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links.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9AD83307-84FF-DB11-86C3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and Ruby, Recent Links</title><link>delphi_ruby_links</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-11T08:35:20.774</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-11T08:35:20.774</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some news and links on Delphi and Ruby and the coming CodeGear Ruby tools...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A097C707-C4C0-DB11-9310-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 for Win32 and Delphi for PHP on InfoWorld</title><link>delphi2007_php_infoworld</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-20T15:58:02.346</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-20T10:32:12.971</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An article on 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Wizards</title><link>my_delphi_wizards</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-26T18:18:41.592</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-26T18:18:41.591</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>For the SDC conference, I recently got back working on a set of wizards I built with Delphi's Open Tools API (OTA). How should I make the code available?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0A8B3008-EBAE-DC11-940D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 62/113: IsPointerToObject</title><link>handbook_note_62</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-20T12:17:00.631</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-20T12:10:56.343</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 62 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BA693F08-9295-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>It's Delphi Birthday</title><link>its_delphi_birthday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-14T16:27:40.274</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-14T16:27:40.274</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It's Delphi Birthday today, given it was introduced on February 14th 1995. And the product is now growing into the multi-device space, offering a unique solution for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA8C5E08-56E3-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Pictures of Ankara Delphi XE2 Event</title><link>pictures_anakra_xe2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-20T07:06:05.134</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-20T07:06:05.133</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few pictures of Ankara and the XE2 event, from my phone </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{18EE5F08-8DAB-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Migrate Legacy Windows XP Applications Now</title><link>migrate_legacy_xp_app</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-14T16:52:51.475</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-14T16:31:57.201</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the drivers of my webinar next week on "Modernize Your Windows Applications" is the end of support for Windows XP, now less than a month away. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E1C8108-1763-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Mobile Preview in XE5 Update 2</title><link>fmx_mobile_preview_xe5upd2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-12T10:44:27.449</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-12T10:44:27.449</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The first hidden gem in Delphi XE5 Update 2 is the Mobile Preview.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C4BDB08-8182-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE5 Hotfix 4 Has New reFind</title><link>xe5_hotfix4_refind</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-21T09:57:57.300</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-21T09:57:57.300</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released hotfix 4 for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5 Update 2. It contains the updated reFind that was supposed to ship in Update 2.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2234FD08-CDD4-DC11-A605-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Debugging .Net Source Code in CodeGear RAD Studio</title><link>debugging_dotnet_source_radstudio</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-06T18:07:24.192</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-06T18:07:24.192</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Thanks to the brand new NetMassDownloader utility, I've been able to access to the .NET framework source code and debug it in the Delphi .NET personality of CodeGear RAD Studio IDE.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0E9C4709-9FE2-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>XE2 in Milan and Rome This Week</title><link>xe2_milan_rome_this_week</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-19T09:16:06.151</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-19T09:16:06.150</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This week the XE2 World Tour comes to Italy, with stops in Milan and Rome. I'll be there presenting FireMonkey.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{58597009-9C7D-DC11-8E7D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 23/113: XDoc Template for Help Insight</title><link>handbook_note_23</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-18T19:13:24.115</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-18T19:13:24.115</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 23 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{204A8F09-FD95-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Everything (Delphi) XE Demo</title><link>everything_xe_demo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-13T21:12:49.850</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-13T21:12:49.850</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A demo showcasing many new features of recent versions of Delphi. The program translated a text, creates some graphic out of it, posts it on Azure. The code shows JSON, Unicode, Azure, Anonymous threads, JPEG, and Direct2D in action in Delphi XE.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BEDEBF09-F270-DA11-A89C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Components I Use</title><link>delphicomps</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-12-24T01:31:31.051</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-12-20T02:05:44.789</created><monthcreated>2005-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I don't use many Delphi components and third party libraries, but here is my list anyway.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E6663A0A-FB96-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi 2006 Book</title><link>italianbook2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-06T11:33:11.606</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-06T11:33:11.606</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Italian edition of Mastering Borland Delphi 2005 is shipping, with extra material on Delphi 2006.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0ADE750A-13D7-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2008</title><link>year_cities_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-31T09:42:29.734</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-31T09:41:16.396</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Like I did over the last two years, this is a list of cities I've been to in 2008.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D241C10A-401F-E211-9A6E-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>ITDevCon 2012 Pictures</title><link>itdevcon_2012_pictures</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-29T17:14:07.297</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-26T07:58:03.698</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here is a very short summary (mostly through pictures) of the ITDevCon conference last week in Verona, Italy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DC854F0B-2B10-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Building a Tweet of the Day Application</title><link>building_tweet_day_app</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-14T01:15:20.134</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-14T01:15:20.134</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've spend some time (but still too little) to build my Tweet of the Day application. Here are some elements.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80AE840B-E935-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi in the Trenches?</title><link>trenches</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-06T00:57:34.190</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-06T00:39:49.833</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some developers posted in my blog talkback that Delphi is so behind VS and will never catch up. I disagree...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E841D50B-A48E-DE11-A709-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>How to Stop W32/Induc-A Virus (or the Delphi Virus)</title><link>stopping_delphi_virus</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-22T01:38:34.496</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-22T01:38:34.496</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While information about the W32/Induc-A Virus (or Delphi Virus) keep spreading, it might be worth focusing on how to stop the virus from spreading.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C421DD0B-8C93-DD11-A142-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>SDN: Nick Refers to Delphi Prism</title><link>nick_announces_delphi_prism</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-06T16:04:04.248</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-06T11:58:39.880</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As the SDN conference in the Netherlands, Delphi product manager Nick Hodges made a public reference to a new project, Delphi Prism</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C56F70B-2FDF-DB11-A33F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi for PHP Versus Kylix</title><link>delphi_php_kylix</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-31T05:02:11.789</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-31T05:02:11.789</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you are probably already aware of, Delphi for PHP is now shipping. And CodeGear has a new logo. But my comments drift towards Kylix. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{56142A0C-E54C-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EuroDevCon and Firebird Conference</title><link>eurodevcon_firebird</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-09-26T00:38:58.544</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-26T00:38:58.544</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The European Borland/DevCo Conference starts tomorrow... while another interesting conference in Europe covers the Firebird Database next month.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C722A0C-78BF-DF11-85B1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Launch Paris</title><link>delphi_xe_launch_paris</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-13T21:06:13.699</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-13T21:06:13.699</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last Thursday I was in Paris for the Delphi XE launch, part of a number of Delphi presentations in France called "Codeway Tour".</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E6C320C-6086-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Speaking at SDN Conference 2008 in the Netherlands</title><link>speaking_sdn_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-19T18:26:41.663</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-19T18:24:19.249</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be speaking at the SDN Conference 2008 , taking place October 6th and 7th in Noordwijkerhout (not far from Amsterdam).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{08D97C0C-65AB-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Native Code: Fast or Reliable?</title><link>delphi_native_code</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-06T10:32:26.758</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-05T19:23:30.513</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi for Win32 is a tool focused on native code. Delphi compiled programs are fast... but does this really matter? In my view, reliability and stability are more important.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C71E00C-8A74-DB11-9A27-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear, more info</title><link>codegear2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-15T10:32:34.819</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-15T10:32:34.819</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few more blog entires, with limited new information.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6832E30C-1162-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio Wins DeveloperWeek 2013 Award</title><link>radstuio_developerweek2013</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-01-19T08:28:08.870</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-01-19T08:28:08.869</created><monthcreated>2013-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>RAD Studio Wins the Developer Week 2013 Award as Top Innovator in the category Developer Tools. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8816A0D-ED7B-DC11-BE5C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 21/113: GetClipboardContents Template Script</title><link>handbook_note_21</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-16T15:40:07.812</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-16T15:40:07.812</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 21 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA0B8A0D-6713-DC11-8892-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 Special Thanks</title><link>delphi2007thanks</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-05T15:21:09.470</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-05T15:21:09.470</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I bumped into this hidden Delphi 2007 dialog with special thanks to a group of great Delphi developers who helped CodeGear.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BE97370E-D059-DE11-B48D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Twittering Along</title><link>twittering_along</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-15T19:50:20.460</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-15T19:50:20.459</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm doing more experiments with Twitter (all via Delphi), which I find more and more interesting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C51250F-2982-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CF and Apache Compression Blues</title><link>cfapache</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-11T00:19:37.844</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-11T00:19:37.844</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've made progress in my .NET CF application that reads compressed remote data via HTTP... but, boy, it is tough!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE47590F-3DEC-E111-B16D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Introducing XE3 Video and World Tour Information</title><link>introducing_xe3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-08-23T10:17:16.744</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-08-22T09:52:12.594</created><monthcreated>2012-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today is the official debut (not the release!) of Embarcadero XE3 product line, including Delphi XE3. There is a video, and several blog posts by attendees of the early World Tour events. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80F1660F-E5AC-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Mobile Apps Update Rate</title><link>2014_march_mobile_update</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-16T08:57:50.916</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-16T08:57:50.916</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Compared to the slow uptake of desktop applications, mobile users update very fast, due to store management and notifications.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{106A800F-4CED-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Whitepaper #5: DataSnap 2009</title><link>d2009_whitepaper5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-28T23:23:55.251</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-28T17:18:55.968</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has published on their Developer Network web site the fifth and last of a series of white papers I wrote, covering DataSnap 2009.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{88A2CA0F-BED9-DE11-BEC3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>eHandbooks Discount Code</title><link>ehandbooks_discount_code</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-25T16:05:15.317</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-25T13:41:37.909</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The coupon for the PDF of Delphi 2007 and 2009 Handbooks I mentioned in the previous post was incorrect.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{82F7CB0F-BFC3-DA11-A66C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borland Developers Conference Survey</title><link>borcon_survey</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-04T11:51:00.532</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-04T11:51:00.532</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Borland/DevCo is asking you about their next conference...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{96DD2D10-F6C0-DB11-934E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear Announces Delphi 2007 and Delphi for PHP</title><link>codegear_delphi2007_delphiphp</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-20T16:35:21.418</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-20T16:35:21.418</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After so many speculations, here is the official announcement of Delphi 2007 for Win32 and Delphi for PHP.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA9D5110-CEB5-DA11-91C0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi, Roadmaps, Marketing, and Tech Magazines (on the Verge)</title><link>delphiroadmapsmagazines</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-20T11:02:43.219</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-17T17:29:04.086</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A summary of recent Delphi and non-Delphi news, blended together in a single end-of-week post.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6621A110-1113-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear New Site and David I Interview with Me</title><link>newsite_interview</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-26T01:04:23.957</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-26T00:03:04.838</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has a new design for all of its web sites and Developer Network hosts a video interview of David I with me, captured live 2 days ago.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2E7B5F11-826D-DB11-9F6D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Kylix from Inside (by Michael Swindell)</title><link>kylix_inside</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-06T12:09:53.415</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-06T12:09:53.415</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In a set of newsgroup posts, DevCo Product Manager Michael Swindell tells us a lot about the internals of the Kylix project.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{30E66C11-5C53-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2012</title><link>year_cities_2012</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-31T15:31:25.828</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-31T15:31:25.828</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Keeping up with a tradition of this blog, here is my 2012 seen through the cities I've been to, for work or vacation (but mostly for work).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E66A8211-1E4C-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Visiting Alabama</title><link>visiting_alabama</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-01-31T15:36:01.044</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-01-31T15:36:01.043</created><monthcreated>2012-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been on a trip to the US last week, and quite busy, so I didn't post to the blog for quite long. Trying to catch up now, but first a short summary of the trip.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{02B0AD11-E74F-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Fix Vista with... Marketing</title><link>fix_vista_marketing</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-12T10:07:45.132</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-12T10:07:45.132</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>True to its own idea that Vista is a perfect product, Microsoft plans "improving" it with a large marketing push.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{74EA0812-B024-E211-9A6E-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>David I's 31 Videos in October</title><link>davidi_31videos_october</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-02T05:47:49.778</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-02T05:47:49.778</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>David I made it: In the past month he delivered a RAD Studio XE3 video each day, for a total of 31. Check them out.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C42F0C12-C57E-DF11-BBD6-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Training in Kuwait</title><link>delphi_training_kuwait</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-23T13:30:09.579</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-23T13:30:09.579</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This week (and the next) I'm doing Delphi training to a group of developers in Kuwait City. Here are some impressions. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA591012-C2D4-DC11-861E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 91/113: No Enumerator for TDBXReader</title><link>handbook_note_91</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-06T15:48:38.298</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-06T15:48:38.297</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 91 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BE652912-30A4-DE11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Sorry Adobe, What Are You Asking For?</title><link>sorry_abode_asking</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-18T10:53:09.927</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-18T10:53:09.927</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nice empty dialog from Adobe Reader on Windows 7.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{ECDB5612-594E-DF11-9BA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero Delphi Evenings.... at Delphi Developer Days</title><link>embarcadero_delphi_evenings</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-23T00:19:03.218</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-23T00:19:03.218</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Anders Ohlsson and David I will host three "Embarcadero Delphi Evenings" at the locations of our Delphi Developer Days events in the US (Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EE558912-B96A-DC11-B0F5-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 11, Day 1</title><link>ekon11_day1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-24T18:21:43.117</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-24T18:21:43.117</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>First day at the EKON 11 conference has been a tutorials day.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6001A612-8A33-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More Old Videos (with Zack and David I)</title><link>more_old_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-24T18:08:48.538</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-24T18:08:48.538</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've found another couple of old Turbo Pascal and Turbo C++ videos on YouTube.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D23DC812-63F4-DE11-883C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2009</title><link>year_cities_2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-29T11:37:35.199</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-29T11:37:35.199</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Like I did over the last three years, this is a list of cities I've been to in 2009.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F616E112-D6EC-DA11-95C9-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Suggesting DevCo Name</title><link>devco_name</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-29T10:18:38.327</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-26T19:04:17.694</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>DevCo is looking for a name... and suggestions. Name debate is hot!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{52C22613-B6A4-DC11-9FA9-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 54/113: Donate to FastMM4</title><link>handbook_note_54</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-07T12:24:02.778</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-07T12:24:02.778</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 54 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{46984B13-65AB-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Language for Mobile Development Paper</title><link>delphi_language_mobile_wp</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-04-22T16:13:50.155</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-04-22T16:13:50.155</created><monthcreated>2013-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My Delphi Language for Mobile Development white paper is now available as a free download.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2CAE7713-930F-E211-AA81-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Razor Extensions</title><link>delphi_razor_extensions</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-06T09:16:51.035</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-06T09:16:51.034</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week I committed a few extensions to Delphi Razor, the open source server side HTML scripting engine tied to Delphi and part of my overall Delphi Relax framework.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{26C48B13-A59E-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2006</title><link>year_cities_2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-08T00:40:31.023</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-08T00:39:54.196</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've seen a few blog posts with this theme... and found it interesting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{38390314-CD82-DF11-BBE8-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Numbers, Trends, and Delphi</title><link>microsoft_numbers_trends_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-28T20:59:57.503</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-28T16:25:42.412</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last a few days debate has ranged about "Microsoft Numbers", an interesting debate from many perspectives, including Delphi's one. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{820E0714-55ED-E211-A41C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Migrating My Code Repository</title><link>migrating_code_repository</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-07-15T13:52:15.820</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-07-15T13:52:15.820</created><monthcreated>2013-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've migrated my code repository as the older service I was using was discontinued. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E582814-53E0-DB11-8A7D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Newsgroups Stats</title><link>delphi_newsgroups_stats</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-01T15:23:03.613</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-01T15:23:03.612</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Asked by a friend, I've collected some stats from the visits on my web front end to Delphi newsgroups, delphi.newswhat.com.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CA406414-95D5-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Discount for Training with Myself And Cary Jensen</title><link>discount_training_myself_jensen</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-29T13:21:20.763</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-29T11:57:49.996</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm organizing with Cary Jensen a two days / two cities event called Delphi Developer Days for the spring 2009 in the US. There is a 25% discount if you register before the end of the year...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5A479114-6A98-DC11-8D35-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 42/113: Reusing Keywords</title><link>handbook_note_42</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-21T20:54:20.814</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-21T20:54:20.813</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 42 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{585ABD14-52C3-DC11-A8C6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 79/113: Unicode</title><link>handbook_note_79</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-15T15:11:34.858</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-15T11:17:05.822</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 79 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1245E514-69EA-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Pictures of Milan Delphi XE2 Event</title><link>pictures_milan_xe2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-29T07:08:49.716</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-29T07:08:49.716</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A set of pictures of the event in Milan last week (taken by Paolo Rossi).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EA9C7815-2667-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>reFind and BDE Migration in Delphi XE5</title><link>refind_and_bde_migration</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-17T16:23:26.434</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-17T16:23:26.434</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi XE5 shipped with a smart search and replace tool, further enhanced in Update 2, and now coming also with a BDE to FireDAC components migration script.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{705A8A15-95FA-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage6 Third Day</title><link>coderage6_third_day</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-19T21:20:19.719</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-19T21:20:19.718</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Less activity for me today at CodeRage, but I did attend a few sessions. And here are some more links, code downloads and extra information.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{92B69E15-6324-DE11-9948-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Beta of DelphiFeeds and new Eureka Blog</title><link>beta_delphifeeds_eureka_blog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-08T19:49:03.059</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-08T19:49:03.059</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As probably know by now a new version of the popular delphifeeds.com site is available. Also my friends at EurekaLog are now blogging.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0A78C715-047D-DC11-90B0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Enumerators and Nested Types</title><link>enumerators_nested_types</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-18T01:09:35.088</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-18T01:09:35.088</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Hallvard has a very nice post on the internals of enumerators, I wanted to chime in mentioning a slightly different coding style.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84074216-B490-DF11-B22D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Changes for Nick Hodges</title><link>changes_for_nick</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-07-19T15:43:00.478</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-07-16T08:32:13.425</created><monthcreated>2010-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Long time Delphi community member Nick Hodges, previously Delphi Product Manager and (until recently) Delphi R&amp;D Manager, is let go by Embarcadero. Not a good news for me. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E0786916-52B5-DC11-ACEB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Firebird: Project of the Month on SourceForge</title><link>firebird_pom_sourceforge</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-28T15:53:32.181</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-28T15:53:32.181</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Firebird database, the open source databases most commonly used by Delphi developers, is the December 2007 project of the month on SourceForge. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54DDDE16-ED85-DC11-8AAB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 30/113: MSBuild Customization</title><link>handbook_note_30</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-29T08:06:30.142</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-29T08:06:30.142</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 30 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A8EAE416-9D78-DC11-B948-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 19/113: Live Templates</title><link>handbook_note_19</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-12T10:31:08.926</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-12T10:31:08.926</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 19 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{ECACF516-62B7-DF11-91F7-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>BlackFish SQL Gone in Delphi XE, What About a Replacement?</title><link>blackfish_sql_replacement</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-03T14:20:16.125</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-03T14:20:16.125</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>BlackFish SQL, the .NET database installed with recent versions of Delphi, is not part of Delphi XE... and it seems Embarcadero pulled the plug on it. But what about having a native alternative?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C6886B17-D641-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>David I at the Italian Delphi Day 2008</title><link>davidi_italian_delphiday_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-24T12:29:09.001</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-24T12:29:09.000</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>David I offered some interesting insights while at the Delphi Day event in Italy two weeks ago.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CA930818-3F8F-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Nick Hodges Webinar on Unit Testing and a C++ CodeRage</title><link>nick_webinar_coderage_cpp</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-06T15:11:07.988</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-06T15:11:07.988</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two online events coming from Embarcadero: A webinar by Nick Hodges and a 2-days online conference focused on C++.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A401418-2FA3-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>About Open Space Conferences</title><link>openspaceconf</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-22T00:23:18.443</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-22T00:23:18.443</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Bruce Eckel is organizing an Open Space Conference on Web development. I wonder if I could find enough people interested in a Delphi-related one...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{86052618-9E99-DE11-98D0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Boot Failure (while Migrating to Windows 7)</title><link>boot_failure_disk_read_error</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-05T00:39:30.575</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-05T00:39:30.575</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I tried to migrate to Windows 7, only to have a computer that could not boot for almost 24 hours.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{52712A18-5796-DD11-A142-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More on SDN Conference 2008</title><link>more_sdn_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-10T01:35:34.850</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-10T01:35:34.850</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've not blogged a lot from the SDN Conference, so here is a post-conference summary.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6455AF18-4036-E311-B28C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>My CodeRage 8 Sessions</title><link>my_coderage8_sessions</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-10-16T12:12:30.598</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-10-16T10:31:58.540</created><monthcreated>2013-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today is the second day of CodeRage 8, and I've giving two sessions on Delphi XE5, covering DataSnap and the new REST Client Library. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BE7F8B19-2137-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>From Delphi to Android</title><link>from_delphi_to_android</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-01-04T23:04:27.492</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-01-04T23:03:37.059</created><monthcreated>2012-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Android is bigger and bigger every day. What does this mean for Delphi programmers, how can you move knowledge and code? How can you program in Object Pascal for Android? An overview of the current options in a rapidly moving area. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2AC2E119-FC26-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Copies of Mastering Borland Delphi 2005</title><link>copiesmd2005</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-17T00:05:02.581</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-17T00:05:02.581</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I finally got the author copies of my last book.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6C4E131A-2470-DC11-B698-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 10/113: Borland Registry Entries</title><link>handbook_note_10</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-01T15:47:24.509</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-01T15:46:54.072</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 10 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{309D181A-004F-DC11-9BFA-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear CEO Clarifications</title><link>CodeGear_clarifications</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-20T11:44:44.057</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-20T11:44:44.057</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In response to my open letter to Tod Nielsen, I got a very interesting email from CodeGear CEO Jim Douglas, so I asked him permission to quote it on my blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{32CF7A1A-DE0B-E211-8754-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Official Embarcadero MVP List</title><link>official_embarcadero_mvp_list</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-01T15:51:26.890</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-01T15:51:26.890</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has officially posted the list of its MVP "Most Values Professionals" on a new MVP page of their web site.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6A697B1A-8290-E111-BBB2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>30 Years of Sinclair ZX Spectrum</title><link>30_years_zx_spectrum</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-04-27T16:16:36.797</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-04-27T16:16:36.797</created><monthcreated>2012-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This week marked the 30th year since the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was first launched. It was my first computer and I still have the original piece of hardware.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F0F4DA1A-4F5F-DE11-A1F3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Kills Oracle ADO.NET Driver</title><link>microsoft_kills_oracle_ado.net</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-22T19:23:00.517</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-22T19:23:00.517</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The ADO.NET driver won't be further developed. The implication I see is Microsoft pushes its lock-in strategy, after all.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AEADFB1A-0709-E011-91F1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2011 Announced</title><link>delphi_developer_days_2011_announced</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-16T11:43:54.526</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-16T11:39:30.885</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Cary Jensen and myself are officially announcing Delphi Developer Days 2011 in US and Europe: cities, hotels, dates, and the content. Very early bird discount if booked right now. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{90F84A1B-19F8-DF11-91F1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Presenting at French CodeWay 4 on Friday</title><link>presenting_codeway_4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-24T22:24:42.257</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-24T22:24:42.257</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Friday I'll be presenting at an online French conference... but in English.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D2B0ED1B-2A8E-E111-BBB2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2012 Baltimore and Chicago</title><link>ddd2012_baltimore_chicago</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-04-26T22:43:35.968</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-04-24T16:40:09.793</created><monthcreated>2012-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here are some considerations and a few pictures of last week Delphi Developer Days events in the US. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3E4EFC1B-7923-DB11-91E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Torry Web Site</title><link>torry</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-04T07:53:11.503</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-04T07:53:11.503</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Torry's site has been for years one of the best sites where to find Delphi components... and recently the flow of new material to the site has resumed. Good sign.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B03F4D1C-9684-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 EBook, First Draft of Chapter 1</title><link>d2006ebook1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-16T01:00:45.510</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-14T01:43:08.770</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've started publishing (a draft of) an ebook updating Mastering Delphi 2005 to the new version of the Borlad IDE.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{06D3721C-6414-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Using the PragmataPro Font in Delphi</title><link>pragmatapro_font_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-21T17:44:57.068</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-21T17:44:57.068</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been using the PragmataPro font in Delphi recently and I really like it a lot! Which font do you use in your editor?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B88A9C1C-C9BF-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Handbook Published</title><link>delphi_2009_handbook_published</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-01T18:02:19.501</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-01T18:02:19.501</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My latest book is now available on Lulu.com. There is a special CodeRage price for the first 60 buyers. Hurry up!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3C0CC61C-9657-E011-941C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #7</title><link>tweets_07</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-26T10:47:30.123</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-26T10:45:34.387</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Tweets and retweets about Delphi Developer Days (and the guest speakers), AppWave, plus posts by a couple of long time Friends.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8FEFF1C-CCC9-E211-A25B-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE4 Instant Trial including FireDAC Trial</title><link>delphi_instant_trial_firedac</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-31T08:45:51.632</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-31T08:45:51.632</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released a new Instant Trial for Delphi only (not the full RAD Studio) and that includes a trial version of FireDAC.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F09CB51D-B31D-DC11-A506-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Google Maps with a Delphi Server</title><link>google_map_delphi_server</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-18T18:18:10.815</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-18T18:18:10.815</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Beside using a Google Map inside a Delphi application, you can write a custom server hosting maps, providing dynamic data to it. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3602B71D-F411-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and My MacMini</title><link>delphi_mac_mini</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-18T17:25:11.095</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-18T15:32:55.589</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A short description of the configuration I use to do Mac OSX development from Delphi. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{34F3DB1D-50B5-DC11-ACEB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 68/113: Calibri Font</title><link>handbook_note_68</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-28T15:23:58.687</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-28T15:23:58.687</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 68 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{14600C1E-9D0F-DB11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Italy Wins FIFA World Cup</title><link>italy_wins_world_cup</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-10T00:59:47.257</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-10T00:59:47.257</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another non-Delphi post... well deserved.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{72B5101E-28B8-DB11-B6E7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2007 Virtual Conference by CodeGear Announced</title><link>coderage_2007_announced</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-11T08:39:26.858</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-09T11:38:31.026</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has announced its first virtual conference for the second week of March. Mark your calendars.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{725F561E-D02A-E011-A95D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Starter Edition</title><link>delphi_started_edition</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-31T11:02:50.176</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-28T11:49:00.030</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>According to an article in SD Times, Embarcadero is starting to sell a low-cost, limited version of Delphi from 149$. This is a very significant alternative to the existing versions. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D0BDF31E-E177-DC11-BBBD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 18/113: Removing .NET Help</title><link>handbook_note_18</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-13T00:33:50.508</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-11T12:06:14.567</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 18 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80C5FE1E-5068-DD11-ACA4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear New (Beta) Newsgroups</title><link>codegear_beta_newsgroups</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-12T11:38:32.587</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-12T11:38:32.587</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear newsgroups have had many troubles, so that the company is accelerating the move to the a new version. I'm updating my "newswhat" front-end web sites.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6426FF1E-B470-DB11-9F6D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tim Jarvis on Unmanaged Exports (and Mixed Mode , Again)</title><link>tarvis_unmanaged_exports</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-10T16:20:50.153</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-10T13:23:04.644</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In his blog, Tim Jarvis shows how to call the cryptographic classes of the .NET library from a Delphi Win32 application.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2811821F-E5CF-DC11-BE82-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 88/113: dbExpress non-SQL Commands</title><link>handbook_note_88</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-31T11:15:24.527</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-31T11:15:24.526</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 88 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{70E8871F-4BBD-DC11-9CCE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>JBuilder and 3rdRails in InfoWorld Best, Jolt Nominations</title><link>jbuilder_3rd_rails</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-07T19:22:52.601</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-07T19:22:52.601</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>JBuilder is in IDG's InfoWorld "2008 Technology of the Year" honors and 3rdRails is among the nominations for the CMP's 2008 Jolt Awards by Dr.Dobb's Journal. That's good for CodeGear.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B84FAB1F-9CA7-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Update 1</title><link>delphi_2009_update_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-31T23:48:01.478</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-31T23:48:01.478</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A first update to Delphi 2009, fixing a number of serious bugs, is hitting the road as I post this entry.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EEA80320-5805-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE2 Update 2</title><link>delphi_xe2_update2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-02T16:53:07.680</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-02T13:48:30.923</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi XE2 Update 2 (and the first Help Update) have been released. Here are a few notes and comments, since this update is slightly different from others in the past. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7CCC1920-1D6F-DB11-9F6D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Tips: Indy and GMail</title><link>tip_indy_gmail</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-11T14:15:57.401</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-08T12:42:43.308</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A practical Delphi tip: how to send email to/from GMail using Indy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{34543D20-0DA7-DC11-B917-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 55/113: FastMM4 Delphi Help Page</title><link>handbook_note_55</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-10T11:50:10.197</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-10T11:50:10.196</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 55 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C229AE20-8708-DC11-BE43-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Codegear Betas and Roamaps, May 2007</title><link>codegear_beta_roadmaps_may_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-22T19:42:14.906</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-22T19:26:56.448</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has a public beta and is promising the Delphi roadmap, looks like things are indeed changing.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C8300321-C96D-DC11-940B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 9/113: -p Delphi IDE flag</title><link>handbook_note_9</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-28T15:50:05.924</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-28T15:50:05.924</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 9 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C8F73721-7510-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>At CodeGear, Day 1</title><link>silicinvalley2008_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-23T00:07:41.377</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-22T16:21:55.657</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday I spent all the day at CodeGear, in Scotts Valley. Today I'll be there again.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EAD13B21-43B3-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Programmers are not all Alike</title><link>programmersalike</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-14T11:23:00.704</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-14T11:22:22.035</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I know soem developers are way more productive than others, but Scott Ambler has a nive way of telling this.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{76249F21-2CCA-E311-9E53-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Presenting XE6 Down Under (Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan)</title><link>presenting_xe6_down_under</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-04-22T15:09:00.022</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-04-22T15:09:00.022</created><monthcreated>2014-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Going to be traveling to Asia and Oceania to present RAD Studio XE6 over the next two weeks.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6684B721-5EC9-DB11-8579-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Zack on Delphi for PHP</title><link>zack_delphi_php</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-05T23:05:30.437</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-03T09:13:50.683</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the "fathers" of Delphi blogs about the new CodeGear tool.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3AD7C321-65C0-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Interbase ToGo Webinar Notes</title><link>interbase_togo_webinar_notes</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-06-27T19:29:02.076</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-06-27T14:41:20.913</created><monthcreated>2012-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>First edition of the webinar done, two more to go. A document with notes, links, and some code is available. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1601CB21-8F8E-DC11-997B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Q3 2007: CodeGear Keeps Doing Fine</title><link>q3_2007_codegear</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-09T11:20:19.063</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-09T08:10:01.838</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear keeps making almost 2 million dollars each quarter, which is quite good for a "small" company. And Borland is doing much better overall. Any buyer?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{249AF421-D047-DA11-941A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>24 Hours Replay and Coming Borland Conferences</title><link>24hoursreplay</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-31T07:50:39.189</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-28T18:44:43.619</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The replay, a Borland conference nearing, and one disappearing...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7A661A22-D3FD-DD11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Official Release of All-Access</title><link>official_all_access</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-18T17:06:10.545</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-18T17:06:10.545</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero Technology has formally launched All-Access, its new subscription based offering.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8ED4B22-4EF8-E211-A41C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>LLVM and Mobile App Speed</title><link>llvm_mobile_app_speed</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-07-29T14:41:14.736</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-07-29T13:23:06.406</created><monthcreated>2013-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There have been a few recent article around compiled code for mobile devices that you might have seen... but if not are worth checking out. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9EE1EF22-2E3F-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>One Year of Blog</title><link>1Year</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-09-08T13:53:57.243</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-08T13:53:57.243</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This blog is exaclty one year old... so the question comes: was the effort worth?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4A872023-1874-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>.NET and Robustness</title><link>dotnetrobust</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-12-27T09:08:54.860</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-12-24T02:01:25.034</created><monthcreated>2005-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In .NET security is a top concern, but apparently application robustness is not.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{92392A23-2E7B-DC11-8FAE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 20/113: The IOTACodeTemplateScriptEngine</title><link>handbook_note_20</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-15T16:56:44.270</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-15T16:56:44.269</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 20 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0CAC3123-215A-DF11-B940-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Blog Server Moved and Virtualized</title><link>blog_server_moved_virtualized</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-05-07T21:55:30.557</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-05-07T21:53:29.952</created><monthcreated>2010-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The server (and service) hosting this blog has been moved into a new computer inside a virtual machine, from my office to a web farm... pending a rewrite on a new engine. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B2DE4923-8C7B-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi, the Swiss Knife</title><link>delphiswissknife</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-02T13:54:33.867</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-02T13:54:33.867</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I was discussing Delphi strength with a client, recently, and I came up with this interesting analogy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5617A323-BFFC-DB11-8DF2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 Third-Party Updates</title><link>d2007_thirdparty</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-07T19:40:33.899</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-07T19:40:33.899</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has released new third party tools for registered users and Atozed has an update for IntraWeb 9.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{02DAA523-DCBD-DC11-99E2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Delphi Tech Support in Beta</title><link>my_delphi_tech_support</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-08T12:46:13.772</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-08T12:46:13.772</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My company is starting to offer technical support on Delphi in an innovative way, private newsgroups supervised by a team of experts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9ECD0D24-0AE7-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Amazon Odd World Map</title><link>amazon_odd_world_map</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-20T17:05:59.324</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-20T17:05:59.324</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Amazon has a strange idea of the world map... shipping from US to Europe through the Pacific. Or they pretend it?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9ADE5924-F7C4-DC11-ABEB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Gains in TIOBE Index</title><link>delphi_tiobe_jan2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-17T13:36:16.317</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-17T13:36:16.317</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The popularity of Delphi is on the rise, according to the TIOBE index.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2AEFEA24-037D-DC11-90B0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 22/113</title><link>handbook_note_22</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-18T00:53:30.842</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-18T00:53:30.842</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 22 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{04BF1625-5107-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>DataRage Registration Open</title><link>datarage_registration_open</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-02T19:01:45.762</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-02T19:01:45.762</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The registration of the online DataRage conference, organized by Embarcadero, is now open.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8383A25-414E-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>2006 EuroDevCon / EKON 10, Day 2</title><link>eurodevcon2006_day2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-02T23:43:17.333</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-27T18:22:18.891</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I gave two talks today, attended a speakers session, and I'm now relaxing...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CE364225-C49A-DD11-A142-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Not so fast, TStringBuilder</title><link>not_so_fast_tstringbuilder</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-15T16:40:15.505</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-15T16:40:15.505</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week Olaf Monien posted a TStringBuilder benchmark that surprised me, because in my experience the TStringBuilder class isn't that fast. Here is why. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4A954A25-889C-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Support Delphi, Now!</title><link>supportdelphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-13T18:22:43.780</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-13T13:06:17.242</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>For the dream of a new Delphi era to become true, the community needs to start acting now, or better, to keep acting as usual but with renewed strength.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CEAA525-56B4-DC11-B710-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 67/113: Interposer Classes</title><link>handbook_note_67</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-27T09:33:06.941</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-27T09:33:06.941</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 67 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AECFC525-838A-E111-BBB2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE2 Help Update 5</title><link>delphi_xe2_help5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-04-20T01:03:21.244</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-04-20T01:03:21.244</created><monthcreated>2012-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released a new version of the RAD Studio help file, including lots of new material.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AC7B0C26-4064-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE2 Update 4</title><link>delphi_xe2_update4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-02T08:55:30.023</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-02T08:55:30.023</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two days after official release, I've installed Update 4 of Delphi XE2. Was a bit worried, everything went well.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{04D15526-C228-DB11-91E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>For Training, Get Marco Cantu (by Ed Salgado)</title><link>training_marco_cantu</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-11T01:00:20.664</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-11T01:00:20.664</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A little self-indulging, but a newsgroup post praising my training session last week was hard to miss and not to comment.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{12EA5826-9A68-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>In Praise of Help Insight Support</title><link>praise_help_insight</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-05-26T07:49:58.108</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-05-26T07:49:58.108</created><monthcreated>2010-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>By using a specific commenting style, not only you can enable XMLDoc, but also make Help Insight work the way it was supposed to.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DEDE6026-EE99-DC11-A138-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 44/113: VER180 and VER185</title><link>handbook_note_44</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-23T19:08:47.089</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-23T19:08:47.088</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 44 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D0146226-A6D8-DF11-A7B2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Sessions at SDN Conference 2010</title><link>sessions_sdn_2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-10-15T22:02:15.253</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-10-15T22:02:15.253</created><monthcreated>2010-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In two weeks I'll be speaking at SDN in the Netherlands, along with other Delphi experts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CC47F726-F2CF-E111-B6BD-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Links #3</title><link>firemonkey_links_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-07-17T09:48:07.703</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-07-17T09:48:07.703</created><monthcreated>2012-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Lots of news: TMS FireMonkey Grid, FireMonkey Insane Demo, FireMonkey Labs, MIDA FireMonkey Converted Embarcadero edition </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B4F09327-E0C6-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2008 Recordings Available</title><link>coderage_2008_recordings_available</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-10T18:34:11.928</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-10T18:34:11.927</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The recordings of most of the CodeRage 2008 sessions (including mine) are available for download, but the server seems clogged.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6C05C027-FFD2-DC11-81DD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 89/113: dbExpress for ADO.NET</title><link>handbook_note_89</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-04T10:00:12.276</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-04T10:00:12.276</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 89 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{56C01A28-DD4F-DC11-836C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Highlander = RAD Studio 2007 ?</title><link>highlander_rad_studio_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-21T14:19:11.043</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-21T14:19:11.043</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The name "RAD Studio 2007" appears on the splash screen shown by an authorized Highlander beta blogger...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{86AE1C28-18A6-DF11-80FF-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Beta Blogging: Code Formatting</title><link>delphi_xe_beta_code_formatting</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-12T15:35:17.224</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-12T14:27:34.776</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In this first "beta blog" I'll discuss an IDE feature that's not covered in the first beta video, improvements in code formatting. