Development

Almediadev announces update to StyleControls V3.81

New features

Version  3.81

 

* added: TscExPanel.OnCaptionDblClick event

* added: TscExPanel.ChangeRollStateWithCaptionClick property

* improved: TscGPCheckBox, TscGPRadioButton controls (bidi support + support of Layout property)

* fixed: drawing of styled TscStatusBar when some panel has width = 0

* improved: support of TscStykeManager.StyleArrowType property in styled forms and controls

* improved: scaling of TscTrackBar, TscDBNavigator with VCL Styles

* updated: help and some demos

Development

Black Friday 60% discount on HelpNDoc Professional Edition.

HelpNDoc Professional Edition only. Hurry up, it’s till Monday only!

ibe-Software are glad to announce a huge Black Friday special 60% discount on HelpNDoc Professional Edition, including updates and upgrades starting now, and for a few days only.

ibe-Software believe this might be a great time to acquire more licenses for your team, upgrade to the Professional Edition or buy one for a friend or family member.

ElevateDB

Elevate Software announces that build 7 for version 2.26 of ElevateDB is now available

The following is a list of the incident reports addressed in version 2.26 build 7.  Clicking on these links will take you to our web site where you can view the full incident report.  All of the incident reports that are marked with an asterisk (*) affect one of the products that you have purchased.

 

Serious Problems that were fixed

* (#4591) Internal Temporary Tables Store Causing Intermittent Lock Errors http://www.elevatesoft.com/incident?action=viewaddr&category=edb&release=2.26&incident=4591

 

* (#4592) Using the LIKE Operator with an Empty String Can Cause an AV http://www.elevatesoft.com/incident?action=viewaddr&category=edb&release=2.26&incident=4592

 

* (#4593) ODBC Driver Not Reading Ansi BLOBs Correctly with Unicode Client Applications http://www.elevatesoft.com/incident?action=viewaddr&category=edb&release=2.26&incident=4593

Development

This is with great pleasure that we announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 5.4, an easy to use yet powerful help authoring tool producing CHM help files, responsive HTML 5 and mobile Web Sites, DocX and PDF manuals, ePub and Kindle eBooks as well as Qt Help files from a single source. HelpNDoc is Free for personal use and evaluation purposes and is available at https://www.helpndoc.com

HelpNDoc 5.4 provides many new features and enhancements including new command line commands and options to automate documentation generation, enhanced user interface and documentation generation and much more… You can learn more about this update at: https://www.helpndoc.com/news/2017-10-19-powerful-new-command-line-options-automate-documentation-generation-helpndoc-54

Download HelpNDoc now and use it for free for personal and evaluation purposes: https://www.helpndoc.com/download

Follow our step-by-step video guides to learn how to use HelpNDoc: https://youtu.be/u1XVAR985g8?list=PLe52dEok5gAlrGpJ9IxdFEfVrCjTucOhF

EWB

New Build 9 Now Available for Version 2.06 of Elevate Web Builder

The following is a list of the incident reports addressed in version 2.06 build 9.  Clicking on these links will take you to our web site where you can view the full incident report.  All of the incident reports that are marked with an asterisk (*) affect one of the products that you have purchased.

Major Fix: Drop-Down List Controls Containing a Blank Item Can Experience Clearing of Selected Value

  • The HTML5 Geolocation API is now supported via the TLocationServices class. The TLocationServices class works similarly to the TAddress class. There is a single global instance of the TLocationServices class called LocationServices, and you can use this instance to retrieve and/or track the current location information for the current machine or device. Also, the Google Maps example project has been updated to include code showing how to use the LocationServices instance to retrieve the current location information for use with the map.
  • All scrollable controls now contain a ScrollSupport property for controlling which directions the control’s content can be scrolled, independently of the ScrollBars property. This will allow you to hide scrollbars in touch environments, yet still allow for scrolling via touch movements.
  • The TGridColumn control(s), contained within the TGrid control, now include a SingleClickToggle property that allows you to specify that only a click, as opposed to a double-click, is required in order to toggle the selected state of grid columns whose ControlType property is set to ctCheckBox.

