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Monday, 4. November 2013

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ADB WINLOG 1.0.1 – RELEASED!

Te Waka o Delphi – Are you doing Android development ? Whether you are using Delphi or some other Android development tool a key tool in the Android developer’s toolbox is the logcat command, part of the Android SDK. But it can be a little… how to put this kindly… crude. So I put together a rather ...
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OFFICIAL*1: Delphi is the Worlds Least Efficient Compiler!

Te Waka o Delphi – That is, according to Embarcadero’s “Chief Evangelist”. I don’t know how else to interpret his claim that the Delphi compiler produces 5MB+ of executable code per line of written code*2. Of course, this isn’t what he means but it’s a conclusion that is just as ...
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Sunday, 3. November 2013

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Delphi XE5 iOS and Android One Line of Code App - Map My Location

Sip from the Firehose – Michael Swindell challenged us to create mobile apps using Delphi XE5 for iOS and Android with only one line of code. After thinking about this for awhile, here is my first one line of code app, "Map My Location".  This app uses the TLocationSensor, TToolBar, TLabel and TWebBrowser components to ...
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My first Android App with Delphi XE5

Random thoughts on coding – A lot has been going on since Embarcadero released Delphi XE4. I must say I was astonished with what they achieved in such a short time with that version. Just being able to develop your own mobile applications using Delphi was something amazing. Even though I found that version quite cumbersome as ...
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Android Most Requested Platform Among Windows Developers

Delphi Insider – Here's a third interesting piece of information from the recent Windows developer survey sponsored by Embarcadero. If you're a Windows software developer, you have probably had requests for mobile apps and among those, Android is most likely the #1 requested platform and then iOS. RAD ...
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Saturday, 2. November 2013

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IDE Fix Pack 5.4 for 2009-XE5 released

Andy's Blog – The new IDE Fix Pack 5.4 supports XE5, fixes some bugs in IDE Fix Pack patches and adds new Win32 and Win64 compiler optimizations. Download IDE Fix Pack: Name IDE Version File Size Downloads Added IDE Fix Pack 5.4 2009+UP3 IDEFixPack2009Reg54.zip 173.75 KB 4 times 2013-11-01 IDE Fix Pack ...
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Friday, 1. November 2013

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RAD Studio and Delphi XE5 Q4 2013 Special Offers Details

Delphi Insider – Here is some info that I put together on the latest special offers on RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 for a training session today. Thought you might find it interesting to learn more about them. For more on these offers during Q4 2013 or more on the latest offers at any time in the ...
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Personal question about Chinese characters...

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – When sending messages from Android to iPhone (or vice versa) using Whatsapp or Facebook, sometimes the special "smiley" characters on one end are replaced by chinese/japanese characters on the other end, see http://www.bobswart.nl/chinees.jpg for an example. Just out of personal interest, I wonder ...
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XE Plus Pack – Release 14

JED Software Blog – Release 14 is now available to all existing XE Plus Pack users. Release 14 also brings support for Delphi XE5. The reason why the XE5 release was delayed was that the addition on iOS 7 support and a couple of changes to internal IDE component names (which made no sense to change) broke two of my ...

Thursday, 31. October 2013

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Blowing Smoke…

Te Waka o Delphi – To alleviate the grind of polishing and sanitising my code (and, let’s be honest, just plain ‘fixing’ it in some cases) ready for release, I have re-kindled my participation on Stack Overflow. In a happy confluence yesterday a question came up which allowed me to exercise one of ...
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Delphi / VMWare Fusion / OSX Mavericks / Samsung Android Devices USB Connection Problem solved

Daniel Magin's Weblog – First let me say what a horror installation. Second Delphi has nothing to do with this problem. What's going up: I use a new Samsung Galaxy S4 for developing Android Applications from Delphi. I use a MacMini with running VMWare Fusion 6.01 and a installation of Windows 8. Connecting the Samsung ...
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Delphi – Direct3D and the wrong FPU state: Now() function returns a wrong value (via: StackOverflow)

The Wiert Corner – The question datetime – Delphi Now() function returns a wrong value – Stack Overflow is similar to my article Delphi – Michael Justin had strange floating point results when his 8087 FPU Control Word got hosed. Good that stackoverflow user Anton Zhuchkov found out the cause himself: his ...
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Wednesday, 30. October 2013

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David I plays with devices and gadgets at Zend DevCon 2013…

Sip from the Firehose – The Zend team has posted a video of my keynote at the recent ZendCon 2013 developer conference in Santa Clara.  During my developers and devices keynote, I talked about the universe of device and gadget possibilities that developers have today and for years into the future. I demoed using home ...
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Pimp your WebSite with an Halloween Bat

DelphiTools – Time for some Halloween silliness: here is a quick & dirty JavaScript to pimp your website, blog or whatever with a randomly moving vampire bat. Or a dozen. Or a whole flock. jsbat.js (just 2.8 kb) Installing Download the file to your website or feel free to link it here. Then add as many ...
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RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE5 Limited Time Offers - Q4 2013

Delphi Insider – Here is information on some new special offers on RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 that run from October 22, 1013 through December 31, 2013. See the latest version of this info or latest special offers at http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer. Three special offers on RAD Studio, Delphi ...
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