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{18D17A28-3F78-DD11-ACA4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Back from Corse, a New Delphi</title><link>back_corse_new_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-01T18:34:12.972</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-01T18:34:12.972</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Back from my vacation in Corse, I found the announcement of the new Delphi 2009 you've probably already seen.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3CE89128-EFBF-DE11-8F73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Windows 6.1, Also Known as Seven</title><link>windows_6point1_seven</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-23T18:39:00.375</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-23T18:39:00.375</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday was the official launch date of the new version of Windows, but which version is it?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA83C928-FA31-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Passion</title><link>delphipassion</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-01T00:55:59.193</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-01T00:30:02.514</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi is a community, Delphi is passion, Delphi is also a product: commenting Allen and Nick posts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C1C6429-B4AC-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>My Delphi Podcast Interview</title><link>delphi_podcast_52</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-04-24T08:04:54.334</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-04-24T08:04:54.334</created><monthcreated>2013-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I was interviewed by Jim McKeeth for a new episode of the Delphi Podcast.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F8417129-2CF0-DA11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>DevCo, InterBase, and Firebird</title><link>Interbase_firebird</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-31T23:44:31.709</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-31T00:58:18.096</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm really hoping that DevCo finds a smarter way to live along with Firebird... rather than pretending to ignore it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C957829-FD06-DB11-B6C1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Nick and Delphi IDE bugs</title><link>NickIdeBugs</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-29T02:02:44.629</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-29T02:02:44.629</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nick Hodges (the new Delphi product manager) has asked for help to compile a list of the most annoying bugs...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E187D29-1697-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 Review, by Blake Watson</title><link>d2006reviewblake</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-07T23:01:41.601</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-06T14:50:12.366</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Blake has written a very interesting review of Delphi 2006 for devsource.com.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3CAFAC29-37B6-DB11-AC73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Tag Tree</title><link>delphi_tag_tree</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-07T00:14:58.489</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-07T00:14:58.488</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It's over a month I see posts on "Five things you don't know about me" in the Delphi blogging community. Here is a tree of links, also a good collection of Delphi-related blogs, and some.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CA3BB129-7D84-DF11-BBE8-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>From Kuwait: The Dinar and Its Millicent Fils</title><link>kuwait_dinar_fils</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-30T19:51:38.768</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-30T19:51:38.767</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another particular thing I've learned in this trip in Kuwait is how strange is a currency with "millicents".</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C6D8042A-5462-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE5 Update 2 and C++Builder for iOS</title><link>delphi_xe5_update2_cpp_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-11T11:49:24.407</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-11T11:49:24.407</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The second to RAD Studio XE5 shipped yesterday, including a significant update on the Delphi side and the support for iOS development on the C++Builder side.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EC5D372A-DFB9-DC11-A97C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 71/113: Is Prime Number Function</title><link>handbook_note_71</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-03T10:37:55.758</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-03T10:37:55.758</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 71 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B806C92A-500A-DD11-BB15-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Introducing Domain Specific Languages</title><link>introducing_dsl</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-14T20:38:16.935</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-14T20:38:16.934</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the reasons for using dynamic methods invocation is to implement an internal Domain Specific Language (DSL) in Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{06DD272B-E4F8-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage6 First Day</title><link>coderage6_first_day</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-17T21:22:57.263</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-17T21:22:57.263</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The first day of CodeRage 6 saw JT's Delphi product address and a number of in-depth technical sessions, including a couple of myself.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CA2E732B-6E43-E211-B0F8-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE3 Update 1</title><link>delphi_xe3_update1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-11T10:16:41.713</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-11T09:08:51.269</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The first large update of Delphi XE3 has been issues yesterday, with lots of bugs fixed (and the C++ 64 bit compiler added to RAD Studio). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9220802B-9032-E211-8242-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi in Action Webinar on DataSnap</title><link>delphiinaction_webinar_datasnap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-19T21:45:24.054</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-19T21:45:24.054</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next week, on the 28th, I'll give a "Delphi in Action" webinar on DataSnap, focused on deployment and practical tips. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6EC8242C-FD4E-DF11-9BA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Prism 2011 Video and Article</title><link>delphi_prism_2011_video_article</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-23T19:36:22.006</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-23T19:36:22.006</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An article on SDTimes and a YouTube video shed some light on the next version of Delphi Prism for Visual Studio 2010. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B4782A2C-5076-DC11-A732-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 16/113: Active Query Builder (New in Update 3)</title><link>handbook_note_16</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-09T12:19:43.866</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-09T12:19:43.866</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 16 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E4164E2C-E557-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A New DataSnap in Tiburon</title><link>new_datasnap_tiburon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-22T14:03:22.874</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-22T14:03:22.874</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Among the many CodeGear blogs about Tiburon, one of the most interesting new areas seems to be the new DataSnap (or dbExpress remoting) architecture.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B6DE5F2C-F81F-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Fluent Interfaces in Delphi</title><link>fluent_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-03T04:51:18.145</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-03T04:51:18.144</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A recent post by Primoz Gabrijelcic about Fluent XML has turned on interest for fluent interfaces in Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2832BE2C-7998-DE11-98D0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook in the Works</title><link>delphi_2010_hanbook_inwork</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-19T12:59:56.941</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-03T12:59:56.941</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm working on a new book specifically covering new features of the latest version of Delphi, like I did for the last two versions. Will take time to be ready, but I'm trying to figure out a ebook subscription business model.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{42ECBF2C-EDAF-DC11-8FDD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 63/113: Juanco Anez</title><link>handbook_note_63</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-21T18:53:38.501</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-21T18:53:38.501</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 63 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{04A1D52C-6701-DF11-BB78-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero European Partners Meeting in Rome</title><link>embarcadero_partners_meeting_rome</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-15T01:13:40.199</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-15T01:13:40.199</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>During this week, I spent two days in Rome at Embarcadero Technologies' European Partners Meeting. I met the company CEO and many other executives and fellow partners and got info about what's ahead.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8898E62C-1E4F-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borcon, Sunday</title><link>borcon05_sunday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-07T00:59:39.381</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-07T00:59:39.381</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm at the Borland Conference... and here are my first impressions.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BA38812D-FA06-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Visual Studio 2010, Floating vs. Embedded Designers</title><link>vs2010_floating_embedded</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-02T08:26:20.039</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-02T08:26:20.039</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Jason Zander, General Manager for Visual Studio, revealed a few changes for Visual Studio 2010, from a WPF-based architecture to floating documents.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2ADB2A2E-CEAA-DB11-A602-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Give It a Rest (by Larry O'Brien) and Search APIs</title><link>rest_search_api</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-23T12:15:29.608</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-23T12:15:29.608</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An interesting article on SOAP vs. REST, plus some comments on the Search API landscape.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B264542E-870C-E011-B2B6-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Video and Comments on Microsoft C++</title><link>video_ms_cpp</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-20T22:32:24.332</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-20T22:32:24.331</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A blog reader posted an interesting comment referring to a video praising C++ of Ale Contenti, Principal Development Manager with the Windows C++ team at Microsoft.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AEDB802E-E057-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Documentation Online</title><link>delphi_documentation_online</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-22T13:30:44.840</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-22T13:30:44.840</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>With the launch of docs.codegear.com some of the Delphi documentation is now available online.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4488082F-3FD3-E211-9516-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE4 Update 1</title><link>delphi_xe4_udpate1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-06-12T09:55:29.591</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-06-12T09:55:29.589</created><monthcreated>2013-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A significant update to XE4, correcting a number of bugs or offering several improvements, is now available. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B63C382F-0A3B-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and Facebook Base64 Url Encoding</title><link>delphi_facebook_base64_encoding</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-01-10T14:00:14.759</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-01-09T22:12:54.848</created><monthcreated>2012-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Was working on a Delphi server used to build a Facebook application, when I bumped into an odd Base64 decoding issue. Thanks to some very approximate Facebook documentation. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6094442F-A871-E011-B781-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Getting Ready for Delphi 64</title><link>getting_ready_delphi_64</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-29T20:43:16.959</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-28T15:05:54.305</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last few weeks, Embarcadero has started to publicly unveil a significant amount of information on the coming 64-bit Delphi compiler. Here I don't want to list the expected features of that compiler, but only suggest a few coding styles you can start to implement today, to get ready for porting of your code to 64 bit in the future. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CC61762F-5A9E-DC11-9B77-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 48/113: Class Helpers Helping Multiple Classes?</title><link>handbook_note_48</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-29T10:11:55.774</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-29T10:11:55.774</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 48 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1ECE952F-9153-E011-941C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2011 Guest Speakers</title><link>ddd2011_guest_speakers</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-21T08:12:24.486</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-21T08:12:24.486</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An addition to the program of Delphi Developer Days in 2011 will be the presence of a guest speaker in each city.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9837BD2F-0955-DE11-8849-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Report from Italian Delphi Day 2009</title><link>report_italian_delphi_day_2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-09T18:10:39.495</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-09T18:10:39.494</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A short report of the Delphi event that took place in Piacenza last Thursday.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0870DE2F-DEBD-E011-AC12-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Logo and Info (by Andreano)</title><link>firemonkey_logo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-03T14:44:45.295</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-08-03T14:44:45.294</created><monthcreated>2011-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Andreano Lanusse has posted on his blog some initial info about FireMonkey and what looks like the library logo.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0E862B30-4244-DD11-8E78-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Essential Pascal: Review and Source Code Download</title><link>epascal_review_sourcecode</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-27T14:22:31.062</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-27T14:22:31.062</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've posted the source code of Essential Pascal, and found a nice online review about the new edition.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80353E30-D218-DB11-AB61-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Russinovich and ProcessXP Move to Microsoft</title><link>russinovich_microsoft</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-21T18:23:04.420</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-21T18:23:04.420</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft has bought Winternals Software LP, probably mostly to hire its two founders, tech gurus Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A2294430-12F2-DC11-B4CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Porte Aperte - Open Doors</title><link>delphi_porte_aperte_open_doors</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-14T23:36:57.481</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-14T23:36:57.481</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm organizing an event in Italy for companies that never used Delphi or "lost track" of its progress. Other partners could set up similar meetings around the world...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3CFE6D30-0692-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>VCL or FireMonkey: Short Take</title><link>vcl_or_firemonkey_short_take</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-03-21T09:15:39.507</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-03-21T09:15:39.507</created><monthcreated>2013-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A very short description of the key differences between the two libraries.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C498E730-179B-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Handbook Available</title><link>delphi_xe_handbook_available</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-20T12:35:50.317</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-20T08:50:12.008</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>At last, my Delphi XE Handbook is available in print or as an ebook. It covers everything new in the product, but DataSnap. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{86BAFD30-7A93-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Amazon S3 Delphi Client</title><link>amazons3_delphi_client</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-10T16:00:50.087</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-10T16:00:50.087</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here is a video showing my Amazon S3 Delphi client in action.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{18D82D31-7978-DB11-9A27-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Ten Years of Torry's</title><link>ten_years_torry</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-20T10:39:29.506</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-20T10:39:29.505</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Torry's Delphi Pages, one of the best site for Delphi components, turn 10.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E3D4231-688E-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Giving Data a Good Spin (Android, Windows, Azure)</title><link>data_with_good_spin</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-05T18:09:31.215</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-05T15:52:48.353</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last week I bumped into data that was presented with a real twist. And more than once. Hence this rather unusual blog post. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{384C4931-F0AF-DC11-8FDD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 64/113: DUnit and FastMM Troubles in Delphi 2007</title><link>handbook_note_64</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-21T19:19:14.398</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-21T19:19:14.398</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 64 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{78FD4931-69C3-DB11-8253-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Marco Tech Mailing List</title><link>marco_mailing_list</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-23T19:16:20.446</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-23T19:16:20.445</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've reviving my monthly mailing list (that's been missing for some time) by moving it to Google Groups.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{528A5831-D1E9-DC11-AE79-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 107/113: InstantDBExpress by Ethea</title><link>handbook_note_107</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-04T10:59:32.326</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-04T10:59:32.325</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 107 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{383A6331-4767-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My DataRage 2 Sessions</title><link>my_datarage2_sessions</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-05-24T15:27:08.391</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-05-24T15:26:41.748</created><monthcreated>2010-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>During the DataRage 2 online conference by Embarcadero (starting tomorrow), I'll be giving two sessions. Check out the program, several sessions are worth a look. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CCA47E31-0DA8-DC11-BA82-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 56/113: Ray Lischner Windows Allocator</title><link>handbook_note_56</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-11T18:21:39.596</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-11T18:21:39.595</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 56 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8AC99131-BA83-DB11-9B7A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Good Bye, The Delphi Magazine</title><link>goodbye_delphimagazine</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-04T18:33:41.528</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-04T18:33:41.528</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After stopping printing the magazine last year, The Delphi Magazine is now closing also its online magazine. Sad, but not unexpected.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54EDA731-E838-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>BorCon/DevCon 2006 moved to 2007</title><link>borcon_moved</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-31T14:05:49.831</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-31T14:05:49.831</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The DevCo / Borland Conference has been officially delayed to next year.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F019C331-94EE-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Disables Chrome</title><link>microsoft_disables_chrome</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-04T14:27:42.156</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-04T14:27:42.156</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft Security Essentials just asked me to remove a dangerous application: Google's Chrome browser. Dangerous it is, but for Microsoft, not for me. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{30922232-E238-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>From Berlin to Versilia</title><link>berlin_versilia</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-31T13:21:12.959</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-31T13:21:12.959</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just a short note to tell you I'm in between two short vacations...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C6862632-83C8-DA11-A66C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 and WinForms in .NET 2.0</title><link>delphi2006_dotnet20</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-10T13:37:18.604</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-10T13:37:18.604</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi 2006 can be used to write .NET 2.0 applications... by using the command line compiler.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{50444F32-2702-DD11-8DC8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Silicon Valley in Two Weeks</title><link>silicon_valley_april_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-04T12:39:46.569</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-04T12:39:46.569</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area California in two weeks. Need help?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22DF6032-2EEF-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>.NET Update or Automatic Installation?</title><link>dotnet_automatic_installation</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-31T02:15:02.987</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-31T02:15:02.987</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>On my Windows XP computer Microsoft is suggesting me a very odd update... which is in fact a brand new installation of 248 MB!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B8828C32-FFAC-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Virtual (Remote) Presentations</title><link>virtualpresentations</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-06T15:21:27.122</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-06T12:06:48.895</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The days you needed to travel to present at a conference seem counted...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A9C9632-1632-DF11-864E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Me and Cary on Delphi.org Podcast</title><link>me_cary_delphiorg_podcast</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-03-17T23:49:37.248</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-03-17T23:49:37.248</created><monthcreated>2010-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm one of the two guests at edition 38 of the Podcast at Delphi.org, by Jim McKeeth.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{842EA232-C070-DC11-A3EF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 11/113: Design-time Themes</title><link>handbook_note_11</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-02T10:23:21.745</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-02T10:23:21.745</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 11 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B2CAB532-9E63-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon Unicode Video #3</title><link>tiburon_unicode_video_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-06T12:08:21.819</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-06T12:08:21.819</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My third Tiburon Unicode Video features a program that displays the full name of Unicode characters.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F4E73333-9B9F-DA11-8FC8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 Trial</title><link>d2006trial</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-17T11:00:32.721</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-17T10:56:45.074</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Delphi 2006 trial is available!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{42344033-2BFC-DD11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero All-Access</title><link>embarcadero_allaccess</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-16T23:07:05.376</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-16T14:15:11.744</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero (owner of the CodeGear brand) is about to launch a subscription-based licensing deal.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A990634-D388-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Personal and Trial, Again</title><link>perstrial_again</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-19T19:25:20.279</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-19T12:11:42.812</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My last post has generated a lot of comments, including a post by Allen Bauer... so I have a few more comments.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{66D52C34-48AF-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tim Anderson on Delphi .NET Saga</title><link>tim_delphinet_saga</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-12T00:58:19.251</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-10T18:06:18.549</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Tim Anderson has a very interesting blog post with a summary of the history of Delphi for .NET, from Delphi 8 to the coming Delphi Prism.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BE444C34-CB22-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Blames Users for Vista Problems</title><link>microsoft_blames_vista_users</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-16T01:27:06.312</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-16T01:27:06.312</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An article covering "Five Misunderstood Features in Windows Vista" claims that all Vista problems are only perceived by users and blames their judgment of the OS. You can get upset, or have a good laugh.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{90694E34-ABF3-DD11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>VB2Delphi Migration Kit (by Albert Almeida)</title><link>vb2delphi_migration</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-05T18:41:07.997</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-05T18:40:35.874</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Albert Almeida has released an updated and much improved version of his Visual Basic 6 to Delphi migration toolkit, which is hosted on my web site.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{98836C34-F63A-E311-B28C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Assorted Delphi XE5 Links #3 (Mostly CodeRage8)</title><link>assorted_delphi_xe5_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-10-22T09:46:11.924</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-10-22T09:46:11.924</created><monthcreated>2013-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some more Delphi XE5 links you might have missed, mostly related to CodeRage 8 sessions.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{14D59234-EEFA-E111-8754-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Blog Restored</title><link>blog_restored</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-09-10T02:26:23.551</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-09-10T02:26:23.551</created><monthcreated>2012-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After a few days offline, the blog is back. Sorry for the issue. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E2A2B634-186C-DC11-9F8E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 11, Day 3</title><link>ekon11_day3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-26T12:29:47.942</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-26T12:29:47.942</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Third day of the EKON conference, with a little more info and pictures.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D80ACE34-621E-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Productivity Tour In Baltimore with Anders Ohlsson</title><link>delphi_productivity_tour_baltimore</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-01T13:19:38.548</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-01T04:23:42.033</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After finishing my two-day seminar with Cary Jensen, I'm attending the Baltimore stop of the Delphi Productivity Tour, with Anders Ohlsson.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{44F9E634-E4A7-DC11-822F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Conferences: SDEvent, EKON Spring Edition</title><link>conferences_sdevent_ekon_spring</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-11T13:32:56.729</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-11T13:32:56.729</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be speaking (on Delphi development) in the Netherlands on Friday and in Germany in February.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0451E734-BF8D-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Windows 8: A Touch and Tiled UI on your PC?</title><link>windows8_touch_tiled_ui</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-03T10:26:11.924</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-03T09:21:21.578</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft has officially started talking about Windows 8, possibly creating more confusing then ever on the development side. I'm puzzled. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{600A4C35-86B8-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>IBLite, Free InterBase for iOS</title><link>iblite_free_interbase_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-09T09:14:11.212</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-09T09:14:11.212</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has formally announced IBLite, the free version of IB ToGo for iOS, already shipping in RAD Studio XE4</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6CF46F35-EDC4-DC11-ABEB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 80/113: dbExpress III and IV</title><link>handbook_note_80</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-17T12:16:32.461</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-17T12:16:32.461</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 80 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{98D79935-321F-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Web Android Application for Delphi DataSnap</title><link>web_andoird_app_delphi_datasnap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-12-05T11:55:19.813</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-12-05T11:23:15.444</created><monthcreated>2011-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've built a simple Web Android Application based on the jQuery Mobile client connected to a Delphi DataSnap server I already blogged about. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5ADBE035-2C68-DC11-8A2C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 1/113: Eckel and Bucknall</title><link>handbook_note_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-21T18:30:29.976</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-21T12:22:31.789</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 1 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8E22C36-4C05-DF11-9713-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi's EProgrammerNotFound on StackOverflow</title><link>eprogrammernotfound_stackoverflow</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-19T23:53:22.407</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-19T23:53:22.407</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The mythical EProgrammerNotFound exception was featured on the StackOverflow support site, and Allen Bauer unveils the background story.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2EC24336-DC23-DA11-9170-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Why XML?</title><link>whyxml</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-13T00:35:56.433</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-13T00:35:56.433</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The reasons I like and use XML-related technologies.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C7A5036-682D-DF11-9A93-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook Discount on Amazon</title><link>delphi_2010_handbook_discount</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-03-12T00:54:28.917</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-03-12T00:54:28.917</created><monthcreated>2010-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just wanted to mention the book sell for 20% on Amazon.com, right now.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1080AB36-CDDD-E011-8038-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Pictures from Paris and Koln Delphi Events</title><link>pictures_paris_koln</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-13T06:03:55.464</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-13T06:03:55.463</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Delphi XE2 events in Paris and Koln have been quite crowded. I spoke about FireMonkey at both.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA07B736-4359-E011-941C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi ClientDataSet Book (by Cary Jensen)</title><link>delphi_clientdataset_book_cary_jensen</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-28T14:09:20.742</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-28T14:09:20.742</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Cary Jensen has released a brand new Delphi book focused on a very common component, the ClientDataSet. I think this is good news for Delphi, and an experiment I'll be watching closely.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{74D1C336-1C9D-DC11-BB40-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage II, My Day 2 Talks</title><link>coderage2_day2talks</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-27T20:25:33.415</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-27T20:25:33.414</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today I'm having three presentations at CodeRage II. The last is still running while I'm blogging...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CA82F236-C51F-DF11-BFCC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook Released</title><link>delphi _2010_handbook_released</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-22T19:28:27.142</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-22T16:50:09.631</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday I've officially released my last book, Delphi 2010 Handbook. It is available in PDF format today, should be out in print by next week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FAA72B37-AFC5-DE11-8F73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>La guia de Delphi (Spanish edition of Delphi 2009 Handbook)</title><link>spanish_delphi_2009_handbook</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-31T01:08:57.884</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-31T01:08:57.883</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Spanish Embarcadero partner Danysoft is releasing the Spanish edition of my book on Delphi 2009, "La guia de Delphi"</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CDE4137-CA38-DE11-BCC6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Cary Jensen Blog and Oliver Sturm Podcast</title><link>cary_jensen_oliver_sturm</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-04T19:34:42.703</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-04T19:34:42.703</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Cary Jensen has joined the Delphi blogging community, while Oliver Sturm has started a .NET podcast.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{826F9C37-02E9-DE11-B9DE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Updates 4 and 5</title><link>delphi_2010_updates_4_5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-15T00:46:07.033</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-15T00:46:07.033</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero Technologies has released Updates 4 and 5 of Delphi 2010, which supersede the canceled Updates 2 and 3.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{680AAC37-FE45-DC11-8F08-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Cover and Clarifications</title><link>handbook_cover</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-09T00:33:38.705</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-09T00:33:38.705</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This is the cover of the book and some clarifications prompted by readers comments.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5635F237-0680-DB11-8E3B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Amazon aStore on This Blog</title><link>amazon_astore</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-30T11:48:06.185</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-30T01:12:02.469</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've added a bookstore section to my blog site, using the new Amazon aStore.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{06502038-D002-DC11-BD49-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Assorted Language Related Links</title><link>assorted_language_links</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-17T14:15:39.678</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-15T12:51:02.577</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A small group of (old and new) links I have around... on Delphi, PHP, Dynamic Languages, VB6, Fortress...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C0412138-5172-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Help Insight XSL</title><link>help_insight_xsl</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-07T16:54:42.689</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-07T16:54:42.689</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some ideas to change the predefined XSL for Help Insight and get an extended output.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8C293A38-C0F8-DB11-BBFF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Feeds with News What</title><link>delphifeeds_newswhat</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-02T19:00:15.653</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-02T17:27:52.015</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you might have already seen, the Delphi Feeds web site has been updated, with my own dev.newswhat.com site providing the NNTP feeds.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9654AF38-038E-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Starting to Publish Delphi XE Handbook Source</title><link>starting_delphi_xe_handbook_code</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-03T17:15:32.402</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-03T17:12:48.123</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've started publishing the source code for the now complete Delphi XE Handbook. The book will follow soon, in PDF and printed versions. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DC4BF138-D6FC-DD11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Podcast on Delphi Developer Days</title><link>delphi_podcast_ddd</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-17T10:38:07.439</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-17T10:38:07.439</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A Delphi Podcast featuring me and Cary Jensen discussing our Delphi Developer Days event, plus more thoughts about the Delphi community, is online, thanks to Jim McKeeth.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8C5C5939-5152-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>BorCon, Thursday</title><link>borcon05_thursday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-11T02:30:51.479</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-11T02:28:35.661</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The last day of the Borland Conference was not full of surprises, but the Spirit of Delphi Award was issued...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCE67339-C9B1-DE11-99A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Non-Themed Windows Applications and Virtual Store</title><link>non_themed_virtual_storage</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-05T18:35:30.785</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-05T18:34:25.681</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Given the comments to my recent blog post on changes in Windows 7, it is worth clarifying how Virtual Store works in Windows.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2424B63A-82A2-DC11-9C0A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 51/113: FlowPanel and GridPanel Components</title><link>handbook_note_51</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-04T17:05:48.396</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-04T17:05:48.395</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 51 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE567F3B-3B26-DA11-BD92-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Fall Delphi Conferences</title><link>conf2005</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-16T01:31:52.896</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-16T01:31:52.896</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The US Borland Developer's Conference gets also a European version, plus there is EKON next week. Lot's of Delphi-related conferences this fall (and lots of talks for me).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5477A53B-A3EB-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE 2 Release, Part 3: Classic Delphi</title><link>delphi_xe2_part3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-01T06:37:15.569</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-30T20:44:44.807</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Part 3 of my blog post listing new features in Delphi XE2. After an introduction and some focus on 64-bit, it is time to look into the updates to some core or "classic" Delphi features: RTL, VCL, and the like. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1623E43B-E2A2-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the (Last) Week #7</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_7</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-03T14:58:54.854</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-03T14:58:54.854</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While I was looking to the mobile world, Delphi and C++Builder events kept happening and blog posts kept flowing.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCDD693C-B0C2-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 White Paper #2: Language</title><link>d2009_whitepaper2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-05T10:49:29.762</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-05T10:49:29.762</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has publishing on their Developer Network web site the second of a series of white papers I wrote. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CEB4B63C-BD1C-E011-826E-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Subversion Repository (with Delphi 2010 Handbook Code)</title><link>subversion_repository_dh2010_code</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-10T13:54:10.570</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-10T13:54:10.570</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've created a public subversion repository and I'm uploading the code of the examples of my past books, starting with Delphi 2010 Handbook.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8662BC3C-2783-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #16</title><link>tweets_16</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-20T21:23:57.028</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-20T21:23:57.028</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>With Delphi Developer Days 2011 done, I'm now focused on an Italian event (Delphi Day) in June, plus many assorted news (Mono, VB6, Dante...)</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{88950F3D-C16D-DD11-ACA4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon will be Delphi 2009</title><link>tiburon_delphi_2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-19T09:43:22.139</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-19T09:43:22.139</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nick Hodges has announced the name of the new version of Delphi, with an Architect edition including ER/Studio Developer Edition.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A164A3D-3418-DF11-BFCC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Vancouver Olympic Rings... Powered by Delphi</title><link>olympic_rings_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-13T14:59:55.478</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-13T01:22:24.366</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As the 2010 Winter Olympics start, it is nice to know that the application controlling the thousands of LEDs of the Vancouver Olympic Rings was written in Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{72465C3D-F5AB-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My CodeRage III Talks</title><link>coderageiii_talks</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-06T12:36:45.286</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-06T12:36:45.285</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Although the program is still not final, I'm supposed to give 4 talks at the coming online CodeRage III conference by CodeGear.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{12E25F3D-CA9D-DC11-B1F1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 47/113: VCL Enumerator Support</title><link>handbook_note_47</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-28T16:56:06.973</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-28T16:56:06.973</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 47 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{44F7CB3D-2EF8-DD11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Anders and User Groups at Delphi Dev Days</title><link>anders_dug_ddd</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-11T13:05:34.782</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-11T13:05:34.782</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi Developer Days Update: Anders Ohlsson will give keynote, the locations will host also free user group meetings, and some more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22330E3E-6CC2-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>PDF of My 2009 Handbook for All Delphi 2009 Users</title><link>handbook_all_users</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-05T02:39:58.032</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-05T02:39:58.032</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has made the PDF of my book available to all registered users of Delphi 2009 (and C++Builder 2009), beside those who bought RAD Studio 2009.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E3B113E-49D8-DE11-8FEF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 and 2009 eHandbooks</title><link>delphi_ehandbooks</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-25T00:01:52.567</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-23T17:20:11.579</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My two most recent books on Delphi are now available in PDF format, for anyone who doesn't qualify to get them from Embarcadero Technologies for free.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54A1983E-6C4B-DE11-A78C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Updates 3 and 4 Available</title><link>delphi_2009_update_3and4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-28T13:31:38.124</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-28T13:31:38.123</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you might have already seen, Updates 3 and 4 of Delphi 2009 have been made available by CodeGear.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AE07AA3E-0AF1-DC11-BB41-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 113/113: Stay Tuned to My Blog</title><link>handbook_note_113</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-13T15:36:54.219</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-13T15:36:54.219</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 113 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E690B53E-3E58-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Source Code of DataSnap Android Client</title><link>source_code_datasnap_android_client</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-11-28T15:15:48.515</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-11-28T15:15:48.515</created><monthcreated>2013-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I blogged about a DataSnap mobile client in August and showed it at CodeRage and other conferences. Here is the source code.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CE85E83E-5491-DE11-A413-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Released</title><link>delphi_2010_released</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-26T18:18:39.632</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-25T13:18:39.631</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today Embarcadero Technologies released Delphi 2010 (along with C++Builder 2010, Delphi Prism 2010, and RAD Studio 2010). The feature set is quite interesting...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A2C8063F-0772-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2013</title><link>year_cities_2013</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-31T11:40:22.349</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-31T11:40:22.349</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006, here is my year 2013 seen through the cities I've been to, mostly for work, occasionally for vacation.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{10A7133F-CD5E-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Pictures from Prague and from Italian events</title><link>pictures_from_prague</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-24T10:18:53.090</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-24T10:18:53.090</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I attended an Embarcadero partners event in Prague 2 weeks ago, where many pictures were taken, plus I have some more images from the Delphi events in Padua and Novara this week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{862F273F-E01C-E011-826E-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero Buys Quadram (and Hires Jose Leon)</title><link>embarcadero_buys_quadram</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-10T17:48:39.897</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-10T17:48:39.897</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has bought the products and related intellectual property of Qadram, the makers of RadPHP (originally Delphi for PHP) and hired the founder, Jose Leon. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D0E65B3F-BFF7-DB11-AAE6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>New CodeGear Site</title><link>new_codegear_site</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-01T10:40:26.610</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-01T10:40:26.609</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has updated its web site with the new logo and style.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{185E6F3F-69EE-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Article: Azure Applications with Delphi XE</title><link>article_azure_applications</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-04T09:17:23.670</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-04T09:17:23.670</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>SDN has published online an article I've written on using Azure cloud services in Delphi XE. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{28217F3F-FCAF-DB11-A602-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>XML Scripting Example</title><link>xml_scripting_examples</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-30T02:35:12.641</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-30T02:35:12.641</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As requested by a few readers, here are some examples of the XML scripting language called GXI I'm working with.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0AEA853F-2ACE-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Help Udpate 1 Available</title><link>d2009_help_update1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-20T01:11:22.786</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-20T01:11:22.786</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A first update of the help files for Delphi 2009 (and C++Builder 2009) are available for download.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{20A08F3F-EE07-E211-8754-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Tage 2012 Report</title><link>delphi_tage_2012_report</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-09-26T16:05:58.210</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-09-26T16:05:58.210</created><monthcreated>2012-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last Saturday I was at the Delphi Tage in Heidelberg, Germany. Very nice event, as usual.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A09D2540-F667-DE11-B0D1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Handbook on YouTube and Amazon Offer</title><link>book_trial_yuotube_amazon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-07-03T19:32:46.466</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-07-03T19:32:46.466</created><monthcreated>2009-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I noticed a short video by Embarcadero describing the Trial offer including my book... and also realized Amazon US is selling the printed version for a good discount.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E21B540-86B5-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio 2009... With My Delphi 2009 Handbook</title><link>rad_studio_2009_handbook</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-18T16:56:02.930</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-18T16:56:02.929</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has announced the availability of RAD Studio 2009, with a time-limited offer including my Delphi 2009 Handbook in ebook format.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DCEAD140-7349-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Turbo Explorer License</title><link>turbo_license</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-09-21T15:33:09.124</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-21T15:33:09.124</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In the talkback of a recent post, a reader raised a problem with the Turbo Explorer license...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F0B3F440-4501-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi for Android is Alive (by JT)</title><link>delphi_android_alive_jt</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-09T22:58:16.370</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-09T22:47:14.649</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>First blog post and images of an Android application written in Delphi. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D0CA4341-13EB-DA11-8D20-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Save me from Cleverness... and Curly Braces</title><link>cleverness_braces</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-24T18:40:27.426</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-24T13:04:01.673</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An article by Peter Coffee, a comment by Ray Konopka, and jet another Delphi thread on Joel's discussion board.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{905B5941-A373-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Vote for Delphi in Code2013</title><link>vote_delphi_code2013</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-02T11:50:54.246</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-02T11:50:54.246</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>If you used Delphi in 2013 and have a twitter account, you should vote the language in the Code 2013 context.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{00C16141-DE21-DB11-AB61-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Info on Delphi Live Templates</title><link>live_templates</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-02T06:35:14.463</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-02T06:35:14.463</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Delphi Wiki site has a couple of interesting articles on Live Templates, certainly worth reading if you use Delphi 2006 and want to customize how the editor works.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{96826541-D4BA-DC11-924D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 72/113: VCL Themes at Design Time</title><link>handbook_note_72</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-04T15:52:38.912</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-04T15:52:38.912</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 72 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F6347F41-07EE-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>First Delphi XAML App for WinRT (by Thom Gerdes)</title><link>first_delphi_xaml_winrt_gerdes</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-03T21:37:49.876</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-03T21:37:49.875</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Thom Gerdes of Embarcadero has posted on Google+ about a simple Delphi application he built for WinRT, the new Windows 8 runtime.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2A028A41-2440-E311-85E7-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE5 Update 1 Available</title><link>delphi_xe5_udpate1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-10-28T23:05:22.510</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-10-28T23:05:22.510</created><monthcreated>2013-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The first update for Delphi XE5 and RAD Studio XE5 has been released today.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FC4EA641-CE55-DE11-8849-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Report from Delphi-Tage 2009 in Hamburg</title><link>report_delphi_tage_2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-10T17:32:44.555</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-10T17:32:44.555</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My short report, with a few images by third-parties, of the Delphi Tage 2009 that took place last Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8664B141-4D8D-DC11-A264-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>I Will Be at CodeRage II</title><link>will_be_coderage_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-07T18:57:02.648</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-07T18:57:02.648</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be at the CodeRage II Virtual Conference at the end of the month, presenting 4 talks, and don't fully understand the people complaining about the event.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{046FE741-9695-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #19</title><link>tweets_19</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-13T08:32:38.308</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-13T08:32:38.308</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week tweets were focused on the Italian Delphi Day event, but also Delphi Certification and Windows 8.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C60B4A42-ACFB-DE11-A6A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Delphi REST Paper in French and German</title><link>Delphi_rest_paper_french_german</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-07T17:50:28.640</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-07T17:50:28.640</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My white paper on REST in Delphi 2010 has been translated to French and German languages.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{68B1A142-E4A3-DC11-9709-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 53/113</title><link>handbook_note_53</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-06T11:19:32.722</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-06T11:19:32.722</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 53 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E43C642-4868-E011-BBF2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2011 US Roundup</title><link>ddd_2011_us_roundup</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-16T19:28:08.249</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-16T16:56:28.079</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>We are now done with the two US stops of our tour, looking forward for the European ones. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6857ED42-FE9C-DC11-BB40-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 45/113: Data Execution Prevention</title><link>handbook_note_45</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-27T17:24:34.847</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-27T16:49:34.195</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 45 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CC1B2843-C189-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous</title><link>anonymous_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-24T00:53:11.499</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-24T00:52:29.493</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Ever seen three nested anonymous method calls in Delphi? Here is a real world example, written for the book and a talk.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C26F7643-8751-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>BorCon, Wednesday</title><link>borcon05_wed</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-10T19:14:32.732</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-10T02:41:42.901</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another day at the conference, with me on stage with Boz at the keynote, and a couple of more talks done, plus a surpise for tomorrow.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A68A8343-0D6D-DC11-9E45-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 11, Day 4</title><link>ekon11_day4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-27T17:42:16.026</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-27T17:35:29.984</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last day of the German CodeGear-related conference...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{466A8943-0120-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>On Books Publishing, Part 2</title><link>books_publishing_part2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-12T19:21:29.595</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-12T12:15:51.767</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some more thoughts on publishing and self-publishing books in a relative small technical market.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{786BE343-AE32-DB11-82BA-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>JavaScript Libraries</title><link>javascript_libraries</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-23T16:06:36.540</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-23T16:06:36.540</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been looking around for good JavaScript/AJAX libraries... and here are some interesting links.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5E0FE743-D77D-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Webinar on Programming Devices and Gadgets in Delphi</title><link>webinar_programming_devices_gadgets</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-15T11:46:18.968</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-15T11:46:18.968</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next week, Jim McKeeth and David I will host a very interesting webinar on building app for mobile devices and gadgets, covering many different platforms made available by the new Delphi mobile compilers. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{126CF143-2B06-DD11-BB15-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>One Thousand Delphi 2007 Handbooks</title><link>1000_delphi_2007_handbook</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-09T14:18:48.126</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-09T14:18:48.125</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My new book passes a relevant sales milestone, matching my best expectations.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F8178E44-1227-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi IDE DataBase Tools</title><link>delphi_ide_database_tools</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-21T17:36:03.007</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-21T10:58:47.818</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Recent versions of the Delphi IDE brought us the Data Explorer, but so a few features of the early days are still unparalleled.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{927FB944-B140-DE11-9863-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Live! 2009 #1</title><link>delphi_live_2009_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-14T20:05:01.824</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-14T20:05:01.824</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>First post from the Delphi Live conference in San Jose. Follow it on Twitter.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BCBF3445-694E-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear Sold for 29.8 Millions</title><link>codegear_29_millions</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-10T12:29:22.578</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-10T12:29:22.577</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero Technologies bought CodeGear for almost 30 millions, of which 20 millions were in cash. More or less as expected. Other (European) problems were not expected, though...