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


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The Strange Case of the VCL Forms ClientWidth and the Windows Versions PE Flags

Only a few developers are aware that Windows application behave differently depending on the Windows versions declared in their PE headers in the EXE file. This has some unexpected effects Delphi customers are reporting, due to a core configuration change in Delphi 11, which went unnoticed by most. -- Read blog post.



My Year in Cities 2021

Following a long tradition of this blog, dating back to 2006 (and continued in each of the following years), here is my year 2021 seen through the few cities I've been to, in this second pandemic year. -- Read blog post.

The Impact of Log4j on Software Development with Delphi and C++Builder

Thoughts on the security issues of Log4j, what they imply for the developer community in general, and the specific effect on RAD Studio developers. -- Read blog post.

Appercept AWS SDK for Delphi

As announced yesterday, Embarcadero has started distributing a new AWS SDK for Delphi -- Read blog post.



Delphi 11 November Patch

Embarcadero has made available a new patch for RAD Studio 11 -- Read blog post.

New FireDAC Driver for SQLite SEE

Embarcadero has made available a new FireDAC driver for the SQLite Encryption Extension (SEE) database. The download is in GetIt and here are some details behind this decision. -- Read blog post.

My DelphiCon 2021 Keynote Replay

If you missed my keynote session at DelphiCon 2021 last week, it is available for replay (along with all other great sessions) -- Read blog post.



Native Windows is Back to Center Stage

With the downplay of UWP, native development is again the primary Windows development model, after 20 years (given we had .NET in between). Native is what Delphi does at its best, so this is great news for us. -- Read blog post.

My November Conferences: EKON 25 and DelphiCon 2021

Over the next two weeks, I'm presenting at two different conferences: EKON 25, in-person in Dusseldorf, Germany, and DelphiCon 2021, Embarcadero largest yearly online event. -- Read blog post.

RAD Server Lite (RSLite) Announcement Blog Post

I just wrote a blog post for Embarcadero explaining how Delphi 11 Enterprise customers can redeem a RAD Server Lite license and the steps to create a deployment package -- Read blog post.