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Embarcadero's June 2018 Cool App Winner is MalyKangurek POS

Years ago I worked at a company that maintained a Point of Sale (POS) system written in Delphi. I wasn’t involved in that project (I was developing a medication management system for an assisted living facility), but talking with some of the developers that were working on it I learned that Delphi is very popular in many different vertical markets, specifically Point of Sale systems. So…
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Use the Source!

One of the great things about Delphi is not only is it written in Delphi (mostly), but it ships with the VCL, RTL, & FMX source code. You can use this source code in lots of different ways, which I’ll cover in a bit, but sometimes it is a matter of finding the source…
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BVS Solitaire Collection is Embarcadero Cool App Winner for May

Anyone who loves playing with deck of cards knows solitaire. And no matter how advanced the technology is, it will always be played. That is why I’m thrilled to see BVS Solitaire Collection by BVS Development as our May 2018 cool app winner. It is an award-winning multi-featured collection of solitaire card games that includes over 510 variations. It features both old-time favorites (like…
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SHA Hash with C++Builder and Delphi

I’ve always been fascinated by encryption & compression, but my favorite is probably the cryptographic hash function. A hash function is a one-way algorithm that takes an input of any size and always produces the same size output. It is one-way in that there is…
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3D Credits Scroll with Delphi

A little fun with Delphi for today’s Star Wars day! This is a pretty simple 3D form with a 3D layout at an angle, and then a 2D layout with text and images is animated up the 3D layout. The only code is populating the labels as the animation kicks off automatically. Download the code and run the full credit scroll, or change the message to share with your friends. It is FireMonkey, and while I…
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BEAM is Embarcadero's March Cool App Winner

Woll2Woll’s BEAM (Beacon External Advanced Mapper)makes RAD Server’s BeaconFence technology so much more flexible, and it is the March 2018 Winner of our Cool App contest. With RAD Server and BeaconFence it is easy to create an application that accurately tracks…