Plus more fixes that can be read on the ElevateSoft web site.

 

Fortune’s List of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Information Technology

Each year for the past two decades, Fortune Magazine has released its list of the Most Powerful Women in the world. The list, which includes 51 women, is based in part on the success of their businesses.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been credited with provided the operational leadership that has helped drive the social network’s growth since founder Mark Zuckerberg hired her in 2008. Facebook’s 57 percent ad revenue growth in 2016, coupled with Sandberg’s support for women’s health and immigration reform made her one of the most powerful women in the world.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has been facing some challenges with slumping revenue, but she is still regarded as one of the most successful chief executives in any industry, let alone information technology. What’s more, Rometty has positioned IBM to grow in critical markets, including the cloud, mobile, and security.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise chief executive Meg Whitman has worked hard over the past several years to rebuild an ailing Hewlett Packard. As chief executive, Whitman has made some tough decisions to get the iconic company back on track, but has faced criticism because HPE has struggled to grow and its stock has underperformed the broader market.

Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz might be one of the most successful women in this roundup at expanding a company and improving upon its success. Starting in the mid-2000s, she had a major role in Oracle’s corporate expansion program in which the company spent billions of dollars to acquire scores of software and information technology companies. She also presided over the growth of Oracle’s cloud computing business to the tune of $4.6 billion. She’s also active in STEM programs to educate children.

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat has had an important role is fine tuning the company balance sheet. She has helped Alphabet, Google’s parent company, improve its profitability and given the company the financial latitude to invest in market sectors that could prove critical to its growth in the coming years.

Apple Senior Vice President Angela Ahrendts has made her presence felt in important ways since joining Apple. She has worked to revamp the company’s retail stores and improve customer experience. This has helped ensure that Apple’s retail stores continue to generate billions of dollars in revenue and profits year after year.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has helped transform YouTube from a costly digital warehouse of user-generated video that had millions of viewers, but scant revenue into a true entertainment powerhouse and revenue generator for Google. Wojcicki’s leadership has ensured that YouTube will play a prominent role in Google future profit growth going forward.

Microsoft CFO Amy Hood leadership is one of the factors for the company’s recent success in cloud computing and software-as-a-service businesses. Since being appointed CFO in 2013 Overall Hood helped Microsoft revitalize the company’s business strategy and get the company’s revenue and profits back on track.

Best Buy’s retail chief Shari Ballard has been critical to the company’s recent renaissance. Despite operating in the retailing industry where many once successful brick and mortar store chains have struggled and failed, Best Buy has watched its profits soar and its appeal to tech buyers grow, thanks to Ballard’s strategy. It wasn’t long ago that some questioned Best Buy’s future. Now, because of Ballard, the company’s future is bright.

Bridget Van Kralingen is senior vice president of Industry Platforms at IBM overseeing the efforts of more than 100,000 consultants and service providers. As head of a division that supports vertical-industry customers, Van Kralingen is eyeing ways to leverage blockchain and other emerging technologies to grow new revenue streams.

PASS summit 2017

The PASS summit brings you three days of inspiring, jam-packed educational opportunities focused on the Microsoft Platform, professional connections, and new skills and know-how you can put to use immediately. Don’t forget to stop by the IDERA booth for your chance to win one of 3 apple watches!

What to expect this year at the summit:

  • More than 5,000 registrants from more than 2,000 companies
  • Representatives from 52 different countries
  • Over 200 technical sessions presented by industry experts from around the world including more advanced sessions than years before
  • 70+ hours networking with MVPs, experts and peers
  • Inspiring keynote speakers that include Rohan Kumar, Rimma Nehma, and Heather Ritchie,
  • An opportunity to connect, share and learn

Pass

TMS Component Pack v8.8 released with 3 new components

TMS

TMS has released Version 8.8 Component pack for VCL development using Delphi.  The components range in vast improvements that allow a Delphi developer to easily drop a component on the form to reduce the amount of coding necessary to get the application to market.

