Hidden away on Google+ is this excellent walkthrough by Paul Foster on how to call Java methods from an XE5 Android application. There’s also a teaser from Brian Long in the comments of that Google+ post that he has a much simpler method that he’ll demonstrate at CodeRage 8.… Continue reading ›
The “For in” style of enumeration in Delphi was introduced in Delphi 2005. The idea is to make enumeration over a collection of things easier and cleaner by removing the need for the iterator variable, removing the code for indexing and removing the code for boundary checking.… Continue reading ›
FireMonkey provides access to three dimensional object creation and manipulation. While it is fun to build complex objects by connecting together the supplied primitives (Rectangle, Cone, Sphere, etc.) this could get very tedious so I want to explore creating more complex objects directly in code.… Continue reading ›
Are you having problems getting and setting individual pixels in your Delphi XE3 FireMonkey program ? I’ll discuss how to do it and provide code samples.… Continue reading ›
XML. It seems that most developers either love it or hate it. However you feel about it, XML is wide-spread enough that every Delphi developer is likely to reckon with it some time during their career.… Continue reading ›
Do you remember Bold for Delphi, the model driven architecture and object persistence framework that was first developed by Boldsoft, then purchased by Borland and included in Delphi 7 Architect?
Over the last couple of years, I have been making more use of nested types to organise how my code (behaviour) is organised in an application. If some application behaviour (encapsulated in class A) is part of a broader behaviour (encapsulated in class B), then I will at least consider nesting class A within class B.… Continue reading ›