Marco Tech Blog

December, 2008

Blog posts archive for the given month, sorted by date. See the link for entire blog archive above.

RAD Studio 2009 and Delphi Prism Released

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. -- Read blog post.

CodeRage 2008 Started

The online CodeRage 2008 conference has just started. I'll be giving two talks today, and two tomorrow. -- Read blog post.

Delphi 2009 Handbook Published

My latest book is now available on There is a special CodeRage price for the first 60 buyers. Hurry up! -- Read blog post.

Delphi 2009 Handbook Stats

Someone asked in the CodeRage chat, so I dug out some status about the book. -- Read blog post.

Handbook and CodeRage Source Code Downloads

I've made available the source code of the Delphi 2009 Handbook, and also of my CodeRage talks. -- Read blog post.

PDF of My 2009 Handbook for All Delphi 2009 Users

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. -- Read blog post.

Delphi 2009 White Paper #2: Language

CodeGear has publishing on their Developer Network web site the second of a series of white papers I wrote. -- Read blog post.

CodeRage 2008 Closing Session: Firebird and Delphi for Mac/Linux Mentioned

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. -- Read blog post.

CodeRage 2008 Recordings Available

The recordings of most of the CodeRage 2008 sessions (including mine) are available for download, but the server seems clogged. -- Read blog post.

Why Weren't You at CodeRage (by Stack Overflow)

Speaking of CodeRage, there is an interesting track at Stack Overflow. -- Read blog post.

Book Code As Html, First Draft

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. -- Read blog post.

Delphi 2009 Whitepaper #3: The IDE

CodeGear has published on their Developer Network web site the third of a series of white papers I wrote. -- Read blog post.

Delphi 2009 Update 2

As you probably already know, CodeGear has released a second update for Delphi 2009, focused on database components. -- Read blog post.

Delphi 2009 Help Udpate 1 Available

A first update of the help files for Delphi 2009 (and C++Builder 2009) are available for download. -- Read blog post.

Fighting Books Piracy

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. -- Read blog post.

Merry Christmas

Just a video I find interesting as a way to wish you a Merry Christmas. -- Read blog post.

Discount for Training with Myself And Cary Jensen

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... -- Read blog post.

The Profits of Piracy

It's not just that you don't get paid for your work, but it is the fact that others make money on it. -- Read blog post.

My Year in Cities, 2008

Like I did over the last two years, this is a list of cities I've been to in 2008. -- Read blog post.