Author Archives: Jim McKeeth

Integrating OBS Studio with X-Keys XK-24 USB Keypad

I was a guest on X-Keys 5 Minute Friday showing off an integration between OBS Studio with the X-Keys XK-24 USB Keypad. I created a script that assigns F13 through F24 with and without the CTRL modifiers to the XK-24. … Continue reading

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Manually Installing Android SDK, NDK, and Java for FireMonkey Development

10.3 Rio’s installer (I use and recommend the EXE/web over the ISO, since it is faster and more flexible) does a fantastic job of installing and setting everything up for Android development, without requiring any manual steps. Still, sometimes it … Continue reading

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WebBroker on Android and Raspberry Pi 3

I covered this previously in a few webinars and presentations, but never published the source code for WebBroker on Android. To be honest I hadn’t tested it with C++Builder before, but I completely expected it to work, and it did. … Continue reading

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Animated Path Graphics of Grace Hopper

I wanted to finish this side project during Women’s History Month to honor the Amazing Grace Hopper and her contributions to the field of Computer Science. I found this interesting SVG of Grace Hopper that wanted to figure out how … Continue reading

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Delphi’s Big Day (with a little SVG fun!)

A lot going on today for Delphi. Celebrating 24 years as being our favorite development tool, and also got the 10.3.1 Rio release! I wanted to do something fun for today, but I keep getting all wrapped up with webinars … Continue reading

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Get the Most out of Android with 10.3 Rio

Today, I have a webinar on Getting the Most out of Android with 10.3 Rio. I want it to be a bit of a State of Android development today, as well as a What’s New in 10.3 Rio for Android. … Continue reading

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Android Z-Order, Native Controls, and 10.3 Rio

Before 10.3 Rio when you used a a platform-native control, like TWebBrowser or TMediaPlayer, you were not able to put other controls on top of them. That stacking of controls is knowns as Z-Order. This was especially annoying when you … Continue reading

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Unexpected Benefit of Inline Variables: Conditional Blocks

Inline variables is one of the cool new feature coming in 10.3. The obvious huge use case is loop control variables, but I just discovered another great use case while reviewing some code.  This is a pattern I see a lot, … Continue reading

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Arduino & Delphi Cosplay

Cosplay (aka costume-play) takes the fun and imagination of childhood dress-up to extreme levels only justifiable by an adult! Not only is it expensive, and needs a large time commitment, but it is rarely comfortable. Comic conventions are the usual … Continue reading

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Pictures from the 10.3 Rio Preview in Brazil

We just shared a preview of 10.3 Rio in Brazil on Tuesday, the 23 of October here in São Paulo. Over 750 developers were in attendance, and the speakers included many Embarcadero MVPs and a Sencha MVP. I snapped a few pictures from the event that I thought I would share. Continue reading

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