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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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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Introducing RAD Studio 10.2 - London What a day! I'm just sitting at the gate in the London Heathrow airport waiting for my flight to Amsterdam. It was a great RAD Studio 10.2 event in London today. Embarcadero and Grey Matter, our UK reseller, organised the event about the latest version of Delphi and C++Builder in a nice private cinema building. All attendees additionally to other goodies received pop-corn and it was a lot of fun. Stephen Ball, my good colleague from Embarcadero, joined me on stage for the Q&A and a small Int...

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Icons8 and Delphi GUIs Designing graphical users is a combination of different skills. Probably the artistic angle is the most important, but user experience comes close. In Delphi Rapid Application Development paradigm there is hardly the prototyping phase. Your rough designs very quickly turn into production applications. The key element in visual GUIs are graphics assets and specifically having a really nice set of icons can make a big difference. When playing with a new design for a Windows 10 VCL app, I hav...

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My upcoming RAD Studio 10.2 EMEA events RAD Studio 10.2 has been released just last month and I have already been showing it live to developers in Europe in Czech Republic, Poland and Sweden. There are more live events lining up that I'm going to present the latest version of RAD Studio, including new IDE features, Linux support, making database apps with FireDAC, and publishing REST APIs with RAD Server! May 9th, London, UK - Introducing RAD Studio 10.2 May 17th, Paris, France - Accelerate Your Development - Delphi Tournee 2...

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