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Flotsam and Jetsam #119 Hey, we have a hotfix available for RAD Studio.  It can be found on Code Central.  It focuses on some issues in the tool chain.  Given that it’s a hotfix, it only replaces a few choice files and doesn’t require an uninstall/reinstall process. Thanks to everyone who filled out the RAD Studio survey.  We had a very good response, and we’ll pour over the results and make decisions based on what we learn from there.  Thanks. If you are an InterBase customer,  the InterB...
Delphius and Basicus Each Struggle with a Problem Delphius and Basicus were both working on problems.  Delphius was trying to fix his roof, and Basicus was trying to repair his front door.    Both found their problem difficult. Delphius was unable to come  up with a good solution for his problem.  After a brief time of contemplating, he decided to ask his neighbor Pascala what he should do.  Pascala was a wise woman and gave Delphius some sage advice that soon led to a sound and solid repair of Delphius’ roof...

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A Busy Week Produces 10.2 Tokyo “Shipping is a feature” is one of my favorite sayings.  In fact, I’d argue that shipping is the most important feature, because without it, you don’t get any other features.  But shipping is a lot of work – as this past week proved.  On Wednesday, we shipped RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo, and we got it done two days earlier than we originally planned.  (Here’s a hint from the time we did it with Delphi 2007 and I spent the entire weekend helping customers with issues – never ship on...

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Flotsam and Jetsam #118 Delphi for Linux is soon to be here.  We’ve unleashed the Beta Bloggers, so keep an eye out for more information coming from any number of sources. Thanks to all of you who have bought my new book, Dependency Injection in Delphi.  I’m grateful for all the support.  My wife is working on the cover for the paperback edition, and it should be available soon. I’ve had a job change – I’m moving from being the Director of Product Management to the Director of Engineering.  Instead ...

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The New Release Pattern Are you on Update Subscription for RAD Studio? You are?  Great.  Wise move. You aren’t?  Why not? We are very interested in you being on Update Subscription — so much so that you pretty much have to be when you upgrade.  We do this because Update Subscription is really great for you, and not bad for us, either. It is great for you because you pay less over time.  It is great for you because you always have access to the latest and greatest versions and features.   It is great for you...

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MultiPaste in the RAD Studio IDE Late last year I had the honor of speaking with Cary Jensen at the Delphi Developer Days events. It was a great opportunity to meet some new folks, folks I’ve known online for years, and to present some useful information about Delphi. One of the presentations we gave was entitled “Delphi Tips, Tricks, and Techniques”.  We showed a bunch of cool shortcuts and other things. It was fun and well received. So we were in Copenhagen for our second DDD event, and my good friend Jens Fudge comes ...

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Flotsam and Jetsam #117 I can’t seem to find a WordPress theme that I like.  Look for the theme to change a bunch while I play around with different ones.  I’ve started a new blog over on the Embarcadero Community site.  It will be for more “official” stuff that I post about.  You can follow me there as well as here.  Don’t worry, as you can see, Flotsam and Jetsam is still alive and well. Delphi Developer Days is rapidly approaching – and I have a lot of work to do.  There are still a f...

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A RAD Server Story RAD Server and Delphi saved our butts.  And by “butts”, I mean our whole business.   We’ve used Delphi since Delphi 2 in 1996.  Back then, we built a basic app for managing appointments in Doctor’s offices.  We call it DocOffice.  Over the years it grew to manage all kinds of things, including billing, insurance codes, the works.  We did well with it, deploying to a couple of thousand doctor’s offices.     There were only three of us, and we built it ...
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What is RAD Server and How You Can Use It? I’m digging the new job. Lots of interesting things going on. Lots of great plans. Now, you may not realize it, but I’m the Director of Product Management for all the Embarcadero products,  including a very cool product named RAD Server. Many of you may have heard of RAD Server, but aren’t exactly sure what it is or why you’d want or need it. Well, read this blog post, and you won’t wonder anymore. At its root, RAD Server allows you to build REST Server APIs with Delphi and C++Builder...

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Flotsam and Jetsam #116 The Starter Version of Delphi is currently 100% off.  I.e.  Free as in beer. “The proper use of comments is to compensate for our failure to express ourselves in code.” – Uncle Bob Martin I continue working hard on my materials for Delphi Developer Days.  If you haven’t signed up yet, do it.  I’m really looking forward to seeing you all there. I’m really looking forward to attending TechBash 2016 at the end of the month here in the Poconos in Pennsylvania.  Not on...

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