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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 [...]

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
Times:

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 [...]

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 [...]

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
Working with Native [...]

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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