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Instantly expose a table as a REST endpoint – again. Introduction A while back I wrote a component for exposing FireDAC tables as REST endpoints in Delphi. I wasn’t entirely happy with the component that I’d written, however, it was really intended as a proof of concept. I was quite surprised to learn that people were actually making use of that component, rather than simply using it as an example of what could be done. Fast-Forward a couple of years, and I found myself needing precisely that component in another project. I wasn’...
Embarcadero launches Delphi Community Edition The release of Delphi Community Edition is fantastic news for the Delphi language, the developer community, the partners, and the entire ecosystem. We hope it will help new developers (students, hobbyist, open source developers, and someone starting with mobile store publishing, among others) adopt Delphi for their Windows, Mac and mobile development.  This new version is a big leap forward from the Starter edition, as it offers the full FireMonkey and FireUI multi-device development experie...

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A vulkan header generator for Delphi. What is darkVulkanGen? A handful of months back, I began working on a game engine for Delphi named darkGlass. see: http://chapmanworld.com/darkglass/ https://github.com/chapmanworld/DarkGlass At that time I’d intended to write the rendering part of the game engine using OpenGL, however, for a variety of reasons I decided to use Vulkan instead. Vulkan is a modern graphics API maintained by the Khronos group (a non-profit organisation which collaborates with many of the major organizations...
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Introducing Delphi and C++Builder Community Edition Today is a very exciting day for our community. For many years, we've gotten requests from Delphi and C++Builder users that they'd love to see a Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder.   For the first time ever, we are launching a full featured Community Edition. It is a path for new developers to experience the amazing capabilities of Embarcadero’s developer tools and rediscover Delphi. Nothing comes close to the satisfaction of building an app with the UI tools that we deliver and th...
Enabling GetIt Install Logs for RAD Studio Installation At times, RAD Studio GetIt-based web installer stops with some fairly vague error message. These can be due to connectivity issues, odd file system configurations, lack of disk space, an existing partial install, and other causes. But some of the error messages like "operation error" don't explain the cause of the problem. For the future, we are making sure to surface more specific errors, like "Could not create folder xyz", "Could not copy file foo.dcu to folder bar", or similar.  For the t...

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