10.3 Rio Android News webinar

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. During CodeRage 2018 presented on what’s new in 10.3 Rio around Android. That session evolved into this webinar.

You can access the slides directly too.

Here is the Q&A log. I’ve gone back and typed answers to all the questions and included links too when possible. I may have edited some questions for length or clarity. The recording of the Q&A failed, and despite trying to recover it I wasn’t able to.

  • Question: what about Samsung Tizen os mobile? I think it’s different than Android OS
  • Answer:
    • When I worked for a large PC manufacturer, it was common for companies to tell Intel they were looking at AMD CPUs as a bargaining technique
    • Samsung mostly uses Tizen as a way to tell Google that they have options aren’t too attached to Android
    • Abandoning Android compatibility and ecosystem is dangerous
  • Question: and what about Android Intel processors or Android emulator with Intel Atom (x86)
  • Answer:
    • Intel’s Atom processors made a short appearance in Android devices 
    • They were x86 instead of ARM base 
    • Android 4.4 KitKat included libHoudini to provide ARM compatibility 
    • ARM compatibility was required because of widespread native NDK apps 
    • Most games include native NDK parts 
    • Discontinued for Android in 2016
  • Question: 8.1 Oreo not yet available for S8+
    • Answer: That is unfortunate, I thought it was. I recently read that Android 9.0 Pie is coming.
  • Question: In case I need an external Android library (jar file) included in my project, what should I do?
    • Answer: Check out the DocWiki for information. But you can add the JAR file in the Project Manager under Targets -> Android -> Libraries and then use Java2OP to create a JNI Bridge file. There is good information in the DocWiki
  • Question: Will there be the same webinar for iOS?
    • Answer: Maybe. I’m not as familiar with iOS, but I’ll see what I can do.
  • Question: Just a Note that Huawei also has a Dex equivalent and it seems to work better than Samsung’s. Please don’t ignore that
    • Answer: Very cool! It looks like it called EMUI Desktop on their HUAWEI Mate 10
  • Question: I am trying to use Drag and Drop to re-sequence TListView items and cannot find any relevant examples. (only things moving panels etc). how would I go about this?
    • Answer: I’ve not tried, but I’ve seen it done. I would treat the ListView items as individual items like panels and then drag those. On drop just look at where it as in the list and change the index.
  • Question: LivePreview are available somehow for Delphi CE?
  • Answer: Yes, just build it and install it. You can find the source here 
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\20.0\source\Tools\FireUIAppPreview\
    • and more information on using it DocWiki
  • Question: Are there examples of how to make accepting permissions and explain why needed?
    • Answer: In the DocWiki and I covered it in the webinar.
  • Question: Receiving “Can’t open socket: Permission denied. Exiting” message when trying to debug an Android app. Running Android 8.0. This has been a problem since 10.2.
    • Answer: I just tested this with Rio and a Note 9 running Oreo 8.1 and it worked fine. There was a bug in Android 8.0 that impacted all debuggers. You can find more information on Marco’s blog post.
  • Question: Why does Delphi take so long, literally 5+ minutes, to recognize an Android device connected, via USB, to my laptop? Windows recognizes the device immediately and I’m able to browse the device within Windows file explorer. Clicking the refresh devices button has no effect. Is there a way to speed up this device recognition process?
    • Answer: Odd. I’ve not seen that. If you run ADB DEVICES from the command line does it recognize it? If not then that would be an issue with the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) so could be related to your device or the ADB USB driver. The single physical device has multiple devices that Windows recognizes. One is the MTP device for transferring files, the other is the ADB device for debugging. So just because windows recognizes the MTP device doesn’t mean it has recognized the ADB device yet. What device is it?
  • Question: Re: Delay recognizing device: Device is a Samsung Galaxy S8+. Also tried an HTC One M7 with the same result.
    • Answer: Did you try ADB DEVICES from the command line? It could be a Windows issue.
  • Question: Re: Open Socket error: Android version 8.0. Device Samsung Galaxy S8+. Running Delphi Rio 10.3 So there’s no workaround? Given the current route that Android updates arrive at devices: Google -> Manufacturer -> Telcom -> Device means that I’m stuck with no debugging for potentially years … already been ~6 months? Debugging is the reason I’ve invested in Delphi.
    • Answer: That was a bug in 8.0 Oreo that was fixed in Android 8.1 – it wasn’t specific to Delphi. Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over the Android OS or what Samsung installs on their devices. Wish we did. 
  • Question: What’s the best way to end an Android app?
    • Answer: Best practice on Android is that you don’t close your app, but let the OS manage that. If you need to though, then just call Close on your main form like you would on another platform. You could also try Application.Terminate and Halt.
  • Question: Just want to say that this has been an excellent seminar. Thank you for putting it on.
    • Answer: My pleasure. Glad it is of value.
  • Question: what are the sound capabilities in RAD Studio for Android?
