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Where in the world are programmers using Delphi?

There have been a couple of polls posted on the Google+ Delphi Developer Community by Stefan Glienke (Embarcadero MVP, blogger and developer of Delphi based software including DUnitX). Two of Stefan’s recent polls in the G+ Delphi community asked when members first started using Delphi and also how old they are. The polls were only for G+ Delphi Community members and not necessarily a representative sample of the global Delphi developer community.  There was a comment in the developer age poll that wondered where Delphi developers are located. This prompted my to do one of my SQL queries of our registered customer database to see what the top countries look like. The following is the top 15 list of countries where Delphi developers registered their products.

Where are the Delphi Developers

The top 15 countries with Delphi developers (paid versions, NOT free or trial or pirated) are

  1. United States
  2. Germany
  3. Japan
  4. Great Britain
  5. France
  6. Brazil
  7. Russia
  8. China
  9. Netherlands
  10. Poland
  11. South Africa
  12. Canada
  13. Australia
  14. Italy
  15. South Korea

If your country is not in the top 15, download RAD Studio XE8, try it and then purchase it and maybe your country will move up the list. No matter where you live, you’ll find Delphi developers across the planet Earth. There are Delphi developers in 241 Countries and Principalities with top level Internet domain suffixes. We are still waiting for someone to register a Delphi product for .AC (Ascension Island, Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha) and a couple of others!

 

TMS Software Spell Checking for VCL and FireMonkey apps

During several of our recent online events, I was asked if there was a multi-device spell checking and RTF component solution for FireMonkey. The answer is, yes there is.  Spell  Checking components are available from TMS Software both for Windows VCL and multi-device FireMonkey apps.  Bruno Fierens (TMS Software) showed the spell checker components working in apps during his Technology Partner Spotlight webinar in February. Here are a few links to the spotlight replay and also to the TMS spell checking product pages.

TMS Software Techechnology Partner Spotlight replay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAFrv20ORkI

TMS Software Home page - http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/default.asp

SpellCheck for VCL product page - http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/tmsspellcheck.asp

Spell Check for FMX page - http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/tmsfmxpack.asp?s=fmxspellcheck#features

 

FireDAC Skill Sprint - BDE to InterBase Migration using FireDAC

Here are the resource links for my Thursday, March 26, 2015 FireDAC Skill Sprint - "BDE to InterBase Migration using FireDAC". The slide deck is also available on slideshare.

FireDAC page - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en/FireDAC

FireDAC and ODBC - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en/Connect_to_ODBC_Data_Source_%28FireDAC%29

InterBase page - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/interbase

Migtating BDE to FireDAC - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en/Migrating_BDE_Applications_to_FireDAC

Installing BDE components in RAD Studio XE7 - http://support.embarcadero.com/article/44082

Clever Components InterBase DataPump - http://www.clevercomponents.com/products/datapump/

 

Two WiFi enabled kitchen devices I have to get and program…

It’s that time for me to buy some new WiFi enabled devices. I’ve been playing with medical/fitness gadgets for too long: heart rate monitors, oximeters, blood pressure cuffs and blood sugar monitors. It’s time to move into the kitchen. Here are two WiFi enabled kitchen devices that I have to purchase and start some programming with RAD Studio XE7: "Crock-Pot Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 6-Quart Slow Cooker" and "Mr. Coffee Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 10-Cup Optimal Brew Coffeemaker".

Crock-Pot Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 6-Quart Slow Cooker

Product Page - http://www.crock-pot.com/wemo-landing-page.html

Mr. Coffee Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 10-Cup Optimal Brew Coffeemaker

Product Page - http://www.mrcoffee.com/wemo-landing-page.html

Next Step - order and let the programming soon begin :)

I will let you know when I have them in my kitchen and then the programming fun can begin. 

 

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #6 - February 9, 2015

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #6

Monday Februray 9, 2015

A weekly Embarcadero Community webcast, by David Intersimone "David I", covering recent Embarcadero and Industry news, upcoming events, blog posts, articles and Community Questions and Answers. The recording appears on the Embarcadero YouTube channel. 

Episode #6 YouTube URL - coming soon

Developers in China can watch the video on YouKu - coming soon

 

Community News - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/article/news

Upcoming Events - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/events/all-events

Blogs - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs

Answers - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/answers

Special offers and bonuses with your purchase of RAD Studio XE7, Delphi XE7, or C++Builder XE7 - http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer

 

Embarcadero Community Webcast – each Monday

YouTube playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwUPJvR9mZHjBpmqA_xtuWh9R8UiepNxh

Stay tuned to David I’s blog, Sip from the FireHose, each Monday for a new episode of the Embarcadero Community Webcast - http://embt.co/SipFromTheFirehose

 

Delphi Developers - Take part in Delphi Week 2015 - Next Week - Feb 9-13, 2015

Hello Delphi development enthusiast:

Next week, February 9-13, we are celebrating everything Delphi during our first annual #DelphiWeek. Each day, we will have live sessions from 8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm Pacific Time. This is my personal invitation for you to take part in this global celebration of 20 years of continuous innovation (with much more to come).

