An other weeks of blogs about Delphi and RAD Studio, while I'm in Barcelona (Spain) for the Mobile World Congress that kicks off tomorrow, and were Embarcadero has a booth to showcase its mobile development solution.
Some blogs posts during the past week:
- Pawel's Lazy Form Creation has similarities with my simple splash screen form, but he explains the idea in more details at blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki/2014/02/19/40191/
- Speaking of splash screens, there is a nie way to add a real one to your Android app by tweaking the manifest as you can read at www.fmxexpress.com/add-a-splash-screen-with-the-android-manifest-for-delphi-xe5-firemonkey-apps/. Not 100% sure if this work with older versions of Android, but certainly worth exploring (and adding to RAD Studio...)
- Another Friday design by Thierry at blogs.embarcadero.com/tlaborde/2014/02/20/fmxtime-mobile-application-developed-with-delphi-xe5/
- If you want to see how you can build a custom shared object (SO) library in C/C++ on Android and call it from Delphi, either learn Japanese or jump to Google translate pointing to blogs.embarcadero.com/teamj/2014/02/21/4270/ (Great post, sorry for the irony)
There has been a lot of discussion around Delphi content that was pulled off stackoverflow, including some on the Delphi IDE and language. Jim saved some at delphi.org/2014/02/hidden-features-in-the-delphi-object-pascal-language/. Some of these are indeed interesting... I guess I'll have to double check all of them for the book I'm writing. (Oh, did I just mention I'm writing a book? Yes, I did.)
The last link I wanted to refer you to is the "Delphi Migration Center" collection os resources at www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/migration-upgrade-center. If you have old Delphi code you plan moving to newer versions (and there are many reasons to do so, including moving off Windows XP before April) that is a good collection. In any case, I'm going to cover some of this in a March webinar. Stay tuned.
PS. Next week I'm in Barcelona, and later Alicante. If you do any C++ remember checking the C++ edition of CodeRage 8, starting Wednesday. And if you have friends who are C++ programmers, invite them to the free online conference. More C++Builder for iOS and all other platforms (beside Android, which is coming soon). The link is www.embarcadero.com/coderage. I have a session on DataSnap, similar to th one I did the for Delphi side of the event.