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Appmethod nominated in the "CTIA Awards Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms" category We've just heard that Embarcadero's Appmethod has been nominated as one of 5 finalists in the CTIA Awards "Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms" category. The Super Mobility Week conference takes place September 9, 10 & 11, 2014 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. To vote for Appmethod in the "Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms" category go to http://ctiait.ctia.org/awards/2014/public/index.cfm/viewEntry/567. Voting is very easy and will ta...

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DataSnap "Simple Calculator" REST demo It was so much fun to create one of the "Developer Skills Sprint" sessions last week. During the live Q'n'A session I have promised to make the source code of my DataSnap "Simple Calculator" REST server and client projects available. Here it is! It is now available from the Code Central at http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/29915 A few years ago, back in the Delphi XE time frame, I have created a series of DataSnap "Delphi Labs". The source code of these Delphi Labs has been updated to Delphi...
Developer Skill Sprint: Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Roman Yankovsky Today's developer skill sprint is "Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) with Roman Yankovsky". Roman Yankovsky is one of our Embarcadero MVPs in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Roman gave an overview of his DelphiSpec library for automated testing and also mentioned Gherkin "a Business Readable, Domain Specific Language that lets you describe software’s behavior without detailing how that behavior is implemented." Here are the links that Roman included at the end of his skill sprint presentation: ...
Embarcadero's CodeRage 9 Online C++ & Object Pascal Developer Conference - October 28-30, 2014 - Call for Papers now open You're invited to be a part of the CodeRage 9 Online C++ and Object Pascal Developer Conferences (http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage/) to be held October 28-30, 2014. The theme for this year's CodeRage conference is "You are the Developers of Things; Everything!" The conference will cover development topics for the Object Pascal and C++ programming languages with Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio and Appmethod. Sessions about multi-device platform development and other programming tips, tri...
Jens Fudge's two passions come together using App Tethering Jens Fudge, Delphi developer in Denmark, sent me a link to his latest blog post. The post starts out with "I have two passions. I really love archery and I really love programming." How can you not continue reading? Jens then talks about using XE6 to create a FireMonkey app that runs on Windows and OSX to track the time that archers have to shoot all of their arrows. Then his post gets even more exciting! "But the coolest change I made to this not very advanced software was adding a remote contr...
Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 4 Slides and Replays Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Lesson 4 - Building Powerful Multi-tier, Multi-device Applications using DataSnap REST/JSON This lesson will show you how to create multi-tier applications (in some cases with zero lines of code) that work with your mobile applications. In this lesson, you will learn how to create middle-tier server applications containing business logic and access to remote enterprise SQL databases. This lesson will also show you how to use the same MastSQL.GDB database in the midd...
Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 3 Slides and Replays Monday, July 14, 2014: Lesson 3 - Accessing Local Storage and Data In this lesson, we explore local storage covering a range of options including using INI files and local document storage. This lesson will also show how to use FireDAC database access components to connect to and use local SQLite, InterBase IBLite and IBToGo. You will understand the core concepts when writing and reading from disk on iOS and Android. Lesson 3 Slides You can download the slides (PPTX and PDF) slides for ...
Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 2 Slides, Projects and Replays Wednesday, July 9, 2014: Lesson 2 - Turning up the Style and Data! In lesson 2, we explore how to style controls in your iOS and Android application, start to work with data and manage the link between user interface and model/data. This session will also explore more components and discover the concept of Interfaces and learn how they help you make your code multi-platform ready. Then, we will look at how to use Interfaces in our applications to write code that will work on multiple devices....
Developer Direct 2014 Mobile School: Lesson 1 Slides, Projects and Replays Monday, July 7, 2014: Lesson 1 - Hello World! - My First Multi-Device App In this lesson, you will create your first mobile application. Learn how to get your IDE (Integrated Development Environment) set up, configured and ready for the rest of the series. The homework for the lesson is to follow the example on the resource links to build your first "Hello World" application on iOS and Android. Lesson 1 Slides and Projects You can download the Lesson 1 slides (PPTX and PDF) and Marine A...
Developer Skill Sprints - Remote control a Windows app from a mobile device Today's (June 3, 2014) Developer Skill Sprint by Jim McKeeth shows you how to use App Tethering to control a Windows app from a mobile device. From the DocWiki: The RTL provides new App Tethering components to give your applications the ability to interact with other applications running either on the same machine or on a remote machine. You can use App Tethering in your VCL and FireMonkey applications. Using App Tethering, your applications can: Discover other applications that support a...

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