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Wednesday, 5. February 2014

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TMS Software blog: Two lines of code to add QR, UPC, EAN code scanning to your iOS Delphi apps

Sip from the Firehose – I love it when I can write fewer lines of code and get something done in my applications. I love it even more if I only have to write one or two lines of user-written code to add major functionality to my applications. Here is a cool blog post by TMS Software showing you how you can add barcode ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:47
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Giving Data a Good Spin (Android, Windows, Azure)

Marco's Tech Blog – Over the last week I bumped into data that was presented with a real twist. And more than once. Hence this rather unusual blog post for my blog. Mobile Phones: Android Wins, but Windows Grows Faster I guess you've seen similar headlines, one of them is in this press release from Canalys, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 19:09
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Wednesday, February 12 - RAD in Action webinars "Unit Testing in Delphi" with Nick Hodges

Sip from the Firehose – Next Wednesday, Nick Hodges, Embarcadero MVP and author of the new book, "Coding in Delphi", will present "RAD in Action: Unit Testing in Delphi" in 3 live online sessions. Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Times: 6AM San Francisco / 9AM New York / 2PM London / 3PM Milan 11AM San Francisco / 2PM ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:23
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Announcing the Oxygene “January 2014″ Update

RemObjects Blogs – Ahh, it feels like forever since i have written one of these, with the holidays and a long-overdue vacation in January. But it’s really just been a little over six weeks, and the time has come again: Last friday, we shipped the latest update for Oxygene. The January 2014 release is a minor bugfix ...
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Oh Yeah, the Ouya!

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The Ouya is an Android powered game console / set-top box that you can pick up for $99. Not only is it a cheap game console, but it is also an affordable Android platform designed to drive big screen TVs. Easily turn a TV into a wall mounted dashboard or living picture frame. Once the ADB driver is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 07:50

Tuesday, 4. February 2014

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Building a Webmapping System

David Glassborow – We will look at how easy it is to create your own web mapping platform. First we will start with creating the javascript platform, pulling in data to display over the top. Will then go on to creating our own tile server based on OpenStreetmap.org data (I’ll use the abbreviation OSM) in ...
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3 weeks until CodeRage 8 C++ conference starts (February 25 and 26)

Sip from the Firehose – It’s three weeks until our CodeRage 8 C++ online technical conference starts. On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26 (6am to 6pm each day) C++ industry and Embarcadero technology experts will present 24 educational sessions covering C++Builder XE5 including building applications for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:39
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On the record initialization/finalization in Delphi

The Programming Works – If a Delphi record type contains managed fields Delphi uses special initialization and finalization routines for the record instances. Unfortunately these routines use some kind of RTTI information and slow; they could be made much faster. I have written a simple benchmark to find out how the built- ...
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On the record initialization/finalization in Delphi

The Programming Works – If a Delphi record type contains managed fields Delphi uses special initialization and finalization routines for the record instances. Unfortunately these routines use some kind of RTTI information and slow; they could be made much faster. I have written a simple benchmark to find out how the built- ...
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REST and the Kimono

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I love the new TRESTClient components in XE5. Especially the ability to visual bind a REST datasource with the use of the TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter. Now I find I’m always on the look out for new REST datasources. The REST Debugger makes the whole process really easy too. The other day I hit ...
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Monday, 3. February 2014

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Controlling my Philips Hue Lights using C++Builder for iOS

Sip from the Firehose – Last Friday (January 31, 2014) in my blog post, "Managing my Philips Hue Lights from a C++Builder FireMonkey Desktop", I showed you how to use C++Builder XE5 to build a Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Mac OS X application to control my Philips Hue wireless LED lights. In this blog post, I will show you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 23:48
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Ready to cast: Chromecast now open to developers with the Google Cast SDK #interesting #fun (via: Chromium Blog)

The Wiert Corner – With a more decent internet connection during our trip, it is time to catch up on some recent news. The first that caught my eye was that the Chromecast API now is open to all developers. Developer information is available through Casting Your Content to the Big Screen – Google Cast — Google ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 19:50
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True multi-touch support for Delphi XE5

From Zero To One – Recently I had a project where I had to somehow get the touch points for Android and IOS. I needed coordinates of all touch points at any time, with the correct event and movements. After a short research it turned out that Delphi XE5 has no such support. The internals of FMX framework does support ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Iztok Kacin @ 17:04
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Delphi Blogs of the (Last) Week #3

Marco's Tech Blog – Got a little late this week with my weekly blog post summarizing blogs and news in the Delphi community (and given it is not great to blog on weekends... I'm here on Monday). Here it goes. And there is quite a lot. Delphi Mobile and FireMonkey Answering a request form a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:05
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There is already a standard code style

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – As François Piette (a very honourable Embarcadero MVP) recently wrote, coding style matters. He states “… this is mostly a matter of personal preferences as long as the style is constant…” but I totally disagree in this very important topic: there shouldn’t be any ...
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