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A0C45F45-4D7E-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear Forums on NewsWhat</title><link>codegear_forum_newswhat</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-09T12:39:52.064</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-09T12:39:52.064</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've found some time to setup the new CodeGear forums on my newswhat.com web sites (the delphi. and the dev. versions)... but writing to the groups is an issue.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{48F06445-8C76-DC11-A732-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 and QuickCam</title><link>delphi2007_quickcam</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-10T10:50:42.992</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-09T19:36:39.055</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My Delphi 2007 Update 3 installation didn't let me debug... because of the Logitech QuickCam.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9C4A8446-BA6A-DC11-B0F5-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 5/113: Delphi 2007 Udpate 1</title><link>handbook_note_5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-24T18:25:12.688</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-24T18:25:12.688</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 5 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{986A9A46-C84D-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 17th Birthday Webinar Coming</title><link>delphi_17th_birthday_webinar_coming</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-02T18:12:11.128</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-02T18:12:11.128</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>David I of Embarcadero is inviting everyone to celebrate Dellphi's 17th birtday on... Valentine Day, February the 14th</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A26CF746-69B8-DA11-91C0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi in Schools, My Personal Take</title><link>delphischools</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-21T00:56:48.279</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-21T00:56:48.279</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There (yet) another thread on Delphi in schools, which reminded me of my very own experience.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA9AFD46-4951-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>BorCon, Tuesday</title><link>borcon05_tuesday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-10T01:59:36.780</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-09T19:24:16.046</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Conference has started, with the intro keynote, Delphi 2006 presentations by R&amp;D members, and more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9CCC1747-6E00-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My FireMonkey Webinar Announced </title><link>firemonkey_webinar_announced</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-27T08:47:30.836</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-27T08:47:30.836</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The webinar on FireMonkey I've prepared for Embarcadero technologies has been announced. The white paper and videos should follow soon.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C2F3747-D85D-DC11-A425-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio 2007 in Milan on Tuesday</title><link>radstudio_2007_milan</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-08T09:05:29.355</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-08T09:05:29.355</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be introducing and demoing RAD Studio 2007 in Milan on Tuesday, September 11. In the coming month I'll be also in Frankfurt and Washington dC.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{725BAC47-27B4-DE11-8F0F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Using Direct2D in Delphi 2010</title><link>direct2d_delphi2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-08T18:34:52.184</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-08T18:34:52.183</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm experimenting with Direct2D support in Windows 7 using Delphi 2010, and decided to share the output of an example.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{38AEAD47-1FD2-DB11-B0FF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Stolen Blog Entries</title><link>stolen_blog_entries</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-14T12:38:57.908</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-14T12:38:57.908</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I found a blog that is stealing my entries verbatim and republishing them.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CE9CE47-E728-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>When Self in Nil... You Know You are in Trouble</title><link>when_self_is_nil</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-23T18:57:54.265</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-23T18:57:54.265</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nothing psychological here... only a Delphi programming error I bump into from time to time.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8682E147-400C-DF11-A643-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Republishing Old Delphi Books</title><link>republishing_delphi_books</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-28T20:27:52.818</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-28T20:27:52.818</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've started to work for republishing some Delphi "classics" that I wrote, still not sure about the details.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C0A6FA47-EBE6-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Q4 2007: CodeGear Revenues Up, Earnings Secret, BORL falls</title><link>codegear_q4_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-01T09:42:46.390</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-29T18:41:29.964</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has apparently had a very positive final quarter in 2007, but information about earnings is not in the official statement.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E6751048-6AB5-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>[OffTopic] Oculus, Glass, and ViewMaster</title><link>2014_march_oculus_glass</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-27T04:52:24.805</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-27T04:52:24.805</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I got these two posts in sequence in twitter, and it is a coincidence as they came from two different sources.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{489F3548-9D83-DC11-ACD8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 28/113: Extract Method and Begin/End</title><link>handbook_note_28</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-26T10:39:57.287</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-26T10:33:38.059</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 28 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80C44048-B651-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The Register on DavidI</title><link>theregister_davidi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-14T17:10:13.827</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-14T17:10:13.827</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Register has an article on CodeGear, but mostly on DavidI, long-time Borland tech evengelist.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80AC4448-5C31-DF11-864E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>YouTube Video of Myself Presenting Book and Seminar</title><link>youtube_video_myself_book_seminar</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-03-17T01:39:46.023</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-03-17T01:39:46.022</created><monthcreated>2010-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While I was in Scotts Valley last week, David I recorded a video of myself to present my Delphi 2010 Handbook, the promotion the company is running for my book, and my Delphi Developer Days seminars.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8E21B248-AA41-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 Free Tools (Almost a Secret)</title><link>d2006_free_tools</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-09-11T18:14:23.713</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-11T18:07:42.674</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Registered users of Delphi 2006 can download special free versions of Castalia, CodeHealer, Beyond Compare Differ, and (for the C++ camp) BuilderBoost. Did you know and how did you find out?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{46AE4049-2952-DC11-8B2C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear Video Competition</title><link>video_compatition</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-24T12:31:25.132</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-24T12:31:25.131</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few weeks ago CodeGear started a video competition that is now heating up.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{763B644A-D52C-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>David Clegg on Delphi 2007 and Compact Framework</title><link>david_clegg_delphi2007_cf</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-28T18:55:00.108</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-28T18:55:00.108</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>David Clegg has written a very nice article on building Compact Framework applications with RAD Studio 2007.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F2596D4A-33C3-DB11-8253-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Portal</title><link>italian_portal</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-23T14:58:05.522</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-23T14:58:05.522</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Italy just launched a national web portal, italia.it. A lot of money for a nice-looking, graphic-intensive, but sloppy site. Probably an interesting case study... of (partial) a failure.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F48A7E4A-C280-DC11-A5AD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Essential Pascal Coming to Lulu</title><link>essential_pascal_lulu</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-23T16:52:15.439</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-22T19:28:39.476</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My second book to be published on Lulu will be Essential Pascal. I expect it to be ready in a month or so.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1EF5914A-5CDE-E211-8562-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE4 Special Offers About to Expire</title><link>delphi_xe4_offers_expire</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-06-26T12:49:47.094</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-06-26T12:49:47.094</created><monthcreated>2013-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you know, there are many special offers for Delphi XE4 expiring by the end of June. To take advantage of those offers, buy XE4 today and get started with Delphi mobile development.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B689984A-3A28-E211-8242-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Joining Embarcadero as Delphi Product Manager</title><link>joining_embarcadero_delphi_product_manager</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-06T21:04:58.153</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-06T21:04:58.153</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>If you follow my twitter account or have attended the product address of CodeRage, you now that I've just made a big career change, joining Embarcadero Technologies.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{988DBB4A-83D2-DB11-8E5A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Retires Visual Jsharp</title><link>retired_jsharp</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-15T07:42:54.400</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-15T00:41:28.556</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft has an interesting way of killing one of the Visual Studio personalities.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F08A094B-C78B-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Added Twitter Follow Button to my Blog</title><link>added_twitter_follow_button</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-31T20:53:51.282</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-31T20:53:51.281</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Having seen this option on Twitter, I've added an official follow button on my site. Preview is nice, but slow.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA285B4B-2D12-DC11-8E11-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>From Web Maps to Case Sensitive Languages</title><link>web_maps_case</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-04T13:12:51.038</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-04T01:59:43.133</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I worked on a web map during the weekend... and found (among other things) what people can end up doing with case sensitive languages, like JavaScript.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{482F124C-A407-DC11-A564-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Jeff Duntemann on the Pascal Language</title><link>jeff_duntemann_pascal</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-21T16:26:55.849</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-21T16:26:55.849</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I found an interesting post by an old friend... of Turbo Pascal and Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22B2594C-9934-DE11-9AC5-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Social Web Blog Updates (April 2009)</title><link>social_web_blog_apr2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-29T10:58:02.037</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-29T10:58:02.037</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I occasionally post on my second blog, focused on Web 2.0 and social web (from a not-so-technical perspective) and had a few recent entries.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E04F6F4C-0433-E011-8C54-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks</title><link>embarcadero_kdsev_nextgetn</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-07T22:04:43.641</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-07T22:04:43.641</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero buys KSdev to work on "next generation frameworks". Quite interesting, I have to say. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D6720A4D-13F7-DF11-9198-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Migrating from WinForms to WPF?</title><link>migrating_winforms_WPF</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-23T20:34:17.588</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-23T16:09:28.891</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Pete Brown of Microsoft wants to help developer migrate from WinForms... but do they want? </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCED324D-5305-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>ITDevCon 2011 Summary</title><link>itdevcon2011_summary</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-02T13:19:40.499</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-02T13:19:40.499</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week ITDevCon conference was very nice, as usual. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CCD6C84D-A64C-DE11-A78C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More Delphi REST Clients and TweetOfTheDay Application</title><link>delphi_rest_2_tweetoftheday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-30T01:30:26.679</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-30T01:30:26.679</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've made available two more Delphi REST clients (with full source) and my TweetOfTheDay application, for twittering on a regular basis.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{62AED04D-02C8-DC11-A322-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 81/113: DBXExports</title><link>handbook_note_81</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-21T10:26:05.474</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-21T10:26:05.474</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 81 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9491D84D-0509-E011-91F1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Guest Post: "…Parenthetically, Oracle XE Breaks DBX" by Keith Tolbert</title><link>guest_post_oracle_xe_breaks_dbx</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-18T07:53:27.649</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-16T11:18:53.851</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This is a guest post by Keith Tolbert on using Oracle XE with dbExpress. I'm always happy to host practical advice form Delphi developers (particularly if they don't have a blog of their own). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{68C4E14D-5C2E-DB11-91E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Voting DevCo Conference Talks</title><link>voting_conference</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-18T04:36:29.660</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-18T04:36:29.660</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>You can vote for talks for the next DevCo Conference, although it seems few people have done that.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C42DF44D-9B77-DF11-BBD6-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Hundred Thousand Lines in a Unit</title><link>hundred_thousand_lines_unit</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-14T10:12:48.054</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-14T10:12:48.053</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>At a recent event, a person mentioned he had problems with the debugger with a very large unit. I tried to reproduce it...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0AA66F4E-DDA8-DC11-8824-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 57/113: ProcessExplorer</title><link>handbook_note_57</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-12T19:10:01.022</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-12T19:10:01.022</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 57 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{30E1964E-78E8-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Whitepaper #4: The VCL</title><link>d2009_whitepaper4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-22T13:12:38.651</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-22T13:12:03.880</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has published on their Developer Network web site the fourth of a series of white papers I wrote, covering the VCL.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A882A44E-28BF-DA11-9D66-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Visual Studio Information for Borland Delphi Developers</title><link>vsinfo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-29T16:01:42.609</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-29T16:01:42.609</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>MSDN has an interesting page with information for Delphi users. Some interesting... some totally misleading.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DCE4D04E-E36C-DC11-9E45-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>October 3: Washington dc User Group </title><link>october3_dcUserGroup</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-27T12:31:09.402</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-27T12:31:09.402</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm visiting Washington dC next week and will be at the local user group meeting on Wednesday. I can also do "virtual appearances" to user groups around the world...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EE8B134F-6DDD-DB11-B399-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Melbourne, Australia</title><link>melbourne_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-28T22:55:11.447</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-28T22:55:11.447</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm in Melbourne at the moment, getting ready for the ADUG Symposium.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2EDE204F-849F-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Brakes 20-Years-Old CUA (by Alan Zeichick)</title><link>microsoft_brakes_cua</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-09T03:20:57.636</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-09T03:20:57.635</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A very interesting article on SD Times points out that Microsoft is turning his back to the UI specification that was key for its success and that of the Windows platform.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8048444F-6160-DB11-AB34-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Flexible Installer for a New Delphi Sales Model</title><link>flexible_installer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-21T01:17:04.014</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-21T01:17:04.014</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In a newsgroup post, Chris Pattinson of DevCo outlines a possible new strategy for deploying Delphi in a component based fashion... which in turn will promote subscriptions.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AED8624F-A87B-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi iOS Preview Webinar</title><link>delphi_ios_preview_webinar</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-02-20T22:36:42.079</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-02-20T22:36:42.079</created><monthcreated>2013-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>On February 21st (tomorrow), I'll present the Delphi iOS Preview webinar, along with JT and Sarina. I'll cover database access. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6667764F-0CCD-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Free Mida VCL to FireMonkey Converter Embarcadero Edition</title><link>free_mida_embarcadero_edition</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-07-13T17:23:10.743</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-07-13T17:23:10.743</created><monthcreated>2012-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Mida is a VCL to FireMonkey converter I've used and already blogged about. Thanks to a deal with Embarcadero, there is a Basic Edition free for XE2 registered users.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{42A8874F-BD2A-DC11-B424-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>30+ Delphi Developers</title><link>30plus_developers</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-05T08:11:09.732</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-05T08:11:09.732</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>How many companies have a large number of Delphi developers?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{341EA44F-F4BA-DB11-8B89-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Google Reader Feeds</title><link>google_reader_feeds</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-13T01:04:20.480</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-13T01:04:20.479</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've added a page to my blog with some selected blog entries from my Google Reader account, which I'm using more and more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E8CFB54F-1E2E-E011-BA80-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Relax: Architecture and Strategy</title><link>delphi_relax_architecture_strategy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-01T17:18:02.636</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-01T17:18:02.636</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi Relax is an extension of Delphi XE DataSnap REST Application architecture, with a particular focus on supporting jQuery for the browser user interface.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E6C30150-DC46-DF11-9BA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 HotFix #2</title><link>delphi_2010_hotfix_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-13T11:43:27.066</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-13T11:43:27.066</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A second hotfix for Delphi 2010 has been released by Embarcadero Technologies.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7CF76D50-4AC0-DF11-85B1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Old Code Downloads on DropBox</title><link>code_dropbox</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-14T22:02:15.438</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-14T22:01:22.477</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm moved most of my old book source code downloads to DropBox. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{24D2BA50-0DB3-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2012 in Tweets</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2012_tweets</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-06-10T15:08:33.124</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-06-10T15:08:33.123</created><monthcreated>2012-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A bunch of tweets by a few friends covering the event last week (with 80+ attendees).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E0AACE50-55D4-DE11-B0E9-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Links: War for Web, Image Swirl, Delphi 2010 Review</title><link>links_warweb_swirl_review</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-18T16:32:01.442</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-18T16:32:01.441</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Too little time and too many interesting links, so I'm summing that up in a single post.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0A2D0751-D972-E111-8DAA-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Rome Walk Tour at DDD 2012</title><link>rome_walk_trou_ddd2012</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-20T22:18:23.725</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-20T22:18:23.725</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>At the Rome stop of Delphi Developer Days 2012, the class I organize with Cary Jensen, there will be a special extra: a walking tour with me as a guide. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7AF38551-33CA-DE11-A0FB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Call for Unicode Migration Stories (by Cary Jensen)</title><link>call_unicode_migration</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-05T19:07:49.118</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-05T19:07:49.118</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Cary Jensen is looking for contribution to a paper on Unicode Migration Stories he is writing for Embarcadero.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{583ABE51-8137-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The Architecture of this Blog</title><link>blogarchi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-08T15:20:37.967</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-08T00:58:48.528</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This blog uses XML, XSLT, XML-based scripting and custom servers compiled in Kylix: here are some more details...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A02DC51-9ECE-E011-8261-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Video Beta Blog</title><link>firemonkey_betablog_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-24T22:26:56.667</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-08-24T22:21:38.866</created><monthcreated>2011-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Three simple FireMonkey demos in a short video. Part of the Delphi XE2 beta blogging, with permissions from Embarcadero. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7698E451-05FA-DC11-B4CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Upgrading Vista and AWS</title><link>upgrading_vista_aws</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-25T02:26:49.428</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-25T02:26:49.427</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've spend some time during this long Easter Weekend installing Vista service pack and updating an Amazon Web Service application.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F8D6E951-4D02-DB11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Software Wars (by Steven Hilton)</title><link>software_wars_hilton</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-23T02:22:42.718</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-23T02:22:42.718</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An interesting way to "depict" the status of the software world.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C0230152-2BB4-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>XE4 DataBase Components Updates and the Reviewers Guide</title><link>xe4_database_components_updates_rguide</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-03T20:17:41.426</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-03T20:17:41.426</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary> Two hot fixes for XE4: IBX and a FireDAC update. Plus the reviewers guide.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5A4A3352-544C-E311-85E7-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>StyleBook Resources Text Editor for XE5</title><link>stylebook_text_editor_xe5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-11-13T11:15:31.699</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-11-13T11:15:31.699</created><monthcreated>2013-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I wrote a simple utility to help manually working on styles from a StyleBook in XE4, the version for XE5 is now available on CodeCentral.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80847452-88A3-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio Recharge Program</title><link>2014_march_rad_recharge_program</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-04T11:45:27.838</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-04T11:45:27.838</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has announced a new plan for selling updates of Delphi and C++Builder. The idea is to make it easier (and cheaper) for early adopters and loyal users.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9CEE7552-3374-DB11-9A27-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Debates about Delphi for .NET and VCL.NET</title><link>debates_delphi_net</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-15T00:14:48.466</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-15T00:14:48.466</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A talk on moving from Delphi to .NET at Microsoft TechEd conference are spawned some online discussion.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{143D7A52-C954-DB11-9C5C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Why aren't you upgrading Delphi? Reasons and myths.</title><link>why_upgrading_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-06T10:09:33.809</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-06T03:04:25.216</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nick Hodges has started a very interesting thread and is receiving many responses based on facts, but also many based on myths.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{282A9552-107A-DF11-BBD6-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Day 2010 Photos</title><link>delphi_day_2010_photos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-17T13:27:29.116</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-17T13:26:51.783</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few pictures of the Delphi Day 2010 taken by Andrea Magni. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{825D9952-09EE-DB11-AB91-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borland Moving To Texas, CodeGear Staying Home</title><link>borland_to_texas</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-19T02:25:00.201</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-19T02:15:18.677</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Borland is on the move, but the "IDE" company is not.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BC4AC452-AEE7-DB11-90ED-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Atom Feeds for Borland Groups</title><link>atom_feeds_groups</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-11T00:04:44.451</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-11T00:04:44.451</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've added atom feeds to my NNTP front end, dev.newswhat.com.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{184EFC52-D06A-E011-BBF2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #12</title><link>tweets_12</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-19T22:02:10.196</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-19T22:02:10.196</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some recent tweets, mostly related with the Delphi Developer Days event in Houston and my return trip.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{76C46553-2A56-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My BOF on Ajax</title><link>ajax2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-16T00:18:36.932</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-16T00:18:36.932</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There was a lot of interested around the BoF session I presented at BorCon, from people who attended and many who missed it. AJAX is hot!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9CD79A53-DE67-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Picture of an iOS Picture (taken with a Delphi App) </title><link>picture_picture_delphi_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-01-26T17:52:31.776</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-01-26T17:52:31.776</created><monthcreated>2013-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This is the picture of a picture taken with a Delphi iOS application. I know, almost recursive.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA19DC53-24F0-DC11-BB41-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 112/113: Indy and Compatibility</title><link>handbook_note_112</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-12T13:41:34.622</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-12T13:41:34.622</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 112 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3CEEE953-CE8D-DA11-B67F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 EBook Updated</title><link>delphi2006ebook2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-25T19:22:55.286</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-25T19:22:55.286</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've updated my free Delphi 2006 ebook with more chapters and a new format.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C0DF253-ADBF-DC11-A584-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon Unicode Info from Bauer</title><link>tiburon_unicodice_bauer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-11T07:14:48.235</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-10T20:02:34.722</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Allen Bauer has posted on his blog interesting information about Unicode support in the next version of Delphi, codenamed Tiburon.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{14653C54-6793-E011-9CE7-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero Trademarks FireMonkey</title><link>embarcarero_tm_firemonkey</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-02T13:03:48.750</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-10T14:01:34.992</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero filed a trademark request for "FireMonkey". And the description is quite interesting. And a job request ties it to Delphi. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E2EBA654-2B91-DC11-9AEE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>First Handbook Review</title><link>first_handbook_review</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-12T15:30:12.974</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-12T15:30:12.973</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Alister Christie of codegearguru.com has published the first review of my Delphi 2007 Handbook.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A8E7BC54-04CA-E311-9E53-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the Week #11</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_11</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-04-22T13:47:54.317</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-04-22T10:18:45.235</created><monthcreated>2014-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A very busy week, with the release of Delphi XE6 and C++Builder XE6. Lots of links. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2CA7C454-AF84-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>FireDAC Tip#1: Installation</title><link>firedac_tip1_installation</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-03-04T17:24:11.457</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-03-04T17:24:11.457</created><monthcreated>2013-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm going to publish a few blog posts about FireDAC, starting with some installation notes.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D612C654-14ED-DF11-8989-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Extended Delphi Applications Showcase</title><link>extended_delphi_showcase</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-10T23:30:41.553</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-10T22:07:22.779</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has add a large number of new applications from all over the world to the Delphi applications showcase. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{14144B55-C59D-DC11-B1F1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 46/113: FastCode</title><link>handbook_note_46</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-28T16:24:00.910</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-28T16:24:00.910</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 46 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{24037955-9E83-DC11-ACD8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 29/113: Extract Method and Var Parameters</title><link>handbook_note_29</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-26T10:37:46.599</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-26T10:37:46.598</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 29 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F63FCF55-4F26-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Californian Trip Pictures</title><link>california_04_2008_pictures</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-20T11:38:12.959</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-20T11:38:12.958</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last months, during my trip to California, I took some pictures, but failed to upload them so far. Now they are on Picasa.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{944F0556-1257-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Maxtor Lost GigaBytes</title><link>maxtor_lost_gigabytes</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-21T16:42:49.433</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-21T16:42:49.433</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Maxtor has an odd way of computing hard disk space... so I lost 7% of mine.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D6092E56-A39F-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>My Views on Mobile World Congress 2014 (or Nokia is doing Android) </title><link>views_mwc2014_nokia_android</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-27T12:42:55.903</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-27T12:42:55.903</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've spend the last few days in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress, the world largest gathering of vendors mobile devices and services. My focus, of course, is that of a development tool product manager...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{82B84756-1CB9-DC11-A2FC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 70/113: TaskDialog Components by TMS and JED</title><link>handbook_note_70</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-02T11:36:51.110</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-02T11:36:51.110</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 70 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F4675356-3644-DD11-8E78-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The Social Web: New Book, New Blog</title><link>social_web_book_blog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-27T13:02:05.569</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-27T13:02:05.569</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've written a book about online communities and started a companion blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0EB57756-EB99-DD11-A142-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi.org Podcast... With Myself</title><link>delphi.org_podcast_marco</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-14T16:33:43.148</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-14T16:33:43.148</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week I recorded a rather long interview with Jim McKeeth, now featured as Episode 10 of his delphi.org podcast.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6A609156-C9FF-DC11-8DC8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Presentation Zen Book</title><link>presentation_zen_book</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-01T11:03:55.558</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-01T11:03:55.557</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While preparing for the Delphi Open Doors (Delphi Porte Aperte) events in Italy, I finally spend some time reading a great book I bought some time ago.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CE78C056-FC66-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi for iOS is Coming Soon</title><link>delphi_ios_coming_soon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-01-25T14:54:05.101</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-01-25T14:54:05.101</created><monthcreated>2013-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is a new Delphi for iOS page on the Embarcadero web site, with the announcement of the new tool and its features.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F6566B57-C8AF-DF11-8221-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Third Preview Video and More</title><link>delphi_xe_third_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-24T21:58:18.256</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-24T21:58:18.255</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The next version of Delphi will be called Delphi XE... and there is a third preview video available online, focused on datasnap and REST support. Plus, there are a few more links, including one you cannot miss: The Apocrypha by Verity Stob.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1C41FF57-5225-DC11-B68B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Router Configuration Lost</title><link>router_configuration</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-28T11:17:16.053</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-28T11:17:16.053</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday the blog was no accessible, but the server was running fine...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B01D5458-3C6B-DC11-A4AD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 6/113: Piacenza (plus Code and TOC)</title><link>handbook_note_6</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-25T10:13:00.159</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-25T10:13:00.159</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 6 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook. Plus the Source Code and a detailed Table of Contents are now available.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA4B8B58-A1AC-DB11-A602-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>XML-Based Scripting: GXI</title><link>xml_scripting_gxi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-26T01:06:23.738</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-26T01:06:23.738</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm developing and using for many web sites, including this one, an XML-based scripting language. Here are some thoughts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DED4A058-FB06-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Picking Cities for Delphi Developer Days 2012</title><link>picking_cities_ddd2012</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-04T15:57:30.265</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-04T15:57:30.265</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>We are trying to finalize cities and dates for the 2012 edition of Delphi Developer Days, the training event I organize with Cary Jensen.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{988ED658-5982-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft, Skype, and Delphi</title><link>microsoft_skype_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-19T20:56:00.905</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-19T20:56:00.905</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you certainly know Microsoft last week announced the acquisition of Skype, one of the largest of the company history. An analysis from the developer's point of view, considering that the Skype for Windows is written in Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{04050A59-4C93-DF11-B22D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Nick's New Blog</title><link>Nick_New_Blog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-07-19T15:47:04.891</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-07-19T15:47:04.891</created><monthcreated>2010-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Popular Delphi expert and former Product Manager, Nick Hodges now has an independent blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8E036559-4984-DB11-9B7A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Ben Smith on CodeGear</title><link>ben_smith_codegear</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-05T11:36:22.127</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-05T11:36:22.127</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday, David I hosted a chat featuring Ben Smith, CodeGear's CEO.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8488B159-A73B-E011-A72F-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #4</title><link>tweets_04</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-18T21:44:20.082</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-18T21:44:20.082</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another more or less weekly collection of Twitter posts of myself and of interesting posts I retweeted.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{589CB159-E6E4-E211-AA49-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Flying Back Home From Scotts Valley</title><link>back_home_scotts_valley</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-07-05T07:57:34.212</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-07-04T20:24:31.209</created><monthcreated>2013-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm at the Amsterdam airport on my way home after 10 days in Scotts Valley. When I'm at the office I get so busy meeting with people, that it is hard to find the time to blog. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1641425A-A54D-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>2006 EuroDevCon / EKON 10, Day 1</title><link>eurodevcon2006_day1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-09-26T23:36:48.012</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-26T23:35:57.537</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>First day at the conference in Frankfurt... nothing major, so this will be a short report.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{08C5B15A-8D21-DF11-AAEB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Webinar on REST Web Services on March 3rd</title><link>webinar_rest_services_march3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-24T22:51:49.397</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-24T22:51:49.396</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero technology is hosting a webinar in which I'll discuss consuming and creating REST Web Services in Delphi 2010, following the steps of my white paper on the same topic.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3C8EF65A-DF4D-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borland Dumps the Bit Twiddlers, by Verity Stob</title><link>dump_bit_twiddlers</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-09T19:58:42.101</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-09T19:56:39.649</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A very nice "reading" of the sale of CodeGear to Embarcadero.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1C78515B-7C2B-E311-B28C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE5 Anonymous ShowModal and Android</title><link>xe5_anonymous_showmodal_android</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-10-02T21:19:28.387</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-10-02T21:19:28.387</created><monthcreated>2013-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>FireMonkey in Delphi XE5 introduces a new mechanism for working with modal dialog boxes, due to the fact that the old model is not directly supported on Android.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C30625B-5599-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More info on Borland selling Delphi</title><link>borlandsellingmore</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-09T16:37:45.489</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-09T11:41:34.634</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here are a few more links and info...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F8902F5C-44A4-DD11-805C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero Shines Light on Delphi Prism: it is Oxygene!</title><link>light_on_delphi_prism_oxygene</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-27T19:13:00.207</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-27T17:38:29.307</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Delphi Prism press release has hit the web. I guess this makes it an announcement, this time... and we have more details.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F00B435C-6A37-DF11-834C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Books By Country</title><link>delphi_books_country</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-03-24T18:50:31.412</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-03-24T18:50:31.411</created><monthcreated>2010-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Among the sales information of my ebooks, there is the stats of sales by country, which probably somehow represents Delphi usage around the world.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5EF7765C-451C-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Goodbye Borland, Welcome Embarcadero</title><link>goodbyeborland</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-07T17:47:33.042</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-07T17:08:07.615</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear, Borland's division specialized in development tools like Delphi and JBuilder, is being acquired by Embarcadero technology.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8CC9805C-94D6-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The Profits of Piracy</title><link>profits_privacy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-30T18:25:26.083</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-30T18:25:26.083</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It's not just that you don't get paid for your work, but it is the fact that others make money on it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6EC8BA5C-3A16-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>April 08 Delphi Roadmap Comments</title><link>delphi_roadmap_april_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-30T00:39:44.857</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-30T00:39:44.857</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week CodeGear has published an updated roadmap, with many new details about the coming and future versions of Delphi. Here are my comments.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B277265D-39D6-DC11-A605-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 93/113: InstallAware is Written in Delphi</title><link>handbook_note_93</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-08T12:49:32.986</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-08T12:49:32.986</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 93 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E60885D-742A-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Why XSLT?</title><link>whyxslt</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-21T10:37:13.763</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-21T10:37:13.763</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some of the reasons I use XSLT whenever possible for building dynamic web sites, and also in many other circumstances.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22C9925D-1B1F-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Speaking at Delphi XE5 Events in Prague, Milan, and Leipzig</title><link>xe5tour_prague_milan_leipzig</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-16T22:14:01.292</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-16T22:14:01.292</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This week I'll be in Czech Republic, Italy, and Germany presenting Delphi for Android, part of the current XE5 world tour.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{50731C5E-CEBF-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My InterBase ToGo Webinar Tomorrow</title><link>my_interbase_togo_webinar_tomorrow</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-06-26T20:55:49.637</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-06-26T20:55:49.637</created><monthcreated>2012-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I just finished recording, editing, and uploading the material for a Webinar I'm doing for Embarcadero tomorrow, on "How to Embed InterBase into your Delphi Applications".</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9A04B05E-5149-DE11-A78C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Ten Delphi REST Clients are Coming...</title><link>ten_delphi_rest_clients_coming</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-25T19:38:27.448</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-25T19:38:27.447</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The "Ten Delphi REST Clients" I presented at Delphi Live are now starting to shop up on one of my web sites. Plus a video interview at the conference is now on YouTube.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{40E9C95E-423C-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Firefox 3 Download Day</title><link>firefox3_downlaod</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-17T09:59:23.796</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-17T09:59:23.795</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Firefox 3 download day will start in a few minutes</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DEDDF65E-84B3-DC11-A8C6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 66/113: Vista Versioning</title><link>handbook_note_66</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-26T08:46:14.656</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-26T08:44:24.840</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 66 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{92A14C5F-F6CD-DC11-82BA-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The Server Hosting delphi.newshat.com Is Down</title><link>delphi.newshat.com_down</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-29T00:24:36.610</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-29T00:24:36.610</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The server hosting my first newsgroup front end has a severe disk problem... </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{94A7915F-CBD3-DC11-81DD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 90/113: On the Internal dbExpress Architecture</title><link>handbook_note_90</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-05T10:20:23.359</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-05T10:20:23.358</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 90 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1A0AE75F-E68E-DC11-AD14-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 37/113: Assigning Result</title><link>handbook_note_37</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-09T18:40:33.835</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-09T18:33:34.924</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 37 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C153D60-C869-E111-8DAA-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE2 Update 4 Dependency Issues?</title><link>xe2updt4_depencency_issues</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-09T13:50:10.081</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-09T09:28:31.726</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I (and a few others) found out there are dependencies on older versions of FireMonkey in Update 4. Something left over on my PC... or do we need an Update 5? </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4365060-62EF-DC11-BB41-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 111/113: Porting to TIdCmdTCPServer</title><link>handbook_note_111</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-11T13:06:07.447</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-11T13:06:07.446</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 111 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9E198760-A925-E011-9636-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi REST Videos and Webinar, Again</title><link>delphi_rest_videos_again</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-24T08:15:00.761</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-21T22:06:24.038</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The "REST Servers in Delphi XE" videos are now also on YouTube, and embedded in this post, while there is little time left to sign up for next week webinar. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54288D60-B4B9-DA11-9D66-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Nigel Brown to manage Borland IDE business, DevCo</title><link>nigelbrown</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-22T23:11:19.408</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-22T16:15:01.818</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nigel Brown, currently vice president of the Borland EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) region, named general manager of Borland's IDE products "division".</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9057A760-8EA3-E111-BB18-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE2 Hotfix 4.1</title><link>delphi_xe2_hotfix_4_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-05-21T21:57:14.346</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-05-21T21:57:14.345</created><monthcreated>2012-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week Embarcadero made available a "hotfix" to Delphi XE2 Update 4.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8C04BB60-9B42-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Pictures (and Source Code) of Delphi Day 2008</title><link>pictures_delphi_day_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-25T11:51:08.189</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-25T11:51:08.189</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've uploaded a few pictures of the Delphi Day 2008 in Italy, and made available the download file for a couple of demos of mine.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3005FB60-9434-E011-8C54-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>UnbeliEvable MeMory FailurEs</title><link>unbelievable_memory_failures</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-10T08:14:09.248</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-09T21:55:42.858</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last few days I program I was working on has been showing very inconsistent and almost nonsense errors. But finding the cause was very hard, and things really took an unexpected turn. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E2A44361-2FA5-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi: Open Source or Community Driven?</title><link>opensourcecommunity</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-24T13:41:48.289</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-24T13:41:48.289</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Someone posted on my blog about making Delpih open source or creating an open source clone... I'd rather see the product community-driven.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E033A761-8EE4-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 102/113: G Framework</title><link>handbook_note_102</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-26T18:20:51.595</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-26T18:20:51.595</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 102 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CA7D861-797A-E011-9808-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Tech Tip 02: Retuning Derived Type</title><link>techtip02_retuning_derived_type</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-09T20:59:48.934</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-09T20:47:44.337</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A second tech tip... unveiling why I suggested the first one. How to change the return type of a function in a derived class. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C20B6262-310E-DC11-A0DD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Remix 07 in Milan (My Take on Silverlight)</title><link>remix_07_milan</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-30T01:12:10.472</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-30T01:12:10.472</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today I was at the Microsoft Remix07 event in Milan, where I attended a detailed introduction to Silverligth. Here are some thoughts on this technology.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F4ED7A62-56C5-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2012 Report (by Marco Breveglieri)</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2012_report</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-07-03T21:37:03.295</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-07-03T21:33:26.824</created><monthcreated>2012-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Marco Breveglieri has posted a link to a 18 pages report about the Italian Delphi Day (written in Italian) </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{94C49A62-7EE6-DE11-B9DE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook Almost Ready</title><link>delphi_2010_handbook_amost</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-11T19:16:22.105</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-11T19:09:09.250</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My new book is almost ready. Parts of the book will start selling in electronic format next Monday.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C61BB62-83DD-E211-8562-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Allen blogs on ARC in Delphi</title><link>allen_blog_arc_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-06-25T10:50:47.760</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-06-25T10:50:47.760</created><monthcreated>2013-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Forgot to refer to the excellent blog post by Allen Bauer on Automatic Reference Counting in Delphi for iOS.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8015D162-C006-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey WhitePaper and Videos</title><link>firemonkey_whitepaper_videos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-04T08:51:58.954</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-04T08:51:58.954</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After announcing my webinar for November 15th, Embarcadero has created a landing page with the white paper download and 3 introductory videos.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AC461063-4EC3-E011-AC12-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #23</title><link>tweets_23</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-10T12:44:52.249</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-08-10T12:44:52.249</created><monthcreated>2011-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In slow mode (it's August and I'm not well connected here on the hills), mostly on XE2 and FireMonkey</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F8AD1463-98A6-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 12 Conference Report</title><link>EKON12_Report</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-02T16:49:37.434</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-30T16:49:33.957</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This is a summary of my three days in Mainz, Germany, for the EKON 12 conference, which is still taking place.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B4A15663-8274-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>A Splash Screen for Delphi on Android</title><link>splash_screen_delphi_android</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-03T15:10:03.473</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-03T15:10:03.472</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Differently form iOS, Android lacks an initial splash bitmap, but you can build one to improve startup time (or its perception).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2C7A5E63-174C-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi for PHP uses EurekaLog</title><link>delphi_php_eurekalog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-07T13:34:08.699</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-07T13:34:08.699</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi for PHP, which is written in Delphi Win32, uses EurekaLog exception logging and bug reporting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{34CFA163-A38E-DC11-997B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Fun with Vista: 100+ Years for Copying Files</title><link>fun_vista_100_years</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-09T10:32:16.970</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-09T10:32:16.970</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Vista UI tries to make things easier for non-experts, but some of its flaws can drive users nuts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{44C50F64-56E5-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE 2 Release, Part 2: 64bit</title><link>delphi_xe2_part2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-23T12:51:05.419</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-22T20:12:47.665</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This is a second blog post devoted to the new Delphi and focused on the new 64bit compiler. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A3B9B64-42EC-DC11-BB41-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 109/113: WebAppDebugger and Indy Conflicts</title><link>handbook_note_109</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-07T13:40:29.135</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-07T13:40:29.135</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 109 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B60C0865-E358-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Price Compared</title><link>delphi_price_compared</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-01-10T15:03:38.048</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-01-07T17:06:41.678</created><monthcreated>2013-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>From time to time I see comments and concerns about Delphi price. How does it compare with other offerings? It is very hard to make a fair comparison, so I'm "merely" listing prices, without too many comments.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{32283565-58BC-DB11-82E1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>12 Years of Delphi</title><link>delphi_12_years</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-14T19:36:39.944</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-14T19:36:39.944</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi was officially launched 12 years ago, today. Here is some material from my 10th birthday page.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{16A83665-9E00-DD11-8DC8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Library Thing</title><link>librarything</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-02T12:48:52.941</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-02T12:48:52.941</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I recently found out an interesting Web 2.0 book site for book lovers.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AC1C3765-A39C-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Handbooks Collection, Second Edition (2007 to XE)</title><link>delphi_handbooks_collection_2nd_edition</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-22T08:04:18.667</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-22T08:04:18.667</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few days after the new "Delphi XE Handbook" I'm also releasing an updated version of the Delphi Handbooks Collection, a single PDF encompassing my 4 handbooks covering all of the new features of Delphi 2007, 2009, 2010, and XE. That's a single PDF of 1,113 pages, with the most detailed and complete coverage of Delphi XE you can find.