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C++Builder code snippet - get current name for Windows, OSX and iOS

I was reading a StackOverflow question and answer in the Delphi group and spotted this one: "How to get the currently logged in username". Here is a C++Builder XE5 version of similar coding that gets the logged in user name Windows and Mac OSX. For iOS the code gets the iPhone’s name using the Objective-C [...]

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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C++Builder XE5 3D app for iOS - rotating Earth and Mars

In this blog post we’ll take a quick look at 3D iOS application programming using C++Builder XE5 Update 2. This application will contain two rotating planets - Earth and Mars using TSphere, TTextureMaterialSource and TFloatAnimation components. The rotation will be controlled by a TSwitch and the camera Z axis position will be controlled using a [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

isocpp.org video and on-demand links for C++11

There are great C++11 video links posted on the isocpp.org web site. Members of the C++11 community write blog entries with links to there videos.  A recent set of videos has appeared by Vittorio Romero. He has created 4 videos so far focused on some of his favorite C++ 11 features.

Dive into C++11—Arkanoid clone in [...]

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