    • Answer: You can do quite a bit. Anything that Android supports (which is a lot). There is a media player component that comes with FireMonkey. Take a look at the 4 sample games in GetIt. They have music and sound effects if I recall correctly. The great thing about using FireMonkey is you can get the productivity of all the FireMonkey components, libraries, etc. and then when you need to you can reach down and access the Android APIs just like developers who don’t use FireMonkey.
  • Question: Wouldn’t it nice to have a component for permissions?
    • Answer: The PermisionService makes it really easy, but a component could be useful too I suppose.
  • Question: Where are we with 64 bit for Android? 
    • Answer: R&D is working on it and it is on the Roadmap for later 2019.
  • Question: Give them the coming end of GCM, any plans for built-in FCM components?
    • Answer: Good question. I’ll need to look into that. I know there are some free 3rd party libraries that do that.
  • Question: Hello. where find more info about splash screen? It not clear how to control it.
  • Question: I can’t find LivePreview App on Google Play Store? Does it still exist?
    • Answer: Not currently, but the source ships with the IDE and you can build it and install it yourself. You can find the source here 
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\20.0\source\Tools\FireUIAppPreview
    • and more information on using it in the DocWiki
  • Question: is possible to active and android Delphi generated app on both and remain on background sending GPS updates? any sample?
    • Answer: No samples, but I believe people have done it. You would need to be concerned about the battery though. You might need to go directly to the Android GPS API. I would suggest researching Android services on the Android developer site. There are a lot of rules about them.
  • Question: Hello, I’m wondering why for demos all presenters use a mac? Is better have Delphi on a Mac laptop?
    • Answer: I prefer Windows, and most developers I know do too, but Apple requires you to have a Mac if you want to build for iOS, and since I need to demo for iOS too then it makes sense to have just one computer.
  • Question: Ok. It will be great a webinar about to setup Delphi on Mac !!!
    • Answer: There is a good guide in the DocWiki 
  • Question: Is Firebase supported on Rio? from Rad Server?
  • Question: What about GUI test automation for mobile Delphi projects? Is there finally something available for that?
  • Question: 
    • Does the HTTP client library cover all SSL related topics or is there a need for “raw” TCP SSL sockets? If yes, the HTTP client might not be of help.
    • Although Android still supports SSL (Indy libraries), what about the support for the Google libraries (boring SSL).
      • Answer: Check out the new HTTP Client library that was introduced in XE8 – it uses the platform libraries, but don’t know if it supports Google’s Boring SSL specifically
  • Question: Does Fire Monkey support right to left languages like Arabic and Hebrew?
    • Answer: Take a look at FMX RTL. Also, if a 3rd party can do it, then you can do it yourself too. But using their library will certainly make it easier.
  • Question: Huawei is pronounced “hwah way” 🙂
    • Answer: Thanks! I tried to research it, but I am not good at pronunciations. 
  • Question: Are improvements in FMX listed. For example, when saving a TBitmap by SaveToFile, it did not pop up in the media on Android in my previous version. I had to add this programmatically.
    • Answer: I believe it has to do with where you save it and what file format. Save it as a JPEG or PNG and try saving it in a shared location like TPath.GetSharedPicturesPath.
  • Question: No question, just a hint: someone asked for Ranorex and Android. There is documentation on
    • Answer: Cool
  • Question: Google just announced a few days ago “Starting August 1, 2019: All new apps and app updates that include native code are required to provide 64-bit versions in addition to 32-bit versions when publishing to Google Play.” Looks like our apps will be orphaned later this year without a 64-bit compiler – what is the ETA for a 64-bit android compiler?
    • Answer: The  Roadmap has 10.4.x with 64-bit Android planned for “mid-2019”
  • Question: When will we see more common UI features as components (ie. not having to do things manually), such as slide menus, for example.
    • Answer: Like the TMultiView? It is a great common UI component that was introduced in XE7
  • Question: Can the location sensor be used in an Android service now?
    • Answer: I personally haven’t tested it . . . You may need to research the Android platform limitations on using location services in the background because of battery consumption issues. 
  • Question: how can we handle the android permission requests?
    • Answer: It is covered in the DocWiki and here is a sample in the location samples folder
  • Question: Did I understand correctly that there is a C++ Builder community edition accessible and free for any non-commercial use? (i.e., creating apps for personal use and for open-source distributed apps?)
  • Question: Doesn’t RAD Studio (or C++ Builder) have its own emulator to “test” apps on *all* platforms in a more-or-less automatic way? (assuming that the emulation is faithful enough)
    • Answer: We used to offer a bundle deal with MacInCloud but it didn’t get enough use to justify continue it since most people use devices. You can use the Android emulator but it isn’t great, and there are services that let you test on devices in the cloud. Samsung offers one too specifically for their devices. I’ve also heard some people have good luck with using Bluestacks, but I haven’t tried it. There are a lot of options.
