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RAD Server Support for Web Files in RAD Studio 10.2.3

The RAD Server (formerly EMS) platform is evolving to be a better backend for JavaScript applications, including of course those built with Ext JS. In the 10.2.2 release we improved support for returning JSON data based on the result of database queries, as covered inhttp://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2017-december-dataset-mapping-json.html. In RAD Studio 10.2.3, we have added to RAD Server the…
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Delphi Blogs of the Month #58

The last few months have been really a bit hectic, and I failed to find the time for my regular “notable Delphi blog posts” summary. I’ve also done very few blog posts in general. Here is one, with key entries only (or I’d be way too…
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Running a Delphi Linux Application on Google Cloud Shell

Google has made available to all its Gmail users a Linux Shell to interact with their Cloud Services, called Google Cloud Shell. This shellis a free Debian 7 shellwith 5Gb of storage. It is not a VM that keeps running while you are disconnected, but it is a shell allowing you to perform task on a Linux box. Every time the session expires and you reconnect, a new machine is created for…
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RAD Studio 10.2.2 Tokyo February 2018 Patch Re-Released

Last week, Embarcadero released a patch for Tokyo 10.2.2, focused on Android and RTL improvements. What happened is that Windows would not always ask for execution with admin account (on systems with active User Account Control) and could end up copying the replacement files…
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Delphi 23 and Delphi 10.2.3

Today is Delphi’s 23rd birthday. The product was launched on Valentine day in 1995 in San Francisco (andI had the luck to be there, as I covered in the past). 23 years is a lot of time for people. It is a incredibly long time for technologies. It is hard to find…
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My New RTTI in Delphi Class on Embarcadero Academy

As you might remember, I’m helping building the Delphi curricula on the Embarcadero Academy web site. My focus so far has been on the Delphi language, while other tackle VCL and other areas, or other languages and tools. Last week I completed my set of classes on the Modern Delphi language (Interfaces, Generics, Anonymous Methods) with aclass on reflection and RTTI. You can buy each of…
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HTTP Protocol Related Improvements in Delphi 10.2.2

The new features for the HTTP client library offer more flexibility and options in terms of protocol and standards support. Better Secure Protocols Support The first change is the improved support for security protocols. In the pastit wasn’t possible to…
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DataSet Mapping to JSON for JavaScript client support in RAD Studio 10.2.2

RAD Studio has offered support for JSON in different ways and for a long time. From the JSON system unit (originally part of the DBX space) to the old DataSnap table mapping (also via DBX) and to FireDAC tables to JSON mapping, there are many ways to interact with JSON data structures. However, until the most recent release, we lacked a way to map a dataset to a custom JSON structure — the…
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