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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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Embarcadero Enterprise Connector for Salesforce : First Impressions

August 1st, 2017 Posted by Embarcadero 1 comment

You might have seen the recent Beta announcement from Embarcadero for the Enterprise Connectors. I’ve been doing some work with a few of them lately, so wanted to give you an overview of my experiences, starting with the Salesforce driver.

If you’re not aware, the Enterprise Conenctors are a whole bunch of FireDAC drivers that allow you to interact with a wide range of backend systems as if they were relational databases. There are more than 80 systems supported, including Salesforce, Xero, QuickBooks, Magento, ServiceNow amongst others. The theory is that given most RAD Studio developers are very comfortable interacting with a database,  if you can make something look like a database, it should be easier to use.

Nice theory, but I was keen to see how well it worked. I’ve done a fair bit of development with Salesforce, including using the API, so I figured I’d try that driver out first.

A few things to note:

  • The Enterprise Connectors work with 10.2 Tokyo.
  • The beta versions of all the drivers are available in GetIt, so you can try them out really easily.
  • They are FireDAC drivers, but they work happily with FireDAC in Professional (despite the Enterprise Connectors name)

First up, connecting to salesforce is very easy. You have a bunch of options for how you connect (see the documentation here) but I went with the simple username, password and Security Token option. These are all available as parameters in the FireDAC Connection wizard, as well as properties in the component. (more…)

BDE Installer for RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin

May 13th, 2016 Posted by Embarcadero No Comment yet

For several versions (since XE7 if my memory serves), the BDE has not been shipped as part of RAD Studio. FireDAC is shipped in the box and is generally far superior in terms of performance and capabilities, but there are a lot of BDE apps still out there being actively maintained.

If you have one of those apps you want to move to Berlin, there is a separate download available for installing the BDE into 10.1 Berlin.  The download is here, and there are some older (but still valid) instructions on how to install the IDE packages here.