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Thursday, 19. September 2013

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First Impressions Of XE5 for Android

Te Waka o Delphi – I thought I should at least take a look at the amazing Android support in XE5 so I decided to work through the tutorial that was brought to my attention recently. The first order of business of course, is getting installed. After making a cup of tea, reading a book, doing some housework and making ...
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Fair Comparisons

Te Waka o Delphi – There is an old saying about comparing “apples and apples” or more accurately in this case, “Androids and Androids”. A commenter has already pointed out that an Embarcadero blog post referencing the “effort” described by my series of posts demonstrating how to ...
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Delphi iOS and Android visits 6 cities in 3 days in New Zealand Sept 24-26

Sip from the Firehose – I seems like just yesterday when I was in Auckland for our RAD Studio XE5 Preview Tour (actually it took place on Friday August 30).  Thank you to all the great developers who showed up to see how easy it is to use Delphi XE5 to create great apps for iOS and Android. In Auckland we also had a ...
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Hello iOS 7!

JT @ Embarcadero – Embarcadero extends congratulations to Apple on shipping iOS 7 today. Now that we have the public shipping bits we are doing some final testing our iOS 7 Style (which should be available to registered XE5 developers shortly). To whet your appetite, here is a screenshot of the FM Controls samples app ...

Wednesday, 18. September 2013

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AnyDAC Acquisition Concerns Apparently Justified

TPersistent.com – I just stumbled upon this on DelphiFeeds. Apparently when I posted my concerns about the AnyDAC acquisition back in February I wasn’t too far off the mark. It appears that one “product” or “add on” is being used to coerce customers to buy additional upgrades. This ...
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Simple Database and Data access in Delphi XE5 for iOS and Android

Sip from the Firehose – With the release of Delphi XE5 for iOS and Android developers now have several options for connecting to databases and data both on the devices themselves as well as via our DataSnap multi-tier technology, REST application services, REST, SOAP and XML (TXMLDocument).  You can directly use SQLite, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:34
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XE5 Is Well Accepted

The Delphi Geek – This picture was taken today in Ljubljana before the XE5 presentation (which, thank you for asking, went quite fine, with only two glitches of which one was a human – that is, mine – error). About 65 people attended, which is a great improvement from the XE4 launch, and quite a few of them have ...
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The rising cost of being a Delphi developer

The Delphi Disciple – If you review my previous postings over the past few years, you'll notice that I'm overwhelmingly positive about Delphi, Embarcadero and the quality of the software I can release because of them. I subscribe to Delphi Feeds, as any self respecting Delphi developer should, and I read a lot of ...
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Delphi XE5 Mobile REST Client Demo Source

The PodCast at Delphi.org – With the release of Delphi XE5 I’ve made the source of the Mobile REST Client Demo available. This is a really super simple demo of the Mobile REST Client in XE5. It is designed to show up how you can consume a JSON REST Service and adapt it into a DataSet and then bind that to the UI. If you ...
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Don’t be a bloody idiot

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Here in Australia we like our public health campaigns graphic and blunt. This is what our cigarette packaging looks like and we have a long running TV campaign based around the slogan of “if you drink then drive you’re a … Continue reading →
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Where to get your IBLite and InterBase ToGo License Files?

Malcolm Groves – Just in case you didn't read beyond your XE5 Serial Number in your Order Confirmation email (or are on maintenance). Read more ›
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Debugging Against a Remote Android Emulator

The PodCast at Delphi.org – The Android emulator is impossibly slow when running inside a virtual machine. It is possible to debug against a remote emulator via SSH. Here are the steps to connect from a Windows guest OS to an OS X host OS (they can be easily adapted for a Windows host). It does require installing the Android ...
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David I Plumbs New Shallows

Te Waka o Delphi – I catch a lot of flak for being “negative” from certain quarters, but whether you agree with me or disagree with me, one thing I am not is sneaky. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of a certain David Intersimone. VP Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist at Embarcadero. A list of ...
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Tuesday, 17. September 2013

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Anatomy of a Camera App for iOS and Android

Sip from the Firehose – I’ve been watching some other blog posts about building Smartphone camera apps for Android, seeing all of the UI design work required and the lines of code needed.  While I always want to learn more about Smartphone APIs for Android and iOS, I also care a lot about getting applications built ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:35
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Castalia 2013.3.1 is now available, supports Delphi XE5

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’m pleased to announce the release of Castalia 2013.3.1, the latest version of my advanced code editor for Delphi programmers. What’s new in this version: Delphi XE5 support Speed improvements in looking up in Memory usage vastly reduced in library caching Added option to determine ...
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