to distribute the libmidas.so library, the Linux equivalent of midas.dll. We failed to deliver it as part of the 10.2 Tokyo release, and it has been made separately available at: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-19 10:05
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RAD Studio 2017 Themes and Developers Survey

Marco's Tech Blog – With 10.2 Tokyo shipping last month, we at Embarcadero have renewed our focus to future plans, while R&D is still busy with fixes, updates, and some additional Tokyo features (mostly C++ for Linux). Themes for 2017/2018 The RAD Studio PM team (that is myself, Sarina, and David)  has ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-12 10:45
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Windows 10 Creators Update and Delphi 10.2

Marco's Tech Blog – Creators Update Developers Information Today Microsoft shipped Windows 10 Creators Update. You can read some of the key developers information in many places, including: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-10-version-1703 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-06 16:03
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Deploying Files (and PAServer) to Linux via WinSCP

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm a longtime fan and user of WinSCP (https://winscp.net/eng/index.php). This is a nice free utility to do SCP (Secure Copy via SSH) to Linux boxes, manage files, remotely, and even perform a variety of file system operations on remove Linux boxes. All from a nice and familiar Windows UI, with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-06 09:42
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New Warnings, Illegal Casts, and other Delphi compiler changes in 10.2 Tokyo

Marco's Tech Blog – The focus for the Delphi compiler R&D for the 10.2 Tokyo release was clearly the development of a new compiler for Linux. However, there were many bug fixes and several minor changes to the compilers for all platforms worth covering. Command Line Compilers are Large Address-Aware You can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-04-04 11:10

March 2017

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Konopka Controls, Radiant Shapes, TurboPack and more in GetIt for 10.2 Tokyo

Marco's Tech Blog – A significant number of the components and libraries distributed on GetIt are available for the newly released RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo, including "bonus pack" items like Konopka Controls and Radiant Shapes. Konopka Controls and Radiant Shapes The two add-on libraries are available and get be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-30 11:35
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Delphi 10.2 has been Released Today

Marco's Tech Blog – Today Embarcadero has released Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10.2, also known as Tokyo.  The new version of the product includes our new Delphi 64-bit compiler for Linux, and much more. Given a lot of the content of the release has already been discussed, I'm not going to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-22 16:27
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Delphi Blogs of the Week/Month #51

Marco's Tech Blog – It has been quite some time from the last installment, and there is a lot to cover -- although I did blog about a summary of the coming Delphi for Linux related news separately. Embarcadero News The company has released a new version of InterBase, read more at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2017-03-22 10:03
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