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{50323F65-96BE-DC11-80AC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 75/113: UAC in Vista</title><link>handbook_note_75</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-09T10:38:09.967</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-09T10:37:46.404</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 75 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{20BD7F65-175E-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>BorCon 2005 Pictures</title><link>borcon2005pictures</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-26T01:59:25.701</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-26T01:59:25.701</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Pictures from the conferences are on my other site.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{188F9A65-36AE-E011-AA75-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Relax Status Update, July 2011</title><link>delphi_relax_status_july_2011</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-07-14T16:50:04.477</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-07-14T16:50:04.476</created><monthcreated>2011-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've realized I haven't blogged in quite some time about the current evolution of the Delphi Relax project, an open source extension to Delphi XE DataSnap REST architecture I'm working on.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BA3DB965-C85E-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>DavidI on VCL Enhancements in Delphi XE5</title><link>davidi_vcl_xe5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-06T23:04:37.703</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-06T23:04:37.703</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In case you've missed it, David I wrote a great blog post on VCL enhancements in XE5, mostly included also in the professional version.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C86EF665-8466-DA11-A89C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Good luck, Danny, and thanks for all the fish...</title><link>goodluckdanny</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-12-09T14:07:04.389</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-12-06T19:57:30.439</created><monthcreated>2005-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Danny Thorpe has left Borland some time ago, but the information became public today on the newsgroups. It's time to thank him and wish him good luck at Google.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CCC08866-F2AC-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Assorted Delphi XE4 Links</title><link>assorted_delphixe4_links</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-04-24T17:06:04.439</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-04-24T17:06:04.439</created><monthcreated>2013-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been busy with launch webinar and other activities, but also spent some time online. Here is a collection of links related with Delphi XE4. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A03C1767-008B-DB11-9B7A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Unicode and CF Shift in Updated Delphi Roadmap</title><link>unicode_cf_roadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-14T00:32:21.818</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-14T00:32:21.817</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>According to Bob Swart, who quotes Nick Hodges, we'll get Unicode support in Delphi sooner than anticipated and CF support delayed.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3C9A2367-F2C4-E011-AC12-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>30 Years of PCs</title><link>30_years_pc</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-12T15:01:58.810</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-08-12T15:01:58.810</created><monthcreated>2011-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today is the 30th anniversary of the IBM PC. And this is probably the first year a PC with a MS operating systems is not for given any more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FC582767-D3AD-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 Ebook: Database Chapters</title><link>md2006database</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-07T13:19:49.606</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-07T13:19:49.606</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Three new chapters of my Delphi 2006 ebook, covering database support, are now available.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C0C69667-76FB-DE11-A6A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Prism 2010 White Paper (by Brian Long)</title><link>delphi_prism_2010_whitepaper</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-07T23:16:04.620</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-07T11:49:36.773</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Since a couple of weeks the European Embarcadero site hosts a white paper (with several videos) by Brian Long on Delphi Prism 2010.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CC62BE67-3DD6-DB11-A95D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Getting Ready for the Delphi 2007 Launch in Italy</title><link>ready_launch_delphi_2007_italy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-19T19:23:56.067</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-19T19:23:56.067</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Tomorrow in Milan and Thursday in Rome, I'll take part in the launch of Delphi 2007 in Italy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{48185668-0501-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Migrating Delphi Code: Which Components Are Blocking You?</title><link>migrating_delphi_code_bloking_components</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-09T15:22:00.180</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-09T15:22:00.180</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the big problems migrating old Delphi applications is they use components that aren't available any more. Which ones have caused you trouble or are blocking you?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B28B7768-305D-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Software I use</title><link>software</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-24T23:13:23.647</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-24T23:13:23.647</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>You can tell a lot about a programmer from the software he uses. This is a list of what's on my PC, starting with Firefox.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3E4A9B68-95AB-DB11-A602-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Dollars and Euros: Here comes the IT Dollar</title><link>dollars_euros_delphi_vista</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-24T12:55:53.375</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-24T12:02:25.747</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>US software company have a strange concept of the currency. If Borland often used a 1:1 ratio, Microsoft is reaching new heights with Vista.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2C419F68-02B0-DB11-A602-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Tutorials for Beginners</title><link>delphi_tutorials_essential</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-30T02:45:57.874</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-30T02:45:57.874</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nick recommends my Essential Delphi among other tutorials. Here is the status of the project.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B8C0B068-AA97-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi (and C++) Blogs of the Week #5</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-17T08:21:09.831</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-17T08:21:09.831</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another late post, summarizing last week blogs about mobile development with Delphi and C++, general RAD Studio links, and some blogs posts for all developers.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{504AD268-9FBD-DA11-9D66-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 EBook Completed</title><link>md2006full</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-28T16:25:03.554</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-27T16:56:19.904</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've finished publishing on my web site an ebook meant to update my Mastering Borland Delphi 2005 to Delphi 2006. With ECO and Indy I've found more code compatibility problems than I was expecting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A292F068-D480-DE11-A866-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>IDE Sneak Preview of RAD Studio 2010</title><link>ide_sneak_preview_d2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-04T11:01:25.294</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-04T11:01:25.293</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has posted a sneak preview of the new IDE features of (drums rolls) Delphi 2010, meanwhile announcing the product name.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{40F72B69-3FB7-DB11-AC73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Unusual Delphi Applications</title><link>unusual_delphi_apps</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-08T07:52:24.960</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-08T07:52:24.960</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I recently bumped into two unusual ways to use Delphi, a noble one and a nasty one.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C4D45569-5C79-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Apache and "Deflating" this Blog Site</title><link>deflatingblog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-02T08:24:15.542</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-12-31T00:09:56.019</created><monthcreated>2005-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been experimenting with gzip compression of the HTML of this and other web sites... a very powerful technique for SOAP and XML processing, but also for any Web site (and a good browser).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8E76E69-2923-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Vista File Copy Operations Can Be Slow</title><link>vista_file_copy_slow</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-16T12:16:48.492</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-16T12:16:48.492</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After posting a rant about Vista, I thought about a way to separate perceptions from facts. It took me 2 minutes to create a test program that demonstrates Vista can be very slow.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BE63EB69-C61A-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>On Books Publishing, Part 1</title><link>books_publishing_part1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-05T19:29:07.271</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-05T19:29:07.271</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some initial comments on a few posts about book publishing, a thread started by Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{94920E6A-4041-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>June 08 Delphi 2007 Updates</title><link>june_08_d2007_updates</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-23T18:34:21.720</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-23T18:34:21.719</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There was a recent flurry of Delphi 2007 updates worth noticing... even though most of them are minor issues.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA764B6A-77F2-DB11-A6D3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Download Files on My Google Group</title><link>downlaod_files_group</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-24T17:41:40.495</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-24T17:41:40.495</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My server was under DOS-attack (or misuse) yesterday, so I decided to move some larger files on my "Marco Cantu Tech World" Google Group.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{40A74C6A-8F67-DC11-A692-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook People</title><link>handbook_people</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-20T18:14:06.113</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-20T18:14:06.113</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Many people of the Delphi community, but not only, are mentioned in my recent Delphi 2007 Handbook. Here is a list.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F2A86D6A-1387-DC11-BC4A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Online Shop with JQuery</title><link>online_shop_jquery</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-30T19:22:24.546</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-30T19:22:24.545</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've set up an online shop... using a lot of JavaScript, based on the superb jQuery library.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5232D16A-F2B5-DB11-AC73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Semi-Tech Videos: Vista and Web 2.0</title><link>videos_vista_web20</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-06T16:11:18.016</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-06T16:06:02.621</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Browsing the web over the weekend I bumped into two interesting videos... one covering the Vista vs. OS X debate and the other introducing the ideas behind Web 2.0.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5A70D86A-31B5-DC11-BC45-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2007</title><link>year_cities_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-28T12:00:28.735</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-28T12:00:28.735</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A summary of my 2007 trips, including conferences and user group events I spoke at, training classes I gave, and vacation. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{12E9F06A-EB8B-DF11-BBE8-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>American Tech Jobs (by Andy Grove)</title><link>american_tech_jobs</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-07-10T06:32:03.417</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-07-10T06:32:03.417</created><monthcreated>2010-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I read a very interesting article titled "How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late" and written by Andy Grove, Intel co-founder and CEO for many years.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C2B036B-9A87-DC11-A3D1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Delphi Hour Guest Appearance</title><link>delphi_hour_guest</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-31T11:33:05.759</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-31T11:25:45.915</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been invited by Nick Hodges for his Delphi Hour, tomorrow. You are all invited to attend... and feel free to ask questions!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9A1F066B-65EB-E111-B16D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>JT on Delphi XE3 and Beyond</title><link>jt_delphi_xe3_beyond</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-08-21T09:38:15.913</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-08-21T09:38:15.913</created><monthcreated>2012-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi Product Manager JT has posted a very significant update of the current "mobile plans" for Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{86638B6B-E05C-E011-BBF2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #10</title><link>tweets_10</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-02T04:22:11.919</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-02T04:22:11.919</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A week of low activity, as I was much into finishing my Delphi Developer Days material and closing a couple of other projects.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{30F1186C-BCFC-DA11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Nick joins DevCo, Delphi Team</title><link>nick_delphi_product_manager</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-16T12:18:27.244</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-16T00:48:47.292</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nick Hodges, long time Delphi fellow, is the new Delphi Product Manager for the soon-to-be DevCo. A great opportunity for him, the company, and the entire Delphi community.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E82746C-AB46-E011-9593-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #6</title><link>tweets_06</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-04T22:07:55.819</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-04T22:07:55.819</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another round of tweets... with lots of 64 bit and more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{488BD26C-DD51-DF11-9BA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>dbExpress and Firebird Webinar Today</title><link>dbexpress_firebird_today</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-27T11:21:30.935</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-27T11:21:30.935</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My MindTheBird! Firebird Webinar on using Delphi with Firebird (specifically focused on dbExpress) will take place later today. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{64CFE96C-2938-E011-85AE-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>16 Years Ago in San Francisco</title><link>{64CFE96C-2938-E011-85AE-000C29A99B00}</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-14T11:21:15.807</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-14T11:21:15.807</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>16 Years ago today, Delphi was officially launched in San Francisco, California, not far from its actual birthplace!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8609F16C-0E4F-E011-B499-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Delphi Developer Days 2011 Sessions</title><link>my_delphi_dev_days_2011_sessions</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-15T21:40:39.721</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-15T14:43:48.433</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I just realized I haven't blogged about the sessions I'm going to give at the DDD 2011 events in the US and Europe in the coming months and for which I'm currently preparing the material. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{18E9876D-EE12-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Book in Japanese</title><link>delphi_2009_book_japanese</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-17T13:31:10.777</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-17T13:31:10.777</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My Delphi 2009 Handbook has been published in Japan... and will be available in the next few days.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DC75B16D-91DE-DB11-B3D2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Brisbane, Australia</title><link>brisbane_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-30T09:51:51.016</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-30T09:51:51.016</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Second stop of the ADUG symposium is Brisbane, where I just finished speaking.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3818C26D-7364-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon Unicode Video #4</title><link>tiburon_unicode_video_4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-07T13:29:17.543</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-07T13:29:17.543</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another beta Tiburon YouTube video, covering Unicode, the fourth of the series.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4D8DA6D-27C6-E311-9E53-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>XE6 Menu Styling (and a Thank You)</title><link>2014_april_xe6menustyling</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-04-17T14:29:41.888</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-04-17T12:17:31.255</created><monthcreated>2014-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the new features of the VCL in Delphi (and C++Builder) XE6 is the support for styling in menus. Also thanks to the system hook code part of the VCL Style Utils library Embarcadero licensed from Rodrigo and Mahdi. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{10DFFA6D-E9C8-DA11-9330-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>AmazonConnect and More</title><link>amazonconnect</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-11T01:43:38.882</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-11T01:43:38.882</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My profile on Amazon Connect can be seems from my books, but I have to say I'm impressed at how Amazon is trying to become a community site.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C2B05A6E-A3A4-DE11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Local Versus Web Applications (and Office Suites)</title><link>local_versus_web_apps</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-19T01:27:22.072</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-19T01:27:22.072</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The debate on the growing role of web applications versus traditional local applications (native or managed) is ongoing, and will last more time... here are a couple of interesting points of view, along with some ideas of mine.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EEAF9C6E-99AC-DC11-B2E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 60/113: Exceptions in Constructors</title><link>handbook_note_60</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-18T11:45:51.356</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-17T13:20:36.416</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 60 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D635B06E-A7BC-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE4 IDE videos by José León</title><link>delphi_xe4_ide_joseleon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-14T20:39:47.974</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-14T20:39:47.974</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>José León has been posting some in depth videos about the changes in the Delphi IDE to support iOS development (and not only that) in XE4.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7844C76E-A328-E011-9636-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #1</title><link>tweets_01</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-27T16:38:49.361</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-25T17:04:33.187</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Updates about myself and the Delphi world, via tweets I posted and tweets I retweeted. Possibly the first of a regular series. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A451F76E-6B62-DE11-A7B7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Resuming delphi.newswhat.com</title><link>resuming_delphi_newswhat_com</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-26T18:14:39.834</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-26T18:14:39.833</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've finally found a few hours to get back my delphi.newswhat.com site, a front-end of Delphi NNTP newsgroups, up and running.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B64AFC6E-B051-E011-941C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #8</title><link>tweets_08</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-18T22:40:38.688</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-18T22:40:38.688</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another dense week, with a few funny posts I re-tweeted and a couple of interesting announcements. Enjoy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0298FE6E-0099-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borland selling Delphi</title><link>borlandselling</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-09T16:35:28.157</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-09T01:24:40.652</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you probably already know there was a "shocking" announcement this morning... Borland selling Delphi!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A0E5B6F-A02F-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Dexter Features (by Jason Vokes)</title><link>ekondexter</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-27T23:57:48.607</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-27T23:57:48.607</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>At EKON9 Jason Volkes has given out many details of the next version of Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B82CAB6F-DAC9-DC11-B3CD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Republishing Articles and Books on Delphi</title><link>republishing_articles_books</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-23T18:48:40.856</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-23T18:48:40.856</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few Delphi experts have started republishing their past articles written for The Delphi Magazine. I'm wondering what to do...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{60FAC66F-34C0-DC11-AB46-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Blog CSS Update</title><link>blog_css_update</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-15T11:10:06.346</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-11T12:11:22.501</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've updated the CSS for this blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCC1CD6F-1862-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon Unicode Video #1</title><link>tiburon_unicode_video_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-04T13:35:28.653</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-04T13:35:28.653</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My first Tiburon Unicode Video (including audio) is now available on YouTube.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F6ADBE70-5232-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>RESTful Web Services Book</title><link>restful_web_services_book</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-04T18:37:46.347</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-04T18:37:46.347</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've just started reading an interesting book I bought a few months ago.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8686C370-9565-DB11-B162-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Mixed-Mode Delphi? Not For Me</title><link>mixed_mode_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-27T11:10:13.465</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-27T11:10:13.465</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There has been some recent discussion about having Delphi support .NET mixed-mode, like Microsoft's C++/CLI does. I think the current Delphi .NET strategy is far better.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2C080371-5F52-DB11-8324-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borland and DevCo Dotting the i's?</title><link>borland_devo_dotting_the_is</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-03T00:01:11.335</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-03T00:01:11.335</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today's SD Times newsletter, "News on Monday", titles "No Sale at Borland", but claims the announcement is imminent.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E0116571-09DC-DC11-8FB5-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 97/113: Installer Scripts</title><link>handbook_note_97</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-15T22:04:10.662</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-15T22:04:10.661</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 97 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A0C1D671-2C23-DC11-B541-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi is the VCL</title><link>delphi_is_vcl</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-25T18:48:46.195</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-25T17:09:07.253</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Delphi Roadmap and the Role and Future of the VCL. A long post linking to many sources and providing my point of view.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B2A5E271-B827-DB11-91E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>IDE Study (by Evans Data)</title><link>idestudies2006_edc</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-09T17:23:09.122</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-09T17:20:33.603</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>All of the comments on a recent Evans Corp study referred to articles cover Microsoft vs. IBM, but Delphi is a very close "neglected" third.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{06200E72-B4DB-DB11-89E6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Milan and Rome Video</title><link>milan_rome_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-26T18:19:18.459</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-26T18:19:18.459</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My friends at bitTime have posted on YouTube a recording with snippets of my talks last week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B0709372-64B9-DC11-A97C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Powered by Delphi LinkedIn Group</title><link>powered_delphi_linkedin</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-02T20:02:13.921</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-02T20:02:13.921</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Fabrizio Bitti has started a "Powered by Delphi" group on LinkedIn.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{62D8D072-318E-DE11-A709-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More on the Delphi Virus Alert</title><link>more_delphi_vurus_alert</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-21T11:52:08.261</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-21T11:52:08.261</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday there was a flurry of posts regarding the Delphi virus alert regarding W32/Induc-A. Some are worth referring, as the overall discussion this has started is quite interesting (and rather high level). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DA66E572-8820-DA11-97F2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Starting a Blog</title><link>startingblog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-08T19:02:26.564</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-08T18:57:58.566</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My first post, the start of a blog</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{622CEC72-5CD5-DE11-B0E9-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Interbase Roadmap: IB in the Cloud</title><link>interbase_roadmap_cloud</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-19T23:46:16.029</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-19T23:46:16.029</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just saw a reference to an article with the updated Interbase roadmap.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{46B8EC72-DFA6-E211-9E51-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Automatic Reference Counting for Delphi</title><link>automatic_reference_counting_for_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-04-18T04:42:18.031</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-04-18T04:42:18.031</created><monthcreated>2013-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The coming Delphi for iOS compiler will have a brand new memory management model for Delphi, ARC. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{24436573-17D8-E211-9516-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Mobile CodeRage Kicking Off</title><link>mobile_coderage_starting</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-06-18T16:04:43.548</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-06-18T16:04:43.548</created><monthcreated>2013-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeRage Mobile, the online conference focused on Delphi for iOS development, has just started with the initial keynote, an open conversation on Delphi and mobile development. Two days of technical sessions are coming.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{28B3B673-EF14-E011-A653-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Great Kinect and Delphi Demo (by Aleks)</title><link>kinect_delphi_aleks</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-31T15:13:37.872</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-31T15:13:37.871</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>You might have already seen this very nice demo of a Delphi application interacting with your body position via the new Microsoft Kinect controller, hooked to a Windows PC.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1617FF73-A8EE-DF11-8989-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Can Firebird gain against MySQL?</title><link>firebird_gain_mysql</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-13T07:22:51.573</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-12T22:26:33.212</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>MySQL is now really an Oracle product, price included. Which is a big chance for all other "really free" database servers, like Firebird and PostgreSQL. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4A054174-CCFA-DC11-B4CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Choosing a Development Stack for Windows</title><link>development_stack_windows</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-26T01:47:30.509</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-26T01:47:30.509</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I found a nice article, that only mentions Delphi but has several good points.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{20155B74-3128-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE2 Update 3</title><link>delphi_xe2_update3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-12-16T22:22:59.275</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-12-16T22:22:59.275</created><monthcreated>2011-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released Update 3 for Delphi XE2, continuing with an almost monthly update cycle.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{401BAF74-7EF6-DC11-B4CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Dynamic Method Invocation in Delphi (Part 2)</title><link>dynamic_methods_delphi_part2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-20T15:49:09.367</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-20T14:34:26.882</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I should have posted the rationale behind dynamic method invocation before getting to the tech details... but at least I'm doing it before delving into the code.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCEFB074-4891-DB11-B737-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft betting on .NET... or JavaScript?</title><link>microsoft_dotnet_javascript</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-22T01:08:33.602</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-22T01:08:33.602</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft keeps pushing .NET to developers... but they are investing in a different technology (namely JavaScript) for some of their own new products.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AE7AB474-826D-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Help Insight Customization</title><link>help_insight_customization</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-01T21:14:52.037</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-01T14:45:11.297</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As I mentioned in my last blog post about Help Insight, there are a few things you can do to customize its output, but also others that just don't work. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7E12B874-4C20-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Choice Guard</title><link>microsoft_choice_guard</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-03T14:52:02.933</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-03T14:52:02.933</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I was installing some Microsoft software and stumbled upon this "interesting" application.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FC113075-F374-E211-9E37-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>No DLLs in Delphi Bin</title><link>no_dlls_delphi_bin</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-02-12T11:34:08.001</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-02-12T09:16:34.582</created><monthcreated>2013-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few Delphi developers I know has ben hit by licensing errors... because of a new protection feature in XE3, documented in the release notes. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9C1A6075-B770-DB11-9F6D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 CF: Take Three</title><link>Delphi_2006_cf_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-13T10:17:03.090</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-10T13:48:07.670</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Once again, Borland fails to promote the full Delphi 2006 CF support.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{60508975-90D1-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Merry Christmas</title><link>merry_christmas_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-24T09:08:56.456</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-24T09:08:56.455</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just a video I find interesting as a way to wish you a Merry Christmas.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C4829375-8315-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Pizza Time: Azure Data on Android with Delphi</title><link>pizza_azure_data_android_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-04T22:22:17.709</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-04T22:22:17.709</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some time ago I published a simple database with a fake Pizza Shop menu on Azure. Later I wrote an iOS client, and here is the Android version.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E379475-FFEB-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #24</title><link>tweets_24</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-01T07:33:49.569</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-01T07:33:49.569</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It's been a while since I last blogged my tweets... and retweets. Worth getting over some news and links that didn't get to my blog. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{06669A75-12D1-DF11-917C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Handbooks Collection and Offer</title><link>delphi_hanbooks_collection_offer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-10-06T06:34:53.136</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-10-06T06:34:53.136</created><monthcreated>2010-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In occasion of CodeRage5, I'm made available a "collection" of my recent Delphi handbooks in a single PDF file. There is a special CodeRage5 discount, only for this week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{18BEE975-CD2C-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 7 is Now Compatible with Vista</title><link>delphi7_vista_compatible</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-28T18:36:10.404</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-28T18:36:10.404</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi 7 is now compatible with Vista, or Vista is now compatible with Delphi 7... anyway you look at it, I find this amusing.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FAB72D78-4256-E011-941C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Understanding Embarcadero AppWave</title><link>understanding_appwave</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-25T08:52:20.346</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-24T18:41:26.583</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two days ago Embarcadero gave a public webinar about a very interesting (and very bold) new initiative, called AppWave, which wants to turn applications into commodities on Windows much like Apple and Google have done for their phones. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BECA9478-B7B6-DB11-AC73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear On-line Learning with Marco Cantù</title><link>codegear_online_learning_marco</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-07T16:06:01.455</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-07T16:06:01.455</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be teaching four online classes for CodeGear next month, covering Delphi 2006 Win32 topics, ranging from new language features to Vista support.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8E60B478-FC88-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Bitwise Magazine Reviews Delphi 2006</title><link>bitwisemag_delphi2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-20T11:37:50.156</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-19T18:27:05.108</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The online Bitwise Magazine has a review of Borland Developer Studio 2006, plus another interesting article on .NET. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2A3F3979-3E16-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>YouTube in a Delphi Android app</title><link>youtube_delphi_android</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-05T15:30:12.493</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-05T15:30:12.493</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I recompiled for Android a Delphi application I wrote for iOS with my son a while ago, to navigate videos of Mario Bros(TM) levels.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9C456C79-1DA2-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Certification</title><link>delphi_certification</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-30T04:26:52.777</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-29T07:30:03.408</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you probably know by now, a couple of weeks ago Embarcadero introduced a Certification program for Delphi. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BCB2F579-9C02-E011-91F1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Pascal Programming for Schools</title><link>pp4s_website</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-08T07:38:55.040</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-08T07:38:55.040</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Recently I found a very nice site focused on promoting Pascal language to schools and providing resources for teachers.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A876627A-CC62-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon Unicode Video #2</title><link>tiburon_unicode_video_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-05T11:49:18.140</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-05T11:49:18.139</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My second Tiburon Unicode Video (with a real Unicode example) is now on YouTube.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A08D857A-AD41-E111-BD3D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>The Pascal Spring (by Verity Stob)</title><link>pascal_spring_stob</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-01-18T08:31:35.428</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-01-18T08:31:35.427</created><monthcreated>2012-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Very amusing new piece by Verity Stob about the Sons of Kahn, featuring Delphi XE2 and FreeAndNil </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8E89A07A-BE9B-DF11-B22D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Speaking in Denmark in September</title><link>speaking_denmark_september</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-07-30T09:52:06.053</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-07-30T09:52:06.053</created><monthcreated>2010-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>On September 7th and 8th, I'm scheduled to give a seminar for the DAPUG user group in Denmark.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B687A67A-556F-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Prism 2011 Released</title><link>delphi_prism_2010_released</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-03T21:42:10.302</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-03T21:42:10.302</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday, Embarcadero Technologies has released the latest version of Delphi for the .NET platform, Delphi Prism </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8E79C67A-31DF-DB11-A33F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear Ahead of Microsoft on Vista Support</title><link>codegear_ahead_microsoft</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-31T15:15:19.122</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-31T05:07:03.504</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Odd as it might sound, CodeGear is well ahead of Microsoft in supporting Vista specific features (like the Aero Glass UI) at a higher level than having to do direct API calls. And Microsoft is also killing FoxPro.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{92DD177C-74AB-DF11-8221-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>David I Underwater Challenge</title><link>davidi_underwater</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-19T09:45:46.332</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-19T09:44:36.555</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A new funny marketing site for Embarcadero features David I as a scuba diver, and you can win prizes, too. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0407597C-03E1-DE11-B9DE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Debugger Hotfix and TMS Smooth Components Offer</title><link>d2009_hotfix2_december_offer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-04T19:43:33.984</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-04T19:43:33.984</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is a new hotfix for the Delphi 2009 debugger aimed at Windows 7 users and a nice offer for buying Delphi 2010 this month.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DC30B37C-1FEB-DE11-883C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2010 Announced</title><link>delphi_developer_days_2010_announced</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-17T23:45:06.971</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-17T16:51:57.161</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This blog post is to announce (partial) dates and locations for the Delphi Developer Days event 2010, organized by Cary Jensen and myself. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCA7037D-1A0B-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Webinar Next Week</title><link>firemonkey_webinar_next_week</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-09T21:43:16.393</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-09T21:43:16.393</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just a short reminder about my webinar on the 15th, next week. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F010537D-984A-E011-9C58-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Blaise Pascal for Delphi Starter</title><link>blaise_pascal_delphi_started</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-09T22:03:01.680</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-09T22:03:01.680</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The only Delphi magazine out there, Blaise Pascal, has released a free special issue focused on Delphi XE Starter edition.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3A84597D-B598-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Webinar on Developing for iOS in C++ (with JT)</title><link>webinar_developing_cpp_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-18T17:59:07.048</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-18T17:59:07.048</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Tomorrow Embarcadero is hosting an online webinar on the use of C++ (rather than the classic ObjectiveC) for iOS development, using the FM platform.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{186B7D7D-BF07-DC11-A564-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2007</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-21T19:32:07.052</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-21T19:32:07.052</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Continuing a 5 years old tradition, I'm hosting an Italian Delphi conference on June 7th, in Piacenza, with CodeGear and Microsoft experts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8054BD7D-787D-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A T for my TClasses</title><link>tclasses</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-05T14:28:46.763</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-05T00:33:29.907</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi naming convention is to use a T in front of types. Not so in the .NET FCL and this can be confusing.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{66FD397E-E08C-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the (Last) Week #3</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-03T15:05:21.301</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-03T15:05:21.301</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Got a little late this week with my weekly blog post summarizing blogs and news in the Delphi community. Here it goes.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{98453F7E-9FD8-E011-8038-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Presenting FireMonkey in Paris and Koln</title><link>presenting_firemonkey_paris_koln</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-07T04:50:50.208</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-06T15:51:53.378</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This week I'll be presenting the new FireMonkey application platform for Delphi in Paris, France, on Thursday (the 8th) and in Koln (Germany) on Saturday (the 10th). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA27837E-0F68-DB11-B663-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Survey 2006</title><link>delphi_survey_2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-30T13:45:49.995</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-30T13:45:49.995</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The yearly survey of the Delphi community is online.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C1F8F7E-293F-E211-B0F8-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Pictures from SDE+ and BE-Delphi</title><link>pictures_sde_bedelphi_2012</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-06T08:13:40.805</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-05T22:32:19.729</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A blog post with a few pictures I took this week at SDE+ and the other week at BE-Delphi. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EA72A97E-4B58-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006, Italian Launch Event</title><link>delphi2006ita</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-23T09:56:27.196</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-18T17:28:08.840</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday in Milan I took part in the Italian Delphi 2006 lauch event, presenting some of the new features of the product.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9C3BE17E-BF2A-DC11-B424-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More Delphi 2006 Hotfixes (12 and 13)</title><link>delphi2006hotfix12_13</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-05T11:58:48.841</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-05T08:30:10.155</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two new hotfixes for Delphi 2006 and C++Builder 2006 users.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B8EFE77E-5475-DF11-BBD6-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2010 Summary</title><link>delphi_day_2010_summary</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-11T18:27:14.543</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-11T12:57:47.630</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday I hosted a 70-people Delphi event in Piacenza, which was quite nice (at least from my perspective). We had Jason Vokes live, David I online, plus technical sessions. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D060587F-8715-DB11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Unicode VCL (from Nick First "Delphi Hour")</title><link>unicodevcl_delphihour</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-22T00:52:52.384</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-17T13:32:53.060</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A couple of interesting announcements in the Delphi Hour hosted last week by Nick Hodges.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE72967F-3E21-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>June: Italian Delphi Day, German Delphi Tage</title><link>june_delphiday_delphitage</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-14T01:13:37.932</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-14T01:13:37.932</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two Delphi events are coming up in Europe in June, the Delphi Day in Italy (an event I organize) and the Delphi Tage in Germany (an event where I'll be speaking).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F6ACD17F-2960-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Roadmap, May 2010 Update</title><link>delphi_roadmap_may2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-05-15T20:27:23.267</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-05-15T20:27:23.266</created><monthcreated>2010-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Mike Rozlog, Delphi product manager, has released an updated roadmap for the product.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B2DB1E80-CE2B-DC11-8C1F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Two Weeks Offline (in Southern France)</title><link>two_weeks_offline</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-06T16:43:28.474</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-06T16:43:28.474</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm leaving my computer behind... while taking some time off with my family.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2EBECB80-9744-DA11-BBD7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>24 Hours of Dexter: Live Now</title><link>24hourslive</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-25T19:08:49.254</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-24T16:13:39.554</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The 24 hours of Delphi event is taking place right now... and I've just finished speaking.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{545F0F81-D547-E311-85E7-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>One Year At Embarcadero</title><link>one_year_at_embarcadero</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-11-07T18:26:40.549</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-11-07T18:26:40.548</created><monthcreated>2013-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It's about one year I started working for Embarcadero as Delphi Product Manager. It has been a very interesting experience for me.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D868A681-AF2A-DE11-8480-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Web Development Stacks... and Delphi</title><link>web_dev_stacks_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-17T12:47:45.184</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-16T20:21:03.886</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two unrelated blog posts I read last week are turning my focus to Delphi web development strategies.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A432AA81-259F-DC11-BCC0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 49/113: About a Delphi Runtime Environment</title><link>handbook_note_49</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-30T10:23:00.807</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-30T10:23:00.807</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 49 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook: having a Delphi Runtime Environment can help ISV and small freeware software, but also spread Delphi awareness to end users.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{56FACC81-BF4C-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Borcon BOF Sessions</title><link>borcon2005bof</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-04T00:27:03.012</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-04T00:25:18.211</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm going to moderate two BOF sesions at BorCon (next week) on AJAX and InstantObjects.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9236D781-FBC4-DA11-A66C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>InstantObjects 2.0 Beta 3</title><link>instantobjects_beta3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-06T11:17:51.138</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-06T01:47:58.205</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A new beta of InstantObjects was released a few days ago... a very interesting O/R mapping solution for Delphi Win32.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C0B9EE81-AD0D-DB11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 CF Disinformation on BDN Continues </title><link>Delphi2006_CF_disinformation</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-07T13:59:07.234</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-07T13:54:46.382</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It is hopeless. Can you Borland/DevCo please start telling what your product can do? The Delphi 2006 IDE can compile CF apps. Why do you keep saying the opposite?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C5A1D82-1513-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Essential Pascal Published on Lulu</title><link>essential_pascal_published</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-26T00:45:17.510</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-26T00:45:17.510</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The first printed edition of Essential Pascal (along with a download version) is available on Lulu.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2ADB3882-B6F1-DB11-9282-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Internet Explorer and My Comments List</title><link>ie_commentslist</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-23T18:38:21.454</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-23T18:38:21.454</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've found a very odd bug on my blog, due to a "feature" of Internet Explorer.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CCD65782-FB06-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Porte Aperte 2009 and Advantage Event, in Rome, Piacenza, and Padua</title><link>delphi_porte_aperte_2009_announcement.</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-02T08:50:31.286</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-02T08:50:31.286</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've organized short "Delphi Tour of Italy", to present the status of the product, plus a companion Advantage event.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CC635C82-76D5-DA11-9330-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Nigel Brown talks about IDEs future</title><link>nigel_interview_register</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-27T01:02:51.326</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-27T01:02:51.325</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nigel Brown, "DevCo" general manager discusses some of the plans for Delphi and the JBuilder. Very interesting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{583AE482-10D0-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Fighting Books Piracy</title><link>fighting_book_piracy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-22T11:24:37.659</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-22T11:24:37.659</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I hate when it happens and it is happening more and more. I've found several copies of my latest ebook on the web, mostly on one specific file share site, and many blogs linking to it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{52ABFF82-8F0A-DF11-9713-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>123456 for Password</title><link>123456_password</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-26T16:58:33.963</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-26T16:58:33.962</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I couldn't resist posting about this mythical password, after an informal research shows it is heavily in use.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C2312683-DF78-E011-9808-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #14</title><link>tweets_14</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-07T19:24:53.828</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-07T19:24:53.827</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A set of totally unrelated posts, from Agile to Fonts design, from TED link to the coming Delphi Developer Days Europe.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B6169283-55AD-DC11-959A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 61/113: Memory Overwrites and Access Violations</title><link>handbook_note_61</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-18T11:43:36.915</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-18T11:43:36.915</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 61 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{90EDA683-5C17-E211-AA81-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Conferences: CodeRage 7</title><link>conferences_coderage_7</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-17T13:04:51.731</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-16T06:46:02.229</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next month will see the 7th edition of the online conference organized by Embarcadero, which this year doubles with a Delphi specific event and a C++ specific one. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A252C983-0BEE-DB11-AB91-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Tale of Indy Sockets and a Two Characters Terminator</title><link>sockets_2chars_separator</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-19T02:51:30.889</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-19T02:51:30.889</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've had a very bad experience with a 2 char separator in a stream-based socket. Here is the story.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{90141B84-F603-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Icons on my Google Nexus 4</title><link>fire_icons_nexus_4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-13T09:01:57.444</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-13T09:01:57.443</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I just "spotted" some FireMonkey icons among the applications installed in my Google Nexus 4.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4CEE4C84-F0A1-DD11-805C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Six Hidden Features of Delphi 2009</title><link>6hidden_delphi2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-24T19:35:00.591</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-24T19:35:00.591</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>You've heard about Unicode, generics, and the like... but there is way more in Delphi 2009, including a few hidden gems. Here is a random selection.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B42F6D84-DA29-E311-B28C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>IDE Insight in Delphi XE5 Toolbar</title><link>ide_insight_xe5_toolbar</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-30T14:21:14.496</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-30T14:21:14.496</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>IDE Insight has been "promoted" to the toolbar, for higher visibility.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{12FDCE84-53DB-DF11-A7B2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Picking Locations for Delphi Developer Days 2011</title><link>picking_locations_ddd2011</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-10-19T08:15:59.436</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-10-19T08:15:59.435</created><monthcreated>2010-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>We are in the planning stage for the Delphi Developer Days event 2011, a two-days in-depth class focused on Delphi I'm organizing with Cary Jensen (and Loy) for the next spring.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE332885-A0A9-E011-AA75-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>I Think I Like Google Plus</title><link>think_like_google_plus</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-07-08T21:03:36.703</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-07-08T21:03:36.702</created><monthcreated>2011-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After playing a few days with Google Plus I think I like it. No idea if it will succeed, of course.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{62F84585-B31C-DB11-AB61-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Veteran Charlie Calvert joins Microsoft</title><link>calvert_microsoft</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-26T16:44:19.303</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-26T16:44:19.303</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Charlie, long time Delphi guru and excellent book author, has joined Microsoft from Falafel.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E264DB85-0439-DC11-9C8B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Back to Work</title><link>back_work</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-23T12:45:37.576</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-23T12:45:37.576</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm back to work after two weeks in southern France, offline. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{96434686-B6E0-DE11-B9DE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>REST in Delphi: SpreadSheet API Video</title><link>rest_delphi_spreadsheet_videos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-04T10:41:57.478</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-04T10:41:57.478</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The third of the videos coming with my "REST in Delphi 2010 White Paper" is focused on building a client for Google's Spreadsheet API, and let's you publish a database table in a Google Document.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3255F086-F404-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Compiling Android Apps with Delphi</title><link>compiling_android_apps_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-14T16:02:08.170</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-14T16:02:08.169</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The next version of Delphi will include a new compiler for the Android ARM platform. Here is some information about it. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F669F186-7D91-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Browse Newsgroups on dev.newshat.com</title><link>newsgroupsondev</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-30T12:11:29.832</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-30T11:54:59.702</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In the spare time, I'm building a new site to replace delphi.newswhat.com, with a better architecture and new features.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{60781D87-8ACE-DC11-827F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Researching Online Communities</title><link>researching_online_communities</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-29T18:36:06.400</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-29T18:36:06.400</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last couple of months I've made a lot of research about online communities, writing a paper covering them, giving talks, and signing up to way more sites I can possibly keep up with.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F02E5687-55C7-DF11-85B1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>The Delphi XE Events in Rome and Milan</title><link>delphi_xe_events_rome_milan</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-23T21:15:51.608</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-23T21:15:51.607</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This week I was busy with the Delphi XE launch events in Italy, in Rome and Milan. Here are a few tidbits and links to reports and pictures.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B039C587-0E7A-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>2006 Wishes</title><link>year2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-12-31T16:17:47.776</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-12-31T16:17:47.776</created><monthcreated>2005-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Looking to the year ahead... hoping it will be a good one.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AEB31588-F9E0-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Topic of Sessions for Cantu and Jensen Training</title><link>topics_cantu_jensen</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-13T10:37:17.404</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-12T23:50:55.560</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The title of the sessions of the training class I'll run with Cary Jensen in the US in the coming spring have been announced on the event web sites, www.delphideveloperdays.com.