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Developer Skill Sprints for Q3 2015 - The programming fun starts Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Q3 2015 - Developer Skill Sprints: Code, Test, Version Control, Deployment and More
This latest season of Developer Skill Sprints focuses on programming tips and techniques most requested by attendees of the past 72 skill sprints we’ve already presented. This quarter we’ll take your developer skills to an even higher level and also get you ready [...]

Delphi VCL and FireMonkey: eBooks, Books, Tutorials and Courseware - a collection of links

We are often asked where developers and teachers can find books, courseware and tutorials available today that cover Delphi programming and Multi-Device FireMonkey app development. The great news is that there are more and more books appearing on Amazon, Lulu and online. Here is my latest list of books, courseware and tutorials from book shopping [...]

How to vibrate iOS and Android phones using FireMonkey and XE8

Pawel Glowacki asked about how to vibrate a smartphone from Delphi code for iOS and Android. The following sample code for Delphi and FireMonkey was provided by Thierry Laborde and Williamm Wittwer from Embarcadero France:
unit Umain;


System.SysUtils, System.Types, System.UITypes, System.Classes, System.Variants,
FMX.Types, FMX.Controls, FMX.Forms, FMX.Graphics, FMX.Dialogs,
FMX.Controls.Presentation, FMX.StdCtrls

RAD Studio XE8, XCode 6.4 and iOS 8.4 - it’s safe to go in the water!

Shark Week 2015 starts on the Discovery Channel this Sunday. This week, Apple released updated Xcode (Xcode 6.4) and iOS (8.4) to support the Apple Music launch (along with other improvements and bug fixes). Within 2 minutes of the release, I got an email from several developers asking if it was safe to install these [...]

Deploying your EMS server applications for scalability and security

Yesterday I wrote about some of the RAD Studio XE8 secure computing capabilities that are supported in the product features and technologies. Robert posted a comment asking whether the EMS Console app was secure as it was using HTTP for development and debugging. This is true.  I asked our EMS R&D team members. I was [...]

The RAD Studio XE8 Summer (Northern Hemisphere) and Winter (Southern Hemisphere) of Security!

The RAD Studio XE8 Summer (Northern Hemisphere) and Winter (Southern Hemisphere) of Security!The RAD Studio XE8 Summer/Winter of Security!
This blog post contains information and links covering secure development topics for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE8 developers. You’ll find secure computing introductory topics and starting information for InterBase database, components, libraries, Backend as a Service [...]

RAD Studio XE8 runs on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158

RAD Studio XE8 (Original Release and Subscription Update 1 versions) runs on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158. The Update/Install, on my MacBook Pro running Parallels for the Mac Desktop, took a while, at least 15 minutes time (but I did not run a clock as I was working on other computers at [...]

The question is: Will the latest Xcode (6.3.2) work with Delphi XE8 Update 1?

I received an email just now from another David, saying "I haven’t found this information on your website…The question is: Will the latest Xcode (6.3.2) work with Delphi XE8 Update 1?". I have installed RAD Studio XE8 Subscription Update 1, installed the updated PAServer on my Mac to match the IDE, and I have Xcode [...]

What’s new and fixed in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE8 Subscription Update 1

Two articles on our DocWiki and Community site provide the details about what is new and fixed in the recently released RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE8 Subscription Update 1. The update is available via the registered user downloads are (both in ISO and Web install versions). You can tell if you have Update Subscription [...]

RAD in Action: Windows 10 is Coming Soon, Get Ready Now with RAD Studio XE8 - resource links

Our "RAD in Action: Windows 10 is Coming Soon: Get Ready Now with RAD Studio XE8" webinar is today, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. This blog post contains the links to additional resources that we mentioned during the webinar. The presentation team includes: David Intersimone “David I” – Embarcadero Chief Evangelist, John (JT) Thomas – Senior [...]

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