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August 2015

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Beacons, Beacon Fencing, and the Internet of Things

Sip from the Firehose – It is a spectacular time for developers who want to interact with the real world of things: sensors, gadgets, devices, wearables, beacons and more. Developers are not just stuck writing code for desktop, client server and multi-tier systems. Developers can now use pre-built components and servers to ...
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July 2015

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Developer Skill Sprints for Q3 2015 - The programming fun starts Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sip from the Firehose – Q3 2015 - Developer Skill Sprints: Code, Test, Version Control, Deployment and More This latest season of Developer Skill Sprints focuses on programming tips and techniques most requested by attendees of the past 72 skill sprints we’ve already presented. This quarter we’ll take your developer skills ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-07-06 21:02
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Delphi VCL and FireMonkey: eBooks, Books, Tutorials and Courseware - a collection of links

Sip from the Firehose – We are often asked where developers and teachers can find books, courseware and tutorials available today that cover Delphi programming and Multi-Device FireMonkey app development. The great news is that there are more and more books appearing on Amazon, Lulu and online. Here is my latest list of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-07-06 20:44
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How to vibrate iOS and Android phones using FireMonkey and XE8

Sip from the Firehose – Pawel Glowacki asked about how to vibrate a smartphone from Delphi code for iOS and Android. The following sample code for Delphi and FireMonkey was provided by Thierry Laborde and Williamm Wittwer from Embarcadero France: unit Umain; interface uses System.SysUtils, System.Types, System.UITypes, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-07-06 20:34
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RAD Studio XE8, XCode 6.4 and iOS 8.4 - it's safe to go in the water!

Sip from the Firehose – Shark Week 2015 starts on the Discovery Channel this Sunday. This week, Apple released updated Xcode (Xcode 6.4) and iOS (8.4) to support the Apple Music launch (along with other improvements and bug fixes). Within 2 minutes of the release, I got an email from several developers asking if it was ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-07-02 23:02
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Deploying your EMS server applications for scalability and security

Sip from the Firehose – Yesterday I wrote about some of the RAD Studio XE8 secure computing capabilities that are supported in the product features and technologies. Robert posted a comment asking whether the EMS Console app was secure as it was using HTTP for development and debugging. This is true.  I asked our EMS ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-07-02 21:41
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The RAD Studio XE8 Summer (Northern Hemisphere) and Winter (Southern Hemisphere) of Security!

Sip from the Firehose – The RAD Studio XE8 Summer (Northern Hemisphere) and Winter (Southern Hemisphere) of Security!The RAD Studio XE8 Summer/Winter of Security! This blog post contains information and links covering secure development topics for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE8 developers. You’ll find secure ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-07-01 20:18

June 2015

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RAD Studio XE8 runs on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158

Sip from the Firehose – RAD Studio XE8 runs on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158. The Update/Install, on my MacBook Pro running Parallels for the Mac Desktop, took a while, at least 15 minutes time (but I did not run a clock as I was working on other computers at the same time).  There were several ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-30 19:05
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The question is: Will the latest Xcode (6.3.2) work with Delphi XE8 Update 1?

Sip from the Firehose – I received an email just now from another David, saying "I haven't found this information on your website...The question is: Will the latest Xcode (6.3.2) work with Delphi XE8 Update 1?". I have installed RAD Studio XE8 Subscription Update 1, installed the updated PAServer on my Mac to match the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-26 19:14
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Mitov Software - Delphi Arduino control and communication

Sip from the Firehose – Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight Mitov Software - Delphi Arduino control and communication Boian Mitov – Mitov Software Thursday, June 25, 2015 http://www.mitov.com/ http://www.visuino.com/ YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZhWi_lA-_c Mitov Software is specialized in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-25 19:28
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What's new and fixed in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE8 Subscription Update 1

Sip from the Firehose – Two articles on our DocWiki and Community site provide the details about what is new and fixed in the recently released RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE8 Subscription Update 1. The update is available via the registered user downloads are (both in ISO and Web install versions). You can tell if ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-24 20:41
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Gnostice – Programming with PDF and Office Documents - Delphi and C++Builder

Sip from the Firehose – Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight Gnostice – Programming with PDF and Office Documents Girish Patil – Gnostice Information Technologies Thursday, June 18, 2015 http://www.gnostice.com/ YouTube video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVC21mOV9bM eDocEngine VCL is a comprehensive e-document ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-18 19:20
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Thirty Years working with these programming tools - Today, June 17, 2015

Sip from the Firehose – Eating a wonderful cake this afternoon in Scotts Valley to celebrate my 30 years working with developers and these development tools. So many memories and so much fun programming, building tools, visiting with customers and working with the great teams here at Embarcadero Technologies. The apps we ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-17 22:39
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RAD in Action: Windows 10 is Coming Soon, Get Ready Now with RAD Studio XE8 - resource links

Sip from the Firehose – Our "RAD in Action: Windows 10 is Coming Soon: Get Ready Now with RAD Studio XE8" webinar is today, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. This blog post contains the links to additional resources that we mentioned during the webinar. The presentation team includes: David Intersimone “David I” – Embarcadero ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-17 22:25
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Cool, New Virtual Piano Keyboard Delphi component

Sip from the Firehose – We have a new Embarcadero Technology Partner, Maestro Music Software, creators of the Virtual Piano Keyboard component for Delphi. This is so cool to play with. You can download the trial - http://musicomponents.com/download/virtualpianokeyboarddemo.zip You can download and play with a demo ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 2015-06-11 19:29
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