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Photos of September Delphi Events: London and Utrecht Delphi User Group Meeting, London A couple of weeks ago I was in London for personal reasons and teamed up with the UK Developers Group to attend their monthly meeting and talk about Delphi. I offered an introductory talk, some in depth on RAD Server compared to other web service technologies, plus some FireMonkey and VCL insights, and a deep dive on some advanced features of the Delphi language. This was a very nice event set up in a pub (and including the pub's food) in Camden. Here ar...

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How To Design a Great UI - Part 1 How do you design a user interface (UI) to be understandable and easy to interact with? In this series, I’ll give some thoughts on good design, combined with examples. This series is intended as practical UI design advice for small teams or individual developers. Many larger teams or companies have UX staff who can advise or run the process of UI design. Typically, a UI design process would be involved as part of the feature development process, something like: UI design requirements gathere...
Blogs on Embarcadero Community: Multi Tier Development and Enterprise SKU I haven't blogged much here in September, because I wrote two blog posts on the Embarcadero community site (given they were more official blog posts -- I generally blog on my personal blogs and the content is surfaced on the Embarcadero community): Build Flexible and Robust Apps with a Multi-Tier Architecture at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/build-flexible-and-robust-apps-with-a-multi-tier-architecture: this blog post covers the evolution from client/server architectur...
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Get the Competitive Edge with FireUI The Market Today To stay relevant, be successful and reach users, mobile app developers need to develop multi-device apps. Looking at the latest mobile OS market share stats, iOS and Android is split down the middle in the US, with iOS being prevalent in Japan and Android in Germany (stats from statcounter.com).   US: iOS ~53% Android ~47%   Germany: iOS ~27% Android ~72%   Japan: iOS ~67% Android ~33%       Looking at the stats above illustrates...
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Deep Delphi Discussions Everyone knows Delphi is the best Rapid Application Development tool. Delphi, C++Builder, and RAD Studio set the standard that everyone else is still trying to follow. Nothing will get you to market quicker with a great native experience for your users. Delphi is also a top choice for large, long lived, and complex applications. Many of these are line of business applications that automate the internal operations of so many companies. I’ve worked on or seen a few of these large scale line of bu...

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