InterBase Change Views Patent Granted

I’m pleased to announce that Embarcadero has been granted a patent for "Tracking change data in a database" that matches the architectural and implementation work done to implement Change Views in InterBase. The patent request was originally filed in 2014, in advance of the feature’s general availability in 2015. More information about the patent is available on Google’s Patents site at https://patents.google.com/patent/US10430403B2/ The Change Views feature was initially released in InterBase XE7 and continues to be a differentiating factor, and a feature that offers tremendous power in today’s distributed world, given remote clients like phones can easily access updated data (rather than refreshing an entire table) with greatly reduced bandwidth. This is done without writing significant custom application code or additional triggers and database instrumentation. You get the support for changes out of the box as part of the core database features –  offering easier and smoother operations and great performance. This is a unique implementation and offers InterBase a great advantage in many application scenarios focused on low-bandwidth remote data access. For more information about Change Views, please refer to this blog post by Stephen Ball, introducing the technology. For general information about InterBase refer to the product page. Notice that a new version, InterBase 2020, is currently in beta and will soon be released by Embarcadero. We continue to develop a portfolio of patents pertaining to Embarcadero Technology and pride ourselves on delivering unique capabilities to our users.   
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TMS certified consulting partner: Softacom

In our previous blog we presented our first consulting partner C-QUEL

Our second TMS certified consulting partner is
Softacom.

Company history:

The story of how Serge Pilko’s hatred of C ++ and Basic at school grew into a love of Delphi 3 at the university and in 2008 turned into the creation of his own company Softacom (Enterprise digital transformation & software modernization experts).

Softacom founder and CEO Serge Pilko (Embarcadero’s MVP / Delphi Evangelist), together with his team, is helping local companies and multinational enterprises digitally transform and upgrade legacy software.

Headquartered in the capital of Belarus (Eastern Europe), Softacom provides migration, integration, and reengineering of all types of software created using Delphi and .Net technologies. Companies around the world successfully grow their business with desktop, web and mobile applications designed and developed by professional business analysts and Softacom software developers.

Technologies used:

  • Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android
  • Databases: Firebird, Interbase, MS SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, SQLite
  • Components: TMS VCL Components, TMS WEB Components, FMX Components, FNC Components, TMS Business Tools, TMS Developer Tools

Examples of projects with TMS components:

  • Non-food store-oriented POS system software for the nationwide Microcom ApS, a provider of IT solutions and retail products, specializing in box and warehouse systems.

    Components used from TMS VCL UI Pack: TAdvDirectoryEdit, TAdvStringGrid, TAdvMainMenu, TAdvPanel, TAdvSmoothPanel, TAdvComboBox, TAdvPanelStyler, TAdvGridPrintSettingsDialog, TAdvSmoothCalculator, TAdvDateTimePicker, TDBAdvGrid.
  • An integrated software platform for analyzing thin films and controlling all spectroscopic ellipsometers and reflectometers for a leading global supplier of scientific instruments and optical components.

    Components used: TAdvTrackBar.
  • Development of a mobile application to conduct marketing programs, attract customers and increase sales of a large American chain of stores.

    Components used: TMS FMX UI Pack, TMS FMX iCL, TMS FMX WebGMaps, TMS FMX Cloud Pack.

    Tools: RAD Studio/Delphi/?++ Builder (Firemonkey and VCL), Ms Visual Studio (.NET/WinForms/WPF/ASP.NET, etc.), Angular, Node.js, Vue.js, Android Studio

TMS Partnership:

TMS Software and Softacom is a successful collaboration consisting of their expert development of components on the part of TMS Software and their expert use in their projects on legacy software migration by Softacom.
In addition, Bruno and Serge are productively creating a series of webinars on topics related to component-based software development with Delphi.

(Serge Pilko at TMS software main office, Belgium)

Did you know …

… that in the Republic of Belarus at the moment Serge Pilko is the only person who has the status of Embarcadero’s MVP?

Final quote:

Going forward, do not hold on to the legacy, but do not give it up so quickly.
If you do not know what to do with your legacy in software, Softacom knows the answer!

Softacom doesn’t give up on clients’ legacy projects,
Softacom injects new life and power into them when it’s possible.

Visit the partners landing page for more information and details!

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When the Delphi IDE gets slow…

A few tips for when the Delphi IDE gets slow, try these step by step: Install Delphi Fix-Pack by Andreas Hausladen (a.k.a. Andy) Disable “Error Insight” Disable or install LiveBindings related packages The first can be hard to find as his site disallows search engine indexing, but I’ve written about it before site:wiert.me delphi fixpack andy. […] … Read More

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TMS Training Days 2019: Introduction speaker 3

Bruno Fierens

  • Studied civil electronic engineering at university of Ghent, Belgium (1987-1992).
  • Started a career as R&D digital hardware engineer at Barco Graphics Belgium designing with FPGA, VHDL, graphic processors, PCI, Silicon Graphics add-on boards, high-end printer controllers,…
  • Began writing software in Turbo Pascal 3.0 since 1987 and used all Borland Pascal and all Delphi versions since then.
  • Founded TMS software in 1996, developing VCL components starting with Delphi 1.
  • TMS software became Borland Technology Partner in 1998 and developed Delphi Informant award-winning grid & scheduling components.
  • From 2011 FireMonkey cross platform components,targetting Windows, macOS, Android, iOS.
  • In 2016, TMS software launched FNC, a framework neutral component architecture enabling to use UI controls in VCL,FMX & LCL apps
  • In 2018, TMS software launched TMS WEB Core, a framework for creating rich web clients using ObjectPascal
  • Currently doing and managing VCL, FMX, Web, .NET, IoT, LCL, REST, node.js development.
  • Is a regular speaker at conferences (Be-Delphi, DelphiTage, ITDevCon, CodeWay Tour, EKON, DevTracks, SDN, ..).
  • Available for consulting & custom project development.
  • Bruno Fierens was titled Embarcadero MVP since 2012.
  • Special area of interest are user interfaces design, UX, RAD software development, hardware/electronics.

