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Thursday, 9. January 2014

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Fun with FireMonkey Gradients

Pawel Glowacki – Everybody loves colours. Great apps should use colours in clever and original ways. I have been recently spending a lot time using Delphi XE5 for designing screens for mobile apps and must admit that I really like the way how iOS 7 is using colours and gradients. There are a lot of interesting ...
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OmniThreadLibrary 3.03b – Small version change, big update!

The Delphi Geek – Yesterday I noticed a big nasty bug in the OmniThreadLibrary which was present in for a long long time. If a thread priority was not explicitly specified (by calling SetPriority OTL function or SetThreadPriority Windows API), a thread was started with idle priority (instead of normal). How comes ...
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Android Bluetooth SPP / RS232 with Delphi XE5 YouTube video and examples

Sip from the Firehose – I found this great Delphi XE5 Android Bluetooth YouTube video, by Björn Hansen, from back in September last year after the launch of Delphi XE5. it shows you how to use Delphi to create an Android app that uses Bluetooth to connect to a lighting control system. The developer includes the source code ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 16:44
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Setting Up For Android Development with Oxygene

RemObjects Blogs – The purpose of this article is to help you set up Oxygene ready to develop Android applications. It assumes you have already installed Oxygene but will walk you through installing the Java and Android SDKs as well as setting up a virtual Android device and configuring your physical device for ...
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Two Approaches to Sub-classing Components Compared

Let's Get Technical – Delphi is an object oriented programming language. Unless you write nothing but console applications, this fact is obvious. For example, when your application includes either a form or a data module, the class that defines the form or data module is a descendent of an existing class. In the case of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 15:38
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Who purchased the Delphi you use?

DelphiTools – Inspired by a recent question by Bruce McGee in the Delphi non-tech forum, here are a couple of mini-polls. Who purchase the Delphi you use? Do you use Delphi for work, hobby or both?
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Wednesday, 8. January 2014

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Some new devices and gadgets appearing at CES 2014

Sip from the Firehose – Jim and I are still working on our demos for our upcoming webinar, "Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" on January 22, 2014 at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time. At the same time in Las Vegas, companies are announcing new devices and gadgets this week at the Consumer ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:45
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Fixed my blog

TURBU Tech – So apparently I got hacked somehow. Not sure what happened, but someone found a way in to my WordPress installation and started using it to serve spammy ad links.  I’ve rooted out the problem and installed a WP security plugin that will watch for and work to prevent future attacks, so ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 19:44
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When Does Lexing End and Parsing Begin?

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – I had an interesting bug in my compiler: The parser would fail on blank lines. To a certain degree, this makes sense; the formal grammar of the language does not include blank lines. This is invalid input! On the other hand, every programming language ever invented, as far as I know, simply ignores ...
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Some New Year Delphi Blog Posts

Marco's Tech Blog – A new year has started, and I'm back linking a few Delphi blog posts I liked. They are kind of assorted links: Malcolm is extending his FluentQuery API for containers, very interesting coding style, at github.com/malcolmgroves/FluentQuery Thomas Pfister is now using Delphi ...
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Try or buy new C++Builder XE5 with iOS today - and offers extended

Delphi Insider – Here's a copy of an upcoming C++Builder email. Two things to note here:1. Some of the December special offers have been continued into January so you can still upgrade from any earlier version and get some of the bonus items that were available in December. This applies to Delphi, C++Builder and RAD ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 14:00
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Riding the waves with REST and C++Builder for iOS

Sip from the Firehose – Last month, John Thomas (JT) and Sarina Dupont wrote blog posts showing you how to use the new REST Client Library components in your Delphi XE5 VCL and FM applications. JT and Sarina both built examples that use the SpitCast web site (http://www.spitcast.com/) REST API(s) to query surf spots and ...
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Tuesday, 7. January 2014

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New Year, new job, new town, same me

TURBU Tech – A lot’s happened in my life over the last few weeks, but most of it revolves around one basic fact: I quit my job at WideOrbit to take a new one with De Novo Software.  The project I’m working on now is a program for flow cytometry, a type of analysis of medical sample data used in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 19:04
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Quick Delphi Tips: Form Designer Keyboard Shortcuts

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – When using the Delphi form designer, developers tend to use the mouse a lot. But there are a few keyboard shortcuts that I find particularly useful: Esc selects the parent control of the currently selected control This is especially useful if you’ve got a container (often a TPanel or similar) ...
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Monday, 6. January 2014

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Support RAD Studio in the DeveloperWeek Awards

Delphi Insider – You may have seen that last year, RAD Studio was recognized as Top Innovator in the Developer Tools category of the DeveloperWeek Awards.Now is your chance to help us win again in the 2014 awards.One of the award criteria is the number of customer endorsements that each product receives. It's a two ...
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