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Tuesday, 24. September 2013

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Parallels 9 and VM’s on External Drives

Te Waka o Delphi – Not a Delphi or even Pascal related post on this occasion, but an experience that may interest any developer running Windows in a VM on a Mac. I have been using Parallels desktop virtualisation solution to run Windows on my iMac since the day I got it (or I should say “them”, since I ...
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TMS Pack for FireMonkey now supports XE5 and Android

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Very exciting to see an update from TMS for their TMS Pack for FireMonkey with support for XE5 and Android (as well as iOS, OS X and Windows). Their pack includes a great diverse collection of controls for both mobile and desktop apps.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 18:05
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Assorted Delphi XE5 Links

Marco's Tech Blog – There has been a flurry of blog posts around Delphi for Android over the past week, while I was on the road. I'd love to have the time to mention each of them and comment on some, giving my perspective. But if I wait to have time, those blog posts will get old. So here is a rather assorted ...
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Survey Results: Challenges and Opportunities for Windows Developers Going Mobile

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero recently sponsored a survey of Windows developers, conducted by Dimensional Research, to learn about their experience with mobile development and the demands and challenges of going mobile. The results of the survey are now available as an infographic and a PDF of the full survey ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:20
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TMS Software FireMonkey component pack now supports Delphi XE5

Sip from the Firehose – I just received an email from Bruno Fierens of TMS Software announcing that they are now shipping the latest release of their, TMSFMXPack, FireMonkey component pack supporting Delphi XE5 on multi-devices including support for Android. The TMS Firemonkey component pack includes a set of highly ...
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The XE5 Android device compatibility survey

Australian Delphi User Group Members – According to Wikipedia there are 11868 different types of Android device in use today. Embarcadero is never going to have the resources to test against more than a tiny fraction. The only practical way of approaching the problem is to … Continue reading →
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Monday, 23. September 2013

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Android Fragmentation

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Fragmentation is the term used to describe all the variations available on the Android platform. Android has many manufacturers and models, unlike iOS where there is only one manufacturer, and they only have 3 (or 4) different models: iPhone, iPod, iPad (and iPad Mini). The Android Dashboard is a ...
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I had a dream…

The Art of Delphi Programming – I had a dream. While I was working on my current project the WOMP (White Owl Mail Provider) dropped a message at my doorstep. The message reads You are invited to a special event. Be prepared to be picked up at 7 pm. Point seven o’clock a coach drawn by two unicorns came up the driveway (I ...
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Sunday, 22. September 2013

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My RAD Studio XE5 World Tour Stops so far

Pawel Glowacki – It is September every year that I travel the most. This is typically the time that a new version of Delphi and RAD Studio is released. This year is different. Not because of less travel, but there were two major versions of Delphi released in 2013: XE4 with the Delphi for iOS support in Q2 and and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 18:26
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First look at Oxygene for Android development

TURBU Tech – Jolyon Smith has been posting a lot of really rosy stuff about Oxygene lately.  And he even commented on a recent blog post of mine,  in response to my frustration about Embarcadero blatantly ripping off paying customers by not including Android support as part of the baseline Delphi installation: ...
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Apkudo Kudos and Non-Functional Quality

Te Waka o Delphi – Jim McKeeth recently blogged about the results of submitting an “empty” FireMonkey app to the apkudo online Android testing service. Jim reports that an “empty” FireMonkey app failed on only 13 devices out of 118, claiming an impressive 89% success rate. It made me curious to ...
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Honourable Intentions

Te Waka o Delphi – This is it. The home straight. The final part of my series on writing a camera app using Oxygene for Android. In this concluding part I shall look at making my application a well behaved Android citizen. As well as pointing out (and fixing) some mistakes I have made along the way, we will add ...
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Saturday, 21. September 2013

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SysCheck for XE5 Compatibility

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Want to know if your Android device is compatible with XE5? Well you can check out the compatibility lists, or download SysCheck by Christopher Moeller. When you run it the first line tells you if you have an ARMv7, second line is Android OS version, and 3rd line is if you have NEON instruction ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 08:27

Friday, 20. September 2013

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Android resources

RemObjects Blogs – For those Pascal programmers looking at building Android applications, be it with Delphi XE5 or with Oxygene for Java (I work with both!), here are a few Android-related resources that may come in useful: Google’s Android Device Manager – if you mislay your Android device this allows you to locate ...
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RAD Studio XE5 and Delphi XE5 iOS 7 Update works with trials too

Delphi Insider – You may have heard about the new iOS 7 style and IDE support in RAD Studio XE5 and Delphi XE5 that was announced yesterday. If you don't already have one of the XE5 IDEs, you can use install the iOS 7 update with a RAD Studio XE5 Trial or Delphi XE5 Trial and try it out. Here are the links to ...
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