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New in XE3: FireMonkey "TPlatform" refactored as a registry of services

RAD Studio XE3 is a very solid release to me. There are no new compilers since XE2, but there are many new features plus improvements in performance and architecture. This is quite obvious when looking into source code and refactorings of the second edition of FireMonkey framework, now called "FM2", and originally introduced in RAD [...]

Custom FireMonkey "TSimpleTriangle" component

Have you ever written a component in Delphi? Reusable components are the corner-stone of rapid application development and important part of Delphi success on the market. Being able to manipulate an instance of a class at design-time is where Delphi shines!
One day I was looking at mocking up a FireMonkey turn-based board game. A screen [...]

FireMonkey in Lier (Belgium)

FireMonkey is busy;-)
I’m just back from Belgium where I was presenting FireMonkey, Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 in Lier at the event organized by Embarcadero-Benelux and PeopleWare. PeopleWare work closely with Embarcadero providing Delphi expertise to customers in Belgium.

There are a lot discussions among developers which technologies to choose and to me it is becoming [...]

FireMonkey in Hoofddorp (NL) and Prague (CZ)

Go FireMonkey! That seems to be my motto recently. On the road again. Yesterday I was doing RAD Studio XE2 / Delphi XE2 / FireMonkey event in Hoofddorp in the Netherlands and it was big fun!

Today I was presenting in Prague and probably for the first in a regular cinema:-)

Everybody gets it! You only [...]

FireMonkey Classic "Deep Space" Starfield Simulation in 3D

Yesterday I was playing with implementing "parallax" starfield simulation in a Delphi XE2 iOS HD project as documented here. To be honest at the beginning my plan was to implement a classic "deep space" starfield simulation, but could not find any code samples, so decided to go for a simpler "parallax" approach.
I have posted my [...]

A Cool Parallax Starfield Simulation Using FireMonkey

There is nothing like writing demo projects. Whenever I see an interesting piece of code, does not really matter in which language, I’m thinking about moving it to Delphi. Delphi XE2 is all about cross-platform and mobile development, so "moving to Delphi" specifically means for me these days "moving to Delphi iOS mobile app".
Every framework [...]

FireMonkey Strikes Back!

I’m back from Philips High Tech Campus in Eindhoven where Embarcadero Benelux was hosting the event on creating Mac and mobile iOS applications with Delphi XE2 and FireMonkey.

It was my first time to demonstrate deploying FireMonkey applications to physical devices: my new iPad and my iPhone. With "TScaledLayout" component it was possible to have [...]

Bezier Surface Visualization (from Turbo Pascal to Delphi FireMonkey)

Today I have been presenting "FireMonkey 3D Programming" session on the SDE event in Zeist in the Netherlands. Bob Swart was so kind and invited me to present on the first session of the day in the "Delphi" conference track and I wanted to prepare a brand new demo to show off the power of [...]

Delphi Developer Days 2012 in Amsterdam today and tomorrow

I’m just sitting at the first day of Delphi Developer Days 2012 workshop organized by Cary Jensen and Marco Cantu in the city centre of Amsterdam. This is the second stop of the tour. Earlier this week DDD 2012 were delivered in London and next stops are Washington DC, Chicago, Frankfurt and Rome. Check out [...]

Delphi event in Romania for the first time ever!

The history is happening right now, right here! I’m just back from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Yesterday it was a pure pleasure to present "RAD Studio XE2 in Action LIVE!" to the crowd of enthusiastic developers. It looks it was the first Delphi/C++Builder event ever in Romania!

The audience was very technical and positive. There [...]

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