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September 2013

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Delphi for Android app spotted in the wild

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – I have spotted what I think may be the first Delphi for Android app to make it into the Google Play store. It’s an app developed by Brian Hamilton, which displays data from weather stations, and is a port of his existing iOS version (if you can call a single source, multi-platform app a port ...
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QC Plus has a new home

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – As many of you may be aware, Jeremy North of JED Software has created an excellent Windows client to interact with the QualityCentral issue and feature tracking system used by Embarcadero. While he no longer hosts QC Plus on his site, he has kindly given me permission to host it on CodeCentral, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2013-09-02 22:58

July 2013

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EDN Mobile users, this is your upgrade reminder notice

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – You may recall a few weeks ago that I blogged about upcoming changes to the DataSnap REST service used by EDN Mobile. Well, today I deployed these changes to production. So if you are an EDN Mobile user on version 1.1.4 or prior, I strongly suggest that you upgrade to the latest version. And if ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2013-07-30 04:38
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Tweeting from Delphi for iOS apps

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – Victory Fernandes (Twitter user @victoryjorge) has a great blog post demonstrating how easy it is to use the TMSCloudPack set of components to add Twitter integration into your Delphi for iOS applications. Nice work, Victory (and TMS, for providing such a simple to use API)! As a Twitter junkie ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2013-07-12 04:32

June 2013

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If you are an EDN Mobile user, you should upgrade

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – I have been porting many of my DataSnap REST services from using dbExpress for its database access, to take advantage of the FireDAC data access framework. As a side-effect of this, I’ve had to make a change to the EDN Mobile application to handle a slight difference in datatype in some of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2013-06-14 05:00

May 2013

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Cross platform anonymous threads and progress notification

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – Reading Anders Ohlsson’s latest blog post about using iOS APIs we don’t wrap reminded me of another couple of helper classes that I created, and which ship with the RAD Studio XE4 samples. The first of these is the TAnonymousThread<T> generic class (in <samples installation ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2013-05-01 01:32

April 2013

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Persisting settings in Delphi iOS applications

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – I thought I’d celebrate the release of RAD Studio XE4 by climbing back on the article writing horse. My first article is about persisting settings in iOS applications written in Delphi, and can be found on EDN. As always, all feedback is greatfully received. And I’ll see if I can conjure ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2013-04-23 12:34

December 2012

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Are you eligible?

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – A couple of weeks ago, I implemented a new EDN feature which may have gone unnoticed by many of you. When you log into Member Services, you will now see a new ‘My eligible field tests’ option in the navigation bar to the left. My eligible field tests navigation element When you click on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2012-12-05 01:25

July 2012

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Introducing EDN Mobile v1.1

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – EDN Mobile A new version of EDN Mobile has been launched, and along with it comes a few new features that moves it from being simply a clone of the http://members.embarcadero.com website, to instead starting to harness some of the features found in Android smartphones. I used this opportunity to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2012-07-03 00:10

May 2012

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EDN Mobile: Maintenant avec la localisation française!

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – Thanks to a totally unsolicited email from EDN community member Whiler, I am pleased to announce that EDN Mobile now supports the French locale. I now invite other community members to provide localizations in any of the supported languages. As of Android 4.0.3, this list is available here. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2012-05-03 03:39

April 2012

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EDN in your pocket

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – If any of you have been following Anders’ blog (and if you haven’t, you should), you’ll know he’s been doing a lot with the iOS support that Delphi XE2 offers. He is currently working on getting an app approved in the Apple AppStore that will bring a lot of the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2012-04-27 00:04

February 2011

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The Christchurch Earthquake - A call for help

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – As you are probably aware, last week New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, was hit by a devastating earthquake. One that looks to be the countries largest natural disaster ever. There have been many various ways for people around the world to help out, but there was one that I found ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2011-02-27 23:16

March 2010

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Six months in a leaky boat

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – Yesterday I discovered a potential resource leak when using the dbExpress Ado.NET provider, which can cause connections to be created and never freed. This leak was discovered when I implemented and started consuming a helper method which allows me to easily determine whether a data reader contains ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2010-03-11 20:56

April 2009

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Migrating IIS7 configurations

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – In the process of setting up my development environment on a new laptop, I was looking for a way to migrate my IIS7 configurations from the old laptop, so I didn’t have to manually configure the many web applications and virtual directories required in my day to day development duties. As ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2009-04-16 22:34

March 2009

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Psst! Can you keep a secret?

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – Between the 23rd and 28th of March, Upscene productions are having a Secret Super Sale on their Database Workbench Pro product, during which time they will be offering a staggering 75% discount! I am a very satisfied DBW customer, and have been using it with the Interbase module for quite a few ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Clegg @ 2009-03-17 18:44
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