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Thursday, 9. May 2013

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IBLite, Free InterBase for iOS

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has formally announced IBLite, the free version of IB ToGo for iOS, already shipping in RAD Studio XE4. You can read the announcement at edn.embarcadero.com/article/43128. As you might know, IBToGo is a DLL-based or in-process version of InterBase, requiring no deployment and giving ...
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Time for a golden oldie: Pragmatic Software Development Tips

The Wiert Corner – From the century start era of The Pragmatic Bookshelf | The Pragmatic Programmer, a - still valid – list of Pragmatic Software Development Tips. From Care About Your Craft, via DRY, Some Things Are Better Done than Described, Keep Knowledge in Plain Text, Work With a User to Think Like a User, ...
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Going Mobile (for online shopping) is the Way Ahead

Sip from the Firehose – Last Friday morning, at my London Heathrow Airport hotel, The Times newspaper was placed at my door.  I kept a two page spread article from inside the newspaper that was titled "Going Mobile Is The Way Ahead".  I don’t think anyone would disagree about the impact that mobile devices and app ...
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Wednesday, 8. May 2013

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DX.Library : Utility functions for iOS (and other platforms) available via SVN

Olaf Monien – I just created a DX.Library SubVersion repository at Google and uploaded our DX.Apple.Utils.pas unit as first action. As a start three functions are available: Note: there is a dependency to Apple.Utils.pas (and later maybe to other units in the same directory), which ships with XE4, but is NOT in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Olaf Monien @ 23:26
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My app is in the App Store.

Delphi Code Monkey – This app is pure Objective-C, using the remObjects Data Abstract + RemObjects SDK to  build the Delphi middle-tier server service.RentalPointToGo uses a Made-for-iPhone (MFi) accessory called the Linea Pro from Infinite Peripherals, which is the same barcode-scanning hardware used with ...
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What programmers font (monospaced!) do you like best?

The Wiert Corner – Lucida Console Sample (thanks Wikimedia!) I’m in search to see if there is a better programmers font than the monospaced Lucida Console mainly to be used in Visual Studio, Delphi, the Windows console, Xcode and Eclipse. What I love about Lucida Console design is the relatively large x-height ...
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C++Builder XE4 use case: (I need to) Build a Multi-Device C++ app

Sip from the Firehose – For ISVs and Enterprises the #1 application development challenge today is supporting the growing heterogeneous mix of client devices, UI approaches, OS versions, and emerging form factors. With traditional development approaches, for every new platform supported, a whole new team is required to ...
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Tuesday, 7. May 2013

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Results of the “Webinars” Survey

The Delphi Geek – For Mason (and everybody else who might be interested), here are condensed results of the OmniThreadLibrary Webinars Survey. Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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DWScript news roundup for May 2013

DelphiTools – Language and Script Engine Delphi XE4 is now supported, compiler hints for XE3 have been taken care of as well compiler now supports “in” operator across strings, for for instance “if subString in myString then” is equivalent to “if myString.Contains(subString) ...

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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