Marco Tech Blog

May, 2013

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

XE4 DataBase Components Updates and the Reviewers Guide

Two hot fixes for XE4: IBX and a FireDAC update. Plus the reviewers guide. -- Read blog post.

IBLite, Free InterBase for iOS

Embarcadero has formally announced IBLite, the free version of IB ToGo for iOS, already shipping in RAD Studio XE4 -- Read blog post.

Delphi XE4 IDE videos by José León

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. -- Read blog post.

XE4 Articles, Comments, Intelli-J, and More

Couple of links about XE4 articles and comments. Plus my initial take on Google moving away from Eclipse. -- Read blog post.

Italian Delphi Day 2013

On June 6th there will be the 12th edition of the Italian Delphi Day, featuring local and international speakers. -- Read blog post.

Of Strings, Immutability, COW, and AnsiStrings

Not unexpectedly, there is debate in the Delphi community around strings in the NextGen compiler. Here are some (partial) clarifications. -- Read blog post.

Keynote at DDD Frankfurt and Amsterdam

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. -- Read blog post.

Using Open SSL in Delphi iOS

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. -- Read blog post.

Couple of Tips for Delphi XE4 FireMonkey Styles

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. -- Read blog post.

Delphi XE4 Instant Trial including FireDAC Trial

Embarcadero has released a new Instant Trial for Delphi only (not the full RAD Studio) and that includes a trial version of FireDAC. -- Read blog post.

More Intrinsic Type Helpers (or 42.ToString)

Delphi XE4 adds quite a few helpers for native language data types, like Integers and Doubles. -- Read blog post.