Sessions at TMS Dev Intensive:

Session 1:

The latest advancements & directions for VCL controls

In this session, Bruno Fierens will discuss the latest state and further planned advancements for VCL UI controls in the TMS VCL UI Pack and other products with respect to handling per monitor high DPI and using the controls in applications using VCL Styles versus using the TMS Office & Windows styles.

Session 2:

TMS WEB Core v1.3

The new features and capabilities of the TMS WEB Core framework for building modern web application clients, installable clients for mobile devices and cross-platform desktop applications will be detailed.
In this session you’ll see the latest new & powerful capabilities to use cloud data, bind to HTML templates, use push notifications, encryption, local file access and more…

Leave a comment down below!

Excited to meet the founder of TMS Software in person?

Tell him how much you like his new product TMS WEB Core, in the comments section!

Reminder

Did you reserve your seat already?

Don’t wait till last minute and get your seat for either the TMS Business Masterclass, TMS Dev Intensive day or both days!

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TMS Training Days 2019: Introduction speaker 2

Holger Flick

Since 1996, Dr. Holger Flick has been using Delphi as his primary development platform and has been an active member of the community. He studied computer science at Dortmund University and later wrote his dissertation at the Ruhr University in Bochum in the field of telemedicine. For his passion for and knowledge of Delphi he was awarded the “Delphi MVP” moniker in 2016.

In 2019, Holger moved to the United States of America (USA) and established his new company FlixEngineering LLC. The company focuses on consulting, training and software development using object-oriented programming languages like Delphi, C#, Swift, and Objective-C.

Holger is part of the TMS Software family providing his expertise as Evangelist and QA Engineer.

Session at TMS Business Masterclass:

Many frameworks, many platforms: TMS has all the tools. You’ve read it many times, but how do all these technologies fit together?

This session will give an example how you can build a database application for multiple desktop and mobile platforms as well as for the web using the same database backend. It will also provide an overview of the technologies that are available from the TMS toolbox and will hand you key pointers how to pick the right one for the task you need to achieve. In short, you will get a hands-on example that covers TMS XData, TMS RemoteDB, TMS Web Core, VCL, and FNC.

Leave a comment down below!

Have you seen Holgers useful videos on our YouTube channel?

Do you need tips on a specific component? You like our videos and want more?

Comment below and tell Holger how much you appreciate his work!

Ask your question or share your opinion / experiences about our products.

Reminder

Did you reserve your seat already?

Don’t wait till last minute and get your seat for either the TMS Business Masterclass, TMS Dev Intensive day or both days!

Stay tuned for more….

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TMS certified consulting partner: C-QUEL

As announced in May 2019, we’ve started our network of TMS certified consulting partners to make development easier for you. These are partner companies we know, have a long term relationship with and that we know have deep and expert level knowledge in Delphi and our TMS software component products.

We want to introduce our partners to you, who they are and what they can possibly do for you! Our first partner is C-QUEL

Company history:

It all started in 1984 where Filip learned to code in Turbo Pascal, and with the birth of C-Quel 30 years later in 2014.

C-Quel is located in the northern region of Belgium, near the Dutch and German border. A small team of high skilled Delphi (and Pascal) addicts convert every idea into a great digital tool.
Uniqueness of C-Quel is that we understand the “art” of listening. We don’t live by the clock, we don’t have business hours but live by the credo “Solution Driven Software”.

Technologies used:

  • Tools: Delphi – Free Pascal – Angular – FireMonkey – Swift
  • Platforms: Windows – Linux – macOS (and of course all mobile platforms)
  • Databases: Firebird – PostgreSQL – MS SQL Server – Pervasive DBMS – SQLite
  • Components: TMS VCL Components – TMS FNC Components – TMS WEB Core – TMS Aurelius
  • Lots of custom development: e.g. Belgoprocess (nuclear waste management) – General Lease (biggest Belgian lease company)

TMS Partnership:

Partnering with TMS was rather obvious because C-Quel and TMS Software are complementary. TMS builds the tools, C-Quel builds the solution. Not only Delphi development is important, but also the Delphi developer. That’s why Bruno & Filip started Be-Delphi… and as we all know: Be-Delphi is the place to be for all of your Delphi development – questions – tips & tricks – examples – tools – etc.

Did you know…

…that 66% of the Belgian Embarcadero MVP’s consists of TMS and C-Quel team members?

Finally:

If you have a Delphi problem… if no one else can help… you can find us… maybe you can hire… C-Quel

We plan for extending our network of consulting partners in the coming months and years. If your organisation is interested in becoming such partner, feel free to reach out & discuss.

Visit the partners landing page for more information and details!

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RAD StudioにおけるiOS 13ならびにAndroid 64-bitへの対応

モバイルを取り巻く環境は、日々変化しています。9月19日にリリースされたiOS 13では、システム全体に対してダークテーマの導入が行われました。現在、DelphiやC++Builderを含む多くのソフトウェアアプリケーションでは、ライトテーマとダークテーマの切り替えオプションを用意しています。ダークテーマは、夜間や暗い場所での作業を好むユーザーに対して、よりよいエクスペリエンスを提供するものです。(read more)
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