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RAD Studio 10.3.3 Released and a Special Offer to celebrate

November 22nd, 2019 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Update: Due to customer requests, we’ve extended the special offer until December 15th.

 

Embarcadero have announced the release of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder 10.3.3.

 

This update to 10.3 Rio has been eagerly awaited by many of our customers, and includes:

  • Delphi Android 64 bit support
  • iOS 13 and macOS Catalina (Delphi) Support
  • RAD Server Docker Deployment
  • Enterprise Connectors in Enterprise & Architect Edition

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This Month in RAD Studio – August 2019

August 26th, 2019 Posted by CodeInsightTV, Embarcadero, This Month In RAD Studio No Comment yet

 

This month: It’s raining patches for 10.3.2, Update on Android 64 bit, New Enterprise Connector Drivers, Lots of Webinars and more:

 

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Webinar : Converting a 20 year old Legacy Application to Microservices and Containers

August 21st, 2019 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Update: We had a great response to the webinar. Thanks to everyone who attended. I’ve updated the post below with the recording and links to the other materials.

 


 

Code Partners is co-presenting a webinar next week with Embarcadero, detailing the story of how a major freight company took a 20-year old Delphi 6 client-server application and converted it to a Microservices architecture,  leveraging Kubernetes and containers and still using Delphi.

 

Here’s the description:

 

It’s 2014. Brazil’s largest domestic Freight company is facing a problem. The 20 year old Delphi 6 application which ran a crucial part of their operation could not scale to keep up with the massive growth they were experiencing.

They’d already tried to replace it twice, once with SAP and once with Java, and both projects had failed. Their next attempt had to work.

It’s 2019. Their new operational system is flexible, scalable, saving them money and rock solid. It uses a modern, microservices architecture built on top of Docker and Kubernetes and leveraging DevOps principles.

Oh, and it’s still written in Delphi!

  • Join us for this real world Case Study to learn what happened between 2014 and 2019:
  • Why did the two earlier attempts to rewrite fail?
  • How did an 8 person Delphi development team pull off this massive turnaround in less time than much larger external teams?
  • How did the project pay for itself in reduced Citrix costs alone?
  • How did they architect this new system to provide the elastic scalability and development speed that other systems could not.

 

This is a great story of recognising the value in an existing system, and how migration is often a faster, lower risk approach than a rewrite. It will be  presented by Code Partners’ own Malcolm Groves, Fernando Rizzato from Embarcadero and Kelver Merlotti from Embarcadero Brazil.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11am AEST (9am in Perth/Singapore, 1pm in New Zealand) and you can register here.

Hope to see you on the webinar!

 

Materials

The materials from the webinar, including:

  • A PDF version of the slides,
  • Fernando’s example Dockerfiles
  • the RAD Server sample code

 

are all available in his github repo here.

 

 

Lastly, here’s the recording. Hope you enjoy it.

 

 

 

This Month in RAD Studio – July 2019

July 18th, 2019 Posted by CodeInsightTV, Embarcadero, This Month In RAD Studio No Comment yet

 

This month: FireMonkey GUI Apps on Linux, Delphi 10.3.2 webinar, and full source for a Delphi mobile remote control app

 

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FireMonkey Linux GUI Support Now Available

June 26th, 2019 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

If you are an existing RAD Studio or Delphi Enterprise or Architect customer there is now some very nice additional functionality you can download through GetIt.

Effective today, FMXLinux has been added to the IDE. Not just as a one off, but as an ongoing feature. Not as a feature reduced trial, but the full product!

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This Month in RAD Studio – June 2019

June 25th, 2019 Posted by CodeInsightTV, Embarcadero, This Month In RAD Studio No Comment yet

 

This month: Updated Roadmap for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder, C++Builder gets a Boost, a bunch of new RAD Server resources and some ways to take back more control of your RAD Studio licensing.

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This Month in RAD Studio – May 2019

May 30th, 2019 Posted by CodeInsightTV, Embarcadero, This Month In RAD Studio No Comment yet

 

This month: Updated Roadmap for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder, C++Builder gets a Boost, a bunch of new RAD Server resources and some ways to take back more control of your RAD Studio licensing.

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Ansible 2.8 Released

May 17th, 2019 Posted by DevOps, News, RedHat No Comment yet

Ansible 2.8 has been released. While not as many major features as 2.7, there are an absolute truckload of smaller features, including quite a few focussed on Windows. Some highlights for me:

  • Experimental support for Ansible Collections and content namespacing – Ansible content can now be packaged in a collection and addressed via namespaces. This allows for easier sharing, distribution, and installation of bundled modules/roles/plugins, and consistent rules for accessing specific content via namespaces.
  • Python interpreter discovery, which hopefully will make managing multiple Python versions a bit easier
  • A k8s module defaults group has now been added to reduce the amount of parameters required for multiple k8s tasks. Thank goodness!
  • Added experimental support for connecting to Windows hosts over SSH. This could be really useful, in those circumstances where WinRM isn’t going to fly.

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This Month In RAD Studio – April 2019

April 30th, 2019 Posted by CodeInsightTV, Embarcadero, This Month In RAD Studio No Comment yet

This month: New Editor features in 10.3.1, the RAD Server console gets a shiny new look, Web development in Delphi and 3rd party components updates.

 

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Ansible Tower 3.4 Released

January 18th, 2019 Posted by DevOps, News, RedHat No Comment yet

A new version of Ansible Tower has been released, including some useful features we’ve been looking forward to.

In particular the additions to Workflow look very nice:

  • the Workflow Convergence step which allows you to wait on multiple jobs before continuing should simplify some complex logic you’ve had to embed in your workflows to achieve this previously
  • Nested Workflows promises to allow finer-grained modularity and reusability in Workflows
  • Workflow-level inventory, rather than depending on the job template inventory
  • Workflow Always Job Templates, enables job execution of steps regardless of exit status of the workflow.

There is a more detailed write-up over on the Ansible Blog.