By: David Intersimone
Abstract: The Embarcadero Community Technical Newsletter is an email newsletter for members of the Embarcadero Developer Network.
Embarcadero Community Newsletter - March 2013 - FireDAC, Data Governance and 120+ recent programming videos
The Embarcadero Community Technical Newsletter is an email newsletter for members of the Embarcadero Developer Network. You are receiving his email because you expressed an interest (by setting the "Wants News" flag in your member profile) in getting community news updates. You can update your membership information, email address, and contact flags at https://members.embarcadero.com/
In this issue
- Introducing FireDAC: Multi-Device Enterprise Data Access for Delphi and C++Builder
- More than 120 recent programming videos
- Discover the fast-track to data governance benefits
- Do you need to Reverse Engineer Databases?
- Special Offers on RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder - good until March 31, 2013
- Embarcadero Affiliate Program - Make Money on Referrals
- Recent Articles and Blog Posts
- Live, Webinar, and On-Demand Events
- Legal Notices
Introducing FireDAC: Multi-Device Enterprise Data Access for Delphi and C++Builder
FireDAC is a Universal Data Access library for developing applications for multiple devices, connected to enterprise databases. With its powerful universal architecture, FireDAC enables native high-speed direct access from Delphi and C++Builder to InterBase, SQLite, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Anywhere, Advantage DB, Firebird, Access, Informix, DataSnap and more.
More than 120 recent programming videos
We have created more than 120 technology, programming and how-to videos in the past few months for RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder and HTML5 Builder. These videos include replays of the CodeRage 7 Delphi and C++ online virtual conferences, "31 RAD Studio Videos in October 2012" and "31 C++Builder videos in January 2013". You will find download and watch (on YouTube) video links at
Discover the fast-track to data governance benefits
Companies of all sizes need to make better business decisions, faster, and more frequently. An effective data governance program delivers that capability. A competitive and compliant enterprise must have a clear and consistent understanding of the relationship between business objectives and the massive volume of data typically captured by an organization. Metadata spans business and technology eco-systems to support essential data development, design, and delivery processes. Metadata governance technologies are making it easier for data professionals to gain a critical understanding of the data, and syndicate that data for collaboration with business decision makers. Check out Embarcadero's Data Governance resources:
Do you need to Reverse Engineer Databases?
Reverse Engineering allows you to quickly and easily create graphical and detail rich representations of your database environments. The resulting data model allows you to understand the structure of and relationships between database objects and to produce documentation suitable for a variety of audiences. See how you can use ER/Studio to accomplish Reverse Engineering successfully at http://www.embarcadero.com/data-modeling/use-cases/reverse-engineer-database
Special Offers on RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE3 - good until March 31, 2013
Now is a great time to get the new XE3 versions of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder. In addition to all the great new features of XE3 for Windows 8 and Mac OS X development, 64-bit Windows compilers and FireMonkey FM2, you also get to take advantage of these special offers. And as a RAD Studio XE3 or Delphi XE3 registered user, you will be eligible for priority access to the Delphi for iOS beta. Offers end March 31, 2013. For more information go to
Embarcadero Affiliate Program - Make Money on Referrals
Sign-up as an Embarcadero Affiliate and get paid on each and every sale that you refer. Additional details and the sign up form is available at https://store.embarcadero.com/542/catalog/category.27708/
Recent Articles and Blog Posts
Join Embarcadero at Delphi Developer Days Chicago May 6-7 - Free evening event with Anders Ohlsson and early bird savings on Delphi Developer Days - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/43011
Class Helpers can help make multi-tier tasks easier - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/stephenball/2013/03/18/class-helpers-make-multi-tier-development-easier/
C++ in the Multi-Device Enterprise - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/03/18/42619/
Top 21 Data Modeling Features - A Detailed Side-by-Side Comparison Guide of ER/Studio and Erwin -http://www.embarcadero.com/images/dm/technical-papers/erwindd022713.pdf
As embedded devices become mainstream, C++ shines - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/jtembarcadero/2013/02/26/as-embedded-devices-become-mainstream-cpp-shines/
Multi-Device C++ is used everywhere on planet Earth and beyond! - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/02/26/42586/
Working with custom tab icons on iOS - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/sarinadupont/2013/03/19/working-with-custom-tab-icons-on-ios/
TabControl settings for iOS - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/sarinadupont/2013/03/20/tabcontrol-settings-for-ios/
Using the native Custom Picker on iOS - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/sarinadupont/2013/03/20/using-the-native-custom-picker-on-ios/
