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C++Builder 10.2 is out! We are very happy to announce the release of RAD Studio 10.2! Sign up for the release webinar on Monday 27th March! More information DocWiki Feature Matrix What's new on the website and docwiki Specific key areas for C++Builder 10.2: Improved linking Improved code generation Improved debugging While for Delphi this brings Linux support (coming soon for C++Builder in 10.2.1), we have some great areas of new features and improvements to C++Builder for all users in 10.2, an...
What's New in C++Builder 10.2: Part 3 - Debugging RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo is out now, and I'd like to let you know some of what you can expect to see new on the C++Builder side.  While the majority of work is for Linux, which will be available for C++ in 10.2.1, we've worked on three key areas: Improved linking Improved code generation Improved debugging Today I want to discuss what's new for debugging. Win32 and Win64 Clang-enhanced compilers As you probably already know, we using Clang as the basis for our modern genera...
What's New in C++Builder 10.2: Part 2 - Code Generation RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo will be out very soon, and I'd like to let you know some of what you can expect to see new on the C++Builder side.  While the majority of work is for Linux, which will be available for C++ in 10.2.1, we've worked on three key areas: Improved linking Improved code generation Improved debugging Today I want to discuss what's new for code generation. Optimization Levels - new and faster! In all previous versions of C++Builder, going back to when the cl...
What's New in C++Builder 10.2: Part 1 - The Linker RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo will be out very soon, and I'd like to let you know some of what you can expect to see new on the C++Builder side.  While the majority of work is for Linux, which will be available for C++ in 10.2.1, we've worked on three key areas: Improved linking Improved code generation Improved debugging Today I want to discuss what's new in the linker. The Win32 and Win64 linker The Win32 linker, which we also use for Win64, is one of the oldest technologies we still us...

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C++Builder's DNA Infographic A couple of weeks ago, we made a great infographic about Delphi's DNA. We now have a C++ version of the same image: We're looking into making both this and the Delphi version available as posters. Stay tuned! Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to community.embarcadero.com with this graphic.</strong><br /><br /><a href='https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/c-builder-s-dna-infographic'><img src='https://comm...

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Dave's Coding Roundup #3 Interesting programming things that I think other might also like to read - third edition! The next big blue-collar job is coding - "[The Zuckerberg-like] Silicon Valley stereotype isn’t even geographically accurate. The Valley employs only 8 percent of the nation’s coders. All the other millions? They’re more like Devon, a programmer I met who helps maintain a ­security-software service in Portland, Oregon. He isn’t going to get fabulously rich, but his job is stable and rewarding:...

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UI Changes in the IDE's View menu With Delphi and C++Builder 10.2's release coming soon, I'd like to preview an interesting UI tweak we're planning in the IDE. This change wasn't present in the latest beta drop (if you have update subscription, you have access to the 10.2 beta!), and we're interested in overall feedback. UI changes need to be made with caution. Productivity is often based on consistency and expectation, which means that once a UI element is placed, users are used to where it is and use it and access i...

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Delphi's birthday: How I got started coding I bet you're expecting a post about how Delphi was my first programming experience and how I was a convert.  But it wasn't.  It was BASIC.  Not Microsoft Basic or Visual Basic - BBC BASIC on a 1986 BBC Master microcomputer. A BBC Master microcomputer. I hooked mine up to a green monitor and later (wow!) a colour TV screen.By Dejdżer / Digga, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11670922  The BBC boot screen. F...
The Stack Overflow developer survey closes in a couple of days! Every year, Stack Overflow runs a developer survey, and the 2017 survey closes on February 6th - only four days! If you're a Stack Overflow member, you might want to fill it out.  It's a standard SurveyMonkey survey and doesn't take too long to answer.  Here's their blog post about it, and a link to the survey itself. Notably absent from the IDEs, languages, and libraries are Delphi and C++Builder and libraries like the VCL and FMX.  They have a write-in option for all thes...

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C++ programmers - we want YOU! Do you use C++Builder? Would you like to become a MVP - part of our most valued professional program? Or do you know someone you think would be a great addition? We are actively seeking C++ people who are some or all of the following (don't worry if you feel not all these apply to you, eg if you don't like presenting): Technically skilled Know C++ Builder Happy writing technical articles, eg blog posts Happy presenting or talking at user groups and meetups Fluent in any language, no...

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