Delphi

Lazy Form Creation Design Pattern

Author: Pawe Gowacki One of the most important things about any application, and especially mobile apps, is short start-up time. End user does not like to wait for too long for an app to start. In some cases, if the start-up time is excessively long a mobile app may not be accepted into an app store. I have been building a lot of mobile apps recently for both Android and iOS in Delphi and found…
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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

You can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows apps

Author: Michael Gillen Sensor support was originally added to Delphi a year ago. The sensor APIs are defined in the System.Sensors unit name scope and can be use in your Windows VCL and FM apps. This blog post will show you how you can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows applications. You’ll need a GPS device for your Windows computer (some of the recent Intel based…
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Changing FireMonkey style at runtime

Author: Pawe Gowacki Last month Sarina DuPont blogged about loading custom FireMonkey styles on a mobile device at runtime (“How to load custom styles at runtime“). That’s a very interesting approach to compile a custom style as a resource into the mobile app. This week there was another blog post by David I about the availability of the new great looking mobile FireMonkey…
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Delphi

Creating an Overflow Menu on Android

During my CodeRage 8 session I talked about creating an Action Bar with an Overflow menu, so I wanted to provide some step-by-step instructions. On Android, an Action Bar is atop(or top and bottomaligned) toolbar that is segmented into…
Delphi

My "Secure DataSnap Development" CodeRage 8 session

Author: Pawe Gowacki During my CodeRage 8 “Secure DataSnap Development” session I’m demonstrating different levels of security in DataSnap architecture. Communication Protocol: DataSnap supports three different communication protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS. Choosing the HTTPS protocol that is implemented using SSL (“Secure Sockets Layer”) adds encryption to the communication…
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