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Thursday, 17. October 2013

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Hands Off My Application! (Another DPR Trick)

Te Waka o Delphi – In a comment on my previous post, David Heffernan noted that the IDE messes around with other parts of the application DPR in addition to the uses list. He is right. Another area that the IDE likes to muck about with is the code in the DPR begin .. end itself ! Fortunately there is […]
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Windows as a Legacy System

Delphi Code Monkey – I have been seeing charts like this one all over the place, but I think this one is telling.  It's from a presentation by a firm called KPCB.First there's this technology cycles graphic:Finally, here's the visual chart that goes with the above infographic:So the WinTel era starts with MS-DOS in ...
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My CodeRage session files

Brian Long – At the time of writing my two sessions for CodeRage 8 are being broadcast around the Arpanet. I’ve got two session this year, both related to Delphi mobile development, and both concerning how to reach out from the island that is the FM Application Framework (aka FMX aka FireMonkey) and gain access ...
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Unit Aliases and Build Configurations

Te Waka o Delphi – Over on stackoverflow, Ann Gossard had a question about using an $ifdef in the project (DPR) uses list to use one unit in preference over another, specifically in debug builds. In this situation, it immediately occurred to me that unit aliases might be creatively deployed. What follows is a slightly ...
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Wednesday, 16. October 2013

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85% of Windows developers have had requests for mobile applications

Delphi Insider – Here's the first of some interesting results from a recent developer survey sponsored by Embarcadero. Click here to download the full survey results and infographic A global survey sponsored by Embarcadero, finds that while a majority of Windows developers are experiencing great demand for ...
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My "Secure DataSnap Development" CodeRage 8 session

Pawel Glowacki – During my CodeRage 8 "Secure DataSnap Development" session I’m demonstrating different levels of security in DataSnap architecture. Communication Protocol: DataSnap supports three different communication protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS. Choosing the HTTPS protocol that is implemented using SSL ...
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My CodeRage 8 Sessions

Marco's Tech Blog – Today is the second day of CodeRage 8, and I'm giving two sessions on Delphi XE5, covering DataSnap and the new REST Client Library. The DataSnap session is an overview of the available options (likely too many) in setting up DataSnap servers and clients, including some performance data about ...
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Chrome Web Apps in Android

DelphiTools – Chrome for Android 31 (currently in the beta channel) added the ability to add a web application to the home screen, which iOS fans will notice it had been available for years on their fruity phones. Upgrading a SmartMS application to allow installing on the Android Home Screen is very ...
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Menu Items, APIs, Crackers and Hackers

Te Waka o Delphi – Francois Piette recently posted a solution to obtaining the screen position of a menu item involving using a “hacker” class. There is however a safer, more direct mechanism which I hope Francois won’t mind me sharing and a far less safe related hacking technique that his post ...
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VCL Threading – Synchronization

Te Waka o Delphi – Although I am using Oxygene a lot these days, Delphi remains my tool of choice for Win32 (and x64) development, together with the VCL. Hence this post. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Delphi was a Windows only development tool. 16 was the number of the bits with which it was […]
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Tuesday, 15. October 2013

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Sending a URL to Another App on Android and iOS with Delphi XE5

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Here is the source code for my Open and View URL library from my CodeRage 8 session “Beyond the App”. Here is a download of the example app. I’ll see about posting it to a SVN repository too so it can grow and evolve. Thanks to Al Mannarino for his code that started this! Some ...
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Where is that MenuItem displayed ?

Behind the connection – I had the need to display a form when the user clicks on an item in a menu. Easy! But the form, which is small had to be displayed where the MenuItem was displayed. After Googleling a little bit, I did not find what I needed. So I wrote it. Here is the result. In Delphi, a TMenuItem has no ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 22:15
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What’s In a Number .. ?

Te Waka o Delphi – Last week I picked up a Nokia 520 Windows Phone for what I consider to be an absolute bargain price (well under the NZ$299 RRP) specifically as a development handset to allow me to explore the Windows Phone support offered by Oxygene. I’ve only just started down this road but have already come ...
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Reading Barcodes with XE5 – Preliminary post

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Fernando Rizotto has an example of using XE4 on iOS to read a barcode. He is using an iOS specific library. Another library that is available on both iOS and Android is OpenCV. It is a full open source computer vision library with a lot of great features, one of which is reading barcodes.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 19:20
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Fun with external Java libraries on XE5 by Paul Foster

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Paul Foster shared his experiences working with External Java libraries on Android with XE5 on Google+. Here is a PDF he put together for you to download.
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