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C6556588-2AC0-DC11-AB46-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 77/113</title><link>handbook_note_77</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-11T10:55:39.237</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-11T10:55:39.237</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 77 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B27BE288-4DF8-DD11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Twitter Down and Rebooting</title><link>twitter_down_rebooting</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-11T16:13:47.707</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-11T16:13:47.707</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This morning twitter was down for some time. I captured a couple of screen shots.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EE7B2089-6F15-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Yesterday Hectic Mobile News</title><link>yesterday_hectic_mobile_news</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-04T15:27:54.766</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-04T15:27:54.766</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It all happened in one day: Microsoft, Nokia, 1B Android, KitKat, and more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E222989-884C-DC11-A825-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Letter to Tod Nielsen: Forget the Cash Cow</title><link>nielsen_delphi_cash_cow</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-17T08:22:07.204</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-17T08:22:07.204</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm writing a blog letter to Borland CEO, who keeps treating Delphi like a cash cow. Let CodeGear be free.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2AE24D89-90AF-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi (Old) Fun Videos</title><link>delphivideos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-10T06:55:15.800</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-09T18:25:11.524</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>David I's home pages host a collection of classic Delphi videos, worth looking at.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2AA99A89-910B-DD11-BB23-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Static Internal DSL in Delphi</title><link>static_internal_dsl_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-16T14:56:05.526</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-16T11:52:38.603</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After an introductory blog post, here is my code example of a static internal Domain Specific Language written in Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2EC1228A-1561-DC11-BB6E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Milan Presentation: CodeGear, 3rdRail, Delphi</title><link>milan_codegear_3rdrails_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-14T17:54:56.879</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-12T12:08:43.498</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A summary of Milan's presentation, the first of a long European tour.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1246828A-E286-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>What about Delphi 2006 Trial and Personal?</title><link>d2006trial</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-19T12:56:39.262</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-17T00:07:22.503</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi 2006 has been out from some time. How about starting to promote it with special versions?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6634D18A-3B02-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Handbook Review on delphi.about.com</title><link>dh2009_review_about</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-24T07:31:00.524</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-24T07:31:00.524</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Zarko Gajic of About.com has just published a review of my latest book on Delphi 2009.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22CCDE8A-8EC2-DC11-81BE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 78/113: PNG Graphic Format</title><link>handbook_note_78</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-14T14:03:05.946</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-14T11:51:55.237</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 78 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{40B20D8B-4664-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Remote DataSet (via REST) in a ClientDataSet</title><link>remote_rst_dataset_clientdataset</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-02T09:26:15.223</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-02T09:23:35.263</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nice fix in Update 4 of Delphi XE2: you can now easily "import" a remote dataset obtained from a REST call. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84A9768B-6D81-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Article on FastMM4 </title><link>fastmm4article</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-10T01:31:13.688</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-10T01:31:13.688</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is an article on BDN from the author of the new Delphi 2006 memory manager.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A6DD48B-382B-DE11-8480-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Name is Marco Buzzword</title><link>marco_buzzword</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-17T12:32:01.563</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-17T12:24:48.596</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There are many people building sites by mixing random web content, but hit one (using my material) is quite fun.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EA81148C-F53D-E111-BD3D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2012 Very Early Bird and Guest Speakers </title><link>delphi_developer_days_2012_very_early</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-01-13T15:12:24.638</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-01-13T15:10:43.845</created><monthcreated>2012-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The very early bird singup for Delphi Developer Days 2012 (with 25% discount) expires in a few days. Plus, book early as we might end up room in some cities. Plus, we ahve the guest speakers list. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BAF7148C-C184-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009, Milan and Rome</title><link>delphi2009_milan_rome</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-17T18:41:54.602</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-17T16:19:12.946</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday and tomorrow are the dates for the Italian launch of Delphi 2009, featuring also ER/Studio.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{08DA858C-5932-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Native or Managed for an ISV?</title><link>native_managed_isv</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-04T19:22:01.868</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-04T19:22:01.868</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I noticed an interesting post in an ISV developer blog, questioning the viability of .NET for his program.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9250B28C-9FB3-DE11-8F0F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Recursos Avançados do Delphi (by Marco Cantu)</title><link>recursos_avancados_do_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-08T10:38:52.306</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-08T02:20:34.181</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My Delphi 2009 Handbook is now available in Brazil... or to any Portuguese reader.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{502B7E8D-CEF9-DB11-8381-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Blogs of the Year on DelphiFeeds</title><link>blog_year_delphifeeds</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-07T19:19:10.363</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-04T01:53:31.850</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>DelphiFeeds has a Blog of the Year Award and some interesting stats about Delphi-related blogs.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2C3FAB8D-4CC8-DB11-A204-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Rescheduling the CodeGear Online Training</title><link>rescheduling_online_training</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-02T00:32:59.476</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-02T00:32:59.476</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The online class I was supposed to give next week for CodeGear is being rescheduled.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{800CBD8D-F79B-DE11-98D0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 4 Starts Tomorrow</title><link>coderage4tomorrow</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-07T23:53:47.275</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-07T23:53:47.275</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Embarcadero Online Technical conference, with lots of Delphi 2010 talks, starts tomorrow.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3E79328E-21C3-E211-A25B-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Keynote at DDD Frankfurt and Amsterdam</title><link>keynote_ddd_frankfurt_amsterdam</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-22T21:02:18.080</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-22T21:02:18.080</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the next two weeks I'll visit and given a keynote at the two European stops of the Delphi Developer Days tour, with Cary Jensen and Bob Swart. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{78F8A28E-9885-DE11-B42E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 IDE Beta Blogging: Use Units</title><link>d2010_ide_beta_blogging</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-10T13:15:51.083</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-10T13:15:51.083</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There has been a flurry of "authorized" beta testers blogging about the new features of the Delphi 2010 IDE in the past week. I'd like to add a small little updated dialog to the list of new features I like.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{328FC38E-3B8B-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi iOS Mobile Preview Webinar Replay</title><link>delphi_ios_mobile_preview_webinar_replay</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-03-12T18:25:53.247</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-03-12T18:25:53.247</created><monthcreated>2013-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary> Replay of last month webinar in iOS development with Delphi is available.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E0AAC98E-78F0-DE11-883C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>No BIOS, no Blogging</title><link>no_bios_no_blogging</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-24T12:10:53.817</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-24T12:10:53.817</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I haven't blogged for a few days, because my primary computer had a severe hiccup... and I was quite busy trying to fix it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E8EFE48E-2556-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Whopping 2011 Growth: More Details</title><link>delphi_growth_2011_more</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-13T09:44:26.079</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-13T09:44:26.079</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>During a sales partner event last week I found and (and was given permission to blog) some more details about that 54% Delphi XE2 sales increase, mentioned in a press release last week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EE3B008F-6DE7-DB11-ACA3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Australia: Pictures, Maps, and a Long Swim</title><link>australia_pictures_maps</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-10T16:41:43.810</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-10T16:41:43.810</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>For once, I'm moved from the "build" to the "buy" side, and have used free user services to post pictures and a map, rather than adding pages to my own web site. Also, Google is looking for good swimmers...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3C161D8F-6F48-E311-85E7-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 7 and Delphi 2007 Migration Survey</title><link>delphi_migration_survey</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-11-08T14:33:58.696</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-11-08T12:24:45.238</created><monthcreated>2013-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is a new survey meant for Delphi developers who still have applications build in old, pre-Unicode versions of Delphi. If you are still using old versions of Delphi, you are invited. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EE09248F-B416-E211-AA81-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Conferences: ITDevCon 2012</title><link>conferences_itdevcon_2012</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-15T11:03:17.667</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-15T11:01:49.380</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The next week will see me speaking at a Delphi conference in Italy, but next months I'll be at other Delphi conferences (CodeRage on the Web and BE-Delphi in Belgium) I'll blog about ASAP. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8886558F-7C25-DC11-B68B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 11 / EuroDevCon 07 next September</title><link>ekon11announce</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-28T16:03:32.640</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-28T16:03:32.640</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm scheduled to speak at the joint EKON 11 / EuroDevCon 07 conference, scheduled for September 25th-27th in Frankfurt, Germany.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1630BE8F-8221-DA11-B178-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Why Delphi?</title><link>whydelphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-13T13:16:26.201</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-10T01:22:56.978</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The reasons I like and use Borland Delphi as my primay development environment: nice language, handy IDE, great community...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FE4E0990-4CCB-DC11-A759-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 85/113: Delegate Drivers in Configuration Editor</title><link>handbook_note_85</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-28T11:12:45.419</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-25T15:28:05.094</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 85 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{44131D90-D41E-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE5 for Android Released</title><link>delphi_xe5_released</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-16T13:54:38.478</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-16T13:54:38.478</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary> Last week Embarcadero released Delphi XE5 for Android, as you probably know. I was on the road, and my blog post slipped a bit.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{82EB3590-A2D1-E211-9516-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Mobile CodeRage Online Conference</title><link>mobile_coderage_announced</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-06-10T08:09:11.477</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-06-10T08:09:11.477</created><monthcreated>2013-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero Technologies has announced a "mobile" version of CodeRage, the online technical conference generally taking place in the fall. Two days packed with Delphi for iOS content on June 18th and 19th.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DC926190-1539-E011-85AE-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Razor-Like Script in Delphi Relax</title><link>razor_delphi_relax_intro</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-15T15:36:42.208</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-15T15:36:42.208</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This post to introduce the Razor-like support, part of the Delphi Relax project, and available online (source and documentation).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0A3E7790-2BC2-DE11-8F73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Survey</title><link>delphi_2010_survey</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-26T13:40:22.318</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-26T13:40:22.317</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A new Delphi survey is available, let Embarcadero hear about your needs and desires</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{90388A90-8278-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Some New Year Delphi Blog Posts</title><link>new_year_delphi_blogs</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-08T17:04:11.010</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-08T17:04:11.010</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A new year has started, and I'm back linking a few Delphi blog posts I liked. Plus voting on code2013 is still running.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DC3FA590-040C-DD11-BB23-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Blog Feed Stats and Moving</title><link>blog_feed_stats_moving</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-17T00:56:34.569</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-17T00:56:34.569</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Prompted by Steve T, I looked into my (limited) blog feed stats.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{70FFA890-7212-DF11-BFCC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook Part 2 PDF Available</title><link>delphi _2010_handbook_part_2_ready</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-05T17:30:14.544</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-05T17:30:14.544</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Part 2 of my Delphi 2010 handbook is available in PDF format. Complete book is now very close.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C2AB690-D58C-DB11-B737-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear.com is up and running</title><link>codegear_com_up</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-16T08:36:33.472</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-16T08:36:33.471</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The new company has a web site. Good job.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B84D2191-F3B1-DC11-9308-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 65/113: Windows Vista User Interface</title><link>handbook_note_65</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-25T01:32:57.928</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-24T08:46:55.430</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 65 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E055E91-1B7A-DF11-BBD6-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Amazon Suggesting Odd Related Books</title><link>amazon_odd_related_books</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-17T14:33:22.192</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-17T14:33:22.192</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>On the Amazon web site, as you look for a book (or any other item), they suggest you similar products. The same over email, but similar I won't say.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0A07A191-63D9-DC11-9FB7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Mentor (was Support)</title><link>delphi_mentor</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-12T13:22:53.949</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-12T13:22:53.948</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The beta period of my online consulting service has terminated, and it is being launched with a new name: Delphi Mentor.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F66DC391-CB89-DB11-9B7A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>QuickReport and TeeChart for Delphi 2006 Registered Users</title><link>quickreport_teechart_delphi2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-12T12:11:27.420</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-12T12:11:27.420</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two new freebies are available for Delphi 2006 registered users.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{701CE891-195D-DB11-AB34-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi .NET Language: First Class, NameSpaces, and More</title><link>delphidotnet_firstclass</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-16T15:49:02.032</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-16T15:49:02.032</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just a pointer to a couple of recent posts involving the Delphi language on the .NET platform, plus my perspective on them.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C6717B92-7530-E011-8C54-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #2</title><link>tweets_02</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-04T16:30:36.079</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-04T16:22:57.949</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another week of tweets and retweets, highlighted in a single blog post. Including a short sequence on the problems with Flash on Android. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CCC08092-C98B-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi REST Clients Repository Opening With Amazon S3</title><link>delphi_rest_client_repository_opening</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-31T21:22:54.642</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-31T21:22:54.642</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today, I'm officially opening my "Delphi REST Clients" SVN repository (hosted on code.marcocantu.com) with a rather complete class for working with Amazon S3, Simple Storage Service.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4025D892-2E80-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the Week #1</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-18T12:39:31.864</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-18T12:39:31.864</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Notable Delphi blog posts of the last week, trying to turn this into a regular series, given I was doing this anyway. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C478DD92-A93E-DC11-A1C8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My US Visa Story</title><link>us_visa_story</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-30T17:11:57.848</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-30T17:11:57.848</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Security expert halvar.flake was denied entrance in the US for speaking at a conference. Which reminds me of the story behind my US visa, which I never fully told.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{16F9F392-D7A6-DF11-80FF-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Roadmap, August 2010 Update</title><link>delphi_roadmap_aug2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-13T13:31:15.088</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-13T13:31:15.088</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi Product Manager Mike Rozlog has uploaded a "much awaited" Delphi Roadmap, officially showing that Mac and cross-platform support has shifted to the next release, and won't be in Delphi XE.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AEC2FB92-3D85-E111-BBB2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Links #1</title><link>firemonkey_links_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-04-13T16:20:02.387</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-04-13T08:14:53.768</created><monthcreated>2012-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some new FireMonkey links... trying to turn this into a series. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0CDC4D93-450F-E011-A653-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>JavaScript Christmas Tree</title><link>javascript_christmas_tree</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-24T10:19:20.754</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-24T10:19:20.754</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>To underline the point that JavaScript is really growing (along with HTML5) and going to change a few things, I wanted to point out to this cute JavaScript Christmas Tree, by Roman Cortes.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3CE0CB93-5322-DF11-AAEB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Google vs. Italy Huge Misinformation</title><link>google_vs_italy_misinformation</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-25T22:33:06.392</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-25T22:33:06.392</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After reading articles and seeing on CNN journalists spreading a lot of misinformation about the recent Google vs. Italy case, I decided to write about it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7424DC93-3940-E011-9593-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Relax Newsgroup and New Units</title><link>relax_newsgroups_new_units</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-24T17:37:30.476</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-24T17:37:30.475</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've opened a newsgroup for the Delphi Relax project, as communicating over blog comments or code review is not enough. Also, I've posted a few updates and many new units, mostly undocumented.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A8B86094-C515-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Webinar Replay</title><link>firemonkey_webinar_replay</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-23T11:34:18.394</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-23T11:34:18.394</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The replay of the video of my FireMonkey webinar is now available.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2EC06D94-B5DF-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 100/113: WSDL Importer</title><link>handbook_note_100</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-20T14:17:33.332</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-20T14:17:33.332</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 100 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6CDA8094-7475-DB11-9A27-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Welcome CodeGear!</title><link>codegear_welcome</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-18T17:01:21.722</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-16T16:56:56.597</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A new company for Delphi means a lot for the future of the product, and of development tools in general.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F09C8D94-5434-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Chad at Microsoft</title><link>chad</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-03T23:38:10.261</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-03T23:38:10.261</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Chad Hower works for Microsoft but comfirms his involvement in the Indy project.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{18780395-A071-DC11-9CE0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 12/113: Region Surround Template</title><link>handbook_note_12</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-03T13:06:48.601</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-03T13:06:48.600</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 12 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{684B0695-356D-DA11-A89C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Allen Recaps, plus Frappr on Delphi</title><link>allenrecap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-12-15T07:47:05.856</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-12-15T07:47:05.856</created><monthcreated>2005-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A very interesting post by Allen Bauer, plus a link to a map of the Delphi world.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{10CE2D95-21E2-DB11-BBD7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Jim Douglas is the New CodeGear CEO</title><link>jim_douglas_codegear_ceo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-04T03:41:55.176</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-03T22:49:17.671</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Ben Smith leaves CodeGear and there is now a new CEO. This is the little info I've found.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{781D5995-E1E7-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Handbook Translations</title><link>dh2009_translations</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-21T18:41:55.829</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-21T18:41:55.829</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My book about Delphi 2009 is being translated to a few languages.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{40897695-5253-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Vote For Delphi on Code2012</title><link>vote_delphi_code_2012</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-31T15:45:11.537</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-31T14:32:22.270</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is an interesting developer poll, Code 2012, you should vote if you are a developer, and vote for Delphi if you use it along with other languages. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{18DAA295-18A5-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>My Webinar about Modernizing Windows Applications (or Move Away from Windows XP)</title><link>2014_march_webinar_modernizing_windows_applications</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-06T11:07:18.112</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-06T10:40:19.720</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In two weeks I'll host an online webinar about modernizing Windows applications written with the VCL. Live events on a similar topic are ongoing in Europe, and I'm presenting one in Milan next week. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3824AC95-C923-DC11-B214-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>If With is Considered Harmful, What About Double With?</title><link>with_harmful</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-26T11:58:29.087</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-26T11:58:29.087</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I use the with statement, sparingly, but using a with statement with multiple data structure is not something I like, but the VCL does it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E234AF95-5A2E-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Five Misunderstood... is Back Online</title><link>five_misunderstood_back_online</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-30T18:25:02.107</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-30T17:16:37.665</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft document on misunderstood features of Vista is back online, with a few changes... but the substance remains.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0237F795-083E-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Fat 8 Percent of Vista Developers</title><link>fat8percent_vistadev</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-19T16:21:37.016</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-19T16:21:37.016</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm the first to bash Microsoft when I feel they deserve it, but when incompetents do the same with no technical ground I'd rather side with them.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C54FB95-00D4-DB11-9FB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2007 _5: Wrapping Up</title><link>coderage2007_5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-16T22:23:23.001</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-16T22:23:23.001</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today is the final day of CodeRage, CodeGear's online conference. Overall, a very nice experience. Plus CodeGear revenues and Delphi almost shipping.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9AB21696-7A56-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Source Code of a VCL REST Music Client</title><link>source_code_vcl_rest_music_client</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-11-26T09:34:00.381</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-11-26T09:34:00.380</created><monthcreated>2013-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another REST client demo that I wrote for recent conferences is a VCL client accessing to some music information, different than the demo I blogged about last week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE404696-4C44-E011-9593-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Looks Like Delphi is Producing Win64 Applications</title><link>looks_a_delphi_64</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-02T07:02:01.358</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-01T21:43:40.064</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A couple of weeks ago, Mark Edington of the Delphi R&amp;D team shared an image of a familiar IDE targeting Win64. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4ADA6596-8753-DF11-9BA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>dbExpress and Firebird Examples and Recording</title><link>dbexpress_firebird_examples</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-29T17:38:58.393</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-29T17:38:58.392</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The examples and the recordings of my dbExpress and Firebird webinar, done for the MindTheBird! event, are now available.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FEB96A96-06BD-E011-AC12-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio XE2 Tour and Information</title><link>rad_studio_xe2_tour</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-02T13:09:21.046</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-08-02T13:09:21.046</created><monthcreated>2011-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero is advertising a "RAD Studio XE2 World Tour" clearly leading to the new product announcement. Not much information is available for now.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E07BA96-E5A9-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More on Borland and DevCo</title><link>moreborlanddevco</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-02T13:50:53.427</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-02T13:50:53.427</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>More news and links on the most debated topic of the Delphi community.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{88ED5897-7EE7-E111-B16D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio XE3 World Tour Announced</title><link>rad_studio_xe3_world_tour_announced</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-08-16T09:08:57.205</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-08-16T09:08:57.205</created><monthcreated>2012-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has announced the coming XE3 World Tour, which clearly means their XE3 release date is getting closer, but there is very little official information for now.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{42687997-43AC-DF11-8221-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Beta Blogging: New in the RTL</title><link>delphi_xe_beta_rtl</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-20T10:25:10.346</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-20T10:25:10.346</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In this third "beta blog" I'll just provide a (partial) list of new RTL classes and functions.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80B3BB97-37E9-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Essential Pascal on Amazon</title><link>essential_pascal_amazon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-23T11:47:07.180</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-23T11:47:07.180</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My Essential Pascal book is now available also on Amazon. Other self-published books will follow.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6868D597-10A0-DD11-805C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Vista Cleanup Overstated</title><link>vista_cleanup_overstated</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-22T10:20:26.204</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-22T10:20:26.204</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The other day I had to install a program and having a small primary hard driver decided to go for some cleanup...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D0C52A98-02AF-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and AJAX Demo Site</title><link>delphiajaxdemo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-09T01:31:20.359</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-09T01:30:25.347</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've published a simple Delphi and AJAX demo site on ajax.marcocantu.com.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8CDD6598-F1AE-DC11-940D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Puzzled by the First Delphi Puzzle</title><link>puzzled_delphi_puzzle</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-20T13:04:21.060</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-20T13:04:21.060</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Jacob Thurman, of Castalia fame, has launched a Delphi Puzzles web site. Very interesting idea. The first puzzle that was posted, though, seems to be incorrect...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C0C27998-8F08-DB11-A17C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Thorpe, Windows Live Dev, and Web Services</title><link>windowslivedev</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-03T08:04:13.866</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-01T01:58:14.334</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My thoughts and a bunch of links after a free flow of web browsing... starting with a visit to Danny's blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCE9AB98-0838-E311-B28C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>More European Conferences: DAPUG, EKON, ITDevCon, BE-Delphi</title><link>more_euro_conf_fall_2013</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-10-21T10:47:56.403</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-10-21T10:46:35.623</created><monthcreated>2013-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In the next month, I'll give keynotes and other sessions at quite a few Delphi european conferences. This is a short summary. See you there if you can attend. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9A373099-AA6D-E111-8DAA-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>XE2 Help Update Available and Update 4 Hot-Fix Announced</title><link>xe2_help_update_hot_fix</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-14T08:06:57.822</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-14T08:06:57.822</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday Embarcadero has announced a new update for Delphi XE2 Help (newer than the one distributed with Update 4) and has promised a hot-fix for Update 4 itself.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2E199099-03BF-E311-9E53-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Windows Modern UI Screenshot</title><link>april_2014_windows_modern_ui_screenshot</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-04-08T10:06:49.006</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-04-08T10:06:49.006</created><monthcreated>2014-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A screenshot of Windows modern UI applications running within a window, rather than full screen.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4689599-0546-E211-B0F8-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>DataSnap Webinar Q&amp;A</title><link>datasnap_webinar_2012_qa</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-14T15:58:40.615</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-14T15:58:40.615</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary> I've finally found the time to collect and share the questions and answers at the webinar on DataSnap I gave a couple of weeks ago.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{42FDAE99-C5DA-DA11-A2CC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borland's Developer Tools Group</title><link>developer_tools_group</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-03T19:04:43.890</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-03T19:04:43.890</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Borland has formally announced a Developer Tools Group, an internal deivision with 180 employees.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B452C499-4FDB-DC11-8FB5-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Birthday and Survey</title><link>delphi_birthday_survrey</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-15T00:05:56.614</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-15T00:05:56.614</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi turns 13 and the best present you can give it is fill the survey.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BE87ED99-B2BB-DB11-81F7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 Spacely Screen Shot</title><link>spacely_screen_shot</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-14T10:28:33.643</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-14T00:19:10.437</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I got an nice present in my mail... a screen shot of Delphi 2007 Spacely to share with my blog readers.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{00A6FD99-DB27-E011-9636-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Naming My Delphi REST Extension Project</title><link>naming_delphi_rest_extension_project</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-25T08:42:55.616</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-24T17:15:11.721</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm close to release the alpha version of an open project aimed at extending the Delphi XE REST Server infrastructure. One of the problems is to find a suitable name for the project itself. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{086B159A-14CD-DB11-98AB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear Ponders Ruby Support</title><link>codegear_ruby</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-08T10:29:55.596</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-08T02:42:57.648</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Micheal Swindell comments on Mike Pence blog on Ruby.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{049B339A-BF5A-DB11-AB34-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Why aren't you upgrading Delphi? The debate is hot.</title><link>why_upgrading_delphi_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-13T15:55:58.432</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-13T15:55:58.431</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>With almost 1,150 messages in a single thread of the non-tech newsgroup, hundreds of comments to several blog posts, alternative roadmaps flourishing, the debate is quite hot (and for good reasons).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A0D6839A-4FA4-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and C++Builder Roadmap</title><link>2014_march_delphi_cpp_roadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-05T10:39:33.625</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-05T10:39:33.625</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A RAD Studio roadmap for 2014 and beyond is available on the Embarcadero web site.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{82AD889A-CAB3-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2012 Pictures</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2012_pisctures</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-06-11T14:38:37.494</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-06-11T14:38:37.494</created><monthcreated>2012-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few assorted pictures from TweetPic and other sources.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0247A39A-5EEB-DC11-BB41-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 108/113: BlackFish SQL</title><link>handbook_note_108</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-06T10:39:19.953</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-06T10:39:19.953</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 108 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2034149B-318D-DC11-A264-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 35/113: Self in Class Methods</title><link>handbook_note_35</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-07T14:03:29.497</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-07T14:03:29.497</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 35 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C603239B-6368-DC11-A599-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 2/113: Fabrizio Schiavi</title><link>handbook_note_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-21T18:58:36.479</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-21T18:58:36.479</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 2 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{24CE699B-89CD-DC11-9F6C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 86/113: Configuring Delegate Drivers</title><link>handbook_note_86</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-28T11:15:50.368</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-28T11:15:24.965</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 86 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5445759B-9D6F-E211-9E37-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero Buys AnyDAC</title><link>embarcadero_buys_anydac</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-02-05T14:38:05.168</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-02-05T14:38:05.168</created><monthcreated>2013-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has bought the AnyDAC data access components library from DA-SOFT. This is great new for all Delphi (and C++Builder) developers using databases, that is most of them!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AE108A9B-66A9-DC11-AC06-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 58/113: SetMinimumBlockAlignment and SSE</title><link>handbook_note_58</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-13T11:41:37.908</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-13T11:41:37.908</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 58 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1C0CF29B-FEAE-E011-AA75-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Micheal Dell, Can You Fix This?</title><link>micheal_Dell_fix_it</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-07-15T16:44:15.001</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-07-15T16:44:15.000</created><monthcreated>2011-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Had a big issue with a Dell order, wrote to Michael... and it was fixed!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8205049C-EAE6-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 105/113: Migrating dbExpress Applications</title><link>handbook_note_105</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-29T18:25:06.708</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-29T18:25:06.708</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 105 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A8DB279C-822A-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2012 Official Announcement</title><link>ddd2012_official_announcement</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-12-19T22:09:46.148</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-12-19T21:23:14.727</created><monthcreated>2011-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Cary Jensen and myself are officially kicking off the new edition of DDD, with 6 stops in Europe and US in March-May 2012 </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{20B35C9C-4087-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>FireDAC Tip#2: First Application</title><link>firedac_tip2_firstapplication</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-03-07T16:21:59.724</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-03-07T16:21:59.724</created><monthcreated>2013-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary> Now that you have installed FireDAC, it is time to build a first simple application.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{78BD669C-2A4C-E011-B499-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #7</title><link>tweets_07</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-11T22:00:33.702</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-11T22:00:33.702</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>No specific theme for my tweets this week, with topics ranging from Delphi offers to Delphi Developer days, and from a Delphi hot fix to the Japan Earthquake.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{94E1719C-BBF1-DB11-9282-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Tale of Indy Sockets: The Fix</title><link>tale_indy_fix</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-23T19:10:18.399</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-23T19:10:18.399</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Following my post last week, I've think I've found a good fix for the two-characters separator bug.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9A62749C-F178-DB11-BA11-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Ramblings on Delphi and the Web</title><link>delphi_web_ramblings</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-23T14:16:16.414</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-21T00:57:59.136</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The rise of AJAX can mean a lot of positive things for Delphi on the web. Here is a (rather long) post with my ramblings... discussing different scenarios and options.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4E7999C-DC42-DD11-8E78-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>User Finds Delphi Annoyances</title><link>user_finds_delphi_annoyances</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-25T19:48:15.284</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-25T19:48:15.284</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A Delphi one-time user, Branden Tanga, blogs about RAD Studio annoyances... without really getting Delphi!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9A3DCD9C-A96B-DE11-8EC0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Google: The Browser as the Next OS?</title><link>google_browser_os</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-07-08T13:59:02.924</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-07-08T13:59:02.923</created><monthcreated>2009-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The idea that browsers might replace client-side operating systems is being reinforced by the announcement of the Google Chrome OS.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0472DA9C-2DFC-DC11-BF13-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 plus My Handbook</title><link>Delphi2007_plus_handbook</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-27T19:52:07.998</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-27T19:52:07.997</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>For those living in the US and looking forward to upgrade to Delphi 2007 for Win32 there is now a CodeGear offer including the electronic version of my latest book.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5ECB2E9D-F640-E011-9593-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #5</title><link>tweets_05</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-25T15:52:53.869</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-25T15:52:53.869</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another week of Twitter, may take this to a twice-a-week schedule, as twitter search doesn't really go much backwards...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{986A3B9D-40C0-DB11-AE0D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>March Training and Conferences (Update)</title><link>march_conferences</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-19T19:01:26.806</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-19T19:01:26.805</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've 2 conferences (CodeRage and ADUG) plus an online class scheduled for March. Here are some updates.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F6F94B9D-6E24-E211-9A6E-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Help Update 1 for Delphi XE3</title><link>help_update1_delphi_xe3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-01T22:04:51.660</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-01T22:04:51.660</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has just released an update of the Delphi help files.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B0449C9D-8F9B-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Dr. Dobb's Article on CodeGear</title><link>dr.dobbs_codegear</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-04T02:13:25.247</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-04T02:13:25.247</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>On December 27th, Dr. Dobb's online published an interesting article on CodeGear.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1A83C29D-AC24-DA11-9170-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>RSS Blues</title><link>rssblues</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-15T00:53:46.552</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-14T02:05:28.158</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been trying to fix the problems with the RSS for my blog, only to figure out a few odd problems with this pupolar XML standard.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E2EECF9D-BC12-DC11-9964-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Auto Updating and Tracking Users</title><link>auto_updating_tracking</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-04T19:16:24.421</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-04T19:16:24.421</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A question I'm asking myself is how (and how much) to track users, while they updating my Delphi application (or asking for updates).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CB21E9E-E4C6-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Apple 1 Year Warranty and European Laws And a Mail I Got</title><link>apple_1_year_warranty</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-07-05T21:39:37.710</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-07-05T21:39:37.709</created><monthcreated>2012-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Italian regulation authorities are in a direct fight with Apple over the terms its hardware warranty, which has to be 2 years according to European regulations. Apple just emailed me my 1 year warranty is now gone...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA6C209E-291B-DF11-BFCC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Experiments with Videos of Delphi 2010 Book Examples</title><link>experiments_videos_dh2010_</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-16T19:53:36.442</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-16T19:53:36.442</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here is a first tentative video for showcasing the book examples.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{28082A9E-7680-DC11-8094-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 25/113: Parsing and Re-parsing with Together</title><link>handbook_note_25</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-22T10:31:24.732</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-22T10:31:24.732</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 25 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B48C6F9E-FB20-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>The First Delphi For Android (and not only)</title><link>first_delphi_android</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-19T07:29:28.783</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-19T07:18:56.170</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi XE5 is the first Delphi for Android. But this release is "the first" only from many other point of views... </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EAF97C9E-D083-DC11-8A1B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook on Lulus Top 100 Best Sellers</title><link>handbook_top_100</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-27T00:20:44.763</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-26T17:01:03.145</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My latest book is currently 86 on Lulus all time best-sellers list. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{60B8809E-403E-DE11-9863-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Day 2009, June 4th, Piacenza</title><link>delphi_day_2009_announce</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-11T17:39:19.058</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-11T17:39:19.058</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>On June 4th, my company is running (with some help from Embarcadero and others) a yearly meeting of Italian Delphi developers, now in its 8th edition. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2A41CA9E-22CE-DE11-A432-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Getting Rid of Description Pane in Delphi 2010</title><link>getting_rid_description_pane</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-10T19:16:32.402</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-10T19:16:32.402</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is a "feature" of Delphi 2010 that I don't stand, the new Description Pane of the Object Inspector.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A6EC429F-2E65-DC11-B881-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Publishing my Handbook on Lulu (Second Part)</title><link>publishing_handbook_lulu_second</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-17T19:33:39.229</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-17T17:46:40.570</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>More information about the book development process, while waiting for Lulu...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6AD0599F-962C-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Power (e)Book</title><link>delphipowerbook</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-24T03:02:45.765</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-24T03:02:45.765</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm looking for a reasonable business model for publishing a freely available ebook on Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C2DD979F-A4DA-DE11-BEC3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My First Compilation of Midas.dll</title><link>first_compilation_midasdll</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-26T17:12:53.072</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-26T17:12:53.072</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While finishing research for my coming Delphi 2010 book, I compiled the midas.dll, available for the first time in source code format.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2239CB9F-037A-DD11-ACA4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Speaking at Firebird Conference 08 in Bergamo</title><link>speaking_fbcon08</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-04T00:10:17.605</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-04T00:10:17.605</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be speaking at the Sixth International Firebird Conference (FB Con 08) to be help in Bergamo (Italy) later this month.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B04E08A0-9344-DE11-AEBF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More Delphi Live! 2009 and Roadmap Info</title><link>delphi_live_2009_4_more</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-29T00:37:00.338</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-18T00:37:00.338</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>More info on Delphi Live from Nick and the first of the videos by Jim McKeeth.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C4D316A0-F772-E011-9808-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #13</title><link>tweets_13</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-30T07:03:50.006</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-30T07:03:50.006</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A really assorted collection of tweets: a few days off, preparing for Delphi Developer Days 2011 Europe, Microsoft quarter, Interbase and Firebird... and the most unusual reference to the Royal Wedding.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AC2222A0-97D0-E111-B6BD-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Reappearing Ballot Screen</title><link>microsoft_reappearing_ballot_screen</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-07-18T06:13:14.264</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-07-18T05:35:16.827</created><monthcreated>2012-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday the EU Antitrust Commission opened an investigation with Microsoft, today the company delivered a patch (but oddly phrased). Very timely. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E7A27A0-5629-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi for .NET CF</title><link>netcf</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-21T00:48:15.858</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-20T00:06:04.849</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've recently used the Delphi for .NET CF preview compiler to create an application. Troublesome at times, but nice.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6CA95CA0-4B27-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Vista and Developers</title><link>vista_and_developers</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-21T18:29:41.595</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-21T18:29:41.594</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A couple of recent articles covering the relationship between Windows Vista and developers are worth reading... and commenting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B0C789A0-A9F5-DA11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Google Spreadsheet</title><link>google_spreadsheet</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-07T00:28:25.964</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-07T00:28:25.963</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Google Spreadsheet is coming... and few people are trying it out.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F4A5B4A0-F8C9-E211-A25B-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>More Intrinsic Type Helpers (or 42.ToString)</title><link>more_intrinsic_type_helpers</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-31T14:04:07.065</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-31T14:04:07.065</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi XE4 adds quite a few helpers for native language data types, like Integers and Doubles. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9233DFA0-B281-DE11-A866-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Bye Bye Borland, Bye Bye Codegear, Long Live Embarcadero</title><link>bye_bye_borland_bye_bye_codegear</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-05T18:29:22.763</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-05T18:29:22.762</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>With the closing of the acquisition by MicroFocus, Borland is now officially gone. The CodeGear brand is spawned when it sold its IDE business to Embarcadero is disappearing as well. If you are in the Delphi site, what's left is Embarcadero Technologies.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{34C824A1-AB3A-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Traveling Among Delphi Day Events</title><link>traveling_delphi_days</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-15T09:36:13.911</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-15T09:36:13.911</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>What a week: workshops, the Delphi Day in Piacenza, traveling to Germany, the Delphi Tage in Gunzburg...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D2145AA1-759C-DC11-8C9F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage II Started</title><link>coderage_2_started</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-27T00:47:31.295</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-27T00:47:31.295</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The virtual CodeRage II conference by CodeGear started a few hours ago. I'll give three talks tomorrow, and on one Wednesday.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84465AA1-B0FB-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage6 Fourth Day</title><link>coderage6_fourth_day</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-21T07:02:14.853</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-21T07:02:14.853</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another day at CodeRage6, but having real work to do I missed most sessions. Good replays are already online. Some related links and ideas.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{625E5AA1-0A3E-E011-A72F-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>jqGrid in Relax</title><link>jqgrid_delphi_relax</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-21T22:44:56.033</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-21T22:44:56.033</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've posted another unit of Delphi Relax, with jqGrid support, added a specific demo and updated the documentation.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B2BE8BA2-2E3A-E211-B0F8-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Conferences: SDE+, Next Monday</title><link>conferences_sdeplus_monday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-29T14:25:34.366</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-29T14:25:34.366</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last conference of the year, next Monday in the Netherlands. SDE+ by the Software Development Network. 8 Delphi sessions in a very dense single-day event.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1E0EB9A2-A4B9-DB11-8EA1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 HotFix 10</title><link>d2006_hotfix10</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-11T10:15:57.554</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-11T10:15:57.554</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has released a new hotfix (actually a collection of fixed) for Delphi 2006.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{58FD07A3-EADB-E111-B16D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Trip To Capitola</title><link>my_trip_to_capitola</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-08-01T15:29:01.711</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-08-01T15:29:01.711</created><monthcreated>2012-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last 7 days I didn't blog because I was quite busy on a business trip to Capitola, California. Here are a few pictures.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{388D15A3-7B60-E011-BBF2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>More Info on Delphi Developer Days 2011</title><link>ddd2011_more_info</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-07T07:25:09.745</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-06T18:35:56.670</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi Developer Days 2011 is about to start next week in the US. Here is some more information. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{34C846A3-30EC-E111-B16D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>I'm an Embarcadero MVP</title><link>embarcadero_mvp_debut</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-08-22T08:15:18.362</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-08-22T08:15:18.361</created><monthcreated>2012-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The "Embarcadero Evangelist Program" officially becomes "The "Embarcadero MVP Program", as blogged by Anders Ohlsson.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4A054A3-E462-DB11-AB34-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Vista and Delphi and Eulas</title><link>vista_delphi_eulas</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-24T00:54:27.160</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-24T00:41:11.828</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is a very good article about Delphi and Vista... and also many on the new rules Microsoft is setting for the coming version of the Windows OS.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6C5C73A3-D495-E111-BBB2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Links #2</title><link>firemonkey_links_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-05-04T10:55:37.042</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-05-04T10:55:37.042</created><monthcreated>2012-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another blog in the would-be series of FireMonkey updates, with links and news about the new Delphi library.