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New FireDAC Driver for SQLite SEE

Embarcadero has made available a new FireDAC driver for the SQLite Encryption Extension (SEE) database. The download is in GetIt and here are some details behind this decision. RAD Studio 11 Alexandria, like previous versions, ships with a FireDAC driver for the SQLite database offering two different approaches for delivery. One option is static linking, that is, to compile SQLite into your…
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Native Windows is Back to Center Stage

With the demise of UWP, native development has reclaimed its place as the primary Windows development model after 20 years (given we had .NET in between). Delphi excels at native programming, so this is fantastic news for us. Several announcements from Microsoft in recent…
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My November Conferences: EKON 25 and DelphiCon 2021

Over the next two weeks, I’m presenting at two different conferences: EKON 25, in-person in Dusseldorf, Germany, and DelphiCon 2021, Embarcadero largest yearly online event. EKON 25 The EKON conference in Germany is likely the longest running Delphi focused event…
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RAD Studio 11 Alexandria Patch 1 Available

Today Embarcadero released a patch for RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder 11 Alexandria. The patch addresses a few relevant issues in the most recent release and is available to active update subscription customers in the GetIt Package Manager (with a matching alert showing up in the new IDE Welcome Page) or on the my.embarcadero.com download site. Installing this patch is recommended for all RAD…
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The New RAD Server Lite (RSLite) in RAD Studio 11

We announced the availability of a new option to deploy and license RAD Server as part of the RAD Studio 11 Alexandria release, with the goal of simplifying deployment for installations that do not require a large number of REST requests. What is RAD Server? Before I get to…
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More VCL Support for Windows 11

With the official release of Windows 11, Embarcadero has made some specific VCL styles, and I’m offering some coding helpers specific to the new version of the Microsoft desktop OS. More will come over time. After the announcement earlier this year, Microsoft…
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InterBase 2020 Update 2 Released

We are happy to announce that InterBase 2020 Update 2 has been released today. Building on the solid foundation of InterBase 2020, the new update includes a few new features and addresses some customer issues. For general InterBase information see www.embarcadero.com/products/interbase and www.interbase.com. InterBase 2020 Update 2 extends database support for Common Table Expressions by…
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VCL New Features in RAD Studio 11

Now that RAD Studio 11 is out, I want to get back to some of its new features, starting with VCL enhancements. Among the new features in Delphi 11, C++ Builder 11 and RAD Studio 11 one area I’m very happy about is the work the team has done on core VCL components…
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Announcing the Availability of RAD Studio 11 Alexandria

Embarcadero is pleased to announce the release of Delphi 11, C++Builder 11 and RAD Studio 11. RAD Studio 11 Alexandria builds on the feature set of the 10.4 releases and offers many new features, including an improved user experience with a High DPI IDE.  In this blog post…
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RAD Studio 11 Preview at Desktop First Summit

I just gave a session including a preview of RAD Studio 11 at the Embarcadero organized Desktop First UX Summit. Here are some highlights. As the release of RAD Studio 11, Delphi 11 and C++Builder 11 is coming, you can learn about a few of the expected features by listening in to the replay of my Desktop First UX. The session link is at summit.desktopfirst.com/talks/rad-studio-11-preview/. Here…
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