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Monday, 29. December 2014

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Mobile Push Notifications without a BaaS

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE7 include support for mobile push (remote) notifications via a Parse and Kinvey BaaS providers. This makes it really easy to send push notifications to your users on mobile devices. Both Parse and Kinvey offer free service levels (as well as paid), and you can ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 23:32
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How to get Android 4.4.x style for your XE7 dialog boxes

Sip from the Firehose – Over the holidays, Hebron posted a question using the Embarcadero Community 3.0 Answers section. He asked "Why all the dialogs are using the "old" Android 2.x style? And how to force my Android app to use the 4.4.x style in all the dialogs like date picker and MessageDlg? Using StyleBook and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 20:40
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #24

Marco's Tech Blog – Another bi-weekly installment of my weekly column... but making 24 of these posts in 2014 was a good pace and I hope it helped. Anyway, heres comes the last round of the year. A Prize RAD Studio named "Best of 2014" in the Mobile Star Awards. See the award site and our press release. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 14:59
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Setting the default XML DOM in Delphi XE7

Stephen Ball – Managing the default XML DOM Scanning the whats new in RAD Studio XE7 (Delphi, C++ Builder) it covers the introduction of a new XML Dom (OmniXML) meaning there are now 3 XML DOMS to choose from when setting the default XML DOM. MSXML ADOM OmniXML The XML Dom defines which engine in essence is used ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 13:45
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How to Display Menu Item Hints in Delphi Applications (Revisited)

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Last week I decided I wanted the main menu hints and popup menu hints to display in a tooltip window just like the hints for all the other controls. I figured it shouldn't be that difficult, right. Microsoft does it all over the place so why shouldn't my applications.Wow did I under estimate what it ...
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Sunday, 28. December 2014

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Never Assume Your Paths Have Ending Delimiters

Delphi-losophy – I think I’ve mentioned that I have a “challenging” codebase that I deal with in my day job.  It’s a classic Delphi legacy app, worked on by numerous different people over the years with multiple different styles and techniques. Part of the product includes the use of an Address Engine – a third- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nickhodges@gmail.com @ 16:10

Saturday, 27. December 2014

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Endianness issue

The Programming Works – TForge 0.68 is released. TForge 0.68 is a maintenance release which fixes memory leak in THMAC implementation, fixes endianness issue for non-crypto hash functions such as CRC32 and adds minor improvements to ByteArray type. Previous releases were returning message digest values for non-crypto hash ...

Friday, 26. December 2014

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Use Bluetooth to Connect your App to the Internet of Things

Delphi Insider – Internet of Things Using Bluetooth and RAD Studio XE7The Internet of Things is upon us! Join the movement and explore one of the new features in RAD Studio XE7, Bluetooth. Watch this video featuring David Intersimone to see a demonstration of using Bluetooth for App Tethering. See how to:Discover ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00

Thursday, 25. December 2014

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Blast from the past: Turbo Pascal raytracer

The Delphi Geek – Paweł’s recent post reminded me of a veeeeeery old raytracer I wrote in years 1985/89. (Yes, young ones, we had computers then!) Header states: 1985-07-10:  Computer: VAX-11/750  Language: Pascal V2  Graphics: VT100 1988-02-03:  Computer: IBM-PC  Language: Turbo Pascal 4.0  Graphics: EGA 640 x 350 ...
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David I's "The Developer Twelve Days of Christmas"

Sip from the Firehose – Back in 2010, I wrote a blog post with a simple Delphi VCL program "The Developer's 12 Days of Christmas" which displayed the traditional lyrics and my attempt at some updated technology based lyrics. For 2014, I've created a FireMonkey version of the same application. Similar to the original ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 16:05

Wednesday, 24. December 2014

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Exclusive Savings and Bonuses when you Upgrade to RAD Studio XE7 by December 31, 2014

Delphi Insider – On XE2 or Earlier?Act now to qualify for Upgrade pricing and save up to 45%!Act Now! Offer Ends December 31, 2014Don't miss out on your upgrade discount of up to 45% offUsers of any earlier version qualify for the upgrade price. Upgrade eligibility for registered users of XE2 or earlier ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 16:00
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Castalia IDE Plugin Free with XE7 (ends soon)

Stephen Ball – One present I’m going to be playing with over Christmas is the Castalia IDE plug in. If you want to know why, check out the 10 minute demo here of some of the cool refactoring and IDE tools that Castalia provides. Don’t forget if your latest version is XE2 your last chance to qualify for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 13:07
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Spelunking Delphi RTL new Features since XE2

Marco's Tech Blog – What's new in the Delphi (and C++Builder) run time library (or RTL) in XE7, compared to the classic Xe2 version? There is likely way more than you thought! While I don't have time to delve into each and every of these new features, this is a summary, based on a direct unit to unit comparison. ...
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Tuesday, 23. December 2014

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Creating Highly Connected Apps with Bluetooth and Kinvey using Object Pascal

Delphi Insider – In this session, we show how to discover and interact with a Bluetooth LE device, such as a heart rate monitor, and track and store the received data in the cloud using a backend as a service (BaaS) provider such as Kinvey, Parse or App42. You'll also learn how to query existing cloud data using ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:00
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Plugin Spotlight – Delphi Dev Shell Tools

OTAPI – In this article, we’re going to take a look at the infinitely-useful Delphi Dev Shell Tools by Rodrigo Ruz. What is “Delphi Dev Shell Tools”? Delphi Dev Shell Tools (referred to here-forth as “DDST”) is a truly remarkable Windows Shell Extension specifically for Delphi ...
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