Pawel Glowacki: Delphi Programming

Paweł Głowacki works for Embarcadero Technologies (http://www.embarcadero.com) as European Technical Lead for Developer Tools. Previously, Paweł spent over 7 years working as a senior consultant and trainer for Delphi within Borland Education Services and CodeGear. As well as working with Embarcadero customers across the region, he also represents Embarcadero internationally as a conference and seminar speaker.


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Delphi and C++Builder Fest in Eindhoven Today Just back home from fabulous Delphi and C++Builder "The LAB" conference today in Eindhoven (the city of Philips), The Netherlands. What a day! Lots of programmers gathered to learn something new and get inspired! One photo is a thousand of words:-) The LAB conference started from few words from Raymond Horsten, who is owner and the main director of Barnsten, the company that represents Embarcadero to Benelux and France, and organized this great international event! After the keynote Jens Fu...

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"Expert Delphi" webinar replay - Part 2 As promised during the "Expert Delphi - Part 2" webinar yesterday, here is the webinar link replay Enjoy!...

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"Expert Delphi - Part 1" Webinar Replay Great thanks to all people that attended "Expert Delphi - Part 1" webinars in different time zones. It was a pleasure to give a taste of the first six chapters of the "Expert Delphi" book and walk you through selected demos! During webinars, I have promised to make the replay available. It is already available on YouTube. ...
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The LAB: Delphi and C++Builder conference, Sept 19th, NL Summer holiday is already over and traditionally September is a busy month for live and online events. In two weeks from today, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, there will be big The LAB international Delphi and C++Builder conference organised by Barnsten, Embarcadero partner for Benelux and France, in Evoluon in Eindhoven. This is a very nice location, quite close to the Eindhoven airport that looks a bit like a space saucer. Same place as last year. The LAB means that all attendees are enc...
Simulating Transparent Dialog on FireMonkey Mobile Delivering great user experience is probably one most important thing in app design. Certain ideas that seem to be easy to achieve in the conceptual phase of development, when an app is still a bunch of wireframes and sketches, could be more difficult to implement then expected. Today I was helping in providing the "transparent modal dialog" experience to an Android app. The idea is simple. Show the message box on the form and temporarily blur the current content, so the attention of the user i...

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Sencha aquired by Embarcadero (Idera) It was in the bus on Monday, on the last day of my summer vacation. Catching up with news on my phone that was switched off for the last two weeks. A thrilling news! IDERA acquires web application development provider Sencha Probably in the short term nothing will change in how Embarcadero and Sencha operates, but in the long term there could be some very interesting synergies between both product lines discovered!...

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Easy Add Custom Component Icons in Delphi I have just recently discovered a super easy way of adding custom icons to Delphi components. Traditionally you had to start from a rectangular bitmap of a specific size and color depth and then use Image Editor. This is documented in many places including Stackoverflow. After a little bit of googling I have come across another Stackoverflow post that inspired my to give it a try and do it simpler. I wanted to have a big image and not square. Google image search with proper property rights filt...
"Serverless Architectures on AWS" summer reading Summer is a great time to catch up with books that you have on your shelf, but do not have time to read. Obviously I would suggest starting from my recently released "Expert Delphi", but there are plenty of other interesting books to look at. I have recently bought printed (!) version of "Serverless Architectures on AWS" book by Peter Sbarski. "Serverless" is to me the biggest thing in years on the "server-side". No more thinking in terms of provisioning virtual machines in the cloud. The very ...

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My "Expert Delphi" book published! My "Expert Delphi" book has been published by PACKT Publishing and is currently available for a limited time for just $10 at https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/expert-delphi. The book is about how to become developer super hero and gain amazing productivity powers to develop stunning, native cross-platform mobile apps from the same codebase for Android and iOS! The foreword was written by David Intersimone and I'm very proud about it, because I have the deepest respect to...

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New CData FireDAC drivers It is very exciting time for Delphi and C++Builder developers! Embarcadero just announced partnership with CData to provide the whole suite of new FireDAC drivers that provide connectivity to major APIs and web services. The list of new FireDAC drivers is quite long and includes connectors to over 80 systems, like Amazon DynamoDB, SalesForce, Microsoft Dynamics, Google Big Query and many more. The coolest fact is that the connectivity is provided through FireDAC, which is the best data access f...

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