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RAD Studio 10.2.2 Hotfix Released

February 20th, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Last week, Embarcadero released a patch for Tokyo 10.2.2, focused on Android and RTL improvements. However some users experienced some installation issues with that hotfix, so it was taken down.

The hotfix has now been re-released, so we would encourage all our RAD Studio customers to review the issues addressed to see if they affect you.

The hotfix can be downloaded here, and Marco has posted additional details here.

Jenkins Security Updates

February 20th, 2018 Posted by Cloudbees, News No Comment yet

There have been two recent Security Updates for both Jenkins Core and for multiple Plugins.

Jenkins Core Updates

Jenkins versions 2.107 and 2.89.4 have just been released that fix multiple security vulnerabilities.

For an overview of what was fixed, see the security advisory. For an overview on the possible impact of these changes on upgrading Jenkins LTS, see the LTS upgrade guide.

Jenkins Plugin Updates

Multiple Jenkins plugins have recently updates that fix several security vulnerabilities.

For an overview of these security fixes, see the security advisory.

Update Subscriptions and the End of Upgrades

February 13th, 2018 Posted by CodeInsightTV, Embarcadero, News 2 comments

We’ve had a lot of questions from customers since Malcolm posted his article about Embarcadero’s planned changes to their Upgrade versions. So many in fact, that we asked him to record a short video answering the most common ones.

So, if you’re wondering:

  • What’s an Update Subscription?
  • What happens to my licenses if I don’t renew?
  • Am I eligible to upgrade?
  • Can I upgrade from Delphi 1?
  • Does he really wave his hands around that much when he talks?

then this is the video for you. (more…)

Embarcadero to End Upgrade Editions

January 24th, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, News 2 comments

Atanas Popov, the GM of Embarcadero, has just made an announcement about their plans to end the Upgrade versions of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. If you haven’t already read it I encourage you to do so, but I wanted to follow up with a post of our own.

When I first heard of this plan, I was more than a little surprised. Traditionally the Upgrade version was our biggest seller! Why would they end that?

However when I dug into the data over the last few years it became much less surprising. With our customer base now dominated by people on Update Subscription, the Upgrade versions are now a very low percentage of sales.

Probably the most common question at this point is “Does this affect me?”

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Join Code Partners and help us build Amazing Software

January 19th, 2018 Posted by News No Comment yet

Our Services business is growing nicely, and as a result we’re hiring several experienced RAD Studio developers to work on our customer projects.

The job description is below, but I want to highlight that location is not that important. We’re much more interested in your attitude, experience and creativity than your GPS coordinates. Our team is currently spread across Australia, Asia and Europe, and that’s working just fine for us.

So if you want to work on interesting Delphi and C++Builder projects, covering desktop, mobile, web and the serverside, then read on.

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RAD Studio 10.2.2 Released

January 9th, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, News No Comment yet

Embarcadero have released RAD Studio 10.2.2 (what would have been called Update 2 in the old days). They actually did this back in December, but I’ve held off posting as their was an issue with the initial release they needed to fix. Now that’s done (and we’re back from the New Year break) I thought I’d better post about it.

Where to get it?

Sarina has a post up with links to downloads for the ISO and Web Installers. Remember to retain your component settings when uninstalling 10.2, or use the Settings Migration Tool to export them and import them into 10.2.2.

What’s in it?

There’s a mixture of bug fixes and new features. The full list of publicly reported bugs that have been addressed is here.

The new features fall into a few major groups: (more…)

January Webinars

January 8th, 2018 Posted by Embarcadero, Events, News, Webinar No Comment yet

In our part of the world, people are still slowly making their way back from Summer holidays, but on the off chance that you’re looking for something to watch beside the pool, or maybe the fish aren’t biting, we have a number of webinars scheduled over the coming weeks. (more…)

RAD Studio 10.2.1 Released

August 9th, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, News 1 comment

Embarcadero have released an update to 10.2 Tokyo today. The official details are here, but it includes:

  • Linux performance improvements
  • Windows 10 Creator support in both Delphi and C++Builder
  • Support for the latest iOS and XCode
  • FireDAC Driver database support updates for MS SQL, Interbase and others
  • Further Android architectural improvements
  • Plus more than 140 customer-reported bug fixes.

There is a full list of new features and fixes here.

Links for the ISO download are here, and the Web Installer is here. Note that with the recent changes to how the Web Installer works, I actually find it a faster total install. Remember to retain your component settings when uninstalling 10.2, or use the Settings Migration Tool to export them and import them into 10.2.1

Personally, I’ve been using 10.2.1 for the Android changes over the last few days and I can tell you the experience is much improved, both for Android and in general. Definitely worth the install.

Code Partners’ Embarcadero End Of Financial Year Sale

June 14th, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero, News, Offers No Comment yet

The Australian Financial Year ends in a couple of weeks, so Code Partners, in conjunction with Embarcadero, are offering an additional incentive for upgraders and new license buyers.

Take advantage of the existing “Buy One, Get One Free” offer, but in addition, get a further 10% off (conditions apply, see below).

Get Your $20,000 Instant Asset Write-off

Note, you don’t need to be in Australia to get the extra 10% off, but if you are, it might also be worth having a chat to your Accountant. The Australian Government has introduced Simplified Depreciation rules for some businesses. If you qualify, you may be able to deduct the full cost of your purchase during this financial year. More details here and of course, confirm your eligibility with your Accountant or Tax Adviser before going ahead (we’re Developers, not Tax Specialists, after all, and I have heard a rumour that Malcolm took two attempts to pass his mandatory Accounting subject at University)

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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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