Pawel Glowacki: Delphi Programming

Paweł Głowacki works for Embarcadero Technologies (http://www.embarcadero.com) as European Technical Lead for Developer Tools. Previously, Paweł spent over 7 years working as a senior consultant and trainer for Delphi within Borland Education Services and CodeGear. As well as working with Embarcadero customers across the region, he also represents Embarcadero internationally as a conference and seminar speaker.


Register for my upcoming Wednesday Delphi Developer Webinars I'm back from one week of trekking in beautiful Beskid Śląski mountains in Poland with my batteries fully recharged. I find doing webinars for Delphi developers a specially fun thing, so why not to schedule some for coming weeks? To keep it simple I'm going to standardise on 60 minutes sessions on Wednesdays starting at 11AM Amsterdam time (10AM UK). All webinars will be followed by a live Q&A sessions. If you have time and feel like hopefully learning something new, please register to my webinars using the links below: Please register for Building Delphi 3D Mobile Apps webinar on Aug 3, 2016 11:00 AM CEST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/49744481174355460...
Using "reFind" tool to migrate BDE app to FireDAC with Delphi 10.1 Two weeks ago I was contributing to a bigger Delphi migration webinar run by my colleague Stephen Ball the demonstration of actual steps of live migration of BDE-based source code to FireDAC. Migration of existing VCL projects to the latest version of Delphi is the hot topic in Delphi community. Many migration tasks can be automated. Today at the Developer Conference in Tel Aviv Embarcadero MVP Oren Aviram is demonstrating "Software Modernization Made Easy" with his powerful Pascal Parser tool. For smaller and easier tasks you can use "refind" command-line tool that is based on regular expressions and can process arbitrary text files for replacing occurrences of cer...
Building Proximity Apps with RAD Studio Last week I had a pleasure of doing remote online presentation about building proximity-enabled mobile apps with Delphi and RAD Studio for Delphi developers gathered at the Delphi Developer Days 2016 in Poland. Here are some notes, links and demos from this presentation. Our smartphones are hardly phones anymore. They are in fact powerful, multi-purpose sensor centres that James Bond a few decades ago could have only dreamt about. If you think about it your phone has not only speakers and microphone, but also camera, light source, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, compass, 3D orientation sensors, GPS-location, NFC, Bluetooth and more. RAD Studio provides type definitions to wo...
RAD Server Deep Dive Webinar, June 16th (tomorrow!) Embarcadero RAD Server is your turn-key solution to deploy REST APIs with ease! If you have not tried it yet with RAD Studio, make sure to register and attend "RAD Server Deep Dive" webinar tomorrow! We are going to build a retail shop multi-tier solution with Delphi and RAD Studio and deploy it to the Amazon cloud:-) Register Now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3465259703705327617  There will be three sessions tomorrow for different time zones: 16 June 2016 - 06:00 San Francisco - 09:00 New York - 14:00 London - 15:00 Berlin 16 June 2016 - 11:00 San Francisco - 14:00 New York - 19:00 London - 20:00 Berlin 16 June 2016 - 17:00 San Francisco -&nb...
CASE28 Conference in Croatia Delphi Presentation Today The power of 21st century technology today in action: doing live Delphi presentation during CASE28 Conference in Croatia without leaving my office in Amsterdam! I really love going to Croatia and it is my favourite destination for SCUBA diving. Sometimes you just cannot be physically present in too many locations in short periods of time:-) The presentation today was not too technical, however I have tried to demonstrate how easy it is to use Delphi and - using Rapid Application Development methodology - create fast, great looking, natively compiled apps for major mobile and desktop platforms from the same source code. The starting point is great compilation technology to create fast mach...
RAD Studio 10.1 Launch in Brno was great! One of my favourite places for doing Delphi live presentations is definitely Czech Republic. This week in Brno, the second biggest Czech city after Prague, more than hundred Delphi and C++Builder developers came to see the tour of the latest version of RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin. There was a lot of interest in building end-to-end solution with the new RAD Server and the Internet of Things. It was a lot of fun showing Enterprise Mobility Services and Thing Point applications gathering data over Bluetooth LE from different IoT devices like heartbeat and blood pressure meters. The new EMS Swagger YAML and JSON automatic generation has been nicely received as well. It is always great to meet D...

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Delphi Benelux 2016 Congress I'm just sitting at the break at Delphi Benelux 2016 Congress in Eindhoven in the south of the Netherlands. It is a real Delphi technology fest with three simultaneous tracks (developer productivity, IoT/mobile and Enterprise) with international Delphi expert speakers including Bob Swart, Danny Wind and Stephen Ball. The conference started from the pre-recorded keynote by Embarcadero's General Manager Atanas Popov. Then I had a pleasure of doing the technical keynote part showcasing new and improved features in Delphi 10.1 Berlin - our latest release! Good fun! Go Delphi!...
RAD Studio 10.1 event in Warsaw, Poland Just back from Warsaw, the capital of Poland, from the RAD Studio 10.1 "Berlin" event yesterday, that attracted many Delphi and C++Builder developers! It is incredible how well the new version of Delphi and C++Builder was received by Polish developers. There was plenty of questions during the break and at the Q&A session at the end of the event. That's always a good sign! It is true that RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin provide you with the fastest way to develop applications for Windows 10, Cross-Platform, Enterprise Architectures, Cloud Services and the Internet of Things. During the event I have demonstrated how 10.1 Berlin provides: A completely new ins...
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The new Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10.1 "Berlin" have been just released by Embarcadero! I'm super excited by this new version of Delphi and C++Builder! The very first live demonstration happened yesterday in Berlin and tomorrow there will be online launch webinar in different timezones! Register now at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8114586402052971010 for one of the live sessions on Thursday, April 21st, 6am, 11am and 5pm PDT (this 9 hours earlier then CEST, the first webinar is in Amsterdam on 15:00). Probably to many the biggest new feature will be bringing back the floating form designer, that was last saw in Delphi 7, so you can now at the same time see the cod...
Congratulations to today's RAD Studio webinar WINNER! Today I have been running with Stephen Ball from our UK office the webinar on Top reasons to upgrade to Enterprise version of RAD Studio 10 Seattle. The topics covered ranged from FireDAC database connectivity, through FireMonkey Multi-Device development, to building scalable, multitier Enterprise solutions with DataSnap. The last reason was the current Enterprise upgrade promotions, details of the promo here. The most active attendee asking the most interesting questions during and after the session has been awarded with a 1 year limited license for RAD Studio 10 Seattle Professional edition! Congratulations go to Antonio Cardile from the Netherlands! Congratulations Antonio! Prize draw...