My “Delphi Cookbook” has been published

Almost an year ago I started to write a book about Delphi for Packt Publishing. Today that book has been published. This book is a cookbook! That’s it, in 328 pages you will find useful (I hope) “recipes” for your day-by-day Delphi job. Topics of the book Create visually stunning applications using FireMonkey Effectively use LiveBindings with the right OOP approach Create server-side programs to serve RESTful web services and provide data to your mobile apps Develop mobile apps for Android and iOS using well-defined GUI design patterns for a great user experience Build efficient mobile apps that read data from a…
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ITDevCon 2014, Call4Papers

Dear potential ITDevCon speaker, As every year, I’m building the agenda for next ITDevCon that will be held next october 23th, 24th in Milan (Italy), in a new location. This will be the 6th edition ( we’re getting conference experts J ) The call for papers are officially open right now, so if you want to propose some speeches, I’ll be glad to see it. As usual, for the Call4Paper I need: Title (for every talk) Abstract (for every talk) Difficulty level (for every talk. Difficulty level is a scale from 1 to 3 with the following mean: introduction, intermediate,…
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DelphiMVCFramework is now Open Source!

Yes, just after 1 year of development, and a couple of big projects developed with it, the DelphiMVCFramework has been published as OpenSource. The project is on google code svn https://code.google.com/p/delphimvcframework/ I’ll talk about it at ITDevCon2013 (http://www.itdevcon.it) In the trunk there are many samples and I’m planning to put many others. Main DMVCFramework features RESTful (RMM Level 3) compliant Server side generated pages using eLua (Embedded Lua) Messaging extension using STOMP (tested with Apache Apollo and Apache ActiveMQ) Can be used in load balanced environment using memcached (memcached.org) Fancy URL with parameter mappings Integrated RESTClient Works with XE4 and XE5…
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ITDevCon 2013 – Some Numbers

Next week, in Verona (Italy) there will be the 5th edition of the biggest European Delphi Conference. This year has been extraordinary for the Delphi community. 2 new versions of Delphi and 2 new platforms (with 2 new big markets). There are very many things to talk about at ITDevCon 2013: Android, iOS, HTML5 and Javascript, Web, new frameworks and many other things. So, I’d like to share with you some numbers about the upcoming conference. 2 days 3 contemporary tracks each day 19 speaker (IT/EN) 7 english only speakers 5 italian only speakers 7 english or italian (on request,…
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Sending Android Intents from Delphi (Part 1)

As you probably know, I work for the italian embarcadero representative (www.bittime.it), so last week, I’ve been in Milan (Italy) with the Delphi Product Manager Marco Cantù, to show the new Delphi XE5 for Android (and iOS…). Users (old and new) were enthusiastics. The Delphi-WAY combined with the Android openness and flexibility, is really a good way to develop mobile apps for the business customers. So, after the initial demos some users were interested in sending Android Intents from their Delphi app. I’ve builded some demos about Intents, so I showed those demos to them (in the next weeks there…
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ITDevCON 2013 – Call 4 Paper

Dear potential ITDevCon speaker, I’m building the agenda for next ITDevCon that will be held next november 14th, 15th in Verona (Italy), the same location of the past year. This will be the 5th edition ( we’re getting conference experts J ) The call for papers are officially open right now, so if you want to propose some speeches, I’ll be glad to see it. As usual, for the Call4Paper I need: Title (for every talk) Abstract (for every talk) Difficulty level (for every talk. Difficulty level is a scale from 1 to 3 with the following mean: introduction, intermediate,…
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“Datasnap Filters Compendium” updated to XE4

Very quick info. Not tremendous useful today as when developed (Delphi 2010 time frame) but, if someone is still using my DSFC, now can find the XE4 version on google code. Currently works all the speed test and the server/client test. Consider this as a very stable beta https://code.google.com/p/dsfc/

“Datasnap Filters Compendium” updated to XE4

Very quick info. Not tremendous useful today as when developed (Delphi 2010 time frame) but, if someone is still using my DSFC, now can find the XE4 version on google code. Currently works all the speed test and the server/client test. Consider this as a very stable beta https://code.google.com/p/dsfc/

Book Review: “ZeroMQ” (PACKT Publishing)

Introduction Some days ago I was contacted by a representative from PACKT Publishing asking me to write a review for their last book about the ZeroMQ library. In 2009 I was looking for a fast, very fast, messaging system for a complex project and I meet ZeroMQ. At that time there was the 1.x version and I wrote a Delphi wrapper for the C dll that some days later has been included in the official ZeroMQ distribution. Now, after 4 year since then, I’m using ZeroMQ for a lot of things. I’ve talked about ZeroMQ to the popular ITDevCon (The…
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#3 “dorm, the Delphi ORM” bullettin

A veeery log time after the last dorm bullettin. But, as usual, I was been very busy on some projects (not only dorm) and the time goes by… However, dorm has been extended, polished and improved over the last few months. Has been used in a couple other projects in my compoany (www.bittime.it). So, here’s a small list of improvements and some other tips: – ObjStatus support (more to come) – TdormSession non-visual component. Check “samplesDelphiXE3TdormSession_Sample01formSample1.dproj” – dorm is now in Continuous Integration (not for all supported databases, but I’m improving that) – I’m integrating a JSON/DataSet/ObjectList mapper into dorm…
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