Delphi 10.4.2

I just installed Delphi 10.4.2 and compiled a huge customer’s project. This project has about 2.3 million lines of code. Normally it is written and maintained with Delphi 10.3.3 Rio. For working inside the IDE it is compiled for Win32 since the DCC32 is the fastest Delphi compiler.

I just did a test and compiled the project in 2.5 minutes which is a very good result and shows how fast the DCC32 is. But then I compiled with 10.4.2 Sydney and could compile the whole project within incredible 1.5 minutes! This means that the turn-around times for daily work is about nearly the half! That is why my recommendation to all Delphi users is: Move to the latest version 10.4.2 Sydney immediately!

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HTML templates in Web Core

Did you know that you can connect TMS Web Core applications to existing websites? This is a very important feature since it allows you to create websites by web designers and then implement the business logic in pure Pascal. But I will not explain too much since we uploaded a video about this topic under tmssoftwareTV.

Enjoy the video and learn more about HTML templates!

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Happy Birthday!

Hi all,

today is Delphi’s 26th Anniversary! Happy birthday to this wonderful development language!

I started to work with Delphi 2 and used Delphi 1 for legacy 16 bit applications.

From this moment I used all Delphi versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, Seattle, Berlin, Tokyo, Rio and Sydney. Currently I prefer Sydney with dark theme and enabled LSP.

Happy Birthday! 🙂

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Async and Await in TMS Web Core

Today we published a blog article on the TMS Software web site. In this article Leon explains how to write complex asynchronous Web applications with TMS Web Core and Pascal. The trick is that asynchronous calls can be written in a synchronous way so that the code looks like in a regular desktop application. But I do not want to spoiler, click on the above link and read this great article.

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Need a new Web Application?

Due to the current situation, i.e. most retail shops are closed and many people have to work from home, web applications become more and more interesting to keep your business going.

Fortunately we can use the full power of the Delphi IDE to create new web applications. With the help of TMS Web Core we can run Pascal code inside the browser similar to Windows desktop applications. On the server side we can use well-known tools like RAD Server or TMS Business.

If you need any help or have questions contact Embarcadero, TMS or simply myself.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone! 🙂

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Merry Christmas

I wish a Merry Christmas to everyone. 🙂

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Did you know…?

Did you know that the RAD Studio Welcome Page shows if you have installed all necessary updates? I just learned that a necessary patch for macOS Big Sur was missing in my installation. Here you can see the current status of my Welcome Page.

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TMS Web Core and FinalBuilder

TMS Web Core offers a command line compiler that can be used in Continuous Integration systems like the FinalBuilder. There you can simply add the so called “Execute Program” action to your project and select the TMSWebCompiler.exe as the program file. The parameters are very easy to define. You have to select the .dproj file, the configuration and force the compiler to parse the .dproj file. Here is a valid example:

-ParseDprojFile -ProjectFile:”C:\Project\myProject.dproj” -Config:Release

For further details you will find an article on the TMS Web Site in the near future.
Please stay tuned.

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ModelMaker Code Explorer

Today I would like to recommend the ModelMaker Code Explorer (MMX) as a must-have IDE plugin. It allows to refactor, sort and organize the code. It also shows bad coding style like long methods, magic numbers and hard-coded strings.

Originally the MMX was a commercial product made by a Dutch company but it is now for free and it is maintained by a well-known Delphi MVP.

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