Ontdek Delphi 11.2 Alexandria

De nieuwe Delphi 11.2 Alexandria release is uit en we zijn blij met deze versie. We gaan samen met Barnsten in een webinar niet alleen de nieuwe features bekijken, maar er ook enkele uitproberen met demo’s.

Donderdag 22 september 2022 van 09.30 tot 10.30 uur.

Het webinar is online, registreer je nu hier:

Maak niet alleen kennis met de nieuwe features en mogelijkheden van Delphi 11.2  Alexandria maar zie ook hoe je ze kunt toepassen. In dit webinar zie je op welke manier de nieuwe IDE features gebruikt kunnen worden in een development team en welke wijzigingen relevant zijn voor nieuwe en bestaande Delphi projecten. Tijdens en direct na afloop van het webinar kunt via de chatbox vragen stellen.

In dit webinar zie je hoe je local GetIt kunt gebruiken, hoe je Help Insight tags kunt toevoegen, met als bonus voor de deelnemers de primeur van een comic plug-in voor de Welcome Page.

Happy Birthday Delphi !

Delphi 27th birthday

Happy Birthday Delphi !

On Monday the 14th of February Delphi turns 27, #Delphi27th. The current version of Delphi is Delphi 11 Alexandria, named after the famous Alexandria library. As I’ve been developing Delphi code for some years now, I’ve also collected a library of code snippets and I would like to share the idea of creating your own library of code snippets with you.

What are code snippets?

Wikipedia defines a code snippet as a small region of re-useable source code. In Delphi these re-usable snippets can be found under Live Templates, and under several other aspects of Code Completion. My own code snippets however have a  broader scope and they range from one-liners to complete design patterns and even (partial) frameworks. Sometimes a code snippet illustrates a corner case that I’m bound to forget otherwise, sometimes it’s a complete base version for creating a REST based web service or a design pattern for graceful termination of Task based multithreading.

Code snippets are really very personal and usually just useful for you and they do not need to hold up to public scrutiny. They are mostly placeholders for your knowledge, your personal library which only you know and use. For me they are also a toolbox with ready made algorithms or solutions to common coding challenges.

Maybe the idea of collecting code snippets and building your own personal Alexandria library of knowledge appeals to you as well. If so, take a look at the short video on the subject and start collecting!

Delphi Code Snippets video

Click to start the YouTube video on Code Snippets

Slides of this video and the source of DoubleTrouble and EZeroDivide can be downloaded here. The WinRAR archive has Delphi27 as password protection.

Don’t forget to join the Delphi27th Anniversary webinar on Monday at 17:00 CET with Jim McKeeth, Marco Cantu, David Millington and Ian Barker.

Egyptian Basbousa

for Alexandria we made Egyptian Basbousa

DelphiCon 2021 16,17,18 november 2021


Delphi conference 2021

De Delphi Conference 2021 begint vanmiddag al, dus registreer nu op https://delphicon.embarcadero.com/ en na de registratie boek dan ook je early bird pass op https://delphicon.embarcadero.com/checkout/select-tickets/

Veel bekende sprekers en enkele heel interessante sessies. Het hele schema vindt je hier https://delphicon.embarcadero.com/schedule/

Mocht je later willen kijken in de replays, registreer dan toch vandaag en koop ook voor 0$ je early bird pass. Alleen dan zijn de replays namelijk vrij toegankelijk.


Delphi 11 Alexandria

Delphi 11 Alexandria is out today!

Alexandria is named after the famous ancient library. With alle these Delphi books coming  out in the past few years its perfectly named.

My favorite features of this release are high-dpi IDE, the Mac OS ARM64 support for the M1 chip, the AVX-512 support and the many small but very pleasant updates to the VCL and FMX frameworks. Especially the VCL updates top the common controls and the support for Windows-11 is most welcome.

Lets add another book to the library; coding for Windows-11 in Delphi-11.

Learn to Code Summer Camp 2021 – 26 juli tm 30 juli

Embarcadero Summer Camp 2021The Learn to Code Summer Camp is all about learning to program. The content is aimed at people with little to no previous programming experience, or maybe someone who wants to pick up a new language. If that sounds like you, then visit the info page.

The main event starts at 19:00 (CEST / Europe) today, so register now for your training as a developer to begin.


Delphi Web Service articles in Blaise Magazine

Two of my Delphi web service articles have been published in Blaise Pascal Magazine and a third one is coming up.

This series of articles is about writing your own web services server and client in Delphi. The approach of all articles is pragmatic. The first article introduces some of the concepts you need to know and shows you how to create and consume your own web service in Delphi. This second article shows you how to update the data in the web service and how to create in-memory storage for the web service. There is even some JavaScript that shows you how to use the web service from a HTML page.

Creating a web service is a simple and straightforward way to share Delphi application data with third-party software vendors. It’s easy to create one, and it supports the standard features of REST web services with industry standard JSON.

Blaise Pascal Magazine appears 10 times a year, each issue has at least 100 pages with articles on Delphi and Lazarus. The latest issue is #93, as noted with Web Service Part 2 Storage by Danny Wind, but also with ORM in kbmMW #3 Copying a table from one database to another by Kim Bo Madsen. The best choice for getting your Blaise Pascal Magazine issues is a subscription.

Delphi 10.4.2 Sydney Webinar 18 maart 2021

Delphi 10.4.2 build native apps fasterSamen met Barnsten nemen we op donderdag 18 maart 2021 om 15:00 een praktische kijk naar de hoe je de nieuwste features van Delphi 10.4.2 Sydney kunt toepassen.

We gaan hier dieper in op meerdere onderwerpen; zoals MSIX support en hoe dit werkt aan de binnenkant, via een TNumberBox wisselkoersen demo met live koersen van de ECB. Hoe je de nieuwe EdgeViewer2 support in een applicatie inbouwt en volledig embedded deployed als onderdeel van een MSIX package. Wat de aandachtspunten zijn voor Android 11 compatibiliteit. Verder kijken we ook nog nader naar de updates in de LSP met praktische tips en nog wel meer onderwerpen. Vergeet ook niet de Q & A aan het einde, waarin je al je (Delphi) vragen kunt stellen.

Meer info en inschrijven kan met deze link::

Webinar: Praktische kijk op de nieuwe Delphi 10.4.2 Sydney versie

2020 space space 2021 space !

To me 20 20 was space space, but 20 21 will be space !

Some space ! events coming up:

The inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Launch System, then back to the Moon in 2024 and to Mars?

SpaceX Serial number 9 (SN9) is up next – going up in orbit, Mars, here we come!

Perseverance will be doing some extra scouting for us, countdown to landing on Mars…

Happy space ! everyone

Spice up your Delphi application with online image content – 8 december 09:15

Move beyond the confines of your application and add online content in
just 50 lines of code.

Join us with Alister Christie from New Zealand for this live Q&A and webinar on scraping the web for live and always up-to-date art work in your Delphi application.

In this session Alister shows you how to spice up your application with image content scraped from the WikiMedia website. Technologies used in this session are NetHTTP, JSON, Regular Expressions and XML storage with the ClientDataSet. At the end Alister goes down the rabbithole to add additional compatibility with a missing JPEG format in the VCL. Just for fun!

After this workshop you can easily use the code to create your own web crawler or scraper to add online content to your application. Please make sure the media you scrape can be used freely.

Register here:

The Q&A at 09:45 will be handled by Alister (for him its 21:45), so this is a chance to meet him live online. I’ll be there as well.