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.


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Easy Add Custom Component Icons in Delphi I have just recently discovered a super easy way of adding custom icons to Delphi components. Traditionally you had to start from a rectangular bitmap of a specific size and color depth and then use Image Editor. This is documented in many places including Stackoverflow. After a little bit of googling I have come across another Stackoverflow post that inspired my to give it a try and do it simpler. I wanted to have a big image and not square. Google image search with proper property rights filt...
"Serverless Architectures on AWS" summer reading Summer is a great time to catch up with books that you have on your shelf, but do not have time to read. Obviously I would suggest starting from my recently released "Expert Delphi", but there are plenty of other interesting books to look at. I have recently bought printed (!) version of "Serverless Architectures on AWS" book by Peter Sbarski. "Serverless" is to me the biggest thing in years on the "server-side". No more thinking in terms of provisioning virtual machines in the cloud. The very ...

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My "Expert Delphi" book published! My "Expert Delphi" book has been published by PACKT Publishing and is currently available for a limited time for just $10 at https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/expert-delphi. The book is about how to become developer super hero and gain amazing productivity powers to develop stunning, native cross-platform mobile apps from the same codebase for Android and iOS! The foreword was written by David Intersimone and I'm very proud about it, because I have the deepest respect to...

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New CData FireDAC drivers It is very exciting time for Delphi and C++Builder developers! Embarcadero just announced partnership with CData to provide the whole suite of new FireDAC drivers that provide connectivity to major APIs and web services. The list of new FireDAC drivers is quite long and includes connectors to over 80 systems, like Amazon DynamoDB, SalesForce, Microsoft Dynamics, Google Big Query and many more. The coolest fact is that the connectivity is provided through FireDAC, which is the best data access f...

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RAD Studio 10.2 in Budapest and Bratislava Busy start of the week. Two RAD Studio 10.2 presentations in two days. Right now I'm sitting in the airport in Budapest waiting for my flight back home, after the event in Budapest (Hungary) today and in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) yesterday. Weather is truly nice and it really feels that summer holidays are coming:-) It is such a nice and inspiring thing to show the latest Delphi and C++Builder features to enthusiastic developers in different countries. Today the RAD Studio event was organise...

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Graph Databases and Neo4j Recently I have come across "Graph Databases" free book from O'Reilly. This book is about Neo4j graph database and is really inspiring!  Back in Delphi 10.0 "Seattle" the new FireDAC database access driver for MongoDB was introduced. That was probably the first time I have looked closely at NoSQL databases. Why should I care? Why more and more organisations are moving away from traditional SQL-92 databases toward faster, less expensive, and lighter alternatives? NoSQL became the whole move...

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Delphi 10.2 in Lillestrøm, Norway The weather started to rock. Last week was great and today in Norway, really up North, is beautiful sunny day and I'm wearing shorts waiting form my flight back home from Oslo. Norway is really nice. They have this nice balance between North and South European countries and people are relaxed. I like the fact that the floor in the whole airport is wooden. Nice feeling. Today I have been continuing my RAD Studio 10.2 tour with the morning presentation in the culture centre of Lillestrø...

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Delphi 10.2 in Bussum, The Netherlands RAD Studio 10.2 tour continues. My last stop this week is in Bussum, in the Neterlands, a couple of kilometers east from Amsterdam. There are many enthusiastic Delphi developers today that came to see presentations from Danny Wind, from Delphi Company, from Bob Swart, also known in Delphi community as Dr. Bob and myself. The event is held is a nice theater building and the atmosphere is great. In the morning I have demonstrated Quick Edits to be more productive developer and Linux development w...

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RAD Studio 10.2 in Belgium The RAD Studio 10.2 tour continues. Today we had a stop in Belgium in Edegem. That's the same conference facility very close to Antwerp that hosts most RAD Studio events in Belgium. The facilities are great. The room was not as big as yesterday in Paris, but that was good, because all attendees could easily read the code from the screen. Every presentation is different. Today I have started from IDE productivity. Quick Edits have been received very well and there was this same question that pop...

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RAD Studio 10.2 in Paris RAD Studio 10.2 tour continues. Today I have been presenting on the full-day RAD Studio event organised by Barnsten in Paris. In the morning the presentation was around the new IDE features, including redesigned menu and Quick Edits, Linux develoment and publishing to Windows 10 Store. There was also a lot interest around IoT and specifically beacons. What I really like in France is paying proper attention to eating. The lunch break was two hours long and included three-course, delicious meal. ...

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