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What’s New and Updated in GetIt for October 2018

GetIt is the package manager built into RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder. It includes 214 packages in8 different categories. 38 Library packages 121 Component packages 53 Internet of Things components 60 Trials 4 Industry Templates 2 IDE Plugins 3 Styles 26 Sample projects New and updated packages get added to GetIt all the time. Here are a few of the recent changes and the most popular…
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Delphi

Deep Delphi Discussions

Everyone knows Delphi is the best Rapid Application Development tool. Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio set the standard that everyone else is still trying to follow. Nothing will get you to market quicker with a great native experience for your users. Delphi is also a top…
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Make Your Apps Scalable and Web-Enabled

This blog post accompanies the webinarMake Your Apps Scalableand Web-Enabled – Leverage your Business Logic with a Fast Flexible Multi-Tier Architecture – Using RAD Server and REST Services. Create high performance, scalable applications by adopting a…
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API Limits with #FDEC

The FireDAC Enterprise Connectors (#FDEC) by CData and Embarcadero make it really easy to work with various APIs just like you would any SQL database. For example if you want to publish the results of a query to a Google Sheet (which I find incredibly useful) then it is just a few FireDAC components and you are off to the races. You might run into an API limit though. What is an API limit? Most…
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Celebrating Five Amazing Years with Embarcadero

This month I am celebrating my five-year anniversary with Embarcadero Technologies. It’s been an amazing adventure and I am looking forward to more. I saw a graphic similar to the following today and it reminded me how great it is to be doing what I am doing (plus I love…
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Embarcadero's June 2018 Cool App Winner is MalyKangurek POS

Years ago I worked at a company that maintained a Point of Sale (POS) system written in Delphi. I wasn’t involved in that project (I was developing a medication management system for an assisted living facility), but talking with some of the developers that were working on…
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Use the Source!

One of the great things about Delphi is not only is it written in Delphi (mostly), but it ships with the VCL, RTL, & FMX source code. You can use this source code in lots of different ways, which I’ll cover in a bit, but sometimes it is a matter of finding the source file with the code you want. There are over 2,234 Delphi source files in the source folder, so it can take a while to find the…
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C++

SHA Hash with C++Builder and Delphi

I’ve always been fascinated by encryption & compression, but my favorite is probably the cryptographic hash function. A hash function is a one-way algorithm that takes an input of any size and always produces the same size output. It is one-way in that there is information loss — you can’t easily go from the output to the input again. The cryptographic hash is a more secure…
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