Additional information about the Delphi Week 2015 schedule of events is available on the Community Site News page at

    http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/article/news/1107-delphiweek2015

You can register for both or either time slot using the following URLs:

If you want to participate in Delphi Week beyond just watching, here are a few ideas (you are not limited to just these suggestions):

  • Send us an email with your favorite Delphi feature and favorite Object Pascal Language feature.
  • If you register and participate in the live, online daily events taking place each day from 8- 10am and 2-4pm Pacific Time, let us know which days you will be on so we can find you in the attendee list and open up your mic (if you raise your hand) and we can have a conversation/interview during the live events.
  • Upload a short 5 minute video showing your favorite Delphi feature (language, runtime library, VCL, FireMonkey, IDE, etc.) and we’ll try to play it during the week.
  • Send us an email and tell us the cool things you are doing using Delphi. If you have blog posts, videos or articles that talk about what you are building, send us the URL.
  • Upload a picture of your yourself, your office, your team, your IDE/Applications screens to Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #DelphiWeek so we can find the bitmap and add it to our Delphi photo album.
  • If you are up to the challenge, take part in the Wednesday "Code Battle" where developers will build an application using Delphi XE7 features live online. Community members will then vote to decide the winners.
  • Let us know about your favorite Delphi web sites, authors, bloggers and luminaries.
  • Have something else to share, these are only suggestions, let us know what you want to do for your participation next week :)
  • If you have any questions or other suggestions, please let us know.

David Intersimone "David I" - davidi@embarcadero.com

Jim McKeeth - jim.mckeeth@embarcadero.com

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #5 - February 2, 2015

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #5

Monday Februray 2, 2015

A weekly Embarcadero Community webcast, by David Intersimone "David I", covering recent Embarcadero and Industry news, upcoming events, blog posts, articles and Community Questions and Answers. The recording appears on the Embarcadero YouTube channel. 

Episode #5 YouTube URL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6u-sywhV8Q

Developers in China can watch the video on YouKu - http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODg1NDY3NTY0.html

 

Community News - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/article/news

Upcoming Events - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/events/all-events

Blogs - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs

Answers - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/answers

CodeRage 9 Replays are available - http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage

 

Embarcadero Community Webcast – each Monday

YouTube playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwUPJvR9mZHjBpmqA_xtuWh9R8UiepNxh

Stay tuned to David I’s blog, Sip from the FireHose, each Monday for a new episode of the Embarcadero Community Webcast - http://embt.co/SipFromTheFirehose

 

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #5 - February 2, 2015

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #5

Monday Februray 2, 2015

A weekly Embarcadero Community webcast, by David Intersimone "David I", covering recent Embarcadero and Industry news, upcoming events, blog posts, articles and Community Questions and Answers. The recording appears on the Embarcadero YouTube channel. 

Episode #5 YouTube URL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6u-sywhV8Q

Developers in China can watch the video on YouKu - http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODg1NDY3NTY0.html

 

Community News - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/article/news

Upcoming Events - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/events/all-events

Blogs - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs

Answers - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/answers

CodeRage 9 Replays are available - http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage

 

Embarcadero Community Webcast – each Monday

YouTube playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwUPJvR9mZHjBpmqA_xtuWh9R8UiepNxh

Stay tuned to David I’s blog, Sip from the FireHose, each Monday for a new episode of the Embarcadero Community Webcast - http://embt.co/SipFromTheFirehose

 

RAD in Action: Revolutionary UI Development with FireUI - Webinar Resources

RAD in Action: Revolutionary UI Development with FireUI
Build One UI for 4 Form Factors
David Intersimone "David I"
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
http://forms.embarcadero.com/RADInActionFireUI

UI development has changed significantly over the years with new devices and form factors being introduced every day. From phones, desktops, tablets, mini-tablets, wearables, Google Glass and more, developers are faced with creating unique UIs that fit each form factor and native device style.

The revolutionary FireUI designer allows you to create custom and unique UI and UX for each device platform and form factor in a single codebase. FireUI allows you to share one master form and device view across multiple UIs. The webinar shows you how to change the design paradigm in today’s multi-device world.

Here are the slides and resource links used in today’s FireUI webinar. I will update this blog post with the link to the final projects source code.

RAD in Action: FireUI - Slides on SlideShare

I have uploaded the slides for today’s webinar to my SlideShare account.

Resource Links

The following are URL links to documentation, tutorials, videos, and other information related to each part of today’s webinar.

Form Designer

FireMonkey Styles

TMultiView Component

Multi-Touch

Multi-Monitor

CodeRage 9 sessions for FireUI

Here are the links to the recent CodeRage 9 sessions focused on FireUI in the Object Pascal and C++ tracks.

Object Pascal

C++

Developer Skill Sprints

Several sessions in the Developer Skill Sprints series showcase different aspects of FireUI, the multi-device designer and multi-device development using FireMonkey.

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #4 - January 26, 2015

Embarcadero Community Webcast – Episode #4

Monday January 26, 2015

A weekly Embarcadero Community webcast, by David Intersimone "David I", covering recent Embarcadero and Industry news, upcoming events, blog posts, articles and Community Questions and Answers. The recording appears on the Embarcadero YouTube channel. 

Episode #4 YouTube URL - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeeByXv4XpU

 

Community News - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/article/news

Upcoming Events - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/events/all-events

Blogs - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs

Answers - http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/answers

CodeRage 9 Replays are available - http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage

 

Special offers and bonuses with your purchase of RAD Studio XE7, Delphi XE7, or C++Builder XE7!

Embarcadero Community Webcast – each Monday

YouTube playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwUPJvR9mZHjBpmqA_xtuWh9R8UiepNxh

Stay tuned to David I’s blog, Sip from the FireHose, each Monday for a new episode of the Embarcadero Community Webcast - http://embt.co/SipFromTheFirehose

 

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