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Webinar Replay: Introducing RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin Webinar Replay: Introducing RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin Thursday, April 21, 2016 Embarcadero YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CHPXbUeSJ8 Launch Webinar Starts at: 00:00:00 Q&A Starts at: 01:10:32 Webinar Replay Ends at: 02:09:42   RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.1 Berlin provide you with the fastest way to develop applications for Windows 10, Cross-Platform, Enterprise Architectures, Cloud Services and the Internet of Things. You’ll...
David I’s (@davidi99) Tweets of the Week - Apr 3-9, 2016 Here are my posted Tweets for the week of Sunday, April 3, 2016 to Saturday, April 9, 2016. Embarcadero specific posts are in bold.   Sunday, April 3, 2016 Oracle wants Google to pay it $9.3 billion for using Java's APIs in Android http://buff.ly/1RwObd1 This SAP president has a fabulous career because he spent one sad and lonely holiday at work http://buff.ly/1PyxtaR Why IT can’t handle data breaches alone http://buff.ly/1RmuTua 4 security discoveries that should raise the alarm ht...
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 ...
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...
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...

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The power of RDB$DB_Key I was recently make aware of an undocumented feature that's been in InterBase for more than 2 decades. It's the fact that every row in every table has a unique identifier. I think it is best thought of as a Raw Record position. This field is called RDB$DB_KEY. RDB$DB_KEY is an array of 16 bytes. Array's are handled differently with different drivers so you have to cautious about how you use this data type. However, RDB$DB_KEY provides the fastest access to uniquely identify a row in a table, so ...

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Bulk inserts into InterBase I was recently asked by a customer for tips on making the fastest bulk insert. Here are my thoughts on the subject Turn off inserts and check constraints. This one is by far the most important. Perform a commit approximately every 10,000 rows. 10,000 is no absolute magic number, but is a good water mark. Don't prepare every insert statement. It needs to be prepared just once. Use the Batch API as discussed here: http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/InterBase/XE7/en/Using_Batch_Updates_to_Submit_...

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Inside ManagementPlus We recently met with Christine Archibald, President and CEO and Bryan Thorell, CIO of ManagementPlus. They took us inside the Salt Lake City-based company that’s been developing electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software solutions for eye-care professionals since 1995. Their customer base includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, optical shops and other eye-related professionals across the country. ManagementPlus’ products and services accommodate the full spectrum of eye-ca...

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ODBC Connectivity tips In my recent CodeRage X talk I presented many examples of ODBC connectivity. However, there was a some more I wanted to say, but did not have time to do so. So, below is that content. ODBC administrator has a 64 bit and 32 bit version on 64 bit versions of Windows. If you are using ODBC administrator from Control Panel, you are using the 64 bit version. To run the 32 bit version, you need to run c:\windows\syswow64\odbcad32.exe. The settings you make in the 64 bit or 32 bit version of ODBC ad...

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Installing InterBase XE7 on Linux     InterBase XE7 is a fast and lightweight database engine that runs on a variety of Operating Systems and devices. To find out more about InterBase XE7 click here

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