Embarcadero Weekly Round-up for Developers – #12/2016




Embarcadero Weekly Round-up for Developers


This week’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Spotlight – Nick Hodges


Nick is a software developer at heart. He’s been a Pascal/Delphi developer for over twenty years, and still thinks that Delphi is the best development tool out there. Nick loves to read programming books, attend conferences, and watch cool videos about new programming techniques. Nick is the author of two great Delphi programming books:Coding in Delphi and More Coding in Delphi







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Weak and Unsafe Interface References in Delphi 10.1 Berlin by Marco Cantù

Delphi 10.1 Berlin adds a couple of features to the Delphi language, bridging gaps between platforms and extending the Win32/Win64 interface reference model. This is not the only change to the language, but clearly the most relevant one.






Customizing the style for a user interface control in RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin by Sarina Dupont

I recently received a question from a customer on how to best customize a style for a specific component, and I thought I’d cover the steps in a blog post. In this tutorial, we are going to change the background color of TGroupBox…






Interbase Array Fields and FireDAC by Stephen Ball

The IoT Award Winning database InterBase, has for a long time supported the ability to store data in an array field type. This was originally introduced as a new field type to reduce API calls and speed up data write time for a specific Boeing project many years ago.






RAD Studio Quality Report for 10.1 Berlin by Marco Cantù

The release of RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin marks another step towards improving the overall product quality and the company process of managing customer reported issues.






Quick Tip: Implement Zoom In Virtual TreeView Using CTRL+ / CTRL-by Žarko Gajić

Even though all applications have some visual way (track bars mainly) to zoom in/out their display – all also support zooming by using (standard?) keyboard shortcuts. CTRL+Plus to increase the font size, CTRL+Minus to decrease. Am not sure if you know, but Delphi IDE unit editor also has this feature.






Buffering the File Stream in Delphi / C++ Builder by Stephen Ball

Part of the very fast FireDAC database component library is TFDFileStream, a class that allows high performance access to trace files, text data file reading, SQL Script file reading and data serialization to file. Well, it seems it was too good to keep hidden and with the release of 10.1 Berlin, this has been moved from FireDAC.Stan.Util to System.Classes and has been renamed to TBufferedFileStream.






Parnassus Software’s Navigator and Bookmarks now available for 10.1 Berlin

Don’t know what these are? They’re plugins (add-ons) for Delphi and C++Builder. Bookmarks replaces the IDE’s inbuilt bookmarks and gives you an unlimited number, a single shortcut key, a dockable window listing all bookmarks, stack or ‘caret’ bookmarks, and more. Navigator is code navigation done right: press a key and all useful parts of your unit are shown, and as you typed the list is filtered…






Mitov Software libraries for Delphi and C++ Builder 10.1 Berlin

Here is a pre-release version of all the Mitov Software libraries for Delphi and C++ Builder 10.1 Berlin. The official release will be available in few days with support for XE8 and 10 Seattle as well.






FireMonkey Premium Styles Pack is available for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin customers

Customize your multi-device applications with nine premium FireMonkey styles. Choose from Jet, Sterling, Diamond, Emerald Crystal, Emerald Dark, Coral Crystal, Coral Dark, Vapor, Copper, Copper Dark and Radiant styles, optimized for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac application development.






RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin FireMonkey Accessibility Pack is available for customers

The Accessibility Library supports the JAWS screen reader on Windows and the VoiceOver screen reader on Mac OS X.






ElevateDB 2.24 Released with RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin Support

ElevateDB 2.24 is now available for download. If you’re an existing customer, then you should be receiving an email shortly with download instructions.






The RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin April 21, 2016 Launch Webinar Replay is now available on the Embarcadero YouTube channel

RAD Studio Product Managers Marco Cantu and Sarina Dupont cover the overall product directions and provide technical details on the new product features. See how RAD Studio works with and will continue extending its support for Windows 10, multi-device development, enterprise development and the Internet of Things. The webinar also includes technical Delphi and C++ demos and a Q&A session.






RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder “How To” (quick) videos on the Embarcadero YouTube channel (EmbarcaderoTechNet)

Short how-to videos for working with Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and InterBase.








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