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Associate Product Manager, InterBase and Product Evangelist RAD tools.

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Launch of South African Delphi User Group Last year saw Embarcadero head to South Africa for the first time with two events organised in partnership with Developer Connections (our local partner for South Africa). Due to the success of the events, Dr Glenn Wylie (Director of Partner Sales covering South Africa & Sub Sahara Africa) promised he would get David I to join us for the next visit; and true to his word, last week, David I and myself had the pleasure of heading to South Africa for two events hosted excellently again by De...

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Events? Following on from the 17th Birthday of Delphi this week, I've had a few people ask me about up-coming events. :-) Embarcadero Events The best place to find out about events and webinars Embarcadero are running is via the events page of the website. You can also get email notifications, which you can manage notifications through your EDN account settings. https://members.embarcadero.com/editaccount.aspx; so keep an eye on your emails too. We have a lot of Delphi, C++ Builder and FireMonke...

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Biz Flow - 3D Fish Facts Editor for FireMonkey This example shows how to make a FireMonkey 3D filing card system for editing data on Fish Facts. (As seen on Delphi's 17th Birthday webinar) Follow this link for the code for BizFlow http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28751 For the video replay of BizFlow click here. http://youtu.be/TbIgGRWGA-I [caption id="attachment_115" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Biz Flow - FireMonkey 3D Fish Facts Editor"][/caption]...
TMS Components Video - Windows, Mac, iOS - Same Code! Back in December, David I blogged on the release of the TMS Instrumentation WorkShop for FireMonkey This brand new component set for FireMonkey works on Windows, Mac and iOS with the same code base and is a true FireMonkey citizen. Moving on from this there is also a video showing the code in action and live on Windows, Mac and iOS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BKrAqNsU80&feature=share This isn't your typical video, it really is a camera pointed at each LIVE device, rather than ...

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New Remote Debugging and Deployment in XE2 One fantastic new feature in XE2 is the new remote debugger and deployment options. With FireMonkey bringing in multi-platform development from the IDE, the R&D guys have had to come up with new ways to debug remotely (lets face it, MAC apps are not made to run on Windows! - so we need to bridge the gap some how). The great news is that they have not only made it easy to debug MAC apps from Rad Studio (Delphi and C++ Builder), they have also made it easier to deploy and test to remote win...

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Introduction to Mobile Connectors Mobile Connectors is a fantastic technology that enable you to write your business server, and then get proxy connection files automatically for iOS (Objective C), Android (Java), Blackberry (Java), Windows Mobile 7 (C#) without having to write another line of code! The proxy files take the pain of having to write all the connections for REST servers away giving you a full set of files that implement seamlessly into your business applications, no matter what language your writing in. Mobil...
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FireMonkey ONLINE Join me for FireMonkey in Action ONLINE! – 21/22 December 2011 In these demo-led technical sessions you will learn how to... Create stunning business applications with FireMonkey and apply it to new or existing applications Create a single application and target both Windows and OS X Connect any visual element to any type of data using LiveBindings Session 1 21 December 2011 0600 San Francisco 1400 London 1500 Frankfurt / Paris 1700 Moscow 1930 Mumbai Register Now! Sess...

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The show must go on.... Well today was a FIRST! There was I, happily chatting away Live on 24 hours of Delphi and the building had to be evacuated due to a Fire Alarm. However, thanks to wi-fi, I was able to stay online. [caption id="attachment_93" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="FireMonkey very LIVE!"][/caption] The wonders of Modern Technology...... To find out what is happening next on 24 hours of Delphi, visit this link here....

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Documentation Insight with XE2 One feature you might not have heard of between the headline acts of FireMonkey, LiveBindings, VCL Styles, 64 Compilation and Mobile Connectors is a fantastic update for documentation. In Delphi XE2 you now have Documentation Insight Express - a great tool (available under the Tools menu) that allows you to document your code as you go. Document express uses XML to leave comments in your code that are then available alongside code completion. VERY handy for sharing your work around teams, ...

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Stockholm with FireMonkey Live - Upgrade Amnesty Yesterday I was in Stockholm for another FireMonkey Live event. During the day we looked at some really practical pointers for getting FireMonkey into real world applications and linking to some Delphi, C++ Builder and also Java / C# backend services. A number of these sessions are now available as recordings via the blogs or by visiting http://www.youtube.com/DelphiABall At the event we had around 40 developers. with people signing up on the day to take advantage of the current update amn...

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