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{201B7FA3-4EB0-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Improved Native Support in Visual Studio 2010</title><link>improved_native_visual_studio_2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-12T01:20:28.530</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-12T01:20:28.530</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>According to an SDTimes report, Microsoft will push native features in the next version of Visual Studio. So native development in not dead, nor Delphi... </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{364C93A3-F403-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Android Second in the US with 52%</title><link>android_second_52percent</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-13T08:54:30.123</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-13T08:54:30.122</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just read a "fantastic" article on iOS continued dominance in the US, couldn't resist blogging.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BA75A1A3-EC57-DB11-8902-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Books on Lulu: Vote for Mine</title><link>delphi_books_lulu</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-10T02:31:37.966</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-10T01:42:13.508</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There are 3 Delphi books on Lulu. I'm planning to add a couple of mine... and ask you to help me pick the topic.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{86422FA4-443A-DE11-BCC6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>MicroFocus buys Borland</title><link>microfocus_borland</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-06T23:10:36.403</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-06T23:10:36.403</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>MicroFocus has announced its acquisition of Borland for approximately 75 million dollars.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AC7DAFA4-3A82-DC11-84F3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 27/113: Customizing the Resource String Prefix</title><link>handbook_note_27</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-24T16:13:29.806</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-24T16:13:29.805</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 27 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{48BCBBA5-2F17-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Speaking at Delphi XE5 Events in Paris and Istanbul</title><link>xe5tour_paris_istanbul</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-06T20:17:32.173</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-06T20:17:32.173</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next week I'll be in France and Turkey presenting Delphi for Android, part of the current XE5 world tour. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3C7FF3A5-4BB0-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Google Up and Down</title><link>googleupdown</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-12T16:33:31.533</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-10T16:57:36.851</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In a matter of a few hours I was faced with news, errors, and my first-time usage of services of a single quite big company, Google. Here is a short account of a day with lots of googlism.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E80811A6-96FD-DF11-91F1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Updated Office UI Licensing</title><link>updated_office_ui_licensing</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-01T22:29:58.971</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-01T22:29:58.971</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Office UI (or Ribbon User interface) is controlled by a "license" based on the idea, not any actual code.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{664626A6-746F-E211-9E37-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>FastReport FMX Embarcadero Edition</title><link>fast_report_fmx_embarcadero</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-02-05T09:26:55.312</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-02-05T09:26:55.312</created><monthcreated>2013-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Embarcadero Edition of FastReport for FireMonkey is a free download for registered users of Delphi XE3.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D6ED30A6-4025-DF11-AAEB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook In Print</title><link>delphi_2010_handbook_print</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-03-01T15:58:58.264</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-03-01T15:58:58.263</created><monthcreated>2010-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The printed edition of my book is now available on CreateSpace.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{48C171A6-CEBD-DC11-99E2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 74/113: PChar to String</title><link>handbook_note_74</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-08T10:48:45.942</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-08T10:48:45.942</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 74 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{66AB90A6-6739-E211-B0F8-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>DataSnap, Deployment, Performance, and More </title><link>datasnap_deployment_performance</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-28T16:37:11.525</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-28T16:37:11.525</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My DataSnap webinar is running right now, but this blog post was prompted also by a performance post last week. Here are some comments and tips. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{ACA19BA6-078E-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Firebird Conference 2008</title><link>firebird_conference_2008</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-29T11:52:11.827</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-29T11:52:11.827</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I spent the end of the last week at the Firebird Conference 2008 in Bergamo, giving talks on using Delphi with the open source database server.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{348107A7-3E4C-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi is Regions Free</title><link>delphi_regions_free</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-07T18:11:40.634</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-07T18:11:40.633</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Jeff Atwood complains with the use of hidden code regions. I fully agree. I use Delphi!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{740E1BA7-961F-DB11-AB61-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Class in Alabama</title><link>alabama</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-30T08:48:16.077</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-30T08:48:16.077</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next week I'll be in the US to teach an advanced Delphi class.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA4049A7-30C9-E211-A25B-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Couple of Tips for Delphi XE4 FireMonkey Styles</title><link>couple_tips_xe4_fmx_styles</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-30T14:35:18.358</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-30T14:35:18.358</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A property editor for the textual definition of a StyleBook in FireMonkey and how to load a custom style for an entire application, overriding the platform one.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B25383A7-4C2F-DE11-8932-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Sun, Oracle, and MySQL</title><link>sun_oracle_mysql</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-22T17:00:55.959</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-22T17:00:55.959</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some links I found interesting, while reading about Sun acquisition by Oracle, particularly about MySQL.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{16BA8CA7-94A2-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tooling Up With CodeGear (by Alan Zeichick)</title><link>tooling_up_zeichick</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-13T00:35:28.244</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-13T00:35:28.244</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An interesting point of view about what's going up in CodeGear these days.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{682F2FA8-56AB-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE4 Is Available</title><link>delphi_xe4_available_today</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-04-22T15:31:30.092</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-04-22T15:31:30.092</created><monthcreated>2013-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi XE4 is available, both the trial version and the release product. Info, announcement, webinar, code snippets, videos, and much, much more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F0294FA8-2A36-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Why Skype used Delphi?</title><link>why_skype_used_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-01-03T16:53:27.296</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-01-03T16:53:27.296</created><monthcreated>2012-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Skype engineers describe why the picked Delphi for the Windows version (a rather old link in my "to blog" list).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{187359A8-A6E9-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE2 Update 1</title><link>delphi_xe2_update1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-28T08:12:57.894</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-28T08:12:57.894</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Less then a month after the product release, Embarcadero has released a first significant update to Delphi XE2. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B419C8A8-5545-DE11-AEBF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Blaise Pascal Magazine Special Edition is Free</title><link>blaise_pascal_mag_special_free</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-20T18:51:41.378</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-20T18:51:41.378</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Blaise Pascal Magazine has released a Special Edition issue of 100 pages, which is free in the PDF version. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CE9179A9-7C3B-DC11-8724-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>SnapShots</title><link>snapshots</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-26T18:13:18.140</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-26T15:43:48.744</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've added SnapShopts from snap.com to my blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A26CC1A9-8201-DD11-8DC8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Rome for Delphi Open Doors</title><link>rome_delphi_open_doors</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-03T15:49:42.539</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-03T15:49:42.539</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm in Rome today for the last of the three Delphi Open Doors (Delphi Porte Aperte) events around Italy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{52B3E3A9-F04F-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borcon, Monday</title><link>borcon05_monday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-08T01:59:27.222</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-08T01:59:27.222</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A day spent hearing tutorials... and preparing my own presentations.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6EE0F7A9-FC00-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Updated Delphi Mobile Roamap</title><link>updates_delphi_mobile_roadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-09T14:30:01.500</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-09T14:30:01.500</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is a new RAD Studio Mobile roadmap available on Embarcadero Developer Network, which mentions also a couple of features beyond mobile...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{245F20AA-C61D-E011-826E-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Essential Pascal Available in Hebrew</title><link>essential_pascal_hebrew</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-11T21:59:24.000</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-11T21:59:23.999</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Ido Gendel has finished translating the free edition of Essential Pascal to Hebrew.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{385F55AA-6DA9-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2012 on June 7th</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2012_announce</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-05-29T09:21:55.903</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-05-29T09:19:53.882</created><monthcreated>2012-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next week I'm hosting a 3-days Delphi event in Piacenza, Italy. This is the largest independent gathering of Italian Delphi developers, now in its 11th year. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{ECC077AA-0120-E011-826E-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Webinar and White Paper on Developing REST Servers in Delphi XE using DataSnap</title><link>webinar_whitepapers_datasnap_rest_delphixe</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-14T17:27:56.908</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-14T17:27:56.908</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has just created a new "Rad Studio in Action" page about "Developing REST Servers in Delphi XE using DataSnap" for which I wrote a white paper.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7279B3AA-B40B-DB11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Germany - Italy: 0 - 2</title><link>germany_italy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-05T01:32:52.292</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-05T01:32:52.292</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nothing do to with Delphi, for once...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6EF90EAB-A59B-E111-AF8D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Cloud Storage: GDrive, SkyDrive, or DropBox?</title><link>clous_storage_gdrive_skydrive_dropbox</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-05-11T21:26:17.854</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-05-11T21:25:20.002</created><monthcreated>2012-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last two weeks I've been playing a bit with the three main cloud storage services and their respective Windows applications, that let you map a folder to remote storage. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{526D1AAB-EEF0-DA11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Day 2006</title><link>delphiday2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-01T00:07:25.778</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-01T00:07:25.777</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My company is hosting a free meeting for Italian Delphi users and expecting over 100 Delphi developers to gather in Piacenza.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DCD2C4AB-A29C-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #20</title><link>tweets_20</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-22T07:42:25.387</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-22T07:42:25.387</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A lot of tweets about my new books, bot also Delphi SVN, David I, and more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80F1CEAB-3551-E011-941C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>150 Years of Italy</title><link>150_years_italy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-18T14:27:30.023</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-18T08:40:02.430</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday was Italy's 150 birthday. A day off work... and a strange celebration. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C85B0AAC-F049-DA11-941A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Language and .NET (with a hint from Joel)</title><link>delphilanguagejoel</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-02T18:16:29.174</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-31T10:56:08.048</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Why use Delphi if all langauges on .NET are alike? And can a single runtime suit all your programming needs?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{26AD0FAC-E382-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2011 on June 9th</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2011</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-20T13:28:47.973</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-20T13:28:47.973</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The tenth edition of the most popular Italian Delphi Developers gathering is taking place in Piacenza, my home town, preceded by a day of seminars. Signup now.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2E5419AC-AE0D-DC11-8E20-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Auto Updating Delphi Programs</title><link>auto_updating_programs</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-29T08:49:13.863</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-29T08:47:15.293</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I have the need to deploy a program that can update itself. Do you know of a better approach?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9CD453AC-ABE4-DE11-B9DE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>REST in Delphi: Server Videos</title><link>rest_delphi_server_videos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-09T12:39:49.235</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-09T12:39:49.235</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The last two videos I prepared for the "REST in Delphi 2010" white paper for Embarcadero Technologies are focused on the development of DataSnap applications integrated with WebBroker and the respective jQuery clients.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EAE87DAC-ADB7-DC11-83C3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 69/113: A Tale of Two TMargin Types</title><link>handbook_note_69</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-31T15:41:25.366</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-31T15:41:25.365</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 69 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{34F3B9AC-7736-E011-8C54-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #3</title><link>tweets_03</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-12T07:30:54.694</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-12T07:26:43.284</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another weekly round of tweets covering phone OSes, the coming Delphi Developer Days event, a free Delphi event in Italy, and more. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1E4A7CAD-79E0-DA11-A2CC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Book on Google</title><link>book_google</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-11T01:12:19.850</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-11T01:12:19.850</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm reading an interesting book.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{967506AE-EAC6-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Help Update 6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2</title><link>Delphi_xe2_help_update_6</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-07-05T21:48:57.432</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-07-05T21:48:57.432</created><monthcreated>2012-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released yet another help update for Delphi XE2. Getting better little by little.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E8732AE-8A8B-DC11-832A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 33/113: Copy from CPU View</title><link>handbook_note_33</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-05T11:41:12.242</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-05T11:41:12.242</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 33 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D89B8AAE-3CE6-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Adding Adsense to Blog Feeds</title><link>adding_adsense_feed</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-19T16:29:09.294</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-19T16:29:09.293</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've moved my Feedburner account for this blog to Google Feedburner accounts and activated Adsense for the feed.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3AB9D8AE-41AF-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Hejlsberg on Turbo Pascal and Future Languages</title><link>hejlsberg_turbo_pascal_future</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-12T00:56:13.183</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-10T17:54:03.649</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft Denmark has made available a very nice video, in English, or Anders Hejlsberg covering the future of programming languages by starting with the 25 years old Turbo Pascal he originally wrote.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AEEEF2AE-61D0-E211-9516-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE4 Help Update 1</title><link>delphi_xe4_help_update1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-06-08T18:00:35.651</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-06-08T18:00:35.650</created><monthcreated>2013-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released the help update 1 for Delphi XE4, with lots of new content including a new tutorial.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{402B0CAF-B05B-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>SOAP, REST, and the KISS rule</title><link>soaprest</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-23T10:03:02.327</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-23T01:21:56.052</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>If SOAP is getting all headlines, I tend to prefer REST-based Web Services... not only because they are simpler, but also because they are more effective.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0EA940AF-7E1F-DC11-83A7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear People: David I, Steve Trefethen</title><link>codegear_people_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-21T08:07:15.330</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-21T01:04:17.572</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>David I is still at Borland/CodeGear after 22 years, while Steve Trefethen is leaving the company.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3AD4C5AF-13AA-DF11-80FF-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Second Preview Video</title><link>delphi_xe_second_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-18T07:17:55.210</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-17T15:47:14.300</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The next version of Delphi will be called Delphi XE... and there is a second preview video available online, focused on third party tools. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CC49D5AF-562E-DE11-8480-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2009, London July 1st</title><link>delphi_dev_days_2009_london</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-22T12:17:49.825</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-21T11:52:51.832</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi Developer Days, with myself and Cary Jensen, is coming to Europe at the beginning of July after two stops in the US.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{469F28B0-BC7D-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>InterBase 2009 Launched (And Delphi 2009 Shipping)</title><link>interbase_2009_launched</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-08T17:42:41.360</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-08T17:42:41.360</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero today launched InterBase 2009 and started shipping Delphi 2009.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EAD02BB0-39E8-DB11-B9AC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 Workshop (plus Rave Seminar)</title><link>delphi_2007_workshop</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-11T16:48:40.330</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-11T16:48:40.330</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm giving a Delphi 2007 Workshop in Italy next week, but I'm also available to teach it onsite or online.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9AD949B0-66CA-DC11-9F51-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 84/113: DBXadapter</title><link>handbook_note_84</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-24T11:27:21.824</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-24T11:27:21.824</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 84 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C87F4DB0-4BBA-DA11-9D66-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Videos, How To?</title><link>delphivideoshow</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-23T11:02:50.668</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-23T11:02:50.668</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm trying to find a way to produce and publish training videos on Delphi. I didn't have too much luck so far, as Google's video service is far from optimal for this purpose. So I'm looking for suggestions...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EA546BB0-5518-E011-8F44-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FinalBuilder Wins Jolt Award</title><link>finalbuilder_jolt_award</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-04T23:09:36.143</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-04T23:09:36.143</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>JOLT Awards don't come close to what they were... but it is great that FinalBuilder won a big prize!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FE9B6EB0-208C-DE11-A709-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Preview of Database Extensions in RAD Studio 2010</title><link>database_sneak_preview_d2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-18T20:16:11.917</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-18T20:16:11.917</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi 2010 has new and improved dbExpress drivers, including one for Firebird, and several extensions to DataSnap 2009, the new socket-based multi-tier layer.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{888EEDB0-6E32-DF11-864E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Tale of Changing ZIP Code</title><link>tale_changing_zip_code</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-03-18T10:30:19.111</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-03-18T10:30:19.111</created><monthcreated>2010-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>At times using and comparing apparently immutable data can cause significant disruption. Data changes, invariably.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{409B24B1-656D-DE11-B8C0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Nick Bradbury on Why Using Delphi</title><link>nick_bradbury_why_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-07-10T17:33:32.115</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-07-10T17:33:32.114</created><monthcreated>2009-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nick Bradbury of HomeSite, TopStyle and FeedDemon fame, discusses why he prefers using Delphi in a very interesting blog post.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{46229FB1-508A-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Before Anonymous Methods</title><link>before_anonymous</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-24T18:12:42.216</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-24T18:11:59.702</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The post I made yesterday on anonymous methods, a new feature in Delphi 2009, stirred controversy. Here are some more thoughts</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4663C8B1-17ED-DF11-8989-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Some Sample HTML5 Sites</title><link>some_sample_html5_sites</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-10T22:31:58.987</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-10T22:31:58.986</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Following on my post on Silverlight, I wanted to move my focus on HTML5, even if in a very limited way.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A254D9B1-B9D3-DF11-917C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 5 Slides and Code Downloads</title><link>coderage5_slides_code_downloads</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-10-12T15:28:59.665</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-10-09T15:48:11.493</created><monthcreated>2010-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here are the slides of my CodeRage 5 sessions and most of the code downloads. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0E242AB2-B1D0-DB11-BBD8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2007 _1: Object Pascal is Back</title><link>coderage2007_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-15T19:34:46.684</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-12T17:12:02.176</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The CodeGear virtual Conference has started with real bandwidth problems... and a hidden announcement, the original name of the Delphi language is back.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{707F4EB2-E30B-E211-8754-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE3: Record Helpers for Intrinsic Types</title><link>delphixe3_record_helpers</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-01T16:32:39.692</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-01T16:32:39.691</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the few new language features in Delphi XE3 is the ability to add "methods" to native language types. But this is not a small change for the language!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E25851B2-D409-DC11-BF6E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Rich Internet Applications, my AjaxFade demo</title><link>RIA_ajaxfade</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-24T11:08:27.513</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-24T11:08:27.513</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm not sure what the Web will look like in a couple of years, but for sure you can create RIA applications with no Flash and no Silverlight.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{221576B2-1192-DC11-B061-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 39/113: Inline Functions with Const Parameters</title><link>handbook_note_39</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-13T18:58:44.059</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-13T18:58:44.059</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 39 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D6FF76B2-4FCE-DB11-B300-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Assert in Vista Final</title><link>assert_vista_final</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-09T16:11:12.203</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-09T16:11:12.203</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I know the name of one file and folder Vista was compiled from.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A5C80B2-2DB8-DB11-B6E7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Michael Swindell on Next Delphi, PHP, and Kylix</title><link>swindell_next_delphi_php_kylix</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-09T12:51:27.143</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-09T12:51:27.142</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There have been a few leaks regarding future CodeGear products, plus some "informal" announcements by CodeGear Head of Product Management, Michael Swindell.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{74F686B2-DB56-DC11-8B57-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Interview on the French Developpez.com</title><link>interview_developpez_com</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-30T11:34:10.931</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-30T11:34:10.931</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I was interviewed by a French Online Developers Magazine.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1A4E06B3-F1EE-E211-A41C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Webinar and White Paper</title><link>firemonkey_webinar_white_paper</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-07-17T15:06:05.208</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-07-17T15:06:05.207</created><monthcreated>2013-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Pawel just ended the first of his three presentations today, a webinar covering FireMonkey and styles. I wrote a "companion" white paper for it, available online. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{566A1EB3-9F64-E011-BBF2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #11</title><link>tweets_11</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-12T01:05:17.751</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-12T01:05:17.751</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Recent tweets, mostly related with Delphi Developer Days 2011 and my current trip in the US, but some some tweets as well.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{20DAA5B3-F114-E011-A653-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2010</title><link>year_cities_2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-31T15:43:01.164</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-31T15:38:54.097</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Like I did over the last four years, this is a list of cities I've been to in 2010. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2098DEB3-EF69-E111-8DAA-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Evening Event by Embarcadero at US Delphi Developer Days 2012</title><link>evening_event_embt_ddd2012</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-09T14:06:30.334</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-09T14:06:30.334</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Like in past years, Embarcadero has organized two free evening events in Washington and Chicago during our Delphi Developer Days Tour. Still trying to figure out what to set up in Europe.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8C6C05B4-435A-DB11-8902-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The Alternative Delphi Roadmap (by Simon Kissel)</title><link>alternative_delphi_roadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-13T02:08:42.353</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-13T01:27:53.413</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Simon Kissel has published a very interesting proposal asking DevCo to invest in the Delphi Win32 (and Linux) more than in the .Net side. Very interesting appraoch.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{405F14B4-E5AD-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Everywhere</title><link>delphieverywhere</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-07T15:33:35.846</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-07T15:28:40.400</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>John Kaster reveals one of DevCo's mottos.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{50FC98B4-8133-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Year in Cities, 2011</title><link>year_cities_2011</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-12-31T07:50:34.896</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-12-31T07:50:34.896</created><monthcreated>2011-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As it is now a tradition on this blog, this is my 2011 in terms of cities I've been to, with a few new entries.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D2029CB4-52A4-E111-BB18-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2012 Frankfurt and Rome</title><link>ddd2012_frankfurt_rome</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-05-22T21:41:45.831</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-05-22T21:41:45.830</created><monthcreated>2012-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here are some considerations and a few pictures of last two stops of Delphi Developer Days 2012 in Europe.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A63AC6B4-1592-DC11-B061-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>dbExpress Online Training for CodeGear (and More)</title><link>dbEpxress_training_codegear_more</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-13T19:41:25.648</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-13T19:41:25.648</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm going to teach an online class on dbExpress IV for CodeGear Learning during the first week of December. But the next month will see me speaking at several other events.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DABBE4B4-9297-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Year 2006 as Seen by Allen Bauer</title><link>year2006_bauer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-30T00:34:47.636</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-30T00:34:47.636</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Allen Bauer of CodeGear has a superb post summarizing the Borland-selling-IDE-spinning-off-CodeGear saga.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{00DB03B5-A5DC-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tod Nielsen From Borland to VMWare</title><link>Nielsen_Borland_VMWare</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-07T11:46:26.099</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-07T11:46:26.099</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Tod Nielsen moves on and Borland's future gets under scrutiny. Too good Delphi is not involved any more...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7ACC0EB5-722E-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>AJAX</title><link>ajax1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-05T08:36:26.182</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-26T12:19:03.060</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Asyncronous JAvascript XML is not really a brand new Web technology, but its usage is rapidly changing the way users perceive web applications. The browser is indeed becoming a platform!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6A29BDB5-BAC8-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Book Code As Html, First Draft</title><link>book_code_html_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-13T03:19:08.458</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-13T03:19:08.458</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've published a first draft of the source code of my Delphi 2009 Handbook in HTML format, using some custom code and Delphi's OTA.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E036C0B5-2DB8-E011-AA75-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #22</title><link>tweets_22</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-07-27T08:58:33.891</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-07-27T08:58:33.891</created><monthcreated>2011-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Rumors and little news about the coming version of Delphi, more Google+ tweets, new hardware I bought (a Mac Mini and a high-end Dell). But not much, as I've been quite busy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84AFE8B5-BC74-E111-8DAA-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Some FireMonkey 3D Issues </title><link>firemonkey_3d_issues</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-23T23:15:14.846</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-23T17:24:24.105</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've recently noticed some issues with the 3D interface in FireMonkey. At times, it just doesn't work. In that case, check your video card, not your version of Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4ACFE8B5-A87B-DB11-AA40-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>MySQL, InterBase, FireBird, SQL Server: Prices and Licences</title><link>mysql_interbase_firebird</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-24T19:42:47.868</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-24T13:00:03.642</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday I hosted an InterBase 2007 seminar, today I read a very odd description of MySQL... so here are my thoughts on database licensing and prices.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A4F005B6-9E0D-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi (and Prism) Tweets of the Day</title><link>delphi_tweet_day</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-10T19:17:59.634</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-10T19:17:59.634</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've started a Delphi Tweet of the Day on Twitter... which is powered by Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D2862BB6-ECE7-DF11-8989-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>On Microsoft and Silverlight</title><link>microsoft_silverlight</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-04T10:39:00.642</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-04T10:39:00.642</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week saw a significant debate around Microsoft PDC announcements and the push towards HTML5, rather than Silverlight. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F4F352B6-97CC-DF11-917C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>ITDevCon 2010: European Delphi Conference</title><link>itdevcon_2010_european_delphi_conference</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-30T14:21:37.230</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-30T14:21:37.229</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next November, the city of Verona (Italy) will see the second edition of ITDevCon, a two days Delphi conference with top speakers from all over the world. With most tracks in English, it is truly the European Delphi Conference.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C46959B6-F6E4-DA11-9FD3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>SDC 2006, Papendal - Netherlands</title><link>sdc2006_netherlands</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-19T11:04:10.827</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-16T18:31:27.590</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm at the Software Developers Conference of the Dutch Software Developer Network, a nice multi-tool conference covering Visual Studio, Delphi, and more.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C3D61B6-35BE-E311-9E53-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the Week #10</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_10</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-04-07T13:08:05.746</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-04-07T13:08:05.746</created><monthcreated>2014-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here is another round of blog posts, covering the last two weeks. I've been very busy, which is why the blog was so quiet.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0AE505B8-C0A7-DE11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Creative Blog Spam</title><link>creative_blog_spam</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-22T23:47:55.802</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-22T23:47:55.801</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've seen some creative spam in the comments of my blog...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54F88BB8-5CC8-DE11-A0FB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Application Showcase</title><link>delphi_application_showcase</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-03T10:54:11.255</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-03T10:54:11.255</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has set up an official Delphi Application Showcase, make sure you send them information about your applications written in Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{12838CB8-0A37-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Images of Database Form Wizard for dbExpress</title><link>images_dbformwizard_dbexpress</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-12T14:10:02.358</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-10T18:40:53.020</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just a few images of a wizard of the Cantools collection I've ported from BDE to dbExpress.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{82A50DB9-66BE-E011-AC12-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey for iOS (from Auckland presentation)</title><link>firemonkey_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-04T08:47:09.708</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-08-04T07:16:30.281</created><monthcreated>2011-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The first presentation of the RAD Studio XE2 World Tour shows Delphi's FireMonkey can be used for building iOS applications. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{16670FBA-C25A-DB11-AB34-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Reading a Long Thread in a Browser (and Looking for Beta Testers)</title><link>reading_long_thread</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-13T16:15:43.916</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-13T16:15:43.916</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As mentioned in my previous post, there is a long message in non-technical, which provides an interesting test case for my newsgroup front-end on the web...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3A7323BA-BEE2-DB11-A8DB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Singapore and Rebooting the Inflight Entertainment System</title><link>singapore_rebooting_sytem</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-04T17:18:51.261</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-04T17:18:51.261</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm spending a few hours in Singapore airport and have a funny story to tell...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{26B24EBA-B18F-DB11-B737-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and Vista</title><link>delphi_vista</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-21T11:17:04.840</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-19T23:43:28.721</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>With the release of the Business versions of Vista, there has been quite some activity in the Delphi community to figure out how to best support the new version of the OS.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D89452BA-2452-DB11-8324-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>2006 EuroDevCon / EKON 10, Final Days</title><link>eurodevcon2006_finaldays</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-03T10:03:04.651</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-02T17:19:18.091</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The last day of the conference, some more thoughts on entire conference, and my one-day workshop, after getting back home.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F84D83BA-2FCF-DF11-917C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>My Sessions at CodeRage 5</title><link>my_sessions_coderage5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-10-03T21:13:04.671</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-10-03T21:13:04.671</created><monthcreated>2010-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeRage 5 is the free online conference by Embarcadero Technologies that starts on Monday (tomorrow) and lasts the entire week. I'm giving 4 and a half sessions.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7882DBBA-B848-DF11-9BA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My MindTheBird! Delphi Webinar</title><link>mindthebird_delphi_webinar</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-15T20:20:57.852</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-15T20:20:57.852</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>To celebrate 10 years of the Firebird open source database and the coming release 2.5, the community behind the software has organized a promotional campaign called "Mind the Bird". I'll be speaking at one of their webinars, in about 10 days.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2403ECBA-F10D-E011-B2B6-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Digital Story of Nativity</title><link>digital_story_nativity</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-22T17:41:35.860</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-22T17:41:35.860</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>You've probably already seen this video, which is very nice from multiple points of views. Yes, times are changing.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2C6F89BB-3F44-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>10 days of Turbos</title><link>10_days_turbos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-09-15T00:51:30.765</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-15T00:51:30.765</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The new Turbo editions of Delphi have been released ten days ago. Here is some more info.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{404394BB-9280-DB11-8E3B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear, ALM, Borland, and More</title><link>codegear_alm</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-30T18:47:46.801</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-30T18:47:46.800</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two weeks after the CodeGear announcement, there is more info (Allen Bauer is blogging again, for example), and I do have more thoughts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EC6DC9BB-59D9-DC11-9FB7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 95/113: InstallAware Refactor Paths Tool</title><link>handbook_note_95</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-12T12:07:37.542</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-12T12:07:37.542</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 95 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84D8F0BB-14E7-DA11-8D20-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and AJAX White Paper</title><link>delphi_ajax_paper</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-20T01:29:22.970</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-19T11:00:06.846</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've added to my AJAX demo site a detailed technical paper describing how I built it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C20E62BC-44C6-DB11-8FE1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>UI Frameworks and Efficiency, by Steve Teixeira</title><link>frameworks_efficiency_teixeira</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-27T10:41:29.783</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-27T10:41:29.783</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Steve, Visual C++ Program Manager Steve T and Delphi old-timer, has an interesting post on efficiency in .NET vs MFC.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B084ABBC-B28F-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Speaking at EKON 12 in Germany</title><link>speaking_ekon_12</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-01T14:29:45.920</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-01T14:29:21.729</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'll be speaking at the EKON 12 Conference, taking place from October 27th to October 31st in Mainz, Germany (not far from Frankfurt).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4A67E8BC-A6D8-DC11-9461-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 94/113: InstallAware Introductory Video</title><link>handbook_note_94</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-11T14:41:34.812</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-11T14:41:34.812</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 94 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EC1A1BBD-D0EE-DC11-BB41-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 110/113: Indy Project Website</title><link>handbook_note_110</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-10T19:41:10.917</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-10T19:41:10.917</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 110 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D60694BD-EEE5-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 104/113: Using the Variants Unit</title><link>handbook_note_104</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-28T12:20:26.032</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-28T12:20:26.032</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 104 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C814AABD-F772-DB11-9F6D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CF Post: Some Clarifications</title><link>cf_post_clarifications</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-14T15:27:53.298</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-13T10:52:44.790</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I got a lot of complaints because I my last post on CF. So let me try to explain myself better.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4A705DBE-4865-DE11-B0D1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Try CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 and get the (my) Delphi 2009 Handbook Free!</title><link>{4A705DBE-4865-DE11-B0D1-001422092065}</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-30T09:40:59.468</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-30T09:40:59.468</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero Technologies has announced a time-limited offer to try CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 and get the Delphi 2009 Handbook Free</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D44D7EBE-42A3-DC11-BBE0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 52/113: Explicit* Properties</title><link>handbook_note_52</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-05T16:03:01.550</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-05T16:03:01.550</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 52 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C9F39BF-B7C3-DA11-A66C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi April Fools</title><link>delphiapril1-2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-04T11:00:47.350</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-04T11:00:47.350</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last saturday, April 1st, saw some interesting Delphi news... well, almost!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{609152BF-AC27-DB11-91E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>DevCo Launches Turbo Delphi</title><link>turboexplorer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-09T16:59:37.081</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-09T16:52:38.457</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The news has been in the air for months. Now it is public. There will be a free Delphi. There will be lower-cost professional edition. Here come the Turbos... hoping DevCo returns to its original Borland roots, year 1985.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1ECDFABF-949F-DD11-805C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Podcast Roundtable and Twitter</title><link>podcast_roundtable_twitter</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-21T19:31:28.016</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-21T19:31:28.015</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm on Jim Mc Keeth new podcast, a roundtable, and got on Twitter on his push.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8A4622C0-4311-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>At CodeGear Day 2</title><link>siliconvalley2008_4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-23T16:48:00.418</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-23T16:47:10.113</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another day spent at CodeGear for an all-day partners meeting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CAA433C1-DC8F-DD11-A142-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Mail Server Down</title><link>mail_server_down</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-01T19:30:08.021</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-01T19:30:08.021</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My mail server is dead, I switched to custom Gmail domains.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A42D64C1-B4BF-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2008 Started</title><link>coderage_2008_started</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-01T15:45:40.861</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-01T15:45:40.860</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The online CodeRage 2008 conference has just started. I'll be giving two talks today, and two tomorrow.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{321F8BC1-881A-E011-826E-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Database Trends Survey (by Embarcadero)</title><link>embt_database_trends_survey_dec2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-07T22:47:00.023</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-07T18:14:40.340</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero did a survey of database administrators of large companies, that was released last month and is worth a look. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F0F49CC1-D5C0-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Handbook Stats</title><link>delphi2009handbook_stats</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-03T02:05:08.583</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-03T02:05:08.583</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Someone asked in the CodeRage chat, so I dug out some status about the book.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C49AB8C1-97C9-DC11-8CBC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 83/113: OnLogTrace Incompatibilities</title><link>handbook_note_83</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-23T10:48:06.367</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-23T10:48:06.367</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 83 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6448E8C1-269B-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Blog Stats and Google Analytics</title><link>blog_stats_google_analytics</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-03T14:41:33.255</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-03T14:40:39.563</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've kept using Google Analytics to have an idea of the traffic on my blog... but I recently figured out it is flawed (for blogs).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{92EDE8C1-929A-DD11-A142-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Handbook: Progress and Cover</title><link>d2009_handbook_progress_cover</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-10-15T17:48:31.912</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-10-15T10:33:51.567</created><monthcreated>2008-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm at a good point in writing my new book, Delphi 2009 Handbook. Here is the draft cover and the current status.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1C7706C2-3ABD-DC11-9CCE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 73/113: Mike Lischke</title><link>handbook_note_73</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-07T17:11:23.799</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-07T17:11:23.799</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 73 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5A2017C2-E857-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Unicode Experiments Video</title><link>tiburonvideo_unicodeexperiments</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-22T14:32:26.479</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-22T14:32:26.479</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've uploaded on YouTube a very simple video, with a compiled Delphi application showing Unicode support.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B68167C2-7360-DC11-94F2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio 2007: Trial and Documentation</title><link>rad_studio_2007_trial</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-12T11:42:45.096</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-11T16:42:52.908</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The trial version of RAD Studio 2007 is available the same day the product is shipping.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0A9987C2-A269-DC11-ACFF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 4/113: Delphi Renaissance</title><link>handbook_note_4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-23T09:03:44.843</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-23T09:03:44.842</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 4 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6085D6C2-2346-DE11-AEBF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Handbook on Amazon.com</title><link>delphi2009handbook_amazon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-21T18:54:09.360</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-21T18:54:09.360</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My latest book, covering Delphi 2009, is now available in printed format on Amazon.com.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CA5AD8C2-B899-DC11-813E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 43/113: New Compiler Hints and Warnings</title><link>handbook_note_43</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-23T19:01:22.561</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-23T12:41:18.852</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 43 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8CBBE4C2-A053-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Source Code of My Mobile Music Client</title><link>source_code_mobile_music_client</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-11-25T12:30:15.563</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-11-22T18:57:25.053</created><monthcreated>2013-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After too many days on the road, I've started publishing the source code of the demos I've shown at recent conferences. The first is an example of the use of the REST client library. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{94A8E7C2-DB7C-E111-8DAA-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio 2012 Survey</title><link>rad_studio_2012_survey</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-04-02T15:57:21.425</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-04-02T15:57:21.425</created><monthcreated>2012-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has an active RAD Studio Survey, worth taking to suggest your ideas...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4841F8C2-E257-DE11-8849-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Cross-Platform Dream, by Tim Anderson (on the Register)</title><link>delphi_cross_platform_anderson</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-13T08:33:04.609</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-13T08:33:04.609</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I found a very nice article, with an interview to Embarcadero CEO Wayne Williams, written by Tim Anderson and published in The Register</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F46233C3-3704-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Migrating to Delphi 2009 (by Andreano Lanusse)</title><link>migrating_delphi_2009_lanusse</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-26T20:05:09.061</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-26T20:05:09.060</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Embarcadero Developer Network has a very nice paper by Andreano Lanusse listing all of the new features of Delphi 2009 since Delphi 7.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C44472C3-D666-DC11-9BA6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 Handbook Published</title><link>dh2007_published</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-19T19:58:02.151</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-19T19:58:02.151</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My brand new "Delphi 2007 Handbook" is now available on Lulu.com.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA8EB6C3-AC19-DF11-BFCC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>15 Years of Delphi</title><link>15_years_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-14T22:15:51.604</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-14T22:15:51.604</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi is 15 years old today. Here are some pictures from that day.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCB008C4-085F-E011-BBF2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 64-bit Sneak Preview</title><link>Delphi_64_bit_sneak_preview</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-04T22:27:46.159</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-04T22:27:46.159</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today David I of Embarcadero published the first public preview video of Delphi 64 bit, showing 8 byte pointers, VCL integration, and database integration. It is coming for real!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4002FC4-25F3-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage6 Next Week</title><link>coderage6_next_week</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-10T10:00:53.074</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-10T10:00:53.074</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Next week will see the 6th edition of Embarcadero's online conference, mostly focused on Delphi development. Don't miss this content-packed online event: It's free! </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FAAD48C4-BD8D-DA11-B67F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>.NET CF Development in Delphi 2006</title><link>fcwithdelphi2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-26T17:03:50.186</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-25T17:24:34.963</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There is a video on BDN showing how to create CF applications using the command line, but this is not needed in Delphi 2006. I find it odd that Borland doesn't fully realise this...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{02374CC4-C7EB-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Bookstore Page Using Amazon Store</title><link>bookstore_page_amazon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-01-26T17:55:34.019</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-01-26T17:55:34.019</created><monthcreated>2009-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I wanted to add Essential Pascal to the Amazon shop on my web site www.marcocantu.com, but noticed it was in "disarray"...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4AC99DC4-1636-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Amazon S3 Clients for Delphi XE2</title><link>amazon_s3_delphi_xe2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-01-03T14:39:51.155</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-01-03T14:39:51.155</created><monthcreated>2012-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've written articles and published source code for native Amazon S3 clients written in Delphi XE2, both VCL and FireMonkey.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8EC5B7C4-9CB6-DF11-91F7-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Released</title><link>delphi_xe_released</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-02T15:16:22.387</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-02T15:16:22.387</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While I was still in vacation, Delphi XE has been released. So this is now old news... but here are some further ideas and launch events I'm participating.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E1BBCC4-0BED-E111-B16D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi and WinRT or Windows 8 "Dirty Little Secret"</title><link>delphi_winrt_windows8_secret</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-08-23T10:37:24.819</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-08-23T10:24:39.140</created><monthcreated>2012-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Very interest post by Allen Bauer on the problems Delphi is facing in supporting WinRT... or, as he puts it, Windows 8 "Dirty Little Secret". Very interesting reading. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A236BCC4-5692-DE11-A413-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Articles and Documentation</title><link>delphi_2010_articles_docs</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-26T17:56:21.709</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-26T17:56:21.709</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some links to articles and comments about Delphi 2010, after its release. And the link to the online wiki-based documentation.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2E62F3C4-26BF-DE11-8F73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>SDC Conference 2009</title><link>sdc_conference_2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-22T18:45:55.405</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-22T18:45:55.405</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some considerations and comments about the recent SDC conference in the Netherlands.