Embarcadero has acquired the AnyDAC data access libraries from DA-SOFT, including its main author Dmitry Arefiev. These libraries support Delphi and C++ Builder and support connections to a wide range of database servers, including SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Interbase, Firebird, Microsoft Access, and any ODBC connection.
AnyDAC is well liked by Delphi devlopers
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The Eclipse Foundation has announced a new working group, called LocationTech.
What is it? There is only one project currently, called LocationTech Technology.
Here is what it covers:
LTT projects provide artifacts such as libraries, user interfaces, and methodology logic that enable location aware applications and services. The nature of this work is scoped as
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I attend numerous technical events, most of which are vendor-specific. There is nothing wrong with vendor-specific events. If you want to explore what is on offer from that vendor and quiz their people, they are ideal. You will be aware though that they are promotional events and give you a skewed view of the world,
…continue reading The Monki Gras London 2013: scaling craft, how to be happy at work, defining software excellence, and lots of beer
Microsoft has announced Git integration in both the Visual Studio IDE and the Team Foundation Service hosted source code management system. According to Technical Fellow Brian Harry:
1. Team Foundation Server will host Git repositories – and more concretely, Team Foundation Service has support for hosting Git repositories starting today.
2. Visual Studio will
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CAST has released an intriguing report on Java applications and software quality.
The company analysed 497 applications, comprising 152 million lines of code across 88 organisations and six global industries. It then looked at how software quality correlated with frameworks used.
◾Hibernate has the highest quality scores. ◾Applications built with Struts have the lowest quality
…continue reading Java software quality: frameworks good, Struts or C++ bad says report
The BBC released a new sports app last week. In the comments to the announcement though, there is little attention given to the app or its content. Rather, the discussion is about why the BBC has apparently prioritised iOS over Android, since the Android version is not yet ready, with an occasional interjection from a
…continue reading The cross-platform app problem. What should the BBC do?
A security issue has been discovered in Ruby on Rails, a popular web application framework. It is a serious one:
There are multiple weaknesses in the parameter parsing code for Ruby on Rails which allows attackers to bypass authentication systems, inject arbitrary SQL, inject and execute arbitrary code, or perform a DoS attack on a
…continue reading Got a Ruby on Rails application running? Patch it NOW
I have been writing about Embarcadero’s RAD Studio XE3, which includes Delphi and C++ Builder, and as part of the research I set this up for cross-platform development on a Mac.
My setup uses a Parallels Virtual Machine to run Windows 7, on which RAD Studio XE3 is installed. This is convenient for Mac
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Google has revised the terms of the Android SDK license agreement so that users must now agree not to fragment Android by deriving other SDKs from Google’s official offering. In fact, you now have to agree not to fragment Android in any way as a condition of using the Android SDK.
The key clauses
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Xamarin has released Xamarin Mac which adds Mac support to the existing iOS and Android compilers from the company:
MonoTouch: apps for iPhone and iPad using the MonoDevelop IDE on the Mac Mono for Android: apps for Android using either Visual Studio or MonoDevelop Xamarin.Mac: apps for Mac OS X using MonoDevelop on the Mac
…continue reading Xamarin brings C# to development of apps for the Mac App Store