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New RAD Server Features in RAD Studio 10.3

The version of RAD Server that ships with RAD Studio 10.3 offers a very significant set of enhancements, mostly focused on how a resource (and have a URL) is mapped to classes and methods on the server. While the key idea of having classes (or data modules) that implement resources remains the same, there are two new approaches: First, you can now map the same URL and HTTP Verb to multiple method…
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Application Architecture Modernization with Delphi 10.3

Delphi is used to build some of the most powerful client-server applications in the world. From Defense to Healthcare, Delphi has been a reliable choice, especially when customers required high-performance Windows clients. The early 2000s saw a massive focus on homogeneous…
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Delphi RTL Improvements in 10.3 Rio

While working on 10.2 updates, we started delving into some performance issues of the Delphi RTL, that were effecting other libraries like JSON processing, streaming, string processing, DataSnap and RAD Server web services, and more. In many cases, addressing these issues…
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Deferring Delphi Managed Records Support

As you probably remember, I previously posted a 10.3 pre-release blog post onmanaged records in the Delphi language. We had a great beta program for RAD Studio 10.3and received a lot of very valuable feedback from partners and customers.Based on the feedback we received in the beta cycle, we decided to disable the managed records feature in the Delphi language for the 10.3…
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Custom Managed Records Coming in Delphi 10.3

Beside inline variable declarations, Delphi 10.3 is going to offer another new Object Pascal language extension, custom managed records Beside inline variable declaration, as explained in my recent blog post, the coming 10.3 version of Delphi will have another relevant…
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Introducing Inline Variables in the Delphi Language

The coming 10.3 version of Delphi introduces a very handy feature to the language, local inline variables with local scope and type inference. The Delphi language in 10.3 has a fairly core change in the way it allows far more flexibility in the declaration of local variables, their scope and lifetime. This is a change that breaks a key tenet of the original Pascal…
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Directions for ARC Memory Management in Delphi

With the coming 10.3 release, RAD Studio R&D and PM teams are making Delphi’s new directions in memory management official. A few years back, when Embarcadero started building new Delphi compilers for platforms other than Windows there was a lot of discussion…
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Embarcadero Releases AppAnalytics Server Source Code

What is AppAnalytics? A few years ago, Embarcadero introduced the AppAnalytics technology, a simple and effective way to add in-app analytics to VCL and FMX applications using ready-to-use components and a paid SaaS offering for the AppAnalytics backend. Since introducing…
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The Delphi Compiler and UTF-8 Encoded Source Code Files With no BOM

Last week a (large) customer sent me an email indicating he was experiencing issues when compiling the same project on different machines. Turned out the difference was in the source code files format and the root cause was a unit saved as UTF-8but without a BOM. The reason? One of the developers is using Visual Studio Code… and the solution is a chancing that or using compiler flag.
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