  • Question: Speaking of how iOS is so different and has such different nuances compared to Android…
    • Answer: There is a lot you can do with a complete multi-platform approach, but then there are specifics to each platform you can take advantage of. For example, your desktop has a larger screen, and more input and output options. A pure multi-device approach does a lot and makes you really productive, but then the great thing about Delphi, C++Builder, & FireMonkey is you can also take advantage of platform-specific features and APIs. Kind of a best of both worlds approach!
  • Question: Thanks!
    • Answer: welcome!
  • Question: but there is a lot of devices that still running 8.0! Even Samsung …
    • Answer: Yes, it is an unfortunate bug in Android 8.0. Samsung says they have an update coming, and I hear the beta is already available. Have you tried that?
  • Question: What about 64-bit on Android, iOS, and macOS?
    • Answer: iOS 64-bit has been available for a while, bot macOS (10.3.x) and Android 64-bit (10.4.x) are on the roadmap for release this year. 
  • Question: what is the best way for FireMonkey mobile app to work with DB (on a server). REST or FireDAC? Or something else?
  • Answer: 
    • The best way depends on your goals and the scenario. 
    • I would recommend starting with RAD Server (EMS) using FireDAC to connect to the server database and then connect to RAD Server from your mobile app. 
    • You could also use DataSnap in the same situation (RAD Server is more of a turnkey, while DataSnap lets you build it from scratch so more flexible). 
    • If you don’t control the server then if the server is exposing the data over REST then you can use the REST Client libraries  or the BAAS libraries 
    • Although if it is on Azure or Amazon Cloud then use the cloud libraries 
    • You could also use DevArt’s UniDAC to connect directly to some databases from the mobile app
  • Question: Hello, what is the best way to show forms and destroy it for android application?
    • Answer: You can show and destroy forms just like you would on other platforms, or you might consider using frames on a Tab Control. Also, take a look at TFrameStand which is available in the GetIt package manager
  • Question: Is C++Builder Community Edition available for macOS?
    • Answer: Yes, it can target macOS. The same features as C++Builder Professional
  • Question: Is the size of the executable file for Android, prepared in FireMonkey still a problem?
    • Answer: It never was a problem. A “hello world” app in FireMonkey is larger than an equivalent app in Java because FireMonkey is including a lot of other additional libraries and features for building more complicated apps. There is a lot you can do to make a FireMonkey app smaller, but you give up functionality. If you look at real apps you will see that a Java based app and a FireMonky based app are much closer to the same size.
    • Take a look at this Anatomy diagram for more information. 
Anatomy Of A Delphi 10.3 Rio FireMonkey App from
Anatomy Of A Delphi 10.3 Rio FireMonkey App from
  • Question: When will there be support for 64 bit Android?
    • Answer:It is on the roadmap for 10.4.x this year (2019) 
  • Question: Jim: When will Update 1 be available for Rio?
    • Answer: When it is ready. I expect it will be soon, but I can’t say specifically when.
  • Question: What are the critical target versions that should be tested?
    • Answer: All of them? 😉
    • You should be testing on Oreo 8.1 (the target SDK version) and probably Marshmallow (the minimum SDK version) too.
    • You should test on as many devices and OS versions as you can.
    • Pay attention to the Version Distributions Dashboard on the Android site to see what versions are most popular  
    • You can also follow other sites like to see what versions and devices that are popular
    • It can also depend on your app and your user base. Maybe you are targeting a specific region or tablets.
    • Then select the targets that give you the largest coverage.
  • Question: Best Book for quick start to sophisticated Android apps?
  • Question: Timeline for support of WatchOS from Apple?
    • Answer: Both WatchOS and AppleTV require apps published to the app store are in an intermediate format that Apple hasn’t published. 
    • I believe you can still build apps to deploy directly the platform though. 
    • Those platforms are not on the roadmap.
  • Question: I received this from Google: Ensure that your app supports 64-bit devices. Does Rio support this?
    • Answer: 64-bit is on the roadmap for mid 2019 
  • Question: For a Delphi Windows application to access files on your Android phone connected via USB. See
    • Answer:Useful. That is using the PortableDeviceApiLib Type Library, good idea. You could also do it via ADB if you enable debug mode on the device.
  • Question: Why don’t forms have an option to auto create?
  • Question: How to send SMS from an Android app?
    • Answer:Yes there is sample code online although I haven’t tested it and it may need to be updated.
  • Question: Is there a easy way to get some values from a record from a local website
  • Question: Please address how to read and write external files from/to the SD Card.
    • Answer: That isn’t something I was planning to cover, but I will test it and post to later.
  • Question: Is adding other android SDKs to 10.3 fixed – had a hard time with 10.2?
    • Answer: I’ll blog about it some more. It is pretty straight forward, but there are some details in the DocWiki 
  • Question: I miss the DBaware components from VCL in FMX. How can I get Design time data?

