Embarcadero Community Newsletter - December 2013 - technical articles, blog posts, news and year-end offers

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: The Embarcadero Community Newsletter is an email newsletter for members of the Embarcadero Developer Network. Members receive the newsletter via email (by setting the "Wants News" flag in your member profile).

It has been a great 2013 so far. We've travelled hundreds of thousands of miles visiting with community member is more than 100 cities. It was great to meet with, listen to and present the latest innovations our R&D team has created for Windows, OSX, iOS and Android. While the year is winding down, we are still here working on updates and future releases, adding cool technical information, recording even more videos and posting on our blogs.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

David Intersimone "David I"

Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist Embarcadero Technologies

email: davidi@embarcadero.com

blog: http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/

SkypeID: davidi99

Twitter: @davidi99

    In this issue

- Develop iOS applications with C++Builder XE5

- Special Year End Offers

- Calling all Delphi VCL Developers

- RAD in Action: Technical resources, webinars, videos and more

- Recent Articles and Blog Posts

- Live, Webinar, and On-Demand Events

    Develop iOS applications with C++Builder!

The new C++Builder development solution for iOS is here! Now is a great time to get started with multi-device application development for iOS, Windows and OS X. C++ iOS support is part of XE5 update #2.

C++ for iOS code samples and videos at http://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/ios-code-samples-xe5

The mobile tutorials in the Embarcadero DocWiki have been updated to include C++ for iOS - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Mobile_Tutorials:_Mobile_Application_Development_(iOS_and_Android)

Download a free C++Builder trial including C++Builder for iOS - http://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/downloads

You can find all the product information on the C++Builder for iOS product page at http://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/ios-development

    Special Year End Offers (good until December 31, 2013)

There are several year-end offers for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio customers. Offers are good until the end of December 31, 2013.

1) Existing Customers - Upgrade to XE5 from any earlier version and get up to 45% OFF

2) Bonus Pack - Get over $1,550 in bonuses with every purchase of RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5, and C++Builder XE5!

3) Free Ultimate Upgrade if you purchase the enterprise edition, you get everything in Enterprise plus SQL development, database change management, SQL profiling, and SQL tuning tools.

In addition to all the other cool stuff we’ve got for you, when you buy RAD Studio or Delphi XE5 you’ll also get:

“Coding in Delphi” [Hot off the press!] - This new programming book by Nick Hodges covers a variety of powerful Delphi programming features and techniques including Generics, Interfaces, Exception Handling, Anonymous Methods, Collections, RTTI, Enumerators, Attributes, Dependency Injection and Unit Testing.

InfoPower XE5 for Delphi / RAD Studio XE5 - The award winning InfoPower for Delphi VCL library (Embarcadero Edition) provides a suite of components to build front ends for your database applications in a snap.

Additional year end offer information is available at http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer

    Calling all Delphi VCL Developers

You may have heard a lot recently about Delphi and RAD Studio expanding to include the multi-device world and support platforms other than Windows. We are sure that you will also be pleased to see all of the great new technology available to you as a Windows VCL developer. Here are some of the main ones?

FireDAC - The fastest and most powerful Universal Data Access library ever! 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.

New REST Client Support - Simple invocation of REST web services from any third party provider and includes authentication support and JSON response manipulation, with dataset and LiveBindings mappings.

VCL Styles - Control and change the appearance of a complete VCL application with VCL Styles, including the appearance of every part and state of a control.

64-bit Windows - Push the envelope of performance by creating 64-bit Windows applications that take advantage of the latest hardware and access more memory.

VCL Performance Improvements - XE5 both fixes and contains the culmination of thousands of performance and quality improvements reported against every version of Delphi from Delphi 7 to XE4.

