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How to get information, help and support when you need it - there are several ways.

From time to time I get email from developers asking for help. I am always very happy to see what I can do. The topics often trigger an idea for a blog post (like this one), a developer skill sprint, a demo and a webinar. So, keep those emails coming and I will do what I can to answer and/or redirect you to other sources of information and help.

Here is my common list of places where you can get help with issues, questions and suggestions.

Quality Portal:

See if a problem is fixed or has a workaround – and to report a problem or add a feature suggestion (and vote for feature suggestions):


Community Questions and Answers:

You can ask questions and get community members, MVPs, field evangelists and employees to point you to sources of information, documentation, samples and advice.


Community Blogs

Many of our field evangelists and employees post information on our Community Blog site. You’ll find articles, links, demos, videos and other technical information that will help you. You can post comments and ask questions on the blog entries.


Community Web and Newsgroup Forums:

We have two types of community member supported forums - our web based community forums and our discusssion forums.


Support web site:

This landing page contains links to our support knowledgebase, discusssion forums and ways you can contact developer support if you have an active Update Subscription account or want to open a case.


posted @ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:40:19 +0000 by David Intersimone

Nouvelle Roadmap 2016 pour Delphi, C++Builder et RAD Studio

 Voilà la nouvelle Roadmap 2016 pour Delphi, C++Builder et RAD Studio vient d’être publié :

posted @ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:58:35 +0000 by tlaborde

Buy One Embarcadero Developer Tool and Get Another Tool Free - Until Feb 29, 2016

Buy One Embarcadero Developer Tool and Get Another Tool Free. Get even more value from RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi 10 Seattle. The offer ends February 29, 2016. For a limited time, with each qualifying Embarcadero RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder product you buy, you can choose a second Embarcadero tool of equal or lesser value - FREE!

Embarcadero is making it easier and more affordable for you to be more productive. You can even choose from Embarcadero database tools like Rapid SQL, ER/Studio and other database tools before they’re gone! We don’t plan to offer them in future RAD Tools promotions.

Here’s how the program works:

  • Purchase RAD Studio 10, Delphi 10 or C++Builder 10 between February 1 and February 29, 2016.
  • Install and register your purchased product.
  • Choose your free product on the redemption page and download your free product.
  • You can also look at the whole Terms and conditions section
  • Have questions? See the promotion’s FAQ

This is your change to Get More. Do More. For Less. You can find all of the details and links on the RAD Offer Page!

After you purchase, you will also have access to the Free Bonus Pack.

posted @ Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:58:02 +0000 by David Intersimone

The future of data modeling has arrived!

The future of data modeling has arrived!

ER/Studio 2016 Launch Webinar | 2nd February | 1:00 PM GMT


We’re excited to kick off the new year with the launch of ER/Studio 2016. Register now for our webinar on 2nd February, where you’ll learn about how the new features and capabilities in this release can help you build your business-driven data architecture.


13:00 London
14:00 Berlin / Milano / Paris
15:00 Helsinki / Istanbul


posted @ Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:59:26 +0000 by mohammad

Facebook Email: Important Parse Announcement - will be fully retired ending on January 28, 2017

I just received this email from Facebook/Parse. "Important Parse Announcement" - "We have a difficult announcement to make. Beginning today we’re winding down the Parse service, and Parse will be fully retired after a year-long period ending on January 28, 2017. We’re proud that we’ve been able to help so many of you build great mobile apps, but we need to focus our resources elsewhere."

"We understand that this won’t be an easy transition, and we’re working hard to make this process as easy as possible. We are committed to maintaining the backend service during the sunset period, and are providing several tools to help migrate applications to other services."

"First, we’re releasing a database migration tool that lets you migrate data from your Parse app to any MongoDB database. During this migration, the Parse API will continue to operate as usual based on your new database, so this can happen without downtime. Second, we’re releasing the open source Parse Server, which lets you run most of the Parse API from your own Node.js server. Once you have your data in your own database, Parse Server lets you keep your application running without major changes in the client-side code. For more details, check out our migration guide."

