Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) newsletter - September 2009

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: The EDN newsletter is sent to members who express an interest (by setting the "Wants News" flag in their membership profile.

    Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) newsletter - September 2009


    In This Months Issue

- RAD Studio/Delphi/C++Builder/Delphi Prism 2010 are now available

- Buy One Get One Free special offer ends September 24th

- CodeRage 4 session replays - watch or download

- Change Manager 5.1.1 now supports InterBase and Firebird

- Tell us about apps you've built with Embarcadero tools

- Downloadable All-Access Trial

- Upcoming Events/Webinars and recorded replays

- Recent Articles and Blog Posts

- Free Trial Downloads

- Current Beta Programs

- Ways to stay connected and up to date with Embarcadero

- Write or translate an EDN article

    RAD Studio/Delphi/C++Builder/Delphi Prism 2010 are now available

Use RAD Studio 2010, Delphi, C++Builder, and Delphi Prism for rapid development of:

  • High performance native and .NET applications for Windows 7,  Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
  • Heterogeneous desktop, client/server, and multi-tier database apps and services that connect with all you data across multiple sources and tiers
  • Touch based GUI, tablet, touchpad, and kiosk applications with seamless touch and gesturing support on any Windows OS

Product Information:

    Buy One Get One Free special offer ends September 24th

With each Embarcadero product you buy, you can choose another product from Embarcadero's vast portfolio of multi-platform application development and database tools-FREE!

Buy One Get One Free home page:  https://etnaweb04.embarcadero.com/bogo-info/

What Can I Get for Free? Use the qualifying product selector tool:  https://reg.codegear.com/srs6/selection.do?promoCode=BOGO-Promo-2009

Got Questions? Get Answers:  https://etnaweb04.embarcadero.com/bogo-info/BOGO_Customer_FAQ.pdf

    CodeRage 4 session replays - watch or download

CodeRage 4 took place last week. If you missed some of the totally technical sessions you can watch or download the replays of all of the sessions.


    Change Manager 5.1.1 now supports InterBase and Firebird

Change Manager 5.1.1 offers full support for InterBaseR 2007 and 2009 and Firebird 1.5 and 2.0. With this broadened support, database administrators (DBAs) and developers can now effectively manage schema, data and configuration changes across even more popular database platforms.

    Tell us about apps you've built with Embarcadero tools

We'd like to know how you're using Embarcadero developer tools like Delphi, C++Builder, Delphi Prism, 3rdRail, JBuilder and Delphi for PHP. We've set up new forms where you can submit information on products, apps and web sites that you've built using these tools. You can submit multiple products if you'd like, just one per form.

    Downloadable All-Access Trial

The All-Access client is a lightweight zero-install client which provides a primary entry point into the various products used with All-Access. Try the All-Access Client today at


Read How All-Access can help enterprises Reduce Total Cost of Ownership cross Application Development and Database Tools by up to 46%


See what people are saying about All-Access and why it was named as the Top IT product of the year by Computerworld!


    Upcoming Events/Webinars and recorded replays

September 21 - RAD Studio 2010 Seminar - Calgary


September 21 - What's New in Delphi 2010 (Webinar) 10:30 BST (11:30 CET)


September 22 - Delphi 2010 Praha - Prague


September 22-24 Descubre las novedades de RAD Studio 2010 Madrid


September 22 Embarcadero Database Optimisation (Webinar) - 11:00 BST (12:00 CET)


September 23 - RAD Studio 2010 Seminar - Toronto


September 24 - Evento lancio Delphi 2010 - Milan


September 24 - RAD Studio 2010 Seminar in Poland - Warsaw


September 24 - RAD Studio 2010 Seminar - Montreal


September 25 - What's New in Delphi 2010 (Webinar) - 11:00 BST (12:00 CET)


September 25 - What's New in Delphi 2010 (Webinar) - 14:00 BST (15:00 CET)

    https://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#4PHKPG$Managing Software Tools in a Campus Environment

