Stephen Ball Ball

Associate Product Manager, InterBase and Product Evangelist RAD tools.

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FireDAC Book – Using InterBase New book – Delphi in Depth: FireDAC There has been a growing stream of Delphi books in the last year covering everything from cross-platform development with FireMonkey to coding best practices around OOP. The latest book to be released is by long time Delphi Author Cary Jensen, specifically looking at database development with the cross-platform enabled FireDAC. If you have been developing with Delphi for any amount of time, then you will probably know about Cary Jensen.  For those who do...

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InterBase XE7 Update 7 – now available InterBase XE7 – Update 7 InterBase XE7 update 7 is now available for general release. This is part of the active support of previous editions, for the latest long term support version of InterBase, see InterBase 2017. The update is available for both Windows and Linux server-based Editions of InterBase XE7 and InterBase ToGo.  For help choosing the right edition of InterBase – view InterBase Product Editions For notes on previous InterBase XE7 updates please select the links below U...

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InterBase Developer Survey 2017 Have your say on the future of InterBase The InterBase Developer Survey for 2017  is open now until the 14th May. Help shape the future of the award winning InterBase database by taking the InterBase Developer Survey 2017 and telling us about What you are using today What you want from your SQL databases into the future Help shape future developments around IBConsole Prioritise and add to a great list of features planned. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InterBaseSurvey2017  You voice counts! Th...
RAD Studio 10.2 – Available today with Linux for Delphi RAD Studio 10.2 is now available Overview of the RAD Studio 10.2 release The first RAD Studio LLVM based Linux compiler for Enterprise development improved IDE menus for faster navigation a host of FireMonkey updates and new features, new TDataSet capabilities multi-tenancy support in RAD Server updates to FireDAC with new and improved database capabilities a number of cross platform RTL enhancements greatly improved compiled C++ performance, debugging, and large memory support for the linker. ...

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InterBase 2017 – Now available Embed, Deploy Relax – InterBase 2017 InterBase 2017 Here we are in early 2017 fulfilling the promises we made back in November 2016 to deliver a new version of our award-winning InterBase RDBMS. We referred to InterBase 2017 as Project BigBang during development because of the positive impact InterBase is delivering. We have been listening to you, our customers. This result is created by delivering some of the most sought after features, ISV’s and Fortune 100 customers have been asking fo...

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IoT and the Smart Grids In this blog I will discuss IoT and then Smart Grid revolution that is changing the way electricity is going to be supplied over the next few years. Why is this important? – To build connected devices and services that help businesses and homes drive a greener IT agenda, you need to understand the road ahead so you can benefit from the changes coming. Introduction – IoT, the cloud and connected devices The Internet of things (IoT) is changing the way devices are connected and used. B...

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Love is in the air…. Yesterday, was Valentines day and marked the 22nd Birthday of Delphi, originally launched Feb 14th 1995. All around the world, developers were tweeting and blogging about Delphi.  From product directors to 3rd party component vendors an awesome amount was being shared – including this fun video from Craig Chapman In honor of Delphi’s 22nd Birthday! #ILoveDelphi pic.twitter.com/sbrKJBm9fd — Craig Chapman (@CraigChapm53280) February 14, 2017   Blogs from Valentines #ILoveDelphi...
IoT Boot Camp – Rapidly building a connected network of devices. Arduino and RAD Server / IoT Boot Camp IoT Boot Camp – From Arduino to any programming language On the 6th February Embarcadero is running a free developer IoT boot camp, specifically looking at making some cool IoT devices and then building a network of connected devices using ThingPoints™ with RAD Server™. During the boot camp you will learn how to work and build IoT Devices using Arduino maker boards and integrate them (along with another 50+ IoT device that RAD Studio IDE includes comp...
New Year resolution – Modernise your Delphi Code This year is the year to modernise…. Time seems to fly by and prioritising keeping code up to date on the latest versions is for some a struggle. 2016 has delivered a number of compelling reasons to make this year the year to keep your new years resolutions and finally modernise your C++Builder / Delphi code. This blog post will offer a few good reasons to keep that resolution and places to start to help you modernise your existing code and gain value from it for years to come. RAD Studio ...

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InterBase on Linux Following Jim McKeeth’s recent Embarcadero community post about preparing for Delphi for Linux, I wanted to add a few notes about how you can use Linux today as part of your server architecture; and also point out how to get ready for Linux by using InterBase. InterBase on Linux InterBase Server is available for both Windows 32bit and 64bit along with Linux 32bit and 64bit Servers.  For Linux, InterBase is certified for a number of distributions including RHEL 7 RHEL 6 SuSE 11.3 Ubuntu 14...

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