Slide transitions in your iOS applications - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/sarinadupont/2013/03/04/slide-transitions-in-your-ios-applications/
Introduction to FireDAC Video - http://delphi-insider.blogspot.com/2013/03/introduction-to-firedac-video.html
HTML5 Builder - DataSnap REST Client Module for DataBase Tutorial - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42936
How to get FireDAC for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio - http://delphi-insider.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-to-get-firedac-for-delphi-cbuilder.html
Embarcadero Technologies Delivers Comprehensive Governance-Ready Data Management Platform -http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-technologies-delivers-comprehensive-governance-ready-data-management-platform
Embarcadero Launches FireDAC: Enterprise Data Access for Multiple Devices -http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-launches-firedac
Embarcadero Hosts Webinar on SQL Tuning Featuring SQL Server Expert Rick Morelan -http://www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/rick-morelan-webinar-sql-tuning
Embarcadero's DB PowerStudio XE3.5 Expands Platform Support - http://www.dbta.com/Articles/Editorial/News-Flashes/Embarcaderos-DB-PowerStudio-XE3.5-Expands-Platform-Support-88449.aspx
Embarcadero Technologies Delivers Comprehensive Governance-Ready Data Management Platform -http://semanticweb.com/embarcadero-technologies-delivers-comprehensive-governance-ready-data-management-platform_b36002
FireDAC connects multiple device types to enterprise databases - http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/technology/58937-firedac-connects-multiple-device-types-to-enterprise-databases
Additional articles and blog posts can be found at http://blogs.embarcadero.com/
Live, Webinar, and On-Demand Events
Webinar: C++ in the Multi-Device Enterprise - Tuesday, March 26 at 6am, 11am, 5pm PDT
Across social media, industry articles, and corporate polices, we hear more terms like “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device). Enterprises these days are seldom just Windows or Mac, onsite or cloud. Multiple devices are the new reality for software developers, but how can you keep up with it all? Join us for “C++ in the Multi-Device Enterprise”, a live webinar on Tuesday, March 26th. This webinar showcases how C++ can help satisfy the Enterprise’s need to support multiple devices on desktops, servers, web, mobile and multi-tiers in their infrastructure.
Register at http://embt.co/cpp-webinar-260313
Webinar: Oracle SQL Performance Firefighting using AWR - Tuesday, March 26 at 7am and 11am PDT
Most of us have been in the situation where, for no apparent reason, performance for key SQL takes a nose-dive after having previously performed well. So, how do you handle this situation and stabilize performance back to acceptable levels? One approach is to go back in time using execution data stored in AWR. In many cases, AWR may contain what you need to revert your problem SQL to a better performing alternative. Join Karen Morton, DBA specialist to learn 1) How to mine and analyze AWR data to review the SQL's performance over time,
2) How to validate that the SQL is using the "good" execution plan, 3) Tools to accelerate your analysis of AWR data and SQL code
Register at http://forms.embarcadero.com/forms/AWR_statistics
Embarcadero’s ER/Studio Best Practices Demo series - Every other Wednesday of the Month 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT (2:00pm ET)
A technical specialist will show you how to get started with ER/Studio: 1) Reverse engineer an existing database, 2) Logical and physical modeling, 3) Diagram layout and formatting, 4) How to create and manage submodels, 5) Import of object definitions, 6) Model comparison, including ALTER SQL generation, 7) How to extend ER/Studio’s functionality with macro scripts, 8) Documentation and 9) Web Portal.
Register at http://forms.embarcadero.com/forms/AMUSCA2011ERStudioSalesDemo
Embarcadero’s DB PowerStudio: DBArtisan, Rapid SQL, DBOptimizer, and DB Change Manager Demo - Every other Wednesday of the Month
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT (2:00pm ET)
Join Embarcadero Technologies for an overview of DB Power Studio. A technical specialist will show you how to: 1) Simplify Database Administration and Change Management with DBArtisan and DB Change Manager, 2) Maximize Database Performance and Availability with DBArtisan and DB Optimizer, and 3) Tune your database with DB Optimizer.
Register at http://forms.embarcadero.com/forms/AMUSCA2011DBPowerStudioSalesDemo
On Demand Webinar Replay: RAD Mobile Preview - The new Delphi and RAD Studio development solution for iOS is coming soon. Now is a great time to get started on the path toward multi-device application development across Windows, Mac, iOS and then Android.
On Demand Webinar Replay: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy Subquery with Rick Morelan, SQL Server Expert
Whether you’re a database developer or DBA that works with SQL code, you have all heard the warnings about what the wrong subquery can do to your systems performance. How does the properly written subquery enhance the performance in your environment and what are the tricks to tweak them? Rick Morelan, SQL Server Expert, dissects the concepts and provides the tips on how to make subqueries work for you.
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