Here are some interesting statistics I originally didn’t include because of time . . .

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Android statistics and facts
  • 85% of the global mobile operating system market runs Android
    • 62% of US,  76.4% of China, & 25% Enterprise markets
  • 37.93% of all devices connected to the Internet
  • 70% of tablet market
  • 400+ manufacturers with 4000+ devices on 500 carriers
    • 600+ devices launched in 2015 alone
  • The average Android smartphone user
    • Touches smartphone 2,617 times a day
    • Has 95 apps installed, but only uses 35 apps daily  
    • Deletes unused apps after 12 weeks
  • 34% of US smartphones are by Samsung (running Android)

Android Statistics Sources: 

I pulled a couple of graphics from my presentation that I thought were interesting and that you are free to share. (Select an image for the larger version.)


Delphi and the Blockchain: More than just Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Here is the replay of my webinar on Delphi and the Blockchain. We start with some basics of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, but we look specifically at some simple examples of what the blockchain is and how to use it.


  • Cryptography Basics
  • Cryptocurrency Overview
  • BitCoin, Ethereum, & PascalCoin
  • Digital Contracts
  • Bitcoin price tracking
  • Mining – Proof of Work
  • Blockchain Overview
  • Blockchain Chat
  • Other Blockchain Usages

More information:

  • Blockchain is an emerging technology – there is still a lot to learn and discover
  • Everyone is focused on the Bitcoin gold rush, but Blockchain may have the bigger/longer impact
  • Read the original whitepaper
  • More information
  • Stay tuned to for code and more

[Delphi Blockchain Examples]



3 Webinar Replays: Windows 10, Cool Apps & Migration

Last week was a busy one with 3 major webinars. Those replays are all available now.

Cool Apps and Case Studies

Look at lessons learned from some cool apps developed with Delphi or C++Builder.

Windows 10 Features

Learn about the latest features for Windows 10 in 10.1 Berlin Update 1, specifically around the Windows 10 Centennial or Desktop Bridge. This is the shortest path for getting your native apps in the Windows 10 App Store.

Migrating Delphi and C++Builder Apps

On this webinar we learned how to migrate from older editions of Delphi and C++Builder with some stories of what to look for and how to update your code.


Skill Sprint: Using FireMonkey Layouts

FireMonkey has many layout controls to choose from. Come learn the differences and how to use them to create dynamic, multi-platform user interfaces.

FireMonkey Layouts with Delphi

FireMonkey Layouts with C++Builder


Understanding and using FireMonkey Layouts

FireMonkey and the FireUI makes it easy to build one form to rule all the platforms. Combining layout controls and making use of Anchors, Alignment, Padding and Margins it is easy to make one form that looks and works great on all platforms.


  • Position relative to one or more edge(s) of parent:Anchor
    • Top
    • Bottom
    • Left
    • Right
  • Default is Top, Left
  • Moves with parent resize
  • Each control has 0 to 4 anchors


  • Aligns control within parent, setting anchors, size and position.
  • Default is None.
  • Anchor and fill along edge:
    • Top, Bottom, Left, Right
  • Fill parent, but preserve aspect ratio:
    • Fit, FitLeft, FitRight
  • Fill along one side of the parent (priority over other edge alignments):
    • MostBottom, MostTop, MostLeft, MostRight
  • Resize only on one axis (width or height)
    • Vertical, VertCenter, Horizontal, HorzCenter
  • Miscellaneous
    • Client – Fills client area, less other children
    • Center – No resize, just centered
    • Contents – Fills client area, ignoring other children
    • Scale – resizes and moves to maintain the relative position and size

