Embarcadero Weekly Round-up for Developers – #6/2016




Embarcadero Weekly Round-up for Developers
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Embarcadero Announces Dedicated Developer Strategy

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 Delphi and C++, dedicating all of its product and engineering resources to support developers who build and maintain the world’s most critical enterprise applications. Read more >>



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This week’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Spotlight – Adriano Santos, Brazil

Each week we shine the spotlight on one of our global MVPs. This week we highlight Adriano Santos from Brazil. Adriano recently presented at the CodeRage Brazil online conference. Adriano also does training events and writes about Delphi programming. At CodeRage Adriano presented “Simplifique o MultiThreading com System.Threading para aplicações Mobile e Desktop” (“Simplify MultiThreading with System.Threading for Mobile and Desktop Apps”). His development, technology, platforms and product expertise includes: Delphi, FireMonkey, HTML5 Builder, ER/Studio, Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Microsoft SQL Server. Adriano is an expert in Component Development, DataSnap, FireDAC, InterBase, Firebird, SQLite and MySQL. You can find Adriano’s additional information, articles, blog posts, videos and developer community participation at




Paving the Way for Computer Education by Atanas Popov

On February 17th Embarcadero awarded a special education recognition to several districts in South Africa and high school students for their achievements in leveraging Delphi for Computer Education. It is a very proud moment when a company is able to support education at such scale. Of course there are other technology companies that do a lot for schools and it is fantastic to be in good company. However there are a few aspects that make this more remarkable. Read more >>


Spelunking Bluetooth Low Energy Devices by David I.

Learn you how to work with Bluetooth Low Energy based devices and how to develop multi-device applications that leverage devices that have standard and non-standard profiles, services and characteristics. Bluetooth Low Energy or Smart Bluetooth provides a new environment for devices with small amount of data to transfer and lower power consumption. GATT profiles are high level definitions that define how to use standard services in your applications. Blog post includes links to documentation, tutorials and sample code. Read more >>


New JSON Features in RAD Studio 10 “Seattle” Whitepaper by Pawel Glowacki

My recent “Learn New JSON Features in RAD Studio 10 Seattle” webinar attracted many attendees and I have got a number of emails with questions. The subject itself is very interesting so I have decided to write a proper whitepaper that covers everything that was demonstrated during the webinar. Read now >>



Using the MAIL CHIMP API to TARGET the Right Customers by Stephen Ball

Rather than building from scratch and having to become an expert in the world of email marketing, tracking, spam, and the best practices in that area I suggested looking at integrating a 3rd party email marketing software. This blog post shows you how to create a Delphi app that uses the Mail Chimp Api. The article includes component settings, source code and a how to video. Read more >>


Windows Shell Integration by Marco Cantu

Learn about Windows Shell Integration, including basic file system integration, taskbar buttons and jump lists, drag and drop from explorer and shell extensions. Resource links, video replay and sample code can be found in the blog post. Read more >>



Top Ten Ways to Monetize Windows 10 with RAD Studio

Your customers are already on Windows 10 or soon to be. Shouldn’t your apps be where your customers are? Embarcadero Technologies has put together a helpful top ten list to give you a snapshot of some revenue-generating things you can do with Windows 10 and RAD Studio 10 Seattle. Read more >>


Considerations on StackOverflow 2016 Developer Survey by Marco Cantu

The popular StackOverflow site has released the results of their developers survey. which includes some interesting information. In this blog post I want to share some considerations about the data, well-aware that the self-selected audience is very much geared towards web development or (to be more precise) full-stack developers. Read more >>



Developer Skill Sprints take place each Tuesday during March at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Daylight Time

Short, Cool, Quick Tips, Tricks and Techniques that will move your Windows 10 and Multi-Device Development to New Heights! Live sessions every Tuesday from January 5 – March 31, 2016. You can find the schedule and registration links on the Developer Skill Sprints landing page. Read more >>





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