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Webinar Replay: Simplify Data Change Tracking with InterBase

On October 17, I did an InterBase webinar on using Change Views to simplify data change tracking. Change Views allows you to reduce your network traffic, keep mobile data costs down and speed up your development time by syncing only the changes you subscribe to. As your database scales, the data tracking hurdles get larger and require complex solutions, triggers, timestamp tables and more.
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Level Up Your UI Design Skills

Author: Rebekah D You’re short on time, and cash, so where can you go to learn new skills to improve your app UIs? There are a ton of free, or nearly free, on-demand resources if you know where to look. Enroll in free, or inexpensive, Online Courses: I love taking…
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Embarcadero Releases AppAnalytics Server Source Code

What is AppAnalytics? A few years ago, Embarcadero introduced the AppAnalytics technology, a simple and effective way to add in-app analytics to VCL and FMX applications using ready-to-use components and a paid SaaS offering for the AppAnalytics backend. Since introducing…
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Dave's Thoughts on UI Design - Index

I’m a big proponent of practical, usable UIs that are easy to understand and pleasant to look at. As an ongoing series,there are a number of blogs postson UI design. How To Design a Great UI Apractical approach to taking a mockup or first cut of aUI, and improving it. Part 1looked at some basic principles of UI design, a typical UI design…
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How To Design a Great UI - Part 3

Welcome back! This is the third post on a series on practical UI design, an approach to creating usable, good-looking UIs when you are not a UX expert. In Part 1, we looked at some basic principles of UI design, a typical UI design workflow, what it means for a UI to be…
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C++ Libraries in GetIt: MurmurHash 3

An ongoing project we have is to ensure more popular, well-known C++ libraries are updated to work with C++Builder, and available to you from within GetIt, our package manager. You may have seen a post earlier this year about real-world (non-demo) apps that you can use with…
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The Delphi Compiler and UTF-8 Encoded Source Code Files With no BOM

Last week a (large) customer sent me an email indicating he was experiencing issues when compiling the same project on different machines. Turned out the difference was in the source code files format and the root cause was a unit saved as UTF-8but without a BOM. The reason? One of the developers is using Visual Studio Code… and the solution is a chancing that or using compiler flag.
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How To Design a Great UI - Part 2

Welcome back!Last time, we discussed a typical UX design flow, and how to tackle this if you do not have access to a UX designer. We also looked at some key usability principles, and saw an example ‘bad’ user interface that we will improve step by step through this…
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What’s New and Updated in GetIt for October 2018

GetIt is the package manager built into RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder. It includes 214 packages in8 different categories. 38 Library packages 121 Component packages 53 Internet of Things components 60 Trials 4 Industry Templates 2 IDE Plugins 3 Styles 26 Sample projects New and updated packages get added to GetIt all the time. Here are a few of the recent changes and the most popular…
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