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Sunday, 9. February 2014

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Delphi (and C++Builder) XE5 ‘mobile add-on pack’ currently being discounted

Delphi Haven – I’ve just noticed the ‘mobile add-on pack’ for Delphi (and C++Builder) XE5 Professional is currently selling for half price on Embarcadero’s online store (link). If you’re tempted, then it’s probably prudent to buy support and maintanance at the same time, which ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 23:40
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Delphi XE5 Android apps in the Google Play store - check them out

Sip from the Firehose – Searching the Google Play store for "Delphi XE5" and you’ll find several Android apps that were built with Delphi. You can also find links to Android apps on our RAD Studio Application Showcase. RxMediaPharma - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rxmediapharma.mobil&hl=en ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 15:16
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Revisiting Google Glass

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Few weeks ago I posted about how to launch a Google Glass app with a voice command. The app I built used buffered sensor data from the accelerometer and smooth animation to show a level. The video below is from our Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio where I put ...
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Saturday, 8. February 2014

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C++Builder code snippet - getting the current user name for Windows and OSX

Sip from the Firehose – I was reading a StackOverflow question and answer in the Delphi group and spotted this one: "How to get the currently logged in username". Here is a C++Builder XE5 version of the same code for Windows and Mac OSX. //--------------------------------------------------------------------------- #include ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:43
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Scanning Barcodes with RAD Studio XE5

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Turns out there are a few ways to scan a barcode with RAD Studio XE5, and no sooner do I make a video about it then TMS releases a component to scan barcodes, and then Thomas Krampe sends me his component that combines them all together. Not that we need another barcode scanning app on our ...
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Friday, 7. February 2014

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Chris Rolliston blog post - how to read and write image metadata using Delphi XE5

Sip from the Firehose – Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently created a Delphi Android app, "Exif Inspector", that reads and writes metadata information for images (jpeg, tiff and psd) using his open source Delphi library "CCR Exif". The Android app is available in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 19:43
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Delphi (and C++) Blogs of the Week #4

Marco's Tech Blog – Another round, this time before the end of the week. Given I'm including also C++ content, it might make sense to change the title of the series to "RAD Studio". I'll figure out. Blog Posts David I on C++Builder XE5 3D app for iOS - rotating Earth and Mars, at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 18:44
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Pascal vs Archetypal Enemy

DelphiTools – Once upon a time, there was a war (in the developer meaning), between Pascal, and another language whose name begin with the V and B initials. Well that war is over. Pascal won, sometimes in 2010. As proof look at the following Ohloh chart. While the Archetypal Enemy was set to finally ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 15:00
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Worst. Interface. Ever.

The Delphi Geek – As seen on Blogger: I have just written a reply and clicked “Sign out”. For the third time since the Google changed the Blogger UI! I don’t care that the “Publish” button is highlighted. “Sign out” is just placed in perfect position to click on when you are typing a response. Fix this, Google! --- ...
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Connecting to the Kinect for Windows with RAD Studio XE5

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The Kinect is a 3D motion sensing input device for Windows. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral, it enables users to control and interact with their computer through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. You can get the Kinect SDK and drivers from Microsoft and the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 08:08

Thursday, 6. February 2014

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C++Builder XE5 3D app for iOS - rotating Earth and Mars

Sip from the Firehose – In this blog post we’ll take a quick look at 3D iOS application programming using C++Builder XE5 Update 2. This application will contain two rotating planets - Earth and Mars using TSphere, TTextureMaterialSource and TFloatAnimation components. The rotation will be controlled by a TSwitch and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:56
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VCL Styles Utils and TWebBrowser support

The Road to Delphi – I just made some changes to the  TVclStylesWebBrowser class  which add support for VCL Styles to the TWebBrowser component. Now the TWebBrowser Scrollbars, Menus and dialogs are styled. JavaScript Warning JavaScript Alert Message Dialog JavaScript Prompt Dialog Popup Menus You can check the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 16:34
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VCL Styles Utils and TWebBrowser support

The Road to Delphi – I just made some changes to the  TVclStylesWebBrowser class  which add support for VCL Styles to the TWebBrowser component. Now the TWebBrowser Scrollbars, Menus and dialogs are styled. JavaScript Warning JavaScript Alert Message Dialog JavaScript Prompt Dialog Popup Menus You can check the ...
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Nick Hodges Webinar on Unit Testing and a C++ CodeRage

Marco's Tech Blog – Two online events coming from Embarcadero. 1. RAD in Action: Unit Testing in Delphi, by Nick Hodges Next week Nick will host a webinar on unit testing in Delphi, covering also some advanced languages features and many related topics. Make sure you don't miss it.  It is on February 12, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:11
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Get device independent, put your settings in the iCloud

TMS Software Blog – On the road, we carry a smartphone, in a couch we grab the tablet and in the office we sit behind the desk and use a desktop computer. In all scenarios though, we want to use applications that give us access to the same data and functions. Therefore, it is also logical that when we change our ...
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