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Saturday, 1. February 2014

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Managing my Philips Hue Lights from a C++Builder FireMonkey Desktop

Sip from the Firehose – As part of our recent "Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" (https://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/programming-devices-and-gadgets) I showed developers how to use the REST Client Library components with Delphi XE5. In this blog post I’ll show you a ...
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Thursday, 30. January 2014

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Windows XP end of life April 8, 2014 - easily move your Delphi and C++ apps forward

Sip from the Firehose – It’s 2014. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP (Microsoft recently announced that they will continue to provide virus warnings until summer 2015). By moving, now, to RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 you can move your apps forward to Windows 7 and 8 and take ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:32
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Castalia 2014.1.2 is now available

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’ve been on a bug-fixing rampage, making improvements in Castalia, my collection of awesome tools for Delphi programmers, and it’s time you got to enjoy the benefits. Castalia 2014.1.2 is available now, with the following bugfixes: Fixed: Smart keys not working in Delphi 2005, 2006, ...
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Every Android API for Delphi

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Delphi XE5′s support for Android includes many of the most common Android APIs either wrapped in nice cross platform libraries and component or accessible directly via the JNI wrappers. The rest can be accessed by creating headers to expose them. The new JNI Bridge makes this calling of the ...
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Wednesday, 29. January 2014

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C++Builder XE5 iOS RSS feed reader app

Sip from the Firehose – Last year, Marco Cantu created a Delphi for iOS/Android feed reader app (YouTube video). In this blog post I’ll show you how to create a C++ iOS RSS feed reader app using C++Builder XE5 update 2. In the demo project I will be using the isocpp.org blog RSS feed (http://isocpp.org/blog/rss) and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:28
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Delphi XE5 Update 2 has FireDACJSONReflect for DataSnap

Marco's Tech Blog – Only few developers know that there was another hidden gem in the Update 2 of Delphi XE5 (and RAD Studio and C++Builder), namely a new unit to help you working with DataSnap REST servers and FireDAC datasets, both on the client and on the server side. This is a short description of the key ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:21
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delphi – With a class operator is an implicit typecast to itself allowed? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – In the series “interesting stuff you can do with Implicit operators”: delphi – With a class operator is an implicit typecast to itself allowed? – Stack Overflow. Be careful though, as Implicit assignment will allow more code paths to the compiler than you expect at first ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Programming Devices and Gadgets with Delphi and C++Builder Webinar On Demand

Delphi Insider – Last week's very popular webinar Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio featuring Jim McKeeth, David I, and special guests including Allen Bauer is now available on demand. If you weren't able to attend the webinar, be sure to check out the replay. When you click and fill out the form, ...
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Tuesday, 28. January 2014

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Google Glass for the Delphi developer spectacle wearers like me :)

Sip from the Firehose – Google has announced availability of Google Glass frames for prescription glass wearers like me. They will also have sunglasses for those who want cool shades. Four prescription frames, , called the "Titanium collection", are available today for $225 each minus lenses ($150 for sunglasses). My VSP ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:16
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Dynamic arrays: how they work and how to use them

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Let’s talk for a bit about how dynamic arrays work “behind the scenes.” First, a dynamic array primer. If you’re already comfortable with the use of dynamic arrays, you can skip this section: In the old days, when you needed an array in your Delphi program, the array had to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jacob @ 15:00
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FireMonkey and VCL Styles - articles, blogs, videos, docs and examples

Sip from the Firehose – I’ve been receiving emails from developers asking for information and links about learning more about styles in their VCL and FireMonkey Delphi and C++ apps. I’ve put together a list of some of the many articles, blog posts and videos to help you learn more about styles. Embarcadero ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 00:02

Sunday, 26. January 2014

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External routines in DWS

TURBU Tech – I’ve been working with Eric Grange on adding a new feature to the DWS compiler recently: external routines.  The goal of this feature is to allow DWS code to call into native routines like Delphi code can call into routines in a DLL by writing a function signature and marking it external, ...
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Chris Rolliston blog posts - Loading the app’s icon into a TImage (Windows/Android)

Sip from the Firehose – Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently wrote two blog posts with source code showing you how to load your application’s ICON into an FMX TImage component forAndroid and Windows. The code contains an "AppIconLoader" that you can use in your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:18
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Coding style matters

Behind the connection – Coding Style, AKA Programming Style refers to the way you layout your source code. In many languages, source code layout is simply ignored by the compiler. You can write as you like. It is very important for code readability and understanding to use the same coding style across all files of an ...
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isocpp.org video and on-demand links for C++11

Sip from the Firehose – There are great C++11 video links posted on the isocpp.org web site. Members of the C++11 community write blog entries with links to there videos.  A recent set of videos has appeared by Vittorio Romero. He has created 4 videos so far focused on some of his favorite C++ 11 features. Dive into ...
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