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"Globalizing your Delphi applications" - Delphi Unicode Resources

In few hours I’m going to do a free live webinar "Globalise your Delphi applications" (June 16, 2009 4:00 PM CEST). Please go ahead and register here (BTW: Two hours later there is a very interesting "InterBase - The Vault" webinar by Daniel Magin on InterBase SMP 2009 new security features (June 16, 6:00 PM [...]

TMS Smooth Controls Pack is COOL

I have just downloaded and installed  "TMS Smooth Controls Pack" from the Delphi registered users site and I’m totally impressed. This is exactly what Delphi needs out-of-the-box. TMS components look slick, elegant and modern. Delphi’s getting old? No way. It continues to be the best IDE and the visual component development is in the heart [...]

Delphi Workshop in Belgium Last Week

Delphi is alive and kicking!!! Last week Delphi developers on RAD Studio workshop in Lier in Belgium were really happy to hear that Embarcadero CEO, Wayne Williams, is Delphi developer himself:-) Such small facts give us - Delphi developers world wide - the confidence into the future of Delphi - the best IDE for building high [...]

Logging DataSnap 2009 client/server communication

A while ago I have described the most simple Delphi 2009 DataSnap "Echo" application in "Getting Started with Delphi DataSnap 2009" blog post and in the EDN article.
DataSnap 2009 uses custom JSON-based protocol for on-the-wire communication between clients and servers. It is very easy to intercept and log messages being exchanged in DataSnap 2009. As [...]

Getting Started with Delphi DataSnap 2009

One of the main new features of RAD Studio 2009 is DataSnap 2009 framework for building multitier database applications. In fact DataSnap 2009 is more than that. It is a component-based architecture for creating arbitrary applications that communicates over the network. It has never been easier to quickly create server and client applications in Delphi [...]

Building and consuming web services with Delphi 2009

Do you remember that Delphi 6 was the first IDE in the market with Web Services support? This trend continues and Delphi 2009 supports building web service servers and clients:-) In this post I’m going to describe all steps neccessary to build simple web service server and client applications in Delphi 2009.
Building "Simple Calculator" web [...]

"A year in the Life of Delphi" webinar with Nick Hodges

Nick had to wake up early today to do "A year in the Life of Delphi" webinar for Delphi developers from European timezone. It was excellent to hear some of the future directions of Delphi discussed. Of course these are only plans and "subjects to change without notice" but it gives the confidence in the [...]

Extending Delphi 2009 With OpenTools API: Getting Started

Did you know that it is so easy to extend Delphi 2009 IDE?
Delphi 2009 provides a dedicated Open Tools API interface that let you interact and extend the functionality of the Delphi and C++Builder 2009 IDE. "Eric’s Open Tools API FAQ and Resource" is probably the best place to learn about Open Tools API. Eric [...]

Delphi 2009 Online Resources

Delphi and C++Builder 2009 are considered by many developers that I have met recently the best versions ever of these two great products. There are significant improvements at all levels of product functionality, starting from new Unicode support, new programming languages features, improvements to RTL/VCL, IDE improvements and brand new DataSnap client/server architecture.
Here are some of the [...]

Delphi and C++Builder 2009 in Prague and Bratislava

This week there were two Delphi and C++Builder 2009 launch events in Prague and in Bratislava. In Prague there were 205 developers and in Bratislava around 50. Good numbers of attendees and very interesting questions from the audience.

There was an interesting question about the future of native applications on Windows. Check out "wizard behind the [...]

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