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My "Sip from the Firehose" blog has moved to the new Embarcadero Community blog…

Just a note - this is the last blog post on my EDN Wordpress blog server. We have migrated all of our blog posts over to the new Community 3.0’s EasyBlog Joomla module. You will find all of our future and past blog posts http://community.embarcadero.com/blogs. You will find my "Sip from the Firehose" blog at http://community.embarcadero.com/index.php/blogs/blogger/listall/sipfromthefirehose.
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Appmethod nominated in the "CTIA Awards Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms" category

We’ve just heard that Embarcadero’s Appmethod has been nominated as one of 5 finalists in the CTIA Awards "Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms" category. The Super Mobility Week conference takes place September 9, 10 & 11, 2014 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
To vote for Appmethod in the "Mobile Applications, Development & [...]

Developer Skill Sprint: Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Roman Yankovsky

Today’s developer skill sprint is "Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Roman Yankovsky". Roman Yankovsky is one of our Embarcadero MVPs in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Roman gave an overview of his DelphiSpec library for automated testing and also mentioned Gherkin "a Business Readable, Domain Specific Language that lets you describe software’s behavior without detailing how that behavior [...]

Embarcadero’s CodeRage 9 Online C++ & Object Pascal Developer Conference - October 28-30, 2014 - Call for Papers now open

You’re invited to be a part of the CodeRage 9 Online C++ and Object Pascal Developer Conferences
(http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage/) to be held October 28-30, 2014.
The theme for this year’s CodeRage conference is "You are the Developers of Things; Everything!"
The conference will cover development topics for the Object Pascal and C++ programming languages with Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio [...]

Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 4 Slides and Replays

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Lesson 4 - Building Powerful Multi-tier, Multi-device Applications using DataSnap REST/JSON

This lesson will show you how to create multi-tier applications (in some cases with zero lines of code) that work with your mobile applications. In this lesson, you will learn how to create middle-tier server applications containing business logic and [...]

Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 3 Slides and Replays

Monday, July 14, 2014: Lesson 3 - Accessing Local Storage and Data

In this lesson, we explore local storage covering a range of options including using INI files and local document storage. This lesson will also show how to use FireDAC database access components to connect to and use local SQLite, InterBase IBLite and IBToGo. You [...]

Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 2 Slides, Projects and Replays

Wednesday, July 9, 2014: Lesson 2 - Turning up the Style and Data!

In lesson 2, we explore how to style controls in your iOS and Android application, start to work with data and manage the link between user interface and model/data. This session will also explore more components and discover the concept of Interfaces and [...]

Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 1 Slides, Projects and Replays

Monday, July 7, 2014: Lesson 1 - Hello World! - My First Multi-Device App

In this lesson, you will create your first mobile application. Learn how to get your IDE (Integrated Development Environment) set up, configured and ready for the rest of the series. The homework for the lesson is to follow the example on the [...]

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 [...]

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