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Tuesday, 11. February 2014

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C++ Books/eBooks that include coverage of C++11

Sip from the Firehose – Here are several C++ books/eBooks that cover (or have been updated for) C++11. A Tour of C++ (C++ In-Depth Series) - Bjarne Stroustrup - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0321958314/ The C++ Programming Language, 4th Edition - Bjarne Stroustrup - http://www.amazon.com/C-Programming-Language- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:52
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Patch free Multi-touch iOS support for XE5

From Zero To One – In my last post I wrote about the Multi-touch support for Android and iOS under Delphi XE5. The article received more attention then I anticipated, so I was surprised as it seems that this is something that people need. I was happy with the Android support but far from content on the iOS. Patching ...
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Delphi Developer Days 2014

Let's Get Technical – It is again my pleasure to announce the dates and cities for our annual Delphi Developer Days tour by me and Delphi expert Bob (Dr.Bob) Swart. We will be visiting two cities in the United States and three in Europe/United Kingdom. We will be in the Washington DC/Baltimore area on May 5th and 6th and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 09:45
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February 2014 Webinars on Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio

Delphi Insider – There are some great RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder related webinars coming up this month.1. Delphi Unit Testing with Nick Hodges - February 12th2. iOS Application Development with C++Builder XE5 - February 19th3. CodeRage C++ - two days of technical sessions on C++ February 25th ...
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Monday, 10. February 2014

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Another Broken Link in the Wall

TPersistent.com – Chris Rolliston recently blogged that the Mobile Pack for Delphi Pro is being discounted 50% until the end of March, so I thought I would check it out.  A percentage  doesn’t tell you anything because retailers sometimes mark up the product so they can discount it by 70% to attract buyers. I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 18:50
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ec2 Software Solutions - Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging C++Builder success story

Sip from the Firehose – ec2 Software Solutions rapidly prototypes and develops medical software for touch screen and mobile devices with C++Builder. Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are among the most highly complex and regulated areas in all science. Regulated by four agencies—the Department of Transportation, the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:39
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Delphi Unit Testing Tools

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Recently I was discussing with some friends if everyone should learn to code and one friend said “I think everyone should learn to write unit tests.” I was reading Nick Hodges’ Coding In Delphi book (available free when you buy XE5) in the chapter on Unit Tests and my son asked me ...
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 08:46

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 ...
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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 ...
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