Developers using Delphi XE2: http://www.embarcadero.com/landing-pages/rad-xe2-to-rad-xe5

Developers using Delphi 2009, 2010 or XE: http://www.embarcadero.com/landing-pages/rad-xe-to-rad-xe5

Developers using Delphi 2007 or BDS 2006: http://www.embarcadero.com/landing-pages/2006-to-rad-xe5

Developers using Delphi 7: http://www.embarcadero.com/landing-pages/delphi7-to-rad-xe5

    RAD in Action: Technical resources, webinars, videos and more

Learn from the experts and get inside tips and deep technical information on how to take advantage of RAD development for Windows, OSX, iOS and Android with Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio with our "RAD in Action" resources. You'll find the RAD in Action listings at http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action

Recent RAD in Action topics include:

Embrace and Extend: Connect Your Infrastructure to Mobile with the team from Developer Experts LLC - http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/embrace-and-extend

No App is An Island: Universal Enterprise Data Connectivity for the Multi-Device World with Cary Jensen - http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/no-app-is-an-island

Welcome to the Future: True Native, Multi-Device Development for Android and iOS - http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/true-native-multi-device

Seeing is Believing: Data Visualization in Multi-Device Apps with Ray Konopka - http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/data-visualization

    Recent Articles and Blog Posts

What's New in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Update 2

C++Builder for iOS, Delphi updates, FireMonkey enhancements and other

useful information - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/43532

Hello Google Glass from Delphi XE5 - http://delphi.org/2013/11/hello-google-glass-from-delphi-xe5/

reFind and BDE Migration in Delphi XE5 - http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/refind_and_bde_migration.html

Source Code of a VCL REST Music Client - http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/source_code_vcl_rest_music_client.html

Location enabling your C++Builder for iOS apps - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/12/04/43065

8 Tips to Speed Up Your Android ARM Emulator (AVD) - http://delphi.org/2013/11/8-tips-to-speed-up-your-android-arm-emulator-avd/

SysCheck for XE5 Android Device Compatibility - http://delphi.org/2013/09/syscheck-for-xe5-compatibility/

Using Image Effects Filters in your C++Builder for iOS apps - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/12/03/43059

Creating an Overflow Menu on Android - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/sarinadupont/2013/10/17/463/

Previewing your mobile app on Windows - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/sarinadupont/2013/12/18/previewing-your-mobile-app-on-windows/

Installing and Running Android Apps from the Command-Line - http://delphi.org/2013/11/installing-and-running-android-apps-from-command-line/

A Tale of Two Grids - http://delphi.org/2013/12/a-tale-of-two-grids/

Delphi XE5 Android app running on Google Glass with a BlueTooth keyboard - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/12/09/43110

You can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows apps - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/12/09/43078

How to load custom styles at runtime - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/sarinadupont/2013/10/16/how-to-load-custom-styles-at-runtime/

Changing FireMonkey style at runtime - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2013/11/21/40105

My "Secure DataSnap Development" CodeRage 8 session - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2013/10/16/40089

Delphi Tuts: DataSnap "Hello World" - In this tutorial we are going to use Delphi XE5 to build the simplest possible DataSnap client/server system. The difficulty level of this lab is “Hello World” - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/43519

Delphi XE5 - deploying and accessing local files on iOS and Android - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/11/23/43005

Delphi XE5 audio recording on multiple devices (Windows, OSX, iOS, Android) - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2013/11/10/42994

Mobile app lifecycle events handling in Delphi XE5 - http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2013/09/30/40067

Wireless Android Debugging with Delphi XE5 - http://delphi.org/2013/10/wireless-android-debugging-with-delphi-xe5/

InterBase Database Encryption in RAD Studio XE5 InterBase supports both database level and column level encryption - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/43475

Whitepaper: Seeing is Believing: Data Visualization in Multi-device Apps with RAD Studio RAD in Action White Paper by Ray Konopka - http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/43452

    Live, Webinar, and On-Demand Events

CodeRage 8 C++ Conference - save the dates - February 25-26, 2014

CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference - Session Replays - http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage

Embrace and Extend: Connect Your Infrastructure to Mobile - http://forms.embarcadero.com/RADinAction_Mobile_Infrastructure

RAD in Action Webinar: Universal Enterprise Data Connectivity with FireDAC - http://forms.embarcadero.com/RADinAction-FireDACDataConnectivityWebinar10-30

All Embarcadero upcoming and on-demand events can be found at http://www.embarcadero.com/news/events

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