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RAD Server and Enterprise Connectors

Connected Systems Many years ago I was the lead developer for a software development company that was a market leader in the leisure industry. Back in the day, we were using Delphi 3 and then Delphi 5 to create the software. The software was a complete CRM that interfaced with access control systems, card readers, ran in multiple languages, and offered everything from reservation management to…
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RAD Server and Enterprise Connectors

Connected Systems Many years ago I was the lead developer for a software development company that was a market leader in the leisure industry. Back in the day, we were using Delphi 3 and then Delphi 5 to create the software. The software was a complete CRM that interfaced…
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Video: Adding InterBase 2017 ToGo to RAD Studio 10.2

InterBase 2017 is now available for installation directly into RAD Studio via GetIt for use in Delphi and C++Builder applications across Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and also for Linux. While a Linux InterBase Server Edition has been available for many years with InterBase…
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Video: Adding InterBase 2017 ToGo to RAD Studio 10.2

InterBase 2017 is now available for installation directly into RAD Studio via GetIt for use in Delphi and C++Builder applications across Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and also for Linux. While a Linux InterBase Server Edition has been available for many years with InterBase, the introduction of the new Delphi Linux compiler in 10.2 Tokyohas ensuredthe addition of Linux as a new platform…
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Using the Floating Form Designer in Delphi

The Floating Form Designer is often commented as one of the reasons many developers still love using Delphi 7after almost 14 years. In that time Delphi has moved on a long way,firstly moving to theGalileo(docked) IDE, added unicode,64bit…
Delphi

AppTethering Leaderboard - Passing Objects Remotely and using Resources

AppTethering opens up a range of powerful features for coupled applications. Beyond the basic features for calling remote actions (which is rather cool and quick to setup) it is also possible to share resources between applications. To give you an example I have built a Scoreboard that records the best scores in a simple game. As the scores come in and the leaderboard is updated, it rebuilds the…
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Delphi

Creating an InterBase database on the fly with FireDAC

Recently I have been creating a number of applications using InterBase on iOS and Android using FireDAC components to talk to the database. One route to achieving this is by create the database file and table structure either via iSQL or using IBConsole GUI first before…
Delphi

Getting to grips with using FireMonkey Grids

Although there is a huge amount that is the same for Delphi and C++ Builder developers between VCL and FireMonkey, one thing that has changed is the FireMonkey grids. FireMonkey Grid Example After a recent question at an event, I thought I would put a little demo together to help understand some of the changes that come with the new style grid in FireMonkey. Having come from a VCL background and…
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