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Marco is a RAD Studio Product Manager at Embarcadero Technologies, a best-selling Delphi books author, and a Delphi guru. Read More.


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RAD Studio May 2017 Roadmap and Commentary

Over the last week, Embarcadero published a new official RAD Studio roadmap and an additional blog post with Product Manager comments and further information. -- Read blog post.



New FireDAC Database Status Page

Our doc team has just added a new page to the Status Wiki covering the versions of the databases FireDAC officially supports. -- Read blog post.

Speaking at ADUG 2017 Symposium Next Week (and Visiting Australia)

Next week on Thursday and Friday I'll be speaking at the ADUG Symposium in Brisbane and Melbourne. I'll stop by in Syndey before that -- open to having a chat with customer and friends. -- Read blog post.

Delphi Web Razor Scripting Webinar on Thursday

Thursday May 4th (that is, in 2 days) I'll give the webinar on Razor Scripting with Delphi WebBroker, introducing the open source library I wrote (with help of a few others). The same day is also Star Wars Day. -- Read blog post.



Delphi Relax Web Scripting on Linux

I've finished porting my Delphi Relax web scripting library to RAD Studio 10.2, adding Linux support. I've also created a new small and focused Linux demo I plan expanding soon. -- Read blog post.

Linux ClientDataSet libmidas.so Now Available

The libmidas.so library required to use the ClientDataSet component on Linux is now available for download. -- Read blog post.

RAD Studio 2017 Themes and Developers Survey

With 10.2 Tokyo shipping, we have renewed our focus to future plans. The RAD Studio PM team has published a summary of the themes for this and the next year, and opened our yearly developers survey to our customers asking input for our future plans and validation of some ideas we are exploring. -- Read blog post.



Windows 10 Creators Update and Delphi 10.2

Today Microsoft shipped Windows 10 Creators Update. I installed it and also did some testing of the Bash shell. From the Delphi perspective, of course. -- Read blog post.

Deploying Files (and PAServer) to Linux via WinSCP

I'm a longtime fan and user of WinSCP. It is great for direct deployment of files (including executable files build in Delphi) to Linux. But it also help deploying PAServer. -- Read blog post.

New Warnings, Illegal Casts, and other Delphi compiler changes in 10.2 Tokyo

While there is no significant new Delphi language feature -- but a brand new Delphi compiler for Linux -- the 10.2 version has a few changes worth mentioning. Also because they can be causing issues when compiling existing code that has borderline code. -- Read blog post.