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). Continue reading “Easy install SQL Server driver in Ubuntu”