Manage your project’s 3rd party libraries using GetIt Dependencies

When the GetIt Package Manager tool was first introduced in RAD Studio XE8, it was a great IDE feature that helped developers to discover new libraries, components and addons; or to find the latest versions of those ones that they have used for years. But the technology behind it was powerful enough to evolve and become so much more awesome. For example, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin brought a brand new installation experience based on the GetIt foundations.

Another really nice feature introduced in RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin is the GetIt Dependencies tool, a new project options page to «link» GetIt libraries and components to our project. So, when the project is opened in another computer or another installation of RAD Studio, the IDE will look for those dependencies, and GetIt will automatically download and install them for you.

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Easy install SQL Server driver in Ubuntu

It’s quite exciting to develop Delphi and C++ Builder applications for Linux using the brand new RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo release. So I can imagine that many developers are now starting new projects targeting Linux, or adapting their existing ones to the new platform.

Many of these project will surely use database connections, and the most widely used Enterprise database engine is Microsoft SQL Server (acording to different surveys). Seguir leyendo «Easy install SQL Server driver in Ubuntu»

Saving disk space with the new RAD Studio Installer

RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin has a brand new installer that provides better user experience, higher flexibility and lower installation time, among other great benefits.

Nowadays it’s quite common (and recommended) to have an SSD disk, but those disks have a lower capacity than the traditional ones, and RAD Studio still requires a lot of disk space to fit the great set of amazing features that are included with the product.

So, if you want to save some space from your primary disk and you have a secondary drive, there are a couple of things you can do when installing RAD Studio (or Delphi or C++ Builder).

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Database connectivity frameworks in Delphi

Since its very first version, Delphi has provided great database components, for the applications to access SQL servers like MS SQL Server and Oracle. So we can say that it is one of the main values of the product, well established from its birth.

This extraordinary capability to connect to the most popular database engines (including NoSQL engines), combined with the terrific performance of the operations executed using these components, makes Delphi the perfect choice for developing data-rich applications.

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Expand your development toolkit with GetIt

Delphi and C++ Builder developers have a very powerful tool to expand their development toolkit by discovering new libraries, components and addons; or simply finding the latest versions of those ones that they have used for years. I’m talking about the GetIt Package Manager.

Available since RAD Studio XE8, and improved in RAD Studio 10 Seattle, the GetIt Package Manager allows to easily browse and install components, libraries and addons from the IDE.

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