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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 [...]

Codex 1.2 Released

By |2019-03-07T06:37:11+10:30March 7, 2019 6:37 am|Uncategorized|

Yesterday, I uploaded a new version of Codex to the Github repository that has the installers. Main new changes in this version: Editor Tabs Position There's now an option (in Tools->Codex->Options) to have the editor tabs (e.g. Code | Design | History) appear on the left, just like they used to! If you also have [...]

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 [...]

Targeting Android 8 and higher

By |2018-09-07T12:18:01+10:30May 17, 2018 11:22 pm|Uncategorized|

****IMPORTANT****: Please use the solution presented in my follow-up article at this link, in preference to the one presented here. This article is retained here for reference only. From August 2018, all new apps on Google Play must target Android 8 (API level 26) or higher, and from November 2018, all app updates on [...]

A workaround for the Android app “hang” issue with Delphi 10.2.2 Tokyo

By |2017-12-27T08:29:54+10:30December 23, 2017 10:40 am|Uncategorized|

The recent Delphi 10.2.2 Tokyo release has resulted in a flurry of reports for apps on Android that "hang" when using tab transitions, or when using "wait" animations. This article offers an explanation for the issue, as well as a potential workaround. Update: As per E. Spelt's suggestion on the report, I've modified the [...]

Supporting iPhone X display with Delphi

By |2017-12-13T15:02:52+10:30November 17, 2017 5:32 pm|Uncategorized|

iPhone X has recently been released, and Delphi developers are a little in the dark about how their apps can support the new devices. This article goes some way to make a start in the right direction. Update 2: Delphi Tokyo 10.2.2 now supports the new layout on iPhone X, including launch images, so [...]

CodeRage XII is coming!

By |2017-11-03T11:56:18+10:30November 3, 2017 11:56 am|Uncategorized|

This is one CodeRage you won't want to miss. Specifically, because there are some very interesting speakers this year, including Uncle Bob Martin (author of The Clean Coder, and many others) and Steve McConnell (author of Code Complete and Software Project Survival Guide), and some sessions will be live only (i.e. without replay). CodeRage XII [...]

Making cross-platform apps with Delphi is easy

By |2017-10-27T06:33:30+10:30May 15, 2017 8:38 pm|Code tips, General tips, Uncategorized, Using APIs|

Developing software with Delphi is easy regardless of "cross-platformness", relatively speaking, in comparison to other tools I've used, however this article shows how insanely easy it can be to put together an application that runs on iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS. UPDATE: Developer Jerry Dodge has alerted me to this project of his, called [...]

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