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September 2017

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Make your Delphi applications pop with Font Awesome!

Random thoughts on coding – Yes you heard right, Font Awesome? You can use their icons to make your desktop applications pop. Nowadays I use it to make my websites look nicer and without having to worry about finding icons for my apps and edit them and so on. Font Awesome is one the smartest things you can use to make your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2017-09-25 00:03

January 2017

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Firebase Cloud Messaging with Delphi 10.1 Berlin update 2.

Random thoughts on coding – A comprehensive step by step guide, covering everything you need to know to receive push notifications to your Android device using Firebase Cloud Messaging and the latest Delphi 10.1 Berlin update 2.Push notifications let your application notify a user of new messages or events even when the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2017-01-27 21:02

November 2016

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Firebase file streaming with Delphi.

Random thoughts on coding – I'm trying different BaaS alternatives as Parse.com is shutting down by the end of the year. Luckily for us, we have a really cool alternative: Firebase. Firebase is a unified app platform for Android, iOS and mobile web development. It features RealTime Database, user authenticator and hosting to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2016-11-27 21:10

September 2016

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Delphi REST client that talks to a REST Web API on a Raspberry PI in JavaScript

Random thoughts on coding – This article presents an approach for developing a mobile application to monitor a Raspberry Pi cluster using a simple Web API built in JavaScript. If you haven't followed my progress regarding the Raspberry Pi cluster you can read my article here. I would also encourage you to read the article ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2016-09-06 23:29

June 2016

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BaaS with Kinvey and Delphi 10.1 Berlin

Random thoughts on coding – In this article I will show you how to connect your desktop and mobile applications to a mobile backend as a service (mBaaS) with Delphi 10.1 Berlin. I normally use Parse.com as a backend but as they announce that they will close their mBaaS service I will use Kinvey instead.If you are interested in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2016-06-25 16:40

March 2016

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Testing new Windows 10 components of Delphi 10 Seattle

Random thoughts on coding – It's been a while since I got my Delphi 10 Seattle and I really love its new Windows 10 components and styles. I have already played with it and I can say that these new components are really slick and will make your apps really stand out. I've tried the TSplitView and the ActivityIndicator which ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2016-03-19 16:35

December 2015

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Sending REST API messages with Delphi to Parse.com

Random thoughts on coding – Parse.com is one of the most interesting cloud base solutions I have found so far, and most importantly; basic accounts are for free (up to 30 requests/second, after that is when you have to pay). Using Parse.com I can keep track of my applications, using the Analytics feature. This is an easy way ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2015-12-20 20:29

March 2015

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Projects moved to Github

Random thoughts on coding – As you might be aware, Google Code Project Hosting is about to shut down so I have decided to move all my projects to GitHub as it was one of the options Google was offering. So here you have all my Delphi Open source projects for your entertainment. Most of them are already finished ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2015-03-14 21:12

September 2014

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"Cannot load SSL Library" using Delphi XE7

Random thoughts on coding – Delphi XE7 is using Indy version 10.6.0.5169 and if you want to use SSL components you now need to install OpenSSL. I'm using IdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL1 component for my FlickrPhotoStats application (you can read more about it here : Delphi REST client to retrieve flickr statistics ) that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2014-09-25 21:41

July 2014

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Delphi REST client to retrieve flickr statistics

Random thoughts on coding – It's been a while since I last posted an article here, and today I'm coming with an exciting application I have been working on lately called "flickr photo stats". I'm a keen photographer and I like posting all my pictures in Flickr as it's a great platform for sharing and publishing your work. You ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2014-07-06 19:52

November 2013

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My first Android App with Delphi XE5

Random thoughts on coding – A lot has been going on since Embarcadero released Delphi XE4. I must say I was astonished with what they achieved in such a short time with that version. Just being able to develop your own mobile applications using Delphi was something amazing. Even though I found that version quite cumbersome as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2013-11-03 14:32

February 2013

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Using Delphi code coverage

Random thoughts on coding – I couldn't find a good self-explanatory example for the usage of Delphi-code-coverage tool so here you will find a simple example from top to bottom. The idea is really simple; I have a set of units which I want to know whether they are covered by my unit tests or not. Even though there is a lot of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2013-02-24 13:37
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Macro actions (mouse and keyboard) with Delphi

Random thoughts on coding – I know this could be an old topic, but I find really useful to know how to send the key strokes or how to simulate the mouse click using our favourite language: Delphi. It's for this, that I have create a small open source project where you can find one of my latest tools "thundax macro ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2013-02-03 21:48

January 2013

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Using Quick Sequence Diagram Editor (sdedit) in your Delphi applications

Random thoughts on coding – My first article of the year is about Quick Sequence Diagram Editor (sdedit), a tool for creating UML sequence diagrams from textual descriptions of objects and messages that follow a really easy syntax. The ones who follow my blog will realise that I love logging details for my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2013-01-14 22:34

December 2012

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Capturing console output with Delphi 2010/XE (revised)

Random thoughts on coding – Following my previous post (Capturing console output with Delphi 2010/XE) and with all the great comments received on it, I have decided to publish the new solution provided by Lübbe Onken which solves the hanging issue when capturing the output for different kind of commands like ping, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 2012-12-13 20:04
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