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This Blog is dedicated to giving you the latest information and news, including tips and tricks on Delphi for PHP and PHP Programming in general.

May
28

Noam Rachmany has posted 14 Delphi for PHP videos on YouTube. Check them out!

Style Sheets, Page Controls, Menus, and other UI components

Custom style sheet css example
Basic authentication control example
Explanation for parent properties example
Explanation for scrollbar example
Window example
Mainmenu example
PageContol example
Explanation for Buttonview example
Explanation for button example

Working with MySQL

MySQL query sample
MySQL masterdetail sample
MySQL dbevent sample
MySQL create oscommerce database

Apr
17

CodeGear have released some webcasts showing you a basic introduction to Delphi for PHP 2.0 and also a “What’s New” webcast showing differences between v1 and v2:

They have also created a new article highlighting what’s new:

Apr
14

A new article on CodeGear’s website says that Delphi for PHP v2.0 has been released. The full article can be found here.

Here is a quote from the article:

Delphi for PHP 2.0 can be ordered today, and is available for a special introductory price of $249 through the end of June 2008. Upgrades from Delphi for PHP 1.0 are currently $179. Special discounts for academic users, volume purchases and electronic delivery are also available. For more information on the product, visit http://www.codegear.com/products/delphi/php.

Here is a brief highlight of what’s new in version 2.0:

  • IDE enhancements in the new version enable you to do more and get your work done faster. New features and enhancements like the visual HTML designer, Templated Forms designer and multilanguage support give you more flexibility to build great looking Web applications. Other features and enhancements like designer guidelines, profiling, file management and filtering make you more productive by providing quicker access to the information you need.
  • The Code Editor has received a major overhaul for improved performance and stability as well many new advanced editing features like code folding, error insight, a change tracking bar, sync edit and source code formatting that help you better understand, manage and navigate your source code.
  • The new Database app development features in Delphi for PHP 2.0 make it easier than ever to build database applications with less coding. New native components for Oracle and new support for seven additional databases in the Data Explorer give you more choices and the new ability to drag and drop from the Data Explorer to the visual designer enables you to quickly build database apps with no handwritten code.
  • Improved documentation and additional samples to help you understand how to use the IDE and the VCL for PHP components to build real world applications.

There is a huge list of improvements, click here to download a PDF file containing all the improvements.

Well Done CodeGear, the new version looks great! :)

Mar
21

Download a Fully functional 30-day trial of Delphi/400 for PHP.

Delphi/400 for PHP is a completely new approach to developing PHP applications to modernize your System i applications using visual components in place of hand writing lines of code. Delphi/400 for PHP gives you all the benefits of rapid visual development with full access to the databases, services and programs of your System i.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The installation process for Delphi/400 for PHP requires access to an AS/400, iSeries or System i.

To download your trial copy Click Here
Thanks to 405hp for telling me about this trial download!

Mar
18

Just received an email from CodeGear announcing a new series of webinars. They are scheduled to take place in the next days and weeks. One of particular interest (of course) is the one on Delphi for PHP, details of which are as follows:

Date: 25th March 2008
Time: 14:00 GMT (15:00 CET)

The following topics will be discussed in the webinar:

  • VCL for PHP
  • Database Access
  • Component Development
  • Real-World component samples (Accessing eBay’s PHP API)

To signup to this webinar, click here, or to see a complete list of all webinars click here.

Mar
06

CodeGear have finally released the Delphi for PHP Roadmap.

Timeframe for some Product versions are as follows:

Early 2008 - Delphi for PHP “Aurora” - Improved PHP code editing and database support
Early 2008 - Delphi/400 for PHP - Support for AS/400 and iSeries data access
Early 2009 - Delphi for PHP “Crocodile” - Improved PHP code editing and database support

Check out the full details here: http://dn.codegear.com/article/37662

Feb
04

I Received the following email from CodeGear today (see below) about my support and maintenance agreement for Delphi for PHP which is going to expire soon. I like the bit where they say I will “receive a proposal” for the renewal. I sincerely hope that means all the people which purchased the support will get a discount due to the bugs and instability in the current version of Delphi for PHP? We can only wait and hope!!

Dear [my name]

With this message we inform you that your support and maintenance agreement with ID [agreement number] for Delphi PHP is up for renewal per April 13th 2008. In order to ensure continued support and maintenance to protect your software investment, this agreement requires to be renewed.

You will receive a proposal for the renewal either from CodeGear directly, or from a CodeGear representative company. If you wish to receive an immediate quotation, or have other comments about your support and maintenance contract, please reply to this message and we will respond to you within a few business days. Since the CodeGear representative companies work mostly independently, it is possible that you were already contacted for this renewal. In that case, you can ignore this message.

You receive this message since you are registered as Primary Contact on this contract. If you should no longer have this role, please reply to this message and confirm the name, phone and email address of the new Primary Contact.

For any questions you may have, you can also reply to this message. In case you wish to be answered by phone, please mention the phone number where you can be reached.

Kind regards,
CodeGear Support Center, division of Borland
Renewal Administrator

Jan
30

CodeGear’s CEO talks to eWEEK about the company’s first year as a separate entity from parent Borland Software.
Jim Douglas, CEO of CodeGear is quote as saying:

On the PHP front, look for an interesting new release from CodeGear early in 2008.

It sounds as so Delphi for PHP Version 2 is just around the corner!! Full article can be found here. Very interesting read!

Dec
03

Last chance to register for the iClass RAD Development with CodeGear Delphi for PHP which is at 14:00 GMT on the 4th of December (Tomorrow!!)

This live session will include a number of key topics including:

  • Latest product features
  • VCL for PHP: component-based PHP development for extreme productivity
  • RAD Database development with Delphi for PHP

Both developers and project managers would benefit from attending this seminar. The Webinars will be live and hosted by expert members of the CodeGear Delphi team.

To register for this iClass go to: http://borland.interwise.com/borland/iClass/SV2137/

Oct
28

Hi,

Michael Swindell who is the Vice President of Products at CodeGear has written a very positive blog post about this blog and the delphi-php forums. You can read his blog post here: http://blogs.codegear.com/michaelswindell/2007/10/22/34742