CodeGear/Embarcadero Developer Network Newsletter - December 2008

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: CodeGear (from Embarcadero Technologies) Developer Network (CDN) News is an email newsletter for members of the CodeGear Developer Network.

Note: Members receive this newsletter via email if they 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

     Happy Holidays from Embarcadero Technologies

On July 1st, CodeGear officially became part of Embarcadero Technologies. Embarcadero products are household names and industry icons including Delphi, DBArtisan, InterBase, and ER/Studio. We will continue to innovate on and around our products to ensure they continue to create and sustain their market presence and competitiveness.

We have an incredibly healthy product pipeline for 2009.  The continued integration of technologies between the DatabaseGear and CodeGear product units will be the theme for 2009.  Cooking "In the Labs" are new product innovations in areas such as touch UIs, Macintosh OS X support, cross platform development, 64-bit computing, and more.

We thank you for your business in 2008.  We send out the biggest and best of holiday wishes to all of our Embarcadero community members worldwide.  We hope you stay warm (cool if you are in the southern hemisphere) and well.


David Intersimone "David I"
Chief Evangelist, Developer Tools
[email protected]

Greg Keller
Chief Evangelist, Database Tools
[email protected]

     CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 is now available

RAD Studio 2009 includes everything you need for database driven desktop, client/server, and Web application development on native Windows and .NET.  There are many great reasons to upgrade to RAD Studio 2009. If you currently own an earlier version of RAD Studio, Borland Developer Studio, Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi for .NET, Turbo Delphi Professional or Turbo C++ Professional then you are eligible for an upgrade.

White Paper: A Tour of Delphi 2009 - Learn about the IDE features of Delphi 2009 and CodeGear RAD Studio 2009

Delphi Prism Reviewers Guide - The Delphi Prism Reviewers Guide is designed to inform reviewers about the features and capabilities of Delphi Prism.

Reasons to try and buy the Architect edition of RAD Studio 2009

Download RAD Studio 2009 trial

Buy RAD Studio 2009,660

     Updates for Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009

Release and installation notes for Help Update 1 for Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009

Release Notes for Delphi and C++Builder 2009 Update 2 - Provides supplementary information that might not be available in the product documentation.

List of Bug Fixes in Update 2 for Delphi and C++Builder 2009 - This article lists all the major bugs that are fixed in Update 2

     CodeRage III - Session replays are available for download

CodeRage III session replays are now available for download. You will find the links on the CodeRage III session page at

The CodeRage Closing Keynote with Wayne Williams, CEO of Embarcadero Technologies, is available for download at

     Conferences, Events, and Webinars

On Demand Developer Tool product webinars can be found at

Recorded Database Tool product webinars can be found at

     Recent Articles and blog posts

JBuilder installation may conflict with MicroTrend Antivirus - Workaround for installation issues related to antivirus software.

Embarcadero products are Jolt Award finalists in several categories

How to create VCL for PHP Charting components - eight part series of articles detailing how to create a VCL for PHP Charting component written by Jose Leon, developer of Delphi for PHP.

New user profile questions and contact preferences - A discussion of our new user profile questions and our plans for that profile information

Demo Camp Chronicles: Iasi, Romania - showcasing some of the Eclipse-based products being developed at Embarcadero Technologies R&D labs in Iasi Romania.

DataSnap Server and Win32/.NET client sample available in CodeCentral

I love software Audits and Metrics

Changing Gear - Our main man Philip Rathle gave a great interview to HardcopyMag

InterBase 2007 Service Pack 3 ( - InterBase 2007 Service Pack readme file

White Paper: Using New Delphi Coding Styles and Architectures - A Review of the Language Features in Delphi 2009

Creating an International Console - This article describes how to create an international character capable console by patching some of Delphi 2009's private system functions instead of relying on UTF8String casts or the SystemDefaultCodePage

Using Mono and Delphi Prism - This article describes the capabilities of developing for Mono using Delphi Prism

Delphi for PHP 2.0 Update 1

White Paper: Delphi and Unicode - Learn more about the new Unicode support in Delphi 2009 and CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 in this white paper by Marco Cantu

XNA Tutorial 1 translated to Delphi Prism

New ZMail component added to VCL for PHP - We have added a new Zend Framework wrapper to VCL for PHP, this component provides the features found on the Zend_Mail package in a non-visual component you can drop in your forms/datamodules.

Building and consuming web services with Delphi 2009 - In this post I'm going to describe all steps neccessary to build simple web service server and client applications in Delphi 2009.

Change Manager 5.0 HOWTO: Filter Templates Part I - Filter By Owner

Change Manager 5.0 HOWTO: Filter Templates Part II - Filter By Object Name

Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene #96

Delphi 2009 Online Resources - Here are some of the Delphi and C++Builder 2009 online resources - For those who want one-stop access to CodeGear product docs in PDF, HTML, and/or CHM formats, use

    Embarcadero News and In The News

Embarcadero Extends CodeGearTM RAD Studio 2009 Capabilities from Windows to .NET and Mono - RAD Studio 2009 Delivers Comprehensive Rapid Application Development for Developers and ISVs

Embarcadero Provides New Vision into Enterprise Data Mapping with ER/Studio 8.0 - Latest release of industry-leading data modeling tool visually facilities source-to-target data traceability for data governance, regulatory compliance, SOA and data warehousing projects

Embarcadero Powers Ruby and Ruby on Rails Development; Ships Latest Edition of 3rdRailT and Introduces TurboRuby IDEs

Embarcadero ER/Studio Enterprise Portal - DM Review written by customer Rod Grey, data modeler/data architect for FHLBank Topeka, one of 12 federal home loan banks providing a variety of financial services to members, other banks and business associates.

     Member Services

User account services are avilable which show information regarding your registered products, your profile, opt-in flags, and the account(s) you have with us.  To access these member services, you must be logged in. Member services are available at

Additional information about member services is available in the developer network article at

     Unified search on the Developer Network

The Developer Network search engine supports searching for results on all of our major web sites. Based on Lucene, there are advanced free text search options available.

     Reporting product problems and feature suggestions using Quality Central

Quality Central is a "request" box for CodeGear customers. When someone posts a "request," other community members can agree, disagree, rate, vote, or comment on that topic. These requests will be problem reports, feature suggestions, ideas for community articles, requests for content on the CodeGear web site, and so on.

     Find Solutions Fast in Code Central

Code Central is a database driven repository of code samples, components, projects, models, patterns, tools, and more.  Code Central allows you to store, search, and retrieve submissions by product, category, date updated, submitter, copyright type, or keyword. Quick links are provided to the most popular authors, popular downloads and highest rated entries.  Code Central is your community repository.  Feel free to contribute and share your examples with CDN members.

     Rate, Tag, and Share CDN content with others

You can rate articles, share CDN content with friends and collegues, and also tag articles on CDN and with many different tagging/bookmarking sites.

In the right column for every article you can expand the "Share This" section and choose to email the link or tag the link with one of the following tagging/bookmarking systems:, Digg, Furl, Netscape, Yahoo! My Web, StumbleUpon, Google Bookmarks, Technorati, BlinkList, Newsvine, ma.gnolia, reddit, Tailrank, and Windows Live.

To learn how to use tags on the Developer Network read the article at

     Where to buy Embarcadero and CodeGear products

Do you need a new license for a CodeGear or Embarcadero product?  Are you on an older version of one of our products? is your trial license expiring? Do you need to add user licenses for our database products? Now is a great time to get up to date! We have resellers and online shopping sites in many countries and regions of the world.  To find a reseller or a e-Shop site near you click on the following links:

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