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Sunday, 22. September 2013

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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 ...
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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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Slides - Cross platform programming with .net, xamarin and MvvmCross

Coding with the enemy – The slides from yesterdays presentation "Hot tuna - Cross platform development with .net, Xamarin and MvvmCross" are available from here.Useful links from the presentationMvvmCross Stuart Lodge - MvvmCross AuthorTwitter           @slodgeBlog ...
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Android resources

Brian Long – 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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Introducing DUnitX - A Unit Test Framework for Delphi

VSoft Technologies – But, we have DUnit.... Unit Testing in Delphi is not new, the DUnit framework has been around for many years. So why create a new unit test framework? My motivation for creating a new framework was partially frustration with the confusion over DUnit, DUnit2 and who was maintaining DUnit? ...
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Introducing DUnitX - A Unit Test Framework for Delphi

VSoft Technologies – But, we have DUnit.... Unit Testing in Delphi is not new, the DUnit framework has been around for many years. So why create a new unit test framework? My motivation for creating a new framework was partially frustration with the confusion over DUnit, DUnit2 and who was maintaining DUnit? ...
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Delphi XE5 Android Device Compatibility

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Unlike iOS, there are are a huge variety of Android devices. Delphi XE5 supports the large majority of those devices. The official page for Android Devices Supported for Application Development spells out the requirements of Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean on an ARMv7 processor (with ...
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How to Call Java Code from an Oxygene Android Application

Te Waka o Delphi – Lachlan just posted a link to a post on Google+ (also available as a PDF) demonstrating how to call Java from Delphi XE5. I was shocked at both the amount and the nature of the code involved. It is long, convoluted and ugly stuff (nb. that isn’t a criticism of Paul’s code; such ...
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Delphi XE5 iOS and Android media file formats supported

Sip from the Firehose – Delphi XE5 and FM support multiple media file formats for all of the platforms we target (Windows, OSX, iOS and Android).  Looking at the FM source code you will find the multimedia components involved (TMediaPlayer, TMediaPlayerControl) and the formats supported for each platform.  For those of you ...
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How to call Java code from an XE5 Android application

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Hidden away on Google+ is this excellent walkthrough by Paul Foster on how to call Java methods from an XE5 Android application.
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Thursday, 19. September 2013

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Where has all the colour gone?

Brian Long – Once upon a time there was colour and interest a-plenty in development tool splash screens. Well, this was certainly the case with Delphi and C++Builder anyway. And then corporate America took over and things dulled down with an unmistakable business-like tone. Take a look through the progression of ...
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