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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.

Feb 24 Webinar - Attract more users to your Delphi & C++Builder applications by leveraging new Windows 10 APIs Last Wednesday, February 17, I presented a webinar that showed you how to easily move your existing Delphi and C++Builder VCL applications forward with the new Windows 10 look, feel and new components and have the apps run on Windows 7,8 and 10. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 I will present a follow on webinar that shows you how to add Windows 10 specific features to your existing Delphi and C++Builder VCL applications. Webinar Description: This webinar shows you how to enhance your ex...
Resources to help you move your Delphi and C++Builder Win32 projects to Win64 Stephen Ball recently posted a blog with information and resource links to help Delphi developers move their 32-bit Windows projects to 64-bit Windows. I also provided C++Builder resource links for those C++ developers that want to move their 32-bit Windows projects to the new C++11 compiler and also want to migrate their 32-bit apps to 64-bit Windows. Here are the links that will help you move forward. Updating 32-bit code to Delphi 64-bit by Stephen Ball https://delphiaball.co.uk/2016/02/1...
Feb 17 Webinar - Easily add Windows 10 look, feel and new components to your existing VCL applications On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 I presented a webinar that showed you how to easily move your existing Delphi and C++Builder VCL applications forward with the new Windows 10 look, feel and new components and have the apps run on Windows 7,8 and 10. Webinar Description: This Webinar shows you how to take an existing Delphi and C++Builder customer and orders business VCL application, the Marine Adventures App, and update it to look like a Windows 10 app. You’ll see how easy it is to use some of ...
How to get information, help and support when you need it - there are several ways. From time to time I get email from developers asking for help. I am always very happy to see what I can do. The topics often trigger an idea for a blog post (like this one), a developer skill sprint, a demo and a webinar. So, keep those emails coming and I will do what I can to answer and/or redirect you to other sources of information and help. Here is my common list of places where you can get help with issues, questions and suggestions. Quality Portal: See if a problem is fixed or has a wo...
Buy One Embarcadero Developer Tool and Get Another Tool Free - Until Feb 29, 2016 Buy One Embarcadero Developer Tool and Get Another Tool Free. Get even more value from RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi 10 Seattle. The offer ends February 29, 2016. For a limited time, with each qualifying Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder product you buy, you can choose a second Embarcadero tool of equal or lesser value - FREE! Embarcadero is making it easier and more affordable for you to be more productive. You can even choose from Embarcadero database tools like Rapid...
Facebook Email:  Important Parse Announcement - will be fully retired ending on January 28, 2017 I just received this email from Facebook/Parse. "Important Parse Announcement" - "We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we're winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We're proud that we've been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere." "We understand that this won't be an easy transition, and we're working hard to make this process as easy as...

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Delphi TouchID wrapper for iOS Edrean Ernst (Tzaneen, South Africa), a Delphi developer, pointed me to a TouchID wrapper for Delphi. You can find the download on BitBucket at https://bitbucket.org/allesbeste/delphi-touchid-wrapper-for-delphi. On the page you'll find a README for the code that has example source code showing how to use it. There are also links to additional information. The README also includes a link to Apple's Local Authentication Framework developer documentation https://developer.apple.com/librar...
Videos that will help you move your Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio projects forward! We have created numerous videos that will help you take your existing Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio based projects and move the forward fast! Here are just a few of the many videos that will show you how easy it is to use 10 Seattle editions to modernize your applications. Delphi Update Your Apps UI/UX with the All New Windows 10 Look and Feel How To Skin VCL Apps with Custom VCL Styles What's New in FireMonkey 10 Seattle Unlocking the Windows Runtime on Windows 10 Integrating New Wi...
FastReports, Inc. Announces a new release of Fast Reports for FireMonkey I've just received an email announcing a new release of Fast Reports for FireMonkey. In honor of the Chinese New Year 2016, the year of the Red Monkey, FastReports, Inc. said: What have we prepared for the Chinese New Year - the year of red fire monkey? The new version of FastReport for FireMonkey! What's new? Added support of Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle includes compatibility fixes for new FMX framework Added support of Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7 for both Delphi and C++Builder...
Coding in Delphi / More Coding in Delphi - Book Bundle by Nick Hodges Nich Hodges has announced the "Coding in Delphi/More Coding in Delphi" book bundle. This is a bundle of Coding in Delphi and More Coding in Delphi. Buy both together and you save $15! Additional information is available at https://leanpub.com/b/codingindelphibundle. Both books are fantastic resources for Delphi developers of all ages, shapes, sizes and experience levels. Nick teaches us all how to write better Delphi code in an easy to digest chapters with loads of source code on his BitBucket -...

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