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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What is my IP address? There are many situation when it would handy to know the IP address of a device where our app is running. Maybe you want to identify who is running your app? By IP address it is also possible to calculate the approximate location of a device. If you connect to Internet through a router, there are big chances that it implements "Network Address Translation" (NAT), to make it harder for remote machines to establish a direct connection to a machine within a local network. Recently I have come acro...
New "Delphi Memory Management" book is a hit! Yesterday evening I have found an excellent Delphi book I have been always waiting for! The full title of the book is "Delphi Memory Management for Classic and ARC Compilers"  and it is written by Dalija Prasnikar. The book is available in electronic form as a pdf file only. The topic of memory management is probably the most important in becoming a competent Delphi developer. When you write code, you want to have a proper understanding what is happening under the hood and that is excitin...

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Embarcadero Academy One developer asked me recently on Embarcadero community chat where he could find any learning resources for Delphi. Then I have realized that maybe not everybody is aware that just recently "Embarcadero Academy" has launched! It has been a big effort for a long time, but it is there and it is time to start using it! At Embarcadero Academy you find online courses covering different technologies and programming languages run by well-known experts such as Delphi Product Manager Marco Cantu and m...

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Amazon DynamoDB with Delphi As promised during the webinar, here is the link to the reply. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ATs0Qh6U0...

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Delphi and C++Builder Fest in Eindhoven Today Just back home from fabulous Delphi and C++Builder "The LAB" conference today in Eindhoven (the city of Philips), The Netherlands. What a day! Lots of programmers gathered to learn something new and get inspired! One photo is a thousand of words:-) The LAB conference started from few words from Raymond Horsten, who is owner and the main director of Barnsten, the company that represents Embarcadero to Benelux and France, and organized this great international event! After the keynote Jens Fu...

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"Expert Delphi" webinar replay - Part 2 As promised during the "Expert Delphi - Part 2" webinar yesterday, here is the webinar link replay Enjoy!...
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"Expert Delphi - Part 1" Webinar Replay Great thanks to all people that attended "Expert Delphi - Part 1" webinars in different time zones. It was a pleasure to give a taste of the first six chapters of the "Expert Delphi" book and walk you through selected demos! During webinars, I have promised to make the replay available. It is already available on YouTube. ...
The LAB: Delphi and C++Builder conference, Sept 19th, NL Summer holiday is already over and traditionally September is a busy month for live and online events. In two weeks from today, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, there will be big The LAB international Delphi and C++Builder conference organised by Barnsten, Embarcadero partner for Benelux and France, in Evoluon in Eindhoven. This is a very nice location, quite close to the Eindhoven airport that looks a bit like a space saucer. Same place as last year. The LAB means that all attendees are enc...
Simulating Transparent Dialog on FireMonkey Mobile Delivering great user experience is probably one most important thing in app design. Certain ideas that seem to be easy to achieve in the conceptual phase of development, when an app is still a bunch of wireframes and sketches, could be more difficult to implement then expected. Today I was helping in providing the "transparent modal dialog" experience to an Android app. The idea is simple. Show the message box on the form and temporarily blur the current content, so the attention of the user i...

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Sencha aquired by Embarcadero (Idera) It was in the bus on Monday, on the last day of my summer vacation. Catching up with news on my phone that was switched off for the last two weeks. A thrilling news! IDERA acquires web application development provider Sencha Probably in the short term nothing will change in how Embarcadero and Sencha operates, but in the long term there could be some very interesting synergies between both product lines discovered!...

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