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Friday, 20. September 2013

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 06:08
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Brian Long @ 15:31
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Delphi supports iOS 7

Brian Long – Good to see prompt Delphi support for iOS 7, as reported by Embo’s Sarina DuPont. It’s out and available for download from the registered users site a mere 1 day after iOS 7 was released. I can’t help noticing, though, that it appears to be an XE5-only update. This is not good news for those still ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Brian Long @ 15:08
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Crash Bang Wallop, What a Picture!

Te Waka o Delphi – The fourth and final part in the not-as-short-as-I-thought-it-would be series on building a camera app for Android using Oxygene. In this penultimate instalment we will add the capability to actually take a picture. But that won’t take very long, so then we will spend a bit of time tidying up ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 13:06
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The First Delphi For Android (and not only)

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi XE5 is the first Delphi for Android. But this release is "the first" only from many other point of views: The first Delphi for Android The first Delphi with 6 compilers (Win32, Win64, Mac OS X, iOS Simulator, iOS Device, Android) The first release with two LLVM-based ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 10:29
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Audio Recording and Playback on Android and iOS with Delphi XE5

Delphi Insider – Here's this week's featured code snippet video. This is an introduction to audio recording and playback on Android and iOS with RAD Studio XE5 and Delphi XE5. You can download the sample source code for the app shown in this video and see other code snippets and videos at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:00
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New 2013 Delphi Developer Days Event

Let's Get Technical – I am pleased to announce a special edition of Delphi Developer Days 2013 and Mobile Development Workshop, to be held this December 4th, 5th, and 6th near London's Heathrow Airport. This three-day event includes the classic two-day Delphi Developer Days 2013 sessions by me and Delphi expert Bob ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 06:45
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 01:32
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 00:42
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 00:30
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 22:27
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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, ...
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