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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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RAD Studio での iOS 12 対応 この記事は Sarina DuPont による Targeting iOS 12 with RAD Studio の抄訳です。 今週初めにAppleはiOSの最新リリースであるiOS 12をリリースしました。私たちは10.2 Tokyo Release 3と10.3 Carnival BetaでiOS 12をテストしています。

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Mobile App Navigation with TTabControl RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder offer many controls to help create native mobile apps with consistent appearances that behave naturally for each platform. Today we’re going to look at the TabControl on iOS. When we develop for specific platforms like iOS and the iPhone, it’s important to adhere to that platform’s guidelines to improve the user experience, satisfaction, and adoption rates. For iPhone, those guidelines are captured in the Human Interface Guidelines, and we will specifically lo...
Beyond RAD Studio Pro: Why Developers Choose Enterprise and Architect RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder come in 3 different editions: Professional, Enterprise and Architect. Until recently we also sold some of the Enterprise features as addons for the Professional version, but that has recently been discontinued. At the same time, we’ve also added additional capabilities to these editions. This is why I felt it is worth taking a moment to recap what’s the focus of each edition, who they are aimed to, and what they offer in terms of features. Professional Editio...

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Ranorex Test Automationのご紹介 前回の続きです。 Architect版に追加されるツールとして Aqua Data Studioをご紹介しましたが、今回は、追加されるもう一つのツールである、テスト自動化ツールのRanorex Test Automationを簡単にご紹介します。 テストツールとして、RAD StudioにはDUnitがバンドルされていますが、ユニットテスト用です。一方、Ranorex Test Automationは文字通りの自動テストツールで、UIテスト向けのツールです。このような自動テストツールとして、SeleniumやMicroSoft Visual Studio Test Professionalが代表的です。 ほんのさわりですが、実際に自動テストを実行してみましょう。 起動画面です。 テストプロジェクトを作成します。マクロには、C#やVB.NETが使えます。   テストケースが作成出来たので、アプリを登録します。 Delphi/C++Builderの場合は、"Desktop"を選択します。 アプリケーションを操作すると、その内容が記録されます。 ...

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Aqua Data Studio(ADS)のご紹介 先日、次期RAD Studio Architect版について、アップデートの発表がありました。 その中で非常に興味深いツールが2つ追加されます。 一つめは、データベース管理/開発ツールであるAqua Data Studio。二つめはテスト自動化ツールのRanorex Test Automationです。 今回は、そのうちのAqua Data Studio(以後、ADS)をご紹介します。 ADSは非常に強力なデータベース開発、管理ツールです。    ADSがどのようなものか、ご紹介しましょう。まず、データベースサーバーの登録を行います。   ご覧いただけるように、様々なデータベースを使うことが出来ます。OracleやMSSQLといったエンタープライズ系から、Apache DerbyやSQLiteのような組み込み向け、そして、みんな大好き(?)なExcelもあります。  データベース開発、管理ツールとしては、一通りの機能を備えています。  ビジュアルなクエリの作成。   データベースをリバースエンジニアリン...

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Prototyping: from Vision to UX Design You have a great idea for an app, but how do you successfully get from idea to a well designed, functional app your users love? It starts with design wireframing and prototyping, a faster iterative process that requires less coding effort up front so you know what works and what needs to be improved - before you invest your hours and dollars coding. Application prototyping is an important part of application development. Since the initial release of iOS back in 2007, many mobile application focu...

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Make Your Apps Scalable and Web-Enabled This blog post accompanies the webinar Make Your Apps Scalable and Web-Enabled - Leverage your Business Logic with a Fast Flexible Multi-Tier Architecture - Using RAD Server and REST Services. Create high performance, scalable applications by adopting a multi-tier architecture. By separating the UI/presentation layer, the server and the data layer, your apps will scale more easily with changing business needs and accommodate larger numbers of users. Multi-tier architecture also allows...
Build Flexible and Robust Apps with a Multi-Tier Architecture A Multi-Tier architecture separates the UI/Presentation, the application and business logic layer, the data access layers, and the database itself in separate applications, potentially running on different computers. In this blog post we’ll examine some of the key traits of this architecture and discuss key reasons for adopting this model. Multi-tier architectures are fairly common these days and they are becoming even more relevant in today’s mobile world, given the traditional client/server m...

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