September 28 to October 2 - Entwickler-Konferenz EKON and Delphi Live 2009 Germany - Darmstadt



September 29 - CodeWay Tour 2009 - Paris


September 29 - Managing Software Tools in a Campus Environment (Webinar) - 10:00 BST (11:00 CET)

    https://www.embarcadero-events.eu/webinar_form.html#7ZC4NR$Managing Software Tools in a Campus Environment

October 13 - RAD Studio 2010 Workshops in Benelux - Luxembourg City


November 2-4 - DAMA International Conference Europe 2009 - London


November 11-12 - ITDevCon - conference entirely focused on Delphi and its technologies.

   English - https://www.itdevcon.it/en/home

   Italian - https://www.itdevcon.it/it/home

   Spanish - https://www.itdevcon.it/es/home

November 23-27 - Delphi Code Camp - Munich


November 30 - December 2 - UKOUG Conference Series, Technology & E-Business Suite 2009 - Birmingham


CodeRage 4 Replays (recorded) - download or watch the sessions from the fourth virtual Embarcadero developer tools and techniques conference


DataRage Replays (recorded) - download or watch the sessions from the first virtual Embarcadero database tools and techniques conference


For additional events and webinar replays go to the Embarcadero and Developer Network calendars at




    Embarcadero News and In The News

Embarcadero Technologies Releases Delphi 2010 with Touch and Major Upgrades to RAD Studio Product Family


Sneak Peek: Embarcadero Technologies Previews Delphi and C++Builder IDE Enhancements


Sneak Peek: Embarcadero Technologies Previews RAD Studio 2010 Touch and Gesture Capabilities


Sneak Peek: Embarcadero Extends Upcoming Delphi 2010 Release with Support for Firebird SQL and Powerful DataSnap SQL Middleware


Embarcadero Technologies Launches ER/Studio 8.5 Beta Testing Program


Embarcadero Change Manager Now Supports InterBase and Firebird


Embarcadero Technologies releases Delphi 2010 - FierceCIO


Embarcadero Ships RAD Studio 2010 - eWeek


Embarcadero Tools Update Includes Windows 7 Support - InternetNews.com


Embarcadero gets touchy with Windows 7 RAD - The Register


RAD Studio 2010 - Delphi, C++ and More... - Bitwise magazine


License to Save - Pay Attention To Software Licensing Costs Or Risk Paying Too Much - Processor


The 5 Static Code Audits every developer should know and use - Java World


    Recent Articles and Blog Posts

Aspect Oriented Programming with Delphi Prism  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/nickhodges/2009/09/09/39306

A few of my favorite IDE features in Delphi 2010, C++Builder 2010, RAD Studio 2010  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/davidi/2009/09/16/39807/

Five Classic Data Modeling Mistakes & How to Avoid Them  https://datamodel.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/five-classic-data-modeling-mistakes-how-to-avoid-them/

Change Manager 5.1.1  https://gordon-lucas.blogspot.com/2009/09/change-manager-511.html

Change Manager and InterBase  https://gordon-lucas.blogspot.com/2009/08/change-manager-and-interbase.html

Quickly find and fix Java memory leaks  https://makeitscream.blogspot.com/2009/08/quickly-find-and-fix-java-memory-leaks.html

Profile, Tune, and Stress Test your SQL with DB Optimizer  https://makeitscream.blogspot.com/2009/08/profile-tune-and-stress-test-your-sql.html

3D Scanning - A New View On Things - GRASP, created with Delphi.  https://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39795

C++Builder 2010 and the new Class Explorer  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/ddean/2009/08/04/34822

Deciphering the various "Debug information" settings in a Delphi project  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/09/15/34920/

Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene #127  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/nickhodges/2009/09/14/39312/

Delphi 2010, C++Builder 2010 and RAD Studio 2010 Quality Report  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrispattinson/2009/08/24/38928

