Delphi 10.2 Tokyo

Delphi 10.2 Tokyo has been released today!

The new feature I’m most excited about is the support for Linux server-side. We can now build server applications on Linux, allowing us to deploy webservices and all other kinds of server-side stuff to all those Linux servers out there. Officially only Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and
RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 are supported, but with some tinkering you can also run on some of the other Linux platforms. Other good news for Linux compilation, it is seriously fast!

A feature that’s important to me is Multi-Threading Support for TBitmap, TCanvas and TContext3D. This will allow you to more easily render images in a background thread. Games anyone? Actually I plan to use this feature for my Delphi presentation for teachers at the Dutch Gymnasium schools. Thinking that using a gaming element could get teenage students enthusiastic about programming.

But there is a lot of other stuff to look into. If you go low-level you might like the fact that the FireMonkey framework now no longer has a purgatory class, making it more predictable an stable.

For the full list of new things take a look at’s_New

Delphi Update Training – 9 en 10 februari 2017

Net overgestapt naar de nieuwste Delphi versie, of al wat langer bezig met Delphi 10 Seattle of Berlin?

Kom dan naar de Delphi 10 Update Training om je kennis op te vijzelen met de nieuwe features en mogelijkheden. Op donderdag 9 en vrijdag 10 februari 2017 gaan we in Etten-Leur de mooiste, belangrijkste en nuttigste onderwerpen behandeln die Delphi erbij heeft gekregen sinds Delphi 2010. We gaan dus van Delphi 2010 naar Delphi 10.

We behandelen ondermeer Unicode, FireDAC, Parallel Programming (PPL), FireMonkey, Livebindings, maar ook advanced language features zoals Generics en anonymous methods.

Meer info en inschrijven kan hier.

Happy 2017

Happy New Year!

With Linux support coming this 2017 it will definitely be a happy new year. What it will bring is support in Delphi for Linux for server-side applications, such as Datasnap and/or REST servers, either running under Apache or as an application. The relevant RTL functionality will all be there, but no User Interface stuff.

And this is great, because it will allow us to deploy web services to Linux Apache servers, and it will also support one of our use cases; deploying low cost, ultra low power, micro servers that are placed at multiple locations inside building.

Keep in mind that if you are running something commercial on a Linux server, MySQL (MySQL Pricing) might be more expensive than you think, because of the licensing model that MySQL uses since Oracle acquired it. Interbase (Interbase pricing) may actually be a better and more affordable solution.

It will be a great 2017!

Dapug workshop

Some pictures of the workshop at the Dapug this week:

dapugauctioneerLasse Lægteskov won the prize from Devart. jensfudgeJens Fudge in front of his favourite tree.

It was a lot of fun presenting at the Dapug, especially because everyone there was so enthusiastic, open-minded and positive. Special thanks to Jens Fudge for inviting me over, and a thank you to everyone at the Dapug.

Delphi 10.1 Berlin Firemonkey en Android Training

Op donderdag 24 en vrijdag 25 november is er een Delphi 10.1 Berlin Firemonkey en Android training.

Ben je al ervaren in Delphi met de VCL, maar wil je verder met multi-platform (OSX, iOS, Android) dan is deze combinatie FireMonkey Power en Android App training misschien iets voor jou. Leer in 2 dagen het FireMonkey framework en Android app development kennen.

Meer info vindt je hier:

Delphi 10.1 Berlin FireMonkey en Android

En inschrijven kan via Barnsten:

Delphi Berlin For Free

Did you know you can use Delphi for free with the free Delphi Berlin Starter edition? If you want you can get started right know:

If you are a hobbyist, a student or just starting your own development, the Starter Edition is just fine. You can develop serious Windows desktop software with this version, as it includes a lot of the features you need, such as support for HTTP(S) requests including JSON and BSON that would allow you to consume WebServices. It even includes FMX, so you could start building visually stunning stuff with DirectX accelerated GUI graphics. Looking at the complete feature set will give you an idea of what’s possible out of the box, and although not mentioned here the ClientDataset in-memory table is actually part of Delphi Starter:

Daniel Wolf did some research on what you can do with the Starter Edition; his conclusion was that you could write software for an airport with Delphi Starter. Read his nicely detailed article here.

And don’t forget, this edition allows you to use and install third-party components as well. And there are a lot of Delphi Components out there.

Best Delphi Android development device

What is the best phone or tablet to use when developing Delphi apps for Android?
This is a recurring question on conferences and workshops. My short answer is “any of the Google Nexus phones or tablets”. These are Google’s developer devices with special features.

Please note that the choice of devices for end-users of the app you write in Delphi just about spans the entire Android market, and is in no way limited to Nexus or Pixel devices. You can basically run Delphi Android apps on almost any modern Android device; more about that later.

The best Delphi Android development device should have the following characteristics:

The Nexus / Pixel line of devices supports all of the above, whilst also pushing ahead with the latest hardware features.

Continue reading here: Best Delphi Android development device

Delphi Festival Utrecht – 20 september 2016

Delphi 10.1 Berlin, met de Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Preview van Delphi back-end software op Linux, VCL updates, mobiele toepassingen, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, PDF printing, MARS en REST, Spring4D en een kijkje in de Embarcadero R&D Labs. Er is zoveel te zien dat je je geen moment zult vervelen.

De sprekers zijn Pawel Glowacki, Mattias Gartner, Boian Mitov, Girish Patil, Vladimir Andretsov, Marco Geuze, Stefan Glienke, Andrea Magni, Bruno Fierens, Danny Wind en Olaf Monien.

Meer info en inschrijven:
Delphi Festival Utrecht – 20 september