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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct9 - Using a SQLite database in VCL and FMX apps RAD Studio XE3 now supports using SQLite (version 3.x) databases in your Delphi and C++Builder VCL (Windows) and FireMonkey (Windows and Mac) applications. To connect to a SQLite database, you use the same dbExpress framework components (TSQLConnection and TSQLQuery) that you use for other SQL databases.   This short video shows you how to use the SQLite console application to create a database and then use dbExpress components, the LiveBindings Wizard and LiveBinding Designer to create a FireM...
More reasons to upgrade to RAD Studio XE2 - LiveBindings example projects Delphi and C++Builder have provided component based connections to databases ever since their first versions.  Using the VCL we've provided data bound components for the common user interface elements you want for your desktop and client server applications.  You can also always write a line or two of code to connect data to any other VCL component.  In RAD Studio XE2 we've introduced a new mechanism, called LiveBindings, to easily connect data (datasets, datasources, objects and methods) to VCL...
Back from my World and Texas RAD Studio XE2 tours - Webinars Tuesday (tomorrow) I am finally back in my Scotts Valley office today after three weeks on the road visiting with great developers on three continents and on the Internet.  Many thanks to all of you that spent your valuable time with me and all of the other RAD Studio XE2 World Tour evangelists.  Just want to remind you that there are only 4 more days until the end of September.  If there was a special offer at a tour stop, now is the time to use it before it goes away.  There are several ways to buy - all of the ...

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CodeRage 6 Call for Papers is now open! We've been working on CodeRage 6 planning since the Spring. Now we've set the CodeRage 6 date and the call for papers is now open. This will be our sixth annual online conference with exciting and helpful content offered specifically for software developers. CodeRage 6 will take place online during the week of October 17-21, 2011. You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as a speaker at CodeRage 6. Please submit an abstract for each of your proposed presentations. Attendees h...

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Want more...Languages I recently re-watched "The Lord of the Rings" (LOTR) movie trilogy. Remember the LOTR phrase, "One Ring To Rule Them All"?  Could there ever be "One Programming Language To Rule Them All" (OPLTRTA)?  In the early years of our industry there were loads of new languages appearing each year (History of Programming Languages).  There were also attempts to create best of all worlds programming languages.  PL/I was an attempt to take parts of ALGOL, FORTRAN, COBOL, and added numerous data types, dynam...

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Special product offers for Developers during March 2011 I continue to hear from developers who tell me that they either didn't hear about previous Embarcadero product  special offers or couldn't take advantange of them at the time.   Here is a month of opportunities for all of you. There are four special offers that are available until the end of March 2011 for developers using Embarcadero  tools.  Thirty one days to take advantage of savings on our developer and database tools. Here are the currently available offers that end March 31st. Up...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 22 - T minus 3 days December 22 - 3 days until Christmas.  I can almost hear the reindeer on my roof. I am out of the office, now, until after the first of the year.  But, that doesn't mean that I am off the computer, off email or off my blog.  No matter where I am in the world, I can almost always stay connected to the development world. We're past the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere. Christmas is just around the corner. On Demand Webinar Replays If you have time off too, you might consider usi...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 16 - T minus 9 days December 16 - 9 more days until it's Christmas!  We are now in the single digits countdown to Christmas Day.  You still have plenty of time to get your shopping done (especially if you do it online -perhaps using one of our Embarcadero Shop Sites), fill those stockings with stuffers and send out those holiday eCards, eMails and even real stamped cards.  I've been doing my other temporary job, Santa Claus, in San Francisco (yesterday) and today in Scotts Valley.  It's so much fun to see the ki...

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Developer Christmas Countdown - December 15 - T minus 10 days December 15 - Ten days to go!  Computer Science Education Week, SigCSE 2011, Grace Hopper Women in Computer Science Computer Science Education Week took place December 5-11.  The week is focused on spreading the message that computer science is vital to a successful education no matter what  career or industry you take part in.  Computers are at the center of our modern economy.   Just teaching math and science is not enough.   From the CSEdWeek web site - "Computer Science Education Week (CS...
Developer Christmas Countdown - December 14 - T minus 11 days December 14 - Developer Christmas Gifts, Developer Solutions Conference Las Vegas Feb 8-10 Have you done all your Christmas shopping? We've now passed three cyber Mondays since the traditional Thanksgiving start of the Christmas season here in the US. There still is time to buy gifts for your developer friends and family. Might I suggest a Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism and RadPHP stocking stuffer? Or maybe you enjoy geek gifts and funny looking thumb drives?  You might consider giving that...

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