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Tools that I use

By |2019-10-07T11:28:26+10:30October 7, 2019 11:28 am|Product highlight|

In this post, I'll be taking a look at some of the tools that I use in the process of software development that I swear by. It's not all about Delphi ;-) Before around 2011, I used to be a bit of a "it's Windows or nothing" kind of person. When I started down [...]

Integrating iOS support with Delphi’s FCM

By |2019-10-09T10:17:24+10:30October 2, 2019 7:21 am|Code tips, General tips, Patches|

Before the release of Delphi 10.3.2, Embarcadero released a patch for including FCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) for Android in your apps, and now that support is included in Delphi 10.3.2. This article describes how to include support for iOS in FCM. UPDATE: With many thanks to Antonello Carlomagno, the iOS implementation now has been [...]

Using iOS simulators with Delphi

By |2019-08-07T18:09:08+10:30August 7, 2019 6:05 pm|General tips|

If you're starting with a newer version of Xcode on the Mac, you will find that the iOS simulators supplied will not work with Delphi (as at version 10.3.2). In this article I describe the procedure for working with the older iOS simulators. Adding older simulators in Xcode Open Xcode on the Mac, and [...]

Notarizing your macOS 64 bit apps built with Delphi

By |2019-07-26T10:49:32+10:30July 24, 2019 1:32 pm|General tips|

The recent release of RAD Studio 10.3.2 includes being able to compile your apps for macOS 64-bit, and allows you to notarize your apps right from the IDE. In this article, I cover the notarization process from end to end. What is Notarization? Notarization is the process of "signing" your macOS application so that [...]

Delphi 10.3.2 released, and introducing… Mosco!

By |2019-07-20T19:26:50+10:30July 20, 2019 7:26 pm|Uncategorized|

The latest version of Delphi Rio, 10.3.2 has been released! To coincide with the release, Delphi Worlds introduces: Mosco Mosco (an acronym for MacOS Companion) Mosco is a combination of a macOS 64-bit application and an expert (of the same name) for Delphi. Mosco has functionality that has yet to be seen: An much [...]

A fix for using TMapView on Android 9 devices

By |2019-02-17T08:50:19+10:30February 17, 2019 8:50 am|Uncategorized|

A recent report on Embarcadero's Quality Portal caught my attention today, where an app would crash if it used a TMapView on an Android 9 device. Fortunately, I had just recently updated my Nexus 5X to Android 9 (thanks to Brian Long's help), so I could investigate the problem. First thing to do was to [...]

Celebrate Delphi’s birthday with Delphi 10.3.1 update!

By |2019-02-15T07:24:36+10:30February 15, 2019 7:24 am|Uncategorized|

On February 14th, 1995, Delphi was brought into the world, and it changed the software development landscape. Now 24 years later, Delphi is still going strong, with the ability to target multiple platforms from single source. This milestone is being celebrated with the release of the first update to Delphi 10.3 Rio, which contains a [...]

Delphi 10.3 Rio has arrived!

By |2018-11-22T09:36:42+10:30November 22, 2018 9:36 am|Uncategorized|

It's time to become excited, because Delphi 10.3 Rio has been released! Rather than go over all the new features here, please refer to the Embarcadero website, and the docwiki for a full list. Of special interest to me are: The out-of-the-box support for Android API 26+, so if you're using Rio, there's no longer [...]