"We know that many of you have come to rely on Parse, and we are striving to make this transition as straightforward as possible. We enjoyed working with each of you, and we have deep admiration for the things you’ve built. Thank you for using Parse."

Additional Facebook/Parse links:

What does it mean for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder customers that use our Parse BaaS provider? You can still use your apps and the components until Parse is retired. Because of our BaaS provider architecture, we give you common reusable components that also work with Kinvey, App42 and our own EMS. Since this new just came out, I will talk it over with our product management and engineering teams to see what more guidance we can provide over the coming months.


posted @ Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:57:16 +0000 by David Intersimone

Delphi TouchID wrapper for iOS

Edrean Ernst (Tzaneen, South Africa), a Delphi developer, pointed me to a TouchID wrapper for Delphi. You can find the download on BitBucket at On the page you’ll find a README for the code that has example source code showing how to use it. There are also links to additional information. The README also includes a link to Apple’s Local Authentication Framework developer documentation

Thank you so much, PJ Jansen and Edrean, for providing this code.




posted @ Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:05:22 +0000 by David Intersimone

Decompressing the TRESTResponse

RAD Studio, Delphi and C++ 10 Seattle has a fantastic REST Client Library. If you are unfamiliar with it, check out my 5 Minute REST Client video. The TRESTRequest component has an AcceptEncoding property where you can specify the type … Continue reading

posted @ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:56:23 +0000 by Jim McKeeth

Register for "Delphi Practical Workshop", Belgium, March 3rd

Good news!

On March 3rd, in Hotel ter Elst Edegem, just south of Antwerp in Belgium, there will be the second edition of "Delphi Practical Workshop" that was run mid December in the Netherlands.

The workshop is organised by Barnsten, Delphi Company and Embaradero and you can register now for it at Barnsten website.

I’m going to co-present with Danny Wind, from the Delphi Company, a practical hands-on workshop to get up and running with the latest technologies in Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 "Seattle" including:

  • New VCL Windows 10 components including TSplitView, TRelativePanel, TSearchBox, TToggleSwith and TActivityIndicator
  • New Delphi 10 WinRT support for working with Windows 10 functionality including new TNotificationCenter and TSharingContract components
  • Using Parallel Programming Library for responsive applications
  • Building VCL applications with FireDAC database access framework
  • Using REST and JSON for creating multi-tier solutions
  • Building mobile Android and iOS app from the same source code with Delphi multi-device projects

This is "hands on" training, every attendee will receive printed manual with lab exercises and is expected to have Delphi 10 "Seattle" installed before the session. If you do not have it yet, you can download the free trial.

Don’t wait! Register now here!

Here is the photo from our last Delphi Practicum last month:

Delphi Practical Workshop in the Netherlands

posted @ Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:34:04 +0000 by Pawel Glowacki

Videos that will help you move your Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio projects forward!

We have created numerous videos that will help you take your existing Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio based projects and move the forward fast! Here are just a few of the many videos that will show you how easy it is to use 10 Seattle editions to modernize your applications.



Both Delphi and C++Builder

If you find a topic that you need that isn’t covered, let me know. You can send me an email ( or post a comment on my blog.


posted @ Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:33:43 +0000 by David Intersimone

ER/Studio 2016: Build a Business-Driven Data Architecture

ER/Studio is the complete business-driven data architecture solution that combines data modeling, business process, and application modeling and reporting with cross-organizational team collaboration for data architectures and enterprises of all sizes.



What’s New in 2016

Business Data Objects
You can now group your entities/tables in to Business Data Objects. These objects allow you to better describe your business concepts by grouping entities or tables that share a common relationship in to a visible container.

Model/Submodel NSTs
You can now bind Naming Standards Templates to Models and Submodels

Windows 10 Support
You can now install your favorite Data Modeling software on your newest OS.

Teradata Support
We now support Teradata 15.x.

Teradata Enhancements

 Period Datatypes.

Temporal Datatypes.


Teradata JSON Support.

SQL Azure Support
Microsoft SQL Azure is now fully supported for all operations.

posted @ Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:57:21 +0000 by mohammad

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