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.

Database Application Tools for FireDAC that ship with our products - check them out! I received a comment on one of my blog posts from Wilfred Oluoch who was happy to see our renewed focus on development tools. He also said he would like to see a revamped "Database Desktop" style tool that works with InterBase/SQLite and other databases. Thank you Wilfred. We do have several database tools integrated into the IDE and also as standalone applications. Inside of the IDE you can use the Data Explorer to work with your FireDAC and dbExpress based database connections. Outside of...
Join our club of elite Embarcadero developers - Show us your Cool Apps! Elite Developers – Show us your Cool Apps! Join our club of elite developers by showcasing your app and enter to win $500 gift card. How does it work? 1) Submit a title and answer a few questions for your cool app  2) Share your short video and screenshots 3) Community members vote 4) Share your entry and encourage others to vote 5) Winner each month - $500 Gift Card   This contest awards prizes and showcases cool appl...
Deploying Embarcadero Delphi and C++ EMS and DataSnap Applications in a Production Environment After you have developed your Enterprise Mobility Services (EMS) and DataSnap applications you will want to deploy them in a production environment. Below you will find additional license information, links to redistributable files and documentation URLs that will help you deploy your RAD Studio 10 Seattle, Delphi 10 Seattle and C++Builder 10 Seattle EMS and DataSnap applications to your production servers.   License Information and Redistributable File directories  In accordance wi...
Migrating Legacy (DCOM based) DataSnap Servers from Delphi 2007 (and earlier) to Delphi 2009/2010 (and later) A DataSnap migration question came up in today's webinar, “Delphi 2007 to Delphi 10 Seattle Migration: Easy!". Miguel Angel Moreno asked “Is there any webinar/document covering an easy way to convert old Midas remote provider based applications to the new DataSnap 2009 Rest remote dataset based approach? This is about one of the hardest functionalities to convert/migrate in old Delphi/C++Builder applications.” Here are four resources that will help you migrate your legacy DCOM based DataSna...
Ways you can customize the RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10 Seattle IDE today From time to time I get asked how developers can customize their IDE experience. There are many ways to set options that affect the IDE, registry settings you can change and external 3rd party tools you can use. Here are a few ideas about what you can do to take control of the look and feel of the Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10 Seattle IDE. Use the IDE Tools | Options menu items The tools options dialog box contains a wide array of environment, code editor, tool palette and o...
Evans Data Developer Relations Conference 2016 - my sessions slides are available... I am at the annual Evans Data Developer Relations conference (#drc2016) this week in Palo Alto, California. This is the 12th year that this conference has taken place. It is the one conference where developer relations team members from a wide collection of hardware, platform, service and software companies get together and discuss best practices, technical details, developer evangelism, developer marketing and everything else related to helping developers create cool apps and leverage APIs...
Webinar this Thursday, March 24: Migrating from Delphi 2007 to 10 Seattle: Easy! Jim McKeeth, Embarcadero's global lead evangelist, is presenting a webinar "Migrating from Delphi 2007 to 10 Seattle: Easy!" this Thursday, March 24 at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Daylight Time. Jim will show developers, who still using Delphi 2007, how to move your projects forward to Delphi 10 Seattle. Delphi 10 Seattle represents many huge improvements in reach, connectivity, productivity and flexibility. The improvements from Delphi 2007 to 10 Seattle are greater than from Delphi 1 to Delphi 2...
Embarcadero Announces Dedicated Developer Strategy Embarcadero Announces Dedicated Developer Strategy Leading Delphi and C++ tool provider to focus efforts exclusively on application developers March 09, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embarcadero Technologies (recently acquired by IDERA), a leading provider of software solutions for application development, today announced it is now exclusively focused on the developer tools market. The company will continue to build on its legacy in ...
Webinar replay: Learn how to Quickly Build and Deploy a complete REST/JSON based enterprise business application RAD Studio 10 Seattle webinar, "Learn how to Quickly Build and Deploy a complete REST/JSON based enterprise business application", will show you how to build and deploy a complete, multi-tier business application using Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle Enterprise Edition. You’ll learn how to build a multi-device desktop and mobile client application that integrates with custom endpoint business logic using Embarcadero’s Enterprise Mobility Services (EMS) and DataSnap enterprise architectures. E...
March 17 Webinar: Learn how to Quickly Build and Deploy a complete REST/JSON based enterprise business application My next RAD Studio 10 Seattle webinar, "Learn how to Quickly Build and Deploy a complete REST/JSON based enterprise business application", will take place on Wednesday, March 17, 2016 at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Daylight Time (Note: US starts summer time on Sunday March 13 at 2am). This webinar will show you how to build and deploy a complete Sales, Employees and Projects business application using Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle Enterprise Edition. You’ll learn how to build a multi-device d...

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