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Delphi Developer Days come to Amsterdam, June 12-13, 2014

I can’t wait to Delphi Developer Days coming to Amsterdam in a very near future and specifically June 12 and 13. There are still some places left, so hurry up registering at Delphi Developer Days 2014!
If you are interested in Delphi and you are based in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or you can just super [...]

On Tour with Delphi and C++Builder XE6

Travelling… It is like with everything in our lives. When it is too much, you start not to like it. When it is too rare, you start to miss it. Human nature.
I just like coding in Delphi and C++Builder, and just cannot help it. I like showing off the latest new features. And some existing [...]

RAD Studio XE6 events in The Netherlands and Turkey

The momentum around the latest RAD Studio XE6 release is building very quickly. I have this feeling that this is going one of the most successful releases of Delphi and C++Builder.
Developers are very happy with the focus on quality, stability and performance of the IDE plus they like brand new features like app tethering and [...]

Object Pascal "Mind Your Language!" Dev Direct webinar source code

The fourth season of Embarcadero EMEA "Developer Direct ONLINE!" webinars is half way! There are still three more episodes to go, 30 minutes every second Friday at 11am Amsterdam (10am UK) time. With every webinar we have more attendees and you can still register at embt.co/embtdd4
Today I had a pleasure of talking about some of [...]

RAD Studio XE6 has been released!

I’m so excited with the release of the latest version of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder!

RAD Studio XE6 contains Delphi XE6 and C++Builder XE6 and marks the completion of the vision to support building apps for all major desktop (Windows, Mac) and mobile (Android, iOS) operating systems from the same codebase: C++ and Object Pascal!
The [...]

Developer Direct ONLINE "FireDAC" demos available

I have promised to make the source code of FireDAC demos presented during the first Developer Direct ONLINE Season 4 session available.
FireDAC is the best database access framework for all major RDBMS systems for your Delphi, C++Builderand Appmethod applications!
There are six projects in the download:

FireDAC Demo 101
FireDAC Monitoring
FireDAC Cached Updated
FireDAC Array DML
FireDAC Batch Commands
FireDAC Connection Recovery

The replay of [...]

Bi-weekly EMEA Developer Direct! webinars start again!

"Developer Direct" live webinars start again. It is already the fourth season. We had a few months break and now we are coming again with slightly changed formula. 30 minutes live, demo oriented, hands-on session about coding every second Friday, starting this coming Friday, on April 11th, at 11am CET (Amsterdam time).
The agenda and registration [...]

Lazy Form Creation Design Pattern

One of the most important things about any application, and especially mobile apps, is short start-up time. End user does not like to wait for too long for an app to start. In some cases, if the start-up time is excessively long a mobile app may not be accepted into an app store.
I have been [...]

Fun with FireMonkey Gradients

Everybody loves colours. Great apps should use colours in clever and original ways. I have been recently spending a lot of time using Delphi XE5 for designing screens for mobile apps and must admit that I really like the way how iOS 7 is using colours and gradients. There is a lot of interesting information [...]

[Delphi Tuts] DataSnap "Hello World"

Welcome to "Delphi Tuts"! Your Delphi step-by-step tutorials!
In this tutorial we are going to use Delphi XE5 to build the simplest possible DataSnap client/server system. The difficulty level of this lab is “Hello World”.
This step-by-step tutorial is intentionally very simple, so even not experienced Delphi programmers should be able to build projects described here. The [...]

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