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Is It A Leap Year? Delphi and C++Builder VCL Apps Happy New Year 2016! And yes, 2016 is a leap year, so we all have an additional day for programming this year. Here are two VCL applications, one written using Delphi and one written using C++Builder. The projects have a simple VCL form (you can do the same using FireMonkey) with a TButton, a TDateTimePicker and a TShape. I want to color the shape red if the selected date in the calendar is not in a leap year and color the shape green if it the date is in a leap year.  Most every developer ...
The 2015 Embarcadero Year in Review by David I. 2015 was a huge year for Embarcadero, our developer tools and our worldwide developers and partners. We shipped two major releases of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. We delivered 52 Developer Skill Sprint webinars (6am, 11am and 5pm). CodeRage X for Delphi and C++Builder took place in October with more than 70 technical sessions. We moved forward to become part of Idera Software and keeping the Embarcadero brand name for the Developer tools and InterBase business. Most imp...
AppTethering blog posts to help you reuse and extend your existing projects Using app tethering, your VCL, FMX and console applications can easily: 1) Discover other applications that are using app tethering, running either on the same device as your application or on other connected devices. 2) Run actions remotely. An application can publish actions using app tethering. Then other applications can remotely invoke any of these actions on the former application. 3) Share data between applications. App tethering allows sharing of standard data types and st...
Merry Christmas to Software Developers Around the World Merry Christmas developers. I hope you have a wonderful day today. May your stocking be filled with perfect algorithms, efficient data structures, well designed objects and bug free applications. "Santa I" sends out big thanks to all of the Delphi and C++Builder developers who continue to join us on our journey into programming's future. 2015 was a great year for all of us. 2016 is going to be even more awesome for programming excellence. And if you received some holiday $'s in your stocking...
New DocWiki RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder Platform Status Page Our RAD Studio Development, QA, Documentation and Product Management teams have collaborated to create the new Embarcadero DocWiki RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder platform status page. The platform status page shows the supported platforms and operating systems for different RAD Studio versions covering Windows, OS X, iOS and Android platforms. A * (star) sign next to an operating system indicates that there is a known issue with that operating system and a corresponding RAD Studio versio...
The 2015 Hour of Code is here, with 191,000 events around the world! I just received the following email from Hadi Partovi from Code.Org. "The 2015 Hour of Code is here, with 191,000 events around the world!" Challenge yourself, your classroom, your child, or a friend to learn something new this week. Learn to code with Minecraft, Star Wars, or 50 other options for every age, from pre-readers to adults. Brooklyn and Chicago are going head-to-head in a competition to reach more students. In Nigeria and Syria, students are coding amidst the violence. Russia and It...
It's Computer Science Engineering Week 2015 - December 7 to 13! Each year, we celebrate Computer Science Education Week. There are events happening on and all over the world. Code.Org is encouraging everyone to spend an hour teaching others how to code. Apple is inviting kids to come into Apple stores to spend an hour coding. I am encouraging all of our developer customers to spend an hour with their kids, their local schools or the kids of family friends and spend an hour showing them how to write programs.  How to start? First Step - go to the Comput...
David I’s (@davidi99) Tweets of the Week - Nov 15-21, 2015 You can also now run managed backups on system databases. SQL Server 2016 now supports the simple recovery mode. http://buff.ly/1HrYbPL Join the conversation on our community site and find the latest Database News, Blog Posts, and Event Info: http://buff.ly/1MdmFhZ More InterBase connection strings than you shake a stick at! http://buff.ly/1SpHLy3 Apple's Tim Cook's email after Melbourne incident - "ensure all our customers are treated the way they should be." http://buff.ly/1MvTsPv RAD Solu...
Developer Skill Sprint: GPU Computing with OpenCL Unlock the power of your GPU from Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10 Seattle with OpenCL and this skill sprint. Live November 17th, 2015
CodeRage X videos now on Embarcadero's YouTube channel The CodeRage X videos for the Delphi/Object Pascal track and C++Builder/C++ track are available on the Embarcadero YouTube channel (embarcaderotechnet) for you to watch. The Object Pascal track videos are now available. Most of the C++ track videos are available (I have some final edits to do on the C++ code for 5 of the sessions).  You will find links to the videos using the following playlists. Delphi/Object Pascal Track playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwUPJvR...

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