Monthly Archives: February 2014

CodeRage C++

Tomorrow is the start of CodeRage 8 C++, which is a lot like regular CodeRage, but with an emphasis on C++Builder. This time there is a lot of coverage on the new iOS support, as well as the new REST … Continue reading

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The Delphi Object Pascal Language

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; The other day I noticed Github has a language choice for Pascal, but not Delphi. It turns out originally they had Delphi … Continue reading

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Hidden features in the Delphi Object Pascal language

A list of hidden features in Delphi Object Pascal that are great, obscure, best avoided or remarkable. This was copied from Stack Overflow’s question of the same name which is closed and flagged for deletion. Licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required. I’ve made … Continue reading

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Indispensable Delphi Libraries

What are your indispensable Delphi libraries? The 3rd party libraries you just can’t imagine starting a new project without? I know mine have changed over the years and we have an interesting new crop of libraries in recent years. I … Continue reading

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Delphi Unit Testing Tools

Recently I was discussing with some friends if everyone should learn to code and one friend said “I think everyone should learn to write unit tests.” I was reading Nick Hodges’ Coding In Delphi book (available free when you buy XE5) … Continue reading

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Revisiting Google Glass

Few weeks ago I posted about how to launch a Google Glass app with a voice command. The app I built used buffered sensor data from the accelerometer and smooth animation to show a level. The video below is from our Making the … Continue reading

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Scanning Barcodes with RAD Studio XE5

Turns out there are a few ways to scan a barcode with RAD Studio XE5, and no sooner do I make a video about it then TMS releases a component to scan barcodes, and then Thomas Krampe sends me his … Continue reading

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Connecting to the Kinect for Windows with RAD Studio XE5

The Kinect is a 3D motion sensing input device for Windows. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral, it enables users to control and interact with their computer through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. You can get the Kinect … Continue reading

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XE5 REST Debugger Supercharged

Some people asked for the source code to using the new XE5 REST Client Library to consume the Kimono web service. The crazy thing is there isn’t any. I decided to make a video about how easy it is to … Continue reading

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Oh Yeah, the Ouya!

The Ouya is an Android powered game console / set-top box that you can pick up for $99. Not only is it a cheap game console, but it is also an affordable Android platform designed to drive big screen TVs. … Continue reading

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