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Targeting Android 8 and higher

By | 2018-05-18T21:49:27+00:00 May 17, 2018 11:22 pm|Uncategorized|

From August 2018, all new apps on Google Play must target Android 8 (API level 26) or higher, and from November 2018, all app updates on Google Play must do the same. If your app also needs to request "dangerous" permissions, this article will help you achieve that. Note: The demo in this article [...]

Supporting iPhone X display with Delphi

By | 2017-12-13T15:02:52+00:00 November 17, 2017 5:32 pm|Uncategorized|

iPhone X has recently been released, and Delphi developers are a little in the dark about how their apps can support the new devices. This article goes some way to make a start in the right direction. Update 2: Delphi Tokyo 10.2.2 now supports the new layout on iPhone X, including launch images, so [...]

CodeRage XII is coming!

By | 2017-11-03T11:56:18+00:00 November 3, 2017 11:56 am|Uncategorized|

This is one CodeRage you won't want to miss. Specifically, because there are some very interesting speakers this year, including Uncle Bob Martin (author of The Clean Coder, and many others) and Steve McConnell (author of Code Complete and Software Project Survival Guide), and some sessions will be live only (i.e. without replay). CodeRage XII [...]

Making cross-platform apps with Delphi is easy

By | 2017-10-27T06:33:30+00:00 May 15, 2017 8:38 pm|Code tips, General tips, Uncategorized, Using APIs|

Developing software with Delphi is easy regardless of "cross-platformness", relatively speaking, in comparison to other tools I've used, however this article shows how insanely easy it can be to put together an application that runs on iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS. UPDATE: Developer Jerry Dodge has alerted me to this project of his, called [...]

Delphi 10.2 Tokyo has been released!

By | 2017-03-26T10:23:13+00:00 March 26, 2017 10:22 am|Uncategorized|

Fast cross-platform development has become even more awesome with the release of Delphi 10.2 Tokyo, which includes server side support for Linux, FMX, RTL and IDE improvements, and more! I'm especially interested in the multi-threading changes to TBitmap, TCanvas and TContext3D on mobile, as well as the threading changes on Android, and database support enhancements, and am looking forward [...]

Some stuff about Delphi 10 Seattle

By | 2017-02-16T18:02:35+00:00 November 19, 2015 7:08 pm|Uncategorized|

This isn't quite what I'd call a review; it's more like: I've been using Delphi 10 Seattle for a while now, and this is what I've liked, or found interesting :-) I've been very slightly behind the changes that have been happening with Delphi, so forgive me if I mention something that was included in [...]

Moving controls into view when the virtual keyboard is shown, revisited

By | 2017-02-16T18:02:36+00:00 November 19, 2015 6:16 pm|Uncategorized|

Just over 2 years ago, I posted this article: http://delphi.radsoft.com.au/2013/10/moving-controls-into-view-when-the-virtual-keyboard-is-shown/ Well, a little water has passed under the bridge since then, in terms of the changes to Delphi (I think I used XE5 for that article?), and in terms of my thinking. A recent task at work had me thinking there could be a more [...]

XE8.. bringing 64 bit goodness to iOS

By | 2015-04-13T09:51:06+00:00 April 13, 2015 9:51 am|Uncategorized|

RAD Studio XE8 has recently been released, and with it comes support for compiling your iOS apps for 64 bit devices. Now, if only I had one! Looks like I'll be bugging my girlfriend to borrow her phone for testing on the device ;-) There's also a stack other new features and bug fixes. Check [...]

Delphi… Out Of This World!

By | 2017-02-16T18:02:36+00:00 November 17, 2014 3:58 pm|Uncategorized|

Back in 2002, a developer named Kristofer Skaug posted in the Delphi forums about a project he was working on. I don't recall seeing the post myself, however it came as no surprise when I learned of where that project is now. The people at Embarcadero tell the rest of the story, here: Embarcadero Delphi [...]

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