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Learn to Program with Delphi Community Edition: Part 2 - Building and Debugging

In the first post we covered the installation of Delphi Community Edition. The best way to learn something is to start using it to build something useful, but not too complicated. Today we will start creating a “calculator” application that we will use as a vehicle to learn the basics of programming in Delphi. Understanding the IDE Probably the most important developer tool that programmers…
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RAD Server 10.2.3 Performance Patch

Embarcadero has just released a performance patch for the RAD Studio 10.2.3 version of RAD Server, our REST-basedweb service hosting architecture. Getting The RAD Server Optimization Patch This patch is available athttp://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30838 and…
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Updated IBLite 2017 GetIt Package With License File

IBLite is the localversion of the InterBase database you canembed in your mobile and desktop applications. RAD Studio has full deployment support, so you can easily deploy the required file with your app, both for debug and for store deployment (see image below). IBLiteoffers more features and is a more robust mobile database compared to the commonly usedSQLite. It is also…
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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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Get Kids Coding with IoT

Get Kids Coding with IoT Across all industries, coding is quickly becoming a crucial skill for the 21st-century workplace. Finding ways to teach kids how to program without becoming bored can be a challenge for parents. That’s where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes…
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What does the GitHub acquisition mean for RAD Studio?

Microsoft’s June 4 announcement about its acquisition of Github for $7.5 billion has created great interest in the developer community. Hacker News showed mixed reactions, as did Reddit. Twitter has some contentious threads. Motherboard reports that Gitlab, an open source competitor, had an uptick of 50,000 projects migrated in a week. (Fitting an open source company, you…
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The Case for C++ in the IoT World

The Internet of Things or IoT is an extremely popular field in technology right now. With all the new tech that fills so many different consumer demands, the wide variety of choices for programming languages are getting some serious attention and I decided to give a nod to…
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Desktop Development on Windows and Delphi VCL Library

Despite all the push for web and mobile development, which are certainly growing a lot, Windows desktop development is far from death. In fact, at the recent Build 2018 conference Microsoft reported that over the last year the developers using Visual Studio for building desktop applications has doubled. On our side, we know the the majority of the RAD Studio customers are still maintaining a lot…
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