Saturday, December 02, 2023

Learn all about RAD Studio 12 in Ljubljana

Next week I'll present all about the new RAD Studio 12 in Ljubljana. As usual, the presentation will be in Slovenian language and so will be the rest of this post ...

Friday, July 21, 2023

CQLBr for Delph/Lazarus

It is so nice when you see how a small idea grows into a nice, rounded project!

Years age I wrote a unit that allowed you to write SQL statements as Pascal code (GpSQLBuilder). This has allowed me to write a code like this:

  query := CreateGpSQLBuilder;
.When([COL_2, '< 0']).&Then(COL_3)

It was a small project with minimum support -- as long as it generated SQL code that I've needed, I was fine with it. Much of the SQL language support was missing, there was no support for different SQL dialects and so on ...

Luckilly, Isaque Pinheiro liked the idea and converted it into a full-fledged library with support for multiple SQL dialects, much more complete SQL language support, units tests, installer, a ton of samples and more. 

Sunday, July 09, 2023

Delphi High Performance, Second Edition

The second edition of my book Delphi High Performance is now released! Get all 452 pages of Delphi goodness with two new chapters and all the updated and improved content at Amazon or at Packt Publishing!

Delphi High Performance, Second Edition

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Delphi High Performance, encore!

It is so interesting to publish a book for the second time. In a way it is similar to reviewing and fixing old code--you go from "well said, old man!" to a "what the #$%! were you thinking when you wrote that" in a matter of pages. It also helps if you do pair-programming have great technical reviewers that help by pointing out the latter and add frequent "this may be obvious to you but I have no idea what you've just said" comments.

Big thanks go to Bruce McGee and Stefan Glienke for improving this book! It would be worth at least a half "star" less without them.

Update: The book is now available on Amazon and Packt Publishing.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

International Pascal Congress in Salamanca

Dear fellow readers, I'd like to invite you to International Pascal Congress which will happen from 3rd to 7th July this year in beautiful Salamanca, Spain.

(Not sure you want to go to Salamanca? Think again.)

Although the congress has wider target audience than pure Delphi, it is sponsored by Embarcadero and many prominent Delphi speakers will participate. Marco Cantu will be there, as will Daniele Teti and Bruno Fierens. I will also add my contribution.

The program is split between talks (Monday) and many advanced programming courses (Tuesday--Friday) with plenty of time for socializing or for exploring beautiful Spanish country.

Besides the talks and courses and socializing and a dinner, the IPC will also grant a Niklaus Wirth Award for a Most Valuable Contributor to Pascal. They are still accepting nominations.

I hope to see you there as this is a perfect occasion to forget all the Covid craziness and get together again!