Spacing – Margins and Padding

  • MarginsMarginsAndPadding
    • Spacing for siblings (and parent edges)
  • Padding
    • Spacing for children


  • Arrange child controls like words in a paragraph
  • Controls arranged in order added to layout
    • Use “Move to Front” or “Send to Back” to reorder
  • Use TFlowLayoutBreak for forced line break

FlowLayout1 FlowLayout2


  • Arranges child controls in a grid of equal sizes
  • Controls flow through grid as parent resizes
  • Use ItemWidth and ItemHeight properties
  • Customize margins of individual controls

GridLayout2 GridLayout1


  • Creates a grid of specified rows and columns
  • Does not change the anchor or size of child
  • Each cell can contain 1 child control
  • You set the Height, Width, Align, and Anchors of children
  • Controls can span multiple cells

GridPanelLayout2 GridPanelLayout1


  • Stretches child controls as it is resized at runtime
  • Doesn’t respect aspect ratios of controls
  • Set the Align of the TScaledLayout to Fit to maintain aspect ratio
  • Some styles look better zoomed than others. The font grows – it is not a bitmap scale.
  • Has properties for OriginalWidth and OriginalHeight – Compare to Width and Height to determine scaling.




  • Control to group child controls into tabs
  • Tabs are in a stack with one visible at a time
  • TabPosition := PlatformDefault to use platform default behavior
  • TabPosition := None to hide navigation
  • Use TTabChangeAction to animate transitions


  • Reusable pieces of User Interface
    • Includes
      • The layout
      • All the event handlers
      • All the code in the unit
  • Create 1 or more Frames, then reposition based on current layout
    • Examples:
      • In TTabControl for phone
      • Side-by-side for Tablet


  • One super panel with multiple modesMultiView
  • Supported modes
    • PlatformDefault
    • Drawer
    • NavigationPane
    • Panel
    • Popover
    • Custom
  • Point to MasterPane, DetailPane and definable MasterButton
  • PlatformDefault adapts to platform and orientation
  • Custom supports user defined layout and behavior

Learning Resources

ScaledLayout Helper

The AbsoluteToLocal and LocalToAbsolute for TScaledLayout don’t handle the scaling. I’ve created a class helper that adds new methods for dealing with scaling.

{ TScaledLayoutHelper - interface } 

  TScaledLayoutHelper = class helper for TScaledLayout 
    function LocalToAbsoluteScaled(const Point: TPointF): TPointF;
    function AbsoluteToLocalScaled(const Point: TPointF): TPointF; 

{ TScaledLayoutHelper - implementation } 

function TScaledLayoutHelper.AbsoluteToLocalScaled( const Point: TPointF): TPointF; 
  Result.X := Self.Position.X 
              + Point.X 
              * Self.Width 
              / Self.OriginalWidth; 
  Result.Y := Self.Position.Y 
              + Point.Y 
              * Self.Height 
              / Self.OriginalHeight; 

function TScaledLayoutHelper.LocalToAbsoluteScaled( const Point: TPointF): TPointF; 
  Result.X := Point.X 
              / Self.Width 
              / Self.OriginalWidth 
              - Self.Position.X; 
  Result.Y := Point.Y 
              / Self.Height 
              / Self.OriginalHeight
              - Self.Position.Y; 

If you look at the original implementations of AbsoluteToLocal and LocalToAbsolute you will see they have different execution paths and calculations based on private members, so there may be some circumstances where my new ones don’t work as expected. They did work in my tests, and I am open to feedback.


Hour of CodinGame with Object Pascal / Delphi

Hour of Code is upon us again. Take some time to learn about programming, or share what you know with others. In this blog post I show how the side CodinGame helps teach Delphi and also provide some resources for those wanting to learn programming.

A short overview to CodinGame for Hour of Code

CodinGame uses Free Pascal behind the scenes, which is based on Delphi. This means it is actually Object Pascal, which is an extension on Pascal. The code I’ve seen on CodinGame is mostly plain procedural Pascal, but since it is using an actual compiler, you should be able to use full Object Pascal. You will however be limited because Free Pascal doesn’t support some of the latest features Delphi does. Still a good learning resource and a lot of fun.

I’m planning to sit down with each of my kids, and probably my wife, on CodinGame this week! If you already know how to code then find someone you can share with too!

