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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 [...]

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 [...]

C++Builder XE5 iOS RSS feed reader app

Last year, Marco Cantu created a Delphi for iOS/Android feed reader app (YouTube video). In this blog post I’ll show you how to create a C++ iOS RSS feed reader app using C++Builder XE5 update 2. In the demo project I will be using the isocpp.org blog RSS feed (http://isocpp.org/blog/rss) and the Embarcadero technology blog [...]

Using the REST Debugger will help you prototype your Delphi and C++ REST apps

As part of the new addition of the REST Client Library components in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5, we also include a REST Debugger so that you can explore REST Services and use it to help prototype the property settings for your app’s REST Client components. We also provide the source code to the [...]

Some cool FireMonkey multi-device components…

There are many available Delphi and C++Builder components that will let you build cool desktop and mobile applications, fast. Here are just a few of the many component sets for FireMonkey.

TMS Software - Components for FireMonkey including TMS Cloud Pack for FireMonkey, TMS Component Studio for FireMonkey, TMS Grid for FireMonkey filters, TMS Instrumentation WorkShop [...]

Riding the waves with REST and C++Builder for iOS

Last month, John Thomas (JT) and Sarina Dupont wrote blog posts showing you how to use the new REST Client Library components in your Delphi XE5 VCL and FM applications. JT and Sarina both built examples that use the SpitCast web site (http://www.spitcast.com/) REST API(s) to query surf spots and locations. In this blog post [...]

Devices and Gadgets I am working with

On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, this blog is about the devices and gadgets that I have. I expect to read about all sorts of new devices and gadgets that will be announced at this year’s CES show. I used some of these devices and gadgets in my developer [...]

The year in review (2013) and the year ahead (2014)

Happy New Year! Last year we delivered more new platform, language, component and library support than we ever had before. We had our largest CodeRage Delphi conference ever. We visited more cities and developers than ever before. The momentum continues into 2014 with more platforms, more technology and more improvements in our Delphi, C++Builder, RAD [...]

Counting down to the end of 2013…special offers end when the year ends

We’re here at work counting down the hours minutes and seconds until the end of 2013. It has been another great year for developers who use our products. During 2013 we’ve added support for the iOS (Delphi and C++Builder) and Android (Delphi with C++Builder to come before winter ends) mobile platforms. The R&D team has [...]

Endorse RAD Studio in the DeveloperWeek 2014 Mobile Dev Tools category awards

DeveloperWeek 2014 takes place in San Francisco, February 15-21, 2014. Jim McKeeth and I are both speaking at the conference. DeveloperWeek 2014 Conference & Expo will assign 15+ developer technology awards based on the number of crowd endorsements of technology profiles in the Developer industry. The technology with the most endorsements in each Product [...]

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