Fix list for Delphi 2010 and C++Builder 2010  https://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39973

Embarcadero Quality Maturity Model  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrispattinson/2009/07/14/38920

Don't call me, I'll call you.Callbacks in DataSnap 2010  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/adrian/2009/08/21/dont-call-me-ill-call-you/

JSON Types for Server Methods in DataSnap 2010  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/adrian/2009/08/19/json-types-for-server-methods-in-datasnap-2010/

Using Delphi with Delphi for PHP - build Web 2.0 apps and mashups  https://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39962

Class (, Static, or Shared) Constructors (and Destructors)  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/abauer/2009/09/03/38898

Class Constructors. Popping the hood.  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/abauer/2009/09/04/38899

Exceptional Procrastination - the new Delphi "Delayed" directive  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/abauer/2009/08/29/38896

The "Nitty Gritty" details on Casting an Interface Reference in Delphi 2010  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/abauer/2009/08/21/38893

A Tempest in a Teapot or something more sinister?  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/abauer/2009/08/20/38892

FAQ about the W32/Induc-A Virus (Compile-A-Virus)  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/nickhodges/2009/08/24/39287

Converting from BDE to DbExpress  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/ao/2009/09/09/39033

Interactive Gestures 101  https://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/09/interactive-gestures-101.html

RAD Studio 2010 - Touch & Gestures Part 1  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/seppybloom/2009/08/11/37624

RAD Studio 2010 - Touch & Gestures Part 2  https://blogs.embarcadero.com/seppybloom/2009/08/17/37607

RAD Studio 2010 - Gestures and Multi-Touch  https://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/08/rad-studio-2010-gestures-and-multi.html

RAD Studio 2010 - Touch Keyboard  https://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/08/rad-studio-2010-touch-keyboard.html

Touch Hardware  https://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/08/touch-hardware.html

Update 3 for InterBase SMP 2009 is Now Available  http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39824

Delphi 2010 - New Units  http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/08/delphi-2010-new-units.html

RAD Studio 2010 - Actions  http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/08/rad-studio-2010-actions.html

RAD Studio 2010 - The IDE  http://chrisbensen.blogspot.com/2009/08/rad-studio-2010-ide.html

RAD Studio 2010 ToolsAPI: Plugging into the code editor space in the IDE  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/09/11/34910

RAD Studio 2010: ToolsAPI enhancements  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/08/07/34884

RAD Studio 2010: Thread-specific breakpoints  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/chrishesik/2009/08/04/34863

RAD Studio 2010 - Refactoring & Help Insight for Generics  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/darrenkosinski/2009/08/07/22

Embarcadero RAD Studio 2010 - Search Highlighting  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/darrenkosinski/2009/08/04/3

Wiki Wiki Help2 Wiki  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/deeelling/2009/09/10/38306

DataSnap 2010 HTTP support with an ISAPI dll  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/jimtierney/2009/08/20/31502

How to repair a corrupted Blackfish SQL database  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/johnk/2009/09/09/38894

Case Study: Establishing Data Modeling as a Service in BP  http://datamodel.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/case-study-establishing-data-modeling-as-a-service-in-bp/

RTTI and Attributes in Delphi 2010  http://www.malcolmgroves.com/blog/?p=476

More Attributes in Delphi 2010  http://www.malcolmgroves.com/blog/?p=530

IOUtils.pas - OO File System Access in Delphi 2010  http://www.malcolmgroves.com/blog/?p=447

RAD Studio 2010 UML and Audits and Metrics - UML features in RAD Studio 2010, Delphi 2010, and C++Builder 2010  http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39931

Resources for static analysis: Code Metrics and Code Audits  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/michaelrozlog/2009/09/09/36986

RAD Studio 2010 - IDE Features: "Old School" Tool Palette  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/nickhodges/2009/08/06/39274

RAD Studio 2010 - Object Inspector "verbs" area  http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2009/08/28/38755

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