C++

Using Custom Endpoints to create a BaaS enabled Desktop application for sending notifications to your mobile apps

I previously wrote a blog post on how to send notifications via our BaaS (Backend as a Service) support in Delphi to your mobile devices on iOS and Android. This blog post assumes that you followed the steps in my previous blog post and in the referenced docwiki articles. In this post, I thought I would cover how to send notifications from BaaS enabled FireMonkey or VCL Desktop apps to your…
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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…
C++

Customizing and Creating VCL Styles

Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio include various VCL styles out of the box. These can be used for your Windows applications and customized via the included Bitmap Style Designer (Tools->Bitmap Style Designer). You can also create a new style from scratch. The easiest way…
C++

Using the REST Debugger will help you prototype your Delphi and C++ REST apps

As part of the new addition of the REST Client Library components in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5, we also include a REST Debugger so that you can explore REST Services and use it to help prototype the property settings for your app’s REST Client components. We also provide the source code to the REST Debugger and you can build other platform versions (Win64 and OSX) of the…
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Delphi

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…
Delphi

Using the new REST Client library components to connect to Web & Cloud services (Part 2)

Author: Al M1426 This REST BaaS (Backend as a Service) client tutorial shows how to use the Embarcadero REST Library for accessing REST-based web services (REST stands for Representational State Transfer). The library is available for all platforms that are supported by Delphi. The REST Library framework focuses on JSON as the representation format. XML is not explicitly supported. In Part 1, we…
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Delphi

Simple Database and Data access in Delphi XE5 for iOS and Android

Author: Blaise Þ With the release of Delphi XE5 for iOS and Android developers now have several options for connecting to databases and data both on the devices themselves as well as via our DataSnap multi-tier technology, REST application services, REST, SOAP and XML (TXMLDocument). You can directly use SQLite, InterBase IBLite/IBToGo in your iOS and Android applications via the FireDAC…
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