Author Archives: Jim McKeeth

Android Z-Order, Native Controls, and 10.3 Rio

Z-order represents stacking controls 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 … 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

Me with a Spartan Boba Fett. I thought he was more of a Delphi Dude (FanX Salt Lake City – 2018) Cosplay (aka costume-play) takes the fun and imagination of childhood dress-up to extreme levels only justifiable by an adult! Not … 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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API Limits with #FDEC

The FireDAC Enterprise Connectors (#FDEC) by CData and Embarcadero make it really easy to work with various APIs just like you would any SQL database. For example if you want to publish the results of a query to a Google … Continue reading

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Celebrating Five Amazing Years with Embarcadero

This month I am celebrating my five-year anniversary with Embarcadero Technologies. It’s been an amazing adventure and I am looking forward to more. I saw a graphic similar to the following today and it reminded me how great it is … Continue reading

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Use the Source!

One of the great things about Delphi is not only is it written in Delphi (mostly), but it ships with the VCL, RTL, & FMX source code. You can use this source code in lots of different ways, which I’ll … Continue reading

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3D Credits Scroll with Delphi

A little fun with Delphi for today’s Star Wars day! This is a pretty simple 3D form with a 3D layout at an angle, and then a 2D layout with text and images is animated up the 3D layout. The … Continue reading

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LIVE! from the Embarcadero Austin Office

We are LIVE! from the Embarcadero Austin Office today at 1:30 PM CDT Starting shortly. See you online!

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LIVE! with TMS Software’s Bruno Fierens, Wagner Landgraf & Holger Flick

A live conversation with TMS Software’s Bruno Fierens, Wagner Landgraf, & Holger Flick about some of the latest technology to come out of TMS Software. [Find your local time]

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