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B09131C5-B772-DC11-952E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 13/113: Disable Code Folding</title><link>handbook_note_13</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-06T05:00:32.705</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-04T22:26:09.573</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 13 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C8C37C5-0EC9-DC11-B786-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi .NET and the .NET Source Code</title><link>delphi_dotnet_source</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-22T18:37:17.140</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-22T18:37:17.140</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft had made available (some of) the .NET Framework source code, but only for Visual Studio 2008 users, at least for now.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DEF09BC5-2048-DD11-8E78-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Embarcadero, Take 2</title><link>delphi_embarcadero_:2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-02T18:30:12.913</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-02T12:58:27.137</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some more links (and news) about the acquisition of CodeGear (and Delphi) by Embarcadero.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4EB7A1C5-46C8-DC11-BCA9-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>MySQL under the Sun</title><link>mysql_sun</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-21T19:26:19.100</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-21T19:26:19.100</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Sun is "buying" the MySQL database. What does it mean for the rest of us?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C299DFC5-1FC3-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2008 Closing Session: Firebird and Delphi for Mac/Linux Mentioned</title><link>coderage_2008_closing</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-06T00:26:59.025</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-06T00:26:02.838</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The online CodeRage 2008 (or CodeRage III) conference has finished... with a very interesting talk by Embarcadero CEO Wayne Williams and no specific product announcement, but interesting references to ongoing research.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54581CC6-E4A3-DC11-9709-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Jim Douglas SDA Asia Magazine Interview</title><link>jim_douglas_sdaasiamag</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-06T12:15:17.964</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-06T12:15:17.964</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>SDA Asia Magazine has publsihed a very interesting interview with CodeGear's CEO Jim Douglas (and JBuilder's Ravi Kumar). Here is a summary and my comments.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B24A1EC6-31CE-DB11-B300-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Five Things on Delphi 2007</title><link>fivethings_delphi2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-10T07:13:31.280</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-09T12:56:28.954</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been tagged by Ben Smith, so here are my 5 things.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE1CA7C6-6E06-DF11-9713-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft, Native Code, and Security</title><link>microsoft_nativecode_security</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-21T11:22:00.627</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-21T11:21:35.006</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the core tenets of the entire .NET architecture (compared to the native Win32 world) was security. Now with COM bindings for Silverlight and the end of Code Access Security, the picture has been changed significantly.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0A2AE8C6-CCD0-DC11-ABB2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Microsoft Offer to buy Yahoo</title><link>microsoft_yahoo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-01T14:59:57.015</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-01T14:59:57.015</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Microsoft made a public offer for Yahoo, for 44.6 billion dollars.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6A052BC7-2593-DE11-A413-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 4 Starts The Conference Season</title><link>coderage4_conference_season</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-27T19:06:25.233</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-27T19:06:25.233</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero's online conference, CodeRage 4, is the first of a series of conferences I'm going to speak at.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AE5795C8-BBFE-DF11-91F1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Silverlight 5... for Windows?</title><link>silverlight_for_widows</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-12-03T09:35:05.241</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-12-03T09:35:05.241</created><monthcreated>2010-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Scott Guthrie unveiled some of the features coming in Silverlight 5 and it seems the technology is becoming more tied to the Windows platform than to the web and the cross-platform world it was originally targeting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{08FBB5C8-333C-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>October 24th: 24 Hours of DeXter</title><link>october24</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-14T12:06:46.122</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-14T00:14:18.199</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Borland Developers Relation group has scheduled another 24 hours of Delphi event for the end of the month, covering Delphi 2006 and the other tools in DeXter.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{827921C9-D1C8-DC11-9FE7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 82/113: dbExpress and FireBird</title><link>handbook_note_82</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-22T11:10:29.063</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-22T11:10:29.063</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 82 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{403026C9-C31C-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Skype, Delphi, and Nice UK Job</title><link>skype_delphi_uk_job</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-12-02T09:11:29.151</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-12-02T09:11:29.151</created><monthcreated>2011-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you know Skype is written in Delphi. And now they are looking for a developer based in UK.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4992DC9-4962-DE11-AFB3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Video of My Fun Side of Delphi Talk</title><link>video_fun_side_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-26T14:11:21.698</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-26T14:11:21.698</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Jim McKeeth has uploaded the video of my "Fun Side of Delphi" talk at the Delphi Live conference in San Jose last month.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EC965DC9-9EA7-DB11-B5F3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>From BDE to dbExpress (by Ethea)</title><link>BDE_to_dbExpress</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-19T10:38:06.012</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-19T10:34:04.712</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some friends of mine have released an interesting set of components and some guidelines for moving very old projects to a newer architecture.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A20CBBC9-3B78-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>BorCon Screen Videos</title><link>borconvideos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-12-29T09:25:15.679</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-12-29T09:21:41.286</created><monthcreated>2005-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I failed to mention that the screen captures taken during my presentations at last month's Borland Developers Conference are online... along with many others.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FE18BBC9-FD71-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>My (Son) First Play Store App</title><link>my_son_first_play_store_app</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-31T10:09:55.389</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-31T10:09:55.389</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday, I published my first personal app on Google Play Store. It is a Lego Mini Figures collection app, fully designed by my son.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{40ADD6C9-1A8F-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>VCL.NET Summary by Craig Stuntz</title><link>vclnetcraig</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-27T11:01:38.230</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-27T11:01:38.230</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Craig Stuntz has a very interesting blog entry with a summary of the status of VCL.NET.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{92E4F1C9-E6BB-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Cantools Wizard for Delphi 2009</title><link>cantoolsw_delphi2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-26T19:25:04.518</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-26T19:25:04.518</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've uploaded the last build of my own Delphi wizards collection.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1C40F9C9-B9DB-DA11-A2CC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Amazon's Concordance for Mastering Delphi 2005</title><link>concordance_mastering_delphi_2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-05T11:48:44.345</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-05T00:23:56.189</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Amazon is providing "concordance" for books for which they have searcheable content... including my Mastering Delphi 2005.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{52572BCA-DEC4-DE11-8F73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Help Update 1</title><link>delphi_2010_help_upodate_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-30T00:09:30.301</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-30T00:09:30.300</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released the first update of Delphi 2010 Help. If you have the product, make sure you download it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5A9D35CA-0CC7-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Why Weren't You at CodeRage (by Stack Overflow)</title><link>why_not_at_coderage</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-11T00:04:22.142</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-10T23:55:32.862</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Speaking of CodeRage, there is an interesting track at Stack Overflow.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{122A68CA-DA78-DC11-9187-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Danny Thorpe Leaves Microsoft for a Startup</title><link>danny_leaves_microsoft</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-12T18:05:41.932</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-12T18:05:41.932</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Former Delphi compiler architect Danny Thorpe has announced on his blog that he left Microsoft to go working at a startup, Cooliris.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D06890CA-B132-DB11-82BA-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Oktoberfest Video</title><link>delphi_oktoberfest</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-23T16:21:58.205</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-23T16:21:58.205</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Possibly the best Delphi video ever, now online.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{844998CA-B503-E211-8754-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio XE3 Tour in Milan and Rome</title><link>rad_studio_xe3_tour_milan_rome</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-09-21T11:45:54.342</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-09-21T06:38:53.856</created><monthcreated>2012-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've helped presenting Delphi XE3 in Milan and Rome over the last two days. The world tour seems to be going very well, according to Embarcadero. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F89AA0CA-B481-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>FireDAC Announced</title><link>firedac_announced</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-02-28T15:34:27.134</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-02-28T14:53:19.567</created><monthcreated>2013-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few hours ago Embarcadero Technologies has announced the availability of FireDAC, Delphi and C++Builder new Data Access Components library. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{26ADC7CA-D53A-E211-B0F8-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>DataSnap Webinar Material and BE-Delphi Code and Slides</title><link>datasnap_webinar_bedelphi_material</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-30T10:48:19.793</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-30T10:48:19.792</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Here are some tidbits I promised in terms of source code and slides for recent sessions. And the link to the DataSnap webinar white paper. More to come.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{743DE7CA-941A-DC11-886D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Vista and Non-Setup Programs</title><link>vista_non_setup</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-14T18:43:49.239</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-14T18:43:49.239</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Vista has an interesting way to determine if a program is a setup program: the program name!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D88B17CB-8474-DC11-A75E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 15/113: TortoiseCVS and TortoiseSVN</title><link>handbook_note_15</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-07T05:26:48.097</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-07T05:26:48.097</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 15 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{842154CB-046C-DC11-8AAC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 7/113: My NNTP Server</title><link>handbook_note_7</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-26T09:53:24.981</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-26T09:51:48.421</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 7 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B42D95CB-EDE1-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Algarve, Portugal, for Training and Vacation</title><link>algarve_portugal</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-23T10:07:23.421</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-23T10:05:34.617</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've spend the week in Algarve, for a combined business trip and family vacation.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8EAFE7CB-7B88-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #17</title><link>tweets_17</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-27T16:11:07.983</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-27T16:11:07.983</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Busy week for me, but there are tweets about Skype and our coming Italian Delphi Day.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C4D945CC-1EA5-DF11-B22D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE First Preview Video</title><link>delphi_xe_first_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-11T08:50:07.122</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-11T08:50:07.122</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The next version of Delphi will be called Delphi XE... and there is a first preview video available online.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{828C57CC-B9AD-DC11-806F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>December 2007 Update for Delphi</title><link>december_2007_update</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-18T23:40:36.315</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-18T23:40:36.315</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has released an update for Delphi 2007 and RAD Studio 2007. Remember there is also a Help Update. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1C99A8CC-D751-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Whopping 2011 Growth: 54%</title><link>delphi_growth_2011</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-07T22:17:26.106</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-07T22:17:26.106</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has announced some great growth numbers of Delphi and C++Builder in 2011.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F406C5CC-09C3-DB11-8FCA-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear people: Nick, Ben, and even Philippe</title><link>nick_ben_philippe</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-23T11:31:56.778</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-23T08:08:15.157</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Kudos to Nick for reacting so fast. The Boss is blogging. And the "person-who-started-this-all" has a new venture.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{627011CD-58AE-E111-A4AB-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Facebook Privacy Policy Voting: a Debacle?</title><link>facebook_privacy_voting</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-06-04T15:37:48.824</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-06-04T15:37:48.824</created><monthcreated>2012-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you probably know, Facebook is holding a vote on its new privacy policy. Heralded as a great democratic move, it might become another fiasco (after the IPO debacle).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D4B93BCD-EB48-DD11-8E78-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi .NET Plans (by Michael Swindell)</title><link>delphi_dotnet_plans_swindell</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-03T12:53:53.758</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-03T12:53:53.758</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In a comment left on my blog yesterday, the head of Embarcadero product management provides relevant insights on the future of Delphi .NET. This is great news!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CBA41CD-96A2-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Farewell, Jon</title><link>farewell_jon</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-13T00:58:36.271</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-13T00:58:36.271</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Jon Shemitz announced he is taking a job outside of the Delphi world, and not doing .NET either.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{966566CD-1585-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the Week #2</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-24T22:02:47.575</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-24T17:52:17.983</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another round of Delphi (but not only Delphi) blogs posts (and not only blog posts) I found this week. I guess I might already have to change title, but let's stick with it for now. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE347FCD-BE3A-DC11-B9E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CapableObjects and Other Delphi News</title><link>capableobjects</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-25T17:44:11.432</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-25T17:44:11.432</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>ECO is now a property of CapableObjects, a partner of CodeGear. Plus some more Delphi-related news...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{186196CD-FD73-DC11-91FF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>DoS Attacks on marcocantu.com</title><link>dos_attacks</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-06T14:44:07.348</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-06T14:44:07.348</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My primary was site is subject to some unusual activity from time to time, resulting in an actual Denial of Service. This happened again earlier this week...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6CD89ECD-9359-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>vb2delphi Version 0.3</title><link>vb2delphi_03</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-24T17:25:02.594</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-24T17:25:02.594</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Albert Almeida has released a new version (0.3) of his Visual Basic 6 to Delphi source code conversion tool.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0EDEA3CD-407F-DB11-8E3B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Certification Study Guides</title><link>delphi_study_guides</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-29T01:51:55.808</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-29T01:51:55.808</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm mentioned in the Delphi Certification Study Guides... but I don't really get the value of the Certifications for programmers and found a few amusing errors.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{44AAA4CD-1EAA-DE11-9B74-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Source Code for CodeRage4 Presentation and More Conferences</title><link>source_code_coderage4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-26T00:18:14.765</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-26T00:18:14.765</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The source code of my CodeRage4 presentations is now available for download, while I'm preparing for new events starting next week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54F2BBCD-409F-DA11-8FC8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Surprising Blog Stats: Firefox close to IE</title><link>surprisingstats</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-17T10:30:21.846</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-17T00:28:14.684</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I spent some time looking into the stats for this site collected by Google Analytics, and saw some surprises.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F61B01CE-FB88-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE5 Update 2 has FireDACJSONReflect for DataSnap</title><link>delphi_xe5_update2_datasnap_firedac</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-01-29T16:21:29.355</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-01-29T16:21:29.355</created><monthcreated>2014-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There was another hidden gem in the Update 2 of Delphi XE5 (and RAD Studio and C++Builder), namely a new unit to help you working with DataSnap REST clients and FireDAC datasets, both on the client and on the server side.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{782A14CE-4163-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Fine Tune FM controls in XE5 Update 2</title><link>fine_tune_fm_controls_xe5upd2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-12T15:33:36.648</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-12T15:33:36.648</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This is really a hidden gem from our IDE team, fine tune position and size of FireMonkey controls using the keyboard, like in the VCL.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{36D5A6CE-268E-DC11-A645-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More on New Language Features</title><link>more_new_language_features</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-08T23:22:27.133</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-08T23:22:27.133</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Commenting on the debate caused by my recent "note" post on Object Pascal language features.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{645BF2CE-B8D0-DA11-9330-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi People: Danny Thorpe, Nick Hodges, Ramesh Theivendran, and Steve Shaughnessy</title><link>many_delphi_people</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-24T00:09:48.787</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-21T00:37:58.677</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Lots of news about members of the Delphi community... very different, but all relevant.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{086216CF-1953-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon Blogging Started</title><link>tiburon_blogging_started</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-16T11:40:23.213</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-16T11:40:23.213</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Although there were blog posts in the spring about Unicode in the next version of Delphi, CodeGear developers have been quite... until yesterday. Expect way more...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AED721CF-7443-DE11-8123-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Live 2009! #3: Final Day and Roundup</title><link>delphi_live_2009_3_finalday</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-29T00:43:22.871</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-16T00:43:22.871</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The report of the last two days of the Delphi Live! 2009 conference in San Jose.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FCBA24CF-87C7-DB11-8739-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi as a Brand in Delphi For PHP?</title><link>delphi_brand_php</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-01T10:52:21.373</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-01T01:29:17.433</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>With the release of a product called Delphi but without the Delphi language, people are trying to figure our what "Delphi" means... I don't know, but have some ideas.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B21D5CCF-8EFA-E211-A41C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Migrating Delphi Code: Technical Challenges</title><link>migrating_delphi_code_tech_challenges</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-01T14:23:26.617</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-01T10:09:12.955</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm spending some time focusing on migration of applications written with old versions of Delphi. First step, the technical issues making things difficult. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{54ADC0CF-21D3-DB11-BCA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2007 _4: Lot of Content</title><link>coderage2007_4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-15T19:33:37.864</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-15T19:33:37.864</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Many sessions continue to provide insight in Delphi 2007 and a lot of technical information overall... and I chatted a bit as well.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{200F23D0-67BF-DC11-88E9-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 76/113: Fredrik Haglund on UAC</title><link>handbook_note_76</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-10T11:47:52.909</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-10T11:47:52.909</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 76 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{64F284D0-0A5C-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Puzzled by Metro Lack of Multitasking in Windows 8</title><link>puzzled_metro_windows8</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-20T23:07:11.711</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-20T23:07:11.711</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've attended a very nice Microsoft Community event in Milan last Friday... but was left really puzzled by some design decisions in Metro. Did I miss something? </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{663692D0-C213-E211-AA81-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Small Hidden New Features in Delphi XE3 RTL</title><link>small_hidden_new_delphixe3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-11T17:01:37.213</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-11T17:01:37.213</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've done some research for a Delphi XE3 workshop I'm holding at my office tomorrow (in Italian). Beside the relevant new feature, I found some minor but interesting ones.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA5ACAD0-EC11-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>At CodeGear, Day 3, and Back Home</title><link>silicinvalley2008_5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-24T13:06:04.867</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-24T13:06:04.867</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another morning spent at CodeGear meeting Jim Douglas and David I, and a flight back to Europe.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{44F3DBD0-F81A-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>On Strings and Unicode in Delphi 2009</title><link>strings_unicode_delphi_2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-28T00:38:13.961</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-27T19:22:41.945</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There have been a few posts about strings in Delphi 2009. Here are a couple of comments.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DAB42BD1-F8B4-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 12 Pictures by Jeroen</title><link>ekon_12_pictures</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-18T00:07:16.850</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-18T00:07:16.850</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Jeroen Pluimers has posted dozens of nice pictures of the recent EKON 12 conference, including a few of myself</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{544037D1-0A03-DB11-A804-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Customers on a Google Map</title><link>google_map</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-24T01:05:42.962</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-24T01:05:42.961</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In the recent weeks I've played a little with customized Google Maps... using Delphi clients and Delphi data alongside. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0CDE50D1-E19E-DA11-B4CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>More Delphi 2006 Documentation</title><link>mored2006doc</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-16T16:50:01.345</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-16T16:50:01.345</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last few days the BDN site has published several Delphi 2006 articles and I've uploaded two new chapters of my Delphi 2006 ebook.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E00981D1-11BE-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>XE4 Articles, Comments, Intelli-J, and More</title><link>xe4_articles_comments</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-16T13:53:19.768</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-16T13:52:11.390</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Couple of links about XE4 articles and comments. Plus my initial take on Google moving away from Eclipse. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7051D6D1-60DA-E011-8038-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>6 Years of Blog</title><link>6_years_blog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-08T21:28:34.639</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-08T21:28:34.639</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My blog: 940 posts in 6 years</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{56680FD2-9A0D-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Windows Without Internet Explorer</title><link>windows_no_internet_explorer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-11T10:20:40.443</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-10T19:06:21.554</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I probably missed out on the news last week, while I was on holiday, but I haven't seen this reported a lot. You'll be able to remove features from Windows 7, including lots of things I don't use and want, like Internet Explorer.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{889822D2-7C90-E011-9CE7-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #18</title><link>tweets_18</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-06-06T20:39:45.558</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-06-06T20:39:45.558</created><monthcreated>2011-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A number of rather assorted tweets, including some nice Delphi links, plus some more updates about my SVN repository.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{62153FD2-2625-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Assorted Delphi XE5 Links</title><link>assorted_delphi_xe5_links</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-24T14:59:31.652</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-24T14:59:31.652</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There has been a flurry of blog posts around Delphi for Android over the past week, while I was on the road. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0E4D8ED2-8566-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>TStringHelper in Delphi XE3</title><link>tstringhelper_delphixe3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-01-30T09:28:09.052</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-01-25T00:47:23.482</created><monthcreated>2013-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I blogged some time ago about record helpers for native types in general, this time I want to focus on TStringHelper, for a couple of good reasons. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{661E99D2-CA8C-DE11-A709-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Virus W32/Induc-A Attacks Delphi SysConst.pas</title><link>virus_attacks_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-20T09:02:25.184</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-20T09:02:25.184</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Antivirus experts have found an odd virus that attacks Delphi (versions 5 to 7) by changing a library unit to get compiled into your own programs.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6CD9A4D2-E70D-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Traveling Towards Silicon Valley</title><link>silicinvalley2008_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-19T10:21:40.196</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-19T10:21:40.196</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've started my 5-days trip to Silicon Valley...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7AABE6D2-1FA6-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>MSBuild in Next Delphi</title><link>msbuild_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-17T13:02:55.706</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-17T13:02:55.706</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Nick Hodges has some interesting news about the next version of Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{923135D3-A0F5-DC11-B4CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Dynamic Method Invocation in Delphi (Part 1)</title><link>dynamic_methods_delphi_part1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-19T13:23:01.869</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-19T13:23:01.869</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As Danny Thorpe pointed out recently, Delphi has had dynamic method invocation for many years before C#. First post of a long story...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{186766D3-D440-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Celentano Web Site</title><link>celentano</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-20T10:03:21.936</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-19T21:30:35.229</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The new web site of a popular Italian showman is online, powered by Kylix and XML technologies.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B684B5D3-0A29-DE11-B3DF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>TObject is Online</title><link>tobject_online</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-14T18:06:43.422</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-14T18:06:43.422</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The recent update of the RAD Studio 2009 Help provides full HTML-based navigation of Delphi help files. That's a significant step forward for the docs team at CodeGear.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7AD70BD4-01F4-DB11-AF21-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear Partners with MySQL</title><link>codegear_mysql</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-26T16:46:04.503</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-26T16:46:04.503</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear and MySQL announced an agreement at the MySQL Conference, related with integration of MySQL with CodeGear's Delphi product line.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9C4312D4-5D34-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear and Embarcadero News by Greg (and DavidI)</title><link>codegear_embarcadero_greg</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-07T10:56:54.296</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-07T10:56:54.296</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear blogs are very quiet these days, but Greg posted about his meetings in Scotts Valley. If you are in Europe, check out DavidI tour.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{883136D4-AF4D-E211-A3A9-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Written in Delphi: TopStyle 5</title><link>written_in_delphi_topstyle5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-28T10:46:48.958</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-24T10:07:27.860</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>TopStyle is a great CSS and HTML editor written in Delphi. I've been using it for some time, and the new version 5 seems really great. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DA7049D4-EB0D-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 April08 Update</title><link>d2007_apr08_update</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-19T11:01:14.712</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-19T11:01:14.712</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Just noticed CodeGear has released a further update to Delphi 2007 and RAD Studio 2007. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84B7A1D4-78D5-DA11-9330-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>David I on tour and me visiting SDC in Holland (mid-May)</title><link>davidI_meatsdc</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-27T13:21:12.727</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-27T01:11:27.946</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>David I is touring the work to talk about DevCo products (Delphi and JBuilder). I'll be in Arnhem on May 15th and 16th.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C02704D5-95AC-DC11-B2E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Steve Martin (Microsoft) at SDEvent on SOA</title><link>steve_martin_sdevent</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-17T13:12:55.250</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-17T13:12:55.250</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>At the SDEvent conference in the Netherlands I attended an interesting keynote given by Steve Martin of Microsoft on SOA.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3E47DED5-6181-DC11-AFD2-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 26/113: Renaming in the Declare Refactoring Dialogs</title><link>handbook_note_26</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-23T14:19:20.827</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-23T14:19:20.827</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 26 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C21FDD5-62FA-DA11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 Hot Fixes (4 + 2), and Informal Ones</title><link>hotfixes4-2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-14T01:04:26.087</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-13T00:37:18.582</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>More official and informal fixes coming out from Borland for Delphi 2006. This is good news...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{62F12FD6-485C-DC11-B918-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear RAD Studio 2007</title><link>codegear_rad_studio_2007</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-06T09:46:19.801</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-06T09:46:19.801</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has officially announced RAD Studio 2007, formerly known as Highlander.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{747B87D6-DFDA-DC11-B761-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 96/113: InstallAware UI Customization</title><link>handbook_note_96</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-14T11:14:38.814</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-14T11:14:38.814</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 96 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F63CBFD6-93A1-DC11-917A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 50/113: Delphi is the VCL Blog Post</title><link>handbook_note_50</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-03T12:38:59.792</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-03T12:38:59.792</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 50 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5EEEC3D6-44AA-DC11-AB61-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 59/113: Calling Base Class Constuctor</title><link>handbook_note_59</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-14T14:03:58.834</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-14T14:03:58.834</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 59 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FC6F01D7-B05F-DB11-AB34-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Borland DTG Sponsors the Firebird Conference 2006</title><link>borland_firebird_comference_2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-19T23:51:23.230</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-19T23:51:23.230</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Hard to believe at first, but I think this is a GREAT news. DevCo is sponsoring the FireBird Conference 2006 in Prague, in the coming month.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{82E476D7-76BF-E011-AC12-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey First Video (By Andreano)</title><link>firemonkey_first_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-08-05T21:43:38.006</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-08-05T15:36:47.845</created><monthcreated>2011-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Andreano Lanusse of Embarcadero has released an initial video of a Delphi FireMonkey application running on Win32, Mac OSX, and iOS (emulator). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DCA07AD7-1EDE-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 98/113: InstallAware and dbExpress</title><link>handbook_note_98</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-18T13:45:50.078</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-18T13:45:50.078</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 98 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D0EAC1D7-F943-DF11-A2A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>iArrogance</title><link>iarrogance</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-09T19:48:14.247</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-09T19:48:14.247</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Apple's arrogance has gone beyond and above anything I could have expected. It is time (for me) to look elsewhere.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{96F2EAD7-492C-E211-8242-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 7 and My Sessions</title><link>coderage7_my_sessions</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-11-11T22:35:35.866</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-11-11T22:35:35.866</created><monthcreated>2012-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Lest week, while I was in Scotts Valley, I was directly involved in four CodeRage 7 sessions, plus followed many others.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1435FBD7-B14E-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Mapping REST Clients</title><link>delphi_mapping_rest_clients</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-03T22:13:54.626</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-03T22:13:54.626</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've finally posted on my public Subversion repository devoted to Delphi REST clients two of my geo-coding and mapping demos, and particularly the Google Maps Delphi client.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2A411ED8-EB7A-DB11-AA40-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Google Gadgets... Written in Delphi</title><link>google_gadgets_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-23T13:45:02.988</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-23T13:37:42.501</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Google Gadgets are small areas on web pages hosted by Google Personalized home page, whcih can use AJAX and a Delphi/Kylix backend.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A6439AD8-5F3A-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 Announced</title><link>delphi2006</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-11T23:47:51.132</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-11T16:42:10.950</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Borland has formally announced Delphi 2006. This is now also called Borland Developer Studio 2006. And C++Builder 2006 and C#Builder 2006. You pick the name you prefer, the product is always the same!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0651A7D8-9B1E-E011-826E-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Replacing JSON Libraries in Delphi REST Servers</title><link>json_libraries_delphi_rest</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-12T23:00:46.626</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-12T23:00:46.626</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>If you want to take advantage of jQuery and some of its plug-ins in a Delphi XE DataSnap REST Server application, you should replace the JSON processing library.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5E6A00D9-281B-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Mobile jQuery Client for Delphi REST Server</title><link>mobile_jquery_delphi_rest</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-30T08:24:54.314</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-30T08:24:54.314</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>During a session last Friday I built a mobile JavaScript client (based on jQuery Mobile) which runs on both Android and iPhone and connects with a Delphi XE2 DataSnap REST Application.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DAE708D9-CAF0-DF11-9D6C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Update 1 Released</title><link>delphi_xe_update1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-15T23:16:52.698</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-15T16:07:19.982</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has released the Update 1 of Delphi XE, C++Builder XE, and RAD Studio XE. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{14742CD9-9E85-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Fun with Delphi 2009</title><link>fun_delphi_2009</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-18T18:33:24.869</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-18T18:33:24.869</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Want to have some fun with Delphi 2009? Here comes the most useful exception and a product manager meeting a shark.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C8E3CD9-EA23-DB11-91E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>10,000 Spam Messages</title><link>spam_10000</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-04T20:59:55.027</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-04T20:59:55.027</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another non-Delphi post for a new record in my GMail inbox.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{44FE45D9-2580-DD11-8950-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Trial</title><link>delphi2009trial</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-11T19:32:22.457</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-11T19:32:22.457</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The Delphi 2009 trial version is available and comments are starting to appear...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AE8663D9-37B7-DE11-915D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>ITDevCon, an European Delphi Conference in Italy</title><link>itdevcon_european_delphi_italy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-12T18:50:07.232</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-12T18:50:07.232</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In a month I'll be speaking at ITDevCon, a brand new European Delphi Conference taking place in Italy. Here are some highlights.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{26F485D9-8397-DC11-8CFD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Mid-November References</title><link>mid_nov_references</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-20T17:38:18.240</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-20T17:38:18.240</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The blog got two recent links too good not to be commented.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C06EA7D9-9039-DE11-BCC6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>All-Access Analyst Review</title><link>all-access_analyst_review</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-05T18:26:03.539</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-05T18:26:03.539</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has published on its web site an interesting review of All-Access.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C2C6B8D9-1AF9-E211-A41C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Buy Delphi, Get 6 Months Free Maintenance</title><link>buy_delphi_free_maintanance</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-07-30T13:53:01.421</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-07-30T13:53:01.421</created><monthcreated>2013-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>If you buy some versions of Delphi and RAD Studio, you'll receive 6 months of free maintenance. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6CB05BDA-C164-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2010 on June 10th</title><link>italina_delphi_day_2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-05-21T10:20:36.867</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-05-21T10:20:36.866</created><monthcreated>2010-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The gathering of Italian Delphi developers organized by my company to be held in Piacenza on June 10th.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{747B69DA-7EFC-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage6 Fifth Day and Wrap Up</title><link>coderage6_fifth_day</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-22T07:37:54.426</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-22T07:37:54.426</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeRage6 ended with a shorter last day. Here are some more thoughts and a recap.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{98B4D0DA-DFD7-DF11-A7B2-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi's Spaghetti Code</title><link>delphi_spaghetti_code</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-10-14T22:20:24.473</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-10-14T22:18:19.000</created><monthcreated>2010-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In a LinkedIn Delphi group a provocative question "Is the vast majority of Delphi code in most organizations spaghetti?" has generated a rather interesting thread. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{06AB3ADB-3EE9-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 106/113: Migrating BDE Applications</title><link>handbook_note_106</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-03T17:38:31.229</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-03T17:38:31.229</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 106 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{74023EDB-FADF-DE11-B98F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>REST in Delphi: Client Videos</title><link>rest_delphi_client_videos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-03T12:06:54.387</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-03T12:06:54.387</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The two first videos accompanying my REST in Delphi 2010 White Paper showcase the development of Delphi REST client applications.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CA8441DB-16E5-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 103/113: DFM Backward Compatibility</title><link>handbook_note_103</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-27T10:37:39.265</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-27T10:37:39.265</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 103 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{04C179DB-CA54-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>2013: A Great Year for Delphi</title><link>2013_great_year_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-01-02T14:23:15.736</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-01-02T11:27:53.691</created><monthcreated>2013-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My prediction is that 2013 will be a great year for Delphi: the product will be turning 18 and getting a mobile brother. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{16C47CDB-2A17-DF11-BFCC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Haiti Relief Borland Memorabilia Auction</title><link>haiti_relief_borland_memorabilia</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-11T17:41:38.362</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-11T17:41:38.362</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Anders Ohlsson and others former Borland employees (now at Embarcadero) have set up a very successful eBay action of old Borland memorabilia which is still ongoing. Place your bid for an item of the computer industry.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D0E5C9DB-DC97-E211-9E51-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Class Operators in Delphi</title><link>class_operators_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-03-28T19:30:33.890</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-03-28T19:30:33.890</created><monthcreated>2013-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi coming ARM compiler (for iOS) adds a nice feature to the language. Class operators overloading.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A6CF04DD-B5B0-DB11-A602-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear moves to InstallAware</title><link>codegear_intallaware</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-31T00:15:52.046</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-31T00:15:52.046</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear will change the installer technology used for its own products and distributed along with them.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6C1C13DD-D82A-E111-B64C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>24 Hours of Delphi Today</title><link>24_hours_delphi_today</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-12-20T07:13:23.075</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-12-20T07:13:23.075</created><monthcreated>2011-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In an hour or so David I will kick off a new 24-hours of Delphi event, featuring also myself (around 7pm, European time). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CB64EDD-8727-E311-8B82-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>New Tools in XE5 (Missing from Menu)</title><link>new_tools_xe5_missing_menu</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-09-27T15:29:39.978</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-09-27T15:29:39.978</created><monthcreated>2013-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There are at least 3 new tools in XE5 that should have been added to the tools menu, for FireDAC and REST.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{689C55DD-9E3D-E011-A72F-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Relax Data Access Layer</title><link>delphi_relax_data_access_layer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-02-24T14:28:31.445</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-02-21T10:05:34.864</created><monthcreated>2011-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the core elements of the Delphi REST extension project I'm working on (Relax) is its data access architecture, based on a few standard patterns. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B4D45DDD-1840-DC11-ABFD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 Update 2 is Coming, and more Delphi stories</title><link>delphi2007_update2coming</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-01T12:40:39.790</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-01T12:40:39.790</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi 2007 Update 2 is available, well, no wait, it is not... plus some more Delphi links.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22E76EDD-9DD2-E211-9516-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE4 June Special Offers</title><link>delphi_xe4_june_special_offers</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-06-11T14:00:48.847</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-06-11T14:00:48.847</created><monthcreated>2013-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There are new special offers for Delphi XE4 users, specific for iOS, and including several free tools (available to all XE4 owners). </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{702B85DD-8C97-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Vista and .NET and Win32 (again)</title><link>vista_dotnet_again</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-30T00:12:50.698</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-30T00:12:50.698</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've come across a very funny article pretending Win32 programs don't work on Vista any more... and all code has to be moved to .NET for the new version of the Windows OS. Funny... or astonishing!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1A638ADD-B879-E111-8DAA-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2012 London and Amsterdam</title><link>ddd2012_london_amsterdam</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-03-29T17:20:18.713</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-03-29T17:20:18.713</created><monthcreated>2012-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This week I was in London for the first stop of the Delphi event I organize with Cary Jensen, and now I'm in Amsterdam half-way through the second stop. Here is some information, some links of blogs mentioning us, and some pictures.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{88CB95DD-B162-DC11-9D31-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Publishing my Handbook on Lulu</title><link>publishing_handbook_lulu</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-17T12:53:08.189</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-14T13:21:35.046</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As my book is done, it is time to share the experience in writing it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CEFDDCDD-4A8C-DC11-8803-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 34/113: Were New Languages Features Really Awaited?</title><link>handbook_note_34</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-06T10:35:39.591</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-06T10:35:39.591</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 34 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0880F6DD-D91C-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Jumps Ship: Welcome Embarcadero</title><link>delphi_jumps_ship</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-08T11:42:59.215</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-08T11:42:59.215</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi has a new owner, along with all other CodeGear products... here are some facts, links, and thoughts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CAC1F7DD-6A2B-E311-B28C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Assorted Delphi XE5 Links #2</title><link>assorted_delphi_xe5_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-10-02T14:15:40.702</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-10-02T14:15:40.702</created><monthcreated>2013-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another round of relevant Delphi XE5 blog posts and videos, too many to blog and comment on each separately, but worth a look in case you missed those.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AE1400DE-6A65-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tiburon Unicode Video #5</title><link>tiburon_unicode_video_5</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-08T19:11:10.323</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-08T19:11:10.323</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another beta Tiburon YouTube video, covering Unicode, the fifth (and final) of this series.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{663B25DE-EE15-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Windows 8: Redo or Business as Usual?</title><link>windows8_redo_as_usual</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-23T22:14:52.709</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-23T16:31:31.178</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Interesting debate on Dr. Dobb's: Redo your development or keep going with your current code? </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A0A23EDE-E00A-DB11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Compiling Kylix Applications</title><link>compiling_kylix</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-04T00:26:11.539</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-04T00:26:11.538</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As people know I use Kylix, I often get asked how I use the compiler and wether I use the full Kylix IDE.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B49C41DE-1BF6-DF11-9198-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>ITDevCon 2010 Report</title><link>itdevcon2010_report</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-22T10:16:11.982</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-22T10:16:11.982</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm back from Verona, Italy, where I attend the nice ITDevCOn Delphi conference, packed with great speakers and content.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F45B63DE-375E-DB11-AB34-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Online Backup with Mozy</title><link>mozy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-10-18T01:45:37.975</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-10-18T01:45:37.975</created><monthcreated>2006-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've started using an online backup system... and I find both the idea and the implementation quite interesting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9EA66DDE-37A0-DB11-85CF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear, PHP, and Ruby</title><link>codegear_php_ruby</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-01-10T00:53:27.107</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-01-10T00:53:27.107</created><monthcreated>2007-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I noticed a flurry of posts in different CodeGear blogs regarding the two popular web scripting languages.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F255CCDE-EC2A-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Nick and Allen Blog About Me</title><link>nickallen</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-22T00:31:46.532</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-22T00:31:46.531</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two recent blog entries refer to my blog and my new book.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80D1DADE-7AB2-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the Week #9</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_9</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-23T11:21:47.795</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-23T11:21:47.795</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I skipped last week (as there wasn't much content), while this was a week with quite some interesting material.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F858E1DE-3E7B-DD11-ACA4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Presenting Delphi 2009 in Italy (plus a Workshop)</title><link>presenting_delphi2009_italy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-05T16:30:49.907</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-05T13:47:00.639</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm going to take part in the Italian presentation of Delphi 2009, to be held in Milan and Rome on September 16 and 18. In October, I'll run a two days workshop.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{70ECEEDE-9F64-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Programming Languages of 1995</title><link>programming_languages_1995</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-14T09:21:12.096</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-14T09:21:12.096</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today I was doing some research, and noticed how 1995 has been a unique year in the history of programming languages.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{280960DF-B611-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>DataSnap Android Clients</title><link>datasnap_android_clients</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-30T22:31:45.930</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-30T22:31:45.930</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Following last week video by Jim McKeeth on DataSnap clients for Android, here is some more information and code form another, similar demo. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A4ED8CDF-A0E3-DF11-8989-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>SDC 2010 Short Report</title><link>sdc_2010_short_report</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-10-29T21:33:57.403</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-10-29T21:33:57.403</created><monthcreated>2010-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A short (and late) report on the SDC 2010 Conference organized by the Software Development Network in the Netherlands earlier this week.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{30E2CCDF-AAD5-DC11-A605-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 92/113: Stand-Alone Database Explorer</title><link>handbook_note_92</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-07T19:33:09.913</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-07T19:33:09.913</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 92 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B8D447E1-59D1-DB11-B7E0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2007 _2: Getting Ready for The Fun Side</title><link>coderage2007_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-15T19:34:21.201</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-13T13:39:34.570</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>With bandwidth problems somewhat under control, and a crash on my own server, I'm getting ready for my own CodeRage presentation (6 a.m. Pacific time, 2 p.m. European time).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AC3E59E1-B415-DC11-9F6F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2007 plus Nick, Unicode, Microsoft , and More</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2007_post</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-08T17:38:48.003</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-08T14:11:59.939</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>We had a very nice event yesterday, with 100 developers taking part in the 5th Delphi Day organized in Italy by my company, Wintech Italia Srl, with the help of CodeGear.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C4C65E1-2A12-E211-AA81-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Me and Windows 8 (and Start8)</title><link>me_windows8_start8</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-18T21:32:33.761</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-09T16:28:26.190</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After a month of using Windows 8 on my primary computer, here are a few considerations. In summary, great desktop, still puzzled by Metro. Which is why I like Start8. