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Wednesday, 27. November 2013

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Dave Nottage - Checking for an Internet connection on Mobile Devices with Delphi XE5

Sip from the Firehose – Dave Nottage,  Delphi developer from Adelaide South Australia, has posted a great technical article showing everyone how to check for an Internet connection using Delphi XE5. The code works on iOS and Android devices.  Thank you so much Dave! Read the article at http://delphi.radsoft.com.au/2013/11 ...
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Tuesday, 26. November 2013

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Coming soon! Develop iOS apps with C++Builder

Sip from the Firehose – C++Builder for iOS is coming soon (expected December 2013). Very soon, you will be able to create iOS apps with C++Builder! Get started with the latest version of C++Builder or RAD Studio today to benefit from the fastest, visual, multi-device app development solution for Windows and OS X, and be ...
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Subtle things on naming conventions (:

The Wiert Corner – Sometimes a naming convention has been in place for quite a while, then new functionality breaks it. One of the naming conventions in the JVCL is that all Delphi design-time packages follow the naming pattern *Design##.bpl Until a package with run-time design functionality came along named (for ...
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Optimize your Delphi installed disk size

The Wiert Corner – Another instalment in the WordPress Missed Schedule series (: Each version, Delphi gets more features, and grows bigger. Especially in testing environments (where you want to have a cut-down base machine you can clone from), it is wise to cut down on the installation size. A few directories you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Möbius: Pascal without begin/end ?

DelphiTools – One recent announce of MSELang by Martin Schreiber reminded me of something I’ve been mulling over, code name “Möbius” which would be Pascal without begin and/or end. Before you prepare the tar and feathers, read on, and vote at the bottom, if you get there Pascal is a verbose ...
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Source Code of a VCL REST Music Client

Marco's Tech Blog – Another REST client demo that I wrote for recent conferences is a VCL client accessing to some music information, different than the demo I blogged about last week. The new demo, in fact, uses the same service but makes a different request, as you can see from the following REST client components ...
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Integrating DUnitX Unit Testing with Continua CI

VSoft Technologies – Continua CI includes support for running and reporting on Unit Tests, in this post we will take a look at running DUnitX Unit Tests. If you not familiar with DUnitX, it's a newish Delphi Unit Test framework, I blogged about it recently.  I'm not going to cover how to get up and running in ...
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Integrating DUnitX Unit Testing with Continua CI

VSoft Technologies – Continua CI includes support for running and reporting on Unit Tests, in this post we will take a look at running DUnitX Unit Tests. If you not familiar with DUnitX, it's a newish Delphi Unit Test framework, I blogged about it recently.  I'm not going to cover how to get up and running in ...

Monday, 25. November 2013

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Embarcadero Academy – Android Programming

The Delphi Geek – Next Tuesday (December 3rd) we’ll continue the Embarcadero Academy line of presentations for Slovenian developers. This time I’ll cover programming for Android devices in Delphi XE5. Register here. Predavanje bo v slovenskem jeziku. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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Remote Android screen monitoring and viewing

The Wiert Corner – Another one in the “WordPress Missed schedule” series. Below are the Android remote screen monitoring/viewer tools I know about: For a long time, I have used Droid@Screen: an Open Source,  Java based mature cross platform tool that uses ADB (it can even restart it for you in case it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Delphi and Android services (part 2)

Brian Long – It’s been a while now since I posted up the link to my Delphi service example on Google Play. I mentioned at the time that it was not a trivial exercise and was somewhat imperfect in implementation (although I’d done my best to disguise this fact). Indeed you only really see an issue if you are ...
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Efficient File Enumeration

DelphiTools – Delphi offers two ways of enumerating files in a directory and its sub-directories, the first is the classic (and buggy) FindFirst/FindNext, the second is IOUtils TDirectory.GetFiles and not very efficient. Here is why and how I implemented DWScript‘s dwsXPlatform.CollectFiles, and a tip about ...
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DUnit Compatibility in Smoketest

Te Waka o Delphi – To address some odd concerns about differences between DUnit and Smoketest, I thought it would be useful to demonstrate how it is entirely within the gift of a Smoketest user to create their own “comfort” layer, to make using Smoketest more similar to the DUnit framework if they wish ...
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Sunday, 24. November 2013

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OOP design and event driven programming

Behind the connection – In a previous article, one of the 3 main design advices was “Use events to free your classes from things that can change”. In this article, I would like to talk a little bit more about it. Following good OOP practice, you develop by encapsulating almost everything into specialized objects. This ...
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Saturday, 23. November 2013

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Delphi XE5 - deploying and accessing local files on iOS and Android

Sip from the Firehose – Larry in Canada recently sent me an email asking a Delphi XE5 mobile multi-device question: "How do you include files and/or folders containing files with a Delphi Android application APK file?" I told him I would create a simple example and explain how deploy a file with your application and then ...
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