Category Archives: News

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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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! With Boian Mitov of Mitov Software

Join us Tuesday, March 20th, for a LIVE conversation with Boian Mitov of Mitov software as we talk about Arduino, Visuino, IoT, Industrial Automation, AI and more! (We had to reschedule due to technical difficulties) 11 AM Mountain Daylight Time … Continue reading

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