TMS Component Pack v8.8 released with 3 new components: http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/news.asp

 

  • New : TAdvDBListBox v1.0.0.0 : Listbox control with embedded filter + insert data capability that can be bound to a dataset field.
  • New : Automatic button column type when setting Columns[x].Editor := edButton in TAdvColumnGrid
  • New : Hover background, text & border color capability in TAdvResponsiveList
  • New : Name property added to TInspectorItem in TMS InspectorBars
  • New : InspectorPanel.Items.Item[Name] added to access items by name in TMS InspectorBars
  • New : Planner.GridControl.BorderColor: TColor property added in T(DB)Planner
  • New : Enabled property added at item level in TTodoList
  • New : Property EnableWheel added in TAdvComboBox
  • New : ListLeft.Caption, ListRight.Caption properties added in TAdvDualListBox
  • New : Lookup, resizable and save function in design time editor in TPictureContainer
  • New : Label added in TAdvMultiButtonEdit
  • New : Property AutoCheck added in TAdvOfficeRadioButton
  • New : Automatic button column type when setting Columns[x].Editor := edButton in TDBAdvGrid
  • New : TAdvHighLightLabel v1.0.0.0 : Label that allows to highlight specific words in the label text in different colors.
  • New : TAdvTouchSpinEdit v1.0.0.0 : Spin edit control with spin buttons left and right from the edit control to allow easy up/down button access from touch screens.

Create modern-looking & feature-rich Windows applications faster with over 400 components in one money and time saving bundle for Delphi 7, 2007, 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo & C++Builder 2007, 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5, XE6, XE7, XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo

 

Chances of making a successful mobile app

Very sad news on the changes of making a successful mobile app to make you millions of dollars is next to nothing at this point.  Check the following web page with the similar concerns of getting the first cool million dollars.  The article is stating that most mobile developers are making next to poverty amounts.

Now this is a sorry state of affairs that you cannot make an amount of cash that would help pay the mortgage.

By 2015, 60 percent of app developers were earning under the poverty line, making profits of less than $500 per month. Older statistics indicate that 80 percent of developers don’t earn enough to turn their development into viable businesses. But things are improving; more money is being paid out, so surely developers are being paid more, right? Well, as it stands, Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store are horribly stacked in favor of the largest players in the market, and the current trend would seem to indicate that this divide will only grow, despite the fact that barriers to entry to the market are apparently falling. After all, with a mere $124 you can get access to both the Apple and Google app stores — and with that, access to tens (soon to be hundreds) of billions of app downloads.

This brings everything to the forefront, can you survive development of a mobile app on the Apple store ?  The yearly fee must come into mind so that any profit is paying for getting the app approved and on the store.

Very sad when you take into consideration what software you are using to develop the product.

Swift 4.0 Released!

Swift 4 is now officially released! Swift 4 builds on the strengths of Swift 3, delivering greater robustness and stability, providing source code compatibility with Swift 3, making improvements to the standard library, and adding features like archival and serialization.

Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns.

Updates

Swift 4.0 is a major language release and contains the following language changes and updates that went through the Swift Evolution process that can be viewed by clicking here

Apple (Xcode)

For development on Apple’s platforms, Swift 4.0 ships as part of Xcode 9.  Open-source Swift can be used on the Mac to target all of the Apple platforms: iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Moreover, binary builds of open-source Swift integrate with the Xcode developer tools, including complete support for the Xcode build system, code completion in the editor, and integrated debugging, allowing anyone to experiment with the latest Swift developments in a familiar Cocoa and Cocoa Touch development environment.

Linux

Official binaries for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 are available for download. Open-source Swift can be used on Linux to build Swift libraries and applications. The open-source binary builds provide the Swift compiler and standard library, Swift REPL and debugger (LLDB), and the core libraries, so one can jump right in to Swift development.