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9E9783E1-9DE3-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 101/113: libxml2</title><link>handbook_note_101</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-25T14:01:13.147</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-25T14:01:13.147</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 101 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E3892E1-64AF-DE11-99A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Old Delphi Applications More Compatible with Windows 7</title><link>old_delphi_compatibility_windows7</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-05T18:06:59.148</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-02T17:12:02.441</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've noticed that Windows 7 is more compatible with old Delphi applications than Vista. Here are two cases I found.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1250B7E1-3B47-DA11-941A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>FastMM4</title><link>fastmm4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-28T10:52:25.788</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-28T00:57:39.049</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>FastMem4 is a very interesting memory manager and debugger, which will be included in Delphi 2006.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C20ED2E1-7245-DA11-BBD7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CFBuild beta (by Jeremy North)</title><link>cfbuildbeta</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-25T18:29:04.136</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-25T18:29:04.136</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Jeremy North has released a public beta version of his Compact Framework Build Helper for Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A260D4E1-C618-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Impressions from BASTA! Italia Conference</title><link>impressions_basta_italia</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-03-29T15:38:54.338</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-03-25T00:26:01.120</created><monthcreated>2009-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A short report with my impressions of the conference I attended last week, the first Italian edition of the BASTA! conference, focused on .NET technologies.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F82C08E2-AD1D-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Buy Delphi, Get the PDF of My Book</title><link>buy_delphi_get_my_book</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-09T11:59:58.141</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-09T11:59:58.141</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>From now to mid June, if you buy Delphi 2007 you'll get the PDF of my book for free.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E6F12EE2-7741-DE11-9863-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Live! 2009 #2: Roadmap</title><link>delphi_live_2009_2_roadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-29T01:01:06.027</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-16T01:01:06.027</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday at Delphi Live! 2009 CodeGear announced an incredible amount of new features for coming versions of Delphi, including Mac support and multi-touch support for Windows.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{007E69E2-2B30-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeGear's White Knight (by SD Times)</title><link>codegear_white_knight</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-06-02T00:47:41.704</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-06-02T00:47:41.704</created><monthcreated>2008-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>SD Times has a very interesting editorial on CodeGear acquisition by Embarcadero.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FAA47CE2-0AE9-DE11-B9DE-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook Part 1 PDF Available</title><link>delphi _2010_handbook_part_1_ready</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-17T00:04:57.218</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-15T00:59:46.307</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Part 1 of the electronic version of my Delphi 2010 Handbook is now available for sale at a very low price.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{182AD5E2-FCF3-DB11-AF21-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Searches and Google Webmaster Tools</title><link>searches_google_webmaster</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-04-26T16:17:09.033</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-04-26T16:17:09.033</created><monthcreated>2007-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been looking into searches and found new features in the tools Google gives to webmasters. Also, I found a few links to my blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{148463E3-39E5-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 2008 Spring Edition</title><link>EKON2008_spring</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-27T15:20:25.454</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-27T15:20:25.454</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm in Frankfurt, Germany, at the combined EKON Spring - BASTA! Spring conference, talking about Delphi</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A49DC0E3-3BD0-DE11-A432-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>ITDevCon 2009 Report</title><link>itdevcon_2009_report</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-13T12:36:42.258</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-13T11:33:44.505</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A short overview of the two days spend at ITDevCon in Verona, for a very nice Delphi conference. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DCC2F4E3-8EA2-DC11-9C0A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Here Comes Another Bubble</title><link>here_comes_another_bubble</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-12-20T11:57:56.060</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-12-04T18:48:55.247</created><monthcreated>2007-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An hilarious video about the current web 2.0 hype.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E09209E4-C4D8-DC11-9461-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The .NET Source Code License (and How to Print It)</title><link>dotnet_source_license_and_print</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-11T18:29:36.085</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-11T18:29:36.084</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Having downloaded to the .NET framework source code, I had a chance to look at its license.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4C7616E4-9BBB-DF11-85B1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>5 Years of Blog</title><link>5years_blog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-08T22:58:01.622</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-08T22:58:01.622</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>This blog is 5 years old today and has 828 posts.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5CBE87E4-F41D-E211-9A6E-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Conferences: Be-Delphi Developer Event</title><link>conferences_bedelphi_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-10-24T16:18:35.525</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-10-24T16:18:35.524</created><monthcreated>2012-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've be invited to speak at the second Delphi Developer Event organized by Be-Delphi on November 22nd in Edegem near Antwerp (Belgium).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AA01BDE4-9604-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Tough 2008 for Borland</title><link>tough_2008_borland</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-27T07:31:35.227</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-27T07:31:35.227</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Borland 2008 Financial Reports show lots of problems... for the former owner of Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CC3113E5-D4BA-DC11-924D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Video Competition Winner... in Fun Side of Delphi Style</title><link>video_competition_fun_side</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-04T16:03:27.015</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-04T16:03:27.015</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The winner entry of CodeGear's Video Competition is an application in the exact same style of my Fun Side of Delphi talks, useless but challenging.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4CFB56E5-8348-DB11-9048-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>BDS 2006 Hotfix Rollup</title><link>BDS2006HotfixRollup</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-09-20T11:43:12.791</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-09-20T11:40:15.454</created><monthcreated>2006-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>New updates for Delphi 2006 are available to download... and they can be applied to the Turbo editions as well.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C55AFE5-6E5C-E011-941C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>GMail Motion and Joel on Coal</title><link>gmail_motion_joel_coal</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-04-01T15:07:41.825</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-04-01T15:02:53.963</created><monthcreated>2011-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Interesting news today, Google adopts Kinetics for GMail and Joel Spolski announces a new site. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{28EAB4E5-0D5D-DC11-B157-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Two Years of Blog</title><link>two_years_blog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-07T09:22:17.525</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-07T09:22:17.525</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It has been two years I started this blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4855FEE5-EB2F-DE11-A319-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>New Delphi Product Manager and R&amp;D Manager</title><link>new_delphi_product_rd_manager</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-23T13:51:35.154</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-23T12:04:29.051</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>You probably have already heard, but people inside CodeGear have shifted their role, including Delphi Product Manager. Kudos and good luck.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DA462FE6-8993-DC11-B173-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 41/113</title><link>handbook_note_41</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-15T15:53:38.111</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-15T15:53:38.111</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 41 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8AAE5CE6-5FF0-DC11-BB41-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>It's a bugs life, by Bart Roozendaal</title><link>bugs_life_roozendall</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-12T19:24:59.170</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-12T19:24:59.170</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Last week I did an unusual two days consulting project, to help a Delphi developer find a long lasting bug. He wrote his experience, giving me permission to publish it on my blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{3E0653E7-77CC-DB11-855F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Hardware Failures and Windows Vista</title><link>hardware_failures_vista</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-07T08:08:22.193</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-07T08:08:22.193</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've been busy to figure out why my Vista system was getting blue screens in a row... end up it was a memory chip failure.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7C99B2E7-84F9-DE11-A6A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Windows 7 All Tasks (by Neil Rubenking)</title><link>windows7_all_tasks</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-01-05T00:21:00.245</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-01-05T00:21:00.244</created><monthcreated>2010-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I noticed a link on a Twitter post to a very interesting short article by Neil Rubenking, showing how to obtain a complete list of all Windows 7 tasks (also referenced like "Windows 7 God Mode") in a folder.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A4CF01E8-9423-DE11-A496-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Twittering Blog Posts</title><link>twittering_blog_posts</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-07T19:04:23.195</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-07T19:04:23.195</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm implementing blog-to-twitter support, this is an experimental post.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{ACFD04E8-BFDE-DC11-8690-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 99/113: SOAP and REST</title><link>handbook_note_99</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-19T08:57:20.503</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-19T08:57:20.503</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 99 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{90B312E8-9A9A-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Dreaming a New Delphi Era</title><link>dreamingnewdelphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-13T13:38:28.257</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-11T02:19:33.981</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There was the Turbo Pascal era. There has been the classic Delphi era. Now a great technology, a great community, and a DelphiNewCo Inc. are ready to enter a New Delphi Era.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{843A1BE8-B6B1-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Changes in Lulu.com Pricing</title><link>changes_lulu_pricing</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-13T20:25:16.817</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-13T20:25:16.816</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Since the beginning of November, Lulu.com has partially changed its pricing structure, affecting the prices of my print-on-demand books.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA6C2DE8-7701-DB11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>DevCo Positive Mood</title><link>devco_positive_mood</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-22T00:58:54.292</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-22T00:58:54.292</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Several excited blog posts, new hires, and the announcement of the first DevCo Conference add up to the great mood the DevCo startup seems to be in.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{6E757DE8-390D-DC11-9D73-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Featured on CodeGear.com</title><link>featured_codegear</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-28T18:43:47.657</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-28T18:43:47.657</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My blog is featured among the CodeGear Outside Blogs on COdeGear home page.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F44DA8E8-1DD2-DB11-B0FF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage 2007 _3: Better Experience, Nice Conference</title><link>coderage2007_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-15T19:33:53.794</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-14T12:29:30.066</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The third day of CodeGear Online Conference will start soon, the second was much better quality-wise.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{CADDF5E8-372D-DB11-91E3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Turbo Videos</title><link>turbo_videos</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-16T17:17:19.750</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-16T17:17:19.750</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A number of interesting videos have appeared on the DevCo Turbos web site, I guess more will be coming.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{20642FE9-A99E-DC11-8F1E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage II, Day 4, Nightly Chat Coming</title><link>coderageII_day4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-29T19:43:00.895</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-29T19:43:00.895</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After a nice Q&amp;A session with Nick, I'm following a nice talk by Bob Swart. I'll be online tonight for my direct chat in the Virtual Exhibit Reception.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{241566E9-F18D-DC11-A645-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 36/113: Nested Classes for Iterators</title><link>handbook_note_36</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-08T13:02:25.558</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-08T13:02:25.557</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 36 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{402C69EA-02FF-DC11-BF13-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Dynamic Method Invocation in Delphi (Part 3)</title><link>dynamic_methods_delphi_part3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-03-31T11:31:55.531</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-03-31T11:15:36.762</created><monthcreated>2008-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The actual source code of the custom variant used to implement dynamic method invocation.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{867DEEEA-5690-DF11-A484-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi ToolCloud: Many Versions in one Product</title><link>delphi_toolcloud_many_versions</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-07-15T22:12:58.145</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-07-15T22:12:58.145</created><monthcreated>2010-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A few months ago, Embarcadero has started selling a Delphi with a new license type, which is tied to the product and not to the version. This means you buy a licence and get Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, and Delphi 2010.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{985C53EB-A37D-E011-8222-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #15</title><link>tweets_15</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-13T21:06:21.937</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-13T21:06:21.937</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>First week of DDD 2011 in Europe, which is showing off in many tweets, but also Microsoft Buying Skype, and many other assorted topics.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4EB269EB-88B2-DB11-A602-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Windows Vista Annoyances</title><link>vista_annoyances</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-02-02T08:10:23.077</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-02-02T08:10:23.077</created><monthcreated>2007-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've re-installed Vista on what is supposed to become my primary computer... but I've found more compatibility problems than I was expecting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FEE497EB-81D4-DC11-861E-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Moving My Main Site and Newsgroup</title><link>moving_site_newsgroup</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-02-06T08:21:18.976</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-02-06T08:21:18.976</created><monthcreated>2008-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Due to last week failure of my web farm server, I got a new machine and I'm moving sites and services to it.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8C2CF8EB-FF5F-DE11-A1F3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tim Anderson on Native Code</title><link>tim_anderson_native_code</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-06-23T16:21:15.956</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-06-23T16:21:15.956</created><monthcreated>2009-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you might have missed this post by Tim Anderson on native and cross-platform code, I think it is worth reposting.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{BE9132EC-3039-DF11-A2A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2010 Handbook in Europe</title><link>delphi_2010_handbook_europe</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-03-27T01:05:03.670</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-03-27T01:04:07.752</created><monthcreated>2010-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>There are now a few direct sales outlet for my book in Europe (and other countries).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9CAC4FEC-C8BE-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Italian Delphi Day 2013</title><link>italian_delphi_day_2013</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-17T08:18:43.025</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-17T08:18:43.025</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>On June 6th there will be the 12th edition of the Italian Delphi Day, featuring local and international speakers.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F0DD96EC-E947-DF11-9BA8-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2010 Early Bird Expires Monday</title><link>delphidevdays2010_earlybird</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-14T19:56:00.786</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-14T19:37:05.050</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The 10% discount, early registration for US locations of Delphi Developer Days 2010, the event I'm organizing with Cary Jensen, will expire in a few days.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F8D9BBEC-65A8-DE11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>AdSense in Maps</title><link>adsense_in_maps</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-24T10:38:05.948</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-23T19:39:38.320</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Google has announced AdSense support for Google Maps hosted on your site.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FE72CCEC-4AA9-DF11-80FF-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Beta Blogging: Search for Usages</title><link>delphi_xe_beta_search_usages</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-08-17T16:27:31.922</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-08-16T15:34:53.238</created><monthcreated>2010-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In this second "beta blog" I'll just mention a nice little feature: Search for Usages. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{188EEAEC-B773-DC11-91FF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 14/113: TControlGuidelines.GetTextBaseline</title><link>handbook_note_14</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-06T04:59:59.130</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-06T04:59:59.130</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 14 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{30E1F1EC-C3CB-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Whitepaper #3: The IDE</title><link>d2009_whitepaper3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-16T23:55:32.295</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-16T23:55:32.295</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has published on their Developer Network web site the third of a series of white papers I wrote.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{30B4F7EC-67A8-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Blogs of the (Last) Week #8</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_8</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-10T15:43:13.596</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-10T15:43:13.596</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another week gone by, and what a week of Delphi and Embarcadero announcements, beside blogs.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{021C06ED-4AF1-DD11-949A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Super-Duper Strings</title><link>delphi_super_duper_strings</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-02-02T18:38:38.715</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-02-02T18:38:38.714</created><monthcreated>2009-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Follow my thoughts from strings optimizations to strings in Delphi: we are so used to have power at hand that we forget.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B4501EED-0D2B-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Wayne Williams: I'm a developer (and like Delphi)</title><link>wayne_williams_a_developer_like_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-26T12:40:30.605</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-26T12:40:30.605</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>During last week CEOs Wayne Williams (Embarcadero Technologies CEO) began his presentation stating he is a developer. That's a great start for CodeGear and his remarks about Delphi are notable.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{965B79ED-9190-499B-9F2C-BAE2620E0FDA}</id><feedId/><title>DavidI Talks about Sun Marketing and the Fun of Programming</title><link>davidi_sun_fun</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-08-11T01:18:09.459</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-08-11T01:18:09.458</created><monthcreated>2006-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I found an interesting audio interview of DavidI covering Sun anti-Borland marketing and the fun of programming, plus the refocusing of DevCo on programmers and would-be programmers.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7EF6A8ED-483C-DC11-A6DB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Second Life for Delphi</title><link>second_life_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-07-27T15:58:25.699</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-07-27T15:58:25.699</created><monthcreated>2007-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An article on CodeGear by Kathleen Richards has an interesting roundup on the company and its flagship product.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{722FB5ED-DB50-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Written in Delphi: Some More Programs and Links</title><link>written_in_delphi_some_more</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-28T11:06:13.957</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-28T11:06:13.957</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I thought of writing individual entries, but got quite a few emails. So here is a short summary. Keep them coming.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EADD0FEE-2059-DC11-A7C5-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Developpez.com Interview in English</title><link>developpez_interview_english</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-02T09:06:48.397</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-02T09:06:48.397</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My interview on French site developpez.com is now available also in English.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8C7E14EE-D2A9-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Installation Day: Delphi Update 1 and Open Office 3</title><link>d2009_update1_install</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-03T23:54:41.444</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-03T19:31:13.075</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've installed the Delphi 2009 Update 1 using the internal utility. Fast and smooth, I have to say. And also installed the final release of Open Office 3, hoping to see an annoying bug fixed.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E806A4EE-830F-DF11-A643-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2010: Cities and Program</title><link>ddd2010_cities_program</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-02T00:05:35.703</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-02T00:05:35.703</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today Delphi Developer Days 2010 has officially announced the locations and dates of the five stops US/Europe tour featuring Cary Jensen and myself, along with the sessions program.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9659C4EE-02F1-DA11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Life after Borland (Allen Bauer on Bitwise Magazine)</title><link>life_bauer</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-01T23:39:27.707</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-01T02:25:48.747</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A milestone article for understanding where DevCo could be heading... once it becomes a company.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{FA53CAEE-A16C-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>About Nick's Delphi Book</title><link>nick_delphi_book</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-24T14:04:42.595</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-24T14:04:42.595</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've spent some time browsing Nick Hodges' new Delphi book, and I find it very interesting indeed.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E4F17EF-BBB9-DF11-85B1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Goodies and Bugs in Delphi XE</title><link>goodies_bugs_xe</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-06T13:50:36.450</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-06T13:50:36.450</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An article about Goodies in XE and some thoughts about bugs being fixed and bugs being added.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{B2014CEF-5E2D-DD11-9FC7-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Win32 Applications and Windows 7</title><link>delphi_win32_Windows7</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-05-29T11:50:00.465</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-05-29T11:50:00.465</created><monthcreated>2008-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The announcement of a high level of compatibility of Win32 applications with the next version of Windows comes at no surprise, at least to me.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E08965EF-3574-DB11-9A27-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>New CodeGear Company</title><link>codegears1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-15T11:30:18.801</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-15T00:28:39.920</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>News is spreading. Borland DTG Group (DevCo) becomes CodeGear and remains owned by Borland.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{084FBEEF-EF49-E211-8FD7-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Visit to Alicante</title><link>visit_alicante_dec12</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-12-19T15:33:16.652</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-12-19T15:33:16.652</created><monthcreated>2012-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've spent two days at Embarcadero office in Alicante, where we have one of the Delphi development teams.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E052F4EF-23D5-DE11-B0E9-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Choice Guard Popular... on This Blog.</title><link>choice_guard_blog</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-11-19T17:15:19.732</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-11-19T17:15:19.732</created><monthcreated>2009-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While looking into Google Analytics for my blog site, I noticed a huge number of visits to a page on Microsoft Choice Guard. Quite odd for a Delphi developers oriented blog.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F6B704F0-FDA1-DE11-98D0-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Installing Window 7 (From Scratch)</title><link>installing_windows_7</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-09-15T15:55:32.984</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-09-15T15:55:32.984</created><monthcreated>2009-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>After too many tentative upgrades, I finally decided to install Windows 7 from scratch... along with all of the software I use!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{04EF1FF0-C5F9-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage6 Second Day</title><link>coderage6_second_day</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-18T20:41:43.584</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-18T20:41:43.584</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Second day at CodeRage6 with more sessions, replays, links, my source code and some interesting offers (including my ebook).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{720529F0-8866-E211-8467-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Spending the Week in Scotts Valley</title><link>spending_week_scotts_valley</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-01-25T00:57:38.293</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-01-25T00:57:38.293</created><monthcreated>2013-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>While my official workplace is home, I get here in California on a regular basis.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E05841F0-53C1-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook and CodeRage Source Code Downloads</title><link>handbook_coderage_downloads</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-03T18:40:33.636</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-03T18:21:08.428</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've made available the source code of the Delphi 2009 Handbook, and also of my CodeRage talks.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84688CF0-000E-DB11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CF Disinformation Stopped, BDN Article Fixed (in Record Time)</title><link>CF_disinformation_stopped</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-07T23:52:08.845</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-07T23:52:08.845</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My last post might have been a little to aggressive... but I have to say the reaction was fast and very positive. The information is now correct.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{269894F0-EBAE-E311-BC56-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Hotfix Coming for iOS 7.1 Simulator Problems with RAD Studio XE5</title><link>2014_march_hotfix_ios71_simulator</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-03-18T22:39:41.222</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-03-18T22:39:41.221</created><monthcreated>2014-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>RAD Studio XE5 has problems running apps on the iOS 7.1 simulator. A hot fix is being tested and will be available soon.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C4D197F0-2A7E-DC11-B53B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 24/113: Refactor(ing) Menus</title><link>handbook_note_24</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-19T12:09:26.002</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-19T12:09:26.001</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 24 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5EDE9BF0-BADA-E011-8038-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE 2 Release, Part 1</title><link>delphi_xe2_part1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-09-09T08:32:56.223</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-09-09T08:32:56.223</created><monthcreated>2011-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you certainly know, Delphi XE2 has been released last week. This is a first blog of a series of posts devoted to the new Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{361DDCF0-F24A-DC11-BF1F-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007 Update 2 (and 3 Coming)</title><link>delphi 2007update2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-15T08:06:02.058</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-15T08:01:23.905</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has released an update, mostly addressing C++Builder 2007.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{AE11E6F0-47C2-DF11-85B1-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>SDTimes reviews... next year Delphi!</title><link>sdtimes_xe_review_next_year</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-09-17T10:56:00.895</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-09-17T10:56:00.895</created><monthcreated>2010-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>SD Times has a review of RAD Studio XE, but they get quite a few things wrong, including features Delphi will have next year.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{90CB21F1-42AF-DE11-99A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON 13 Report</title><link>ekon_13_report</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-06T00:43:50.646</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-02T14:18:24.214</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A short summary of my experience at the recent EKON 13 conference in Darmstadt, Germany.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8AD437F1-DE78-DD11-ACA4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Google Chrome is Not Merely a Browser</title><link>google_chrome_not_browser</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-09-02T13:17:36.047</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-09-02T13:17:36.047</created><monthcreated>2008-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Google has announced the release of a new web browser for today. Called "Chrome" is is way more than a browser, as it is almost a complete operating system in itself.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{72967EF1-3F80-DE11-86D4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Firebird wins Award, Gains Embarcadero Support</title><link>firebird_sourceforge_award_embarcadero</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-08-03T17:27:39.187</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-08-03T17:27:39.187</created><monthcreated>2009-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Firebird wins SourceForge Community Choice Award and gains Embarcadero support in the form of a specific Delphi dbExpress driver.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F89D8DF1-F93C-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Spirit of Delphi Award</title><link>spirit</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-16T00:41:51.856</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-15T00:09:06.063</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Dennis and Pierre are my candidates for this year Spirit of Delphi award.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DEBA97F1-5443-DF11-A2A1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Delphi Conferences in 2010</title><link>my_delphi_conferences_2010</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-04-08T23:32:55.431</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-04-08T23:32:55.431</created><monthcreated>2010-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The current year looks a strange one for me, as I'll miss some of the few Delphi conferences out there, but will do more training around the world.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5AB83DF2-D79D-DC11-B1F1-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>CodeRage II, Day 3, My DSL Talk</title><link>coderageII_day3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-28T18:50:55.607</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-28T18:50:55.607</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In the third day of CodeRage II, I gave my talk on Domain Specific Languages in Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D6814FF2-678D-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Twitter Search Client on iOS</title><link>twitter_serach_clint_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-03-15T12:07:26.515</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-03-15T12:07:26.515</created><monthcreated>2013-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Migrated a very simple Twitter Search REST client to iOS today for Developer Direct. Here is a screenshot. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C195DF2-66CC-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 Update 2</title><link>delphi_2009_update_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-17T19:24:51.287</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-17T19:24:51.286</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you probably already know, CodeGear has released a second update for Delphi 2009, focused on database components.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{58E37DF2-810B-E311-B078-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>DelphiFeedsClient on Android (and iOS)</title><link>delphifeedsclient_android_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-08-22T23:49:14.098</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-08-22T23:49:14.098</created><monthcreated>2013-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Earlier this year I wrote a simple iOS client for Delphi Feeds RSS and Embarcadero blog RSS feed. It now works also on Android. No need to touch the source code at all!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4A6143F3-9990-E211-9B0C-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Showing Delphi iOS Apps in Zeist</title><link>showing_ios_apps_zeist</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-03-19T13:53:50.449</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-03-19T13:53:50.448</created><monthcreated>2013-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Yesterday I showed a few iOS apps built with Delphi at the SD Event in Zeist, Netherlands.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{806E4CF3-D439-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Web 2.0 (Tim O'Reilly)</title><link>web20</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-10-11T16:50:38.553</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-10-10T23:44:03.744</created><monthcreated>2005-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've finally had the time to read a very interesting article by O'Reilly founder on the present and future of the Web.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E62E71F3-EE72-DC11-B968-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Washington Delphi User Group</title><link>washington_delphi_user_group</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-10-05T05:12:35.707</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-10-05T05:12:35.707</created><monthcreated>2007-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I visited the local Delphi user group yesterday, which turned out to be a nice experience.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5632A7F3-E8B2-DA11-8630-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Mastering Delphi 2005 Corrections</title><link>md2005corrections</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-03-14T00:34:34.103</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-03-14T00:34:34.103</created><monthcreated>2006-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've (finally) uploaded a short list of corrections to my latest book.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{8AFCF7F3-E5B8-DD11-A33B-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2009 White Paper #1: Unicode</title><link>d2009_whitepaper1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-11-22T23:45:17.219</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-11-22T23:45:17.219</created><monthcreated>2008-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has publishing on their Developer Network web site the first of a series of white papers I wrote.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{106646F4-D3BE-E211-A33F-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Of Strings, Immutability, COW, and AnsiStrings</title><link>strings_immutability_cow_ansistrings</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-17T10:21:11.290</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-17T10:21:11.290</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Not unexpectedly, there is debate in the Delphi community around strings in the NextGen compiler. Here are some (partial) clarifications. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{442251F4-9292-DC11-8424-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 40/113: Records and the Object Type</title><link>handbook_note_40</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-14T10:24:53.942</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-14T10:24:53.942</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 40 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{46876AF4-93BF-DD11-9EB6-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio 2009 and Delphi Prism Released</title><link>rad_studio_2009_released</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-12-01T11:52:13.295</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-12-01T11:52:13.295</created><monthcreated>2008-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As you probably know, last week CodeGear released RAD Studio 2009, which includes the new Delphi Prism. And registered users can download the PDF edition of my Delphi 2009 Handbook.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A41C12F5-1C90-E311-BE79-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi (and C++) Blogs of the Week #4</title><link>delphi_blogs_week_4</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2014-02-07T17:44:14.571</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2014-02-07T17:44:14.571</created><monthcreated>2014-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Another week full of interesting blog posts, videos, and apps... including both Delphi and C++.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{ACA72FF5-296C-DB11-9F6D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>DevCo Tech Blogs: Exceptions, Code Completion, VCL Stuff</title><link>devco_tech_blogs_1</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-05T09:20:46.665</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-04T18:46:59.376</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over the last wweek there have been a few interesting technical posts in DevCo blogs... by Allen, Steve, and Nick.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{32963AF5-3AE1-DA11-A2CC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Larry O'Brien Replies to my Post</title><link>larry _replies_to_my_post</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-05-12T14:06:15.402</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-05-12T00:24:31.891</created><monthcreated>2006-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Larry has replied to my post about his post...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{06808EF5-FA17-DC11-BDCD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Take on the New Delphi Roadmap</title><link>my_take_new_delphi_roadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-13T18:05:10.958</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-11T11:52:01.377</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>CodeGear has released a new Delphi roadmap. This is very good news in itself, but what about the details?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{92CCA9F5-54CE-DC11-82BA-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 87/113: Internal dbExpress Classes</title><link>handbook_note_87</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-01-29T11:43:26.430</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-01-29T11:43:26.429</created><monthcreated>2008-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 87 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{728BB7F5-2F15-E111-A9F9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>FireMonkey Webinar QA</title><link>firemonkey_webinar_qa</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-11-22T17:53:16.213</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-11-22T17:53:16.212</created><monthcreated>2011-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Embarcadero has published the transcript of the question and answer sessions at the end of the webinars I did last week. Here are some notable entries. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{62C0D1F5-C292-DC11-9819-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>One (Good) Year for CodeGear</title><link>one_year_codegear</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-11-14T16:17:28.796</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-11-14T16:17:28.796</created><monthcreated>2007-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>It seems it was ages ago, but CodeGear is only one year old, today. And I think we should reflect on that this year brought to the Delphi community... and celebrate!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{527316F6-1D70-DF11-99B9-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Advantage Database Server 10 Released</title><link>advantage_database_server_10</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-06-04T21:31:21.932</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-06-04T21:31:21.932</created><monthcreated>2010-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Sybase has released a new version of its powerful DB server, used by many Delphi developers (myself included).</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DC1ACBF6-576B-DC11-9A8D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>EKON, Nick, and the Delphi Roadmap</title><link>ekon_nick_roadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-25T14:03:01.417</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-25T14:03:01.417</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've just finished attending the EKON keynote by Jason Vokes and the Delphi Product address by Nick Hodges.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{84D274F7-8094-DA11-8456-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Where is the Kylix Community Project?</title><link>kylixcommunityprj</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-02-03T12:26:52.834</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-02-03T08:07:11.968</created><monthcreated>2006-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Over a year ago Borland announced the Kylix Community Project... but nothing happened after that. It is now time for the company to have a Kylix strategy, even if an exit strategy.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8A0DBF7-F94B-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Support OpenDocument</title><link>opendoc</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-03T01:05:04.434</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-03T01:05:04.434</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The OpenDocument Format is hitting the headlines because of Massachusetts decision and an interesting petition to Microsoft.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{2E9504F8-71FA-E011-987C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>From VCL to FireMonkey</title><link>vcl2firemonkey</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-10-19T17:12:19.848</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-10-19T17:12:19.848</created><monthcreated>2011-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A significant issue for Delphi developers (and a hot topic at CodeRage 6) is how to migrate VCL applications to FireMonkey or make VCL and FM forms coexist in a single application. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80EF0AF8-EE69-DD11-ACA4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>What About a Tiburon Pre-Book on Unicode?</title><link>tiburon_book_unicode</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-08-14T13:05:54.084</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-08-14T13:05:54.084</created><monthcreated>2008-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As I still have a lot to write, I'm toying with the idea of publishing the first part of my coming Tiburon book, focused on Unicode, as a separate early volume. I'm interested in your feedback.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{68A239F8-B7D8-DB11-BD54-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2007, Milan and Rome</title><link>delphi2007_milan_rome</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-03-22T22:32:39.478</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-03-22T22:32:39.477</created><monthcreated>2007-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm traveling back from Rome, after the second Italian stop of the Delphi 2007 and Delphi for PHP launch.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7E9972F8-74C4-E211-A25B-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Using Open SSL in Delphi iOS</title><link>using_ssl_delphi_ios</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-05-27T06:19:53.132</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-05-24T13:51:07.204</created><monthcreated>2013-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Delphi uses OpenSSL for Indy's HTTP support, but also for Amazon and Azure cloud services. Here are some tips on how to get it up and running. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C40974F8-73EA-E211-AA49-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Take the Delphi Developers Survey 2013</title><link>take_delphi_survey_2013</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-07-11T21:57:42.841</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-07-11T21:57:42.841</created><monthcreated>2013-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The yearly Delphi (and C++Builder) survey is now online. Let us know what you want, what we should improve, what we are doing good. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{80B989F8-382F-DA11-B459-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Roadmap (by David I)</title><link>ekondelphiroadmap</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-09-27T15:15:09.809</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-09-27T11:49:53.183</created><monthcreated>2005-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>At the EKON conference David I has revealed a lot about the future of Delphi and of the VCL.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9474B5F8-D9F6-DA11-A794-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi... Turbo?</title><link>delphi_turbo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-06-08T12:35:20.468</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-06-08T12:35:20.468</created><monthcreated>2006-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Is there a new version of Delphi coming?</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E65F3AF9-52F7-DF11-9198-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Bye Bye, Novell</title><link>bye_bye_novell</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-11-23T23:08:58.277</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-11-23T23:08:58.277</created><monthcreated>2010-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>One of the companies that made the history of computing is now gone.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22D4DEF9-E676-E011-9808-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Tech Tip 01: TCast.GetAs</title><link>techtip01_tcast_getas</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-05-05T10:10:12.673</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-05-05T10:10:12.673</created><monthcreated>2011-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A very technical Delphi tip, possibly the first of a series. How to perform an as cast only if the reference is not nil.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{044735FA-9675-DB11-9A27-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Seaches on Google Coop</title><link>delphi_searches</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-11-16T18:39:57.222</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-11-16T18:39:57.222</created><monthcreated>2006-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I was finializing my work on a custom Google search engine for Delphi... when I saw another one was announced. Anyway, mine has been online for some time now, even if hidden...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D2036EFA-331A-E011-8F44-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Jobs in LinkedIn Group</title><link>delphi_jobs_linkedin_group</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-01-07T08:08:46.251</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-01-07T08:08:46.251</created><monthcreated>2011-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I noticed and want to share a recent email from a LinkenIn group with many open Delphi jobs.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{5C9D7CFA-5D26-DC11-8C48-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi is the VCL, Feedback </title><link>delphi_is_vcl_feedback</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-06-29T19:00:42.702</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-06-29T19:00:42.702</created><monthcreated>2007-06-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Not all feedback to my "Delphi is the VCL" post is here on the blog... plus, some clarifications.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D8447FFA-C92D-DE11-8480-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Speaking at Delphi Live!</title><link>speaking_delphi_live</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-04-22T12:24:22.265</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-04-20T18:57:19.426</created><monthcreated>2009-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>In less than a month I'll be speaking at Delphi Live!, the first Delphi conference in the US after a few years. The conference is scheduled for May 14th in San Jose, California.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1EE47FFA-7D15-DF11-BFCC-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi REST White Paper in Japanese</title><link>delphi_rest_paper_japanese</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2010-02-09T15:55:02.808</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2010-02-09T15:55:02.808</created><monthcreated>2010-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My white paper on REST in Delphi 2010 is now a available in a fourth language.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C485B2FA-F86B-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>QR Codes in Delphi: Generating and Scanning</title><link>qr_codes_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-23T17:49:19.598</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-23T17:49:19.597</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Two recent blog posts about QR codes and Delphi.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{22DCB2FA-E4DB-E111-B16D-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero Community Evangelist</title><link>embarcadero_community_evangelist</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-08-01T14:37:22.896</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-08-01T14:37:22.896</created><monthcreated>2012-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Although still not officially announced on its website, Embarcadero Technologies has started a "Community Evangelist" program and has been so kind to invite me to take part in it. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{9C08B7FA-CD02-DC11-BD49-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Ruby and C++ Announcements From CodeGear</title><link>ruby_cpp_annuncements</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-05-17T14:17:17.895</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-05-15T12:34:16.202</created><monthcreated>2007-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>As anticipated, CodeGear has announced a new development environment for Ruby and an update of C++Builder.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{668A27FB-6983-DA11-A3A4-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006: Unicode and DB</title><link>d2006unicodedb</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-01-13T10:50:58.345</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-01-12T15:23:39.474</created><monthcreated>2006-01-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Borland says Delphi 2006 has Unicode support for dbExpress, while, in fact, it is all over the TDataSet class.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{ECEE3AFB-BE0F-DD11-8423-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>San Francisco, Mountain View, Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz</title><link>silicinvalley2008_2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-04-21T18:37:24.438</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-04-21T18:37:24.438</created><monthcreated>2008-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>My Silicon Valley trip continued yesterday with 4 stops, here some are travel notes.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{E25443FB-8EDE-DE11-BEC3-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>SHGetFolderPath and Default User</title><link>SHGetFolderPath_Default_User</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-12-01T17:16:23.380</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-12-01T17:16:23.380</created><monthcreated>2009-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've had a few issues with the SHGetFolderPath API, which are now solved.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{DE8749FB-AB0D-DB11-AF59-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Allen Bauer on the DCU format</title><link>Allen_DCU</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-07-07T13:40:17.831</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-07-07T13:40:17.831</created><monthcreated>2006-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>An interesting post, worth mentioning.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{426FA0FB-A169-DC11-ACFF-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Handbook Note 3/113: Wintech Italia</title><link>handbook_note_3</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-09-23T09:04:06.798</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-09-23T09:01:00.864</created><monthcreated>2007-09-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Note 3 of 113 of Delphi 2007 Handbook</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E91B5FB-1341-DC11-98FD-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>My Delphi 2007 Handbook is Coming</title><link>delphi2007handbook_coming</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2007-08-02T18:37:28.332</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2007-08-02T18:37:28.332</created><monthcreated>2007-08-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm writing the last few pages and editing my book on Delphi 2007 for Win32. Here is all of the information. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{847E0EFC-2D61-DA11-A89C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Busy with CF</title><link>busy_cf</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-12-09T17:08:33.057</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-30T00:28:58.145</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm busy with a CF app... and going to travel and teach seminars.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{EC0B1EFC-FB4B-E011-9C58-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi XE Enterprise Double Discount</title><link>delphi_xe_enterprise_double_discount</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-03-11T17:52:49.226</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-03-11T16:33:48.449</created><monthcreated>2011-03-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I don't generally blog about commercial offers, but this one can be quite interesting for many of you, so I think it is worth to mention. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{1C9F1EFC-9776-E211-9E37-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 18 Birthday Video</title><link>delphi18_birthday_video</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-02-14T13:42:15.827</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-02-14T11:50:15.125</created><monthcreated>2013-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I've uploaded on YouTube a Delphi 18th birthday video, featuring Delphi 1 on Windows 3.11. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{0CF234FC-E75E-DD11-AF33-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Busy Writing Tiburon Book</title><link>busy_tiburon_book</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-31T12:56:34.697</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-31T12:56:34.697</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>I'm not very active on the blog because I'm busy writing my coming Tiburon book</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{94366EFC-6247-DD11-8E78-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Embarcadero Delphi</title><link>embarcadero_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2008-07-02T14:15:24.847</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2008-07-01T14:13:54.494</created><monthcreated>2008-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Starting today, it's is not Borland Delphi any more, it is Embarcadero Delphi!</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{D2CF8BFC-BE4A-DE11-A78C-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Installation</title><link>vista_sp2_installation</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-05-27T16:00:55.646</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-05-27T16:00:55.646</created><monthcreated>2009-05-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Today, my Vista PC prompted me to install Service Pack 2, which I did. Everything went fine, but I'm not sure I gained much by giving up my PC for half an hour.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E7D2CFD-82D3-DA11-9330-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi 2006 Update 2 and Other Updates</title><link>delphi_2006_update2</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-04-24T13:27:17.028</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-04-24T13:27:17.028</created><monthcreated>2006-04-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>The update 2 of Delphi 2006 has been released... along with a few related updates: Welcome Page and InterBase.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{C2A54BFD-2357-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Delphi Developer Days 2012 Gold and Platinum Sponsors</title><link>delphidevdays2012_sponsors</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-14T16:02:31.487</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-14T16:02:31.487</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>We have a good number of Delphi-related companies sponsoring our Delphi Developer Days 2012 event. </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{126A9DFD-8A85-DB11-9B7A-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>The First Half of 2007 Will See a New Release of Delphi...</title><link>the_first_half_of_2007_delphi</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2006-12-07T01:47:18.274</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2006-12-07T01:47:18.274</created><monthcreated>2006-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A recent article on CodeGear provides some insight on the next version of Delphi...</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{7AE8EEFD-E4B8-DE11-915D-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>A Delphi Powered (Google) Wave</title><link>delphi_powered_waves</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2009-10-15T11:20:20.654</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2009-10-14T19:14:41.524</created><monthcreated>2009-10-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>A Google Wave with a gadget powered by a Delphi REST server.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{A4710EFE-16A8-E011-B45C-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>Tweets and Retweets #21</title><link>tweets_21</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2011-07-06T21:46:01.311</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2011-07-06T21:46:01.311</created><monthcreated>2011-07-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Google+, AppWave, waiting for a new computer and for Windows 8 information... and much more, as usual.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{F83B22FE-A24D-E111-B37A-000C29A99B00}</id><feedId/><title>RAD Studio XE2 in Action Live in Italy</title><link>rad_studio_xe2_action_italy</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2012-02-02T13:57:18.637</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2012-02-02T13:57:18.637</created><monthcreated>2012-02-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Three cities in Northern Italy will see three Live Delphi events in 2 weeks including a session of mine on FireMonkey. For the Italian Delphi developers.</summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4EB7A2FE-C66B-E311-99FA-000C29071644}</id><feedId/><title>Migrating Paradox and dBase Databases</title><link>migrating_paradox_dbase</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2013-12-23T14:42:02.068</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2013-12-23T14:04:08.443</created><monthcreated>2013-12-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Some considerations and tips for migrating your Paradox databases, along with your BDE applications </summary><tags/></entry><entry><id>{4E61BDFE-B750-DA11-83BB-001422092065}</id><feedId/><title>Tod Nielsen, Borland CEO</title><link>nielsen_ceo</link><author_name>marcocantu</author_name><author_url>http://www.marcocantu.com</author_url><modified>2005-11-09T01:47:30.821</modified><issued>1899-12-30T00:00:00.000</issued><created>2005-11-09T01:47:30.821</created><monthcreated>2005-11-01T00:00:00.000</monthcreated><summary>Borland has a new CEO. 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