David I's Sip from the FireHose

David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools.

RAD Studio XE8 this week: Wednesday Lunch & Learn and Saturday Deep Dive RAD Studio XE8: Wednesday Lunch & Learn and Saturday Deep Dive Don't miss this chance to join David I for one of these FREE technical online workshops and be among the first to see the latest RAD Studio XE8! Lunch & Learn WebinarsBring your own lunch at your office for a 2-hour Lunch & Learn session. Deep-Dive Online WorkshopAttend a special 5-hour Deep Dive with David I, Jim McKeeth, Al Mannarino and Nick Hodges Wednesday, May 13, 2...
Technology Partner Spotlight sessions for Q2-2015 start Thursday May 14 - 6am, 11am and 5pm PDT We have scheduled the Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight webinar series for Q2-2015 (May 13 to June 25). Embarcadero Technology Partners are developers and organizations who develop and sell tools, components and libraries that add value to the Embarcadero family of developer products, and who actively market their products through trade advertising and the World Wide Web. The Embarcadero Technology Partner ecosystem is made up of hundreds of companies who provide thousands of ready-built ...
Special Saturday, May 16, RAD Studio XE8 technical deep dive with David I and special guests We've done Saturday live events in the past for RAD Studio but we've never before done a Saturday online deep dive. We'll do our first one ever on Saturday, May 16 from 8am to 1pm Pacific Daylight Time. Join me, Nick Hodges, Jim McKeeth and Al Mannarino as we take you through a deep technical dive into all that is new in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE8 for VCL and multi-device developers. The live, online event will be mostly technology demonstrations with a few slides to highlight the pre...
iOS 8 Simulator Hotfix (Beta) for Delphi and RAD Studio XE8 is available in Registered User Downloads This patch for RAD Studio and Delphi XE8 addresses changes to iOS 8 simulator deployment that prevented FMX apps from loading properly (simulator support is not provided for C++). Updates, hot fixes, and patches are provided exclusively to customers with an active Update Subscription, however, this particular critical patch is being provided to all XE8 customers. Available to registered users of RAD Studio XE8, Delphi XE8 (Mobile add-on edition and above) and Embarcadero All-Access XE. You ...
Calling all VCL Developers - RAD Studio XE8 – The biggest XE release to date! Whether you are building new software, or updating existing applications, RAD Studio XE8 is a must! Quickly update and extend your existing VCL based Windows applications to create modern, connected app solutions for Windows and beyond! This blog post contains some of the new and enhanced features with links to product information, documentation, technical information and videos. Try it with your complimentary 30-day license now! Must-Have Features For VCL Developers in XE8 NEW! More than 2...
RAD Studio XE8 Lunch and Learn with David I - Wednesday May 13 at 12noon EDT and 12noon PDT The new release of RAD Studio XE8 brings increased capabilities and developer productivity for Delphi and C++Builder developers building Windows applications and multi-device solutions. I am looking forward to spending two lunch times with developers in the US and Canada on Wednesday May 13. Okay, it will be just after breakfast for me on the 12noon EDT and the live online workshop and starts just before lunch in the Central Daylight Time zone, but we will still have fun - bring your own breakfa...
How to use Delphi's anonymous methods and generics in your C++Builder XE8 applications With the release of C++Builder XE8 and RAD Studio XE8, we have made it even easier for C++ developers to work wth Delphi's anonymous methods and generics. We have updated the recommended way to handle Delphi anonymous methods in your C++ applications. The revised description, in How to Handle Delphi Anonymous Methods in C++, uses either a Functor (function object) or a Lambda expression. See the code examples on the following RAD Studio XE8 DocWiki pages. How to Handle Delphi Anonymous Method...
Tags: C++ C++11 Lambda
Where you should post bug reports, ask questions and have conversations about our software development tools I received an email from a developer asking where he should post questions, report bugs and have converations with other community members. The following the guidance list (zero based of course) I emailed to this developer. 0) for bug reports – please report bugs on our Quality portal at https://quality.embarcadero.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa   1) For discreet questions where you are looking for an answer – use the Answers module at: http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/answers &n...
Cool new articles written by members of the Delphi developer community... There are cool technical articles appearing all over the Internet including right here on the Embarcadero Community. Here are a few developer tips and tricks articles that are appearing on blogs, web sites and communities that will help you do more with Delphi. How-To use AdMob Interstitial Ads with Delphi XE7-XE8 by Daniele Spinetti Daniele's article shows you how to use Delphi and the Google Mobile Ads SDK (Androidapi.JNI.AdMob Delphi unit) so you can use the new Interstitials Ads provided b...
Embarcadero is exhibiting at the "2nd Annual Internet of Things World" conference in San Francisco, May 12-13 RAD Studio XE8 gives developers the application platform with the tools they need to extend existing VCL Windows or FireMonkey apps to mobile, wearables, and IoT solutions. These solutions are powered by distributed, connected apps that are deployed across Windows, Android, iOS, OS X, wearables, like Smart Watches, IoT devices like Beacons, middleware, enterprise backends, and cloud hosted services. We will be exhibiting RAD Studio XE8 support for Beacons, wearables and other IoT devices and ga...

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