Summer 2015 Skill Sprint Round Up

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The Fall 2015 Develop Skill Sprint series is right around the corner. Be sure to check the Developer Skill Sprint registration page for a new schedule in the near future!

In the meantime, the Summer 2015 Developer Skill Sprints series is freely available on demand!


Using the New Native HTTP Client Libraries
Learn how to use the new native HTTP client libraries that were introduced in RAD Studio XE8. The new HTTP client libraries work across Windows, OS X, iOS and Android, and include native support for SSL, GZIP encoding, etc.

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Using Azure Translator Services for Automatic Text Translation
Microsoft Translator is a WEB API that enables Automatic Translation (Machine Translation) of text between any of the 50 supported languages. This allows developers to add translation and playback of audio into your applications!

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Using InterBase Events and Change Views with Callback Functions
Learn how to use InterBase Events and Change Views to get notification of, and to collect server side data changes.

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Test Insight – integrated RAD Studio IDE Unit Testing Made Simple
Learn how to get the most from the free Test Insight tool and integrate your unit testing into RAD Studio for maximum productivity.

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Taking Beacons to the Next Level with BeaconFence
We look at the use of Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons and the new BeaconFence, beacon fencing solution for developers, announced by Embarcadero. Beacons (iBeacon and AltBeacon) and Beacon Fencing are used in retail, manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare and entertainment venues just to name a few use cases. During this developer skill sprint you'll learn how to create beacon maps, beacon zones and how to create beacon fencing applications for iOS, Android and OSX.

What is BeaconFence? BeaconFence is the new developer proximity solution available from Embarcadero. BeaconFence allows you to
•    Build mobile apps that deliver precise “GPS-Free” indoor/outdoor user location tracking and events
•    Create radial and rectangular zones for any physical location and layout
•    Visually draw the layout of a physical location and beacon placement
•    Track location information down to inches
•    Track intersections, enters, and exits with callback events

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IDE Integrated Project Source Code Control using Subversion, Mercurial and Git
Learn how to get the most from the IDE integrated project source control to work with Subversion, Git and Mercurial.

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Using Dependency Injection for Maintainable Code
Come learn the secrets of dependency injection and how to use it to achieve more maintainable code.

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Effective LiveBindings from Forms to Code

Learn the effective use of LiveBindings from Forms to Code. Includes an overview of LiveBindings and the LiveBinding components. Examples of how to use Custom Expressions and create LiveBindings to objects from code. As always, lots of samples and resources to keep you going.

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Delphi Anonymous Methods And C++11 Lambdas

I am doing a Developer Skill Sprint this Tuesday, September 22, 2015, titled "Delphi Anonymous Methods and C++11 Lambdas: When to use them and not use them". This blog post contains some of my notes and resource links for my skill sprint.

What will be covered?

  • Delphi Anonymous Methods
  • C++11 Lambdas
  • Parallel Programming Library
  • When to use them / When not to use them

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App to Store: Build and Publish to iOS App Store and Google Play

Learn the ins and outs of submitting your app to Apple's App Store, Amazon Appstore and Google Play.

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Brian Alexakis is a Product Marketing Manager at Embarcadero Technologies. He is focused on leveraging the connected world of technology to build new experiences for the Internet of Things.


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