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Chris Rolliston blog post - how to read and write image metadata using Delphi XE5

Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently created a Delphi Android app, "Exif Inspector", that reads and writes metadata information for images (jpeg, tiff and psd) using his open source Delphi library "CCR Exif". The Android app is available in Google Play.

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Read his blog post at http://delphihaven.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/ccr-exif-v1-5-3-android-app-in-google-play/
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TMS Software blog: Two lines of code to add QR, UPC, EAN code scanning to your iOS Delphi apps

I love it when I can write fewer lines of code and get something done in my applications. I love it even more if I only have to write one or two lines of user-written code to add major functionality to my applications. Here is a cool blog post by TMS Software showing you how [...]

Wednesday, February 12 - RAD in Action webinars "Unit Testing in Delphi" with Nick Hodges

Next Wednesday, Nick Hodges, Embarcadero MVP and author of the new book, "Coding in Delphi", will present "RAD in Action: Unit Testing in Delphi" in 3 live online sessions.
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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6AM San Francisco / 9AM New York / 2PM London / 3PM Milan
11AM San Francisco / 2PM New York / 7PM London / [...]

Planning a vacation? Do it mobile REST Client style using C++Builder and Delphi

I am planning a vacation during my wife’s winter break. To remind me of the number of days until I leave and to be able to see what’s happening with the weather, I’ve built an iOS mobile application using C++Builder and Delphi (I finished the code for both versions and posted this blog while I [...]

1 billion smartphones in 2013 - massive opportunities for Delphi and C++Builder developers

Several analyst firms predicted that by 2013 more than 1 billion smartphones would be shipped. ABI Research said the number would be 1.4 billion smartphones would be active around the world. The 1 billion smartphones shipped number happened, according to the latest IDC smartphone research business wire release. Quoted from the IDC release: "According to [...]

Windows XP end of life April 8, 2014 - easily move your Delphi and C++ apps forward

It’s 2014. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP (Microsoft recently announced that they will continue to provide virus warnings until summer 2015). By moving, now, to RAD Studio XE5, Delphi XE5 and C++Builder XE5 you can move your apps forward to Windows 7 and 8 and take advantage of many of [...]

Google Glass for the Delphi developer spectacle wearers like me :)

Google has announced availability of Google Glass frames for prescription glass wearers like me. They will also have sunglasses for those who want cool shades. Four prescription frames, , called the "Titanium collection", are available today for $225 each minus lenses ($150 for sunglasses). My VSP vision program will also pay for some of the [...]

FireMonkey and VCL Styles - articles, blogs, videos, docs and examples

I’ve been receiving emails from developers asking for information and links about learning more about styles in their VCL and FireMonkey Delphi and C++ apps. I’ve put together a list of some of the many articles, blog posts and videos to help you learn more about styles.
Embarcadero DocWiki

Customizing FireMonkey Applications with Styles - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Customizing_FireMonkey_Applications_with_Styles
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Chris Rolliston blog posts - Loading the app’s icon into a TImage (Windows/Android)

Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently wrote two blog posts with source code showing you how to load your application’s ICON into an FMX TImage component forAndroid and Windows. The code contains an "AppIconLoader" that you can use in your Delphi projects. You can find the two posts [...]

Some interesting RESTful web services to explore with Delphi and C++Builder

With the new REST Client Library components for Delphi and C++, you can build desktop (Windows and Mac OS X) and mobile (iOS and Android) applications that leverage a wide range of Internet REST/JSON functionality. In my REST component use I’ve found a bunch of cool web services site. As I’ve written in past blog [...]

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