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Associate Product Manager, InterBase and Product Evangelist RAD tools.

Arduino and RAD Server / IoT Boot Camp
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 components for) into a RESTful middle-tier that can be accessed via any leading development language easily. Day 1 – Building an IoT device with Arduino Day 2 – Programmatically controlling y...
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 Development today From Windows 3.1 to Windows 10 – Delphi and C++Builder (the siblings that live together in the RAD Studio IDE) have been powering software developers to easily wrap up the Wind...

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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 You can keep up with the latest supported platforms at www.embarcadero.com/products/interbase/supported-platforms  Getting Started – InterBase in Linux Gabe Goldfield, posted a really useful a...

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InterBase - Product Address with Stephen Ball Meet the InterBase team during the InterBase Product Address where the team will discuss what is coming, and be available for general questions and answers. Stephen Ball Embarcadero Senior Product Marketing Manager (RAD) & Associate Product Manager (InterBase)  - Visit the associated blog post for the InterBase roadmap 2016 on community.   
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Disclaimer: The information included in this roadmap does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a promise or commitment by Embarcadero to develop, market or deliver any particular product, feature or function. The timing and content of Embarcadero’s future product releases could differ materially from the expectations discussed here. Embarcadero reserves the right to change its product plans or roadmap at any time. Overview It’s been a busy couple of years since the last public roadmap. In that time, the patent pending Change Views feature has delivered some massive competitive advantage win stories to customers using InterBase XE7 and InterBase was nominated for and won the presti...

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What’s New in 10.1 Berlin Update 2? Today sees the release of RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin Update 2 – Anniversary Edition. Here is a quick overview of what is new in 10.1 Berlin Anniversary Edition for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio. Also check the links at the bottom for more online resources. Package your existing VCL code today ready for the Windows Store! By far the biggest thing in this release for me is the ability to package existing VCL applications ready for use in the Windows 10 Store. Embarcadero is leading the market in enabling developers to reach this massive market place. With the “bring it with you mantra” we take for granted, many other developers are lo...

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InterBase ToGo Update for Android Following an update to OpenSSL to address some identified vulnerabilities, Google has stopped allowing submission of applications that contain certain versions of OpenSSL libraries. While InterBase ToGo and IBLite are not affected by the vulnerabilities identified, the current build that is shipped with RAD Studio for Android is being stopped from deploying to the Play Store. To get around this issue, please download the latest build for InterBase ToGo and replace the .a file in your local deployment files. While tested on 10.1 Berlin, this download should work for any RAD Studio customer who’s product shipped contained InterBase XE7 (XE7, XE8, 10.0 Se...

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RAD Studio Berlin Update 1 Embarcadero’s first update release for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin is now available. Update 1 consists of new supported platform versions, features, enhancements and bug fixes. What is in Delphi, C++ Builder & RAD Studio Berlin 10.1 Update 1 In Summary:  Update 1 brings official support for the latest operating systems: Windows 10 Anniversary Update iOS 10 Android N (Nougat) macOS Sierra (due tomorrow, 20th September from Apple) Update 1 delivers new component features and a number of quality updates. FireMonkey — Native platform rendering support for TGrid on iOS and Search filtering for the TListViews dynamic appearance mode. New FireMonkey demos that sh...
StreamingDelphiBootCamp
Delphi Boot Camp add’s YouTube and Facebook streams to service demand. Today was very exciting in the Embarcadero offices. Developers have been registering for Delphi Boot Camp in their thousands, with over 1000+ registering in the last weekend alone. Having all this interested in Delphi is awesome, but also has raised quite a challenge for the team delivering Boot Camp due to physical viewing limitations in GoToWebinar. The decision was taken last week that we should add additional ways to stream this out to the 1000’s who were going to attend and Jim McKeeth started off looking into YouTube and Facebook streaming. My Laptop setup with YouTube, Facebook and GoToWebinar This morn...

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LiveBindings for VCL Developers [Webinar] Visual LiveBindings is a technology that allows you to bind your data and objects (model) to the UI making. While LiveBindings is a key part of FireMonkey development, it is often overlooked by VCL developers. A while ago I started a series of blogs on LiveBindings and how to use them with existing VCL applications. Covering seven blog posts, I looked at LiveBinding to DataSets LiveBinding to Objects Creating LiveBindings via Code Master Detail relationships (and objects as properties) Advanced Master Detail Relationships Mashing up Master Detail on different sources Helpful classes for LiveBindings Following a high amount of demand and questions, ...

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