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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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Delphius and Basicus Stop for the Night Delphius and Basicus were on a long journey, requiring several days travel. They stopped for the night at a campsite beside the trail.  It had obviously been used as a campsite previously, as there were many signs of previous inhabitants. Delphius and Basicus made camp and slept comfortably, for their journey was long and they were tired. In the morning, Delphius began cleaning up the remains left by previous users of the site.  “Why are you cleaning up another’s mess, Delphius. ...

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Flotsam and Jetsam #115 I put up a poll on Google Plus asking what the greatest all time Delphi freeware/open source plugin/framework was.  Thought you might like to vote. Work continues apace as we continue to prepare for Delphi Developer Days.  I’m happy to say that there will be six folks attending in Baltimore from my employer, Gateway Ticketing.  I’m really looking forward to seeing so many Delphi developers from all over the world.  Sign up today if you haven’t already. Remember, the price for the Coding in Delph...

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Delphius and Basicus Find a Wall Delphius and Basicus were walking down a path.  Delphius was a wise software developer with many years of experience.  Basicus, Delphius’ student, had some experience as well, but lacked wisdom and often made foolish errors. As the two were walking, they came upon a wall blocking the path.  The wall was made of stone and was not high – it could be easily climbed over — and not wide, the brush on either side could be easily walked through. “What a stupid place for a wall!” e...

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Delphi Developer Days Agenda Hey, I’m pretty psyched to do Delphi Developer Days this year.  I always love to travel, and I always love to talk about Delphi, and getting to do both at the same time is pretty great.  If you haven’t heard, our agenda is out.  We have a general schedule and a description of the presentations. We’ll be presenting in: Chicago on November 14 – 15 Copenhagen on November 24 – 25 Frankfurt on November 28 – 29 Baltimore on December 5 – 6 Cary and I will be doing s...

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