Resources for CodinGame and Hour of Code: 

Source Code webinar

FireDAC: Local SQL

Here are the additional resources for the FireDAC: Local SQL Skill Sprint from this morning. The TFDLocalSQL provides a powerful engine allowing you to run local SQL queries against any TDataSet descendant.

Here is the video replay. It is about half Q&A and half presentation.

If you want to download my sample application: LocalSQL-demo


FireDAC Local SQL Skill Sprint from Jim McKeeth

The demo and full replay are coming soon.





Source Code webinar

FireDAC In-Memory DataSet: TFDMemTable

More information and resources on TFDMemTable from the FireDAC Skill Sprint.

If you missed the Skill Sprint, or want to review it, here is the video with the recording of the Q&A. The presentation is 15-20 minutes, and the other 30 minutes is from the Q&A.

Here are the slides for now, the replay will be available soon.

FireDAC Skill Sprint: In-Memory DataSet – TFDMemTable from Jim McKeeth

Common code samples:

Delphi / Object Pascal

// Create Field Definitions
FDMemTable1.FieldDefs.Add('ID', ftInteger, 0, False);
FDMemTable1.FieldDefs.Add('Name', ftString, 20, False);

// Append data
FDMemTable1.AppendRecord([1, 'Jim']);

// Load from another DataSet
FDMemTable1.CopyDataSet(DataSet1, [coStructure, coRestart, coAppend]);


// Create Field Definitions
FDMemTable1->FieldDefs->Add("ID", ftInteger, 0, False);
FDMemTable1->FieldDefs->Add("Name", ftString, 20, False);

// Append Data
FDMemTable1->FieldByName("ID")->AsInteger = 1;
FDMemTable1->FieldByName("Name")->AsString = "Jim";

// Load from another DataSet
FDMemTable1->CopyDataSet(DataSet1, TFDCopyDataSetOptions() << coStructure << coRestart << coAppend);

More information:

  • Samples
    • C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0\Samples\Object Pascal\Database\FireDAC\Samples\Comp Layer\TFDMemTable
    • C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0\Samples\Object Pascal\Database\FireDAC\Samples\Comp Layer\TFDLocalSQL
  • DocWiki

Cary Jensen’s CodeRage 9 Video: TFDMemTable & ClientDataSet Compared [Q&A Log]

Dmitry Arefiev’s CodeRage 9 FireDAC Tips, Tricks and News


Developer Skill Sprint: Effectively Using Delphi Generics with Ray Konopka

There was some confusion and a mix up with Ray Konopka’s developer skill sprint on Effectively Using Delphi Generics. We decided to move it to August 5th. So be sure to register for the new round of skill sprints and join us then.

August 5 Effectively Using Delphi Generics with Ray Konopka
August 7 Refactoring Object Pascal with Alister Christie
August 12 Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Roman Yankovsky
August 14 DataSnap Simple Calculator Service with Pawel Glowacki
August 19 Build an MVVM App in Twenty Minutes with Nick Hodges
August 21 JSON: The New INI File with Jeff Lefebvre
August 26 TMS Specifics with Bruno Fierens
August 28 New Object Pascal Language Features
September 2 Controlling Dynamic Field Creation in TDataSets with Cary Jensen

You can still catch the replays from the last series too, including the YouTube playlist and watch them all.

Android iOS Mobile REST Source Code webinar

Mobile Summer School 6: REST & BaaS

Here are the slides and downloads from my mobile summer school session on REST & BAAS. If you just want the slides they are on Slide Share. I’ll post the video and more details here later.

For more information on BaaS, check out Sarina’s excellent series of blog posts.

Mobile Source Code webinar

Mobile Summer School Lesson 5: App Tethering Round-Up

I substituted for David I. yesterday for Developer Direct Mobile Summer School on Lesson 5: Connecting Mobile and Desktop together using App Tethering. The Summer School landing page and David’s blog maintain a list of downloads for all the previous lessons, but here are the resources from my session in the meantime.

I’ll post the replay videos here when they are available too.

You can download my slides and code samples from Code Central. I believe I fixed the issue where some people were not able to download it.

Here are the links to more information on App Tethering:

Here is the Developer Skill Sprint I did previously on App Tethering

And this is Al Mannarino’s C++ Mobile Day session on the topic

And some blog posts on the topic too:

There was some interest in the code sample that bypasses App Tethering’s autodiscovery to connect directly to a specific IP address. I’m working on getting that tested before posting it. Leave a comment if you are interest and I’ll see that you are notified when it is ready.