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Celebrating 29 years playing with developer tools here in Scotts Valley

Today (June 17, 2014) marks 29 years working here in Scotts Valley with our developer tools. Philippe Kahn hired me and I started working for Borland International on this day in 1985. I continue to have tons of fun learning about programming, software architectures, tool chains, frameworks, devices, APIs and more. I wrote a blog [...]

Developer Skill Sprints - Remote control a Windows app from a mobile device

Today’s (June 3, 2014) Developer Skill Sprint by Jim McKeeth shows you how to use App Tethering to control a Windows app from a mobile device. From the DocWiki: The RTL provides new App Tethering components to give your applications the ability to interact with other applications running either on the same machine or on [...]

Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15 - still only US for now

Several of us have Google Glass and are building and testing apps using the devices. Google posted a message on their Google+ Glass page, announcing that "Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our [...]

First Look Webinar: RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE6 - April 16!

Join John Thomas and Marco Cantù for a first look at RAD Studio XE6, Delphi XE6 and C++Builder XE6. See what’s coming for VCL/Windows and FMX multi-device development in XE6 and get ready to take your app development to the next level.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

6AM PDT San Francisco / 9AM New York / 2PM London [...]

Smartphones, Tablets and Glass - all connected inside the RAD Studio XE5 IDE

I finally got a 7 port USB hub for my MacBook Pro (Targus 7-port USB 3.0 Combo Hub. Jim McKeeth has the Anker USB 3.0 7 port hub) so that I can keep all of my target platform devices connected and switch between them when I am demoing RAD Studio XE5 for Delphi and C++. [...]

Apple CarPlay - can’t wait to try Delphi and C++Builder iOS apps

Apple announced CarPlay at the Geneva International Motor Show today starting with partnerships for Volvo, Mercedes and Ferrari (more auto partners to come) to bring the iPhone experience to cars. The CarPlay press release said that CarPlay will bring a "smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone® in the car".
A Fortune Magazine article [...]

3 weeks until CodeRage 8 C++ conference starts (February 25 and 26)

It’s three weeks until our CodeRage 8 C++ online technical conference starts. On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26 (6am to 6pm each day) C++ industry and Embarcadero technology experts will present 24 educational sessions covering C++Builder XE5 including building applications for Windows, OS X and iOS. The technical session schedule is listed at http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage/coderage-8-c-plus-plus-sessions. [...]

Controlling my Philips Hue Lights using C++Builder for iOS

Last Friday (January 31, 2014) in my blog post, "Managing my Philips Hue Lights from a C++Builder FireMonkey Desktop", I showed you how to use C++Builder XE5 to build a Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Mac OS X application to control my Philips Hue wireless LED lights. In this blog post, I will show [...]

Managing my Philips Hue Lights from a C++Builder FireMonkey Desktop

As part of our recent "Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" (https://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/programming-devices-and-gadgets) I showed developers how to use the REST Client Library components with Delphi XE5. In this blog post I’ll show you a C++Builder XE5 FireMonkey application that I built to find and control the same lights. The application uses [...]

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 [...]

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