Posts by malcolm

My Declarative Pipelines Presentation from Sydney Jenkins Meetup

June 28th, 2017 Posted by Cloudbees, DevOps No Comment yet

Code Partners hosted the Sydney Jenkins Meetup again this month, and this time it was my turn to present.

I’ve been exploring the new Declarative Pipeline support recently for one of our projects so I wanted to give everyone an overview, how they differ from Scripted Pipelines, and share some of the shortcuts I’d found for building and debugging them.

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Hey RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo, where’s my adb.exe?

June 28th, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, Mobile No Comment yet

The RAD Studio installer has been significantly improved over recent releases. One of the newer features is the ability to quickly add and remove Supported Platforms to your installation from within the IDE (see the Tools | Manage Platforms menu in the IDE). The same utility also lets you install other items, like bundled 3rd party tools, other language support and also the Android SDK.

 

However, if you do all of those things, you might be a little puzzled as to why it looks like the Android SDK Tools have not been installed. For example, if you go looking for adb.exe you won’t find it. Search the whole hard drive, it’s just not there. (more…)

Declarative Pipelines at Jenkins Meetup in June

June 8th, 2017 Posted by Cloudbees, DevOps, Events, News No Comment yet

We’re once again hosting the Jenkins Meetup,  at our offices in Sydney and also streaming online, on June 21st at 6:30pm. I’ll be presenting an introduction to Declarative Pipelines. Here’s the blurb from the Meetup page:

Declarative Pipelines are one of the newer features introduced to Jenkins, which allow you to write Pipelines-as-Code without having to use Groovy. 

In this demo-based session, Malcolm Groves will introduce Declarative Pipelines, covering the syntax and sections, before building up more stages and steps, adding error handling, branching, and more. 

He’ll also demonstrate some of the additional tools you can use to shorten the development and testing of your Pipelines. No prior Pipeline knowledge required!

If you’re in Sydney, come along for a chat and some pizza. If you’re not in Sydney, we’ll be streaming it online.

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Pragmatic MVVM at DAPUG Workshop in Denmark

March 28th, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, Events, News No Comment yet

I’m really looking forward to presenting a two day workshop on MVVM in RAD Studio for DAPUG in Denmark next month.

The MVVM sessions I’ve done in the past have all been around 45 minutes long, which is barely enough time to scratch the surface. Two full days will give us plenty of time to get right down into the details of how to build maintainable, testable applications without throwing away all the productivity of RAD.

We’ll build an MVVM application from scratch over several “sprints”, each one focussed on a different area of functionality, and along the way we’ll go deep on issues like LiveBindings, Persistence, Messaging, and more. After two days you should come away feeling very equipped to apply MVVM in your own code.

Full details and registration form is available here.

 

Blue Ocean at Jenkins Meetup in April

March 27th, 2017 Posted by Cloudbees, Events, News No Comment yet

We’re hosting the Jenkins Meetup at our offices on April 12th in Sydney and Online, and who better than James Dumay, Product Manager at Cloudbees, to show us Blue Ocean; a new user experience for Jenkins based on a personalizable, modern design that allows users to graphically create, visualise and diagnose CD Pipelines.

Blue Ocean is more than putting a modern face to Jenkins, it’s a complete revitalisation of the way developers use Jenkins that helps them adopt Continuous Delivery.

James will take us through all the new capabilities, tips and tricks that will make Blue Ocean work powerfully for your team.

If you’re in Sydney, come along for a chat and some pizza. If you’re not in Sydney, we’ll be streaming it online.

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RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo ISO’s and other downloads

March 23rd, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero No Comment yet

As Marco has just outlined in a post on his blog, RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo has been released. We’ve just finished the Sydney and Melbourne events and the reception, especially around 64 bit Linux support and RAD Server has been very good.

The new web installer, which I have found over the last few versions to be the fastest way to install is available here. However, I know many people like to also have a copy of the ISO available as a backup. The ISO’s have now been uploaded to codecentral and are available for registered user’s to download as well. In addition, there are downloads for various additional tools that have been updated for Tokyo.

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RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo Preview event in Australia

March 9th, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, Events, News 2 comments

Come and be amongst the first to see Delphi for Linux in Australia, when we hold the RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo Preview events in Sydney, Melbourne and online.

There are more details over on the registration page, but the first half will be non-Linux topics, like deploying to the Windows 10 App Store, while the second half we’ll drill into developing, debugging and deploying web apps and middle tier services to Linux.

In addition, we’ve organised to have some giveaways of Arduino Nano + NodeMCU IOT Kits in each city. These are the same kits used in the recent IoT Boot Camp, including a bunch of sensors and everything else you need to follow along with the replays and start experimenting with connecting RAD Studio apps to IoT hardware.

Spaces are limited in both cities, so please register quickly. If you can’t make it to the events, we’ll also be streaming the Sydney event online, so register for the Online event and we’ll send out the login details closer to the day.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

TMS Aurelius: “Is my Entity Reference still valid after I save?” and other related questions.

March 1st, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, TMS 2 comments

I realise I’ve been very quiet on the Aurelius front. Not because I’m not using it, far from it actually. I’m using it heavily with and without MVVM, on the desktop and mobile, and even on the serverside behind RAD Server. I made a vow during an ORM presentation last year to never write another line of SQL again, and while I’ve occasionally broken that vow, I don’t think I’ve written a SQL statement in Delphi code since then.

Anyway, I do plan on writing more about Aurelius, it’s on my (large) todo list, but in the meantime, I’ve had questions from multiple people that all seem to come back to the same root issue: understanding how the Aurelius TObjectManager takes responsibility for managing your object’s lifecycle.

I’ve found the best way to make this clear is to write a little test app, so here it is. (more…)

IoT Boot Camp Compilation

February 13th, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, IoT No Comment yet

Last week Embarcadero ran their IoT Boot Camp over 4 days of very well received sessions. However, they were not in an ideal timezone for many people in Asia, so I thought I’d pull together the recordings and other materials in a single post to make it easy for people to work through them.

Each day’s session builds on the previous, but the nice thing is you can stop whenever you’ve learned enough. If you know someone who doesn’t use RAD Studio but just wants to learn about coding Arduino, point them at Day 1. If you want to go a step further and integrate with RAD Studio, but have no plans to scale this out, stop after Day 2. Or stay for the whole thing and see how you can go from cool experiment to supported business solution.  (more…)

Important RAD Studio HotFix for macOS Sierra and iOS 10 Debugging

January 12th, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, Mobile, News No Comment yet

Embarcadero have just released a HotFix for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin specifically related to debugging apps on macOS Sierra and iOS 10.

Specifically, it provides fixes for:

  • Debugging macOS applications that run on macOS 10.12 with Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin
  • Running and debugging iOS 10 applications that run on the iOS 10 simulator with Delphi and RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin
  • Debugging iOS 32-bit applications that run on iOS 10 device with Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin (Berlin Debugger Hotfix)

If you’re doing iOS and or macOS dev, you definitely want to check this out.

Registered Berlin users can download it here