Posts tagged " RAD Studio "

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…)

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.

 

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…)

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

 

Huh? A whole Webinar for an Update Pack?

November 11th, 2016 Posted by Embarcadero No Comment yet

In case you missed Embarcadero’s Update 2 Webinar the other day, the replay is now available (see below).

You may think an update is not worthy of a webinar, but Embarcadero are continuing their move to include more than just bug fixes in update packs, and Update 2 includes some significant new features, such as:

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Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Support

October 24th, 2016 Posted by Embarcadero, Webinar No Comment yet

Good session from Marco Cantu on leveraging many of the new Windows 10 Features in RAD Studio.

Not least of these is the Windows Desktop Bridge support, allowing VCL and FMX Windows Desktop apps to be uploaded to the Windows App Store.

Delphi Migration

October 24th, 2016 Posted by Embarcadero, Webinar No Comment yet

Embarcadero have published the replay for their webinar on Migrating your Delphi codebase to new versions, covering:

  • 3rd Party Components
  • Unicode
  • Database Libraries

We’ve been working with several customers, helping them bring their existing Client/Server applications onto the cloud, with web and mobile front ends, and I can say from experience there are some very good tips in this webinar.

Which Keystore was used to sign this Android App?

October 13th, 2016 Posted by Embarcadero, Mobile No Comment yet

Recently we were doing some work on an existing RAD Studio Android app for a customer. Their previous developer had let them down so they’d brought it to us to do the next version.

Everything went smoothly until we needed to do an AppStore build. As part of this, you need to specify a keystore file that will be used to sign the APK. Fortunately they had the keystore file and password that the previous Developer had used. Unfortunately, they had two keystore files, and didn’t know which one had been used for the prior version.

This matters a lot, because if we used a different one, the Google Play store would view this as a brand new app, and not an updated version of the old app. That means their current users would not be prompted to download an update, and they would instead have to somehow get them to all uninstall the old one and install the new one. (more…)