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Monday, 6. May 2013

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Smart Contest 2013 – Round #2

DelphiTools – The second Smart Context 2013 has been announced! As with the previous round, first prize is a tablet device of your own choice (up to USD 750). This time the theme is “Game Development” The rules are as follows: Registration before the 13th of May (registration at ...

Sunday, 5. May 2013

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OmniThreadLibrary Webinars

The Delphi Geek – Results of the OmniThreadLibrary Webinars Survey are now in. 77 people cared enough to answer (thanks!) and from them the Random.org site selected the winner who will get a free copy of the Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary book – Mr. Nigel Hughes. Congratulations to the winner! ...
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OpenSource GDI+ Library

Behind the connection – Sometimes ago, I discovered an open source GDI+ Library built by Erik Van Bilsen. I now use that Library extensively with excellent result. I used it to build an image processing system and other similar things. The Library is intended for Delphi 2009 and above. I currently use it with Delphi ...
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Friday, 3. May 2013

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iOS OpenURL – Not just for HTTP URLs

Olaf Monien – Anders just recently blogged about how to open Safari from your iOS Delphi app and showed how to incorporate Cleggy’s Apple.Utils.pas unit to make it just as simple as: OpenURL(‘http://www.embaracdero.com’); The interesting point is now, that this would also work for other apps. If ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Olaf Monien @ 23:26
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XE4 DataBase Components Updates and the Reviewers Guide

Marco's Tech Blog – There are two hot fixes available for the database side of XE4: IBX (Interbase Express) is now available for registered users at cc.embarcadero.com/item/29408 The FireDAC Enterprise download for XE4 (if you are entitled to it) is at cc.embarcadero.com/item/29368. It has been ...
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iOS: Identifying Your Users Devices – A Recipe How to Import iOS Classes

Olaf Monien – You might want to identify your users devices, for example to bind that information to some licensing mechanism. In earlier iOS days, you would have used UIDevice.uniqueIdentifier for that. That ID is unique for every iOS device out in the wild (well maybe except jail broken ones). Due to privacy ...
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The end of a great week in Europe with Delphi for iOS

Sip from the Firehose – I am sitting at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 at the end of a great week in Denmark and England using RAD Studio XE4 and Delphi XE4.  Many thanks go out to the 42 enthusiastic developers who spent two days with me in Nyborg Denmark at the Dapug Delphi XE4 workshop.  We spent the two days ...
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RAD Studio and Delphi XE4 Product Announcement Webinar available on-demand

Delphi Insider – You can now watch the RAD Studio XE4 and Delphi XE4 Product Announcement webinar on demand. See what's new in the XE4 versions of RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi. Watch this informative webinar on-demand and learn about developing iOS mobile apps with Delphi, new additions to the FireMonkey ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:00
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Changing Your Delphi License Serial Number

Te Waka o Delphi – Having installed and activated Delphi XE4 using the license available to me from my employer I decided that, despite the very nasty taste left in my mouth, I would pay the $49 required for the XE4 “hot-fix” release, albeit only in order to remain with the valid update window now imposed ...
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Thursday, 2. May 2013

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Hey, Trial users: No Mac, No problem

JT @ Embarcadero – I found a great resource for those of you trying out iOS support in XE4. macincloud.com offers rental time of Mac hardware online. Yesterday, I setup an account. Installed Platform Assistant into my account (actually I had to ask them to install it for me via the .pkg we make available online). Once ...
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Push Notifications for iOS

The Hacker's Corner – Luis Felipe González Torres (our MVP in Venezuela) published an example of a Delphi XE4 APN server and a Delphi XE4 APN client!!! The source code is provided. The video is in Spanish, but Luis Felipe is paging through the source code in a very nice manner, so it’s easy to follow along. Super ...
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RAD Studio XE4 Reviewer's Guide

Delphi Insider – The RAD Studio XE4 Reviewer's Guide is available on the Embarcadero Developer Network. This reviewer’s guide will give you an overview of some of the key benefits that developers will enjoy with RAD Studio XE4 as well as a walkthrough by building typical multi-device apps. You can view the guide ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 10:00
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Some Delphi & C#/.NET links on XML related stuff

The Wiert Corner – for my link archive: From Zero To One » SimpleStorage. omnixml – Simple way to use XML in Delphi – Google Project Hosting. XPath Visualizer. xml – Using Xpath With Default Namespace in C# – Stack Overflow. delphi – regular expression in XPATH – Stack Overflow. ...
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It’s a Good Time for NZ Delphi Users to Cross-Grade

Te Waka o Delphi – Having lost our Delphi reseller in NZ last year, and with the Kiwi dollar riding high against the US dollar, now is a good time to make purchases from online stores operating in US currency. RemObjects has such a store and they also have a cross-grade offer for Delphi customers wishing to move over ...
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Wednesday, 1. May 2013

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Opening a URL in Safari on iOS

The Hacker's Corner – Consider this code. It works. And I was just about to answer a commenter with it… But my brain HURTS reading it, even more writing it, and much more recommending that someone else copies it… function SharedApplication: UIApplication; begin Result := ...
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